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Old 04-24-2006, 07:57 PM   #11566
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Hey all,

KB's set-up thats been reposted over and over is definately worth a try for you all on carpet. Its an easy mod to the bulkheads and the arms. I drilled through my arms on a drill press, but with patience and a good eye you could do it with a hand drill.

For me I made three chnages which I am sure is due to my driving style (read lack of skill). I went to 4 deg caster blocks and 17.5 lb rear springs and ati-dive. I went to 17.5 rear springs because at the Gate the rear end was trying to chatter. The 17.5 settled that down right away. At Josh's I needed to either go softer on the front spring or harder on the rear spring for more corner entry and a touch more steering, but Seaball whod run 12 packs the previous day had a different thing to try. he said go to antidive and for some reason at Joshs it was the ticket-steering went through the roof and I was just hanging on. So the next logical step to me considering the amount of steering and rotation I had was to reduce from 6 to 4 deg caster blocks. That helped me too.

Sadly I broke the car in all three quals (I broke more Sunday than going back to when I got the car when it was released!!). I was in the B-qualifier and I think I was leading on the clock in all three runs when I broke. Guys behind me made the show-so that sucks for me!!

Usually when I dial a lot of steering in the JRXS its real close to being loose-like spin out loose. Rear camber becomes critical!! But with KB's set-up-tons of [email protected]$$ is planted.

BTW-Normally at the Gate antidive takes that feeling of the car continuuing to steer through middle of corner and off away and doesnt seem to do much to turn in. I dont know why, but at Josh's it added turn in , more steering mid, but not crazy exit square up steering. Seaballls the man. KB-I dont know how you came up with this-but its good. I need a day of practice to get used to it fully though. One pack before qualifying on such a different set-up was NOT enough. By al means try Keiths set-up VERBATIM!! Copying peoples set-ups rarely work if you dont do it all!! These are just things to think about.

OH-because I broke my one and only left BK style front arm, I had to swith to 60 lb spring, 60 piston 80 wt oil instead of the 30 lb sprins, 57 pistons and 70 wt in the BK hole. Didnt feel much difference to e honest.

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Old 04-25-2006, 01:38 AM   #11567
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Could any one tell me how to get my drive-train smooth/free without buying anything (eg. any adjustments etc). Is there any essential hop-ups/ spares i should get?

Thanks for all the replys to my questions
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Old 04-25-2006, 04:53 AM   #11568
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Could any one tell me how to get my drive-train smooth/free without buying anything (eg. any adjustments etc). Is there any essential hop-ups/ spares i should get?

Thanks for all the replys to my questions

My drivetrain is box stock. I cleaned the bearings out when i built it.. and my car is going on 6 months old and stll free.


Thanks for the kind words Ray. yah, i dont post a setup too often, unless asked or unless i think iv got somthin'.

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Old 04-25-2006, 05:03 AM   #11569
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Thanks for the reply Keith Billanti.

What about spares, what seems to wear/ brake the most?
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Old 04-25-2006, 05:31 AM   #11570
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Thanks for the reply Keith Billanti.

What about spares, what seems to wear/ brake the most?
Buy a rubberneck or Pdub bumper and your breakages will be reduced to virtually zero....

For breakages I only carry arms.

For wear, I carry belts, outdrives, thrust bearings, diff rings, and shock rebuilt parts.


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Buy a rubberneck or Pdub bumper and your breakages will be reduced to virtually zero....

For breakages I only carry arms.

For wear, I carry belts, outdrives, thrust bearings, diff rings, and shock rebuilt parts.


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Old 04-25-2006, 06:14 AM   #11572
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What tire is better Sorex or Take-Offs?

What are popular in the different compounds and foam inserts?

And what rim do you run so they clear the front camber mod?
Have you ever tried Vtec tyres by LRP and Nosram? There much better than both, in terms of initial grip and longevity. Over here here in the uk we would use both cs24's and cs27's but hey it doesn't get to hot!! but both are great!!
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Thanks for the reply 2-Bad
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Hey Pooky where can i find craig x's carpet set up?
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Steaves- Run a thread search for 'Craig X Cleveland' and one of the results should be the set up you are looking for. It IS definitely on this thread, though.
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Hey Pooky where can i find craig x's carpet set up?

Plus.......If it were me I would go with the KB set-up that everybody is talking about. Unless you have a high bite track, the Craig X setup was a little wild for my taste. Our carpet track this winter wasreally a med bite track. Hollar back or PM me if you can't find what your looking for bro!!

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Old 04-28-2006, 03:21 AM   #11578
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On my JRX-S where the Hinge pin goes through the hub carriers on the front and back there is lots of movement with the hingepin going backwards and forwards. Should i just put some small washers in there to stop the movement?

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On my JRX-S where the Hinge pin goes through the hub carriers on the front and back there is lots of movement with the hingepin going backwards and forwards. Should i just put some small washers in there to stop the movement?

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I'm sursprised that there is.... how much are you talking about?
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There is about 1mm play
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