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Old 02-28-2003, 05:18 PM   #1216
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has anyone tired running a normal body ont eh tao4-ss(short wheel base)? i mean you could just cut teh wheel weels shorter to align it witht eh short wheel base right? i really don't wanna just run the mr-s or tt, i want to use my 190 bodies but mod it to fit.

would that work? has anyone tried that?

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Old 02-28-2003, 05:54 PM   #1217
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Should if the body doesn't taper too much at the waist
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Old 02-28-2003, 08:41 PM   #1218
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Protoform bodies' wheel bases are already too long... with the SS you won't be able to see rear wheels . Think of it as an aerodynamic enchancement.
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Old 02-28-2003, 08:50 PM   #1219
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waht about hpi adn tamiya bodies?

yea i'm gonna get a set of ta04-ss arms tommorrow and hook tehm up.

i don't want to buy a mr-s so i'm might get like a hpi civic?

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Old 02-28-2003, 09:05 PM   #1220
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any std body will not look right on short wheel base. I have the MR-S and I think it's an awesome body. What about the new Audi TT for SS
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Old 02-28-2003, 09:48 PM   #1221
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well i kinda like the mr-s but i don't want to spend $70CAN for it. do you think i should trade in my tamiya new 2002 nsx unpainted body or a toyota celica unpainted for a mr-s?

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The small end of the countersink is the same, the large end is larger so it will lock it into place just not sit flush with the graphite plates
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I installed the graphite towers last night, shoo goo the rear to the diff cases. I did notice on the rear graphite shock towers that it sits very low. It almost looks as if the bottom of the rear towers is touching the rings on the derlin outdirves. Has anyone notice this?
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Yes I took the dremel to mine a little bit and just made sure it would clear.
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Thanks. That fix the problem.

Are you using the belt tensioner?
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Old 03-02-2003, 12:24 AM   #1225
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hey buggZI!
The ssg parts are not only just eye candy. They are actually reinforced with aluminum pieces to make the carbon fiber stronger for less flex. There were a lot of complaints about how flexable the old c.f. is. They also have a cool gray shiney look to them-eye candy.
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hey buggZI!
The ssg parts are not only just eye candy. They are actually reinforced with aluminum pieces to make the carbon fiber stronger for less flex. There were a lot of complaints about how flexable the old c.f. is. They also have a cool gray shiney look to them-eye candy.
Aluminum... had not heard that one yet?

If you want to make them stiffer why not add more layers, different materials ...kevlar... etc.

I would think the addition of aluminum into the mix would make the pieces more likly to tweek or bend?
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Old 03-02-2003, 06:51 PM   #1227
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Ran my 04R today for the first time, on the track that is. The car was hooked. Some other cars were getting lapped . I'm very please with the perfomance.
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Originally posted by Mike F I haven't actually placed the car on the track so my set up is just theory:

Front:
1 degree Camber
5mm droop
Blue springs
0 toe
40wt oil
#2 piston
rear sway bar (yellow)
Shock mount - outside
Camber link - inside

Rear
1.5 degree Camber
3mm droop
blue springs
2 degree toe in
40 wt oil
#2 piston
rear sway bar (yellow)
shock mount - outside
camber link - inside

Ride height, 5 mm front and rear.
Class - Stock Sedan
Motor - Monster Stock
Spur - 120
Pinion 36 and or a 37
Tires - Take Off's c22 or c27 [/B]

Hey Mike F, was this the setup you ran? How was the traction?
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That's the set up jackhammer74. The only thing that I did differently was add 1 black shock piston to each shock, internally. The ones that come with the 04R kit. I still have the white piston in place but needed a little less travel on the shock since I adjusted the droop settings from the manual

The car had a slight oversteer but I'm going to wait until it's actually warmer before I change anything. It was about 45 degrees and cloudy Sunday.
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Mike I am going to assume you may know a little about the place where the TCS race is going to be held this summer. Can you tell me a little about the place and what kind of surface it is and so on. I will need to prepare a couple of cars for this race.
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