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Old 02-23-2012, 09:07 AM   #526
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I recently acquired a Griffin 12 and have been racing with it for the past 3 weeks or so, mainly playing around with the inline battery position and trying to figure out good setups I like for the car. Setup is always a work in progress, but I already know that the CEFX is an awesome car. Incredibly consistent, drives awesome, and very well made. I am looking forward to trying out the new CEFX tires at some point, but I am honestly afraid that I might get hooked on them

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Old 02-29-2012, 04:11 PM   #528
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Has anyone tired using linner tweak springs on there griffin 12. If so what diffrence did you see.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:37 PM   #529
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Hey sprintcarracer,


The Linear Tweak Springs smooths out the car. It just makes it easier to drive.
Smooths out the car when it feels edgy on high bite. And on Low bite tracks it improves traction.

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I'm looking to guild a Griffin 10... WGT has started to pick up in popularity in our area, and I know there are guys that run them outdoors, so I figured I'd put one together... I'd like to do it with as many CEFX parts as possible, i.e. using the new front end components.

Hoping I could get a little help from Josh or others who have tried the same thing. I plan to use an HB shock and linear teak springs like in my 12, but as for the others...here's what I'm thinking I need. Anything else anyone can think of? I don't want to place multiple orders...

Here's the list I've come up with... please let me know if there is anything I should add or subtract.

11009 Griffin 10 Conversion Kit
11051 R5 suspension arm mount
11015 Inline Axle Set
11124 Front End Brace Tubes
10102 Frontend Bulkhead (x2)
10103 Griffin Arm Insert
10104 Griffin 0* block (x2)
10107 Griffin 10 Ball Stud Kingpin
10108 Hinge Pin
10114 Linear Spring Cups
12607 Servo Mounts

I believe I read the rear axle and diff assembly is also needed? If that is the case, I need to add...

12400 Rear Axle
10121 Griffin 10 Right Hub
11401 Left Hub

But man looking at it now, if I add all of that up, I'm looking at a $340 tab still missing several parts, including bearings and some AE components to finish it up. So coming in close to $400 for a kit, and wow... that's $100 more than other kits out there like the X-10 and Rebel 10. Any discounts available?
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:06 AM   #531
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Josh, thanks for the prompt shipping. Just got my tires in yesterday.

The Z4s look great, I can't wait to try them out. Hopefully I will have an arbor machined by the 10th, which will be the last race/test day before the track shuts down for the Carpet Nats.

Quick question, I noticed the Black/Grey fronts and Grey/Yellow rears are now on backorder. Any timeframe/eta on re-stock?

Also, the tires marked as "X" on the website... what is that compound/durometer/rubber type?
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:11 AM   #532
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I'm looking to guild a Griffin 10... WGT has started to pick up in popularity in our area, and I know there are guys that run them outdoors, so I figured I'd put one together... I'd like to do it with as many CEFX parts as possible, i.e. using the new front end components.

Hoping I could get a little help from Josh or others who have tried the same thing. I plan to use an HB shock and linear teak springs like in my 12, but as for the others...here's what I'm thinking I need. Anything else anyone can think of? I don't want to place multiple orders...

Here's the list I've come up with... please let me know if there is anything I should add or subtract.

11009 Griffin 10 Conversion Kit
11051 R5 suspension arm mount
11015 Inline Axle Set
11124 Front End Brace Tubes
10102 Frontend Bulkhead (x2)
10103 Griffin Arm Insert
10104 Griffin 0* block (x2)
10107 Griffin 10 Ball Stud Kingpin
10108 Hinge Pin
10114 Linear Spring Cups
12607 Servo Mounts

I believe I read the rear axle and diff assembly is also needed? If that is the case, I need to add...

12400 Rear Axle
10121 Griffin 10 Right Hub
11401 Left Hub

But man looking at it now, if I add all of that up, I'm looking at a $340 tab still missing several parts, including bearings and some AE components to finish it up. So coming in close to $400 for a kit, and wow... that's $100 more than other kits out there like the X-10 and Rebel 10. Any discounts available?
I had offered to list the parts I used from a 10R5 to build my Griffin 10. That I can still do...just not today.

For me I'm happy with the car as it's built up that way, and haven't thought too hard about a longer shopping list. However I can take a look through that list and see if anything stands out

Might have some time to do that this weekend
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:30 PM   #533
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Also, the tires marked as "X" on the website... what is that compound/durometer/rubber type?
I believe X is softer than Pink and in the same family.
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Hello i just receive my tire order and have a question. I was running parma black fronts and orange rears and switching to the z4's (black/gray fronts and gray/yellow rears) i slowed down 2 tenths a lap. I know the gray/blacks are softer so what do i change to gain the corner speed back. I usually run harder front tires and now the car feels squishy ,so any help on what to change would be great. Also i put the parmas (fronts only ) back on for the main and gained my 2 tenths back.
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Hello i just receive my tire order and have a question. I was running parma black fronts and orange rears and switching to the z4's (black/gray fronts and gray/yellow rears) i slowed down 2 tenths a lap. I know the gray/blacks are softer so what do i change to gain the corner speed back. I usually run harder front tires and now the car feels squishy ,so any help on what to change would be great. Also i put the parmas (fronts only ) back on for the main and gained my 2 tenths back.
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Interesting...

Based on your description, the first thing I might try would be a slightly stiffer front spring to keep the front end from biting quite as hard.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:05 AM   #536
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I believe X is softer than Pink and in the same family.
Correct. X's are a super soft pink (usually in the 20-23 durometer range).

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Hello i just receive my tire order and have a question. I was running parma black fronts and orange rears and switching to the z4's (black/gray fronts and gray/yellow rears) i slowed down 2 tenths a lap. I know the gray/blacks are softer so what do i change to gain the corner speed back. I usually run harder front tires and now the car feels squishy ,so any help on what to change would be great. Also i put the parmas (fronts only ) back on for the main and gained my 2 tenths back.
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Try team purple front (lilac), I think Josh mentioned that more compounds are coming as well... Don't quote me tho.
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Any word on the 10R5 chassis being added to the online shop?
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:06 PM   #539
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Does anyone have actual in-car pictures of the Griffin 12 bulkheads ( http://www.cefxspeedshop.com/10102-G...head-10102.htm ) and the 0,5, and 10 blocks ( http://www.cefxspeedshop.com/10104-G...lock-10104.htm , http://www.cefxspeedshop.com/10105-G...lock-10105.htm ) ?

I am curious to see exactly how these differ from the normal AE ones, but it is difficult to tell just using the cad photos on the CEFX website.
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Does anyone have actual in-car pictures of the Griffin 12 bulkheads ( http://www.cefxspeedshop.com/10102-G...head-10102.htm ) and the 0,5, and 10 blocks ( http://www.cefxspeedshop.com/10104-G...lock-10104.htm , http://www.cefxspeedshop.com/10105-G...lock-10105.htm ) ?

I am curious to see exactly how these differ from the normal AE ones, but it is difficult to tell just using the cad photos on the CEFX website.
there was a picture of a car with these parts maybe 2 pages back (latif's car). it looked like the main differences were that the bulkheads are threaded for the lower arms (there are new inserts 10103 required) and the castor blocks are alloy compared to the plastic AE part.
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