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Old 06-19-2012, 05:47 PM
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did you guys just take a dremel to em or did you actually measure or what?
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:29 PM
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What is shim size for the modded block?
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:17 PM
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I just dremeled the plastic blocks and used a 1mm shim on the outside so I could easily put normal blocks on if needed. The only issue I have with the mod is I prefer the 1dg hubs and you cannot go full narrow with them. (arm rubs the bulkhead).
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeXray View Post
I just dremeled the plastic blocks and used a 1mm shim on the outside so I could easily put normal blocks on if needed. The only issue I have with the mod is I prefer the 1dg hubs and you cannot go full narrow with them. (arm rubs the bulkhead).
Gotcha. Can you dremel the arms in that area?
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by NolanP View Post
Gotcha. Can you dremel the arms in that area?
Yes you can, I didn't want too though You can go as low as .5 on the rear block before it rubs.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:27 PM
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I don't know if any of you have tried this but i milled the rear block down till it was the same width as the mounts in the front . If I. Remember right it was a little over a mm per side. I never liked the fact that they weren't square so I made it symmetrical . Of course this was before I changed to the exotek chassis and blocks which are already narrow compared to the stock xray
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:54 AM
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Originally Posted by NolanP View Post
did you guys just take a dremel to em or did you actually measure or what?
I measured it with verniers and then used a Dremel.

I then hand filed them and kept measuring with the verniers to make sure they were identical.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:09 AM
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I ran a front gear diff for a while, filled with putty. At least in mod, I found it to be too inconsistent. By the end of the run it would be so much softer than at the beginning, it was like driving a different car.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by AARON YOUNG View Post
I don't know if any of you have tried this but i milled the rear block down till it was the same width as the mounts in the front . If I. Remember right it was a little over a mm per side. I never liked the fact that they weren't square so I made it symmetrical . Of course this was before I changed to the exotek chassis and blocks which are already narrow compared to the stock xray
They weren't supposed to be square on to the chassis to allow for the rear toe in.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:55 PM
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I understand why it was done but when you wanted to run more rear toe or 1 deg rear hubs you were already at max legal width . Most people ran -.75 rear hexes to Narrow it up. If it would have been narrower this wouldn't have been a issue which it's really not because people find a way to make it work regardless.
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:04 AM
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Originally Posted by AARON YOUNG View Post
I understand why it was done but when you wanted to run more rear toe or 1 deg rear hubs you were already at max legal width . Most people ran -.75 rear hexes to Narrow it up. If it would have been narrower this wouldn't have been a issue which it's really not because people find a way to make it work regardless.
What difference does the hagberg mod actually make to the car's handling/performance?
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Mb3195 View Post
What difference does the hagberg mod actually make to the car's handling/performance?
This mod makes the rear of the car quite a lot narrower which results in more turn-in and mid corner rotation. The car will be more aggressive and difficult to drive but faster for some conditions.

http://hagberg.blogs.se/2012/01/18/r...tion-12479898/
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:28 AM
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What difference does the hagberg mod actually make to the car's handling/performance?
Originally Posted by silvalis View Post
This mod makes the rear of the car quite a lot narrower which results in more turn-in and mid corner rotation. The car will be more aggressive and difficult to drive but faster for some conditions.

http://hagberg.blogs.se/2012/01/18/r...tion-12479898/
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I haven't found a situation where it wasn't better (for me at least) so I haven't taken it off.
Mark, get some spare pivot blocks and try it.
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Skiddins View Post
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I haven't found a situation where it wasn't better (for me at least) so I haven't taken it off.
Mark, get some spare pivot blocks and try it.
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:01 AM
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Why not just use a narrower hex? Would it not be the same net result?
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