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Old 12-07-2011, 08:40 PM
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[QUOTE=Bigz84;10009967]this is a great idea. I just rebuilt my ecs and did this.
Now the pins will not move and snap.[/QU

im definately trying this and im taking it can only be hudy graphite grease used then
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:56 AM
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M-Technic - thanks for all of your help man. I can't wait to get this thing...
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by syndr0me View Post
Speaking of, what's the part numbers for the strongest replacement pins? Anything else in the ECS ever break?
The new ones are V3 pins and are blue. The key is to get some of the Purple loctite from Mcmaster car (Its for metric screws and light weight strength). Just put some of that on there and barely tighten down the set screw. Then heat shrink it. I did this after the carpet nats this year and have had the same set of ECS's in my car since then and not broken or lost a pin since on that set.

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Old 12-08-2011, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by rx7ttlm View Post
The diameter of the pins are 1.5mm, so it doesn't take much torque to bend them. So to ensure they don't back out you use some shrink wrap to make sure they don't come out and you have 3 wheel drive... not fast I can assure you.



If I recall that was a rolling change so the part should be the same number but with v2 on the package.
Yes they are the same part number....but V3 now and are treated and a blue color.

Tightening the set screw too much is what causes the pins to break usually. It stresses them and they break but I have yet to break a blue one!

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Does anyone have a comparison between the PF MazdaSpeed6 and the P37r?
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by EAMotorsports View Post
The new ones are V3 pins and are blue. The key is to get some of the Purple loctite from Mcmaster car (Its for metric screws and light weight strength). Just put some of that on there and barely tighten down the set screw. Then heat shrink it. I did this after the carpet nats this year and have had the same set of ECS's in my car since then and not broken or lost a pin since on that set.

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Thanks Eric. Any idea what the part number is for v3 pins?
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:01 AM
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Does anyone have a comparison between the PF MazdaSpeed6 and the P37r?
For the Protoform bodies for the most stable to most aggressive:
Speed 6, P37-R, LTC-R

Speed 6: Generates very good on-power steering and the most stable.
P37-R: Combines the initial steering of the LTC-R and on-power steering of the Speed 6, rolls more and is good around carousels.
LTC-R: Generates more initial steering than the Speed 6 and P37 and less on-power steering.

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Old 12-08-2011, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by syndr0me View Post
Thanks Eric. Any idea what the part number is for v3 pins?
It's a running change so the part number is the same, do be sure and confirm that what you are getting are the blue ones. FYI I have orderd pins from mcmaster before and had the cut to lenth and a notch cut into them. The pin stock I got from them was junk and worse than our V2 pins, so caveat emptor!

ECS Drive Shaft Pin 1.5 x 8.5 - V3

ECS Drive Shaft Pin 1.5 x 9 - V3
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:38 AM
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Pic Rob?

I'm very particular about my wiring. Have the TQ 13 gauge and Servo wires coming. Going all stealthy.

I completely believe, "If you can't be fast...at least be pretty".
Ok, if I look at my car its going to be fast
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Originally Posted by EAMotorsports View Post
The new ones are V3 pins and are blue. The key is to get some of the Purple loctite from Mcmaster car (Its for metric screws and light weight strength). Just put some of that on there and barely tighten down the set screw. Then heat shrink it. I did this after the carpet nats this year and have had the same set of ECS's in my car since then and not broken or lost a pin since on that set.

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Can you post a picture of how its looks after you heat shrink it?
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Originally Posted by Fred Hubbard View Post
For the Protoform bodies for the most stable to most aggressive:
Speed 6, P37-R, LTC-R

Speed 6: Generates very good on-power steering and the most stable.
P37-R: Combines the initial steering of the LTC-R and on-power steering of the Speed 6, rolls more and is good around carousels.
LTC-R: Generates more initial steering than the Speed 6 and P37 and less on-power steering.
Mr Hubbard, you are the man! Thanks!
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:27 AM
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i got some tamiya anti wear grease left over u think that would work on my ecs shafts?
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:30 AM
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Anyone know when the next batch of T3 2012 versions will be in. I see most people have them out of stock!
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:05 AM
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From what I hear, USA gets them in next week and they start shipping to your LHS. I have one on order myself so I hope this is true. Someone also indicated on the forums it may not be until the New Year.
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What do you guys do about wheels that want to rub on the front camber links? Grind the rim down on a truer?
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