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Old 08-09-2005, 03:47 PM   #3151
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Old 08-09-2005, 10:57 PM   #3152
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for tuning, i recommend getting some springs and the in-line steering knckles. as for spares, maybe the CVD pins.

the new arms of the BD are very resilient, haven't broken 1 yet.

Part # SD-415S?

what color springs? I saw on Masami's BD carpet setup he ran Blue front and Green rear, but that seemed a little soft to me.

Also, how about a 2* rear toe block?
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in the US where do you guys buy parts for the BD ..

speedtech has some who else ?????
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Old 08-10-2005, 08:31 AM   #3154
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in the US where do you guys buy parts for the BD ..

speedtech has some who else ?????
Oh man did you get one of those cars!!!!!!!! Thats not an Xray. Check you on the flip side Dave. Oh Rob was in the hospital but is all good now in case you didn't know. Nothing major since the problem was caught so he is back at work already.

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Old 08-10-2005, 08:34 AM   #3155
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i have had this car for a while it just has too much bling to not play with it ..

i keeled a rear diff gear and im in need of one atm for this weekend bd-503
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Old 08-11-2005, 05:09 PM   #3156
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Oh where, Oh where has ol Matt Howard gone. Oh where, Oh where can he be? For some reason I just had to do that .
But let's move along... I have a 'big-race' coming up this weekend and I'm making sure my car is up to snuff. Weight balance-wise my car is:
Front/left- 13.04oz
Front/right- 11.65oz
Rear/left- 11.91oz
Rear/right- 12.56oz
So Left-side/Right-side weight is 24.95oz to 24.21oz AND Front to Rear weight is 24.69oz to 24.47oz.
Are these figures something I should get absolutely even or are they 'CLOSE ENOUGH'? I just want to optimize the handling of the car. Any insight would be appeciated. -JB
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Old 08-11-2005, 06:24 PM   #3157
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Have you weighed the car with no shocks or electronics? It might be heavy to one side. Then you can add weight to make it equal. Put in electronics and redo the weighing. Balance with weights. Then put on shocks and adjust to remove tweak from shocks.
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Old 08-11-2005, 06:27 PM   #3158
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Weight balance-wise my car is:
Front/left- 13.04oz
Front/right- 11.65oz
Rear/left- 11.91oz
Rear/right- 12.56oz
So Left-side/Right-side weight is 24.95oz to 24.21oz AND Front to Rear weight is 24.69oz to 24.47oz.
if your using 4 scales your cross weight is off significantly. RR+LF=25.60 compared to LR+RF=23.56 total weight 49.16 - the cross weights should be nearly equal which is more important than having the corners equal.

there is a thread about crossweight and using 4 scales you may read through if interested.
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Thanks guys. Is there any more input? -JB
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:20 AM   #3160
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I got my BD used about one month ago and have raced it three times since then. The first run wasn't that impressive, the back end slid out at almost every turn. After that I switched to Matt Howards 23-Turn setup less the rear swaybar and the car was nearly perfect with the exception of two things in certain turns the car had a slight push and in others the back would get a little loose. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to go from here to resolve these issues? I suspect the push is almost all caused by the spool but the rear traction issue is a big concern. As far as tires, I was using CS-27's.
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I got my BD used about one month ago and have raced it three times since then. The first run wasn't that impressive, the back end slid out at almost every turn. After that I switched to Matt Howards 23-Turn setup less the rear swaybar and the car was nearly perfect with the exception of two things in certain turns the car had a slight push and in others the back would get a little loose. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to go from here to resolve these issues? I suspect the push is almost all caused by the spool but the rear traction issue is a big concern. As far as tires, I was using CS-27's.
What kind of surface were you racing on, and aprox track temp. Also sometimes if the car is tweeked, it will be loose on say left turns and push on right turns, or vice-versa.
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The surface is sealed asphalt with a lot of VHT layered on it air temp was about 97 F. As far as tweak I checked it with the Hudy Executive system and then measured the distance on the shock collars to see if they were within a mm of eachother and they were almost exactly equal on both sides. I'll have to check the tweak again I guess. The steering felt equal through most of the track.
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did it slide in one or both directions? if in one only: could be tweek or bent hinge pins
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The rear end broke loose slightly in both directions. This hurt me mostly in the high speed turns since the car was swaying slightly rather than accelerating forward. What I'm referring to is only a small loss of traction just so I make myself clear. It's not enough to spin the car around. I should also mention that I was running 19-turn
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The rear end broke loose slightly in both directions. This hurt me mostly in the high speed turns since the car was swaying slightly rather than accelerating forward. What I'm referring to is only a small loss of traction just so I make myself clear. It's not enough to spin the car around. I should also mention that I was running 19-turn
If it was 97 outside the track was too hot for TO27s. Try Sorex 36s or maybe RP30s or RP36s.
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