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Old 05-30-2016, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by JimmyMac View Post
Do you have a lot of front end droop/sag?
no, 4 shims on top then e clip. no droop or sag.
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Old 05-30-2016, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post
At TQ where you are running
I typically start at Fr 42.5, Rr 44

39mm front tires should still have 3mm RH
Sounds like a droop or assy issue
Can you post pics of your car ?

TQ is where Im running, these were left over tires that I cleaned up and size just came out best at 41 39.5 . I was hoping to get another run or two out of them. Its right there at the 3mm 2.9 your right. Im at work on this fine holiday and unable to get a photo .

How do people run this small of tire and get ride height of 3.5 and 3.2. I see set up sheets like this for associated.
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Old 05-31-2016, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by nitro2be View Post
TQ is where Im running, these were left over tires that I cleaned up and size just came out best at 41 39.5 . I was hoping to get another run or two out of them. Its right there at the 3mm 2.9 your right. Im at work on this fine holiday and unable to get a photo .

How do people run this small of tire and get ride height of 3.5 and 3.2. I see set up sheets like this for associated.
Attached is a picture of my 12R5.2 that I ran at TQ two weekends ago. With 40mm tires I have 4.7mm of ride hight with no shims under the front bulkheads.

Post some pics of your frontend. Its gotta be something simple.
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Old 05-31-2016, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by RacinJ View Post
Attached is a picture of my 12R5.2 that I ran at TQ two weekends ago. With 40mm tires I have 4.7mm of ride hight with no shims under the front bulkheads.

Post some pics of your frontend. Its gotta be something simple.
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Old 05-31-2016, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by nitro2be View Post
TQ is where Im running, these were left over tires that I cleaned up and size just came out best at 41 39.5 . I was hoping to get another run or two out of them. Its right there at the 3mm 2.9 your right. Im at work on this fine holiday and unable to get a photo .

How do people run this small of tire and get ride height of 3.5 and 3.2. I see set up sheets like this for associated.
Check that your steering blocks are up the right way. If they're upside down, you'll lose a few mm of ride height.
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Old 06-06-2016, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by RacinJ View Post
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Thank you. I've been kinda busy, but was able to get 3.7 with all shims removed and car ran great . I put a LRP 4T in this rocket and it was going like hell. Lol.
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Old 06-07-2016, 03:33 AM
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Anyone tried the VBC Racing (D-05-VBC-0113) Ball Diff? I see it listed as fitting the R5, comes with bearings,TKO diff rings, etc. Looks to be a good deal price wise...
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Old 06-08-2016, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by nitro2be View Post
How do people run this small of tire and get ride height of 3.5 and 3.2. I see set up sheets like this for associated.
Originally Posted by Scott_T View Post
Check that your steering blocks are up the right way. If they're upside down, you'll lose a few mm of ride height.
^^ Yes, check this first, after you make sure you have no shims.

Shims are for cheap racers like me that run 43-44mm tires for a couple weeks before shaving them down - then the shims come out.
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by aracefan View Post
^^ Yes, check this first, after you make sure you have no shims.

Shims are for cheap racers like me that run 43-44mm tires for a couple weeks before shaving them down - then the shims come out.

I check and they are correct. I do the the same thing with my tires. lol


I have new question , I have a light ticking noise in my rear Diff. I did my maintenance, lube balls cleaned everything and reassembled. Those concave shims are in correct , did not over tightened and balls and rings seem good. I can't find where that little ticking noise coming from.
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by boina View Post
You tried it bro ? how's the feelings
No man, did not go for it. I sent email to VBC with questions, never heard back from them. I found a nice $ on the IRS diff kit and bought that instead.
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Originally Posted by nitro2be View Post
I check and they are correct. I do the the same thing with my tires. lol


I have new question , I have a light ticking noise in my rear Diff. I did my maintenance, lube balls cleaned everything and reassembled. Those concave shims are in correct , did not over tightened and balls and rings seem good. I can't find where that little ticking noise coming from.
Check your outer hub bearing.
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Old 06-13-2016, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Serzoni View Post
Check your outer hub bearing.

I just replaced bearings, but your right that is one thing I did not do , check the bearings i could of damaged one. Thanks
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I own a 12r5.2 and a 10r5.1 both have been bought used. I have no idea what front springs are on either car, but would like to start trying different set-ups. Is there a way to identify the springs or should i just buy new ones and go from there? How do you guys keep track of the spares in your pit boxes?
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Originally Posted by Sinnin View Post
I own a 12r5.2 and a 10r5.1 both have been bought used. I have no idea what front springs are on either car, but would like to start trying different set-ups. Is there a way to identify the springs or should i just buy new ones and go from there? How do you guys keep track of the spares in your pit boxes?
Try new AE ,018" & 020" springs, each are identified by diameter of the coil

They don't last forever, replace the old ones with a fresh set, and keep new spares
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX View Post
Try new AE ,018" & 020" springs, each are identified by diameter of the coil

They don't last forever, replace the old ones with a fresh set, and keep new spares
Thank you!

So i assume if you mix them up you can just use your digital calipers to figure out what is what.
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