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Old 02-21-2013, 08:53 PM   #226
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I havent seen one but honestly I'd find screws somewhere else. I bought the AE set for the 12r5.1 for my 5.2, there are about 9 different colors of blue in there. I'm not overly picky but id does look like crap.

I came across this place not long ago,http://www.fastener-express.com/metr...ap-screws.aspx. I havent ordered from them yet but I've read that others were happy with their sevice and product. It may cost more but youll have some extras and a better looking product.
I remember this. The blue colors were only associated
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:35 AM   #227
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Out of curiosity, where are these spring rate comparisons coming from? MFG listed "#" ratings? Finger-dyno? Or actually spring dyno?

I ask because some of the springs listed above seem out of place/order...
Initially I went with the rates published by the mfgr's.

Then I tested the side springs against each other. Just a simple process of sliding a spring on to the shaft of an allen driver, a stepped nylon spring perch as a spacer, the spring I want to compare the first one to and another spring perch. Then I compress them and note which reaches coil bind first. That's the softer spring.

As far as center springs the list is still by mfgr rating.

I updated my spring rate list a few posts later after some more testing. I will edit the first post later.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:26 PM   #228
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small update to my blog, ran the car for a second time on sunday, very impressed again. Started to soften the setup up a bit and liking it. Will be running again on saturday, can't wait as the car just keeps getting better.
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This may be a dumb question Chris, but who makes the Audi body in the pictures?
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i've been running my car for the last week w/ a 10.5 , pink - double pinks and a pf srs-n 200mm nitro sedan body and all i can say is omg!! the thing is ridiculous. one of the best cars I've ever driven , just so dialed.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:13 PM   #231
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This may be a dumb question Chris, but who makes the Audi body in the pictures?
I believe it was this was Lonny:

http://tsais.com/products/bodyshell/
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:17 PM   #232
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Have ordered my kit few minutes ago but i need some parts i can't find.
This is what i'm looking for, were can i get it please?

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Im sure some of you will be building your new cars soon.

Here are some build tips that might help someone.

Chassis rails: The manual shows a tip for installing the nut inserts into the chassis rails. Add a 7-8mm O.D. washer on the button head screw and use it to install the inserts. Dont fully tighten the rails to the chassis until you have the rails in place.

Until a different front pin brace solution comes along, you can make a brace with chassis standoffs(#8535 and #4699), ballstud spacers and long set-screws. You will need to size the length of the brace to fit your upper arm length.

For carpet racing: The kit setup is a good starting, but add inline axles. If grip is high, try adding 2mm to the front upper arm length.

I cant believe the corner-speed the car has!
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Have ordered my kit few minutes ago but i need some parts i can't find.
This is what i'm looking for, were can i get it please?
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Have ordered my kit few minutes ago but i need some parts i can't find.
This is what i'm looking for, were can i get it please?
Those look to be standoffs and some spacers prob attached together w long set screw something like tweak set screw
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Beautifull Adrian!
Mine shuld be ready for friday but i've some doubts.
First of: the suspension body came with an unfinished machining so i cannot use it. Fortunattely i'va a friend who borrowed me his 12rc5.2 suspension for this weekend Race.
Second: missing screws, to many 5x8 are missing, i've had to replace the missing screws with an RCScrews kit i have around for my previous TC6.

Now i have the car liyng on the matt waiting to be finished but i can't figure out what will be missing again, i'm only at part 3 of the building procedure while there are many more to go and i don't feel like geting uppset again today.
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Beautifull Adrian!
Mine shuld be ready for friday but i've some doubts.
First of: the suspension body came with an unfinished machining so i cannot use it. Fortunattely i'va a friend who borrowed me his 12rc5.2 suspension for this weekend Race.
Second: missing screws, to many 5x8 are missing, i've had to replace the missing screws with an RCScrews kit i have around for my previous TC6.

Now i have the car liyng on the matt waiting to be finished but i can't figure out what will be missing again, i'm only at part 3 of the building procedure while there are many more to go and i don't feel like geting uppset again today.
Its a great car. Very easy to set up. When you change something you will see/feel an effect.

Tips:

Make sure you have a good sharp 2mm driver. The M3x5 have large,shallow hexes and are easy to strip. I replaced my m3x5's with better quality M3x6 screws.


Replace the the short bumper mounting screws with longer M3x8 flat head screws and run a M3 lock nut on top pf the bumper mounting threaded insert. If you run at a track with hard barriers the front bumper can come lose and the chassis can get damaged. The long screws and lock nuts will prevent this from happening.
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thanks for the advice Adrian,i'll remove the short nuts and replace them.
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Had some good runs with the car recently, updated my blog

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