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zephuros 11-28-2013 08:12 AM

Now that the carbon reinforced bits are available I guess this is gonna seem silly, but I managed to stiffen up the standard side links pretty damned easily.

Cut out a piece if lexan about 15mm shorter than the side link and about 4 mm wide. Using CA, glue it down the side link. I tried this and it bloody works like a charm haha. No option parts available in Malaysia just yet so this was a cheap and nasty but quick fix.

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adriang79 11-28-2013 09:27 PM

So my SP1 arrived this week, started building it today.

Anyone had any trouble with the 5mm Pivot balls in the 1st step? Mine seem to have about 1mm of slop when I tighten up the 3x6mm Flat head screws, even split a pivot ball trying to tighten it.

nrtv20 11-28-2013 09:32 PM


Originally Posted by adriang79 (Post 12767344)
So my SP1 arrived this week, started building it today.

Anyone had any trouble with the 5mm Pivot balls in the 1st step? Mine seem to have about 1mm of slop when I tighten up the 3x6mm Flat head screws, even split a pivot ball trying to tighten it.

It seems as though when they stamped the hex in the pivot balls it crushed the threads. I cut down my screws or you can use associated pivot balls. I started to drill and tap them but it's tough, only did 2 and gave up.

adriang79 11-28-2013 09:39 PM

I best use the 5mm screws I have for my TC6.1 then. Thought it was to do with the hex in the top

metalnut 11-28-2013 10:04 PM


Originally Posted by adriang79 (Post 12767370)
I best use the 5mm screws I have for my TC6.1 then. Thought it was to do with the hex in the top

Those stock pivot balls are complete garbage. Do not waste your time. Get the AE ones I recommended earlier in this thread.

Shawn68z 11-28-2013 10:07 PM


Originally Posted by adriang79 (Post 12767344)
So my SP1 arrived this week, started building it today.

Anyone had any trouble with the 5mm Pivot balls in the 1st step? Mine seem to have about 1mm of slop when I tighten up the 3x6mm Flat head screws, even split a pivot ball trying to tighten it.


If you want to use the kit pivot balls, buy a tap, and clean out the threads before use.


Shawn.

kschu 11-28-2013 10:17 PM

anyone after a SP f1 kit ?

i have one kit wan to let go...usd150 shipped..

Kit + shell + 1 set of used Ride tyres Preglued.
+ 2 nib pair arm, 1 nib knuckle

condition of the car is 8.5/10

adriang79 11-29-2013 12:46 AM


Originally Posted by metalnut (Post 12767419)
Those stock pivot balls are complete garbage. Do not waste your time. Get the AE ones I recommended earlier in this thread.

Would they be Part #: 4637 ?

zephuros 11-29-2013 01:28 AM

ye... i raised my sde links slightly with a 1mm spacer underneath them, and then used the standard kit pivot balls... that worked well too...

ercwhtsd 11-29-2013 06:11 AM


Originally Posted by adriang79 (Post 12767344)
So my SP1 arrived this week, started building it today.

Anyone had any trouble with the 5mm Pivot balls in the 1st step? Mine seem to have about 1mm of slop when I tighten up the 3x6mm Flat head screws, even split a pivot ball trying to tighten it.

Yes, the swedging process to create the hex is the culprit. You can use a 3x5 FHS for kit build or 3x6 with a 1mm shim to lift the side links. Or, as mentioned, swap out for Associated. The football will have the same issue.

zephuros 11-29-2013 06:38 AM

Has anyone experienced the car turning in nice and sharp into a corner and then feel a little wobbly through and out? I seem to be experiencing that now. Unsure if it because of the side links or something else. Too much slop maybe? I run on med grip asphalt with a Ride R1s.

metalnut 11-29-2013 09:30 AM


Originally Posted by adriang79 (Post 12767586)
Would they be Part #: 4637 ?

Yep, those are the ones.

BP SHADOW 11-29-2013 09:37 AM


Originally Posted by InspGadgt (Post 12762022)
Awesome...adding them to cart now...no front pivot balls yet? :)

Burt,
Just saw your post. I actually have the pivot balls, I just haven't listed them on the store yet. Your package is on the way already otherwise I would have included them

InspGadgt 11-29-2013 11:55 AM

No problem Brad :) Thanks for the fast turn around!

InspGadgt 11-29-2013 11:58 AM


Originally Posted by adriang79 (Post 12767344)
So my SP1 arrived this week, started building it today.

Anyone had any trouble with the 5mm Pivot balls in the 1st step? Mine seem to have about 1mm of slop when I tighten up the 3x6mm Flat head screws, even split a pivot ball trying to tighten it.


Originally Posted by ercwhtsd (Post 12767839)
Yes, the swedging process to create the hex is the culprit. You can use a 3x5 FHS for kit build or 3x6 with a 1mm shim to lift the side links. Or, as mentioned, swap out for Associated. The football will have the same issue.

I've ran into the same problem with the AE ones. I had to tap those as well. Get yourself a 3mm tap anyway...there will be other times you will need it. The 3mm locknuts that I have seen from several brands lately have the nylon ring too small so they spin when trying to tighten down the football...just run a tap through those too and you will find assembling the car to be much easier.


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