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Old 01-01-2016, 10:17 AM
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I decided to buy a RWD version just so I can have both AWD and RWD. I can't wait to build it.
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Old 01-01-2016, 01:33 PM
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I got my D4 rwd 3 weeks ago.

Only thing I didn't run stock were the tires. I went with 7mm offset wheels right away to get more steering.
Then I adjusted a little bit here and there to minimize the sketchy camber angles at full lock. Still looks funny.
BUT that thing runs smooth, even with the sloppy steering..
Hope u will like urs as much as I like mine.... Have fun. :-)
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Old 01-01-2016, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by swop77 View Post
I got my D4 rwd 3 weeks ago.

Only thing I didn't run stock were the tires. I went with 7mm offset wheels right away to get more steering.
Then I adjusted a little bit here and there to minimize the sketchy camber angles at full lock. Still looks funny.
BUT that thing runs smooth, even with the sloppy steering..
Hope u will like urs as much as I like mine.... Have fun. :-)
Thanks. I hear you on the sloppy steering. I bet it's just like the AWD I have. I'm just really curious how it's different to an AWD drifter. I've never had a RWD on-road before so that got me really curious, too.
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Old 01-14-2016, 04:50 AM
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just installed the 3Racing alloy steering hopup. way better now, it feels more reponsive. its got 98% stainless screws, titanium turnbuckles, Eagle Racing magnetic stealth mounts.

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I received my D4 RWD & going thru the build.
Looks like the KPI may have been resolved as my front upper links are different as well as the front knuckle. There is a supplemental building sheet that shows the new upper arm is longer (length is a little over 60mm) as well as the knuckle as 2 holes now on the top.
Has anyone else installed this new item & has it resolved the front?
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Old 03-14-2016, 11:45 AM
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Has anyone managed to alter the CS ratio on D4 AWD?

3Racing official website shows no pulley gears other than the stock ones but in aluminum version (I believe there is only one -21T for center pulley)

Will the D3 ones fit?
48%CS is kinda small percentage and I can't seem to find anyone to have change it.

Thanks in advance
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Originally Posted by tasulm View Post
Hello

Has anyone managed to alter the CS ratio on D4 AWD?

3Racing official website shows no pulley gears other than the stock ones but in aluminum version (I believe there is only one -21T for center pulley)

Will the D3 ones fit?
48%CS is kinda small percentage and I can't seem to find anyone to have change it.

Thanks in advance
visit the 3Racing website...

http://os.3racing.hk/car_parts.php?carkits_key=134

the 3Racing center and rear pulley are compatible with D3 and D4. i am not sure about the front, sorry i can not help with CS ratio setups as i do not like CS and run only RWD.
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:14 PM
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finally got my alloy front bulkheads de-anodized and installed, added the modded mounts for the yokomo top arms...



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Originally Posted by vlozity View Post
finally got my alloy front bulkheads de-anodized and installed, added the modded mounts for the yokomo top arms...



Looking sweet.... How u like the steering rack? I went with the sliding rack... Wrong decision..
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Originally Posted by swop77 View Post
Looking sweet.... How u like the steering rack? I went with the sliding rack... Wrong decision..
the alloy steering is way better than the plastic stock steering. it has less slop and is way more precise.

what's wrong with the sliding rack, is it the 3Racing slide track steering or from another manufacturer? i have heard stories about people building it wrong and having issues, also heard that there are folks that tried them on AWD (it is meant for RWD kits). btw i will order one next month and replace this, the slide steering is smoother.
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Originally Posted by vlozity View Post
the alloy steering is way better than the plastic stock steering. it has less slop and is way more precise.

what's wrong with the sliding rack, is it the 3Racing slide track steering or from another manufacturer? i have heard stories about people building it wrong and having issues, also heard that there are folks that tried them on AWD (it is meant for RWD kits). btw i will order one next month and replace this, the slide steering is smoother.
Maybe I'm one of the guys who built it wrong... Lol
but it is kinda hard to adjust to get the bearing posts spot on, where the slide bar is tight and still enough play.

I was about to take it out and redo it.
Curious what u say once u installed it.
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Originally Posted by swop77 View Post
Maybe I'm one of the guys who built it wrong... Lol
but it is kinda hard to adjust to get the bearing posts spot on, where the slide bar is tight and still enough play.

I was about to take it out and redo it.
Curious what u say once u installed it.
according to the info i read on FB Sakura D4 communities, it is best to build it before installation. this way you can correct any issues with bearings etc. before mounting.

hth!
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Originally Posted by vlozity View Post
according to the info i read on FB Sakura D4 communities, it is best to build it before installation. this way you can correct any issues with bearings etc. before mounting.

hth!
thats what i thought, but with the supplied hardware u mount two bearing posts through the chassis.
after i took it back out of the car i tried to assemble and adjust it before attaching , but I'm still not happy with the result.. . if u go with different screw lengths than supplied u prob will find a way to install it right, its a very fine line between too tight and loose.
the idea is great, but there should be a better way ...
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Originally Posted by swop77 View Post
thats what i thought, but with the supplied hardware u mount two bearing posts through the chassis.
after i took it back out of the car i tried to assemble and adjust it before attaching , but I'm still not happy with the result.. . if u go with different screw lengths than supplied u prob will find a way to install it right, its a very fine line between too tight and loose.
the idea is great, but there should be a better way ...
Yeah, the screws for mounting the rear most posts on my slide rack kit were too short...
Had to dig into the screw stock to replace them with a pair 3mm longer.
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