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Old 03-15-2011, 07:08 PM
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[QUOTE=dragracechief;8808313]Wow 3 sets in one week, there is definatly something wrong though I'm not sure what. The stock clutches are more or less goof proff, no real way to install them wrong. The stock shoes last over a gallon for me.[/QUOTE

I wonder if I am getting too much traction or something...lol. The car rolls free when the clutch isn't bound to the bell...lol
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:32 PM
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Trying to understand. Did you have to pry the clutch bell off? How were the bearings?
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by simptek View Post
So would i be correct in saying that the wing at its flatest angle and full forward would make the car more prone to nose dive in the air rather than being ass heavy making the nose point up? So what about dropping the wing down closer to the shock tower like the mod does?

Thanks in advance for your answers.
Yup, you're exactly right. The wing strut mod takes this a step further by lowering the wing below the top of the shock tower, which would disturb the airflow over the wing more, thus reducing downforce further.
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by SkarTisu View Post
Yup, you're exactly right. The wing strut mod takes this a step further by lowering the wing below the top of the shock tower, which would disturb the airflow over the wing more, thus reducing downforce further.
I also find that it is quicker to react when adjusting the flight angle.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:12 AM
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hey guys, very interested in the wing mod. Is there any way to post a printable jig. You have done a great job with the measuring and pics but for someone like me, a jig would be awesome.

Thanks, it's hard to believe i have been driving the same buggy for 4 years!
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by millerdui View Post
hey guys, very interested in the wing mod. Is there any way to post a printable jig. You have done a great job with the measuring and pics but for someone like me, a jig would be awesome.

Thanks, it's hard to believe i have been driving the same buggy for 4 years!
Go a couple pages back. It's detailed pictures
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:43 PM
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Default Front shock tower.

Finished my front shock tower tonight so front and rear are complete. Came out ok but only had enough material for one try for front and rear. Should have made prototypes in plastic first but didn't think of that til I was finished. May get some more carbon to make two more but seeing how AE will be releasing theirs soon it hardly seems worth it. Really just wanted to make them just to do it. This is a fairly tough mod to get right but it is doable just not worth attempting unless you really wanted to. Will be interrested to see AE's and compare them to these to see any differances.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:38 AM
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Does anyone have the paper that comes with the shocks (or know off the top of their head) that tells the size of the drill bit to use when drilling new holes in shock pistons?
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Originally Posted by Quad Racer 34 View Post
Does anyone have the paper that comes with the shocks (or know off the top of their head) that tells the size of the drill bit to use when drilling new holes in shock pistons?

Dylan I know a lot of guys use the kit from GMK supply. It's called the "Hole Thing". There is a standard and metric version. I gotta get one to make 10 hole pistons for my car lol
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:41 PM
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Check out Wikipedia and search for drill bit sizes.
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Actually, I was digging through my box today trying to find something else and found the shock rebuild paper and it had the sizes on it. Thanks though.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:48 PM
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Anybody have any promo codes to team associated's webite?
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:56 PM
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Have to say I raced this weekend at the barn in Jefferson City Mo, and I could not be happier with the 8b, coming from a 2.0 and this was my first time with the buggy. I qed very well but in the main kinda lost it, I needed a little more brakes and the other sportsman drivers didn't help. But I am very happy with my new buggy
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:20 PM
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Still waiting for the new updated parts coming out does anybody know when
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:02 PM
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Heard next month.
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