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Old 05-12-2013, 05:36 PM
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by David Joor View Post
Here is a shot of the Avid Prototype Towers for the RC8.2 on my car after the Electric Main at the ROAR Warmup.
Very nice design David. I can see more shock positions and the camber link mod is supported. Can you comment on the weight of these compared to the stock AE aluminum and Carbon towers?

Also price and release timing would be nice?

Do you cover the "0" hole geometry on the rear?

I am very interested in new towers and want to reduce weight and improve geometry for both the rear camber link position and front camber link modification.

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Originally Posted by David Joor View Post
Here is a shot of the Avid Prototype Towers for the RC8.2 on my car after the Electric Main at the ROAR Warmup.
way cool, David!
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Originally Posted by TomErickson View Post
Very nice design David. I can see more shock positions and the camber link mod is supported. Can you comment on the weight of these compared to the stock AE aluminum and Carbon towers?

Also price and release timing would be nice?

Do you cover the "0" hole geometry on the rear?

I am very interested in new towers and want to reduce weight and improve geometry for both the rear camber link position and front camber link modification.
I'm not sure if he plans on releasing them or not, he's had them for a little bit now.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by heavyjeffd View Post
I'm not sure if he plans on releasing them or not, he's had them for a little bit now.
I hope he does. I have resisted upgrading to Carbon since I specifically want some changes like David implemented. I really like the performance of this vehicle with the camber link up front instead of the upper A-arm. The suspension is much more free and feels more fluid. The new Avid tower has provided proper link mounting in a very nice package.

I also feel that the "0" hole is required for this vehicle or a change like David has done with a number of positions including a lower position. With the interference with the diff case and with the recess on the shock tower. It looks like the line of positions provided in the Avid tower is moved slightly outboard which would eliminate the interference with the diff case.

If Avid doesn't launch these towers I will contact Steve at SNR for towers with custom positions.
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Originally Posted by TomErickson View Post
I determined it was cause I was not bottoming out the shaft in the rod end. Since I noticed this I have not had any issues at all. I use a sharp pliers a grab the shock rod near the end so that any damage is below the spring cup.
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A nice pair of dykes is perfect for this job.
Or just use a nut wrench to hold the nut on top of the piston with no danger of scratching the shock shafts.

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Old 05-14-2013, 06:47 AM
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zero hole mod on rear tower is not needed when running AVID rear hubs and AVID pills
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Originally Posted by boudin4evr View Post
zero hole mod on rear tower is not needed when running AVID rear hubs and AVID pills
Sure the Avid rear hubs do offer a lot more set-up options such that you may not need the "0"hole. I am using the Avid -1mm 1 Dot pils and at times use the "0" hole when seeking out more corner speed with stock 3 hole hubs. So I guess my questions can be reformed to "What hole positions are going to be offered in the new Avid rear tower?"

I do not have the Avid hubs but they are on my wish list. Avid is one of the companies out there that really provide upgrades that allow for increased tuning options. I have an Avid sticker on my body for sure.

I use the following Avid parts:
1) -1mm pils 1 Dot in the D-Plate
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Originally Posted by boudin4evr View Post
zero hole mod on rear tower is not needed when running AVID rear hubs and AVID pills
True, if you run the highest inner position on the hub tower and the #1 hole in the inner camber link position, then you're basically running the 0 hole mod linkage. I also run my hubs in the up position in the arm. Max traction.
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Can somone tell me how to get a 1.5 dot hinge pin busing in the D-plate per the latest Ryan's setup sheets? Little puzzled. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by RoosterFarEye View Post
Can somone tell me how to get a 1.5 dot hinge pin busing in the D-plate per the latest Ryan's setup sheets? Little puzzled. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by RoosterFarEye View Post
Can somone tell me how to get a 1.5 dot hinge pin busing in the D-plate per the latest Ryan's setup sheets? Little puzzled. Thanks.
That is strange. I wonder if this isn't the 0.5 degree AE pils which you could call 1.5 Dot since the stock ones are 1 dot. They set the rear toe to 3.5 degress if you have the arrows our. ASC89045

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Bushing-Set-4

I have used these in the D-Plate and they work well. I prefer the Avid -1mm 1 dot bushings more.
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Originally Posted by TomErickson View Post
That is strange. I wonder if this isn't the 0.5 degree AE pils which you could call 1.5 Dot since the stock ones are 1 dot. They set the rear toe to 3.5 degress if you have the arrows our. ASC89045

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Bushing-Set-4

I have used these in the D-Plate and they work well. I prefer the Avid -1mm 1 dot bushings more.
I was curious how they came up with a 1.5 pill. I guess depending on how you install the .5 pill it would equal a 1.5 dot. Thanks for the link.
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here is a pioc of how I have mine at the moment
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should I move my camber link down in tower and in towards tower on hub for loose conditions?
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