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Old 02-27-2008, 09:59 PM   #2746
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Today I met an owner of one of the first NT1s to come out. He said that the pivot balls and other screws would often come loose because the NT1 plastic is too soft. I just finished building my NT1 2008 version last week and wonder if there is something I should do to prevent parts from coming loose. Any 2008 owners have this problem? Suggested solutions . . .
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Today I met an owner of one of the first NT1s to come out. He said that the pivot balls and other screws would often come loose because the NT1 plastic is too soft. I just finished building my NT1 2008 version last week and wonder if there is something I should do to prevent parts from coming loose. Any 2008 owners have this problem? Suggested solutions . . .
Loc tite blue. It will keep them from moving but still allow you to disassemble when necessary. use only a small amount or it will make a gunky mess. I usually put a drop on a piece of paper & then snag some with a tooth pick. Make sure you get the BLUE. They make a red formula but you can't disassemble with the red stuff.
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what is the spring rating of the stock silver nt1 springs?
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what is the spring rating of the stock silver nt1 springs?

Front: 338185 Spring-Set - SILVER - D=1.8 (33 LB)

Rear: 308396 SILVER (STOCK) D-1.7 28lB
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Front: 338185 Spring-Set - SILVER - D=1.8 (33 LB)

Rear: 308396 SILVER (STOCK) D-1.7 28lB
cheers, ok, the fronts are stiffer than i expected. so stock springs are equivalent to a light purple front and a violet rear.

damn. i got the wrong springs then. i need the heavier ones
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cheers, ok, the fronts are stiffer than i expected. so stock springs are equivalent to a light purple front and a violet rear.

damn. i got the wrong springs then. i need the heavier ones
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What is the difference in handling between a lock and a spool?
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What is the difference in handling between a lock and a spool?
There is none, both are solid
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Loc tite blue. It will keep them from moving but still allow you to disassemble when necessary. use only a small amount or it will make a gunky mess. I usually put a drop on a piece of paper & then snag some with a tooth pick. Make sure you get the BLUE. They make a red formula but you can't disassemble with the red stuff.
just out of curiousity, everytime you take apart your car you have to put loc tite blue on all the screws??? what happens when you make an adjustment? for example you want more camber so you have to screw the pivot ball tighter? do you have to take it alll the way out to apply the loc tight blue? wow, what a hassle.
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no you put enough loctite to fill in space on the thread in the plastic.
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just out of curiousity, everytime you take apart your car you have to put loc tite blue on all the screws??? what happens when you make an adjustment? for example you want more camber so you have to screw the pivot ball tighter? do you have to take it alll the way out to apply the loc tight blue? wow, what a hassle.
Loctite are not intended for plastic, thay are only for metal to metal fasteners, so never apply loctite on plastic, it has an ingredient that actually eats up/softens the plastic.
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Loc tite blue. It will keep them from moving but still allow you to disassemble when necessary. use only a small amount or it will make a gunky mess. I usually put a drop on a piece of paper & then snag some with a tooth pick. Make sure you get the BLUE. They make a red formula but you can't disassemble with the red stuff.
Did you use the Loctite on metal-to-plastic parts as well or just metal-to-metal?
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Loctite are not intended for plastic, thay are only for metal to metal fasteners, so never apply loctite on plastic, it has an ingredient that actually eats up/softens the plastic.
That's good to know. Thanks Sam.

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just out of curiousity, everytime you take apart your car you have to put loc tite blue on all the screws??? what happens when you make an adjustment? for example you want more camber so you have to screw the pivot ball tighter? do you have to take it alll the way out to apply the loc tight blue? wow, what a hassle.
I found I did not need to do that with metal-on-metal. Usually put the loctite on after a screw had been removed a few times. Someone once told me too much loctite will ruin a screw or a thread. I never had that experience. Anyone else?
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i havn't had any problems with the screws backing themselves out in plastic or metal parts. The only thing i loctited on the whole car was the pivot ball retaining screws in the hubs.
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