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Old 01-21-2002, 11:26 PM   #1126
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Hi guys! just want to let you all know I had a great day today! it was a blast!

Ran at Crystal Park today, and finally got rid of the front push. It was probably because of the body I was running didnt have enough down force at the front! I switch back to my first body that I had long time ago! Mecerdes CLK GTR, Man it handles like it's on rail, I mean it's ON RAIL.

Setting I have today is:
Light Blue Springs, 60WT oil, 2 holes piston all around.
Elligi 40sh 26mm Front
Yokomo L32H Rear (I dont know what shore that is but someone mention that's 48sh), it sounds kind of a weired combination since most ppl run harder front and softer rear but the car was hooking so good today!
Front and rear sway bar
front toe out 1 degree
front camber 2 degree
front caster 8 degree
rear camber 2 1/2 degree
rear toe in 2 degree

Any question or suggestion welcome!
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Old 01-22-2002, 08:21 PM   #1127
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That's funny, my rubber tire setup also goes against the norm by using softer front springs than the rear.

Here's my rubber tire set up for a small med. bite track:

FRONT:
60w, stock pistons, Mugen kit rear silvers springs
1.5 deg camber, all upper arm spacers in front.
Yokomo 138GH2 tires
5000w diff oil
0 deg. toe
No sway bar

REAR:
60w, stock pistons, Mugen blue rears.
1.5 deg camber, camber link mounted on lower inner hole on shock tower and upper outer hole on hub.
Yokomo 138GH2 tires
5000w diff oil with two O-rings removed from small gears(two only).
2.5 deg toe
No sway bar
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Old 01-22-2002, 10:02 PM   #1128
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That's funny, my rubber tire setup also goes against the norm by using softer front springs than the rear.

Here's my rubber tire set up for a small med. bite track:

FRONT:
60w, stock pistons, Mugen kit rear silvers springs
1.5 deg camber, all upper arm spacers in front.
Yokomo 138GH2 tires
5000w diff oil
0 deg. toe
No sway bar

REAR:
60w, stock pistons, Mugen blue rears.
1.5 deg camber, camber link mounted on lower inner hole on shock tower and upper outer hole on hub.
Yokomo 138GH2 tires
5000w diff oil with two O-rings removed from small gears(two only).
2.5 deg toe
No sway bar

With all the spacers towards the front you probably have great on power steering right?

I am going to try out grey front spring with light blue rear springs!
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Old 01-23-2002, 03:30 AM   #1129
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Question for long time owners: How often do you change A-arms? Do you change when the slop starts to show and how long does this take to happen? Do you just replace the parts or try to shim it up? And do you consider this slop when adjusting the car?
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Old 01-23-2002, 01:42 PM   #1130
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Question for long time owners: How often do you change A-arms? Do you change when the slop starts to show and how long does this take to happen? Do you just replace the parts or try to shim it up? And do you consider this slop when adjusting the car?
I never replaced any of the front a-arm, lucky enough never broke one, but I had replaced afew rear lower a-arm, I cliped the board once and the other times were sent to the board by other racers!
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Old 01-23-2002, 03:08 PM   #1131
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I never replaced any of the front a-arm, lucky enough never broke one, but I had replaced afew rear lower a-arm, I cliped the board once and the other times were sent to the board by other racers!
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Old 01-23-2002, 04:33 PM   #1132
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Anybody race at Hobby Central in San Diego? What is a good setup?
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Old 01-23-2002, 06:01 PM   #1133
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Hey Raf
dennis, hook up with Chris F up LA way He hangs on HPI's site fron time to time. He is a good guy and can direct you to tracks down that way. They have been running crystal park alot and its not to much of a drive from Diego. I'm not sure how much is actually going on in diego itself.
Do a search on his name and split him an Email
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Old 01-23-2002, 10:45 PM   #1134
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Hi Guys,

we got a few new items from Mugen: Centax adjustment tool and also the pinion tool. We also have the light weight titanium pillow balls in stock (packs of 8).

We will also have Kawahara hop-ups back in stock this week, as well as some new goodies from Kawahara next week.

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Old 01-28-2002, 12:20 AM   #1135
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anybody else have a problem with the rear belt getting scored? . I've just started breaking in the car and notice now that a 1mm strip on the right side of the belt has been scraped off, I think by the tip of the screw SKA3x12holding on the bottom brake stop T01048. I just used the cutoff wheel to shorten the screw a bit.

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Old 01-28-2002, 12:58 AM   #1136
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anybody else have a problem with the rear belt getting scored? . I've just started breaking in the car and notice now that a 1mm strip on the right side of the belt has been scraped off, I think by that screw. I just used the cutoff wheel to shorten the screw a bit. Guess I'll need a new belt. I think it's from the tip of the SKA3x12 screw holding on the bottom brake stop (T0104B) - see step 20. Maybe somehow I'm using the wrong screw?
I've owned the car for nearly 2 years and never needed to replace the rear belt. Might want to double check you have assembled it correctly
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Old 01-28-2002, 02:04 AM   #1137
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Must be. I've got the rear unit apart to find a construction problem. Thanks for the info.
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Old 01-28-2002, 11:01 PM   #1138
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As an afterward to this, I went down to the LHS on my lunch hour to buy a belt and asked the owner Bobby, and Marvin another racer who happend to be there, what they thought. They look at each other, Bobby sez one word, "rock". Marvin: "yeah, rock"
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Old 01-29-2002, 02:01 PM   #1139
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Hi Guys,

I had the MTX-2 out on my local track on Sunday dialling in the Centax clutch.

It had been raining during the day & a few puddles had formed.


I managed to avoid them for a while then splosh, high five, wipe out.

No response from my electrics!

Packed up & went home.

Stripped the car & let the electrics dry out.

Receiver was OK, but both servo's were fried!


I had thought of getting some digi servo's but at approx. $100 dollers each the above experience has turned me right off.

I only use cheap nasty servo's, Futaba S3003's.


In the case above does anybody think a digi servo would have survived? are they more watertight/robust?


Our weather in Ireland is very damp & wet, not good for electrics.

Any thoughts?


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Hi Guys,

I had the MTX-2 out on my local track on Sunday dialling in the Centax clutch.

It had been raining during the day & a few puddles had formed.


I managed to avoid them for a while then splosh, high five, wipe out.

No response from my electrics!

Packed up & went home.

Stripped the car & let the electrics dry out.

Receiver was OK, but both servo's were fried!


I had thought of getting some digi servo's but at approx. $100 dollers each the above experience has turned me right off.

I only use cheap nasty servo's, Futaba S3003's.


In the case above does anybody think a digi servo would have survived? are they more watertight/robust?


Our weather in Ireland is very damp & wet, not good for electrics.

Any thoughts?


Click, Dublin
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