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Old 06-03-2004, 02:36 PM   #3046
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nope, thats not it, they are in correctly
Can you pull out one of the spacers on the shafts to check if those are binding it?

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Old 06-03-2004, 04:24 PM   #3047
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can anybody help me out on this
Check to see if the swaybar assembly is rubbing the
foam bumper. Sometimes that happens when the
bumper gets old. If that doesn't work then detach
the shocks and check. If the problem cannot be
found then detach the front sway and check again.
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Old 06-03-2004, 04:57 PM   #3048
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its not the bumper.. or the shims. but i got it work just by loosening the set screws on the sway bar, but it is weird how i didnt adjust anything and it wouldnt work, but o well..

i got a question about those spacers though, what excatly do they do, i have the upper arm directly in the middle, so i have an even amount of spacers on each side, what wil happen if i put more in the front or more in the rear?? anything??
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Old 06-03-2004, 05:13 PM   #3049
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Those are the caster adjustments you are
referring to...
Using more caster by placing more spacers
to the front will give more steering into the
turn but less steering exiting the turn.
Less caster by using more spacers toward
the back which stands the knuckle more up
right will give less steering into the turn but
you will have more steering exiting.
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ok thanks, NCC are you goin to regionals
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This is my last shot at finding the fix. Check to make sure you don't have one or both of the front uprights (suspension piece that holds the hub and wheel) over tightened. If over tightened those things bind up easy.

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i'm not really sure what you are talking about, but i am pretty sure it isnt that because al i took off was the bulkhead, the bumper, and the front sway bar. but thanks
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I'll be at Dougs on Sat. The regionals is for 8th scale
and for sedan it's the Virginia state race. As far as I know
the regionals for sedan will be later this year in NJ.
I plan on being there. When are making it to Dougs?
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i'm not really sure what you are talking about, but i am pretty sure it isnt that because al i took off was the bulkhead, the bumper, and the front sway bar. but thanks
This is what I am talking about:

If those aluminum or zylon set screws are over tightened they bind up the suspension thus locking up and limiting the travel of the front suspension.

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NCC, yah i know i was jw though, i was gonna go to richmond with guillermo, i think you know him, but i havta work saturday, so that screws up both dougs and regionals. so i might be up to dougs in a couple of weeks.

TerraX, yah those are fine, but i didnt think taht binds up the suspension, that justs binds up the steering.
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It also binds up vertical travel.

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hey all I was wodnfering if anyone hs heard of soaking new belts in w-d40??

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I'll be at Dougs on Sat. The regionals is for 8th scale
and for sedan it's the Virginia state race. As far as I know
the regionals for sedan will be later this year in NJ.
I plan on being there. When are making it to Dougs?
Nigel...

Regionals for what club are in NJ?...

and where can I get info.....Maybe I can talk Treky into comin' and down and we race you guys...
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If you overtighten the 4 screws that hold the swaybar on it will bind up your suspension. Back them off 1/16 of a turn.

Also the piece that holds the rear of the upper hingpins can be installed crooked. The two countersunk screws still allow for some play on this part, back these screws off and check the arms for binding.
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Nigel...

Regionals for what club are in NJ?...

and where can I get info.....Maybe I can talk Treky into comin' and down and we race you guys...
It would be a blast to race with you and Treky
at the regionals. I will let you as soon as I get
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