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Old 03-13-2005, 10:21 PM   #4891
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I have not driven off a racetrack for many years so I am definately not the person to ask about parking lot stuff. I would say you would know heaps more than me about it.
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:33 PM   #4892
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:37 PM   #4893
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Titanium being sandpapered due to vibration? How so and not the steel or stock? I keep everything nice n firm on my shafts.
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:49 PM   #4894
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Titanium being sandpapered due to vibration? How so and not the steel or stock? I keep everything nice n firm on my shafts.
Its to do with the rockwell hardness of the bearing race vs the shaft. No matter how tight the bearing on the shaft there is a microscopic gap, and these two things are vibrating against each other, the shaft and the bearing inner race. The greater the rockwell hardness difference between the two surfaces the faster the wear (the sandpapering) will occur. The steel shafts are much harder than the Ti shafts, titanium is strong but not particularly hard.
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Old 03-13-2005, 11:07 PM   #4895
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Still though I think they were a good buy. Heck I'll replace em if anything. I like the performance.
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Old 03-13-2005, 11:08 PM   #4896
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HMm Just thought of something. I can bring the stock ones to my mechanics class and make those HOLLOW! Anyone think it would work?
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Old 03-13-2005, 11:09 PM   #4897
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Still though I think they were a good buy. Heck I'll replace em if anything. I like the performance.
How much do they weigh?
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Old 03-13-2005, 11:23 PM   #4898
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Not sure. Damn come to think of it, lemme make sure if my was titanium or steel. LOL
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Old 03-13-2005, 11:52 PM   #4899
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It appears so. Steel.
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Old 03-14-2005, 08:42 AM   #4900
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STOCK
Stock Aluminum front shock tower 12grams
Stock aluminum rear shock tower 12 grams
stock aluminum side belt brace 8 grams
Stock front shaft 14 grams
Stock aluminum 2 speed shaft 24 grams
aluminum front diff case 60 grams
aluminum steering brace 4 grams
plastic rear diff case 60 grams
rear swaybar 8 grams

MODIFIED
graphite front shock tower 6 grams
graphite rear shock tower 6 grams
graphite side belt brace 4 grams
titanium front shaft 8 grams
Titanium 2 speed shaft 14 grams
aluminum frontone way 36 grams
graphite steering brace 2 grams
plastic rear diff case 60 grams
rear swaybar 8 grams
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Old 03-14-2005, 09:06 AM   #4901
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Cool. Well I just did some work on my R40 and I lowered it to 4mm front and 5mm rear. I have -1degree of camber and 0 toe in. The front also has -1degree of camber. I tightened the adjuster nut in the centax and hope to get better acceleration offline now. Gonna test it out in a bit if the weather stays good.
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Awesome!!! let me know how your car performs now that it is lowered.
Did you say you also have titanium shafts? I hear they are not so good after all because they ain't hard enough. Well the performance is great, so what I did is I went ahead and ordered another set to have just in case the otherones show tear or wear.
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Old 03-14-2005, 09:15 AM   #4903
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I think they might be the steel shafts. I don't have the package so I'm not sure what they were. LOL. I hope I find them to verify the type. Mostlikely it's the steel one. I'm testing the R40 with the stock tires now btw instead of my GRPs. Those are on the TL-01(elec sedan) now.
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Old 03-14-2005, 09:18 AM   #4904
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how far is the track from where you live?
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:44 AM   #4905
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My old track is about 50miles away. A good 58mins depending on traffic. It may be less.
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