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Old 11-08-2003, 07:02 AM   #166
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Guys, some help please...
I cant get the front wheels of my fw to go back to perfect neutral (center) once I let go of the wheel. I'm using a high torque servo for the steering and still no perfect centering of the front wheels. I also have made adjustments to the servo saver spring and still the problem persists. This car is a real pain when it comes to the steering assembly I have had such an easy time with my evo and RR. But this car.....
Any thoughts and/or solutions to this nagging problem of mine would be GREATLY appreciated.
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Old 11-08-2003, 12:13 PM   #167
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Are you still using the kit supplied pillow ball nuts?
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Old 11-08-2003, 12:46 PM   #168
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Well, the un-thinkable is going through my mind... I'm contemplating selling my V-One RR Evo for an FW-05R !

I know the thought's not gunna go away until I eventually give in and buy one too !
christmas is near :P Hit the folks up for the FW-05R, keep the evo still
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SP Racer: No. I switched them to aluminum ones from the RR.
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Old 11-09-2003, 12:52 AM   #170
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Do you think RR's floating rear body mount will fit for this car? Are the parts interchangeable with RR? The car looks really good, the only my concern is the gearing options. What you guys think?
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Old 11-09-2003, 06:02 PM   #171
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Guys, some help please...
I cant get the front wheels of my fw to go back to perfect neutral (center) once I let go of the wheel. I'm using a high torque servo for the steering and still no perfect centering of the front wheels. I also have made adjustments to the servo saver spring and still the problem persists. This car is a real pain when it comes to the steering assembly I have had such an easy time with my evo and RR. But this car.....
Any thoughts and/or solutions to this nagging problem of mine would be GREATLY appreciated.
Check your steering linkages for freeness and also the front hubs, you may have somthing a bit too tight and it is binding.
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Old 11-11-2003, 04:02 AM   #172
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Guys, some help please...
I cant get the front wheels of my fw to go back to perfect neutral (center) once I let go of the wheel. I'm using a high torque servo for the steering and still no perfect centering of the front wheels. I also have made adjustments to the servo saver spring and still the problem persists. This car is a real pain when it comes to the steering assembly I have had such an easy time with my evo and RR. But this car.....
Any thoughts and/or solutions to this nagging problem of mine would be GREATLY appreciated.
You might want to check the tightness of the pillow-ball-nut in the upright/knuckle. Also, it's better to have a plastic spacer in between the pillow & nut if you have swapped the nut to the RR ones. Hope it these help, cheers!
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Old 11-11-2003, 05:18 AM   #173
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I would bet that the stock pivot ball retainers (the black molded plastic ones) are causing the problem. They're not contoured and cause peculiar binding right around the neutral position. The retainers are flat and they work well until the broached hex hole in the center of the pivot ball aligns with the hole in the center of the flat retainer (it's a little hard to explain, but you'll see it clearly if you take out the retainer).

Swap the stock pivot ball retainers with some machined Delrin retainers (I did). I think it will make your problem go away.
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Old 11-11-2003, 06:21 PM   #174
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SPRacer, Shogun, DoctorJ, SteveP:

THANK YOU ALL for the advice.
In the process of checking the things you guys told me to, I found that the two bell crank towers were the problem. They both have black plastic bushings instead of ball bearings. Need to replace those. Also, if you tighten the blue steering linkage too much, it will bind like hell.

Thanks again guys

SteveP: I replaced mine with original aluminum RR retainers and they worked fine.
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Just got meself a FW-05R...just wanna know what are the diff oil u guys use.....other than the stock ones provided....for medium size track with medium traction...usually all round 37's foamsthink of using frnt diff oil 7000 n rear diff oil 1000...wats ur verdict?
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Just got meself a FW-05R...just wanna know what are the diff oil u guys use.....other than the stock ones provided....for medium size track with medium traction...usually all round 37's foamsthink of using frnt diff oil 7000 n rear diff oil 1000...wats ur verdict?
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Just got meself a FW-05R...just wanna know what are the diff oil u guys use.....other than the stock ones provided....for medium size track with medium traction...usually all round 37's foamsthink of using frnt diff oil 7000 n rear diff oil 1000...wats ur verdict?
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Vones - I am currently running 50K front and 10K rear, I am not too sure what John is using.

John: Care to post what the diff oil you are using?
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Vones - I am currently running 50K front and 10K rear, I am not too sure what John is using.

John: Care to post what the diff oil you are using?
Mine's 10K Front & 1K Rear. But am in the process of changing to 3K Front & rear remain at 1K.....
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