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Old 08-28-2004, 01:46 AM
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Which means ... Don't Do as I do, Do as I Say.

Or.. if you have money to burn throw it at the car! Funny thing is my times keep getting better as I add to the car but i'm sure its not the pars but the driving practice I get when testing.

If i just practice driving my times would be the same as they are now and i would be a lot richer!!

Admit it.. We just like playng with toys!
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Old 08-28-2004, 02:01 AM
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Biggest change to my car was the Protoform MG ZS shell, it allows me to run very soft springs and damping will no grip roll or handling problems, I can even run the kerbs now so I'm looking forward to Ashby on Sept 26th.
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Old 08-28-2004, 06:36 AM
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Sorry guys...but sommeone posted that Wider means less grip...
I'm really puzzled as how is that so? Can anyone explain please...thank you.
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Old 08-28-2004, 06:38 AM
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Wider makes the car more stable, less twitchy. But it will give you less overall rear grip.
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Old 08-28-2004, 06:43 AM
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Slotmachine, I still dun get it. Whats the rational behind it? I've always thought wider is more stable...higher grip....(wrong?) hehehee....
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Old 08-28-2004, 06:47 AM
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Sorry guys...but sommeone posted that Wider means less grip...
I'm really puzzled as how is that so? Can anyone explain please...thank you.
The roll into the corner loads the tyre. If its further away from the centre of the car it will feel less load. Its the same as having a roll bar.

To regain grip soften the spring rate for the same damping effect. More droop also helps.

I just changed the rear end of the EVO to MTX-3 hubs and the car is now 212 wide! I will find out tomorrow what the effect is

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Thanx ziggy...now I know...jeeez....been on the wrong school of thought for so long
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Old 08-28-2004, 10:23 AM
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Originally posted by ziggy12345
The roll into the corner loads the tyre. If its further away from the centre of the car it will feel less load. Its the same as having a roll bar.

To regain grip soften the spring rate for the same damping effect. More droop also helps.

I just changed the rear end of the EVO to MTX-3 hubs and the car is now 212 wide! I will find out tomorrow what the effect is

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Hmmm ... you chaged your rears and NiMo just changed his fronts!

Go to 3Hobby.Com and see.
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Old 08-28-2004, 12:19 PM
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Originally posted by Sow&Steady
Hmmm ... you chaged your rears and NiMo just changed his fronts!

Go to 3Hobby.Com and see.
Yes I did change the fronts and what a difference it makes, I can turn in when I want to and hold that tight line all round the corner, and it doesn't push anywhere like before.
RRR front hubs are a must!!

Tried the rear RRR hubs but have yet to notice any improvement, if anything it makes the rear end loose so I make take them back off.
I will try the rear hubs again tomorrow but this time with the RRR swing arms, which looks like they are adjustable for wheelbase length, not sure how to fit the roll ball to them though.
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Old 08-28-2004, 12:20 PM
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The rears are for the EVO

I changed the rears on the FW some time ago. I have ordered the froont hubs for the 3R but havent arrived yet.

The latest mod is 0.4mm shims in the JPFX and 20mm off of the pipe manifold!!!

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Old 08-28-2004, 12:23 PM
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Nimo

Hope you dont mind but copied this from 3com. Its usefull

Kyosho Options
13/37 - 2.846
13/39 - 3.000
13/40 - 3.077

Kawahara Options
17/45 - 2.647
17/46 - 2.706

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Nimo

Hope you dont mind but copied this from 3com. Its usefull

Kyosho Options
13/37 - 2.846
13/39 - 3.000
13/40 - 3.077

Kawahara Options
17/45 - 2.647
17/46 - 2.706

KFactry Option (coming soon)
14/39 - 2.785
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On the end of your ankles.. Oh... I thought that said feet!!
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On the end of your ankles.. Oh... I thought that said feet!!


Hey ziggy, what are you doing on Sept 12th?

Wanna join NiMo and me at Brooklands?
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I have just e-mailed the Brookland club to confirm if the meeting is still on.
If so NiMo, Slow, Baz, Andy G, Andy & Iain are heading down from AMCC with possibly some others.
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