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Old 07-13-2004, 06:52 AM   #1606
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Very intresting, gona have to check into that. Clutch shoes and trans bearing before i replace the spur. Do they make them in aluminum, the spur gears, I think I saw them somewhere but can't rember where.... Thanks for the reply y'all...
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Dunno about steel spur gears. I'd check the mesh and hope it was just a stray rock that got stuck between the chassis and the gear that killed the spur. That's how I stripped mine, and I think that was the only time.

I tried the floating rear mount. Now I have to figure out where to go with the suspension. Instead of rolling around the corners, the rear seems to either drag or skip around the corners. Also, I'm getting a rather nasty spin coming out the corner with some gas. Really disconcerting. Softer springs in the back? (I think I'm on either the Ofna purple or copper, can't remember at work)

Even with all that (tricky rear end, fried glow plugs) I managed to come in 2nd this sunday!
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Try the softer springs in the rear and also try a lower shore tire(as in a softer tire). Also, good job on Sunday.

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Old 07-13-2004, 08:17 AM   #1609
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Old 07-13-2004, 01:04 PM   #1610
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spenzalii try softer tires w/medium springs to get the spin outs, out. Also I noticed on my car it holds the corners real tight since I added the graffite/aluminum shock tower i guess less flex than stock. congrats on ur 2nd place run w/bum gears and all.
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also see if your chassis is bent mine bent i I replaced about 3 gears before i realized.
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Old 07-14-2004, 07:37 AM   #1612
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I figured on going with the springs. I thing I have 40 shore all around (that may be all that's in the box) so I'll drop down on the springs before I grab some more tires.

Speaking of which, does anyone else have a problem with serious coning on the left rear tire? I usually have -2 degrees camber back there, but I may have to go to 3 or 4 to keep the tire even. I know with foam you adjust for even tire wear, but that seems a bit excessive.
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Hi Spenzalii

Yep! my rear tires cone bad (currently running -2.5 in back).

Front tires are doing pretty good with -2 camber.

Also I believe the quality of the foam tires makes a big difference.
When I use TRC tires the coning was not as bad, but I just used speedminds last weekend and all four tires were coning after just one race. Normally with TRC tires the fronts appear to have no coning with the rears showing only a small amount of coning. So I'll go back to TRC tires, evey though they cost more.

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Old 07-14-2004, 08:30 AM   #1614
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That's true. I found just about anything cones. I usually run either Speedmind or Fast Tires for now, and that tire is coned pretty bad. I may try to have them trued next time out if I find someone that will do it for me. I may try those GQ tires in a while.
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Try the twister tires if you get the chance.
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Monotuning tires are great too!:nod
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ennettii arn't bad ethier......min. coneing for me w/ -2.5 in the rear...
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Coning is a serious problem but I figuered it out.

At least on my 2 LD3's and my friends LD3 (Angel 727) I use 4 degress on the right and 4.5 to 5 on the right side. I know you may think it's wierd, so does everyone I tell about my set-up. Ha ha, but they don't say anything once my car goes flying y them on the track. I think it's just an LD3 thing but my tires wear evenly now and the car runs very well w/ the set up. I have noticed that no matter how much I lay down my rear shocks the role on the car is significant enough to cause outer tire wear unless you do this. Performance is not hindered at all, in my case the car handles quite well, better than w/ 2 deg everybody tries to convince me to use.

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3.5 Deg on rear here using speedmind foams 4deg was too much and 3deg not enough. This also depends on your shocks and track setup so you may need more or less.

Ive never had a problem with the fronts, 2 deg I think there.
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