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Old 03-02-2004, 12:45 AM   #5026
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Did he shave 1mm off of the plastic end in that picture or did he do something else??
He did not shorten the plastic end / shock cap. He just made the shock cap thinner / flatter by 1 mm.
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Old 03-02-2004, 01:14 AM   #5027
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I think the 42 mm figure was given by Julius if I'm not mistaken.

The 42mm dimension is used when your running Sanwa servos.
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Old 03-02-2004, 01:29 AM   #5028
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Can you identify this body? Cool looking fenders. But I think it looks a bit heavy.
cyba888, this is the Protoform Opel Astra DTM body, the Protoform Vauxhall Astra BTCC does'nt have the flared wheel arches.
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Old 03-02-2004, 01:31 AM   #5029
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By flattening the shock cap by 1mm what exactly does it do? When in a crash does the shocks have more room to move around(more play) so the shafts wont snap as easily? I think that is the main reason for flattening it.
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When in a crash does the shocks have more room to move around(more play) so the shafts wont snap as easily?
Yes, apparently so.
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The 42mm dimension is used when your running Sanwa servos.
Right on Mark.
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Old 03-02-2004, 02:02 AM   #5032
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cyba888, this is the Protoform Opel Astra DTM body, the Protoform Vauxhall Astra BTCC does'nt have the flared wheel arches.
Thanks Diesel Racer
Has anyone used this body or know how these bodies run?
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Old 03-02-2004, 02:06 AM   #5033
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Where can I get those orange GQ tires online....anyone? I get Ellegi tires at my lhs and they sell a set(4) for only 14US$ It doesnt get cheaper than that.
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Old 03-02-2004, 03:18 AM   #5034
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Thanks to Mr. D.. everything is well explainned as always

Please do understand, opinion is like religion.. if you don't feel comfortable, do not follow.. The most important to me is that doing all those mentioned mods, I feel more confident driving the car which is a good start As the flyweight mod, I'm kind of needed to do when running in my local track. Since the layout is rather small and technical, the stock gearing (even lower one) would still not giving enough punch between corner to corner. It's a good one D.

Cyba888.. sorry, I do not have the pics for original shock pivot top. As D mentioned, I only flattenning them by 1mm starting from the top (round part) but NOT till the end. Leave 1mm (original thickness) from the bottom. If you leave 2mm from the bottom, this are would still hitting the lower end of shock tower dependeng on which holes your damper mounted. Yes, you need to bring them to machinist. It would worth the money rather than hurting your hand (..even your eyes sometimes, it happend to me once).

How well it is now handle the crash?? of course my answer would be very well. But the most important is that you have to realise or accept the the problem underlying broken shaft/body/tower is due to lack of pivot top movement. Then you will be happy doing the mods
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Thanks Diesel Racer
Has anyone used this body or know how these bodies run?
cyba888 having had a closer look at the body in the picture, I think I gave you some wrong information there Protoform definitely do the same body but they use an adjustable height rear wing, the body in the picture does'nt so maybe it's the Frewer version. The body is quite popular over here in the UK, and I believe it gives fairly neutral handling.
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Old 03-02-2004, 06:53 AM   #5036
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About tyres... Have a look what I found in me search for GREAT Serpent prices... Ellegi tyres, 10x 26mm for $52.35 and $61.76 for 30mm. Have a look at http://www.rccarinternational.com and have a look in the shop, and it is under serpent... For me, this is an ok price... works out to like ~$6 a pair... And they ship anywhere in the world for a reasonable amount... not bad at all.
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About tyres... Have a look what I found in me search for GREAT Serpent prices... Ellegi tyres, 10x 26mm for $52.35 and $61.76 for 30mm. Have a look at http://www.rccarinternational.com and have a look in the shop, and it is under serpent... For me, this is an ok price... works out to like ~$6 a pair... And they ship anywhere in the world for a reasonable amount... not bad at all.
thats awesome price thats about $13.00 a set
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About tyres... Have a look what I found in me search for GREAT Serpent prices... Ellegi tyres, 10x 26mm for $52.35 and $61.76 for 30mm. Have a look at http://www.rccarinternational.com and have a look in the shop, and it is under serpent... For me, this is an ok price... works out to like ~$6 a pair... And they ship anywhere in the world for a reasonable amount... not bad at all.
Hey thats a good price for online. I havent seen a place cheaper than that online. I get my Ellegi tires at 3.67 each at my lhs. I think ill stick to my lhs prices

Baxter I think you calculated it wrong. You get it for around 10 bucks a pair. 52.35+61.76=114.11 for 20 tires.
114.11 divide that by 10 which equals 11.41 a pair.

I get mine for 73.52(20 tires) divide by 10 equals 7.35 a pair

Hey thats still a good price for online. I havent seen a place cheaper than that online. Ill stick to my lhs prices
Now all I need is to find those Opel Astra DTM bodies
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Next time when I go back to HK, I will bring a empty luggage and stock the whole luggage with Protoform bodies (like $7-8 each), Foam tires (like $8 a pair) and Nova Rossi Engine like JP and NovaMAX (40% cheaper then state)...............and ebay them.

Then, I will quit my job and go back and forth between here and Asia once every 2 weeks as carieer...........

Who said you cannot have fun while you work....?

P.S. yes BaxterC, I think your calculation is wrong....10x26mm means 5 pairs only (not 5 sets of 4) = 10.00 plus each pair. That is a OK price....and you can do the same if you order from rcmodel.com.....beside, 45 shores front and 37 shores rear might not be a good idea for S710....we can use some 37 shore FRONT and 40 shore rear to bring those UNDERSTEERING back.
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Now all I need is to find those Opel Astra DTM bodies
protoform makes one and also H.P.I. This is the hpi body below part #7481
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