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Old 04-02-2002, 11:11 PM   #1
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Old 04-04-2002, 04:11 PM   #2
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I installed a front one-way, and am aware the it puts more stress on the front belt. Because of that I added the aluminum mid-block and stepped up to a 5mm wide front belt, and the thing still strips. Any ideas on how to make the front belt last longer.
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replace the 16 tooth mid pulley with a paris alumunium pulley. it will help alot.
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Old 04-04-2002, 05:04 PM   #4
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I'm running a front one-way w/ and adjustable fps diff in the rear. What would the afftect be if I tightened it close to locking? Would on power steering improve? or will it push harder? Need some physics lessons here.
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I'm running a front one-way w/ and adjustable fps diff in the rear. What would the afftect be if I tightened it close to locking? Would on power steering improve? or will it push harder? Need some physics lessons here.
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I think the solid will take away rear traction in the turns and give more forward bite. While the oneway will pull the car through the turns faster with more corner traction. There real tricky to drive but are real fast if traction is good. If I'm wrong please step in.
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GT4-R Terror you are right i have my impulse set up that way and it handles great add a lola body and foam tires and your impulse will rock
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... just wondering how it would handle with a solid front and a rear ball diff (not the FPS)? ... has anyone tried?

Is it possible to make it handle really tight - like good steering in and out of corner and on and off the throttle ( on asphalt with good amount of rubber laid down) ... ?
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BEFORE I HAD THE SOLID REAR AND ONE WAY UP FRONT I WAS USING ( SOLID UP FRONT AND GEAR DIFF. REAR ) WHAT I FIND OUT FROM THAT SETTING TO THE ONE IM USING RIGHT NOW IS THAT I HAD TO USE THE BRAKE A LOT. NOW IM MAKING FASTER LAP TIMES AND USING LESS BRAKE OR NOT BRAKE AT ALL, IS LIKE DRIVING A 1/8. I HAD TO CHANGE THE WAY I DRIVE, BUT I LIKE IT BETTER THIS WAY....
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Are there floating rear body mounts for my serpent impulse streetspec?

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that's what i am running now - solid front and gear diff rear. I like how much better it corners on power. i'm giving the oneway front/ solid rear a thought but i want to find out first how the rear ball diff handles from you guys who have tried, because rear ball diff is still different from gear diff with light (or even without) oil.

thanks for the positive input on the oneway front/solid rear setup. i've heard alot of positive feedback on it. but as of now, i'm still scared of losing front break. i guess sooner or later i'll have to give it a try.
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Are there floating rear body mounts for my serpent impulse streetspec?

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yes. youc an find it at ashfordhobby.com
SER 808150 Body Mount Set GTP EV2 $24.75
i believe thats it.
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Cool thanks

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Can you guys tell me what I will need to run the Lola/GTP bodies? and will the Yokomo Lola or GTP body work? Thanks
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you can run either one you wish. i believe you just need to get an impact front bumper and dremel it to fit( its too wide) and you will need to get the rear mount , the part# is on my last post.
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