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Old 07-03-2006, 04:09 PM   #5221
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Kawahara Rear Blade Swaybars. Just installed. Took 3 min. minus dialation.

The blades are marked with grooves in about 1/8 increments and the main blades' support is marked with a center line for equal side-to-side balancing. No more guestimating.

The main (middle) support fits perfectly into the center of the stock upper chassis brace. Almost like it was planned from birth.

After fine tuning, both wheels have even lift as the opposite wheel is elevated. This was measured with the chassis on droop blocks. The trick is to lift each rear wheel and fine tune the set screws that hold the main rod (where the stock swaybar went). If you lift a wheel and notice the rod moving upward, turn in the set screw in until the rod is stabilized. You don't want to lock down the rod, because it still needs to move freely as the stock swaybar did.

Stock swaybar with 2 ballends and set screws weigh in at 8.5g.
The entire Kawahara swaybar unit weighed in at 11g.
Not to bad. And it looks bad @ssss!

What I should've done was measure the Mugen swaybars' wheel lifts to know what increments of the Kawahara's blades equal 2.0, 2.1, 2.2...
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Old 07-03-2006, 04:26 PM   #5222
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Looks good, is that the new low CG brake arm?
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Old 07-03-2006, 05:13 PM   #5223
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kidDynomite,

What is the part # for the rear blade swaybar. Thanks.
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Old 07-03-2006, 07:05 PM   #5225
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What is the part # for the rear blade swaybar. Thanks.
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Looks good, is that the new low CG brake arm?
Ha, Joe's got that eye, always keen on the latest speed secrets!
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Old 07-03-2006, 08:58 PM   #5227
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Ha, Joe's got that eye, always keen on the latest speed secrets!
Haha, I try!
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Here is an upcoming entry from Kawahara also. 4mm chassis. K-882
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Old 07-03-2006, 09:49 PM   #5229
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At Pro shop Futaba the mugen pipe is 6825 yen witch is $60 (USD) same price as the VR12+ all you have to do is email them and they will price what ever you want if they have it
very cheap Kawahara parts as well
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Here is an upcoming entry from Kawahara also. 4mm chassis. K-882
Ohhh yeah! Can't wait, but I just don't understand what they mean "Beginning of July - 7 end of the month day schedules" Dang, Babelfish
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Ohhh yeah! Can't wait, but I just don't understand what they mean "Beginning of July - 7 end of the month day schedules" Dang, Babelfish
is that a new 4mm design by Kawahara couse i ordered a kawahara 4mm chassis from Pro shop Futaba a few days ago


BTW it only cost $35
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Here is an upcoming entry from Kawahara also. 4mm chassis. K-882
Cant wait to see that lol
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looks like you can use the one piece engine mount aswell
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is that a new 4mm design by Kawahara couse i ordered a kawahara 4mm chassis from Pro shop Futaba a few days ago


BTW it only cost $35
it turns out that pro shop futaba priced me the k-870 3mm pro one they got my order mixed up the k-882 4mm chassis will be out mid july and the price is 4760yen (41USD) not 4060 yen (35USD) witch i posted before
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it turns out that pro shop futaba priced me the k-870 3mm pro one they got my order mixed up the k-882 4mm chassis will be out mid july and the price is 4760yen (41USD) not 4060 yen (35USD) witch i posted before

i am also ordering the 4mm. the 3mm seems to handle better though. the 4mm is very twitchy and responsive, which can be good/bad. im still undecided, but leaning towards the 3mm with a thicker rear diff oil.
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