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Old 04-22-2003, 12:09 AM
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Originally posted by penggoy
but I already put 60wt on my shocks instead of 48wt( 50wt). What can I do about it?
i have been using the same system ( (shock # / 10) - 5) long time and I have been mixing # and WT front and/or rear and couldnt have problem at all.

who is going to measure up to 48 or 46 wt? i am sure the quality control in not stable for most of the brands except asso.

try it out and see what you think about it. dont worry about the difference of 12wt if it really have such difference.
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Old 04-22-2003, 12:10 AM
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Originally posted by Vinyard
pepe, u are using a K&N filter?
are the same as they use on cars and bikes?
or do they have filters specially for R/C cars?
the K&N filters look great but not work as good. I go back to foam filters. the K&N filters are just not able to filter out fine particles.
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Old 04-22-2003, 12:12 AM
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so is this too complicated for newbies?
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Old 04-22-2003, 12:18 AM
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Originally posted by cHckbOY5
so is this too complicated for newbies?
not at all, suggest you to stick with wt or # if you are not too sure.
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Old 04-22-2003, 12:26 AM
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Originally posted by Manticore
the K&N filters look great but not work as good. I go back to foam filters. the K&N filters are just not able to filter out fine particles.
point taken and registered. thanks
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Originally posted by cHckbOY5
so is this too complicated for newbies?
What is?

The oil thing or the car?
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Old 04-22-2003, 01:07 AM
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the car lol
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Old 04-22-2003, 01:27 AM
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There are other kits out there that have better instructions and come equipped with set-up tools(NTC3).

The complexity of most of the cars out now are pretty similar so it depends on your mechanical and tuning skills.
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Old 04-22-2003, 05:33 AM
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Originally posted by Pepe
Yes, that is what i did... polished. Man, I love this engine... and after polished, it is even more powerful and faster
Pepe,

Can you tell me how you polished it? What tool and what kinda polishing compound? I wanna do it on my Big Kawahara head. Thanks...
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Old 04-22-2003, 06:36 AM
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Originally posted by eddiethefish
Pepe,

Can you tell me how you polished it? What tool and what kinda polishing compound? I wanna do it on my Big Kawahara head. Thanks...
You can do it with your 'almighty dremel' a #429 Felt polishing wheel and #421 polishing compound. You may need lots of polish compound if plan to polish the gritty surface.
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Old 04-22-2003, 06:54 AM
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did you notice the engine running any hotter after polishing it? Kinda wondered if it would run a lil hotter due to losing some surface area to the polishing.
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Old 04-22-2003, 07:05 AM
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pepe looks good

what gave you the idea to polish the engine head? i know someone who also does that ME

did you get your radio figured out on sat?

do you really think your going to catch up to me in posts?

to polish the head i first use the dremel with a dremel bit called a buff that will allow you to get into the center

you can use a dremel to do the whole process but it can be hard to get it perfect becuase it swirls
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the picture is of my sirio head after using just the buff wheel

i had flipped the car without the body and it scratched pretty badly so i decided to polish it

i had polished my buggies engine head for the same reason

also i had polished almost every piece that was purple
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i am unsure of the effect of polishing the head on its temp

but it may actually lower temp some

correct me if im wrong (and i probably am) but isnt aluminum foil reflective to give away heat

with the buggy it is not to uncommon for me to be able to pick it up by the engine head after a run especially in cooler weather

as far as getting hotter due to loss of material no not enough material is removed during polishing to make that happen

so little is removed during polishing just any roughness we would have to measure in in thousanths of an inch
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Old 04-22-2003, 07:18 AM
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Whoa!

This thread is getting full of hop-up freaks, polish freaks, what about getting some TQ freaks?
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