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Old 07-28-2003, 05:49 PM
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Default GPM Aluminum Knuckles

yesterday I had the chance to run my alu knuclkles for the first time.

No problems all day long and I hit everything on the track because of radio problems.

I shattered my top deck in 6 pieces after a head on crash at ~40 mph, BUT the knuckles stayed on
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Old 07-28-2003, 05:54 PM
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Default Re: GPM Aluminum Knuckles

Originally posted by stefan
No problems all day long and I hit everything on the track because of radio problems.
Shattered my top deck in 6 pieces after a head on crash at ~40 mph, BUT the knuckles stayed on
Beware.... track owners can charge you an extra for 'stressing the boards'.

Regarding top deck. Ouch!!!!
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Old 07-28-2003, 06:39 PM
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Default Re: GPM Aluminum Knuckles

Originally posted by stefan
yesterday I had the chance to run my alu knuclkles for the first time.

No problems all day long and I hit everything on the track because of radio problems.

I shattered my top deck in 6 pieces after a head on crash at ~40 mph, BUT the knuckles stayed on
Ouch!! .... there goes your wallet..
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Old 07-29-2003, 08:56 AM
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Originally posted by Corse-R
Uhm.... for your symptoms and what you told about the inner side of the Sleeve your P/S is shot and needs replacement.

If you made only two races with your car and suddenly the engine lost the.........
Thank you very much Corse-R. Great post.
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Old 07-29-2003, 09:31 AM
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hi, has anyone tried the new 0.8 module gear ? can it improve the top end with a better gear ratio 4.53 ? thanks
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Old 07-29-2003, 09:45 AM
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Default Re: 0.8 module gear

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hi, has anyone tried the new 0.8 module gear ? can it improve the top end with a better gear ratio 4.53 ? thanks
I'm using 0.8 spurs as many others on the thread. Personally I liked them, lesser drag (but more delicate, and you need to pay attention to gear mesh), finer stepping on the gearing and others.

4.53:1 is to me a quite steep gearing, if you're looking better high end, probably a shorter gearing will make your engine and car shine at high-end.
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Old 07-29-2003, 11:50 AM
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Cool 4 mm chassis

Actually, since the bulkheads, and all attached suspension parts are sitting ON TOP of the 4mm thick, unrecessed chassis, the chassis mass is LOWERED I.E. THE BOTTOM OF THE CHASSIS IS NOW 1 MM FURTHER BELOW THE BOTTOM OF THE BULKHEADS. Since the only mass which lies below the level of the chassis bottom is the portion of the 4 tires and wheels, and since this remains unchanged at the same ride height the the CG must be lower with the thicker chassis.
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Old 07-29-2003, 12:40 PM
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Default Re: 4 mm chassis

Originally posted by clmbia45
Actually, since the bulkheads, and all attached suspension parts are sitting ON TOP of the 4mm thick, unrecessed chassis, the chassis mass is LOWERED I.E. THE BOTTOM OF THE CHASSIS IS NOW 1 MM FURTHER BELOW THE BOTTOM OF THE BULKHEADS. Since the only mass which lies below the level of the chassis bottom is the portion of the 4 tires and wheels, and since this remains unchanged at the same ride height the the CG must be lower with the thicker chassis.
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Mugen made 4mm Chassis that have recessed for the front & rear bulk head, radio mount, etc.. That makes roll center the same as the stock 3mm chassis. Not sure of RD, Kawahara, 3-racing or others 4mm chassis.
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Old 07-29-2003, 12:42 PM
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the kawahara chassis does it too i believe
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Default Re: 4 mm chassis

Originally posted by clmbia45
Actually, since the bulkheads, and all attached suspension parts are sitting ON TOP of the 4mm thick, unrecessed chassis, the chassis mass is LOWERED I.E. THE BOTTOM OF THE CHASSIS IS NOW 1 MM FURTHER BELOW THE BOTTOM OF THE BULKHEADS. Since the only mass which lies below the level of the chassis bottom is the portion of the 4 tires and wheels, and since this remains unchanged at the same ride height the the CG must be lower with the thicker chassis.
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WRONG!!!
because if you run 5mm ride hieght with both chassis, the four mm you have raised every thing 1mm higher than the 3mm chassis at 5 mm ride hieght!
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Old 07-29-2003, 01:17 PM
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Corse what are your rough basic stiings fot low and top end then, i end up around 2 3/4 low 3 to 3 1/2 top end
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Old 07-29-2003, 01:47 PM
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Removing gears

Any tips how I can remove the gears on the bell, without damage the bell?
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Old 07-29-2003, 01:53 PM
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Any tips how I can remove the gears on the bell, without damage the bell?

buy the correct Mugen tool its not cheap but its cheaper than wreaking clutch bells
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has anybody had problems w/ the 2 spd sticking sometimes in 2nd? I have lubed it and tryed it dry both don't seem to work. Help!!!?




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Old 07-29-2003, 02:32 PM
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Default Re: 2 spd

Originally posted by mtx3racer
has anybody had problems w/ the 2 spd sticking sometimes in 2nd? I have lubed it and tryed it dry both don't seem to work. Help!!!?




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