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Old 12-20-2002, 05:59 AM
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Originally posted by chookgb
hi i am just wondering has anyone tried rear springs on the front of an mtx-2 or mtx-3 if they are the same colour do they work out the same stiffness ? as on both cars to get the ride height correct, at times there is no tension on the spring at all any thoughts would be appreciated,also when securing the lock nut on the piston in the shocks is it advisable not to tighten the nut fully and allow the piston to rotate or do most people lock the nut fully locking the piston in one place
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Front springs vs rear springs actually will have different tensions/characteristics due to the different number of coils on the springs. Not sure how your not getting ride height when using the shock collars to adjust them. Never tried rears on fronts and vice versa.
With the other question, regardless if you tigthen the piston nut or not,you will get the same result - the piston need to travels up and down.
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Old 12-20-2002, 07:07 AM
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i suggest that you tighten the nut fully. you dont want a nut floating around in your shock body
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i am able to get ride height but when you run low tyres the springs have no tension on them before you put the car on the ground and when you run 62mm tyres the collars are just about out of thread i can live with this but i would have thought mugen would have the springs the correct length so as to maintain tension throughout the ride height and tyre size range,also nytro chaos the nut has nylock it would not come loose
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Originally posted by chookgb
i am able to get ride height but when you run low tyres the springs have no tension on them before you put the car on the ground and when you run 62mm tyres the collars are just about out of thread i can live with this but i would have thought mugen would have the springs the correct length so as to maintain tension throughout the ride height and tyre size range,also nytro chaos the nut has nylock it would not come loose
If your shocks are to long this will effect your ride hiegth and tension on your springs, these springs have different lengths for a reason, if you want more ride hiegth with less tession on your springs, shorten your shocks this will also take the spring slop out when your car is off the ground.
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Old 12-20-2002, 03:36 PM
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Old 12-20-2002, 09:21 PM
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I think the mtx-part 4 (mtx-2 ??) was quicker !! ha ha
what's it's setup manti ? one-way / solid rear ?

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Old 12-20-2002, 09:44 PM
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I think the mtx-part 4 (mtx-2 ??) was quicker !! ha ha
what's it's setup manti ? one-way / solid rear ?

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that is MTX2 front one way with rear solid axle
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Old 12-24-2002, 11:52 PM
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just a pic of my mtx-3 just waiting for my jp s3
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that is MTX2 front one way with rear solid axle
looks like the track is broad enough to run solid rear. the mtx-2 certainly looks much faster :-)
maybe it's a faster engine, more agressive driving style etc . . .
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Originally posted by racerchan
looks like the track is broad enough to run solid rear. the mtx-2 certainly looks much faster :-)
maybe it's a faster engine, more agressive driving style etc . . .
the track is a tight medium. the video does show the track is a bit big but in fact it is a tight one.
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Well heres a pic of my newly built MTX3... also awaiting a power plant - a Fantom FR12 Rear Exhaust....




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Originally posted by chookgb
just a pic of my mtx-3 just waiting for my jp s3
Looks like you have steering linkage blinding at the servo. use more spacer to make the servo sit inner to the chassis.
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Originally posted by black-knight
Well heres a pic of my newly built MTX3... also awaiting a power plant - a Fantom FR12 Rear Exhaust....



your a step in front of me paul i only have the body cut out so far

your car looks great
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Originally posted by black-knight
Well heres a pic of my newly built MTX3... also awaiting a power plant - a Fantom FR12 Rear Exhaust....



what happened with the extra rear bodymount holes?
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Originally posted by Cartman
what happened with the extra rear bodymount holes?
they are the result of extensive wind tunnel testing!
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