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Old 04-10-2017, 07:09 AM
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Looking for feedback from anybody on the new shorter front lower arms - anybody tried them yet ??
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Looking for feedback from anybody on the new shorter front lower arms - anybody tried them yet ??
I tried them in L.A. and suffered on power push. makes the car less twitchy but definitely less on power steering. More testing needs to be done.
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yeah, i am interested to see not only how it works but the development behind it!
I can say for sure the short front lower A arms were designed to lengthen the front-end of the car for tracks that have alot of sweeping corners! now i could be wrong but this is my take on this particular optional part! Ive looked at Rick V set up sheet and he also used the short front lower A arms! the track he was on had alot of sweeping corners!!
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Not sure if anyone else has had issues with the heads stripping on the 2.5mm flat head allen screws that fasten the battery plate but I stripped 2 or 3 fairly easily (one during the initial build) so I tried some 2,5mm stainless Phillips head screws that I had in my parts drawer and have had no problems the last 3 outings
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Not sure if anyone else has had issues with the heads stripping on the 2.5mm flat head allen screws that fasten the battery plate but I stripped 2 or 3 fairly easily (one during the initial build) so I tried some 2,5mm stainless Phillips head screws that I had in my parts drawer and have had no problems the last 3 outings
NO, but I lose 1 or 2 every time I take the battery tray out. So I ordered 5 bags of them. LOL
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Looking for feedback from anybody on the new shorter front lower arms - anybody tried them yet ??
Now for the optional front A arms they help mid entry and also give the car a more direct feel! The car was very responsive for directional changes and the steering was more stable not twitchy!!!!!
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well if the diff is made available 'i may just give it a try because its obvious it work very well for Rick'V ' I'm sure who else is testing the diff! the new chassis is also very unique too! the Capricorn is leading in innovation! I'm also looking to test the new short front lower A arms next month to see if they are useful and for what track layout!!
It is old tech' I'm afraid.
As YBDLOW has said. This same idea and parts were used some 12 years earlier.
It will generate interest in buying new parts though ......

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Pretty quite here.

I'm thinking of moving from MRX5 to the C803 mainly because I'm tired of the look of the MRX5 or 6 look. 99% of my friends are running Mugen cars. I like them, but I'll like to try something different next.


Can those of you who own both the Mugen cars and the Capricorn cars share your thoughts? What's your experience in terms of parts quality, driving characteristics...etc?


What about the ease of maintenance? Such as changing the belts...etc?



Thank you for your time.
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Originally Posted by pierre johnson View Post
I can say for sure the short front lower A arms were designed to lengthen the front-end of the car for tracks that have alot of sweeping corners! now i could be wrong but this is my take on this particular optional part! Ive looked at Rick V set up sheet and he also used the short front lower A arms! the track he was on had alot of sweeping corners!!
Very simple, back to wider chassis width and short arm in the old day.
Shorten the front arm will have more roll increase grip.
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It is old tech' I'm afraid.
As YBDLOW has said. This same idea and parts were used some 12 years earlier.
It will generate interest in buying new parts though ......

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Yes, old skool way. The longer front arm will more push but easy to control.
If you want mote steering, you need the shorten arm and narrow track width
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Originally Posted by Ted Su(TW) View Post
Pretty quite here.

I'm thinking of moving from MRX5 to the C803 mainly because I'm tired of the look of the MRX5 or 6 look. 99% of my friends are running Mugen cars. I like them, but I'll like to try something different next.


Can those of you who own both the Mugen cars and the Capricorn cars share your thoughts? What's your experience in terms of parts quality, driving characteristics...etc?


What about the ease of maintenance? Such as changing the belts...etc?







Thank you for your time.
I have 977 EVO2 and MRX6 before.
977 EVO2 is a good car but not for the wide front arm, it push alot then previous version.
MRX6 is similar with 977 EVO2, wide front end and wide rear end. It also push is some tight corner.

C803 is easy to drive, rock solid and very smooth. you never feel 1/8 on road can smooth like that.
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Default Capricorn 803 optional front lower A arms

The front lower A arms if adjusted correctly makes steering less twitchy and more direct and stable!!
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