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11-21-2022, 06:09 AM
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Posted By old_dude

The final day of testing before track tear down. ...

The final day of testing before track tear down.
Just did some minor stuff. Base lined the car with two runs and no changes from Saturday. This is more to work tires and track up to temp after the...
11-20-2022, 05:25 AM
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Posted By old_dude

Big day yesterday. Actually raced the car but...

Big day yesterday. Actually raced the car but made changes every run.
1st day with the 5:5 and from the first lap on the track I couldn't believe the difference. I went from working to get turn to...
11-19-2022, 05:31 AM
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Posted By old_dude

The belt isn't listed with the Cero parts. I...

The belt isn't listed with the Cero parts. I actually had a little bit of a effort to find it there.
Might be out of stock on the decks and belts but keep checking. I did source some parts from 3...
11-18-2022, 05:35 AM
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Posted By old_dude

Mine arrive today (belts) afternoon thrash for...

Mine arrive today (belts) afternoon thrash for tomorrow and Sunday at the track. RaceVTA had them.
11-16-2022, 05:47 AM
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Posted By old_dude

I should add that my setup is a 6:4 motor...

I should add that my setup is a 6:4 motor forward. I am hoping to have the final part to run 5:5 motor rearward this weekend.
11-15-2022, 05:12 AM
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Posted By old_dude

I have plenty of low speed turn but the USGT tire...

I have plenty of low speed turn but the USGT tire is big time different that the VTA tire. When I would switch to VTA on my previous (VBC) platform I would go very stiff in sway bars. Mine were...
11-14-2022, 05:46 AM
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Posted By old_dude

I had a test day yesterday and tried a lot of...

I had a test day yesterday and tried a lot of things with a pretty good Awesomatix tuner assisting. We tried quite a few things and was able to get different behaviors. On our track the front end...
11-13-2022, 04:49 AM
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Posted By old_dude

Just a point I noticed this week. I have one day...

Just a point I noticed this week. I have one day of racing on the car and was on the bench making some changes. I had the rear belt off and was spinning the rear diff. It wasn't spinning freely but...
10-30-2022, 05:17 AM
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Posted By old_dude

First run yesterday at "The Gate" post Halloween...

First run yesterday at "The Gate" post Halloween Classic. Older black carpet which is normally lower grip but post big race not bad. Kit build setup with heavier sway bars. Car was smooth as butter...
10-28-2022, 05:48 AM
Replies: 263
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Posted By old_dude

If you are on carpet you will need to cut those...

If you are on carpet you will need to cut those tires down a bit!
10-21-2022, 05:30 AM
Replies: 266
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Posted By old_dude

My early opinion is we will switch to adjusting...

My early opinion is we will switch to adjusting gear ratio by changing the spur instead of the pinion.
10-21-2022, 05:28 AM
Replies: 263
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Posted By old_dude

Those batteries have been around over 5 years. I...

Those batteries have been around over 5 years. I was using them at the Indoor Champs in F1 around 16. The LCG shorty reduces traction rolling by a huge amount. Dumper has given me grief about it all...
10-20-2022, 05:19 AM
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Posted By old_dude

So I run a 2 cell pack in my F1 that is the same...

So I run a 2 cell pack in my F1 that is the same height as a 1 cell and only 3mm longer. It is only 4600mah but for F1 that is plenty. There are 2 cell packs available that are the same size as a 1...
10-18-2022, 12:01 PM
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Posted By old_dude

So here is the interesting part. The AR part is...

So here is the interesting part. The AR part is the new pivot and rear pod lower plate. That is all that is needed to make a CK25 a AR without side braces. My guess is if you get the entire rear pod...
10-18-2022, 06:15 AM
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Posted By old_dude

It is our slowest class. But isn't slow.

It is our slowest class. But isn't slow.
10-17-2022, 03:09 PM
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Posted By old_dude

The cars are now about as quick as a 17.5 was 10...

The cars are now about as quick as a 17.5 was 10 years ago. Motors march on.
10-15-2022, 04:53 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 44,615
Posted By old_dude

My assembly was cut short. The kit was missing...

My assembly was cut short. The kit was missing one shock cap. replacement should be on the way soon. Considering the number of parts I am not upset and the selling source is responding. It would be a...
10-13-2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 266
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Posted By old_dude

I used to run the Trinity pan car front end 20...

I used to run the Trinity pan car front end 20 years ago, it was very similar. I even have a RevTech setup station that indicated the numbers and let you get the caster and camber right.
10-12-2022, 05:16 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 44,615
Posted By old_dude

I haven't run the car yet but one of my X ray...

I haven't run the car yet but one of my X ray friends pointed something out. When they first went to this similar configuration of upper arm, they started breaking the upper arm often. When you hit...
10-11-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 44,615
Posted By old_dude

A little catch in the manual. My kit did not have...

A little catch in the manual. My kit did not have a flanged center pulley as shown in the manual. I also missed the plate with a recess the first time around which isn't listed as a part anywhere....
10-10-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 34,383
Posted By old_dude

is the car statically balanced side to side? If...

is the car statically balanced side to side? If it isn't then setting cross weight can cause a ride height issue as you use the rear side springs to set the tweak fighting the balance issue. One...
10-10-2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 44,615
Posted By old_dude

I opened the box yesterday and started. Like...

I opened the box yesterday and started. Like Mopar I didn't get far and spent a fair amount of time looking at parts. It is impressive part quality on a brief inspection.
I have concern for one...
10-10-2022, 06:14 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 44,615
Posted By old_dude

I started the build on mine yesterday but really...

I started the build on mine yesterday but really didn't get far. Like Mopar I spent some time admiring the part quality. One concern though is one of the lower arms has a very thin area around one of...
10-05-2022, 06:05 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 73,733
Posted By old_dude

That is for sure on more inertia in the wheels. ...

That is for sure on more inertia in the wheels.
As a mechanical machine design engineer with a modern solid modeler at my disposal. I used to have generate the rotating system inertia value for the...
10-04-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 44,615
Posted By old_dude

I got notice that mine should be shipping on the...

I got notice that mine should be shipping on the 7th. Due to my schedule it may not hit the track for a few weeks after that. I will discuss the build though when I get to it.
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