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07-26-2013, 11:43 AM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

You're on the right track with focusing on...

You're on the right track with focusing on throttle control. Anything you can do to improve your throttle control, especially around your typical drift speed, will help (turn down end-points, EPA,...
07-19-2013, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

Ok, probably need to back up a little here....

Ok, probably need to back up a little here. You're asking good questions and making great observations, but it seems like you may have jumped past the question of what is causing the problem(s) that...
07-10-2013, 01:17 AM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

Yep, that's what I did, but I ended up switching...

Yep, that's what I did, but I ended up switching the balls in the bottom holes in the knuckle. This effectively sets the KPI to the same angle as an inside-->outside setup with the MST knuckle (1...
07-09-2013, 11:05 PM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

Now that's what I'm talking about, I see lots of...

Now that's what I'm talking about, I see lots of goodies in there! Very excited to see where you take this.

It would be awesome to have a working carpet track setup to compare to. I found a nice...
07-04-2013, 02:05 AM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

Looking really, really good Eunique! Never said...

Looking really, really good Eunique! Never said it would be easy, but you're definitely getting there. So glad to hear you got some good drive time out of it.

I probably spoke too soon about the...
07-02-2013, 05:37 PM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

Stick with it, glad you had a spare! If the...

Stick with it, glad you had a spare! If the outdrive shafts are still smooth, then it's the bearing that failed. You should have no problem replacing the individual parts.

I should have mentioned...
07-02-2013, 05:09 PM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

Damn, sorry man, work has been getting in the way...

Damn, sorry man, work has been getting in the way lately :(

RE: The rear links, try to get each interface to intersect at 90 around the ride height. Geometry is super important here, not just for...
06-25-2013, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

Hey Eunique, here's a pic of how I'm using those...

Hey Eunique, here's a pic of how I'm using those Tamiya adapters to offset from the pivots to get the horizontal shock to clear the front tower.

Are you using the Tamiya 90 pivots, or the GT01...
06-25-2013, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

Yeah, overall I'm happy with them, but I have a...

Yeah, overall I'm happy with them, but I have a hard time recommending them as a must have, value-added hop-up.

The only place I was able to find them was RC-Art.net, which is pretty limited WRT...
06-24-2013, 02:18 PM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

Sweet, happy to hear they're getting put to good...

Sweet, happy to hear they're getting put to good use.

I wouldn't worry much about the twin springs unless or until you start getting it close to where you want it. I don't think they buy me much...
06-21-2013, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

Ah, I see. Bummer way to end a good day :mad:....

Ah, I see. Bummer way to end a good day :mad:. Thanks for snapping a pic. As the D3 logs more owners and more hours, it's interesting to see how the various mods, and the D3 itself, hold up over time...
06-18-2013, 06:57 PM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

Looking good man! Let me know if you still...

Looking good man! Let me know if you still haven't got the spacers. I never should have used snail mail.

I know what you mean about the wear; It's such a gradual thing that it tends to sneak up on...
06-18-2013, 10:33 AM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

Many thanks, I am humbled by the compliment. I...

Many thanks, I am humbled by the compliment. I guess my crazy is showing a bit :blush:.

Historically, I'm more of a reader than a poster, but for whatever reason and by whatever method, this car,...
06-13-2013, 04:14 PM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

Here's another long one for any fellow gear heads...

Here's another long one for any fellow gear heads out there :tire:

The horizontal shock mounted on the front tower was mostly driven by my high caster angle, but is certainly magnified by KPI. The...
06-11-2013, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

Yep, what he said :nod:

Yep, what he said :nod:
06-11-2013, 02:28 PM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

Yeah, the KPI topic has gotten a bit muddled,...

Yeah, the KPI topic has gotten a bit muddled, which I'm sure that I contributed to. I'll try and consolidate some of the info here in hope of clarifying:

The KPI mod is a complete and fundamental...
06-11-2013, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

Thanks! I hadn't started out with all of it in...

Thanks! I hadn't started out with all of it in mind though (said the junkie). But, I've enjoyed the process and I'm still enjoying the hell out of this chassis. I'm sure you will too no matter what...
06-10-2013, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

I took some better measurements on the ones I...

I took some better measurements on the ones I used:
ID: 5mm (0.200" 0.003" across 6 spacers)
OD: 8mm
HT: 4.75mm
Material: Alum.

I found them in a box of misc. miniature precision aluminum...
06-10-2013, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

Yeah, 8 turns seems like an awful lot. Sounds...

Yeah, 8 turns seems like an awful lot. Sounds like something is not right.

Binding, or uneven resistance between the left/right moving suspension components is always a possibility. With the...
06-05-2013, 10:46 PM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

I was worried that might be the case, thank you...

I was worried that might be the case, thank you for confirming and providing a nice simple fix. It's sure to help someone out there to order all the right parts for a mod all at the same time. It...
06-03-2013, 04:03 PM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

Some Tips on Steering Slop

Awesome, glad to hear it. It really is a good car, with the potential to be great. Did the stock rear tensioner have enough range to take up the slack at 18T without any tweaking? Just wanting to...
06-03-2013, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

No worries, I'm just glad there are still people...

No worries, I'm just glad there are still people out there that read long posts. I'm just glad they don't charge by the word.

I'm not running the Yokomo Arms at present. I'm currently running a...
06-02-2013, 12:46 AM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

No and Yes. Specifically for the lower arms, they...

No and Yes. Specifically for the lower arms, they were an off-the-shelf set, with the lower pillow ball removed and replaced with a standard size hex standoff and ball cup. The goal here was to work...
06-01-2013, 11:33 PM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

Got the adapters from TQ Racing. Got a set in an...

Got the adapters from TQ Racing. Got a set in an order from Bonzai as well.
http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/product_view.asp?p_id=5846


I just used what I happened to have handy, which were 1/4"...
06-01-2013, 10:47 PM
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Posted By Caseymacgyver

The bearings that come with the full set are...

The bearings that come with the full set are 5X10X3mm and they get used on the inside of the hubs. The same ones come with the 3Racing UWA CVD's and the Tamiya Double-Cardans.


Yes, no fitment...
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