Thread: Kyosho FW-05R
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Old 08-30-2004, 06:57 AM
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Originally posted by NiMo
Which pillow ball do you refer to?
The steering pillow ball is about 6mm closer to the axle so you get more steering over the original hubs using the same amount of servo throw, and the best bit is you do not lose any rear end grip.
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Sorry, I'm mean the distance between the pillow balls that screw into the upper and lower arms - see attached pic.

I have not tried the MTX3 hubs and I am not happy with the RRR rear hubs, it makes the rear end loose, so I'm reverting back to the original 05 hubs.
Hmmm . . . it may be that the MTX hubs cause you to use a shorter upper link and thus afford the greater camber change for a given suspension compression. Ziggy and others have commented favourably.
It may be that the RRR's rear hubs work fine with the RRR's rear end, but not with the FW.

It's all a geometry thing - that's why I'm interested in the distance between those front pillow balls. Maybe they've played with the front roll centre.
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