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New Caster blocks and spindle for the RC8.2

Discussion in 'RC8 / RC8B / RC8.2 / RC8B3' started by AERacer, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    They are now available!!!!

    rc8.2 spindle caster.jpg
     
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  2. Steven Beatty

    Steven Beatty Active Member

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    Out of stock on AE's website so I guess it'll be a while until they are available. :(
     
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  3. Steven Beatty

    Steven Beatty Active Member

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    These parts are now listed on Tower Hobbies bur not available yet:
    89565- $63.99
    89566- $57.99
    89567- $13.69
     
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  4. ABN Hoosier

    ABN Hoosier Well-Known Member

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    I got mine Wednesday :sneaky:

    Here is some info from FT driver Brandon Melton, ref to the new steering components. Since there are no instructions out yet...:mad:

    Brandon said: "Also for the guys starting to get the new castor blocks and knuckles, here are a couple things to look forward to so it helps you with tuning.

    -the knuckle is lowered a bit compared the to the stock ones, so you will run just a little less droop (shock length) to equal a setting your used to. Start with a bout 1mm difference and go from there.
    -this will also change the bumpsteer slightly, add approx. 1mm washer to adjust for the lowered knuckle.
    -the point at which the upper link goes into the caster block is raised 2mm compared to stock. This means that if you have been running 2Down in the top plate and 1 in the tower, you will now run 2 up in the top plate and 3 up in the tower for the same upper arm angle as before. Basically raise both inserts 2 dots."
     
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  5. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    Thanks for the info Hoosier, I should receive mine next week
     
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    ABN Hoosier Well-Known Member

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    Here are the install instructions:

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  7. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    Have you run your car yet with the ne blocks and hubs? How much of a difference did you notice?? mWas it worth the cost???
     
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  8. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    Not yet... all parts still in their pacakge. I gonna install them later this week
     
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  9. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    The new carter blocks are installed, time to test them :)
     
  10. ABN Hoosier

    ABN Hoosier Well-Known Member

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    Let me know what you think. I have my opinion, but I want yours first for a comparison.
     
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    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    Do yours have hole to grease bearings?
     
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    ABN Hoosier Well-Known Member

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    Yes. The set screws are placed there to keep it clean to block dirt entering. Then I guess you remove them to spray in lubricant. I would just disassemble them to service the bearings.
     
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    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    Sure I'll let you know. I plan to write a review about the vertical block. No time to run the buggy yet, I spend most of my time promoting the forum
     
  14. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    ABN, i tried my buggy with the vertical blocks. The steering is smoother but it now pushes as a dump truck!

    Did you notice something similar with your buggy?
     
  15. ABN Hoosier

    ABN Hoosier Well-Known Member

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    I had different results. I honestly felt the steering was more smoother as well. I felt like I had more steering. No push.

    Check your end points on your steering servo. Make sure you are getting full throw with the car on the ground tires installed of course. Make sure nothing is binding. Especially where the outer hinge pin is secured with the set screws to the Caster Block.
     
  16. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    EPA is fine, no bidding at all and full throw.....

    Did you change the inserts as Brandon Melton said in your previous post?
     
  17. ABN Hoosier

    ABN Hoosier Well-Known Member

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    Here's my set-up

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    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    Did you change your front suspension and geometry after you installed the vertical blocks?

    Do you know what is the weight equivalent with AE 8x1.3 pistons?
     
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    ABN Hoosier Well-Known Member

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    I changed the set-up to what you see now. I cant exactly remember what it was before.

    its hard to say exactly. on the shock oil weight. 47.5wt front and 35wt rear maybe?
     
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    Thanks for the info ABN :)
     

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