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gixxer
12-02-2011, 02:49 PM
hi not sure if anyone will be interested in these, but a few of the lads at a local club have been snapping the front arms on their cars and they asked me to machine some alloy ones up and here is the result,

http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz310/gixxer88/kids254.jpg

they have not been tested yet but will be in the next week or so just putting them out there to see if there is any interest i machied 12 pairs up in the first batch and if they go well will be for sale.
they are machined from aircraft spec aluminium

pm if you are interested

cheers john

bald eagle
12-02-2011, 07:33 PM
How much will they be? Will they have placement for front brace? (like vrx)

gixxer
12-02-2011, 08:25 PM
Hi the price will be around 15 quid posted I was talking with the driver who asked me to make them and he rekoned the brace wouldn't be needed, however once tested it wouldn't take much programing to put tapped holes in for the brace, what ill probably do is put them in the next batch anyway and leave it upto the individual

Cheers john

bald eagle
13-02-2011, 10:38 AM
I would prob have a set at that price. :thumbsup:

gixxer
13-02-2011, 12:58 PM
excellent! if anyone else is interested you know where to get them :)

Andrew.m1971
13-02-2011, 09:22 PM
Could i have a set please ?

FAT BAZ
14-02-2011, 02:25 AM
Hi John, i'd love a set for my brushless caterham.

Just to check, they're still 15 including postage?

That should save a few quid in the long run, especially the rate i'm getting through the plastic 1's!

Do you take paypal & if so, what address do i make payment to?

Thanks in advance,

Baz :thumbsup:

mcjjordan
14-02-2011, 12:21 PM
Hi John, i'd love a set for my brushless caterham.

Just to check, they're still 15 including postage?

That should save a few quid in the long run, especially the rate i'm getting through the plastic 1's!

Do you take paypal & if so, what address do i make payment to?

Thanks in advance,

Baz :thumbsup:


me too

gixxer
14-02-2011, 04:22 PM
hi people as i have said in the first post they havent been tested for fit etc but if the people interested in them want a set posted out with a money back guarentee if they dont fit i can do that?? i will want them posting back at your cost if they dont fit, my paypal is

mail@johnsarahchloe.fsnet.co.uk

dont forget to send your address too

cheers john

gixxer
19-02-2011, 04:02 PM
The front arms have been tested and the only problem with them was the wheel rubbing on them at full lock easily sorted by filing a little nick in them to clear the wheel

I have 10 pairs for sale at 8 quid a pair inc postage, They WILL need to be altered slightly to clear the wheel, let me know if you are interested
the next batch will be altered for clearance

cheers john

ianhaye
19-02-2011, 05:25 PM
whats the weight differance between the alloy and stock arms.

gixxer
20-02-2011, 03:55 PM
I don't know the exact weight difference but there isn't a lot in it, and must be 100 times stronger ill have to get some scales

highlander
20-02-2011, 08:54 PM
Hi all im GIXXER's (johns) test pilot..... hear are the alloy arms fitted to the chassis ( i dont belive thay need any material removing to aid full lock as thay allow plenty of lock in std form and i had no probs getting around a twisty track with jap 46's on the front) .... i run my front arms with a few deg of castor and the same with the alloy ones... John is going to make up a spacer kit to put in place of the nuts (see photo) diffrent sizes to alter casterr and ride hight which will make the front end a bit more tuneable... The arms are a perfect fit all round just remember to add a dab of loc tite to the screws

im going to add the front brace not shown in the photos as it can be used to add or remove camber ( thus the reason for the o rings under the spacing
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss12/leebennetts/CIMG2376.jpg
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss12/leebennetts/CIMG2377.jpg
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss12/leebennetts/CIMG2379.jpg
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss12/leebennetts/CIMG2380.jpg
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss12/leebennetts/CIMG2381.jpg

happy racing Lee

gixxer
20-02-2011, 11:46 PM
Nice one lee so there u go folks no need to alter them at all :) when fitted properly,

FAT BAZ
22-02-2011, 09:56 AM
Hi John, are these still 8 per pair posted?

If so, i'd like 2 pairs please.

What address do I make paypal payment to?

Cheers,

Fat Baz

Gazza
26-02-2011, 01:30 AM
Just a quicky

2011 MARDAVE CONSTRUCTION RULES
CHASSIS AND COMPONENTS
STANDARD BRUSHED G2 / STOCK BRUSHLESS 13.5
Cars to be Mardave V12 or Caterham 7 based chassis and suspension. The car chassis plate may be drilled / cut-out to improve weight distribution / cooling, providing no sharp edges are left. No composite chassis allowed
Ball races allowed on both front and rear axles.
Either 32 or 48 dp pinion and spur gear may be used.
Mardave Differentials will be allowed.
Car suspension and wheel carriers shall remain as kit. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<

ianhaye
26-02-2011, 12:55 PM
gazza it all depends on what ur club rules alow, not everones are the same :-)

Dreadstar
26-02-2011, 12:57 PM
At the moment,they won't be allowed at any BRCA sanctioned race.

ianhaye
26-02-2011, 01:05 PM
yeah but they are still fine for us club racers who are aloud to run them :-)

truggy lover
26-02-2011, 01:29 PM
these should add reliability and lower cost in the long run , may be getting touch with the brca might help they seem spot on to me

Gazza
26-02-2011, 03:54 PM
As per Ian yes at club level is fine ( IF its not in there rules ) But if indeed a heavy bang then you will need to buy more

I prefer the plastic ones at 1.50 and must admit only broke 2 in about 6 years :thumbsup:

kipper123
26-02-2011, 08:00 PM
but surely this is as kit ? just different material ?
Just a quicky

2011 MARDAVE CONSTRUCTION RULES
CHASSIS AND COMPONENTS
STANDARD BRUSHED G2 / STOCK BRUSHLESS 13.5
Cars to be Mardave V12 or Caterham 7 based chassis and suspension. The car chassis plate may be drilled / cut-out to improve weight distribution / cooling, providing no sharp edges are left. No composite chassis allowed
Ball races allowed on both front and rear axles.
Either 32 or 48 dp pinion and spur gear may be used.
Mardave Differentials will be allowed.
Car suspension and wheel carriers shall remain as kit. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Gazza
26-02-2011, 10:00 PM
As in MADE and SUPPLYED by Mardave and it states as per KIT the ally ones dont come in a KIT