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Dan at MAX USA
Fri Oct 15 2010, 03:11PM

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Most of this does not need translated because of the nice diagrams they use to help us understand the conceps behind these parts.

About improving the roll center on the front knuckles, Kawabata says:
On initiation as soon as you start steering, the weight transfers to the back faster than stock.
You can mash the gas faster and therefore your initiation is faster.

He is able to hold more angle longer. If you try to do the same thing with stock knuckles you will spin out.

Drifting by using weight transition is effortless.

Kawabata says its so different and better that I dont like to drive on stock knuckles anymore.

Parts Shop MAX has cutting edge original angle and roll center modifications available for less than the competition in our Super steering angle products section


[ Edited Fri Oct 15 2010, 03:13PM ]
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swiftmini
Sat Oct 16 2010, 03:24AM
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Nice one Dan

Its an awesome couple of vids and iam glad i posted them up now. What kawabata says just backs up my my experiences that i have had from the rc corrected knuckles
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Gabes13
Mon Jan 24 2011, 10:02AM
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How does the bump steer correctors on the tie rods increase angle? do they pull the knuckle differently when you turn the wheel?
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Dan at MAX USA
Mon Jan 24 2011, 01:10PM

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Bump steer spacing has nothing to do with steering angle.

you mean the tie rod rack spacer? It lets the rack go farther before hitting the stop (on the backside of the inner tie rod joint)
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Gabes13
Mon Jan 24 2011, 02:03PM
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I must be mistaken then. The video shows three modifications, tie rod spacers, knuckle grinding and kazama outers. After they installed the kazama outers, there was a new angle line laid. where did if come from? Kazama outers?
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swiftmini
Mon Jan 31 2011, 04:06PM
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Because the tierod is closer to being level, it effectively has more travel
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Gabes13
Wed Feb 02 2011, 03:02PM
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I suppose, but I thought the tie rod mounting point on the knuckle was perpendicular to the ground. Wouldn't that mean that the tein ends would fallow the same curve as the kazama ends?
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