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Old 2009.12.22, 05:10 PM   #1
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Reflex Racing MR-03 Front End Sneak Peak!!!

You know we like to innovate with simplicity. This is perhaps the simplest solution for the many problems the 03's front has.



The mod is simple, it uses a delrin ball and a gold-plated, longer kingpin. Used in combination with MR-02 springs and spring cups, it also will lessen the need to buy new parts. Stiction is greatly reduced, droop and pre-load as well as front ride height can be adjusted on the fly! The suspension action is so much smoother than anything else. I also did not have to polish anything! All I did was install the parts and added a little bit of flourine oil!

They should be ready in about a month...
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Oh, and BTW, there is no clearance issues with any bodies. It is at about the same height as the 02's kingpins.
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Old 2009.12.22, 05:28 PM   #3
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Oh, and BTW, there is no clearance issues with any bodies. It is at about the same height as the 02's kingpins.
This looks amazing; I love that you are reusing some MR-02 parts.
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I love simple! Nice work
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Old 2009.12.22, 06:16 PM   #6
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Thanks Guys! Yeah, with the spring being on top, there is no need for heavier duty a-arm to prevent flexing. Plus, it will be VERY economical. Kingpins and delrin balls should be around 10-15 bucks TOPS!
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Old 2009.12.22, 06:22 PM   #7
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And I meant for both...

FRP Plates also are on the way, both 94 and 96mm this time...
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Old 2009.12.22, 06:33 PM   #8
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darn.. i need 98mm
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Well, those are the same as the 94mm plates :P
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I love the simplicity behind the front end. This will definitely go on one of my MR03's. (I only have one right now, but plan to get another soon... I was surprised that Kyosho didnt do it this way in the first place.
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Old 2009.12.22, 07:15 PM   #11
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I love the simplicity behind the front end. This will definitely go on one of my MR03's. (I only have one right now, but plan to get another soon... I was surprised that Kyosho didnt do it this way in the first place.
Me too! The first second I saw it, I wanted to make them, but it took a bit of time to get my hands on an 03, and to send the parts in to the factory to get them made...
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I need to wear my glasses more often i did not see the 94
my bad... i really must be old

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You know we like to innovate with simplicity. This is perhaps the simplest solution for the many problems the 03's front has.



The mod is simple, it uses a delrin ball and a gold-plated, longer kingpin. Used in combination with MR-02 springs and spring cups, it also will lessen the need to buy new parts. Stiction is greatly reduced, droop and pre-load as well as front ride height can be adjusted on the fly! The suspension action is so much smoother than anything else. I also did not have to polish anything! All I did was install the parts and added a little bit of flourine oil!

They should be ready in about a month...
looking good!

i wonder if u could put a threaded area on the top of the king pin rather than the e-clip groove? allen(hex) drive in the bottom of the king pin?and make threaded spring cups? in the shape of a wheel nut?
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with treaded king pin and spring cup you would be able to adjust preload and droop real easy. i like that idea
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looking good!

i wonder if u could put a threaded area on the top of the king pin rather than the e-clip groove? allen(hex) drive in the bottom of the king pin?and make threaded spring cups? in the shape of a wheel nut?
This is exactly what we considered doing when working out the design with Marcus, but space is at a premium and cost goes up 3-fold.

Another thing is up-stoke can be limited with different height spring cups, where with a nut, you would have to use spacers on the king-pin to do so (or different size nuts, which also increases cost). I figure, this ends up being as much work as just adding shims to increase pre-load. :P
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