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Old 2010.05.26, 03:47 AM   #1
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RR MR03 Adjustable Tower Bar

For those of you with f******k, you probably already noticed it.

The new Reflex Racing Adjustable Camber, Caster, Roll Center and Width MR-03 Upper Arm Mount is due in mid july!!




The Upper Arm Mount will allow you to use:
-2 or 4 degrees of caster depending on the orientation of the base plate.
-Adjust 0,1,2 and 3 degrees of Camber with the Inlcluded Camber Adjustment Key In either W or N Setting. (Optional 0.5,1.5,2.0and 2.5 deg Key will be offered shortly after the product is released)
-By Raising the base plate with M2 Washers, you will be able to raise the roll center of the car in order to increase and fine tune the roll stiffness of your front end in order to better suit track conditions.

I have known about this for quite a while, and have been waiting for Reflex to release it. Its awesome that you can have all the adjustability in one part instead. Once again another great product from RR
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Old 2010.05.26, 04:11 AM   #2
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NICE, awesome product
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Old 2010.05.26, 07:27 AM   #3
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Finally a working prototype.
I am really looking forward for this one. Cant wait to try it out
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Old 2010.05.26, 07:39 AM   #4
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Looks great! Im looking forward to trying it out. As I did with my 02, Ive got a RR based 03 as well. This will go well on it
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Old 2010.05.26, 08:50 AM   #5
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A production model would look better with some countersunk screws, but for something this functional I should just shut up and enjoy the pictures. The features on that one part are simply brilliant, well done to whoever designed it.
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Old 2010.05.26, 09:33 AM   #6
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Thanks guys! The best news about it is that it works GREAT!!! The 4 degree caster seting is really, really good.

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A production model would look better with some countersunk screws, but for something this functional I should just shut up and enjoy the pictures. The features on that one part are simply brilliant, well done to whoever designed it.
Counter sink screws would be difficult, due to the design of the mechanism that is underneath the screws. The Button head screws work better as a clamps.

As for the design, the original concept of the sliding rack that is adjsuted with a locking camber key was all Ronac (Ronald Chan). We worked together on the execution and the features of the mount though. We asked him to incorporate the varying degrees of caster, we also changed the locking mechanism and reinforced the build of it. The end result is what you see. The best part of it will be the cost. It should retail for around 35.00 with a camber key and 30.00 without one

The next product we are developing together is a 94-98mm mount that should eclipse all the available mounts in the market today.
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Old 2010.05.26, 09:40 AM   #7
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Wow, $35! You can count on RR to keep things in budget
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Old 2010.05.26, 10:10 AM   #8
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Wow, $35! You can count on RR to keep things in budget
Yup! It's always been about value with us. We don't want to make a front end that ends up costing $70-80 dollars because we know not everyone can afford that. We have always wanted for EVERYONE to have our parts on their cars. Don't get me wrong though, we are not sacrificing performance or quality in order to get a less expensive product. We just design with cost in mind. Whenever I set out to produce an item, I put a target price on the part and try to engineer it with that as our only limiting factor. In this case, our goal was for it to be $25.00 without the camber key, and we were able to get within $5.00 of that, so we are quite happy. If you were to get all the parts to get all the adjustments form other parts manufacturers, you would end up spending about $120.00.
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Old 2010.05.26, 10:27 AM   #9
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when does pre-order starts? cant wait to test it
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Old 2010.05.26, 10:48 AM   #10
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Pre-orders will start in Mid-June. Once we have the pricing set in stone. It is not going to go up, but we are just ironing out a couple of details for it.
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Old 2010.05.26, 01:04 PM   #11
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Awesome product,I cant wait to have it.
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Old 2010.05.26, 01:50 PM   #12
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Looks great! Any clearance issues? I'm thinking of the 962 or the C9.

Look for my pre-order this week!
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Old 2010.05.26, 02:01 PM   #13
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No clearance issues that I can tell. There is plenty of clearance there is about the same height, as a PN Double A-Arm system for the 02.
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I have to say, this is a really great idea and great execution of design. The price point is good also. Love creative Mini-Z design
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Old 2010.05.28, 12:08 AM   #15
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Counter sink screws would be difficult, due to the design of the mechanism that is underneath the screws. The Button head screws work better as a clamps.
Actually, you could use the countersinking in the aluminum as an effective way to lock camber in place, it would be a positive locking mechanism as opposed to what seems to be a purely clamping mechanism in the pictures. So on each arm, you can have one countersunk screw to set the arm in position and then one button-head to clamp down and lock it in place. It looks like the N tower bar positions might be harder to implement, but for a W-setting only tower bar I believe you could get rid of the camber key altogether this way.
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