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Old 2011.04.27, 09:27 AM   #46
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The motor stays in the same position no matter what wheelbase you put the mount at. The other parts are going to allow wheelbase adjustments in 1mm increments, 95,97,99.
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Old 2011.04.27, 04:20 PM   #47
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I see, thanks Matt. I was under the impression that to go 98mm+ other parts would follow the initial release.
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Old 2011.04.28, 05:20 AM   #48
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got mine last week and it looks sweet, got a question, are we supposed to trim away that body rest knob behind the battery box on driver's side for clearance?
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Old 2011.04.28, 09:01 AM   #49
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^I trimmed mine. I've had to trim them for other mounts in the past and haven't seen any issues with cutting it off. You may also have to trim the body clip on that side aswell, it depends on the body.
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Old 2011.04.28, 10:26 AM   #50
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I'm exciting reading all the new posts about this thing. Mine should be here today or tomorrow. I'm pretty sure it shipped Monday!!
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Old 2011.04.29, 08:56 PM   #51
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me too. so much so that i just ordered one
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Old 2011.05.01, 01:03 AM   #52
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I got to see this mount today. A local purchased one and showed me. I think the design is good except for the damper arm extending to the left. At 94mm, you have to cut the little chassis tab off AND cut half of the left body clip off. Every body tried with this pod needed to have the left body clip shaved in half. Even when the body is taped, it can still pop up in a crash.


Needless to say, I'm truly disappointed with this product. I got to see Cristian's prototype at the PNWC and I wish that was the production motor mount. I waited over 6 months to buy this and I can't even run my favorite wheel base properly. I resorted to just buying the PN v3 with the longer damper arm.

Cristian, please don't take this as an insult. I am just posting a flaw un one of your products. I've had good luck with everything else I buy from Reflex.

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Old 2011.05.01, 09:57 AM   #53
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i plan to run 94mm.... not exactly great news for me. the plastic nub, no one cares about. drastically cutting the body clip is another thing for me. there is a difference in 'trim' and 'cut in half'.
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Old 2011.05.01, 10:06 AM   #54
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i got this mount installed and ran last week and it is great. as far as cutting the body clip not all bodies will require this. i an running this mount on the sc430 and i did not have to cut the clip. i know even on the new pn pod i had to cut some of my clips to keep it from hitting. it has yet to cause a problem with body pops, but i do use other methods to keep that from happening. as far as im concerned it is another great product from reflex that is hands down better than the others on the market.
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Old 2011.05.01, 10:47 AM   #55
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I got to see this mount today. A local purchased one and showed me. I think the design is good except for the damper arm extending to the left. At 94mm, you have to cut the little chassis tab off AND cut half of the left body clip off. Every body tried with this pod needed to have the left body clip shaved in half. Even when the body is taped, it can still pop up in a crash.


Needless to say, I'm truly disappointed with this product. I got to see Cristian's prototype at the PNWC and I wish that was the production motor mount. I waited over 6 months to buy this and I can't even run my favorite wheel base properly. I resorted to just buying the PN v3 with the longer damper arm.

Cristian, please don't take this as an insult. I am just posting a flaw un one of your products. I've had good luck with everything else I buy from Reflex.
Can I ask what body you are using? I have put the F430 and Lexus 430 on mine at 94mm and have not had to trim anything. The only body I have had to trim was the F360 Modena (not the same as the GTC) but the clip on that car is for some reason twice as thick as others. As far as cutting the post on the chassis is concerned, I have been trimming mine for a long time to fit other mounts and body pops have never been more of a problem for me than anyone else. I practiced all day Friday at Majs with my F360 (the clip is cut all the way down and dremeled to fit) and even with no tape I never once had the body pop up.

The mount you saw at the PNWC only had two things different on it vs the final version, none of which would effect the body fitment anymore than the final version. There were two guides added to the T-plate mount to keep the plate from treawking on the mount and two guides added on the left side of the damper arm mount to keep the damper arm from moving. Other than that the mount you have is identical to what you saw a few months ago.
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To add, the guides on the left side of the arm do not take up more space than the original arm on the prototype version. The arm now tapers into the guides, where the prototype is the same thickness all the way down. Clearance should not have changed at all from the prototype. I have test fit a few bodies on mine (although it is setup as a Pan Car right now). Only on bodies with thicker/longer body clips did I have clearance issues with the side clip. Many of my body clips are already trimmed for AWD use. Which trims the same left clip.
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does the clip issue affect the f430 and or 360 gtc?

i too have been cutting off the nubs for years.
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Old 2011.05.01, 11:22 AM   #58
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I dont have a GTC, but 430 very little if at all. I tapered mine slightly, but as Matt said, you shouldnt have to.

The 350Z JGTC has huge clips, and you would have to cut those down... That body is also prone to body pops regardless if clips are cut down or not. Cut down clips should not increase body pops... A little blue teachers sticky putty (forgot the official name for it) on the clips will help them stay put better as well...
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Old 2011.05.01, 11:35 AM   #59
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it's not body pops, it's when the clip gets jammed in the battery tray and or other areas vs. simply getting knocked out. this always takes marshalls longer to fix. taping the body doesn't mean it won't happen with a cut down clip either.
to be clear, this is not a big deal to begin with. you often have to cut clips for the awd just to get them to fit. the racer is just more finicky with cut clips.
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To add, the guides on the left side of the arm do not take up more space than the original arm on the prototype version. The arm now tapers into the guides, where the prototype is the same thickness all the way down. Clearance should not have changed at all from the prototype. I have test fit a few bodies on mine (although it is setup as a Pan Car right now). Only on bodies with thicker/longer body clips did I have clearance issues with the side clip. Many of my body clips are already trimmed for AWD use. Which trims the same left clip.
Thanks for adding that, I thought about editing that in there after I had walked away earlier.

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does the clip issue affect the f430 and or 360 gtc?

i too have been cutting off the nubs for years.
Mike G ran the 360 GTC a lot at the NJ race. I dont remember if he had to cut the clip or not but I will ask. I dropped him off at 2am and he said he was planning on sleeping into the pm today so it might still be too early to call.
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