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Old 12-03-2012, 12:57 AM
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The Tiger Drive seems ok I guess, I just have to get more parts to use it. I need to order a wand from Tiger, then find a starter motor that works with the wand and buy that.
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whats a wand?
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:51 AM
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The Tiger Drive seems ok I guess, I just have to get more parts to use it. I need to order a wand from Tiger, then find a starter motor that works with the wand and buy that.

ok this is how you save yourself some money. the tiger drive is a allen key so find out what size it is and just buy that allen key ( it might be 6mm ) and just cut it off at the bend. also try to get one of the ball end ones. Now with that done just use your house hold battery powered drill.
I had a ofna motor that the pull start went and i ordered that kind of starter and i just made it work. I dont like to spend money on things if i can make it for cheaper
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The wand is the long metal piece that connects your starter motor to the socket on the engines rotostart backplate.

My G-Made shocks arrived today too. They are really nice, with excellent machining, and no defects or air bubbles in the plastic parts. Three parts are metal on them, the top cap/mounting lug, the threaded shock body, and of course the piston shaft. It took me about an hour to put the four of them together. I was surprised at how tiny thier travel was, only about 1/4 inch.

I have two small complaints about them: The balljoint mount for the top needs to be supplied with a plastic washer to fit between the shock top, and the frame on the car, the way it shipped it was a little loose front-to-back. I used a plastic washer I had already to tighten it up. The ball joint fits the shock top fine, its just it has front-back play. The other complaint is the red bumper at the bottom of the spring area, its meant to stop the car from bottoming out. That bumper piece is too thick, and cannot be installed on these VERY short shocks. If I put it in, the travel on the shock would be like 1/16 of an inch.. lol. I think the bumper is intended for the longer truck style shocks that G-Made has, and putting them in with the very short car shocks was a mistake.

The small bottle of shock oil that come with each pair is about 50x more than you need. It took 15 drops to fill the chamber, then 5 more after getting the air bubbles out, so only 20 drops total per shock. They came with one spring each, and three pistons each, with 2, 3, or 4 holes drilled in the pistons for heavy, mid, or light damping. I used the 2 hole pistons for stiffer suspension because my car is heavier than normal RS4 3. I tried the simple drop test, lifting the front or back of the car about 2 inches and dropping it. With those crappy silver shocks the car would fall and bottom out with a thunk, even from only 1 inch drop. With these new shocks, it doesn't bottom out at 2 inches, and barely touches at 3 inches drop. Very nice improvement I think. I just got them all installed on the car and set, I'll take a few pictures and post them later on.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:20 PM
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:22 PM
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cant wait to see them on the car. I looked up that company and damn they make nice stuff. I like there crawler alot
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OK, here are front and back pics to show them on the car:

You can also see the white washers I added in to keep the tops of the shocks from moving.


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Old 12-03-2012, 06:07 PM
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Really nice. What camera are you using?
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:11 PM
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My camera is really old, I got it new in Ithink 2001. Its an Olympus C-2020z. It stil works tho, and I have a bunch of lenses for it, so I keep using it as long as I can. It uses 'smartmedia' cards, which aren't made anymore, so I guess its time is limited.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:55 AM
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Looks good. I gotta find a dealer up here in canada that sells those shocks
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The Tsais Pipe arrived today!

Came in a nice black box with Tsais logo on it. Quality looks good.
The pipe has buffing wheel smudges on it, showing it was hand polished.

Somebody needs to teach all these tune pipe companies about how to make a pipe.. There needs to be a smooth flow from the piston, the header, and into the pipe compression cone without the exhaust having to make a right angle turn or hit any flat walls along the way. So far I have seen only a few pipes like that. The Tsais pipe has a right angle opening into the pipe/muffler, but there is no curved passage inside to smooth the flow and guide the pressure wave back to the engine. The header is fine, very nicely made, but the square to round adapter could have been better. Its machined very nicely to match the square exhaust port on the engine, and the round side is fine. The problem is in between them, for the exhaust going OUT of the engine, its fine, but for the pressure wave coming back, there are two small walls inside the round part, with the opening in the middle. Those walls will weaken the return pressure wave, causing the pipe to make less power. A better port matching machine job, with curved or at least flat ramps leading to the opening from the outside would have solved it.

Yes I'm splitting hairs, but this exhaust system could have been stronger with only 2 small changes. The manufacturing quality of it is excellent, its just the design that could have been a teeny bit better. Overall, I'm still happy with it, I plan to drift with my car, so don't need any super high speed runs, plus a cleaner car will always be nice.

The kit also came with a spare set screw, a spare spring steel pin to support the end of the pipe, and about a foot of fuel line for the pressure line.

I'll post some pics a bit later.
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Here are some pictures:


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hey oldrctimer is this a bad time to ask if you really like purple??? or has it grown on you???
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:02 AM
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Well, I thought about how the car would look if it was all silver parts instead of purple, and I think its better as purple. So, no, the purple doesn't bother me at all.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:05 AM
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That's good cause if it was mine I would of found a way to change it to black
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:27 AM
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Can anyone help me out with the servo horn for throttle on old timer car. Where to buy?
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:32 AM
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Car-tune, just check ebay for servo horn or servo arm, there are tons of them on there. Sure to find one that works.

Jackedman, I never saw any company offer black anadized aluminum parts. Could paint them I guess, but where the joints are the paint would rub off and you see the purple or silver under it. If I wanted the car to stay all black, I would have just stayed with a plastic RS4, it would have been a hell of a lot cheaper.

I still need to find a good servo saver arm for the steering servo, and find some body pads, those rubber donuts that keep the metal clips from scratching up the car body. I might also switch to plastic wheels. Probably a lot lighter, and easier to glue the tires on. The aluminum wheels look nice, but they are pretty heavy. I also need to figure out whats up with my failsafe. If I connect it, it makes the throttle servo jitter like it can't center itself. The failsafe works, I tested it, but that jittering can't be normal.
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Hey oldtimer was it hard to bend the exhaust hanger or figure out how to use it, because when i got my ths pipe i couldnt figure it out so i had to call them. Its mounted on there now but yea.
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No, was easy, the Tsais instruction sheet had a diagram of how to bend the support to get it in the ballpark. I then just tweaked the bend how I wanted after seeing how the pipe lined up. I wanted to make sure the pipe wouldn't vibrate and rub against the aluminum parts. It came out great, has about 1/4 inch gap between the muffler pipe and the shocks or parts. It was also nice of Tsais to include an extra hanger, in case you borked the first one.
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Check out this video on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/AnQ0S-qGM7U
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Sounds like he got that engine running at max power. One click from being too lean and melting a piston? lol

I hope my car can run that crisp and hold together. But, he's using a TZ, so I know mine won't be quite as good.

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It's the pipe that sounds like that. It just pops pretty loud.
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I decided to replace the Tiger Drive roto start on my OS 18cv-r. I got a replacement original OS recoil starter. Seemed a nice choice to me, I won't have to bother with as much stuff when I go to run the car. Well, the recoil starter arrived today, part # 73003000. Fit on the engine great, works great. Just one problem, the damn thing won't fit in the car! Its jammed against the rear diff and rear radio box support bracket. I guess I'll have to hack it up with a dremel tool and cut a big chunk out of it to clear the diff and bracket. I hate mutilating parts like that..
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Here is a few, you can see how the plastic casing of the recoil starter is pressing against the rear diff, but the engine isn't over enough to engage the gears. I have to cut away a pretty big notch in the recoil cover so the engine can move over enough.


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