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I have a b3 conversion Kranzel but I don't know where to start. So far I'm using buggy front shock all the way around with white touring car springs in front. Reds springs in rear. Do I need to chang to touring car shocks completely. This thing has way to much steering. If I punch it half way down the stright it will spin around. Using a stock motor! I have pretty much given up on it. Although I am wanting to get it going so it won't just be sitting on the shelf.
 

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Jones: If you have buggy shocks on it, use associated buggy springs: Start with golds on all 4 corners. #2 pistons in the front, #3 in the rear w/ 35 wt. oil. If the track is really loose, get a pair of 1 degree rear toe in suspension mounts as well...
25 degree caster both sides, 0 camber on all 4 to start...
Set the ride height so the rear arms are level, (parallel with the ground) with a motor, battery, etc. installed. Then set the front ride height so the chassis is level front to rear. Make sure you have the car "sitting into" the shock travel a little, so the suspension can go up or down while sitting at ride height. This should be a good starting setup, see what the car does from there...

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Todd Putnam
Putnam Propulsion
www.putnampropulsion.com
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Thank you! I'll try that. I just haven't known where to start with this thing. We run on a High bank hard clay smooth track. Running line is around 250 feet. One of the main thing's I don't like about this car is that the front shock tower doesn't have holes per say, but it has just one big slot. I'm trying to figure out how I can keep the shocks from moving in the shock tower.
 

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To stop your shocks from moving, just use a locking nut. :thumbsup: I also used to get frustrated with my shocks moved, but now they never move. :cool: Associated sells 4:40 locking & plastic nuts in a bag together & that are only like $2. Thats all I ever use. Well good luck!! TTYL :wave: Also to help you with your spinning out problem try seeing if one of your hub carrier bearings is not locking up, that sometimes happens & it too is frustrating. Well thats all folks! TTYL
 

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check to make sure nothing is binding in the suspension. Also take some digital calipers and check out the front kickup plate. If its slightly bent...get a new one. Also check to see if the front arms are flat.
 

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I guess I just haven't spen as much time on it as I should. It just has a but load of steering. Understandable, it weighs a ton in the front!

One more question. where can I find some foam tires that I won't have to build myself. I have been looking for some pre mounted foam that will go right on my B3 Kranzel!
 

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Thank's. One other dumb question. What color should I get. I have never run foams. So I don't have a clue about the diffrent colors.
 

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usually, something around 30 shore will work at about every track.
 

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Jones I'm going to try and come over Friday night. I'll have mine that I ran last time. You can look and mike any thing on the car. The main thing I remember from your car is no side dam on the car. I also use hpi aqua springs on the front with touring shocks. Hope I can make it. I love ya'lls track and want to see more wedges out there running. If you need anything just PM me.

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I ment to look at your car, or take a picture! So I could give myself a start place. I do like this new track. If you want to beat my track record you are going to have to bring a good motor. I set the record in stock with my b4 running 6.4-6.6 with no mistakes. I think I have 37 laps in 4 min. I didn't see how in the world we can get 38. Gives us something to shoot for! I know you ran low 6's on the old track so you should be a little faster. I just thought I would let you know. I don't know if you have talked to any one about the changes in the track.
 
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