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What do ya think guys? Think I'll be ok doing one WORCS race like that? I just found the sprocket hub on my LSR axle is loose. They're probably gonna hook me up, but I don't know if it'll be in time for the race next Saturday. I've got a stocker here, and it's fine. Think if I run it with my +3 +1 a-arms it's gonna handle funny?
 

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+3 front end with a stock axle...Yeah it's going to handle like shit.
 

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I was afraid you were gonna say that...dammit. Well, I either have to hope LSR can get it done in time (luckily, they're here in town), or run this one with it loose. I don't like either option really.
 

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Yeah, I was pretty much decided I was gonna do that. But all advice I've gotten tells me it's a bad idea. I'll know more tomorrow, so we'll see.
 

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i won't be as horrible as everyone says. a little more body english in the corners, plus you'll hook up better with the narrow rearend
 

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Might not have a choice.
 

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i won't be as horrible as everyone says. a little more body english in the corners, plus you'll hook up better with the narrow rearend

Rook is right. Running with a loose hub isnt the worst either, Ive seen some pretty loose hubs run before.
 

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Well, measured for the outside diameter, the sproket can move forward and back about 1/4". Which do you guys think is the lesser of evils? Running with the sprocket loose, or the 4"narrower axle?
 

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Just run the stock axle, get yours fixed before it gets worse.
 

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you're gonna drive to the race($$$) and pay the gate/race fee($$$$) so i'd be damn sure i'd finish the race! go with the stock axle. who knows, you might start a trend! i had a very loose sprocket hub but it never stripped, worried me to death everytime i was on it though. if your luck is like mine, just as you overtake the leader on the huge 200' tripple jump and round the corner 50 yards before the checkers the hub would strip and you'd be left pushing as the rest of the field passes you.
 

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haha tahts gunna look goofy as hell, but i think it will work fine, i rode a blaster with plus 3 arms and stock axel, it wasnt great, but it worked
 

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I don't know what year you are using, but the stock width front is somewhere around 42" and the stock rear around 46". So a stock axle with +3 Arms should keep you around 2" wider in the front. I'd throw on some 6-3 offset wheels if you have them, just to widen it out a bit, but otherwise I think it'd be better than running a loose hub. Just my .02.
 

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Thanks for all the advice guys. I needed it! I had decided I was gonna go ahead and run the stock axle for Saturday's race, until I went down to Lonestar Racing today. We have a guy on our team who works there now, and he was my "inside man" that I wasn't sure was gonna hook me up or not. Main issue being time.

Well, him and LSR are totally comming through for me. Straightening the axle, pressing on a new sprocket hub, and it'll be ready Wednesday. Enough time to get a couple practices in before the race. VERY happy about that!

Thanks again fellas. If any of you are on the West Coast, and want a challenging and fun race, check out a WORCS event near you! ;)
 
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