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Old 03-30-2015, 09:23 AM   #7801
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If I install the RR+2 upside down, then it's a match with the original "RR" that came with the car. If I install it correct side up, then it would result in a DECREASE in rear caster - maybe negative caster even.

Can others check if this is the case with theirs please?
So I just found out... in order for you to make use of the "RR+2", you also have to have the corresponding "RF+2" on the front side of the rear diff. So if you have a 2014 and you have a "RF" at the front, you will seemingly need to install the "RR+2" upside down in order to have the same geometry. I say seemingly since if flip the RF+2, it looks like the holes match with the RR.
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:30 AM   #7802
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Sounds like they sent some 2014 owners the 2015 +2mm rear mount. If that's the case then 2014 owners will have to buy the +2mm front mount to match, or run offset bushings in the mounts to make the anti squat where it should be, around 2.5 degrees. If you have a 0mm front mount run 1up bushings, and 1 down bushings in the +2 rear mount. Or contact rc america and have them send you the correct mount.
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:43 AM   #7803
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are there any good aftermarket battery strap systems out there for shorty packs? It's kind of a pain getting to the body clip in the rear and would rather just have two thumb screws holding it down. I also use some packs that are a little swollen during practice so nice to be easy to have a bit more room adjusted for.
I drilled a new hole for the clip, it now goes in at an angle, kind of from the direction of the front right tire, not too bad. I also used a dubro body clip retainer(the rubber string type) to keep from having to worry about where I place it.
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Old 03-30-2015, 09:52 AM   #7804
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I didn't get mine also i call RCamerica last week and spoke to Brian said they don't have received any replacement but I hope I get this week.
Just got my replacement today and took my caliper same measurement.
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:15 AM   #7805
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Just got my replacement today and took my caliper same measurement.
Same as the bad ones or same side to side?
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:48 AM   #7806
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I took a long screw (around 32mm if I remember correctly) and cut the standoff about 5mm shorter. Screwed the screw all the way through and use a standard thumb nut. Works like my b5m now.
That's a good idea. I absolutely hate trying to put a clip in there with my fat fingers!
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:55 AM   #7807
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Bent its great to have you back on the thread!

Where do you run the shocks with this low grip setup?

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We usually start with middle on the towers and outside on the arms and go from there

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Old 03-30-2015, 12:30 PM   #7808
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I am still waiting on my rear hanger. Mine was a 2013, but I also bought the newer RR+2 separately and sent in a photo to RC America with my replacement form and SN, so I am not sure which hanger I will get now.

For anyone who has a 2014 and received a RR+2 but wants an RR, let me know if you plan to keep it or sell it before you send it back to RC America.
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Old 03-30-2015, 02:24 PM   #7809
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Got my new rear hanger today and revised my review on Amain.

Also I find that putting the nut in front on the battery mount makes removing and adjusting for different thickness packs easier. Pic attached.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/a4ijlwx9w3...34541.jpg?dl=0
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Just received my free replacement part for the rear today :
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Old 03-30-2015, 03:09 PM   #7811
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Got my new rear hanger today and revised my review on Amain.

Also I find that putting the nut in front on the battery mount makes removing and adjusting for different thickness packs easier. Pic attached.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/a4ijlwx9w3...34541.jpg?dl=0
Sweet!!!!! I received mine Sat. nice idea, in putting the nut in front per adjusting for battery packs quicker.
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Just received my free replacement part for the rear today :
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Got my new rear hanger today and revised my review on Amain.

Also I find that putting the nut in front on the battery mount makes removing and adjusting for different thickness packs easier. Pic attached.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/a4ijlwx9w3...34541.jpg?dl=0
I was thinking maybe I would leave my up for an extra two week duration, as that's how long it took for them to finish blowing smoke up our a$$es and acknowledge it
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Old 03-30-2015, 03:24 PM   #7814
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Bent,

You bring up a good point. Most of the Spec R aluminum XB4 parts are replicas of XB4 composite parts. The 9 degree caster blocks (honest aluminum finish), rear uprights (honest aluminum finish), aluminum cvd collars (red & black finish offered), aluminum steering plate (honest aluminum finish)


The after market XRAY produced parts are available at the XAY-shop Austria for those looking for 12 degree caster blocks, 4 hole steering plate, 3mm chassis, x-brace, etc etc.


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Got my new rear hanger today and revised my review on Amain.

Also I find that putting the nut in front on the battery mount makes removing and adjusting for different thickness packs easier. Pic attached.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/a4ijlwx9w3...34541.jpg?dl=0
I got mine today too. Just in case if anyone is looking for theirs, mine came in a small envelope. Don't throw it out accidentally
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