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Old 11-08-2015, 10:55 AM   #9211
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Thanks Bent! Maybe we can get some of this info put on the first post or a PetitRC page.
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Took the time out of my day to measure the different track widths using the new Xray 12mm hex wheels with the Xray 12mm wheel hexes. Bent
Awesome, thanks a lot Bent, much appreciated your help!
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Decided to take the time to measure (almost) every combination of Xray 12mm wheels and hexes………….you're welcome !

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Old 11-08-2015, 03:34 PM   #9214
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For the servo saver, there's no way I can get the 3-4 mm clearance. Most is around 2mm
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Old 11-08-2015, 03:37 PM   #9215
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Sorry. Was looking at in lol
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On this sucks. One of the turnbuckle won't screw on to the rod. I'm pushing and screwing at the same time. I tried both directions and it won't catch all the other turn buckles scewed on fine. It's the actual rod that's the issue. No ends will screw on it. But those same ends will screw on the other rods
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Old 11-08-2015, 06:21 PM   #9217
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1st time assembling the servo saver, as above, was near impossible to get it to 4mm. Required a clamp on the nut to get it there.
Next day after realising I buggered up something (that's what I get for staying up too late building!) had to pull the front end apart and on reassembly the servo saver was easy to get the required setup.
Maybe, just maybe, the spring needs to be compressed before assembly like some slipper clutch springs?

Other than that, can't wait to give mine a run, typically xray quality.
Going to be a shame to get it dirty - yes dirt, remember racing on that? Lol
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Decided to take the time to measure (almost) every combination of Xray 12mm wheels and hexes………….you're welcome !

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On this sucks. One of the turnbuckle won't screw on to the rod. I'm pushing and screwing at the same time. I tried both directions and it won't catch all the other turn buckles scewed on fine. It's the actual rod that's the issue. No ends will screw on it. But those same ends will screw on the other rods
looks like I can't complete the kit without this turnbuckle rod now I have to order it and wait til it come. This blows!
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looks like I can't complete the kit without this turnbuckle rod now I have to order it and wait til it come. This blows!
Is the turnbuckle not threaded ?

The short end is the normal right handed (clock wise) side.

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Is the turnbuckle not threaded ?

The short end is the normal right handed (clock wise) side.

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it is threaded, but i've tried various ball cup ends and none of them catch. however, those same ball cup ends catch on the other tie rod ends. For sure there's a defect someway, somehow on this one particular rod end. I've put together over 40 kits new. So i'm no rookie at this (just clarifying).
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it is threaded, but i've tried various ball cup ends and none of them catch. however, those same ball cup ends catch on the other tie rod ends. For sure there's a defect someway, somehow on this one particular rod end. I've put together over 40 kits new. So i'm no rookie at this (just clarifying).
So if you pre-thread a rod end using a 3mm screw you can not get the turnbuckle to enter that rod end at all (short end being the right hand thread) ?

Have you tried a 3mm nut to see if one end is indeed a normal right hand thread ?

You have a picture of the turnbuckle ?
If it's indeed threaded is should at least have either right hand or left hand threads…..ideally one of each though

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So if you pre-thread a rod end using a 3mm screw you can not get the turnbuckle to enter that rod end at all (short end being the right hand thread) ?

Have you tried a 3mm nut to see if one end is indeed a normal right hand thread ?

You have a picture of the turnbuckle ?
If it's indeed threaded is should at least have either right hand or left hand threads…..ideally one of each though

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Yes i tried an m3 nut. It doesn't work but the m3 nut will work on other rod ends that does not have this problem
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Old 11-09-2015, 01:09 PM   #9224
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Yes i tried an m3 nut. It doesn't work but the m3 nut will work on other rod ends that does not have this problem
So does it have left hand threads on both sides then ?

Do you have a picture of it to show the threads ?

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so look.. I don't normally suggest this but if it keeps you from waiting on a replacement then so be it.

if the threads the rest of the way up look fine, then get the dremel out and cut a mm or two off the end.... purely speculation but maybe the threads aren't finished on the end??? that way if you cut it bit you can still race and won't be caught a week out without a replacement.

Also, like Bent said, we need some pictures :-)
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