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Old 03-02-2016, 09:41 PM   #10606
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Put in new ECS shafts all the way around on my 16 car. Ran it for the first time in a heat of qualifying and one of the screws, barrel and pin came out of one of the rear shafts. I found the shaft, but it looks like the stock barrel is a different size than these use. I was very careful to not allow the barrel to touch the black grease when lock-tite was applied. The others have held fine. My question is does anyone know the part numbers for the barrel, set screw and pins if those are different than the stock pin as well? Thanks.
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:36 AM   #10607
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this is the 3rd time ive heard that about those shafts. 2 on here and once on facebook. I dont have my installed yet but and wondering if i should even do it. I would hate to lose crap and not be able to use them after spending $80 bucks.

my question Likea45 is did you notice a difference when running it.
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:52 AM   #10608
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Guys... HUDY has been selling ECSs for touring cars since 2010 or 2011, this is nothing new. There is nothing wrong with the *design* but with how they are built. The trick a lot of onroad guys use, though, is to put heatshrink over the built ECS to help reduce the risk of losing pins.
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Make sure to de-grease the barrel and set screw and then use red loctite.....if you want to take them apart use s soldering iron to un-cure the red loctite....
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:13 AM   #10610
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Blue locktite is all that is needed.. don't needred locktite. Locktite does need cure time though, overnight would be best.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:07 PM   #10611
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this is the 3rd time ive heard that about those shafts. 2 on here and once on facebook. I dont have my installed yet but and wondering if i should even do it. I would hate to lose crap and not be able to use them after spending $80 bucks.

my question Likea45 is did you notice a difference when running it.
They may have been out for touring cars for awhile but I'm thinking perhaps they take more strain on a car that can be landing consistently from a few feet in the air. I applied lock-tite to the screw/barrel before greasing it and placing it in the shaft. Luckily as mine came out I was able to find the shaft so as to not be out $45. I'm still trying to locate the correct parts to replace the barrel, pin and set screw as most part numbers point to the T2 touring car and am not sure if they are compatible.

On the track I have to say I did instantly notice a positive difference. The car was able to enter and exit corners much faster and landed jumps on power astonishingly well. It was like a new car to me. Although this was quickly crushed by losing parts and the shaft causing a DNF for the round.
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Old 03-03-2016, 11:13 PM   #10612
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Waiting xb4 '16 come out wish all upgrade xb4 parts will be standard for next xb4
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:50 AM   #10613
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what does 5mm of spacers on the aluminum steering plate equal on the stock plastic steering plate? the stock plate thicker I think?
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:40 AM   #10614
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Waiting xb4 '16 come out wish all upgrade xb4 parts will be standard for next xb4
Honestly, the car needs nothing out of the box. I bought a bunch of tuning parts and found I always go back to the stock components. The only thing I'd recommend getting are springs.
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Old 03-04-2016, 08:57 AM   #10615
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what does 5mm of spacers on the aluminum steering plate equal on the stock plastic steering plate? the stock plate thicker I think?

I am pretty sure it equal 1mm. I the stock plastic one if 4mm and then you add 2mm shim onto that. I myself run the aluminum plate with 6mm on it.
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Almost finished putting my 16 kit together and to be honest it's my first kit I have ever put together. I'm cheap and have always bought used. All I can say is this kit has went together perfectly and the fit and finish goes above and beyond any of my expectations. Can some one recommend a good pininion and servo arm I'm running a 6.5 on a smaller tight indoor track with gear diff with stock spur thanks .
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Almost finished putting my 16 kit together and to be honest it's my first kit I have ever put together. I'm cheap and have always bought used. All I can say is this kit has went together perfectly and the fit and finish goes above and beyond any of my expectations. Can some one recommend a good pininion and servo arm I'm running a 6.5 on a smaller tight indoor track with gear diff with stock spur thanks .
Im running a 20t pinion on a medium size indoor track.
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:07 PM   #10618
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http://www.exotekracing.com/xb4-12-a...aster-hub-set/

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Old 03-04-2016, 03:35 PM   #10619
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I need help, I have a 15' and it just won't turn, jumps great and all but it pushes like crazy so any help will be appreciated

set up
6K FRONT
100K CENTER
4K REAR

NO SWAY BARS

20MM RIDE HEIGHT
600 SHOCK OIL FRONT
450 SHOCK REAR

CHANGED THE ACKERMAN AND IT DIDN'T DO ANYTHING.

Any suggestions??
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I need help, I have a 15' and it just won't turn, jumps great and all but it pushes like crazy so any help will be appreciated

set up
6K FRONT
100K CENTER
4K REAR

NO SWAY BARS

20MM RIDE HEIGHT
600 SHOCK OIL FRONT
450 SHOCK REAR

CHANGED THE ACKERMAN AND IT DIDN'T DO ANYTHING.

Any suggestions??
is it set to box stock settings otherwise ?
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