Just finished building my JRX-S Type R and thought I would give some notes on the build to those of you that are new to Touring Cars like me. I go in order of the manual with some tips or issues I had in the build.
Be careful when opening up the bags, there are tons of tiny parts and they tend to get stuck together or hide inside one another.
TAP ALL PLASTIC THREADS WITH THE TAP SCREW or you will strip the threads in the plastic. Forgot to do it once and broke a locating pin in the arm.
When you install the bulkheads, you might want to install your motor as well as I had to tear apart the car to get my Novak motor in that has the heat sink built into the can.
The diffs went together fine and feel silky smooth, the blue diff seal can get pinched in the diff tube if its not seated properly.
My real bulkhead/diff assembly would not line up very well. I shaved off some material on the inside ring of the eccentric bearing so the shock tower holes would line up better. Seams like the holes in the shock tower are a couple mm's too narrow?? I left pretty much every screw in the bulkheads and chassis loose and tightened them all at the end so I didn't have any tweak in the chassis.
You will definitely have to dremel out some material in the spindle carrier to stop the shrink wrap on the LCD's from binding. Bit of a pain in the ass and probably the worst part of the kit.
It's really easy to strip plastic with the set screws, snug is enough.
The cap of one of my shocks was not completely finished when it was milled so I had to trim the diameter of the Shock Top so it would seat properly.
When you put the upper deck on, snap the steering link to the servo first as space is tight once the upper deck is on.
To get my lipo to fit I had to CAREFULLY cut away the sides at the back that were binding the top shaft pullys. Also had to shave a bit off at the front where the servo horn was touching. Tight fit but I got it to work.
I had to round the edges of the hex adapters so they would go into my JACO blues. Not really sure if they will come out again!!
Really happy with the JRX-S so far, tomorrow is club night and the first chance I will have to test it out, and my first time racing a TC
. Can't wait.