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Old 07-11-2009, 09:47 PM   #961
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Improve the performance of car?
For me...yes...the Xray shock is an improvement.

The Losi shock really wants to be built with only one o-ring. This means more servicing to keep it performing properly for the Gen-X 10.

Recently built some high end Tamiya 415/416 shocks for my Corally Phi TC car. Have to give them an A+ rating (on my Phi); but, I can buy Xray shocks in sets of two as opposed to four for the Tamiya units.

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Old 07-11-2009, 11:55 PM   #962
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Reason for that was that they were defected. It was a known issue at CRC and even spoke to them. They have new ones with better bonding that are not separating. If you have a receipt for any of these axles they will replace them with the newer ones just released.

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Careful with those lock nuts. I've seen several CRC axles have the threaded rod pulled right out of the axle.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:50 AM   #963
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Careful with those lock nuts. I've seen several CRC axles have the threaded rod pulled right out of the axle.
Note taken.
I had had one go on the track, think the tread had been weakened cos it just gave out under power whilst on a new FTD pace, fortunately my previous time took me to pole.
Love this car with 2s 13.5, good speed and drivability.

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1 Glen Westwood 10.5 Schumacher 21 310.56 14.42
2 Jay Westwood 10.5 Schumacher 21 310.81 14.46
3 Ori Sohachevsky 10.5 Schumacher 21 314.38 14.57
4 Nigel Moss GT1 Calandra 20 303.24 14.80
5 Tim Langdell 10.5 Schumacher 20 303.67 14.81
6 Jamie Vassallo 10.5 Schumacher 20 304.35 14.89
7 Mark Payne 10.5 Xray 20 307.05 14.88
8 Scott Hauser 13.5 Xray 20 312.08 15.38
9 Dominic Skinner 13.5 Tamiya 20 312.31 15.35
10 Tony Foster 10.5 Xray 20 313.26 15.23
11 Mark Payne GT2 Xray 20 314.87 15.45
12 Nick Upton 10.5 Xray 20 315.36 15.37
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:56 AM   #964
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For me...yes...the Xray shock is an improvement.

The Losi shock really wants to be built with only one o-ring. This means more servicing to keep it performing properly for the Gen-X 10.

Recently built some high end Tamiya 415/416 shocks for my Corally Phi TC car. Have to give them an A+ rating (on my Phi); but, I can buy Xray shocks in sets of two as opposed to four for the Tamiya units.

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I built my shock as it came, so cant remember if it were 1 or 2 rings.
Have some Kyosho Teflon coated shocks from my now retired Nitro car, may look at using one of those if it can give even more rear bite.
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Old 07-12-2009, 03:56 PM   #965
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Ok re-buidling now but I am not getting any rebound on the shock. I have installed the o-ring properly, shaft is in nice a snug. I know it has been a while since I first built the shock but just want to make sure that it should have rebound?
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Old 07-12-2009, 04:11 PM   #966
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Ok re-buidling now but I am not getting any rebound on the shock. I have installed the o-ring properly, shaft is in nice a snug. I know it has been a while since I first built the shock but just want to make sure that it should have rebound?
I was always lead to believe that a shock should not have any rebound.
It is a damper, not a spring, and its job is to slow down the movement of the moving part, in this case the whole rear motor pod.
but i will stand to be corrected if wrong.
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What does afect on the car changing the angle of the shock?
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What does afect on the car changing the angle of the shock?
It changes the spring rate at the axle. The more angled the shock is the softer it will be at the axle. The dampening will be softer too.


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It changes the spring rate at the axle. The more angled the shock is the softer it will be at the axle. The dampening will be softer too.


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Shawn, translating it to the track a more angled shock is going to be more softer so in a bumpy track would be better?
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I have some great news for Southern California residents. New asphalt track just opend up yesterday. My pan car was hooked up all day today and will be making this home base from now on.

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Old 07-14-2009, 05:26 PM   #971
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P.S. for anyone wondering the SMC 5200mah 40c fits in the gen x 10. A bit tight but fits right in no modifications. Had a 30 minute run and was the first time running this battery. Now compared to the Yea Racing 3200mah 20c what a huge difference
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Also for those of you that convince me not to sell my pan, THANKS A BUNCH. This is one bad ass car on the right track.
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i had two extremely fast drivers from the florida state series running my car last night with 17.5 2s lipo, and you should have seen the smiles... everyone that runs it, loves it..
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Also for those of you that convince me not to sell my pan, THANKS A BUNCH. This is one bad ass car on the right track.
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Shawn, translating it to the track a more angled shock is going to be more softer so in a bumpy track would be better?

Changed my mind on this tonight. I was at the track for practice tonight, as was playing around with the center spring. Going lower made the spring seem harder.

Becuse the motor pod is mounted by the football, the pivot is at that point. So when the pod pivots, the shock mounting point doesnt only move forward but moves in the downward direction. That downward movement is inline with the travel of the shock absorber, making the spring move more for the amount of axle travel (higher wheel rate). So making the shock parrallel to the ground would make it seem softer.


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