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Old 10-26-2010, 09:36 PM   #1186
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So how many others run these with 2-cell Lipo? Running it with a 13.5 and turbo is wicked fun

We just had a good race meet with a handful of pans on our large asphalt track. The car drove fantastic considering i'm new to pan. Our lap times are almost the same as the touring cars we used to drive, and we've only been running pan for a few months. The car was on rails, powering up while still coming out of the corner was no problem.

Does anyone know if the rear pod loaded with a brushless motor is balanced left-to-right? I have the whole chassis balanced, but want to make sure i'm not counter-tweaking the front to make up for an imbalance on the pod. I don't have scales, so it's screws and the old eye-ometer to set my balance
The rear pod of the Gen-X 10 was originally engineered around a brushless motor.

I have had no problem balancing my car with a BL motor.

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Old 10-27-2010, 04:28 AM   #1187
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Does anyone know if the rear pod loaded with a brushless motor is balanced left-to-right? I have the whole chassis balanced, but want to make sure i'm not counter-tweaking the front to make up for an imbalance on the pod. I don't have scales, so it's screws and the old eye-ometer to set my balance
Put the chassis onto a flat plate (only the chassis plate, not the pod), with the wheel some mm over the ground. Take away the side springs and you see, if your pod is balanced or not.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:23 AM   #1188
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Thanks guys.
Also, our current rule is for the car to be 1190g race ready. This is changing to be 1100g soon. I have most of the added weight as far back on the chassis as I can get it to aid rear grip. I'm thinking removing that may lose a fair bit of rear traction, but not sure how big the effect will be.
Has anyone had experience with this?
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:54 AM   #1189
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Went back to the standard 1/10th kingpins after the carpet season.

"Try" sounds accurate. Ripon's sealed surface is most challenging.

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Did u use the 1/10 king pins for carpet or asphalt?
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:33 PM   #1190
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Did u use the 1/10 king pins for carpet or asphalt?
I have only raced with the 1/10th king pins on asphalt...As I did at the Nats. But, I have tested with the 1/12th king pins and feel they are pretty good at NorCal. The 1/12th king pins will definitely stay on the car for the upcoming carpet season.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:36 PM   #1191
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Put the chassis onto a flat plate (only the chassis plate, not the pod), with the wheel some mm over the ground. Take away the side springs and you see, if your pod is balanced or not.
Good one!
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:13 PM   #1192
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Quick question! What are the differences now between the LE and Pro?
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:21 PM   #1193
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Quick question! What are the differences now between the LE and Pro?
I assume you are talking about the original Gen-X 10 Pro vs. the Gen-X 10 LE.

Big time changes. Go to the CRC website to see.

In my mind, the Pro may still be a viable choice for 2S racing; but, most of us are using 1S packs.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:51 PM   #1194
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Sorry if this has been asked before, but what shocks to replace the two damper tubes on my CRC Gen X10?

I currently run a TRF Tamiya F103 rear shock as i think the orginal CRC one was bad. I got the car 2nd hand, and i got trouble making it work as i would like.
The Tamiya F103's are killing me at the track, it should be the other way around. Tires are WGT spec ones with the blue stripe. Rest is stock except longer rear pod bars, racing on carpet track. I'm running Ezrun 13.5T, 2s lipo.
Tested the tubes with different lubes and the best was anti wear sticky stuff from Tamiya, but once it wear off the car is bad again.

Would really like this car to work at it's potential.
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I cannot imagine why you would want to go away from the standard damper tubes. Don't remember one Gen-X 10 at the IIC (big race) with shocks replacing them. Tubes have worked fine for me over the past two years. Using 10,000-30,000 weight lube for all situations from low traction asphalt to high traction carpet.

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I have my car dialled with the damper tubes. Tried a shock and couldn't really be stuffed trying to get it to feel like the tubes do!
I use 8,000wt for our outdoor asphalt medium traction track with no additive allowed.
I pull them out and wipe the grime off the end nearest the opening after every few races, you don't want grit in there. I add a little more grease and slot them back in. Less maintenance than rebuilding standard oil filled dampers.
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:42 AM   #1197
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I'm building my new CRC GenX10 LE. I ran the original GenX10 for a couple of years and switched to an Xray X10 Link. I had to change numerous things on the XRAY to be competitive due to a lack of support for this car. It was a mistake to change.

I'm glad to be back. The LE seems to be an improvement over the original as far as assembly and simplicity is concerned. It will probably be an improvement on the track as well.

Like Pan Car Racing? - live in Ontario? - Check Out LOU's Speedway near London - lots of Pan Car Racing here.
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:52 AM   #1198
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Quick question! What are the differences now between the LE and Pro?
What is the Pro? The Gen X 10 LE is our new car for this year. Are you looking for the differences between the Gen X 10 and the Gen X 10 LE?
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Can anyone tell me what hex wrench sizes I need for this car, Im tired of stripping the aluminum bolts out
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Hey Evan: .050 .063.078.093 i think...... and a screw kit from RCscrews... will help quite a bit...

hope you had a good first pack last night?
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