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Old 07-22-2004, 08:21 PM   #1531
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Originally posted by Josh Cyrul
Ozwald - We all ran spools (I tested with a diff a little bit)....

Evicerator - LOL... I guess only time will tell!!!

jag88 - It's supposed to give the car more steering but I can't say I have ever tried it....

trackdesigner - Nope....
Ok. I tried to send it to you again
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Old 07-22-2004, 10:45 PM   #1532
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Josh: I happy your fedex box show up at the nat's. You need the check list that i never use
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Old 07-24-2004, 06:34 AM   #1533
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are you cutting out every other tooth on your belts on the Xray FK
or are you cutting down the teeth on the gears they ride on I heard about this from a friend but have not read anything about it anywhere.

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Old 07-24-2004, 07:29 AM   #1534
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Now that sounds like a fun thing to do to your drivetrain.
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Old 07-24-2004, 09:57 AM   #1535
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Josh- have you ever driven the XRay T1R? If so did you like it at all, and could you tell me anything i should look out for, or upgrade too?


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Old 07-25-2004, 07:46 PM   #1536
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prodrive - Granted that I race for SMC but I must say that I am extremely impressed with the quality of batteries that SMC sends us to race with and sells in the hobby shops. I have no complaints and I think SMC is one of if not the best in the business....

Taz - lol... I totally screwed up on that one....lol... How can you forget to pack tools?!?!?!

Rodney - I NEVER cut the teeth off the belts. I did cut every other tooth off of the front pulley (tried it in the rear but it destroyed 2 rear belts). I didn't notice a difference though.....

Darryl - Anything for that extra .001 per lap!!!

JDXray - Umm, nope.... I've only run with the Factory Kit...
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Old 07-26-2004, 12:48 AM   #1537
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Hi Josh,

I just almost finish building the T1FK and now looking for some setups tips to run the car for the first time.

Looking at some setups you posted on your cefx website, I notice the following points (aspalts only),

Front RC is always the same which is in the middle hole so no kickup.
Rear RC, still no kickup, always on the highest but all with no front one way.
Damper all 4 holes open with 30Asc oil on the rear.
Rear/fr hubs with added spacers.

The question is,
Why no front one way on aspalt but seems your setups (0 caster, forward batteries position, rear stabilizer, etc) are looking for front traction? In contrary, if you looking for more front tracktion, why rear RC at its highest point (becuase to my knowledge is more tracktion with higher RC generates by lifting the lower arm)?
Last but not least, using spacers on top of knuckles (upper link angled down inside), could you explain what you are looking for related to the rest of those your setup points.

Thanks for your time.
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Old 07-26-2004, 12:50 AM   #1538
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Hi Josh,

forgot one more thing.. Ackerman,

Isn`t postition 1 and 1 will provide more linier turning as it has less (or actually none?) ackerman angle between inner and outside tires? Why most factory drivers seems to favor no 2 on knuckles? Thanks again
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i was running with scott earnest the other day and he mentioned something about soaking both belts in WD40 to smoothen out the drivetrain. have you tried this? what effects could it do to my belt (would it deteriorate faster, would it attract dirt faster)?
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Josh, when you get a chance, would you please PM me Ralph's number. I forgot to ask him for it in Portland.
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josh who do hear will carry xray parts if serpent doesn't
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josh what ko servo do u run
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Old 07-27-2004, 06:01 PM   #1543
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Horizon Hobby is now a distributor for XRAY.
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Old 07-27-2004, 06:13 PM   #1544
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Can you tell us what was your tire choice for your gas sedan in the great lakes challenge was.
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The Xray is just handling killer. I am a little hurt by running old small tires-but hey its club racing right?

Anyways-I am hoping you can help me with uptravel measurments. By my method of using a ride height gauge under the chassis and raising the chassi and holding down the tires nets me about 0.5mm up travel front and about 1mm rear. Chicky measures it his way and comes up with 2mm front and 2.5mm rear uptravel.
Its all reltive for me-but for the sake of comparig set-ups with local buddies-whats your method?

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