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Old 02-16-2012, 12:17 PM   #1261
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I use them just fine. I added the 2mm shock spacers in the rear to get my ride height where i want it.


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Old 02-16-2012, 12:55 PM   #1262
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Just an FYI, I have yet to break any front plastics with the Xray bumper. Another guy at the track without one broke stuff almost nightly. Since he did the bumper, he has not had any broken pieces that I know of.
I'm that guy. The X-Ray hard bumper makes bricks look soft. It looks just like any other bumper, but the foam is SOLID. I broke C-hubs, front arms and steering knuckles regularly with the stock bumper. Swapped to the X-Ray hard bumper (direct replacement) and haven't broken one front end part since. They might be a little hard to find and since it says X-Ray on the package they are expensive ($13 or so) but I doubt you'll ever need to buy another one.
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I'm that guy. The X-Ray hard bumper makes bricks look soft. It looks just like any other bumper, but the foam is SOLID. I broke C-hubs, front arms and steering knuckles regularly with the stock bumper. Swapped to the X-Ray hard bumper (direct replacement) and haven't broken one front end part since. They might be a little hard to find and since it says X-Ray on the package they are expensive ($13 or so) but I doubt you'll ever need to buy another one.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:11 PM   #1264
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If you can't find an Xray hard bumper you might want to try Parma's Ultimate Bumper for an Xray.
http://www.shopatron.com/products/pr...134.0.0?pp=15&

I used one on another car and it's about the same density as the Xray one.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:32 PM   #1265
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I'm that guy. The X-Ray hard bumper makes bricks look soft. It looks just like any other bumper, but the foam is SOLID. I broke C-hubs, front arms and steering knuckles regularly with the stock bumper. Swapped to the X-Ray hard bumper (direct replacement) and haven't broken one front end part since. They might be a little hard to find and since it says X-Ray on the package they are expensive ($13 or so) but I doubt you'll ever need to buy another one.
LOL sorry Mike, I didn't want to call you out. I am happy to see you actually enjoying your time between heats instead of scrambling to rebuild the front end of your car.
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LOL sorry Mike, I didn't want to call you out. I am happy to see you actually enjoying your time between heats instead of scrambling to rebuild the front end of your car.
Yeah, now I have to find a use for the stack of left side C-hubs I've accumulated. Seems the right side of the car was defective.

USPS Tracking says the rest of my parts should arrive today (screws and that last elusive suspension mount), so I should be running on the narrow chassis Saturday.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:47 PM   #1267
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Yeah, now I have to find a use for the stack of left side C-hubs I've accumulated. Seems the right side of the car was defective.

USPS Tracking says the rest of my parts should arrive today (screws and that last elusive suspension mount), so I should be running on the narrow chassis Saturday.
Yeah, stay off the inside of the sweeper. Or if you insist on hitting it, when you are flying through the air at that metal girder, try to hit it with the left side of the car.

Excellent! I actually just sold my front aluminum 0/0 mounts and had to convert to the narrows...those are all in stock! I like the narrow chassis, i don't drag the sides. Now if I wasn't going to sell the car, I would probably be more upset about still not being able to get those weights that fit into the square holes in it.
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Do I have to use the graphite upper deck with the vertical mount? I cant seem to get the plastic upper deck to fit
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Do I have to use the graphite upper deck with the vertical mount? I cant seem to get the plastic upper deck to fit
Sorta. You can dremel/file away the intervening FRP material and use the stock top deck, or you can get the carbon replacement with no modifications necessary.
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Do I have to use the graphite upper deck with the vertical mount? I cant seem to get the plastic upper deck to fit
I thought of doing the Dremel mods to the stock deck when I went with the vertical motor mount, but in the end I just bought the graphite one to suit instead.
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this is just a random question, but has anyone tried to run the smaller front pulley to get a overdrive of the front wheels?

What kind of changes to handling would that produce? Not that I'm looking to change it just struck me as a possible tuning option.

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This was one of the tuning options/features with the Losi XXX-S sedan and you may want to DL a copy of that manual to read.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:19 PM   #1272
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Rcplatform on eBay just posted up the lay shaft/spacer set and the aluminum spur gear holder. Get em while you can. Hopefully that means they'll be in stock other places soon as well.
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thanks orcadigital for the detailed response. I think I will forget about stocking spare suspension parts and go for the xray bumper. I plan on using a 23t pinion so i don't think the vertical mount wouldn't be needed.
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thanks orcadigital for the detailed response. I think I will forget about stocking spare suspension parts and go for the xray bumper. I plan on using a 23t pinion so i don't think the vertical mount wouldn't be needed.
Don't give up on spares. Murphy's Law......you will only break the part you don't have.
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I thought of doing the Dremel mods to the stock deck when I went with the vertical motor mount, but in the end I just bought the graphite one to suit instead.
I did a Dremel fix to it, like I did with the bottom plate. It is a tight fit, but I have used so much money for upgrades now, so I dont want to buy another thing. Going to run my car for the first time in a tournament. Have just driven with some guys at a small local indoor track.
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