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Old 07-05-2012, 08:50 AM   #691
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I'm currently pretty upset with my brand new ex. Made the trip down to leisure hours from Michigan to try my new sedan just to find out that its completely useless due to shock collars that slide down the shock bodies. Damaged my new chassis too. Wth?
Get in touch with the distributor. The packing people mixed the wrong sized collar's in with the proper sized ones. I had the same problem got in touch with the UK distributor he knew of the problem and posted replacement ones out. Happy days .
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:58 AM   #692
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As for the slop on the steering rack try a very thin plastic bag, wrap the bearing inside the bag, put the bearing in the steering rack and repeat on all the four bearing, slop goes .It seems the bearings are a little small and the plastic bag makes a snug fit.

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I swear I should post a video...I slid them down the shock body with moderate force. They jumped half a thread (crooked) with almost no significant force. I already emailed OD and he's working with me to get replacements.

Another note...anyone else having trouble achieving static balance? I've got pretty standard electronics but yet I don't have room for enough lead to balance the thing.
The feedback I'm getting is that the collars range from slightly loose to completely unusable, but the problem is not with all the collars in all the kits.

We just received notice that replacement collars are on the way to us from T.O.P. Anyone experiencing problems can contact us at topracingusa@yahoo.com or 650-583-8898 (purchases made from US or Canadian dealers only)

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Old 07-05-2012, 12:12 PM   #694
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The feedback I'm getting is that the collars range from slightly loose to completely unusable, but the problem is not with all the collars in all the kits.

We just received notice that replacement collars are on the way to us from T.O.P. Anyone experiencing problems can contact us at topracingusa@yahoo.com or 650-583-8898 (purchases made from US or Canadian dealers only)



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Thanks for the update OD!

Anyone care to comment on the balance issue? I had to find room for 42grams of lead.
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Thanks for the update OD!

Anyone care to comment on the balance issue? I had to find room for 42grams of lead.
Post a pic.
Just beware of the verbal abuse you may get for ugly wiring..
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Post a pic.
Just beware of the verbal abuse you may get for ugly wiring..
No weights shown here...now have two tabs in front of the servo, one on each side of the motor. Need to find room for two more.

Can kinda see them here... (Note purple shock collars :P)
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Thanks for the update OD!

Anyone care to comment on the balance issue? I had to find room for 42grams of lead.
Good to hear its an easy fix. I was curiuos what happened. Btw good luck ripping on that wiring job.

Hope to see you at leisure again. it was nice meeting you.
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:52 PM   #698
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Good to hear its an easy fix. I was curiuos what happened. Btw good luck ripping on that wiring job.

Hope to see you at leisure again. it was nice meeting you.
Nice to meet you as well. I'm hoping to get back there at least once more before nationals. As I'm sure you noticed I have a lot of work to do on setup. Car was a tail happy mess but there were glimmers of hope here and there.
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No weights shown here...now have two tabs in front of the servo, one on each side of the motor. Need to find room for two more.
Make sure your battery is just about touching the belt. It will offset the amount of weight u need on the left side.

I have one 10g chunk and a 8g fan behind my motor (I won't run without a motor on my fan... Or maybe my motors don't run anymore after not using a fan). I have 25g behind the servo. When running Solaris hards I'm at 1382.

Also ... Route those power wires under the top deck and make them sorter. Right now u could blow up a speedo by mixing up positive and negative.

I'm been running my bullets to the back, and using a cutoff wheel to trim the edge of the bullet. It allows for less wire...
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I won't run without a motor on my fan...
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Yeah.. I said it..
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Do you run the wires of the fan behind the motor beneath the motor itself to be neater? Will the thin wires melt from the heat emanating from the motor?

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Make sure your battery is just about touching the belt. It will offset the amount of weight u need on the left side.

I have one 10g chunk and a 8g fan behind my motor (I won't run without a motor on my fan... Or maybe my motors don't run anymore after not using a fan). I have 25g behind the servo. When running Solaris hards I'm at 1382.

Also ... Route those power wires under the top deck and make them sorter. Right now u could blow up a speedo by mixing up positive and negative.

I'm been running my bullets to the back, and using a cutoff wheel to trim the edge of the bullet. It allows for less wire...
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I've being hearing alot people saying their Ex are loose in the rear??
what did they do to fix it?
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I've being hearing alot people saying their Ex are loose in the rear??
what did they do to fix it?
Mine was very loose first time out. Kit setup except for shortened front end (all shims in front of hinge pin). I went to 286 rear spring, not much help.

Next time out I'm going to go back to longer wheelbase and go to 3* rear toe.
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Mine was very loose first time out. Kit setup except for shortened front end (all shims in front of hinge pin). I went to 286 rear spring, not much help.

Next time out I'm going to go back to longer wheelbase and go to 3* rear toe.
is you EX loose on power or off power?
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