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Old 09-20-2012, 08:19 PM   #586
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Picked up this kit tonight... half way putting it together, pretty nice so far. It seem a few of the Horsham guys have picked up the kit too, so it's nice to have someone else at my local tracks running em.
Current count is two VBCs in my stable.

Fit the Xray hard bumper ....cut some of the inner part and it works.
steering knuckles work and line up with the standard VBC hole.
drive on the VBC is pretty darn good....when needed replace belt change to V2 belts..
a few of us have good starting point setups...so help at Horsham will plentiful.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:22 PM   #587
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Current count is two VBC in my stable.

Fit the Xray hard bumper ....cut some of the inner part and it works.
steering knuckles work and line up with the standard VBC hole.
drive on the VBC is pretty darn good....when needed to replace belt change to V2 belts..
a few of us have good starting point setups...so help at Horsham will plentiful.
I started w/ Goat's setup and went to MRH today to get some laps. My issue is I need another gear diff for the front. Other than that, the car handles real well... very smooth. Did break a spindle, replaced it with an Xray without a problem.

Thinking about the Xray parts I have... do the Xray belts work? I'm about to pick up a bunch of spares and what not from VBC. I did fit the 52mm ECS w/ the small C-hub grinding. Also would like to know if Xray gear diff internals will fit the VBC gear diff housing...
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:11 AM   #588
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i noticed rings on the chassis countersunk holes and i also only heard
a few make a click, maybe the rings some how lock in the screw?
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:21 PM   #589
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I just saw the center servo mounts on the face book!
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:01 AM   #590
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I started w/ Goat's setup and went to MRH today to get some laps. My issue is I need another gear diff for the front. Other than that, the car handles real well... very smooth. Did break a spindle, replaced it with an Xray without a problem.

Thinking about the Xray parts I have... do the Xray belts work? I'm about to pick up a bunch of spares and what not from VBC. I did fit the 52mm ECS w/ the small C-hub grinding. Also would like to know if Xray gear diff internals will fit the VBC gear diff housing...

The internals from an xray diff should work. I actually have a diff built with a set of Xray out drives right now due to blowing a blade and not having a set of vbc out drives.
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I just saw the center servo mounts on the face book!
The hanging servo mount looks sweet. Only problem is I already shoe Gooed my servo in and cut the ears off.
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What is VBC's official facebook account? I just gave some plans to a buddy to make me a center servo mount... and I'd like to call him off before he's started if it's on the way out.
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The internals from an xray diff should work. I actually have a diff built with a set of Xray out drives right now due to blowing a blade and not having a set of vbc out drives.
Thanks. I ordered another VBC diff, so I'll try fitting the Xray internals into it when it gets here. I figured it would save people a bit of $$ if they were switching and only needed to buy a diff case.
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:09 AM   #594
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Facebook = VBC Crew
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What is VBC's official facebook account? I just gave some plans to a buddy to make me a center servo mount... and I'd like to call him off before he's started if it's on the way out.
Already available:

http://www.roche.hk/shopping/index.p...product_id=702

Looks fantastic, like the rest of the car...
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I'm slightly confused... Where exactly is vbc located? I was thinking east coast? But I've also heard Asia?
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Got ahold of VBC Crew on FB and asked them a few questions. Here is their response in case anyone was interested.

My questions...
1. Where is VBC headquartered?
2. Where is the Wildfire manufactured?
3. What material are the turnbuckles made of?
4. Also what size are the ball connectors? 4.7mm?

Their answers...
1. VBC is headquartered in Hong Kong and it is a division of CRC USA
2. We have parts made in the USA, Japan, Hong Kong, China and packing/assembly in Hong Kong
3. All of our aluminum parts are in 7075 including turnbuckles
4. Our ball connector size is 5.5mm
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I'm slightly confused... Where exactly is vbc located? I was thinking east coast? But I've also heard Asia?
The US distributor, CRC, is on the east coast.
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Thanks, I still have yet to master the search function
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Thanks for the facebook page.

Anyone know how long it takes CRC to update their online inventory.... because on VBC's facebook page, they refer to a TiN coated hinge pin set, TiN coated shock shafts, the self-lubricating CVD retainers, the center servo mount and a couple other items.... None of these items are available on CRC's website nor are they available at vbcracing.com (which I am not even sure is associated with VBC or not).

Or are these all items currently only available to team drivers?
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Thanks for the facebook page.

Anyone know how long it takes CRC to update their online inventory.... because on VBC's facebook page, they refer to a TiN coated hinge pin set, TiN coated shock shafts, the self-lubricating CVD retainers, the center servo mount and a couple other items.... None of these items are available on CRC's website nor are they available at vbcracing.com (which I am not even sure is associated with VBC or not).

Or are these all items currently only available to team drivers?
I pretty sure CRC has everything but the new center mount servo mount in stock. You may have to call or e-mail them to order that stuff. I know they are running behind a little with updating the web site. They have received a TON of new stuff in the last month.
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