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Old 10-09-2012, 08:31 PM   #301
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Car looked great at the IIC! Was cool to talk to the Hot Bodies guys at the meet and greet taco bar! Fred is a great guy and was very helpful all week!
Thanks for the kind words, they are appreciated. Embarssingly enough I forget your name
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:32 AM   #302
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Hi guys do you know of any other brand's of rear belt that will fit the car e.g. xray, yokomo, just rear belts for this car are hard to get in Australia atm

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Old 10-10-2012, 05:31 AM   #303
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Im not sure why Hotbodies supply ally front drive shafts and steel rear drive shafts, but can I run the ally shafts in the rear and the steel shafts up front. This would make more sense to me like on the Xray's
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:56 AM   #304
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No, you can't run the new shaft in the front, it's too thin.
Using the thin steel shaft actually has less flywheel effect than a thicker alloy drive shaft but the ball on the steel one lasts much longer than the alloy one, so you get the best of both worlds.

The front shaft has to be thicker, so the alloy one gives the best performance, which is why you get it in the kit. For longevity over performance you'll need to get hold of a steel shaft and TCX spool cup.
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Why does the geardiff on the TCXX have a grub screw in the side of it ? Ive been told to glue it in ?? Why was the grub screw put there if it isnt used. I assumed it was to release some oil when over filled.
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I was thinking this. I built one for my tcx last night (bearing in mind iv never ownd a gear diff befor) its got 2 grub screws in it one each side and again I glues it with the ruberish glue. But when I filled it up I want realy sure where to fill it too (again never had or used one befor) so I filled it to just over the gears, then took the grub screw out put the cap on screwd the 4 screws up,a bit came out the grub screw hole. Then I put a tad of glue on the grub screw and put it back in. Will this be ok or am I wrong lol.
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Why does the geardiff on the TCXX have a grub screw in the side of it ? Ive been told to glue it in ?? Why was the grub screw put there if it isnt used. I assumed it was to release some oil when over filled.
I've run it both ways without any leaks. If you want to use it to remove excess oil then you don't have to glue it
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I've run it both ways without any leaks. If you want to use it to remove excess oil then you don't have to glue it
Thanks Fred, But how much oil should we put in the new Geardiff ?? Im comming from an Xray T3 12 and I used to weigh my diff while filling with oil. Do the Hotbodies team do this ??
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Hey Fred, miss your expertise on the xray forum. I gotta come out and run so i can hang with you more. Seems like yesterday when i was the noob coming into Socal raceway and ruining your runs(Probably about 13 years ago).I hope you are enjoying your new ride. Who am i kidding, i know you are.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:09 AM   #310
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Thanks Fred, But how much oil should we put in the new Geardiff ?? Im comming from an Xray T3 12 and I used to weigh my diff while filling with oil. Do the Hotbodies team do this ??
It says in the manual, fill to just over the cross pin. I glued mine it prevents any leakage, if u over fill then pour a little back out. By the time it needs refilling ( which I doubt it will amazing design they only need refilling when they leak this diff don't leak) u will change the oil for fresh any way.
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Gear diff available yet? where can I buy one thanks.
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Hey Fred, miss your expertise on the xray forum. I gotta come out and run so i can hang with you more. Seems like yesterday when i was the noob coming into Socal raceway and ruining your runs(Probably about 13 years ago).I hope you are enjoying your new ride. Who am i kidding, i know you are.
Thanks Minh, LOL it does seem like yesterday, time flies I am extremely happy with the new ride

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Gear diff available yet? where can I buy one thanks.
Spare and optional parts are in stock at the HB USA, I just received a bunch of blocks, gear diffs, etc yesterday. I just don't know how long it will be before they are put into the system for viewing/ordering from the website or by your LHS.
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Iam using the kit servo horn, should it be vertical to the chassis ?? Im finding it difficult to get even steering throw left to right. Ive got to say the TCXX instruction manual is crap !
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Iam using the kit servo horn, should it be vertical to the chassis ?? Im finding it difficult to get even steering throw left to right. Ive got to say the TCXX instruction manual is crap !
I agree building the kit was like bashing my head against the wall with the instructions and bag location and lack of specifications.

Thank god the car is easy to drive.

Try lowering the ball and going offset. So don't put it 90 degrees.
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Iam using the kit servo horn, should it be vertical to the chassis ?? Im finding it difficult to get even steering throw left to right. Ive got to say the TCXX instruction manual is crap !
Ideally the angle between the servo arm and the turnbuckle should be 90degrees. I almost always find that setting the trim to zero and then moving the servo saver 1 tooth from vertical gets it about right, then adjust the length of the turnbuckle to set the rack central.
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