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Old 05-05-2005, 06:01 AM   #91
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StephenSobottka ,

Thanks for performing some real world, third party testing on these shafts. Without it, I would still not feel comfortable recommending them with low turn modifieds. This proves they will survive and the fact the shaft is not woven, is not an issue. Thanks again.

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Old 05-09-2005, 11:35 AM   #92
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Guys, I have also been working on a part for the new Xray T1FK05. The part is a set of carbon fiber/aluminum chassis standoffs that support the upper chassis deck. They are ultra stiff and about 35% lighter than stock. A set of 4 saves about 0.1oz. That doesn't sound like a lot, but it helps move the mass to the center line of the car, aiding in cornering. The ones in the picture are blue, although chances are most will be silver to match the car.

A similar part is in the works for the Tamiya TLT monster truck. This part saves 0.75 oz over the stock set up and adds a little bling-bling to the chassis.

I beleive both versions will run around $30 for a set of 4.

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Old 05-09-2005, 12:46 PM   #93
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Eric wanna make some for the 415. I'll send you some of the stock uprights back.

Let me know, you have my address.

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Old 05-09-2005, 01:40 PM   #94
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Dan,

Not an issue. Currently, I would need the stock parts only to set the length as everything is custom made. I will send the originals back along with the CF standoffs when I am finished.

Anyone else that is interested, PM or email me your address and I will see what I can do. Thanks

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whats up whip? do you plan on making some standoffs for the new losi car? are you gona race in the halo and rcscrews point series this sunday at screws is the first race 5/15 10 to noon is open practice they start at noon
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Old 05-09-2005, 06:37 PM   #96
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I think if a car has stand offs and someone is interested, I can make them. I just need the overall length, the thread tiype (4-40 or M3x0.5) and the quanity. I will also have the ability to make them in natural aluminum (silver) or blue andodized. Again, just send me an email or PM if interested.

As for the RC Screwz / halo point series, I won't be in the mix. I have to miss two of the 4 dates for family gatherings. I plan to run at RC Screwz on Saterday assuming they are racing and not just practicing for the point series.
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For those who has the CF driveshaft, is there a noticeable difference in terms of performance? I would be interested in one for my Tamiya if so. Thanks.
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Old 05-09-2005, 07:08 PM   #98
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Friggen awsome dude. I would like to buy a set of the fk05 braces. In blue if possible to match my blue bulks. I get payed friday and will PM you with my info.
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Old 05-10-2005, 05:46 AM   #99
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Thai3g_Eclipse,

I made one of teh CF drive shafts for an EVO 4 for John Barta (see a post at the bottom of page 3). He was very pleased with its craftsmanship and the car's performance after installation. The EVO 4 shafts are custom made retorfits at the moment as I cannot get the materials locally. If interested, PM or email me and I can get you the details.

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I can make up a blue set over the weekend for you. I don't have any currently made up and it takes about 3 days to construct a set - this is due to the drying time of the adhesive. Let me know when you are interested. thanks

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Eric I am in Vegas all this week for business I'll hit you up when I get back.
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Looks like a nice product. I'm still a little worried aabout running one in mod, will you guarantee it if it fails. No cash refund, just replacement.
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I would like to guarantee the shafts, but some people are not as skilled of drivers as others. I can guarantee under normal use, the shafts will not bend or break even running modified or brushless motors. However, without seeing someone's skill level, it is hard for me to say one could never break one - I have seen some pretty severe accidents where the chassis was broken and yet the shafts survived. Also, I have sold them to several local drivers of varying skill levels and all have survived. PM or email me and maybe I could give you a 2 week no breakage guarantee.

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The first batches of Xray Tk05 stand offs were sent out this weekend. Very postive feedback so far. I also beleive others can be made to support the Tamiya, HPI, and Losi rides if someone desires. Let me know if you are interested.

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I have had the CF standoff's on my car for almost 2 weeks now. I have practiced 3 days and raced 3 days with them installed. On Sunday my car flipped off the track and slammed into the wall and these little wonders held up fine. One of them even took a direct hit from the board. There is a scratch on it and that is all.

I love it when prople try to take you out at the end of the straight after the 2nd time you lap them.

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I am glad the stand offs are surviving some hard licks. I have been there mself a few times. Let me know if you need anything else. I should be at one of the local tracks this weekend before taking a few weekends off to plan a wedding. Thanks

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