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Old 09-04-2013, 06:09 PM   #4816
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i'm seeing a preorder for the 2014 at rcmarket...says it will be in stock october 6
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:49 PM   #4817
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i'm seeing a preorder for the 2014 at rcmarket...says it will be in stock october 6
Yup, just saw that too. Time to start saving
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:07 AM   #4818
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For those racing asphalt, the T-shox springs are also VERY good. I like them over the Xray springs, and they are in between the length of the Xray and ride springs. Make sure you get the "front" T-shox springs. I've been liking the blue springs, green also work well when the grip comes up.

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Old 09-05-2013, 01:10 AM   #4819
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Xray now Antoni ?? Wow, you're swapping between chassis brands almost as often as me
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For those racing asphalt, the T-shox springs are also VERY good. I like them over the Xray springs, and they are in between the length of the Xray and ride springs. Make sure you get the "front" T-shox springs. I've been liking the blue springs, green also work well when the grip comes up.

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Whenever I've run T-Shox, springs, the car felt almost too safe.
They made it very easy to drive, but not fast enough.

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Old 09-05-2013, 03:56 AM   #4821
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nice report dale whats the rate of those springs?
so no use in the uk then
why dont people stick to the xray springs,is there a problem with them?i use a combination of xray and cso springs
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Greys 14.0lbs (2.5)
Reds 14.8lbs (2.65)
Purples 15.7lbs (2.8)

The Xray springs are very good. Both 13.5 BRCA champions (Zac and Liam) just use Xray springs as far as I'm aware, with 2.7 all round being a popular/fast setup.

It's nice to have some options though. Sometimes you want a safer feel, or a more aggressive feel, or more overall grip, or better bump handling, but without changing the spring rate too much. This is where different brands of springs come in.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:24 AM   #4822
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So far I have just been running the Xray springs, 2.5 up front, and the kit stock 2.3-2.6 rear, I tried a couple of other Xray combos, but either lost steering or had too little rear grip, actually the 2.5 up front gave me steering vs the stock 2.7, and I kind of like the feel of the 2.3-2.6 on the back, but then everywhere I run is either bumpy or low grip.

At some point I think I'll get some RSD springs though to try.

Edit: With the new 2014 kit, I hope they do like an upgrade kit with the new chassis and blocks, although will Xray likely do that?, I'd be temped to get the RSD upgrade if not.
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Anyone know of a 12mm hex with +1.5 besides the XRAY +1.5s that will work? I'm wanting to run VTA fronts all the way around on my USGT car and would like the wheels to fit the body a little better
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Anyone know of a 12mm hex with +1.5 besides the XRAY +1.5s that will work? I'm wanting to run VTA fronts all the way around on my USGT car and would like the wheels to fit the body a little better
I have been searching for the same thing. I only found 6mm or 7mm hex's. integy has both. Spec r and top has 6mm and tamiya has 7mm. Look on tqracing and they have most of them.
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:17 AM   #4825
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Have you seen this: http://rcmarket.com.hk/product_info....da98f678684645
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:38 AM   #4826
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I have been searching for the same thing. I only found 6mm or 7mm hex's. integy has both. Spec r and top has 6mm and tamiya has 7mm. Look on tqracing and they have most of them.
I'm thinking these will be close: http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Hex-Set-Blue-4

I believe the Slash stub axles are 5mm. The XRAY are 4mm correct?
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So far I have just been running the Xray springs, 2.5 up front, and the kit stock 2.3-2.6 rear, I tried a couple of other Xray combos, but either lost steering or had too little rear grip, actually the 2.5 up front gave me steering vs the stock 2.7, and I kind of like the feel of the 2.3-2.6 on the back, but then everywhere I run is either bumpy or low grip.

At some point I think I'll get some RSD springs though to try.
Running the same spring setup too. Its a very nice balance and still easy to drive.

Have the RSD springs still new in package. Haven't opened them up yet because haven't felt the need to.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:08 AM   #4828
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I'm thinking these will be close: http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Hex-Set-Blue-4

I believe the Slash stub axles are 5mm. The XRAY are 4mm correct?
I think those will be to large. The T4 axle is a 4mm like you said and the slash is 5mm. So I would think you will have too much slop.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:01 PM   #4829
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Xray now Antoni ?? Wow, you're swapping between chassis brands almost as often as me
Yea I swapped after the AOC, got tired of all the aftermarket parts on the Tamiya! Really liking the car so far!

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Whenever I've run T-Shox, springs, the car felt almost too safe.
They made it very easy to drive, but not fast enough.

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When Talking to Alex he also said this, and that its a track dependent thing. For me they where better on a high grip indoor asphalt track, but I also did a lot of setup work to get the steering back into the car.

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Old 09-06-2013, 02:16 AM   #4830
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I'm thinking these will be close: http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Hex-Set-Blue-4

I believe the Slash stub axles are 5mm. The XRAY are 4mm correct?
Why not just use some shims?

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ...w.asp?p_id=618
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