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Old 04-09-2014, 10:16 AM   #5536
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Dear Reflex chassis or Spec-R R1 users:

The pivot mounts are too tight to put those suspension mount inserts.
Could somebody teach me or share me your "specific" method to change them.

Could anybody tell me your inserts setup, please?

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The plastic insert is too tight to go into the aluminum block?

Some seem to be tighter than others but I just align them and push with no real issue getting them to go in. So, when I change the insert I just set the aluminum mount on a hard surface with the insert end overhanging the edge and push it out from the back side with a blunt end of a tool. Then I just push the new insert into place and squeeze if flush to the mount with pliers if needed.

For insert setup it really depends on your setup. I like my car really narrow in the rear for low grip but need to run it really wide for high grip so there is no one magic setup for the inserts. Tune them for your track/driving just like all adjustments.
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The plastic insert is too tight to go into the aluminum block?

Some seem to be tighter than others but I just align them and push with no real issue getting them to go in. So, when I change the insert I just set the aluminum mount on a hard surface with the insert end overhanging the edge and push it out from the back side with a blunt end of a tool. Then I just push the new insert into place and squeeze if flush to the mount with pliers if needed.

For insert setup it really depends on your setup. I like my car really narrow in the rear for low grip but need to run it really wide for high grip so there is no one magic setup for the inserts. Tune them for your track/driving just like all adjustments.
Some is tighter than others is right, but all of them are unacceptable tough for me.

Thanks anyway!
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Some is tighter than others is right, but all of them are unacceptable tough for me.

Thanks anyway!
Make sure you are not installing them backwards ( thru the wrong side of the aluminum blocks). Look very closely. One side of the blocks has a ridge the other is smooth.
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I believe the plastic side that has the hole it should be with the ridge side of the aluminum block.
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:13 AM   #5540
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Anyone try a CSO replacement chassis? Thoughts on quality?
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Anyone try a CSO replacement chassis? Thoughts on quality?
I'd go for this - http://shop.smokem-racing.com/Smokem...T414_p_12.html - but I'm a little bit biased...

And it's on special so you can't go wrong!
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:05 PM   #5543
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Thanks for the input!

Track went from permanent, smooth asphalt to parking lot. So chassis will be a higher wear item.
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Make sure you are not installing them backwards ( thru the wrong side of the aluminum blocks). Look very closely. One side of the blocks has a ridge the other is smooth.
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I believe the plastic side that has the hole it should be with the ridge side of the aluminum block.
Of course not!
I saw Spec R R1 manual before install it!
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I need to put together a setup sheet but for the most part I am running the kit rubber tire setup with the exception of 2mm akerman shims and 500K front diff.

I am running this in a VTA car and out new track layout DOES NOT cooperate with my car! There are a number of 180's that I need to slow way down for as it is a tight section. I am in desperate need of more steering!
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Carpet or asphalt? I feel like on carpet, a gear diff up front only really helps on high traction.

Try less rear toe but its hard to kinda say without knowing what setup you have already.

In VTA on carpet, most of us were running 350 oil 2.3 springs all around. 2 hole front arms were the key for us too.
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I need to put together a setup sheet but for the most part I am running the kit rubber tire setup with the exception of 2mm akerman shims and 500K front diff.

I am running this in a VTA car and out new track layout DOES NOT cooperate with my car! There are a number of 180's that I need to slow way down for as it is a tight section. I am in desperate need of more steering!
stand the rear shocks up, lay the fronts down
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#3 hole on the front roll center clamp, no shims, use about 1mm on top of the c hub. this will make your car very aggressive though...
harder front spring, heavier front oil
do you have all the screws in for the top deck? Is your top deck cut?
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For some reason, my screw that attaches the servo saver to the servo keeps undoing itself, has anyone else experienced this?

My end points are set correctly.

I don't fancy using thread lock in case I need to change servo, but I suspect it's my only choice

I race with foams, so the grip levels are pulling the car about quite a bit, I suspect that's not helping
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hi guys, xray parts are expensive but quality is number 1, i used to buy spares but then i started buying used t4's and have saved heaps in the long run, buy genuine is the best advice, new or 2nd hand
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