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Old 01-08-2014, 02:43 PM   #211
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Some photos for the thread... I will do short writeup about the chassis, hopups and my observations. Sakura has done even better job, I discovered some cross parts from XI which should also fit.. more soon when I got my stuff on my bench

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Old 01-12-2014, 12:32 AM   #212
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Stock steering linkage appears to be a little more brittle vs the stock Zero S linkage.

At a big weekend race and it broke in practice on Friday. Running the box stock Zero S "backup car" now. Although a bit slower, steering linkage is holding up to the beatings associated with slower qualifier rounds.

Recommend upgrading to aluminum linkage for increased durability.
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:53 PM   #213
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Stock steering linkage appears to be a little more brittle vs the stock Zero S linkage.
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I've got the alloy steering on mine. It works well you may need the turnbuckle off the ultimate to make it fit best, the stock one works but it's right out on the threads. The cars running excellent and I've got the ultimate ordered and on the way. RcMart have them on special.
Still not a lot of parts in Oz but if you keep stocked up it's all good.
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:22 PM   #214
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I am thinking of getting my daughter a Sedan, she comes to the races with me regularly and helps me run the timing system. She has tried running my VTA car a few times during practice, and really wants her own car.

She is only 8 years old, so I would like something durable and inexpensive for her to learn with. I was planning on getting her a Sprint 2 or a TC4 Club racer since they are pretty durable and inexpensive....but after she saw a Sakura Zero at the track and was so excited because is was pink! She was so much more excited her car could be pink (instead of blue like my TC6)...... I started looking at the Zero S and the XI. I am leaning toward the XI since its the most current and I don't want the hassle of chasing parts if the Zero is out of production.

I am just concerned about breakage......I don't mind keeping a few parts on hand, but the less breakage the better!

Has anyone tried to boil the parts? I realize most racers don't do this but I did it on my bashing vehicles and did cut down on breakage a lot.

Any input on if it will stand up to a beginner in a novice class?
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:38 PM   #215
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Any input on if it will stand up to a beginner in a novice class?
Personally I think the zero would be better for the kids, it's a lot stronger. The Xi sport is better to drive straight out of the box. I've got a ten yr old that hasn't broken my zero yet when I've broken the Xi sport.there are some new composite arms etc out that may be the answer.
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Personally I think the zero would be better for the kids, it's a lot stronger. The Xi sport is better to drive straight out of the box. I've got a ten yr old that hasn't broken my zero yet when I've broken the Xi sport.there are some new composite arms etc out that may be the answer.
What parts have you broke on the Xi?

Would aluminum upgrades help?

I have an Ofna Hyper TT everyone said they were fragile as glass....I got mine and boiled everything before running it and a couple other guys at the track didn't.....after a full season of horrific crashes I only broke the rear wing holder once......other guys who didn't boil it had broken several arms, knuckles etc.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:50 PM   #217
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Arms and steering have been the only thing.I've gone to alloy steering and waiting for the new arms to come. You could give boiling a go but there not the same plastic as the old cars ?. I've had mine for over 6 months and maybe broken 3 front arms, all around the sway-bar link. The alloy steering and the new arms would be a great start.
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:05 PM   #219
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It sure would be nice to have a chart of what spurs and pinions actually fit in this car!
Im looking for a 17.5 setup, (3.8-4.0 fdr).
Will a 39 to 41 pinion work with an 82 spur? (64p)

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It sure would be nice to have a chart of what spurs and pinions actually fit in this car!
Im looking for a 17.5 setup, (3.8-4.0 fdr).
Will a 39 to 41 pinion work with an 82 spur? (64p)

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I too wanted to try 64 pitch on this car, but didn't know what brand spur would line up with the holes. Have you managed to find a brand that will fit?

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Old 01-26-2014, 07:10 PM   #221
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I have a kimbourough in it now. Any common spur with multi holes will work.

Ive been messing with eyeing up gears ect, it looks like I need a spur of 91/92 and 45-47 pinion, in order to have adjustment room. A confirmation on this would be appreciated..anyone?

FWIW, I can mount an 88 spur (64p) without trimming the spur mounts, but no smaller.
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I was running a 17.5 w/ 71T/35T (48P) for nearly 4.0FDR. I had plenty of room to adjust.

Now running a 10.5T w/ 80T/30T (48P) and again, plenty of room to adjust.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:30 AM   #223
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I have just brought a Xi Sport, almost finished building it. I notice the Xi Sports has no sway bars, what parts would I need to add sway bars front and back? Does part SAK-U316 have all the parts?

What other parts should I be looking at replacing / adding?

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You have the mount holders in the bag 6 of the kit.
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Anyone know if I can buy the lower shock ends? The plastic piece that snaps over the 5.8 mm ball on the arm. I've looked at 3Racing and TQRC and cannot seem to find any of the plastic shock components. Is there another item I can use in their place?
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Anyone know if I can buy the lower shock ends? The plastic piece that snaps over the 5.8 mm ball on the arm. I've looked at 3Racing and TQRC and cannot seem to find any of the plastic shock components. Is there another item I can use in their place?
You can get 5.8 ball ends at your LHS if that's what your after.
http://os.3racing.hk/products_list.p...catalog_key=87
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