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Old 05-13-2014, 12:38 PM   #331
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Toe out 1*
camber 2*
caster 4*
32.5wt ae shock oil / 3 hole piston / RSD bladder & oring / drilled cap
RSD 15lb BLUE springs.
shock 3rd hole in on top / outside hole bottom
ride height 6mm
droop 4mm
wheel hex 7mm
spool
1.5mm sway bar

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Toe in 3*
camber 2*
30wt ae shock oil / 3 hole piston / RSD bladder & oring / drilled cap
RSD 14lb LIGHT BLUE springs.
shock 3rd hole in on top / outside hole bottom
ride height 5.5mm
droop 5mm
wheel hex 4mm
1k diff
camber link short mount on hub with 2mm washer, no washer on cam cap.

Reedy Sonic 2 @ 20* timing, 65/37 3.51fdr, motor around 160f with 30mm fan.

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Thanks. Pretty much a standard set up & very close to what I have in my Cyclones just looking here for a starter car for my neighbor. BTW I was running 44* timing and 4.16 FDR (the Sonic motor has a lot more Revs than the BOSS @ the same amount of timing, which I gear at ~3.6FDR on the same big asphalt parking lot track), it was great in the 5 minute races, just sucked up too much battery for the 12 minute main. Probably have to turn down the timing some and go down on the FDR.
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:03 PM   #332
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for the guys that had zeros how much better do the xi work?
do any of you wish you still had your zeros?
whats better with xi?
what parts can i use off my zero to hop up xi?
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:14 AM   #333
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If you have a zero with a lot of hop ups on it (which I know you do), then you really won't notice any difference.

Compatible parts:
- arms
- hubs
- knuckles
- sway bars (you can use zero swaybars if you use zero arms)
- diffs
- driveshafts (44 mm or 46 mm works)


The two biggest things you'll notice are the narrow lipo battery setup (which I believe you already upgraded on your zero), and the floating servo, which the zero does not have.
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:19 AM   #334
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Hi,

My xi sport pinion and spur gears is abit noisy. Is it normal?
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My xi sport pinion and spur gears is abit noisy. Is it normal?
Mine is quiet. Check your gear mesh.
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My xi sport pinion and spur gears is abit noisy. Is it normal?
No. That is not normal.
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Old 05-24-2014, 04:00 PM   #337
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Hi all..im about ready to buy one of these but just wanted to verify something. Stock pitch is 48 so with stock gears can I fit a pinion/spur to get a fdr of 3.2-3.4? Or would it be better to swith to 64P? Fdr of 3.5 or lower is what has been recommended for my track in fresno. Right now im running 3.4with my zero s, thunder power 21.5 with high torque rotor and doing great
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I am a 21.5 with a similar FDR and I use 64 pitch gears.
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Hi all..im about ready to buy one of these but just wanted to verify something. Stock pitch is 48 so with stock gears can I fit a pinion/spur to get a fdr of 3.2-3.4? Or would it be better to swith to 64P? Fdr of 3.5 or lower is what has been recommended for my track in fresno. Right now im running 3.4with my zero s, thunder power 21.5 with high torque rotor and doing great
Are you using the stock spur in your Zero?

I use the same 48P spur gear (66 tooth) in both my XI and Zero. The pulley changes the FDR very slightly, but nothing that an extra pinion tooth can't fix.
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I am using 65t spur with 38t pinion for a 3.4 on my zero. The 38 is the biggest I can go so that is the lowest fdr I can get.

If I switch to 64P on xis, wont I have a better choice of gear ratios?

Im thinking about buying all my hopups now so that ill have everything together for when I buy the xi

Only 1 or 2 guys running the xi sport here. Im the only one using a zero s.
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I am using 65t spur with 38t pinion for a 3.4 on my zero. The 38 is the biggest I can go so that is the lowest fdr I can get.

If I switch to 64P on xis, wont I have a better choice of gear ratios?

Im thinking about buying all my hopups now so that ill have everything together for when I buy the xi

Only 1 or 2 guys running the xi sport here. Im the only one using a zero s.
I think with the 64p gears you will have more choices.
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Hey guys, I broke a stock plastic spool cup, and I'm not sure if I just want to get another plastic replacement or go with the aluminum one-way. Is there any benefit to going with the aluminum one-way other than durability? All I see it doing is just adding additional rotating mass.

I'm also thinking about going with the SSK driveshafts. Is there a noticeable performance gain with those?

Also sorry for the noob question, what is the difference between a one-way, spool and solid axle or are they all just basically the same thing?
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Hey guys, I broke a stock plastic spool cup, and I'm not sure if I just want to get another plastic replacement or go with the aluminum one-way. Is there any benefit to going with the aluminum one-way other than durability? All I see it doing is just adding additional rotating mass.

I'm also thinking about going with the SSK driveshafts. Is there a noticeable performance gain with those?

Oh by the way, what is the difference between a one-way, spool and solid axle or are they all just basically the same thing?
Plastic cups won't bend and cause strange behaviour after a crash, and are cheap(er) to replace.

SSK shafts are double jointed, giving a wider range of movement and preventing vibrations/chatter at full steering lock or when you bottom out.

A one-way means a solid axle without brakes, can't think of any use for it in touring. Spool = solid axle = locked (front) differential, makes it easier to pull out of turns and trouble but sacrifices a tiny bit of finesse during turn in.
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Hey guys, I broke a stock plastic spool cup, and I'm not sure if I just want to get another plastic replacement or go with the aluminum one-way. Is there any benefit to going with the aluminum one-way other than durability? All I see it doing is just adding additional rotating mass.

I'm also thinking about going with the SSK driveshafts. Is there a noticeable performance gain with those?

Also sorry for the noob question, what is the difference between a one-way, spool and solid axle or are they all just basically the same thing?
One-way had its time, it worked when foams were being ran. In modern rubber TC racing, I dunno that I'd want to go that route. Stick to spool or go with a gear diff running extremely thick oil.... spool-like action but will also have a little "give" in a crash, subjecting your drive-train to less abuse.
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Thank you for the replies guys. So a one way and solid axle really are 2 different things. Ok, definitely not gonna go one-way. I think I'll probably just stick with the spool (plastic) for now, but if I switch to a gear diff how thick should I go on oil?
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