Don"t grind anything. Use Li-Po pads. You can try to find them on ebay. I just sold my XRay T2008. I still have my T2009 and spare parts. A ton of parts as I have ran XRay since 2006. Just so you know, I never used Li-Po pads. I let the battery sit next to the upper deck. It helped me get the car balanced.
Our club will be having a R/C swapmeet tomorrow. I can check to see if I still have the pads. I am also selling a T2006 with parts. 06, 07, & 08 dhare the same shocks. I may have some used one or even new ones. Everything is boxed up. Most of it is loaded in a trailer and I am leaving in the early morning. It's a long drive. I don't want to unload and look right now.
If you want send me a PM with a number to text a couple of pictures so you can see how I sit the battery. If I have pads, & shocks, I could send a picture of those parts as well.
Hope this helps.
Mr. Shookie goes home 10-06-08. Bill Levinson 4-14-15
Thanks to the SoCal guys that help me & "Tha Man" Paul Lemieux
Racing TC Class where allowed with what I have.