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Old 03-03-2014, 06:47 PM   #76
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:54 PM   #77
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Just had a look. Mine is set up exactly the same except I am using the stock front gold springs. Might have to grab a set of the .20 springs.
The only other difference is I am tuning the 3mm spacer between the lower arm and the upper arm block.

Do the front springs make it too aggressive?
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:41 AM   #78
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My ROAR Carpet Nats Winning setup is posted on Xrays Site. The car was an absolute dream to drive and was the best 12th I have ever driven.

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Did you run any sort of front brace between the upper arm pivots?

Almost every other car seems to have them and even the exploded diagram for the Xray shows one, but it isn't available.

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Looking forward to getting my hands on this car. Pulled the trigger lastnight and car is on the way ok thursday hurry up and get here.
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Just had a look. Mine is set up exactly the same except I am using the stock front gold springs. Might have to grab a set of the .20 springs.
The only other difference is I am tuning the 3mm spacer between the lower arm and the upper arm block.

Do the front springs make it too aggressive?
3mm front shims will make the car have less camber gain and easier to drive by taking away front traction.

The .020 springs are actually slightly stiffer than the stock gold ones (Those are .019 if I remember correctly).

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Did you run any sort of front brace between the upper arm pivots?

Almost every other car seems to have them and even the exploded diagram for the Xray shows one, but it isn't available.

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No I did not run the brace as the suspension and chassis are pretty stiff up there already. Most of the cars that run them have softer plastic than the xray does. I have tried one before and it does stop what little flex it has but didnt really notice much difference on the track.

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Looking forward to getting my hands on this car. Pulled the trigger lastnight and car is on the way ok thursday hurry up and get here.
Good to hear!

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Old 03-04-2014, 10:37 AM   #81
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Aren't you running a tc shock or something besides the stock shock? What spring is blue, and what is its rating?
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Aren't you running a tc shock or something besides the stock shock? What spring is blue, and what is its rating?
Hotbodies shock. The spring is AE blue.

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Awesome thanks. Looks like its unavailable everywhere. What the feel difference in the shocks itself vs the stock one? IE is it 3 hole and smoother or some other reasoning?
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Awesome thanks. Looks like its unavailable everywhere. What the feel difference in the shocks itself vs the stock one? IE is it 3 hole and smoother or some other reasoning?
The only reason to run something besides the Xray shock is if the track you are running on requires a different spring rate. The Xray shock is really really good and builds super easy. There is just not a lot of spring options since you must use their springs. The track we were at was what I call medium bite and needed something in between their springs.

Also the other shocks are lighter and every little bit counts in spec classes. But for 95% of the tracks out there the stock xray shock will work fine. Either 1000 wt oil with stock piston or glue one hole in the piston and run 450.


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Well it looks like I'm another one with the king pin not fitting through the pivot ball. One was ok the other is garbbage I've actually trashed good trying to open it up so guess I will order the plastic ones.
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Well it looks like I'm another one with the king pin not fitting through the pivot ball. One was ok the other is garbbage I've actually trashed good trying to open it up so guess I will order the plastic ones.
I had good luck with a small round file and a lot of patience. Had to do both, took about an hour.
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Hello all,

I am on the fence between this car and the serpent. Seems there is some issues with the pivot balls.

Would love feedback on pro and cons of this new Xray and if anyone has had any experience with the serpent. Thanks!!
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:26 PM   #88
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Pros-
Best support in the business
Extremely durable
Excellent car out of the box

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Steel pivot balls in upper arm (quickly replaced by RCAmerica)
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What is the rc America balls and where to get em??
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:53 PM   #90
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RCAmerica is the xray distributor. They were the ones that replaced the defective stock pivot balls with good ones. I suggest if you get the kit and find a defective product, contact them and they will get it squared away.
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