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Old 03-16-2014, 03:58 PM   #91
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If your'e in the States, use the contact info on their website and talk with one of their CS reps. They should be able to get you straightened out.

http://www.rcamerica.com/

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Old 03-16-2014, 04:18 PM   #92
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im in Australia. what do they do anyway, just give you more, or have they got an after market version?
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Old 03-16-2014, 05:27 PM   #93
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I would find the xray distributor for oz. I googled it and come up with http://www.hobbyexpress.com.au/. Try to contact them and I'm sure they will get you squared away.
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:45 PM   #94
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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!!
I'm currently running the S120LTX for 17.5 blinky and is having trouble finding small enough spur gear. While PRS makes a 71T, it doesn't appear to be available. The Serpent has a pillow ball upper arm so camber adjustment does not require a different wrench. The servo mount is very close to the arm mount so you might have to modify the servo mounting ears. The body posts can be a bit tricky to thread but the fine adjustability is nice. You might have to do some modification to get the bottom pod plate to be leveled with the main chassis. It's as if they went to a thinner carbon fiber without updating the pivot mount. Manual is ok but not at the xray level. For 17.5 blinky, I'd probably go with an Associated 12R5.2.

I'm building a X12 2014 for mod and have completed the frontend. The composite bottom pivot ball makes for smooth kingpin movement. The top one can be tricky but there are ways around it. First, polish the kingpin. Second, put the kingpin in ice water. Third, if you still need more clearance, put the upper pivot ball in hot water. Assembly should then be smooth. I haven't seen it myself but heard from local racers that finding a small enough spur gear for 17.5 blinky will also be a challenge. I like that it has a thrust bearing for the diff. Great manual. Of course, one drawback is high parts price.

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Thanks everyone!

After much thought, I have decided to go with the Xray. The fact that I have access to a factory Xray driver helps too!

This makes two Xrays and an Associated being ran out of my household (my two sons are learning to race!!
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:57 AM   #96
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Olly Jefferies in the last round of the UK BRCA nationals.
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I just ordered this car,it's my very first car from Xray so i'm very curious about the quality and how it handles.
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The metal pivot ball at the frint kingpin may be the only issue. Other than that, the kit should be perfect in quality. Get some spring and oil as the stock setup may not suit everyone
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The metal pivot ball at the frint kingpin may be the only issue. Other than that, the kit should be perfect in quality. Get some spring and oil as the stock setup may not suit everyone
Would it help to install the graphite pivot ball instead of the metal one?
Or do they have a different size?
Do the side springs and the front springs from associated fit directly on this car or do i need other parts aswell to be able to mount the asso springs?
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Some people enlarge the hole in the metal pivot ball to fit kingpin in. Other replaced it with composite pivot ball. spring wise, you will need the older style or ae/crc spring hilder for other side spring. The front spring is about the same as ae. Crc front spring is too short
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Thanks for the tips
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:28 PM   #102
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An AE side spring fits fantastically if you turn it upside down...
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I have about 1mm of up and down movement in the rearpod its coming from play in the pivotball for the pod. Anyone else notice this?
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you shouldn't have this much play in it.

Have you tried tightening all 3 screws and nuts on the pivot mount?
Mine are all done up tight, then I get no play.
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yep made sure they were all tight and still have the play
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