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Old 04-21-2014, 05:26 PM   #1696
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Honestly I've never had an issue with the hex's and I've run Xray for many years. I've used these ..

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There definitely was an issue with early kits this time. I had problem hexes for the first time ever on an Xray.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:41 PM   #1697
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the t4 15/t5 will have an alloy chassis
Not stock, I think. Xray loves making money on stuff like that.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:07 PM   #1698
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There definitely was an issue with early kits this time. I had problem hexes for the first time ever on an Xray.
You mean the screws were soft and the hex part strips easily?
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I agree with bytestream. Updates in '15, new car in '16.

I think we'll see a narrower chassis, lowered CoG, new steering geometry, different sway bar links and new sway bars.

No way are we seeing an aluminum chassis in the kit. Thats only good on high traction in its current form.

Their was an issue with the screws in the hexes, not the hex itself. And that has been taken care of with a new screw, that are clearly different from the old ones. If you are still having issues with them then its because of heavy handed wrenching.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:18 PM   #1700
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Honestly I've never had an issue with the hex's and I've run Xray for many years. I've used these ..

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I never had a problem until the '14.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:20 PM   #1701
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The 14 screws for the hex's were too long. If you trimmed a mm off the screw it would have been fine.
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This is my favorite time of the year for watching this thread. I love to watch what everyone wants/thinks the next car is going to be like. Xray does watch this thread and takes your input and thoughts on these things too btw!

This being a worlds year I would expect that we will have stuff a little earlier to run than the normal IIC time frame. **Note** Martin has not said that in any emails just my speculation since the Worlds are the first week of October.

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Old 04-22-2014, 08:06 AM   #1703
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Im guessing new upper bulkheads with different link mounts, new layshaft holders 1mm lower that top deck, change in steering to allow up to 30 degrees or more, and maybe a little narrower chassis.
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This is my favorite time of the year for watching this thread. I love to watch what everyone wants/thinks the next car is going to be like. Xray does watch this thread and takes your input and thoughts on these things too btw!

This being a worlds year I would expect that we will have stuff a little earlier to run than the normal IIC time frame. **Note** Martin has not said that in any emails just my speculation since the Worlds are the first week of October.

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I particularly like it around February myself. That's when all the people who got the early kits decide they need something different and I can get a deal on the new car!

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Im guessing new upper bulkheads with different link mounts, new layshaft holders 1mm lower that top deck, change in steering to allow up to 30 degrees or more, and maybe a little narrower chassis.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:29 AM   #1706
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...change in steering to allow up to 30 degrees or more...
Highly unlikely as Martin already justified their reason for limiting it to less lock in the first place, it isn't necessary.
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I particularly like it around February myself. That's when all the people who got the early kits decide they need something different and I can get a deal on the new car!

Er...don't tell anyone that's my game plan...it's a secret!
LOL you and me both! Picked up two used Xray T4's around that time for cheap.
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Highly unlikely as Martin already justified their reason for limiting it to less lock in the first place, it isn't necessary.
+1 on that,im running no ackerman shims with 1.5 toe out,the outer wheel turns in at about 20 degrees on mine (this is a rough guess as i have the old hudy system which doesnt measure that angle) and turns in better than with the outer wheel turning in more
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Not stock, I think. Xray loves making money on stuff like that.
+1 ,i was only kidding to see a responce,i doubt it too
but there will be new upper bulkheads as these have been seen on hagbergs car
and hopefully some 0.25 and 0.75 arm mount inserts(are you listening xray )
and maybe im the only one but id like to see the crush tubes to go in the hubs to support the wheel bearings better(like on the tc6) and reduce the slop in the bearings/wheels

another thing id like to see but doubt very much that it would ever happen ,but to reduce slop completely how about a new wheel bearing altogether,a tapered bearing where you have a steel insert that slides into the steering knuckle/hub with a small keyway and then 2 tapered bearings from each side with a crush tube between to stop any binding,that way when a bearing fails/locks up it wont spin in the hub/knuckle rendering that part useless

it would take a company like xray to start the ball rolling on that one for the others to follow
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:45 AM   #1710
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Sorry to derail the 2015 conversation, but I have a 2013/14 question

Do you guys use the stock o-rings in the bottom of your shocks? Do you use the stock membranes?

Even using green slime, I get some oil leaking from the bottom of the shocks. Not horrible, but a little. Also, my stock membranes swell up so much that it's next to impossible to rebuild the shocks properly. I switched to RSD bladders and those swell as well, but do to their design it's still possible to re-use them and squeeze them in. Unfortunately this doesn't result in a dead shock, but the slow rebound is something I can live with.

Just looking for some "best practices" that I may not have found while searching this thread. Thanks!
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