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Old 06-09-2014, 10:05 AM   #1846
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Thanks for all the input, I bought the bumper brace and a few spares, I'm running on a small technical track with high grip, any suggestions on springs
Thanks once again
The kit 2.5 springs should be a good fit. Take a look at the teamxray.com setup sheets, there you will find many solid setup options from top team drivers, maybe even some from the track(s) at which you plan on racing.
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The kit 2.5 springs should be a good fit. Take a look at the teamxray.com setup sheets, there you will find many solid setup options from top team drivers, maybe even some from the track(s) at which you plan on racing.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:00 PM   #1848
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Hey guys,
Thanks for all the input, I bought the bumper brace and a few spares, I'm running on a small technical track with high grip, any suggestions on springs
Thanks once again
I really like 2.9 front and 2.7 back on our high grip carpet, but this is for VTA 25.5 with HPI vintage tires.
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:08 PM   #1849
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With the Hudy ECS shafts, what is the difference between the 2mm pin, and the regular. I notice both types available online. If the pins are different sizes, which pin is 2mm? Is it the pin into the differential, or the pins in the joints. I ask because I would like to replace 1 50mm ECS driveshaft bone, as mine has a small bend, and slightly binds at full lock. So how do I know which ones I have, and which one I need to buy to replace?

These are the two parts for reference:
2mm: http://www.amain.com/product_info.ph...t-Bone-2mm-Pin
Normal: http://www.amain.com/product_info.ph...ft-Bone-50mm-1
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:43 PM   #1850
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With the Hudy ECS shafts, what is the difference between the 2mm pin, and the regular. I notice both types available online. If the pins are different sizes, which pin is 2mm? Is it the pin into the differential, or the pins in the joints. I ask because I would like to replace 1 50mm ECS driveshaft bone, as mine has a small bend, and slightly binds at full lock. So how do I know which ones I have, and which one I need to buy to replace?

These are the two parts for reference:
2mm: http://www.amain.com/product_info.ph...t-Bone-2mm-Pin
Normal: http://www.amain.com/product_info.ph...ft-Bone-50mm-1
Its referring to the 2 pins that holds the ESC together at the coupler. The one you have listed as normal is a 1.5mm pin. You just need to know if yours is a 1.5 or a 2mm pin. Its pretty easy to tell the difference as the 2mm pin is obviously bigger.
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The 2mm pin version was supposed to be a stronger alternative. I have personally found that it just makes them break in a different location.
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:54 PM   #1852
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Agreed, that's why I run RSD DCJs. :-)
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Skiddins,

Sorry to single you out mate, what body do you suggest on carpet??

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Protoform mazdaspeed6 lightweight is the most common go-to shell for carpet. Other shells can work well too, in certain conditions, depending on driving style and setup, but speed6 lw is what most people use, the majority of the time.

Just answering because it's pretty late in England, so Skiddins might not see your question until tomorrow and I kind of doubt he'll have a vastly different response than this anyway.
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Agreed, that's why I run RSD DCJs. :-)
I bought the rsd's thinking it would be better, I ran into bent pins and lost clips. I got tired of replacing clips and then went to heat shrink. I got tired of that, so back to xray's for now.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:49 PM   #1856
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The clips can be a touch finicky at times, but once they are on there you don't need to remove, I've run nearly a season on one set without rebuild...just grease from the outside.

If you are willing to try them again, I think you'll be happy, the latest batch are the easiest to build yet...
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:49 PM   #1857
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ive heard the roche dcj's are pretty good. any input on this?
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:50 PM   #1858
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Protoform mazdaspeed6 lightweight is the most common go-to shell for carpet. Other shells can work well too, in certain conditions, depending on driving style and setup, but speed6 lw is what most people use, the majority of the time.

Just answering because it's pretty late in England, so Skiddins might not see your question until tomorrow and I kind of doubt he'll have a vastly different response than this anyway.
Agreed. MS6 or LTCR. Depending on driving style and how tight the track is.
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I had some experience with the RSD V1's on a TC6 and hated them.The clips were always popping off and then everything would come apart. That was at least 2 years ago. Bought some of the latest version for my Xray this last fall for mod and had zero issues with them. I put the 2mm Xray ones in another car for 17.5 and had zero issues with them as well. And I've hit a ton of stuff with no broken parts.

I find nothing wrong with the Xray ones. But I also find nothing wrong with the RSD ones at half the cost. When I build the new car this fall, I will get either the RSD or possibly the Roche.
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I have the Xray DCJs and I've had the same one lose a set screw twice, chewing up my caster hub with the pin (though the pin stayed partially in, so I didn't lose it at least). A few days ago I pulled both DCJs out, motor sprayed the crap out of all the parts, used a good amount of loctite on all the set screws, let them sit, and finally lubed them before installation. I'm hoping this time they'll hold. The other one was always fine, just one of them was giving me trouble.
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