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Old 08-24-2014, 07:52 AM   #2146
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Thanks JFLX !!! With 54 the FDR is 3.52 ........Xray team in spain tell me to start with around FDR 5.00 That mean with 38T pinion.....
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I've never had a T3 or T3R, but assuming it uses the same size DCJs as a T4, I can recommend the RSD DCJs for sure. I'm told Tamiya would be equally good. You can also try Spec-R, a lot of people here have run them, though I had trouble with mine. Stay away from the Xray DCJs, they're crap.

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Xray outdrives have a different ID to Tamiya, etc., so no. The tamiya dogbone end would rattle in the Xray outdrive like a pea in a can.

Another thing you'd know if you used Xray driveshafts, is they're far from crap.
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Thanks JFLX !!! With 54 the FDR is 3.52 ........Xray team in spain tell me to start with around FDR 5.00 That mean with 38T pinion.....
You should start with 4 run it and go from there if you gear it at 3.5 you might over heat the motor and smoke it ..the xray team told you 5 cause its a safe point ....plus run a nice powerful fan on the motor to keep the temps down ...so 4 to 5 is safe to start
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Another thing you'd know if you used Xray driveshafts, is they're far from crap.
ive used them and they are crap,they are too weak at the trunion
i use spec r and haven't had a problem since,ive had 2 xray shafts snap while going down the straight
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:55 AM   #2150
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ive used them and they are crap,they are too weak at the trunion
i use spec r and haven't had a problem since,ive had 2 xray shafts snap while going down the straight
So have I and since 2001 I didn't manage to break any.
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You should start with 4 run it and go from there if you gear it at 3.5 you might over heat the motor and smoke it ..the xray team told you 5 cause its a safe point ....plus run a nice powerful fan on the motor to keep the temps down ...so 4 to 5 is safe to start
Thanks ngo8 !!! I will start with FDR 4.0 and testing temp....
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:28 AM   #2152
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Another thing you'd know if you used Xray driveshafts, is they're far from crap.
I have a set sitting in my spares box, they fall apart faster than your arguments.
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Xray outdrives have a different ID to Tamiya, etc., so no. The tamiya dogbone end would rattle in the Xray outdrive like a pea in a can.

Another thing you'd know if you used Xray driveshafts, is they're far from crap.
People use the Smokem spool cups with the Tamiya DCJ's.

The general consensus, on this forum anyway, is that the xray's are crap.
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People use the Smokem spool cups with the Tamiya DCJ's.

The general consensus, on this forum anyway, is that the xray's are crap.
Must be all that consensus that makes them crap then.

Someone should alert all those Xray professional drivers that win races they're driving with crap driveshafts, I think. You know, since they're not frequenting brilliant forums like this.
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I tried all of them and I thought by far the best and longest lasting in my opinion were the xray ones.
But I HATE paying that much for them!
So I have since gone to the smokem steel outdrives with Tamiya shafts, which come with bearings and spare clips and pins for $35 a PAIR.
These seem even smoother than the xray ones and the bearing is 1mm skinnier for more steering. the benefit of running no plastic boot on the outdrive side means less maintenance too! Very happy with this setup!
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Although I have gone through a couple Xray ECS shafts through the years, I wouldn't go as far as saying they are crap. Expensive yes, but when built correctly I've never had to take them apart again. Just add some anti wear grease every now and then and they last forever.
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The general consensus, on this forum anyway, is that the xray's are crap.
... Because that's a strong argument.

I've been running XRAY since 2001. Always used XRAY's drive shafts. Never had a problem.
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I had a t2 2009 before. Aluminum outdrives wear out fast even with blades. Now on my spec r s1, I've no problems with the steel outdrives, more than a year of heavy use and no signs of outdrive wear. But I use xray blades on my S1.
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Any word on the next version? t4/15?
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