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Old 04-14-2015, 12:16 PM   #766
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I'm using a Speed Passion Tube on mine. Have you found that going lighter in the tube sometimes fixes traction roll or diffing out?
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:41 PM   #767
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I can't tell from the pictures or instructions but do these use shorty lipo packs or standard ones?

Also is the servo size standard or the mini ones like in the x12?

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I'm using a Speed Passion Tube on mine. Have you found that going lighter in the tube sometimes fixes traction roll or diffing out?

Yep helps
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:52 PM   #769
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Ok, so what are the advantages of using a damper tube over an oil filled damper?
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Ok, so what are the advantages of using a damper tube over an oil filled damper?
I prefer the damper tube simply because it's easier to change tube grease than it is to change shock oil.
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:45 PM   #771
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I prefer the damper tube simply because it's easier to change tube grease than it is to change shock oil.
This. Thats the only reason im running a tube rather than the shock. I can change weight of tube lube in about a minute, as opposed to rebuilding a shock.
The shock stays more consistent over a longer period, you do have to relube the tubes
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I can't tell from the pictures or instructions but do these use shorty lipo packs or standard ones?

Also is the servo size standard or the mini ones like in the x12?

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They use 2s Shorty or 1s lipo's.

The servo is standard TC size, although most use the 'slim' TC servos to ensure they stay neatly within the bodyshell.
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Old 04-15-2015, 01:13 AM   #773
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Ok, so what are the advantages of using a damper tube over an oil filled damper?
Maintenance and adjustment as the others have mentioned, plus it's impossible to end up with air bubbles ruining the damper tube the way side shocks always do.
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Maintenance and adjustment as the others have mentioned, plus it's impossible to end up with air bubbles ruining the damper tube the way side shocks always do.
Would the damper tube from the Xray X12 fit?
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Would the damper tube from the Xray X12 fit?
Sadly, no, they're too long.

You really want a larger diameter tube anyway, as you only have room for one tube and the F1's weigh a lot more.

Tamiya's tube is almost exactly the same diameter as the original shock.
Not sure about the Serpent etc that others are using.
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Sadly, no, they're too long.

You really want a larger diameter tube anyway, as you only have room for one tube and the F1's weigh a lot more.

Tamiya's tube is almost exactly the same diameter as the original shock.
Not sure about the Serpent etc that others are using.
Dang it! Oh well ill just have to look for a Tamiya one.
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Tuning Haus makes one also. Available at Tqracing.com. I haven't gotten one yet but been thinking about it.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:15 AM   #778
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Before buying the Tuning Haus tube, just so you know because of it's internal diameter and tolerance between tube and plunger, you have to run a really thick fluid/grease in comparison to the tamiya tube to get a similar feel to the stock shock. Maybe Tuning Haus' own fluids are the trick, but when trying a bunch of different fluids in his, my friend said it had too thin of a feeling.
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does the F104 bodies fit the X1?
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Before buying the Tuning Haus tube, just so you know because of it's internal diameter and tolerance between tube and plunger, you have to run a really thick fluid/grease in comparison to the tamiya tube to get a similar feel to the stock shock. Maybe Tuning Haus' own fluids are the trick, but when trying a bunch of different fluids in his, my friend said it had too thin of a feeling.
Thanks!!! I appreciate the information. Hate having to buy stuff over cause it doesn't work like I want it too.
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