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Old 06-11-2015, 03:55 PM   #1306
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Part no. RSD159

Made from 1.0mm CF

Also, I wanted to show you our new progressive springs. These are not the same as before, I fined tuned the rates to allow a wider tuning range.

I have been testing these on carpet, primarily the Golds F/R and I really like them. This is on high bite carpet. The corner speed seems to be up and the lap times have come down. The feel is really awesome as the car it feels so locked down and at the same time steering is increased.



RSD156 Is the part number.
How would these progressive springs feel on ashphelt?
What would you recommend for a low traction outdoor track?

What is the inner diameter of these springs?

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Old 06-11-2015, 05:18 PM   #1307
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When I ran outdoor asphalt, I loved the silver springs all around under most conditions. To me, they generate more bite than the XRAY Springs.

In the U.S. not many people stray away from XRAY springs, but they are really big sellers in outdoor tracks in Europe, especially in Italy where people run on outdoor nitro tracks.

If anything, they are another option, but what I can tell you is everyone that has given them a shot has really liked them. Two weeks ago, one of our guys ran them at our state race on a medium bite parking lot and finished second in 17.5 TC on his way to running the fastest laps in the class.
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:22 PM   #1308
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I would like to get someone opinion in this car. The last X-ray I had was the 2013 and I have been driving another brand for the last year. How is the performance any better on the new car?

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Old 06-11-2015, 06:19 PM   #1309
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The '15 is not really much (if any bit) better than the '14. Slightly more adjustable, but not really a "faster" car. The '13 to '14 jump was pretty good though. XRAYs as always are super versatile, the toughest and now that they have this generation figured out really well is as fast as any other car, whether asphalt or carpet.
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:13 AM   #1310
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Thanks Christian for the response. I noticed that no one is using the ARS. Is it not very good on the car?

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The '15 is not really much (if any bit) better than the '14. Slightly more adjustable, but not really a "faster" car. The '13 to '14 jump was pretty good though. XRAYs as always are super versatile, the toughest and now that they have this generation figured out really well is as fast as any other car, whether asphalt or carpet.
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:38 AM   #1311
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If you do some searching a while back, you'll read people's opinion on it. I really liked it while I was running it, but a lot of people can't get it to work quite to their liking. I set it up to where it had no toe gain or loss and just used it as adjustable rear toe for my car with what is a shorter rear arm. I felt like it gave the car more rotation, but many people felt it made it feel like it was "broken". Since then, I have been running the std rear, but now I am looking for rotation, so I might give it a shot again...
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Old 06-12-2015, 01:50 AM   #1312
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When I ran outdoor asphalt, I loved the silver springs all around under most conditions. To me, they generate more bite than the XRAY Springs.
Weirdly I found the exact opposite, lol.

I found the Reflex springs had less bite than the Xray springs, but could carry more corner speed and handled the bumps better. I liked them on our medium grip tracks, but couldn't get on with them on the one track that was very low grip.

I think if you race on a bumpy track with decent grip you'll love them.
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Weirdly I found the exact opposite, lol.

I found the Reflex springs had less bite than the Xray springs, but could carry more corner speed and handled the bumps better. I liked them on our medium grip tracks, but couldn't get on with them on the one track that was very low grip.

I think if you race on a bumpy track with decent grip you'll love them.
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Old 06-13-2015, 10:06 AM   #1314
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If you do some searching a while back, you'll read people's opinion on it. I really liked it while I was running it, but a lot of people can't get it to work quite to their liking. I set it up to where it had no toe gain or loss and just used it as adjustable rear toe for my car with what is a shorter rear arm. I felt like it gave the car more rotation, but many people felt it made it feel like it was "broken". Since then, I have been running the std rear, but now I am looking for rotation, so I might give it a shot again...
A guy at our local track got his new Xray with the rear toe system setup and he has been able to lower his time. He tq in his race with the car at the track. That car just enter and exit corners so fast. Its really nice, I love it.

There will be an international racing event in Kingston Jamaica "Caribbean Invitational August 14-16" and I plan to get myself a kit. I want that win and it seems the new Xray will give me that chance.
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Old 06-13-2015, 03:51 PM   #1315
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I tried the SpecR floating servo mount and the ARS today.

The floating servo mount was very nice and gave more steering.
The ARS was ok, too. The car didn't drive as if it was broken. In fact it was hardly able to feel any difference, even though it had a 0.5* toe change.
In the end with this setup I could lower my personal best around one tenth.

The SpecR mount is worth to give it a try.
Dissapointing was the quality of one the ARS steering hubs. One had a lot of slop in the ball bearing cylinders. This is very unfortunate, not just for the unwanted camber change, but also for the unwanted steering
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Any suggestions on where to order Xray parts online with best prices, availability, and customer service? I've been out of the loop for several years.

Finally putting my T3R together. What do I all need to use spool and the double cardigan cvds? Mine won't fit. Do I need the newer Xray C-hubs with the larger hole?
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Has everything you could want, and can order what ever else isn't viewed on his site.
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Any suggestions on where to order Xray parts online with best prices, availability, and customer service? I've been out of the loop for several years.

Finally putting my T3R together. What do I all need to use spool and the double cardigan cvds? Mine won't fit. Do I need the newer Xray C-hubs with the larger hole?
Hit up reflex. He has all X-ray parts plus some other aftermarket goodies all in one place.
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Old 06-14-2015, 08:34 PM   #1319
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What do you guys think we can expect out of an 2016 spec T4?
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What do you guys think we can expect out of an 2016 spec T4?
More backwards incompatible parts
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