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Old 12-23-2014, 12:33 PM   #211
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Thank you for the infos about the servos. I installed a Futaba S9650.

Another question: Where can I buy spare parts for X-Ray cars, besides A-Main where everything I need is backordered...?
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:43 PM   #212
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Everything you ever need to know about servos - all of them!

http://www.servodatabase.com/servo/futaba/s9650
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Old 12-23-2014, 04:05 PM   #213
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Everything you ever need to know about servos - all of them!

http://www.servodatabase.com/servo/futaba/s9650
Well not quite everything...that is the best resource available though. What no one seems to list is the distance from the center of the output shaft to the center of the servo mount holes. I've had a few times where a servo will fit dimensionally but the servo saver isn't centered in the chassis. I really wish they would list that in the dimensions.
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Old 12-28-2014, 02:44 AM   #214
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What are the little tricks that people have found during the build process?

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What are the little tricks that people have found during the build process?

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Car build is straight forward and parts are good quality. In order to get the car down near min weight you will need the graphite axle and titanium screw kit. You can buy the Xray axle or convert to the Irs style axle that is even lighter. The front end tends to be a little loose or sloppy so you can convert to the Associated front end parts to fix that problem.
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Could you elaborate about that conversion with Associated parts?
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:06 PM   #217
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Could you elaborate about that conversion with Associated parts?
You will need the following parts from the 12r5.2...

Upper eyelets

Kingpins

Shims

E-clips

Steering Blocks

Axles

2.5mm screws

Pivot Balls

We have also tried Vbc parts and Xenon parts as well.
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Car build is straight forward and parts are good quality. In order to get the car down near min weight you will need the graphite axle and titanium screw kit. You can buy the Xray axle or convert to the Irs style axle that is even lighter. The front end tends to be a little loose or sloppy so you can convert to the Associated front end parts to fix that problem.
Ive been noticing this for a while but didnt pay much attention, so seeing your post and comparing it to my older 12L3/L4 12th I do notice I dont get nearly as much slop/play in the front suspension.

This is pretty disappointing.

I wonder if this is contributing to my excessive front tire wear...
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I was pretty disappointed in the front end slop also. The car was still solid but I just replaced the front end parts a couple weeks ago with AE parts and it really made a huge difference.
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Did you notice any significant improvement in handling swapping to the AE front end?
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Can't say that I noticed any real difference in handling. The slop in the Xray front end annoyed me more than anything and swapping out $25 worth of parts really just gave me piece of mind.
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I'm a bit puzzled as i just built mine and front end is pretty good, with minimal slop. Is it something that develops over time or was I just lucky and got a tight front end?
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Once you've broken in the car you will notice the slop developing. I had the same feeling at first when I first built my car. Thinking everything seems pretty tight. Then 6 packs of battery later I noticed the slop.

For $25 its a good piece of mind.

On another note, is it normal for the chassis to twist that much the side of the chassis scrapes the ground? Its especially noticeable for asphalt when you see the chassis being worn down at the corners. My ride height is around 4.5mm
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Hard hit broke the graphite axle
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