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Old 05-11-2009, 02:01 PM   #1
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Hey its my first year racing buggy so I picked up a race roller off ebay. I'm looking at upgrades and I need to know if anyone that had the stock chassis upgraded to the lightened chassis and felt a real difference. Im a believer if your going to upgrade and or lighten things up chassis is first place to start. Any help appreciated
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:13 PM   #2
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If it is your first year racing, i wouldnt worry about, lightening things up, just get track time with it, i mean will you really notice a lighter chassis? i doubt it, but if you want go ahead,
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I found this on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/DR-CNC-7075-3-2m...3A1%7C294%3A50
you can find them time from time for a little money.
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What shipwama said is 100% right. I had the X1-cr when people where racing the X1X. Get use to driving and get upgrades every now and again.
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I found this on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/DR-CNC-7075-3-2m...3A1%7C294%3A50
you can find them time from time for a little money.
Ive heard nuthing but bad news about their product quality. I raced truggy last year and won our local points series so Im not a noob. I hear what your saying. I raced the buggy on sat and did well just wondering if lightening it up would help.
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I found this on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/DR-CNC-7075-3-2m...3A1%7C294%3A50
you can find them time from time for a little money.

Dragon racing products are the suck! nothing they make is worth the time bidding on.
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on the subject on what would be beneficial first mods for the x1 i would say are aluminum chassis braces f/r and a chassis stiffener "Z" brace. these would help in the durability area.


yes the x1 is heavy when compared to others, but the weight has its benefits as well.

here are some links to good prices for actual ofna parts mentioned above at a good price..

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http://www.tiltedrc.com/product_info...44dcad16ce3e35
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If the race roller you picked up didn't have the super big bores, that would be the first thing I'd buy. If you really feel the need to lighten the car, I'd just save up for the conversion kit. It takes about a half pound of weight off the car.
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on the subject on what would be beneficial first mods for the x1 i would say are aluminum chassis braces f/r and a chassis stiffener "Z" brace. these would help in the durability area.


yes the x1 is heavy when compared to others, but the weight has its benefits as well.

here are some links to good prices for actual ofna parts mentioned above at a good price..

z brace

http://www.tiltedrc.com/product_info...44dcad16ce3e35

chassis braces

http://www.tiltedrc.com/product_info...44dcad16ce3e35
Ive got it hopped up somewhat, but no super big bores, Im not sure what kind of difference id see compared to 16mm. the car ran good ,but just knowing i could shave some weight might help with laps. I cleared all the jumps at our track. I think ill weight and go with the upgrade ,I almost bought it yesterday but decided to wait.
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big bores look cool and all and there are debates about benefits of running them about everywhere, i am still running the 13mm shocks with red springs and they work fine, my car handles the bumps every bit as well as the big bore counterparts.

I am not saying that big bores are bad, i am sure they have their own benefits. just in my experience the sbb ones do the job just fine. i just run 5wt heavier in the front. right now it is 35/30 but for really smooth tracks i have gone as far as 50/45 diffs are 5/7/2
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I did not notice much change with the big bores on a smooth track but get on a ruff ruted track and boy they are like night and day.
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I did not notice much change with the big bores on a smooth track but get on a ruff ruted track and boy they are like night and day.
Yep, my experience as well. Was just more planted in general. Would settle down quicker on landings off of large jumps as well.
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