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Old 01-31-2006, 08:50 AM   #1606
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make sure that your hinge pins aren't bent either. remove the e-clips and roll them on a flat surface. they should roll smoothly. if they wobble or roll irregularly, then they're bent. drill out a very small amount of material from the inside of the suspension arms too. try putting a stiffer spring on the shocks too.

but i still don't understand why the shocks wont rebound with the springs on, but they will with the springs off. the shocks should rebound even more easily with the springs on because obviously the springs are pushing the shock back out.
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Old 01-31-2006, 07:27 PM   #1607
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He has already stated that the arms move freely with the shocks off and that the car has rebound with the old shocks on. So it can only be the way the new shocks are mounted on the car and most likely it is that the top nuts are too tight and causing it to bind.

Come on B.P spill the beans, did ya figure it out?
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Old 02-01-2006, 05:23 AM   #1608
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So it can only be the way the new shocks are mounted on the car and most likely it is that the top nuts are too tight and causing it to bind.
i guess you're right.
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:29 AM   #1609
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Yep. The nuts on the top were too tight and I took the hingepins out chucked them up in a drill and polished them up with steel wool. Everything's cool now. I guess I tried to do too much in 1 day.I completely went through my x1cr and ad2 in one day.

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Old 02-01-2006, 04:02 PM   #1610
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dude!!!! my friend runs that engine!!!!!! it's the one with the black cooling head, right? the engine is pure BEAST!!!! you will not be disappointed. it has the best top end that i have ever seen in any engine. where did you get a hold of one? they're over 7 years old!

Not exactly... the black head is the on-road version to my understanding, I have the blue headed version with the silver case..... My buddy owns a hobbyshop and has had it in stock for 3-4 years!!! The monster truck guys he did most of his off-road buisness to wanted bigger and bigger engines!!! So a few years later I get the engine at $240!!! You can't touch a modified engine for that especially a PARIS modified!!!! He still has a Picco 0-1 big power Paris modified in stock!!!
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Old 02-01-2006, 04:19 PM   #1611
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no, my friend had the off-road engine. he has the silver crank case with a black head. when Paris modified it, they changed the head for some reason. but man, you got a good deal. my friend got his for $500. but hey, it is well worth it.
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Old 02-01-2006, 05:48 PM   #1612
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Well guys I ordered a x1cr factory kit yesterday. Im switching from mugen to try something different. Does the factory kit have the one piece engine mount? Also what diff fluid does this car seem to like. i use to have a 9.5 pro and one thing I didnt like about it was the shocks, Are they the same as the factory kits? I just couldnt get them smooth like my kanai 2 I had at the time. Anything I need to watch out for while building?
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Old 02-01-2006, 06:21 PM   #1613
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the buggy likes the 5k/7k/2k set up for starters. i started with that and i like it thus far. the shocks are the same as the 9.5 shocks, but are hard anodized. i think the kit comes with a one piece engine mount, not sure though. since you've probably built a kit before, i'm just going to remind you to thread the screws into the plastic parts before you build the part. especially remember to pre thread the diff cases, or else you will get really aggravated.
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The factory kit DOES NOT come with the one piece engine mount

It DOES come with the new big bore shocks and CNC B blocks
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ok, then no need to fear about the shocks.
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:52 PM   #1616
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do you think the shock tower must have 2 row of hole when there is 2 hole shock position on lower arm.. i cant get full droop when using the outer hole on both front/rear arm, have to use the down travel limit screw.

which position is the better for the shock.. more lay down or more vertical

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i'm not sure which one is which, but you either get more steering or more damping. i think verticle is more damping, and horizontal is more steering. i could be wrong though.
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i used to run 5,7,2 for the diff oils, but i recently switched to 5,5,2 and the cars feels smoother and easier to drive! you may want to try that and see how it goes.
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Old 02-14-2006, 01:52 AM   #1619
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new option 4.7mm thick 7075 alluminium front buckhead plate from king headz.. what do ya think. bling bling or make sense instead of the carbon graphite ??

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the graphite one is fine, it's stronger that aluminum! plus, that's just my look.
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