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Old 06-18-2006, 02:50 PM   #2176
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i believe that the front and rears are universal, but probably not the center ones.
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Old 06-19-2006, 04:50 PM   #2177
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ok guys thinking about getting a Jammin X1 .. reading real quick some pages .. what are the problems with this buggy.. so far just been reading about the shocks.. How is ware and tear on the car? I know nothing lasts forever.. What are some other draw backs ? Thanks Guys..

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ok guys thinking about getting a Jammin X1 .. reading real quick some pages .. what are the problems with this buggy.. so far just been reading about the shocks.. How is ware and tear on the car? I know nothing lasts forever.. What are some other draw backs ? Thanks Guys..
you will be making a good choice with the Jammin. it's the best bang for the buck pro level buggy on the market today. the X1 really has no weak points. the front B blocks used to break originally, but an aluminum B block is included in the kit now so no need to worry about that. the stock "old" shocks are perfectly fine for local club racing, but, again, they're not included with the kit now because the Big Bore shocks come with it. the Jammin is the toughest buggy i have ever driven, and the parts are easy to come by too. it handles the rough stuff with ease, and its stability is unmatched. the only draw back i have is that it doesn't have as much steering as my Kyosho (out of the box), but you can change that by using different diff oils (it worked for me). definately go for the X1.
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Old 06-19-2006, 06:24 PM   #2179
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I'll back up Macnkitty's statements fully.
The X1-CR Prospec is by far the best value for money ProSpec kit on the market today especially the new Factory Team Kit with the Big Bore Shocks and the Fibre Disc Brakes.
The only thing you might want to do is as we suggest a page or two ago and put boots on the shocks... simple and very effective.
Also the Alloy Upper B Block is a must have to put on the front of the buggy and that is the only extra alloy part needed.
You can now get Alloy Rear Uprights which are sweet but not necessary.
Some of the parts wear out maybe a little faster than some other buggies but they are lighter and designed for racing at pro level and to be FAST!
With performance there is always a sacrafice somewhere.
The best part is parts are readily available and inexpensive compared to other brand buggies which make the wear factor a non issue in my books.
I would rather have a buggy that is more competitive then not.
So do youself a favour and grab a kit and get racing with it.
You will need to play with your set up a bit too as they are so agile every bit counts.
I suggest you start with Chad Bradley's set up from a track similar to what you race on and tweak it from there.
You can get his set up sheets on the Jammin site here: Jammin Setups
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Old 06-19-2006, 07:27 PM   #2180
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thanks for all the info...

last question a person at my local hobby shop he is a "K guy" said it was nothing more then a k2 with more steering.. Any thoughts ...

The buggy is ordered.. thanks for the setup link RCRacing.com.au

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Old 06-19-2006, 07:55 PM   #2181
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Happy to help J.
Lucky for the X1 that it isn't a K SP2.
A lot of parts are similar but not exactly the same.
Also Kyosho use self tapping screws as apposed to machine screws which hold onto plastic better.
I haven't owned a K SP1 or 2 so i personally can't say which one is better.
However I am very impressed with the finish and durability of my X1 and very happy with it's performance on the track.
This is my second one also as i had the first Pro Edition with the bigger and heavier chassis with smaller shocks.
I'm very happy with the new Factory Team Kit over the 1st edition.
It jumps like no other buggy and out corners most other brands.
It's great to see that Hong Nor & Jammin are continually working with the Team Drivers to improve the buggy more.
They have some awesome new goodies coming out for them now.

Let us all know when you get your kit and get it built.
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Old 06-19-2006, 08:03 PM   #2182
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good, you made a fine decision to go with the X1. just for your info, i have a 777 and the two turn the same, but my Jammin is considerably lighter and certainly handles the rough stuff better than the 777.
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A Jammin? Lighter than a 777? It must be the STANDARD 777 kit, with the old non milled chassis. I have the 777Sp2, and it is SIGNIFICANTLY lighter than my old Jammin.

The Jammin is better in the rough stuff BECAUSE it is heavier. The Kyosho gets tossed around in rythym sections because it's so light.
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Old 06-19-2006, 08:53 PM   #2185
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Yeah I've been slowly pounding away at my X1CRFT . Its a slow process for me. Right now Im waiting on the Rockguards because of my stripped screws in them oi. Hopefully I will be assembling a radio tray soon. Does anyone have suggestions on a steering servo >< I need to purchase one still as well as a pipe.
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Old 06-19-2006, 09:29 PM   #2186
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EnderWiggin you can't go past a set of Sanwa/Airtronics Digitals mate.
I've been pounding mine for over a year now and they still run flawlessly.
Had some other brands that only lasted 1-3 months.
The Ace Digitals are good too.
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arghh that is one insane looking front wheel drive buggy. I wonder how it handles being front wheel drive? Do you own it or is it a picture you found somehwere?
u can find plenty of modified car on France championship 1:8 offroad..this some of them..most of them changing fuel tank place..
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Old 06-20-2006, 07:41 AM   #2188
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A Jammin? Lighter than a 777? It must be the STANDARD 777 kit, with the old non milled chassis. I have the 777Sp2, and it is SIGNIFICANTLY lighter than my old Jammin.

The Jammin is better in the rough stuff BECAUSE it is heavier. The Kyosho gets tossed around in rythym sections because it's so light.
ya, i have the standard 777 kit (beater/backup racer). i didn't know that the Jammin was so good in the rough stuff because it was heavier, that's interesting. but, it seems like my 777 acellerates better than my Jammin, but the two have different engines so that's probably the reason. besides, the Jammin should acellerate better because it has the lightened outdrives and such. i will be getting the SP2 conversion kit soon, so that all may change.
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Yep, the additional weight of the Jammin keeps it planted. The Kyosho is very light, and when I run mine, the rythym section always puts me off.

The Jammin may accelerate better, I guess it depends on what engine you're using. The Jammin drivetrain is a little heavier than most, but it's also tougher than most. It doesn't wear very well though......
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what do you think about the new light weight driveshafts? i think they look too thin.
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