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Old 02-15-2007, 09:10 PM   #3106
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Thanks Jfc_tech, Nice work,

How does the Popularity % thingy work??
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see.... your videos and must be the nick crocket also , give the blog instant leap in visit. i owe u one. ok 2,250 visitors!
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:31 PM   #3107
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oh, me and RCn00bhelpme are the same person.

could someone please PM me the parts i should upgrade with links to where to buy or prices they would cost at a lhs?
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Old 02-15-2007, 10:01 PM   #3108
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Hi 40
At first when I had it on the track I thought the car felt very loose. It was due to so much steering. After a few laps i came right and boy did I enjoy the ride. I am going to the track for some more riding this weekend.
You'll only know once youve fitted the PBS.
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Old 02-15-2007, 10:02 PM   #3109
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oh, me and RCn00bhelpme are the same person.

could someone please PM me the parts i should upgrade with links to where to buy or prices they would cost at a lhs?
Have you read this thread? The exact same question you just asked has already been posed, at the top of this page no less. Just search on towerhobbies.com to find prices, these will generally be a close reflection of the prices you will see at a regular hobby shop.
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Old 02-16-2007, 02:11 AM   #3110
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Jerseyboy! the person i've been waiting for as it seems u have first hands on for the pbs kit for the x1cr.

How does it handle bro?
Below are the results from my FIRST weekend racing with the PBS conversion. It was super easy to get used to and made the car really smooth to drive. In qualifiers I was running so consistent that all my laps fell within about a 1 second range of eachother.

Needless to say I'm happy with it.


-- Expert 8th Scale - A Main --
Pos Car Laps time name id avg.mph
1 4 22 15:23.98 SKOT 6 10.55
2 5 22 15:25.47 Kyle Boice 11 10.54
3 6 21 15:17.12 Robert Rodriguez 1 10.15
4 2 14 9:16.18 Billy T 21 11.16
5 1 9 6:30.83 Scuba Steve 10 10.21
6 3 6 3:34.24 Mike Chapin 5 12.41
7 8 5 2:55.73 Ryan Hutchinson 3 12.61
-- 7 --- DNS --- Rocket 20
-- 9 --- DNS --- Jason 14
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Old 02-16-2007, 04:12 AM   #3111
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Below are the results from my FIRST weekend racing with the PBS conversion. It was super easy to get used to and made the car really smooth to drive. In qualifiers I was running so consistent that all my laps fell within about a 1 second range of eachother.

Needless to say I'm happy with it.


-- Expert 8th Scale - A Main --
Pos Car Laps time name id avg.mph
1 4 22 15:23.98 SKOT 6 10.55
2 5 22 15:25.47 Kyle Boice 11 10.54
3 6 21 15:17.12 Robert Rodriguez 1 10.15
4 2 14 9:16.18 Billy T 21 11.16
5 1 9 6:30.83 Scuba Steve 10 10.21
6 3 6 3:34.24 Mike Chapin 5 12.41
7 8 5 2:55.73 Ryan Hutchinson 3 12.61
-- 7 --- DNS --- Rocket 20
-- 9 --- DNS --- Jason 14
Nice one SKOT +1
I am trying to get the sceptics to upgrade to the next level!
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Old 02-16-2007, 04:13 AM   #3112
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Skot I am curious on you setup you used with the new PBS. Some guys have gone softer with front shock oil due to the suspension having easier travel.
I am using max caster upper front arms all the way back in the lowest hole.
7-7-2 diffs
Camber -2deg fron and rear.
ride height front above level and rear level.
Shock oil. 40F 30 Rear.
Lets talk setup. I would like to revisit this area. All welcome.
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Old 02-16-2007, 07:36 AM   #3113
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Below are the results from my FIRST weekend racing with the PBS conversion. It was super easy to get used to and made the car really smooth to drive. In qualifiers I was running so consistent that all my laps fell within about a 1 second range of eachother.

Needless to say I'm happy with it.


-- Expert 8th Scale - A Main --
Pos Car Laps time name id avg.mph
1 4 22 15:23.98 SKOT 6 10.55
2 5 22 15:25.47 Kyle Boice 11 10.54
3 6 21 15:17.12 Robert Rodriguez 1 10.15
4 2 14 9:16.18 Billy T 21 11.16
5 1 9 6:30.83 Scuba Steve 10 10.21
6 3 6 3:34.24 Mike Chapin 5 12.41
7 8 5 2:55.73 Ryan Hutchinson 3 12.61
-- 7 --- DNS --- Rocket 20
-- 9 --- DNS --- Jason 14
congrats SKOT! cant wait to test one here.. when it reaches our shore
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:57 PM   #3114
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Thanks guys. I set the PBS up exactly the way the instructions said. So the upper hinge pin is in the lowest hold on the tower. I donít have the caster maxed out, but I do want to try it like that and see how it does. If I remember correctly there are three spacers for the upper arm and I have two in front and one in the rear. The lower arm has one spacer in the rear position. The rest of my set up is basically this:

5-7-2 diffs
Camber -2* F/R
I set ride height looking at the uniís, not the arms. Rear uni is level Ė Front is slightly above level
Shock oil is 35 front Ė Mugen 400 rear (approx 33wt) - Red Springs
2* rear anti-squat
3.5* rear toe
Mugen silver shoes w/ .9mm springs


I didnít make any changes to the shock oil when I added the PBS, but I had just dropped it down from 45 about a week earlier because they made changes to the track layout.

Thatís good to know people are running it without the dust boots. I had wondered about them trapping dirt in and if I should leave them out, but ultimately decided to follow the instructions and use them.

Do you know what the available caster range is with this set up? I think itís something like 16-24*, but Iím not sure. My kit only came with half the instructions so I had to download the other half from Hong Norís web site and I couldnít read them (just look at the pictures ).
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Have those running a Jammin buggy found them to be durable of time? Looking for your experience on both out-drive and plastic parts.

I have an Xray, which is a wonderfully made car, but I'm still concerned about the parts shortages from time to time.
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Old 02-17-2007, 06:57 AM   #3116
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Have those running a Jammin buggy found them to be durable of time? Looking for your experience on both out-drive and plastic parts.

I have an Xray, which is a wonderfully made car, but I'm still concerned about the parts shortages from time to time.
Yes which why why i'm a converted x1cr driver.The parts are durable but my only complain is just the carbon fiber bits on the front plate. That has to be replaced to a aluminum.You will feel that it's a longer turn on the corners on the x1cr after driving a xb8 just takes a little bit of time before u get the right geometry for the x1cr.

Parts here locally are of abundance and i believe worldwide too .
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The X1-cr will turn under my XB8 anyday. I have a really good setup on my Xray, but my Jammin turns better, and handles the rough better. The Xray, in my opinion, will be faster on a smooth track, but when it get's rough, it's alot harder to tune. Again, just my opinion, and I honestly do at this point, prefer my Xray, but it's better for me to run the Jammin at this point.
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Have those running a Jammin buggy found them to be durable of time? Looking for your experience on both out-drive and plastic parts.
I've had my Jammin for almost a year now and the main things I have broke are related to the my driving, not them being weak parts.

I have cracked 3 front tranny cases and broken 2 left side steering posts. All of that breakage was due to being new to real off road tracks and driving. When I was learning to take jumps I kept coming up short so I kept slamming into the tops of jumps directly with the front end and flexing the heck out of the chassis. When that would happen, the bolts to the tranny would split the case and the muffler stay would flex into the steering post snapping it off.

Other than that, the only part i have broken was a front arm and hinge pin when i was hack by another driver directly into the dividing wall ot pit lane.
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:24 PM   #3119
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Had some more driving the weekend. The only problem I got was the balls becoming tight from the dust. I stripped it down afterwards to clean. I realise I did not install the dust covers on the wheel side. The kit comes with grommets that go into the holes of the aluminium adjusters.
Anyways steering still good. We having a race meeting this weekend coming. Then I'll check my laptimes.
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I had no luck this weekend either, but mine was due to engine problems. I brought the car in after the first qual and it temped at 272* . On top of that it felt like it had no power. So I checked it over and found that the glow plug was only finger tight. I pulled the head off and could see lots of dirt and debris in the engine. I tried to clean it out as best as I could with brake cleaner and then flushing it with nitro, but to no avail. 5 laps into the second qual it stopped dead. The rear bearing totally came apart.
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