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Old 04-30-2007, 12:36 PM   #3496
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:25 AM   #3497
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where is the best place to purchase cheap rubber sealed bearings from? i'd like a kit for the jammin but i don't want to spend a fortune. i'd rather just buy 2 sets and replace the bearings as needed.

also, last time i replaced bearigns i purchased metal sheilded bearings and took the metal sheilds out and used my old rubber seals anyone ever done this before? just wondering how many times i can do this before the rubber seal kicks the bucket ...yeah i know, its the "el cheapo" method.
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:44 AM   #3498
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also, last time i replaced bearigns i purchased metal sheilded bearings and took the metal sheilds out and used my old rubber seals anyone ever done this before? just wondering how many times i can do this before the rubber seal kicks the bucket ...yeah i know, its the "el cheapo" method.
if the back of the rubber seals are still intact and not torn (metal exposed), then you can still use them. try www.carolinasrc.com for bearings. go to accessories i think.
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Old 05-01-2007, 12:50 PM   #3499
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Boca Bearings has some great bearings and has a 99 cent store now too. The econo (cheapest) bearing kit for the X1CR http://bocabearings.com/main1.aspx?p...885&n=*46A-110
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:57 PM   #3500
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Just a question but what tires will work well on a track that has high grip
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Old 05-01-2007, 03:00 PM   #3501
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Try an M2 Crimefighter or Bowtie.
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:03 AM   #3502
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anyone know the weight difference between stock tie rods and the titanium ones. Also weight difference between stock fte chassis and upgrade?
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:17 PM   #3503
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anyone know the weight difference between stock tie rods and the titanium ones. Also weight difference between stock fte chassis and upgrade?
don't bother dude, the stock team edition tie rods are just as good. i started of with a jammin x1cr team kit as a totally buggy beginner and i haven't bent any.

the weight saving would be minimal, you'd be better off going with a full lightweight screw kit, and ceramic bearings as opposed to just the turnbuckles. the turnbuckles also cost a arm and a leg man!
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:23 AM   #3504
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Hi Scuba Steve
I am currently using the Big Bore Mugen grey springs and have found them to be softer than the Jammin Red.

The Jammin Red spring rates are
Front - 0.77 N/mm
Rear - 0.61 N/mm

The Mugen Grey BB springs are
Front - 0.71 N/mm
Rear - 0.58 N/mm

The lower the number the softer the spring.

Here is a link to a web site that you may be interested in.
http://www.nitrohouse.com/tip_spring_chart.htm

Going by the website the Mugen Grey BB springs are rated identically to the Jammin Soft Yellow springs.

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Hi Crocket
What was the main differences you found with the Mugen grey versus BB red springs. ie handling wise.
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Old 05-03-2007, 12:06 PM   #3505
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What was the main differences you found with the Mugen grey versus BB red springs. ie handling wise.
Hi Jeseyboy,
The track I race on needs a bit of maintenance and has been getting quite cut up and rutted so I was looking for a softer spring that would ride the bumps better, the HongNor red springs made the car jump around too much. I found the Mugen Grey spring to be softer which absorb the ruts better, making the car a lot more predictable.

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The track I race on needs a bit of maintenance and has been getting quite cut up and rutted so I was looking for a softer spring that would ride the bumps better, the HongNor red springs made the car jump around too much. I found the Mugen Grey spring to be softer which absorb the ruts better, making the car a lot more predictable.
Yes Crocket I have the same problem. Our track is also deteriating badly and the reds makes the buggy jump around alot. The yellow seems to become compressed later in the race ie the ride height changes as the day progresses. Its like the springs lose its tension.
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:28 AM   #3507
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I dont think it is the Springs loosing tension. Do you run on a dry dusty track?

I have found that the rear suspension tends to bind up over the day and causes the handling to change. I dont think this is an X1CR issue as most cars are effected by dusty tracks.

I think the guys that are fitting the Pivot Ball front suspension will have even worse issues on dusty tracks because as the suspension binds it not only effects the handling but simply by design it is going to also bind the steering response.
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long time didn't come here... so whats your guy been doing?
Crocket, any video to share with the RC Nitro Blog ?
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long time didn't come here... so whats your guy been doing?
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I have a question on filter oil. I have 2 different oils and was wondering what oil would be better to use. First is the Fluidz spay-on filter oil that seems a little thin. Second is the
Associated foam treatment that is thicker and stickier. The tracks I run on are dusty, some sand and some clay.

from what i here i should use the Fluidz thin oil on the pre filter and the ae oil on the main filter. is this the best way?

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