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Old 11-09-2008, 05:19 PM
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Can someone explain when you want to run the center shaft on-way on a Lazer SP? What are the pros and cons or proper conditions to try it?
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My LHS has them for $150 I think. There is no reason why it should be that expensive.
I take it thats for the fs conversion kit as the full fs roller has not been released yet. That is a better price works out to about $ 250 aus delivered. Still a pain in the arse though as if I am not mistaken the fs has gone to the pin mount rims like on the b4/b44. So all my rims would be useless. Yeah i know they arent that expensive but when you add it all together...
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I take it thats for the fs conversion kit as the full fs roller has not been released yet. That is a better price works out to about $ 250 aus delivered. Still a pain in the arse though as if I am not mistaken the fs has gone to the pin mount rims like on the b4/b44. So all my rims would be useless. Yeah i know they arent that expensive but when you add it all together...
Didn't realize you were in Oz. I can't speak for the full kit, but the FS conversion kit uses your stock wheel hexes. I can't imagine that Kyosho would change over to the pins, but you never know.

To my knowledge, the full kit won't be out for a month or so.
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The kit comes with a LOT of parts. Chassis, shock stays, chassis braces, drive shafts, machined motor mount. It really does replace a lot of parts which justify the cost. The only things that are reused are the diffs, shocks and suspension arms out.
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does anyone run the sphere tc esc in the sp or fs? I switched to the sphere comp in my rb5 and I absolutely love the thing. just wanted to try out the tc in my 4 wheel.
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Is the fs replacing the sp or is it like a worlds edition type thing? Sort of tossing up whether to convert my current car or wait for the full fs kit to come out. As it is nearly the end of the season here I may wait until the new year to decide. Does anyone have a listing of what parts are in the fs conversion kit?
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They just released the FS kit. I am not sure if or when they will plan on phasing out the SP.
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I have run the Sphere TC before in my SP. It was fine. I took the fan off though. I find the mode switches on the Sphere's go after a while even when keeping the holes covered with tape. Other that that, they are pretty solid. I am thinking of trying the Tekin RS Pro in the SP while my Sphere is getting fixed.
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Does anyone have any ZX-5 front shocks they want to get rid of? If so PM me. Also i need some of the o-rings for the top cap and the bottom cartridge if anyone has them avaliable. Please PM if you got these items. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by lookiezx-5 View Post
I take it thats for the fs conversion kit as the full fs roller has not been released yet. That is a better price works out to about $ 250 aus delivered. Still a pain in the arse though as if I am not mistaken the fs has gone to the pin mount rims like on the b4/b44. So all my rims would be useless. Yeah i know they arent that expensive but when you add it all together...

That would have been my FS & RB5 you where looking at they both run the proline conversion for the rear.

If I am correct you run the original ZX5 to convert to an FS you would require the ZX5 SP conversion and the FS conversion as the suspension on the SP & FS are different to the standard kit & RTR.

You will find the FS Kit a better option as the SP conversion is rare as rocking horse sh-t.
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Hey guys got an original ZX-5. This is my first 4wd buggy and from the limited run time I am already hooked. I put in a Novak SS5800 and am using a 4500 6 cell batt. Im assuming it has the stock spur geat. The manual stated running a 17t pinion (which is what I installed) the problem I am having is after about 5min of run time it's shutting down on me. ESC is getting to hot. Any ideas nothing is binding and everything works fine. Anybody heard of issues with this ESC combo? It really seems almost to fast for this car.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:57 PM
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Meh seems kinda weird as ur fdr is around 11 which really shouldnt place that much strain on ur speedy. Hell I am running a 17.5t with an fdr of 5 and it barely gets warm. Do you have sufficient airflow? I assume this is a rtr right? If so cut some holes in the shell to allow air through.
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Do you have a sintered rotor or the bonded rotor in the motor?
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Do you have a sintered rotor or the bonded rotor in the motor?
Not sure this is the system I have http://www.teamnovak.com/products/br...rt/ss5800.html

This is not the RTR kit.
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The SS5800 is there budget series and uses a bonded rotor. These rotors tend to be much more tempurature senesitive and cannot take the abuse that sintered rotors can. My guess the motor is just overheating. The speedo is fine but you may want to look into upgrading the motor or at least the rotor to sintered.
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The SS5800 is there budget series and uses a bonded rotor. These rotors tend to be much more tempurature senesitive and cannot take the abuse that sintered rotors can. My guess the motor is just overheating. The speedo is fine but you may want to look into upgrading the motor or at least the rotor to sintered.
Off the top of my head, I don't recall the motor being anywhere near as hot as the heatsinks on top of the ESC.

I guess they say the 5800 is = to a 8.5 turn. Is this to strong for this type of car? This thing is squirrly. Is the 17t pinion ok should I go down or up? Thanks
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