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Old 01-02-2006, 05:50 PM
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Mine came with a green (rear and side) blue front belt. Here's some porn.























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Old 01-02-2006, 08:17 PM
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Hey Dave "crash" wassup?
Hit me in an email if your going to glitchfield this year, I'll give you the set up but it requires a 5.5 gtb and a pair o'nuts

By the way, just buy a set of fresh belts and make sure the slipper is set right and you're ready to rip.
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Old 01-03-2006, 06:37 AM
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Do you guys have any suggestions for setting the slipper? Any tips/advice?

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Set it so that it will slip about a foot when you rip the throttle and the car is on a surface with a decent amount of traction.
Once the slipper is set properly there should be zero belt issues.
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knucklebusta what did you use to get that carbon fiber effect on your shells?? Is it a vinyal transfer?
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Originally Posted by tyreman
knucklebusta what did you use to get that carbon fiber effect on your shells?? Is it a vinyal transfer?
It's tough man, if you look close, each millimeter or so has a black and grey square. That gives it the carbon fiber look. Each of those tiny squares is hand painted. Takes a long time but looks cool.


Just kidding. This is what you want. It's not cheap, but works well and you can bend and manipulate this crap like a cracked out wench. If your really crazy as some of the inner city folk do around here with the accords and whatnot is cover the entire inside of your car with this crap. Can you say BUTCHER? Now it works well as an accent, but to cover your entire dash with the stuff? Come on.

CARBON FIBER YO!
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Old 01-03-2006, 11:36 AM
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just picked up my re-release XX-4WE last weekend and excited, but gotta say the fit and finish is not so great... i can deal with that, i can also deal with having to figure the rear arms out.

anyone else get the re-release and get rear VLA arms in it? this is fine, to use the inner hole of the vla, but with the axle and spacing, arm now grinds on wheels. i dont want to grind all of my wheels to make it work, so either for me to resolve; i have to install the xxx arm(easiest) or different axles with bk2 spacers or anyone running vla hub carriers. just curious if anyone else got this in their kit or wat they did about it.
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Old 01-03-2006, 11:42 AM
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on my xx4 i broke a arm and all the shop had was vla arms and it hit the rim like you say. i jsut gound off a little of the outside of the arm
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Old 01-03-2006, 01:34 PM
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I had to hack my arms as well, as well as the steering channel as the steering was hitting it. Car is a hack. But once it's hacked it seems to run well. The frign axles/dogbones supplied with the kit are LAME. The xxx-4 comes with MIP's and costs less than this kit. I bagged them and bought MIP's all around.
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Hey Knucklebuster,

Your XXX-4 has the shocks mounted wrong, I can see it in pic 6 & 7 on this page.
The longer top shock mount should go to the back, and the short to the front.

You can see in the pic (#7) the rear shocks on a lean and a ball end threaded shaft touching the spring.

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Old 01-03-2006, 03:50 PM
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Good call chief, the anodized blue is so bling that I didn't notice that they were different lengths
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acctually, the easiest way to get the CF look is to take some of that kitchen drawer liner... the stuuf with the square holes... spray the ligher cf, then take it off and spray black...
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here:

http://www.rc-cars.net/rccp/PAINTfol...aintcarbon.htm
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I've been running the re-release for a couple of weeks. It's been awesome. It's a very tough car. The car does seem to be pretty sensitive to track conditions, i.e. wet, dry etc. The track I'm running at is trying to figure out if they want to run wet or dry and my setup that was dialed on the dry just didn't work at all on the wet. I'll be playing with setups for a while before I'm happy with one though.
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Actualy, the dog bones help the car to handle better. I would seriously give them a try before you throw them out the door. The dob bones will allow the car to stay in roll longer while the car is cornering which will help you to handle under power better. Your cvds will flatten out the car faster which will give you better traction. Does the car seem to have any traction issues? Yeah, I didn't think so. Run those bones and you won't be sorry.
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