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Old 10-21-2006, 08:50 AM   #1
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Default Who makes the tightest TC front suspension?

I have a corally rdx now , i have never had an xray in my hands, but what is the ''tightest'' front end. Looking for the least amount of slop in all directions, camber caster, toe out.

I am building a project car and am focusing on rear suspension, Want to be able to bolt on a proven front clip and retain off the shelf support for the front end at least.

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ALL cars develop slop over a period of time.
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Old 10-21-2006, 09:19 AM   #3
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ALL cars develop slop over a period of time.
True...

I shimmed my RDX and used different ball-cups to tighten-up the speed-slop that the RDX has. IMO Tamiya is the worst with the XRAY being the best based on my experiences - however, the RDX is the best overall once you spend a little time building it properly.

The RPM 4/40 ball cups work really well on the RDX.
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When I switched from HPI Pro4 to XRay T2 I noticed a big differance.

Even over time the Pro4 had more and more slop. I constantly tried to reduce slop on it. All joints would loosen up over time. I think the plate that controls ackerman was the worst. The car has a lot of links connecting the steering overall.

With the T2 slop has been at a minimal. Only the servo horn and the steering knuckles tend to come loose from time to time. Less links, especially at servo saver.

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I've tightened up front suspensions on nitro and electric cars and have noticed a decrease in performance. IMO a little bit of slop makes for a free'er suspension. I'm not saying that 2deg of camber, caster, toe-in/out play in either direction is good, just that it does not work as well if its tight.

BTW - RPM ball cups do not loosen up as fast as most stock cups...it's a cheap upgrade that seems to last a bit longer.
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Thanks for the info, If i remember right the xray t1 evo 2 was pivot ball..... is that correct and if so why didnt it take off? i would like to get my hands on one of those dudes......
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Problem solved,


In digging through the oring selection at work tongiht i found that a 006 oring takes up the slop but doesnt cause any bind

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Thanks for the info, If i remember right the xray t1 evo 2 was pivot ball..... is that correct and if so why didnt it take off? i would like to get my hands on one of those dudes......
the pivot ball system was durable but you lost good steering... c-hub much better.. Plus the new bulkheads wouldn't allow installation of the pivot ball..I had an evo 2 foc and i was a great car..
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