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Old 11-01-2006, 06:09 PM   #16
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Old 11-01-2006, 06:18 PM   #17
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go with the fk04 the xxxs takes a lot to make it run on carpet #1 down fall is all the chatter in the cvds up front when turning in hard
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Go with whatever you can get the most parts for locally. I run a Tamiya TA05 and love it. Part support is next to nill, so I have to stock parts myself or wait 4-5 days. I started out with a Team TC4 because my race track had parts. Your getting started, so you need track time. Part support and quality practice time should be a priority. Welcome back.
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go with the fk04 the xxxs takes a lot to make it run on carpet #1 down fall is all the chatter in the cvds up front when turning in hard

A washer glued to the steering knuckle fixes that. All the factory drivers did this when they ran this car. If I'm not mistaken, you can fit the LCD on this car too.
I run my car on carpet with rubber tires. Running the kit setup with just the addition of a front swaybar. It's pretty dialed.
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Old 11-01-2006, 06:48 PM   #20
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Go with whatever you can get the most parts for locally. I run a Tamiya TA05 and love it. Part support is next to nill, so I have to stock parts myself or wait 4-5 days. I started out with a Team TC4 because my race track had parts. Your getting started, so you need track time. Part support and quality practice time should be a priority. Welcome back.
As a matter of fact. Sport and I ran against each other at our club last night. We both made the A main against Jrxs's, Rdx, 415msx, tc4, and other XXX's ...need I say more.
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... I run my car on carpet with rubber tires. Running the kit setup with just the addition of a front swaybar. It's pretty dialed.
I'll vouch for that. He was running pretty good last night with it. Those XXXS's are sneaky fast. You should consider one of those too.
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As a matter of fact. Sport and I ran against each other at our club last night. We both made the A main. Against Jrxs's, Rdx, 415msx, tc4, ...need I say more.
I was chasing Dasupacat1 all night. He had me by about half a lap. :sneaky
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A washer glued to the steering knuckle fixes that. All the factory drivers did this when they ran this car. If I'm not mistaken, you can fit the LCD on this car too.
I run my car on carpet with rubber tires. Running the kit setup with just the addition of a front swaybar. It's pretty dialed.
Don't get me wrong I loved the XXXS I have had 3 or 4 of them. Car was awsome with rubber. Just not that great with foams. You can do all kinds of stuff to fix the chatter polish the cvds etc. but you will never get it smooth even with the washer trick. The xxxs front end was also fragile just like the touring cars of that period.
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:25 PM   #24
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Guys,
I hate to jump in and hijack the thread but I'm pretty new to electric on road and I have a XXX-S+graphite and I had noticed the chattering and haven't heard of the washer trick. Can someone reply with it or PM me about it? Thanks.

For what its worth, I'm going to go to a T2R. My car seems a bit fragile compared to the Xray's I run with. Also chicagokenji is right 12th scale is cheap, fast, fun and DURABLE. Do you want to drive it or wrench on it?
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Save your money! Spend it on batts, motors, whatever else. We have 3-4 guys at aour track that run this car. It's very durable. All cars will break if you can't keep them of the boards. Just glue a .03 washer to the steering knuckle where the dimple is.
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Dasupacat1,
Thanks, I will give it a try. Just use super glue, tire glue or what? And I fully understand and agree with you about keeping the car off the boards but I have seen some horrific crashes and the X-rays seem to drive away all the time. As RandyB says the front seems awefully fragile. I've got a couple of months to improve before the next shipments of T2R's come around. Maybe it'll be good enough. Time will tell.
Thanks, again.
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Super glue, tire glue will work. I know what you saying about horrific crashes. I been through some without ny damage. It's those light ones that always seem to break something.
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