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Old 11-20-2006, 11:33 PM   #196
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Oh yeah...I wasn't real thrilled to find out I needed yet ANOTHER driver size to fit the 2-56 nyloc that secures the lower pivot ball pinch. Of course the accolyte I "spoke" with on the Calandra forum (of course, deleted) said I was a ninny--just grab it with pliers. I guess his confession to using pliers for a nut was all the information I needed re: his car building standards...

Some things I could see the reason for (like the shorter free-length front springs to get all that hardware inside the wheel) but other things aren't so obvious and look very much like change for change's sake.

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Old 11-20-2006, 11:36 PM   #197
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The other's are just prefrence and to each his own.
Absolutely true--a point I try to make abundantly clear. It just wasn't the solution for me. The car will be very good and win a LOT of races.

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Old 11-21-2006, 03:32 AM   #199
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The thing that worries me the most is the axle/knuckle assembly. Those of us who ran HPI Roadstars or the HPI F1 car will remember the same idea used by HPI but was a disaster on those cars due to the axle block getting loose in the knuckle.
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The thing that worries me the most is the axle/knuckle assembly. Those of us who ran HPI Roadstars or the HPI F1 car will remember the same idea used by HPI but was a disaster on those cars due to the axle block getting loose in the knuckle.
If you recall, HPI used a much softer, extremely flexible plastic to mold their front end parts. The front arms used to flex so badly that the springs barely moved. I think the problem was caused by materials used, not design.
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:56 AM   #201
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Talking with Frank at the Halloween race, you will have to run AE or CRC adjusters. The new plates are made to a different tolerance making the IRS adjusters to small for them. Hopefully we will see some coming with finer height adjusments for the X.
Crap! just bought some of those for my car.
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If you recall, HPI used a much softer, extremely flexible plastic to mold their front end parts. The front arms used to flex so badly that the springs barely moved. I think the problem was caused by materials used, not design.
That's what I'm hoping. Reguardless I like the changes enough that I will probably get one as soon as I have the money.
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Old 11-21-2006, 06:47 PM   #203
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A local racer here in NY ran the Gen X this
past sun .The problem he had was he could not
run small enough front tires. Hes running parma
tires and didnt have any spacers or such to
use the same size tires he had been useing with
the old car.

Is it designed to run crc tires or is there something
he missed?

Another local ran the car with the old front end
on it to run the same tires he has been running.
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Old 11-21-2006, 06:50 PM   #204
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Is it designed to run crc tires or is there something he missed?
Yes and Yes

The Gen-X is designed for the CRC Pro-Cut high roller tires hence why those are included in the kit. However if you want to run regular diameter tires very small CRC does offer a optional spacer that will allow that.

http://www.teamcrc.com/crc/modules.p...prodID=7718937

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A local racer here in NY ran the Gen X this
past sun .The problem he had was he could not
run small enough front tires. Hes running parma
tires and didnt have any spacers or such to
use the same size tires he had been useing with
the old car.

Is it designed to run crc tires or is there something
he missed?

Another local ran the car with the old front end
on it to run the same tires he has been running.
Its just a simple issue of shims. All the guys at the Gate ran the car no problem. YOu should be able to run anythng from 1.50" to 1.80 if not an even wider range than that.
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Highrollers have nothing to do with it. That's just the rim size. The overall tire diameter is the same. Like Anthony and rayhuang said, it's a matter of shimming.
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Highrollers have nothing to do with it. That's just the rim size. The overall tire diameter is the same. Like Anthony and rayhuang said, it's a matter of shimming.
Not exacty...the high rollers have a larger rim diameter and can't be cut as small as a Parma. I agree, the new spacers will do the trick.
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Talking with Frank at the Halloween race, you will have to run AE or CRC adjusters. The new plates are made to a different tolerance making the IRS adjusters to small for them. Hopefully we will see some coming with finer height adjusments for the X.
AE or CRC there still slopy,just like the lowering podsi got for the L4, you got to pain them to snug them up,or wait for irs to make Gen X pods, i like the car so far.cant wait to drive it, and the front yes yes yes its totaly good. inline.
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I dont know about the CA thing.....how would your axle be perfectly square if you do this???

Guys....just get over it and use the old associated pieces
they are slopy too. if you do the ca thing this will help,but paining is the way to go,but if you dont know how to do this dont do it
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I tried the rear axle adjusters that came in the kit and they are better then the IRS adjusters, but still a very loose fit. I liked the older pods better, the fit was snug with no slop. These new ones fall right out if the axle is not installed.
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