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Old 11-23-2006, 01:13 AM   #211
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As I was finishing my build tonight I found that my nice stock of ceramic bearings for the front tires are no longer used on the Gen X. Different inside diameter. I do undersatnd why, but I hope they coudl offer a (ae) sixe axcel that works with this fantastic front end. That and a Red aluminum 8-32 nut for the diff. Sorry not real huge complaints just something, I would have liked.

Oh by the way, this has to be the easiest car to build, it took longer to sand the battery slots and CA the chassis that it did build the car.
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Old 11-23-2006, 03:55 AM   #212
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I would be soooo happy to have one too.......
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Old 11-23-2006, 11:13 AM   #213
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I second the build quality of this kit!!

I received my kit on Tuesday, and had to wait until yesterday to start building, work was interfearing with my R/C racing.

Car went together really well. I love making the front end a 1 hour job instead of 3-4 hours. The rear ride height adjusters look just like my 12i adjusters from years ago, so I have plenty!! The front bearings are an issue, but I also like the larger shaft size!

Over all GREAT KIT, cant wait to race till next Wednesday night.
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Old 11-23-2006, 06:55 PM   #214
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The front axle is not the standard 1/8" diameter? If not, what size is it?
I'm not happy to hear about the rear ride height adjusters being a different size.
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Old 11-23-2006, 07:56 PM   #215
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The front axles are 3/16". Yup...just another one of the reasons I sold my two on. I'm all for change that makes sense, but at the point change is made for change sake is when I step off the bus.

I hadn't known about the IRS ride height adjusters not fitting--I wonder what on earth the rationale could be for that. At the point I was installing the rear axle on the one I built I'd already decided they weren't for me so I just installed adjusters out of the kit.

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Old 11-23-2006, 10:58 PM   #216
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Unfortunately for me, the guy who bought the built-up one is our club champ--so I'll be getting spanked with "my own" car the rest of the year

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Old 11-24-2006, 04:20 AM   #217
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the front is better big like the old days,and you can go inline, bigger bearings is better the hole damm car is better,iv bin drivin the L car when it was the I car and now i have a CRC and now that iv almost don building mine its a damm cool car, ok the ride hight ajusters,the old asc ones fit better and the irs are slopy but irs are slopy in my L4 car, i hope that someone will make 1/2 sizes for the CRC that are like the old L car ones. and its a kinda car where who can build it better take time in building this car the little things matter.
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:48 AM   #218
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If you want to go back to 1/8" X 5/16" front bearings, check out some of the Oval sites like www.rc4less.com or www.lefthander.com - there are some trick inline axles that are made for the AE steering blocks - they might fit.
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Old 11-25-2006, 03:10 PM   #219
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The GenX doesn't use AE steering blocks any longer
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Old 11-25-2006, 05:41 PM   #220
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The front axles are 3/16". Yup...just another one of the reasons I sold my two on. I'm all for change that makes sense, but at the point change is made for change sake is when I step off the bus.
You should have swapped out the new front end with the existing AE front end.
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Well finally I see what everyone is talking about. I kept wondering why everyone is bitching and crying about the rear ride height adjusters. Well today after switching over to the kit No.2 adjusters, I found that it was hard to set gear mesh. The adjuster would just slop around in the rear pod making the gear mesh inconsistant.

As for the front bearings. I see no problem with them. Same bearings I ran when I had my Yokomo 12th scale. Personnal preference I guess...
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Yeah, this must have been a development oversight. They need to address this soon, or make some of their own rear ride height adjusters in the half mm options like IRS.
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You should have swapped out the new front end with the existing AE front end.
That's what I did...we call 'em 3.2R's hereabout...

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You should have swapped out the new front end with the existing AE front end.
i broke a arm on the gen x and i tried to use the AE front but its different,it dos not fit. but thats ok cuz the new front end works much better so ill just wait for parts. and if you do the ca thing for the pod it keeps the R.H.A. snug, the car is sweet and its my first link car,iv allways driven AE cars. and as for the setscrew on the king pin it works fine but crc is gona send out brass ones cuz ppl are concerned but im not
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after running the gen x up at cleveland this past week there only two problems I had with the car.One rear ride hieght adjusters not being able to run the irs ones without some work kind of sucked.Two watch your shimming(sp) on the front arms for ride hieght at one point I must of had the arms to high and hit a board and the arm twisted on the screw.I did put the old front end on till I had some more testing time with the new one but I think with time the new front will be great for me personally!
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