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Old 12-09-2006, 11:14 AM   #301
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thats what sucls about 1/12. it doesnt have a bumper or a dedicated bumper mount other than the body post. when you hit something, the body flexes and chops your tires. i go through foam tires like crazy. they're not cheap either. i really need to stay away from the curbs
I have the same problem. There is only really one solution... STOP CRASHING!
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:36 PM   #302
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I have the same problem. There is only really one solution... STOP CRASHING!
Actually Slapmaster has a pretty nice 1/12th foam bumper!
BTW take a look at Brain's thrust bearing, that's also a great investment.
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Old 12-09-2006, 05:20 PM   #303
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I agree Slapmaster bumper is a body saver. I got mine and a Slapmaster diff bearing at www.ashfordhobby.com , great service.
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I think I'd rather stay with the 3.2R for the time being.
Anybody have a deal on one?
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Old 12-09-2006, 06:37 PM   #305
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I think I'd rather stay with the 3.2R for the time being.
Anybody have a deal on one?
I heard that Brian Anthony might be putting his Gen X up for sale. He bought it just before Cleveland, so it pretty much has one event on it. I think he's going to focus on touring cars for a while. You can probably find Brian on Hobby Talk - I think as Expressman? or Brian Anthony?
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Old 12-09-2006, 06:57 PM   #306
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Thanks Keith, I appreciate the info. I have his email address.
I'll email him and check it out!
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Old 12-10-2006, 03:06 AM   #307
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the gex x is so much sweeter than the 3.2. iv always have run the L car (almost 20years) but now i just love the X
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:24 AM   #308
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Guess what I got!!!! A local guy had one and decided he didn't want it.... NIB, it the process of putting it together and stripping the electronics out of my 3.2....

Anyone have a good starting setup? I'm limited to the Kit front and tweak springs though (as I think we all are right now)
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Old 12-11-2006, 09:04 AM   #309
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I've run mine twice now, and am looking for some info and settings as well. This is my first link car and it does feel different from a t-bar car. (back up is a T-Fource and Q-12).

I moved the batteries back, and that was wrong, not enough speed trough the turns! On the new front end, can you tell me what moving the 3 shims forwards and backwards should do?

Also, what blocks should I run on a medium to high grip track. Running black / white high rollers with stock. I'll keep the 19 turn in the Q-12, as it is a known set up.
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Well after some well needed practice yesterday with the Gen X.......
The carpet I run on is kind of low-med bit. This is what I found to work pretty good. At least to get you close for a low-mid grip track.

Front
5* blocks
1* camber
Parma Pink tires
two shims to the rear
3.5mm ride height
Stock front springs (next time to the track going to try the .45)

Mid,
35 ae oil with red spring
Set at level with about .5-1mm droop
3.5mm ride height

Rear,
Parma Pink Tires
3.5mm ride height
blue crc lube in tubes
Low roll center
Red tweak springs (next time out might go back to white)

Parma Speed 8 body

Granted I am no pro..........But it worked really well for me.
Hope that helps,
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Well after some well needed practice yesterday with the Gen X.......
The carpet I run on is kind of low-med bit. This is what I found to work pretty good. At least to get you close for a low-mid grip track.

Front
5* blocks
1* camber
Parma Pink tires
two shims to the rear
3.5mm ride height
Stock front springs (next time to the track going to try the .45)

Mid,
35 ae oil with red spring
Set at level with about .5-1mm droop
3.5mm ride height

Rear,
Parma Pink Tires
3.5mm ride height
blue crc lube in tubes
Low roll center
Red tweak springs (next time out might go back to white)

Parma Speed 8 body

Granted I am no pro..........But it worked really well for me.
Hope that helps,
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It's fine... I've been using a link car long enough to figure out what you are doing there....

I've always used the 10 deg front, why are you running th 5 deg? is it just personal preference or did it work better???

Grenade, the shims are your initial caster. all forward is less all backward is more.... I tend to run a lot of caster but I may try moving them around...
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Ok, just realized with the Futaba servo mounts towards the left side of the chassis I can't get my GTB on the left side, gotta rewire the whole thing now to mount it on the right.... I'm thinking to just take off the servo mounts and shoogoo the servo to the chassis on the right side....
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Ok, just realized with the Futaba servo mounts towards the left side of the chassis I can't get my GTB on the left side, gotta rewire the whole thing now to mount it on the right.... I'm thinking to just take off the servo mounts and shoogoo the servo to the chassis on the right side....
Oh yea I am running the Darkside flat servo mounts with a KO 949 servo.

I ran the 10* blocks and it felt real unstable on the low bit. The 5* blocks seemed to mellow it out a bit.
I have lots more stuff to try.

I have a little bump steer issue running the flat servo mount but will get that fixed today with some taller ballstuds. Maybe with that fixed the 10* blocks might be the hot ticket. Just have to keep testing.

Enjoy the easy adjustments though. Makes testing so much easier.
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Anyone have a good starting setup? I'm limited to the Kit front and tweak springs though (as I think we all are right now)
I finally switched from a t-bar car and built my Gen-X stock. I have only raced it once but it was awesome. We have med to med-high bite carpet. I ran:

1deg camber
10deg caster mount
2 caster shims in front (will try all 3 in front next*)
stock gold spring
AE 30wt oil
battery forward
Mugen 30,000 oil in damper tubes
no preload on tweak springs (will run some next time**)

*Car turned in a wee bit too much off throttle
**Car parked a bit too much mid sweeper


Still, car hauled a$$ out of the box and I am happy with it. The only thing that really has me down is the ride height spacers not fitting for crap. Forget the IRS ones because even the stock ones move around in the pocket. CRC's workaround of tweaking the plastic on the spacers is not what I consider a valid workaround for a $280 kit.
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Old 12-11-2006, 02:39 PM   #315
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Guess what I got!!!! A local guy had one and decided he didn't want it.... NIB, it the process of putting it together and stripping the electronics out of my 3.2....

Anyone have a good starting setup? I'm limited to the Kit front and tweak springs though (as I think we all are right now)
just put 25 or 30 oil in the shock and put a red spring on it,most run the stock front springs, i am running green rear springs there the same as the other car's,and try black white tires or pink rear's, front caster all the way back.
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