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Old 01-13-2007, 05:36 PM   #616
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Does the standard CRC kyndex bumper fit the GenX? That's what I run on my 3.1..

http://www.teamcrc.com/crc/modules.p...od&prodID=1357
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Old 01-13-2007, 05:48 PM   #617
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The bumper fits on the Gen X as well
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Old 01-13-2007, 06:06 PM   #618
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I'm not sure what you guys are doing to break these arms. I've REALLY put mine through some durability tests and they passed.

Of course now that I've said that I'm sure to break one next time I'm out.
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Old 01-13-2007, 06:24 PM   #619
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where did you get a kydex bumper? i was at the novak race and a guy had a kydex for his gen x also. thought it was cool but havent found any online
CRC makes it. It doesn't say GEN X on the package but it mounts up perfectly.
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Old 01-13-2007, 06:27 PM   #620
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Does the standard CRC kyndex bumper fit the GenX? That's what I run on my 3.1..

http://www.teamcrc.com/crc/modules.p...od&prodID=1357
Looks like the same part. Definitely nice when you don't have to worry about snapping an arm off while grazing a board. I've broken 1 arm with a hard hit, the other 2 were just by catching the inside wall in a turn. Not hard hits at all. NO more worries.
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Old 01-13-2007, 08:36 PM   #621
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I've been out club racing with no spare front parts and haven't broken a thing in 3 weeks. I've side slapped a sweeper pretty hard and it didn't bend or break anything. I think this front end is superior to the AE. Someone already posted how they can only feel the spring tension and not binding of parts. This is true. That alone is a good enough reason to get it. The plus side is if you do break parts, they are symentrical. Buy one and it fits either side. The only part that isn't symetrical is the steering block. But I dont' think it will break anyhow. It's very solid.

The Gen-X should work well outdoors. I don't know of anyone who has tried it outdoors yet as the car has only been on the market for 2 months. But I've run the 3.1 outdoors and the Gen X has a more stable yet agressive feeling on carpet. I think it carries more mid corner speed. That will carry over to asphault too.
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Old 01-13-2007, 08:48 PM   #622
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I have had my share of crashes and mine's held up.
A local racer broke a lower arm while coming down the back straight. He actually ran into the back of a marshall's shoe at full speed while the poor guy was trying to help a car on the straight.
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Old 01-13-2007, 08:52 PM   #623
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I've know a local racer that has gone through 3 lower arms already. I witnessed 1 breaking on his car last night. I think my bumper is saving me from breaking mine.

I too, ran into a marshall's foot last night. While attending to another car, he stuck his size 11's way out in the track (where they shouldn't have been) and I tattooed him. It bent my center durashock shaft! How in the world the shock shaft bent when hitting the marshall straight on, I'll never know. Must have been some serious G's.

I have gone through 2 low roll center balls already. I've seen other racers have the same problem. The link balls for the rear end are not very strong. Make sure to use steel or titanium screws, not aluminum.
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How in the world the shock shaft bent when hitting the marshall straight on, I'll never know.
The o-ring lets the battery jump up and hit the shock, then it pops the battery back into place. I was stumped too until someone told me...
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Woa, that has to be it! Thanks for the heads up. I really don't want to tape. Anyone use 2 O-rings?
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Woa, that has to be it! Thanks for the heads up. I really don't want to tape. Anyone use 2 O-rings?
I haven't learned to trust the o-ring yet, so I use two of them. I have noticed that it puts a slight bend in the chassis, but I'm too new to 1/12 to know if it makes a big difference.
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I haven't learned to trust the o-ring yet, so I use two of them. I have noticed that it puts a slight bend in the chassis, but I'm too new to 1/12 to know if it makes a big difference.
I dont believe it makes a difference...but if you dont feel confident with just the o-ring, then use a little tape....

I just use the o-ring for club-racing.....but I use tape also at major events for extra insurance...

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How much (if any) play should there be in the rear pod? I have a bit of play in the side links and the pod can wiggle a bit.

Thanks in advance...

Can't wait to get the car out next Sunday. Will be my first outing fully brushless on the 12th scale. My pit bag has gotten SUBSTANTIALLY lighter.
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I'm just starting to assemble my GEN "X" today. Any special tips on assembly???

Off to the sink with wet & dry sand paper and Ca!!!!!
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I'm just starting to assemble my GEN "X" today. Any special tips on assembly???

Off to the sink with wet & dry sand paper and Ca!!!!!
Follow the directions. I caught myself backing up a couple of times because "I know what I'm doing". There are some good tips in there if you read them. Everything was pretty straightforward and the car goes together very well. Have fun.
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