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Old 02-08-2007, 04:12 PM   #766
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Binding in the Rear, take the top and L & R pod off check bootom plate

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Cheers for the help never thought the rear pod could be out as the rear axle has to slide through it.
Will give a go.

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Old 02-08-2007, 05:10 PM   #767
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If you get a globe shaped grinding stone found with most dremil's and carefully countersink the holes so that the spacer sits flat on the underside of the lower arm.

This will still give you the maximum strength on the underside of the front arm.

You could also use an 8/32 countersink and carefully countersink enough to allow the screw head to sit in it.
use a 82 countersink
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Old 02-10-2007, 02:17 PM   #768
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Well, I thought you guys were crazy for breaking the arms while threading them. I've always run the screw in a few threads and then backed it out. Then continued with this method until the whole thing was threaded. Today after breaking two arms in one crash (inside corner took off one arm and sent car straight across the track into the other wall) I took out my stock pile of new arms and started to fix the car. First arm went on well then the second one snapped while threading. $4 part and I didn't even get to use it. (How about a warranty for this?) Snapped a fourth arm on a FLAPPER!!! There has to be something CRC can do about these things. I love the car and the adjustability of the front end, but this is ridiculous. I have to be timid while driving just to make sure that I finish the race. Somebody needs to make some delrin arms or something. I've already spent $50 in arms and I don't see any relief in sight.
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Old 02-10-2007, 03:33 PM   #769
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Has anyone tried boiling the arms?
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Old 02-10-2007, 03:38 PM   #770
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What brand spur comes with the Gen-X kit? What are people running?
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Old 02-10-2007, 06:37 PM   #771
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What brand spur comes with the Gen-X kit? What are people running?
I believe that the stock gear is made by Calandra. I'm using PRS gears. Much quieter.
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Old 02-10-2007, 08:48 PM   #772
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The car comes with a Xenon spur.
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:12 AM   #773
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i use Robertson, and the arm thimg i think its a batch thing cuz nobody up here breaks them anymore and like i said i hit a metal beam and i got yellow paint on the arm where it was hit and it did not break,are you guy's running mod or 19t.
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I'm running mod and 19t. Out of the 10 arms I've broken, 3 of them were hard hits (2 on one crash) 1 was broken while threading, 1 broken after hitting a flapper, and the rest were minor collisions with car or grazing a pipe. I've got the large kydex bumper on the front of my car also. It slowed the breaks down for a day and then right back to normal. During the two arm crash, I also bent two of the screws and crushed one of the red spacers. I'll take full credit for those breaks.
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:13 AM   #775
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:25 PM   #776
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I just switched over to the GTB 4-Cell and 13.5 brushless in my Gen-X. Nice combo. It seems like the motor contacts the front of the cut out in the chassis. Also the sensor wire almost contact the leftside bulkhead of the pod. Since adding the brushless it seems like the rear end gets loose. Could this be due to the weight difference?
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First off, I'd like to thank Mark Calandra and Frank Calandra Jr. for helping me at Snowbirds. I shipped my car stuff via UPS (2nd day air) and UPS delivered my car 4 days later! I did not get to race until Friday. Mark and Frank helped to get me up to speed on the track setup. Thanks!

Anyway, I wanted to give my reports on the new front end. I broke a lower front arm in 2 of my 3 races. I heard that Mo Denton broke arms in his first 2 races. I witnessed multiple other Gen-X racers break their lower arms. I'm sure there were others as well.

CRC, I think it's time to change the recipe on the plastic material used for your lower front arms. It needs to be a little more flexible, and a little less brittle.
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james i am just wondering what doid you hit to break the arms . i have had the original set on my gen x since i built the car right after the holloween race .
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james i am just wondering what doid you hit to break the arms . i have had the original set on my gen x since i built the car right after the holloween race .
Sometimes people hit stuff.
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maybe I will stick with the AE front end until some stronger materials are used
oh man, guess who called the weak material?
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