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Old 07-01-2008, 11:04 AM   #1216
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I ran the T2 a few years ago with Tamyia shocks after I broke a couple shock bodies, and they leaked. Fast forward a few years to the 008 I have. The shocks are much better. I liken the plastic shocks. They are easy to build and bleed. Plus the clicker pistons make it really easy to change dampening. I would be a little concerned in the length of any other shock on the 008.
the 008's shocks are "short" but only when compared to previous xray shocks. Tamiya shocks are still much shorter
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Old 07-01-2008, 03:55 PM   #1217
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so what do you think about all these Justin?
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Old 07-01-2008, 04:26 PM   #1218
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I personally prefer the xray shocks. the clickers are just too awesome to pass up.

If you having trouble getting equal rebound on all 4 it might be because there is a slight burr on one or a few of the pistons. what I do is polish the edges of the piston by putting the shaft into a dremil and sanding the piston ever so slightly. so that the piston is absolutly smooth. (1500 grit)

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Hey guys I had a general question regaurding t/c weights and balance...Do you guys try to acheive the same weight at each wheel? Or do you find more commonly the weight is balanced from LF to RR and RF to LR? Trying to get my 008 balanced....Thanks
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Nu, I install the equipment and run it. Thinking about it, that may explain my performance... ;>
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:18 PM   #1221
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Hey guys I had a general question regaurding t/c weights and balance...Do you guys try to acheive the same weight at each wheel? Or do you find more commonly the weight is balanced from LF to RR and RF to LR? Trying to get my 008 balanced....Thanks
Personally I only balance left to right.
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:50 AM   #1222
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Hey guys I had a general question regaurding t/c weights and balance...Do you guys try to acheive the same weight at each wheel? Or do you find more commonly the weight is balanced from LF to RR and RF to LR? Trying to get my 008 balanced....Thanks
I only balance from left to right too, BUT when placing the weights on the battery edge(LiPo) I place them slightly towards the front or rear of the car, whichever is needed, to prevent the weights I add from causing a new front/rear imbalance.
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:40 AM   #1223
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Ive used both the tamiya, Black specials, and now the '08 X ray.
i gotta say the Tamiya's are a sweet shock, but i havent noticed much if any difference with the 08. I used the Tamiyas on my Yokomom BD, and found a decent difference in overall grip, and as everyone has already pointed out, VERY easy to build all 4 shocks with the same rebound.

I would be interested in tryin the new alloy body T2'08 shocks though,
but unless im mistaken the photo;s dont seem to show the parts to build them with the variable piston option.

Is this correct,
and can anyone shed anylight on wether Xray have plans to build a LIPO chassis specifically?......................
seems like the next step.
Im about to start Lipo racing soon, and ive gotta add HEAPS on lead, i guess everyones the same,
wheres everyone put it all! Pics pls..............

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can anyone shed anylight on wether Xray have plans to build a LIPO chassis specifically?...................... seems like the next step.

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I think this would be a HUGE mistake, that is unless all the racing orginazations outlaw the use of NiMH batteries in sedan, which I don't see happening soon.

If anything happens, it will be to design the fitment of LiPo's into the cars, making them more easily secured in the cars, and to allow slightly "taller" LiPo batteries in their cars for higher capacity.
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I think this would be a HUGE mistake, that is unless all the racing orginazations outlaw the use of NiMH batteries in sedan, which I don't see happening soon.

If anything happens, it will be to design the fitment of LiPo's into the cars, making them more easily secured in the cars, and to allow slightly "taller" LiPo batteries in their cars for higher capacity.
Although I'd like to see them do it I think you're right. Also Xray makes balance weights and pre drills holes in the chassis for the weigths which is nice. A more lipo friendly chassis would be nice though. But I can't complain about my '008.
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I'm not sure how everyone is securing their LiPo's in their '008's, but I use the Parma double-sided tape on the botton of the pack, 3x strips about 1/4" wide and 1" long, along with the Xray battery strap on top. The Parma tape is very sticky and gooey, and can be reused several times if left on the pack.

What about everyone else, how are you securing your LiPo's?
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I'm not sure how everyone is securing their LiPo's in their '008's, but I use the Parma double-sided tape on the botton of the pack, 3x strips about 1/4" wide and 1" long, along with the Xray battery strap on top. The Parma tape is very sticky and gooey, and can be reused several times if left on the pack.

What about everyone else, how are you securing your LiPo's?
I actually just use strapping tape. I have a 1.7mm piece of lead rubber cemented to the bottom of my SMC 4000. My car balances at about 1395 grams that way. Then I put the rest of the lead down the middle of the chassis to make wieght.
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I cant seem to ever get the weight the same on each tire however my car sits perfectly level on my hudy pins, But when I scale it my weight is even from left frnt to right rear and from RF to LR but the weight is different from LF to RF ? any suggestions?
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Anyone manage to fit the SMC 5000 28C lipo on a EU 008 without any mod?
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I cant seem to ever get the weight the same on each tire however my car sits perfectly level on my hudy pins, But when I scale it my weight is even from left frnt to right rear and from RF to LR but the weight is different from LF to RF ? any suggestions?
The diffrerence in spring pre-load will make it near impossible to get equal. Also, the Hudy Balance Buttons are fairly easy to balance anything on, it just gets you in the ballpark, which is usually good enough. If you want to get more accurate, get the Round Balance Buttons, I think IRS makes them.
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