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Old 03-18-2015, 10:24 AM
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Having just bent the front of an aluminum chassis (due to losing the bushings on a front dog bone going into a chicane causing the car to pull hard under power square into a board), I was wondering... is there any thoughts on making a brace like Xray has for the top of the bumper?

Where the Xray T4's have a brace that goes to the top of the bulkheads from the bumper to give top and bottom bracing for heavy impacts, reducing the likelihood of delaminating a carbon chassis or bending an aluminum one.

Given that chassis get rev'd for the Awesomatix at a rate that means you potentially cant replace the chassis you just bent like-for-like (example - I am using the first version of the Evo Aluminum chassis the CO1AL, and they are like unicorns to find these days), anything that can be done to protect the front area would be nice.
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:25 PM
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The brace from a xray t4 works perfectly, just add 2mm of shims
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Ohh good to know! Thanks
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I am thinking about buying the evo2 kit, I have been running the evo 1 carbon chassis for a while. I run asphalt 99% of the time with the exception of IIC every year. Trying to figure out if I should get the aluninum or carbon fiber chassis?
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Originally Posted by rdracer View Post
I am thinking about buying the evo2 kit, I have been running the evo 1 carbon chassis for a while. I run asphalt 99% of the time with the exception of IIC every year. Trying to figure out if I should get the aluninum or carbon fiber chassis?
i think the alloy chassis w/ less screws in the brace and no top deck will perform very similar to carbon chassis and top deck (at least it did last year, w/ the Evo kits)

the new carbon chassis is untested in the USA .. so its a good question. i'll be doing what i usually do -- take my prior "season" cars into the next season and tune around the handling while taking feedback in from the rest of the team...
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Old 03-18-2015, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by rdracer View Post
I am thinking about buying the evo2 kit, I have been running the evo 1 carbon chassis for a while. I run asphalt 99% of the time with the exception of IIC every year. Trying to figure out if I should get the aluninum or carbon fiber chassis?
Ask kyle at hobbytown gilbert
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:59 PM
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Hi

What would cause my GD2 to leak from the out drives?

The diff that came with my kit is fine but I bought a back out diff and have had endless leaking problems with it. I'm not over filling the diff, I've replaced the Orings also tried using green slime on the Orings. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Thanks Hanulec
Looks like Ill try the alum chassis, never ran alum before, just wanted some input before I make the jump

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Kyle's been running the alum chassis so far and is super hooked up, but I'm pretty sure he hasn't run the new carbon chassis yes. I just haven't had any luck trying to track down any info on the new carbon chassis....
Thanks for the input!
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Originally Posted by BJR View Post
Hi

What would cause my GD2 to leak from the out drives?

The diff that came with my kit is fine but I bought a back out diff and have had endless leaking problems with it. I'm not over filling the diff, I've replaced the Orings also tried using green slime on the Orings. Any help would be much appreciated.

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I fitted Kyosho Orange orings, I think they were P4 size. Can't quite remember. Not a drop has leaked out since though.
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What would cause my GD2 to leak from the out drives?
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Please don't forget to screw the SS3X4-1 DIN915 set screws tighter.
I know the guys who forget to install these set screws into ST31 Output Axles.

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If anyone wants to get rid of their old, used good condition D6 dampers, please PM me.
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Originally Posted by rdracer View Post
I am thinking about buying the evo2 kit, I have been running the evo 1 carbon chassis for a while. I run asphalt 99% of the time with the exception of IIC every year. Trying to figure out if I should get the aluninum or carbon fiber chassis?
I have been playing with the carbon chassis for a couple weeks now. Top brace definatly made it feel better. Never tried the top brace on the alloy car.
So far I can say I like it. But I do not know that I can say it is better then the alloy. here is a qual from last night. http://youtu.be/ZuuhdWf8X-c. white nose blue tail.
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Have you guys try using dow33 and dow55. I use it on all of my orings and it works perfect. I know this because thats all I ever used when I was avid paintballer and have since transferred the use to RC. I haven't had my evo running yet but during the build I went ahead and used dow55 on the diff and damper.

Dow33 was original designed for bearings but is widely used for orings, it does not swell orings.

Dow55 is designed for orings and does swell them slightly while softening them up.

Anyways thought I'll chime in, a small tube is inexpensive and worth the try.
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Any idea of eta on CO1L2?
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b20btec, where do you find that stuff?
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