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Old 04-24-2012, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by vitomon View Post
you guys have any ideas on how to get more steering into the car on asphalt?

the car is great on carpet. but lacks steering on asphalt.
maybe u can try use rear 45.7 suspension block
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:21 PM
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I just bought the new BD5WXi kit. And one of the changes in this kit, is double joints for the front, and new improved c-blades for the gear diff, and some other small parts.

Anyones know why there is only one servo mount, and only one hole for that ?

And is there a assembly manual in English ?
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Originally Posted by Shock Tower View Post
I just bought the new BD5WXi kit. And one of the changes in this kit, is double joints for the front, and new improved c-blades for the gear diff, and some other small parts.

Anyones know why there is only one servo mount, and only one hole for that ?

And is there a assembly manual in English ?
I think you get the W chassis in the WXi kit. The W chassis is narrower and has no room for the outside servo post. Most people shoe glue it in place or use a good double sided tape to hold the servo down.
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Originally Posted by Shock Tower View Post
I just bought the new BD5WXi kit. And one of the changes in this kit, is double joints for the front, and new improved c-blades for the gear diff, and some other small parts.

Anyones know why there is only one servo mount, and only one hole for that ?

And is there a assembly manual in English ?
I didn't shoe goo mine, I used Parma Pro 2 sided tape (stays flexible). I felt like the shoe goo caused the chassis to not flex evenly once it had cured fully (got very hard). Never had a problem with it coming loose, had some pretty good wrecks. JMO
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:39 PM
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Hi there.
Now I have finished assembly my WXi kit. I double tape my servo, because there was only one servo mount post, because of the narrow chassi.

But now there is no more space for the standard 15 gr weight, wich should be mounted on the left front side, just underneath the steering.

What have you guys done with that ?
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Shock Tower View Post
Hi there.
Now I have finished assembly my WXi kit. I double tape my servo, because there was only one servo mount post, because of the narrow chassi.

But now there is no more space for the standard 15 gr weight, wich should be mounted on the left front side, just underneath the steering.

What have you guys done with that ?
Most drivers only uses the middle weight , not the two front weights.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Shock Tower View Post
Hi there.
Now I have finished assembly my WXi kit. I double tape my servo, because there was only one servo mount post, because of the narrow chassi.

But now there is no more space for the standard 15 gr weight, wich should be mounted on the left front side, just underneath the steering.

What have you guys done with that ?
Hi. I believe you can still attach the front weight. This is how we do:



It is very important to attach the front Left&Right weight. It enhances the rear traction. Without them, the rear will be "loose".
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Quick question, guys.

Do you need a special C-hub for the CVD joints? What is the part number for that?
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Originally Posted by jychow View Post
Hi. I believe you can still attach the front weight. This is how we do:



It is very important to attach the front Left&Right weight. It enhances the rear traction. Without them, the rear will be "loose".

Thanks for the pictures. I was using the servo saver that came with the kit, therefore there was no space for the 15gram weight. With the standard plastic servo horn, I can no see that there is room for the weight.

But is it not better and more safe to use the servo saver ?

What is pros and cons with the servo saver mounted ?
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Originally Posted by niznai View Post
Quick question, guys.

Do you need a special C-hub for the CVD joints? What is the part number for that?
Nope, you just need to take some material off the c hub for it to fit.
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Originally Posted by Shock Tower View Post
Thanks for the pictures. I was using the servo saver that came with the kit, therefore there was no space for the 15gram weight. With the standard plastic servo horn, I can no see that there is room for the weight.

But is it not better and more safe to use the servo saver ?

What is pros and cons with the servo saver mounted ?
pros - servo internal gears wont break if hard crash
cons - servo response will be a little slower if compare with 1 pc servo horn eventhough u run high speed servo..
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Originally Posted by jychow View Post

It is very important to attach the front Left&Right weight. It enhances the rear traction. Without them, the rear will be "loose".
Is that so?

Can you please give more details.

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Old 05-02-2012, 09:55 PM
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Is that so?

Can you please give more details.

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What he said isnt correct. When you add weight to the front of the car, it makes the car more stable because there is more weight over the front wheels, making the car less resposive and more dosile to drive. The opposite for the rear. But if you add too much weight to the front of the car, the car may transfer its weight to the rear, making it inconsistant to drive. Its important to find what works for your car and track conditions. If you have too much steering the weight up front may work for you, if you need a little more add it to the rear. Thats what I have found anyway

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Originally Posted by Yokomo_Ant3 View Post
What he said isnt correct. When you add weight to the front of the car, it makes the car more stable because there is more weight over the front wheels, making the car less resposive and more dosile to drive. The opposite for the rear. But if you add too much weight to the front of the car, the car may transfer its weight to the rear, making it inconsistant to drive. Its important to find what works for your car and track conditions. If you have too much steering the weight up front may work for you, if you need a little more add it to the rear. Thats what I have found anyway

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It's sort of correct haha, if the car is more stable in the rear it gives the illusion of more rear grip.
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Thanks Ant.

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