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Old 03-20-2005, 10:06 PM
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It's not the plugs that are the problem, it's the extra solder joints. If you hardwire, you have solder at the esc, and at the battery. If you use plugs, you have solder on both ends of the plug, 2 times the solder joints, more resistance.

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Old 03-22-2005, 08:23 PM
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Todd,

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How did the Carpet Nationals go for you?

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Can you detail once again which bearings sizes are required for the new JRX-S? I, and others, want to order ceramics.

Here was one response (from TCR) to the original question.

Bill I believe it's

8 - 3/16 x 3/8
4 - 5mm x 8mm
4 - 1/2 x 3/4
2 - 4mm x 8mm

4 more 5 x 8 if you want them for the steering rack

Many thanks.

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Old 03-23-2005, 07:50 AM
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JRXS Bill-The race went ok. I ended up 6th qualifier and overall 8th in mod. In 19t I was 10th qualifier and 5th in the mains.

Bearings-4x8mm= 2, 3/16x3/8=8, 1/2x3/4=4, 5x8mm=8(both diffs and steering rack). For the steering rack and diffs I would not worry about those for ceramic. Those are mainly just support bearings and do not see much movement like the other bearings do.
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Old 03-23-2005, 07:55 AM
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Todd, can you tell us what springs will come in the kit? And what springs are you guys running on asphalt tracks as well?
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Old 03-23-2005, 09:15 AM
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If my memory serves me correctly, I think the kit springs were said to be 35 front and 12.5 rear.
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Old 03-23-2005, 06:34 PM
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now, will the ae springs fit? if the 10mm is the dia, then they wont... just confirming before i start ordering stuff
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Old 03-23-2005, 07:31 PM
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Originally posted by brians11
now, will the ae springs fit? if the 10mm is the dia, then they wont... just confirming before i start ordering stuff
With the short arms on the JRX-S and the really different attachment points for the shocks, I would think that the spring rates required would be radically different from AE anyway.
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Old 03-23-2005, 07:40 PM
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just wondering since they have springs down to 10#... they must have some of those for the rear end...
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Old 03-23-2005, 09:45 PM
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Todd,

This may be a bit more complex than the bearings; but, can you provide a list of all the screws required on the JRX-S?

Want to put together an order for titanium screws. Many thanks.

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Old 03-23-2005, 10:59 PM
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Originally posted by brians11
Todd, can you tell us what springs will come in the kit? And what springs are you guys running on asphalt tracks as well?
Like Darkside mentioned, they are 35lb front and 12.5 rear.
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Old 03-23-2005, 11:05 PM
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Originally posted by JRX-S Bill
Todd,

This may be a bit more complex than the bearings; but, can you provide a list of all the screws required on the JRX-S?

Want to put together an order for titanium screws. Many thanks.

Bill
Wow...lets see if I can do this from the top of my head.

4-40x3/8" Flatheads=40
4/40x3/8" Capheads=14
4/40x1/2" Capheads=4
4/40x3/8" Buttonheads=10

That should be really close.
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Old 03-23-2005, 11:11 PM
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Todd,

Many thanks. You always come through.
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Old 03-24-2005, 05:05 PM
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Bill My old Yokomo was a three wire. I used deans plugs on the motor and sermos plugs on the battery. Simply because I could route the negative and Positive wire separately. Worked good enough for me. I'll probably use that same setup again. I already got the connectors.
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Old 03-24-2005, 07:46 PM
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This weekend is the first race in the NorCal Touring Car Championship Series. I'll watch for any of the fast guys in Stock, 19T or Mod are using any connectors as opposed to soldering. I expect to solder with my JRX-S as I already do with my 12th scale cars.
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I have been using plugs since forever if I'm considered a fast guy. Dujuan also runs conectors.
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