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Old 03-01-2011, 10:22 PM   #961
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Just want to thank John from CRC for sending the replacement king pins.

A friend of mine also had the same issue and John was kind enough to send his and mine together along with some stickers.

Appreciate the great after sales service

Just wondering if I should tell my friend about the stickers or keep them for myself J/K.

Great work CRC.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:51 AM   #962
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Just want to thank John from CRC for sending the replacement king pins.

A friend of mine also had the same issue and John was kind enough to send his and mine together along with some stickers.

Appreciate the great after sales service

Just wondering if I should tell my friend about the stickers or keep them for myself J/K.

Great work CRC.
Just give the stickers to me and you won't have to feel guilty about it...
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:58 AM   #963
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Just jumped in to 1/12th by ordering a Gen-XL. Can't wait to get it together!

Few questions... what size tools will I need? It looks like pan cars use a mix of metric and SAE? Any other gotchas to look for with this kit specifically? Any parts I should have when building, or is the kit setup the best way to start? I'll be on indoor Jack carpet, 17.5 boosted.
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Just jumped in to 1/12th by ordering a Gen-XL. Can't wait to get it together!

Few questions... what size tools will I need? It looks like pan cars use a mix of metric and SAE? Any other gotchas to look for with this kit specifically? Any parts I should have when building, or is the kit setup the best way to start? I'll be on indoor Jack carpet, 17.5 boosted.
About the tools...As I previously posted in the Forum section on the CRC website:

For allen drivers:
.035" (included in LE kit) to drive 2-56 set screw stud into ball cup
.050"
.063" (1/16") for most screws
.078" (5/64") for front end camber adjustment
.093" (3/32") for rear wheel screws
2.5mm for motor mounting screws

For sockets:
3/16" (most nuts)
11/32" (rear axle/diff adjustment nut)

Hope this helps.

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Old 03-06-2011, 10:53 PM   #965
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Just give the stickers to me and you won't have to feel guilty about it...
Well my friend came and picked up his king pins etc and collected his stickers (I did share) and now I need to order another body and do a nice job as I typically do the one color paint scheme...lol.
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Just want to thank John from CRC for sending the replacement king pins.

A friend of mine also had the same issue and John was kind enough to send his and mine together along with some stickers.

Appreciate the great after sales service

Just wondering if I should tell my friend about the stickers or keep them for myself J/K.

Great work CRC.
Thanks for the kind words and the support, we appreciate it.

The CRC Gen-XL did very well at the Euros yesterday. New CRC driver Simo Ahoniemi won the event with Hupo Honigl 2nd in 1:12th Modified. Hupo was T.Q. and winner in 1:12th 10.5. Chassis and tires... nice run for the European CRC drivers.

RedRC reports here;

http://www.redrc.net/2011/03/ahoniem...es/#more-40355

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Old 03-09-2011, 03:36 PM   #967
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I'm getting pretty pumped to run 1/12 again on the big race scale. Looking forward to Carpet Nats!

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Old 03-09-2011, 04:22 PM   #968
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Really silly question... but the manual actually doesn't say, so I want to ask:

You adjust camber by turning the upper arm pillow ball in/out, right?
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You adjust camber by turning the upper arm pillow ball in/out, right?
That is correct. Make sure you use the right allen (5/64 Hex) and that it is all the way into the ball as they are stripable.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:26 PM   #970
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Just ordered a Gen X 10, can't wait to build it. Also picked up a Castle Mamba Max Pro ESC so I can try a few different motors both sensorless and sensored.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:28 PM   #971
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Smile Re....GenXL

I just opened my GenXL kit and browsed through the bags and Manual. Can anyone tell me what weight shock oil and damper tube lube comes with the kit. The cap on the damper tube lube is red, if that means anything. ...Oh yeah, any building tips?????? Thanks.

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Old 03-09-2011, 09:33 PM   #972
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I'm pretty sure the shock oil is about 30wt, but I have no clue what the stock damper fluid is. I know that it is SUPER light if it's the stuff I'm thinking of. Typically I start with 10K in the tubes and on the front kingpins. Usually a good starting point for the typical "club" track.

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Ok, I finally figured out why my gen xl pushed one direction and was loose the other direction.

These are things that are probably common to everyone but me, and I've been racing off an on since 84'.

All of the things below could only be seen when I set the car on 20mm blocks/bars, front to rear to check the chassis plate tweak. A slight tweak, almost not visible can be felt in the car.

1. The order of tightening the front a-arm screws, I found the pattern in the x-ray manual. For me, tightening counter-clockwise tweaked the chassis, reversing the direction flattened it out.

2. Now I avoid cranking down on the a-arm screws, too tight and it tweaked the plate.

3. This seemed to be critical. The mounting of the steering servo mounts and not having the mounts pulling up on the chassis after the steering servo is installed.

Overall the difference in my lap time was about .4 of a sec, which is huge considering a fast lap was 7.1-7.2 sec.

Hope this helps anyone who has checked everything and still had issues left to right.
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:56 AM   #974
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Hi

I am doing my first race with the XL next weekend so do anyone have a good starting setup on low-medium carpet?
The track is big like 16sec laps but has a few hairpins and a long straight with a fast sweeper.

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Assuming you are running a spec motor; 17.5-13.5...... Kit set up with yellow - blacks, 43/42mm. 1/2* cam, caster 1 forward, 2 rearward, white sides just touching, battery forward... rearward if you need more off power steering. Sauce fronts about 3/4. 3.25 under the nose, 3.5 at the rear for ride height. Have fun!
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