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Old 11-17-2009, 03:45 PM   #571
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The spool is composite not only to have less weight but the spool dose not act like a regular one trust me a spool in my tc5 and a spool in my 009 the 009 is much better. the t3 comes with the some spool and probably the same design in the car but all together it will be better. This car will add .5 to 1 second onto your lap times on asphalt or carpet the spool is very universal.
I just can't picture composite outdrives holding up well (see the Photon), but I have full faith in Xray.
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I just can't picture composite outdrives holding up well (see the Photon), but I have full faith in Xray.
There is an option for aluminum drive cups with blades if you prefer since the 008 - I just never had a problem with the composite ones and they are lighter. I only had to replace the cups twice over a season. Not too bad for wear.
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There is an option for aluminum drive cups with blades if you prefer since the 008 - I just never had a problem with the composite ones and they are lighter. I only had to replace the cups twice over a season. Not too bad for wear.
I have not had any problems with replacing mine i am also running 17.5 but i have no idea how much you practice or if you run mod
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EDIT: Found that they are composite. I hope they hold up well. Were the 009 outdrives durable enough?
Despite the fact that the outdrives are basically plastic, they hold up far better than you might imagine (this was a worry for me when I first started using Xray)

I have been told that they are a lot less likely to break if you use 52mm driveshafts in them, and they give more steering than the alloy outputs. (in fact they are heavier than the alloy outputs which shows how strong they are!)
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Two T3 drivers at our weekend series had a screw rip through their chassis where the new pivot blocks screw down...

Great design xray
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Two T3 drivers at our weekend series had a screw rip through their chassis where the new pivot blocks screw down...

Great design xray
yikes. same spot? wonder if some CA on countersinking on the chassis would help?
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Two T3 drivers at our weekend series had a screw rip through their chassis where the new pivot blocks screw down...

Great design xray
Yeah Xray made them crash
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We had two T3 at are State Race. Bowser & Harrison and both where fast no problem with either.
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Yeah Xray made them crash
Yeah, it's always XRay's fault.
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Two T3 drivers at our weekend series had a screw rip through their chassis where the new pivot blocks screw down...

Great design xray
Any more details you'd care to share?
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Enough to make him change back to his 009

The other guy kept using his just without the screw.... still it's not the point..

It shouldn't happen in the first place, esp when you pay xrays stupidly high prices..

I'd have expected optimized holes to prevent thing!!
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I'd have expected optimized holes to prevent thing!!
The optimized holes are just fine. I'd say it was your 2 racers un-optimized driving that's the problem.
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Enough to make him change back to his 009

The other guy kept using his just without the screw.... still it's not the point..

It shouldn't happen in the first place, esp when you pay xrays stupidly high prices..

I'd have expected optimized holes to prevent thing!!
I don't think I am following you correctly. How could he possible run the car without the screw? We are talking about the aluminum standoffs that the hinge pin holders attach to, correct?
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just asked him, he bodged it using washers some how, i'll have to get pictures..

as for my friends unoptimized driving rctwerp, back in the day he was a schumacher b-team driver and iirc competed at the worlds..

I'd say he could take you to school and back you mongchild
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Enough to make him change back to his 009

The other guy kept using his just without the screw.... still it's not the point..

It shouldn't happen in the first place, esp when you pay xrays stupidly high prices..

I'd have expected optimized holes to prevent thing!!
Agreed Nick Priest,
You pay $150.00 more than another manufacturer kit because the X ray is OPTIMIZED.
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