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Old 11-18-2009, 12:45 PM   #616
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Nick Priest seems to make it quite clear that he is only here to bash Xray. For what purpose, I have no idea.
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:51 PM   #617
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In looking at the pictures on Xray's forums of one of the broken cars. It looks like (just guessing) maybe the screw wasn't in tight. Like maybe it had backed out a little. That combined with a hard hit I could see causing problems.

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Old 11-18-2009, 12:52 PM   #618
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While the issue does concern me, I'm not going to let it detract from my experience with my beautiful new kit. Nick Priest seems to make it quite clear that he is only here to bash Xray. For what purpose, I have no idea.
I asked him what he has against xray over on the xray forum. He just said that he had a sense of humor.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:54 PM   #619
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In looking at the pictures on Xray's forums of one of the broken cars. It looks like (just guessing) maybe the screw wasn't in tight. Like maybe it had backed out a little. That combined with a hard his I could see causing problems.
I was thinking the same thing!
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:18 PM   #620
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I have my T3 ready to go and I'm not going to let this discourage me. But if there really is an issue, I hope Xray eventually makes good on it.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:20 PM   #621
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I have my T3 ready to go and I'm not going to let this discourage me. But if there really is an issue, I hope Xray eventually makes good on it.
Same here. While mildly annoying to think it could be an issue; it's not going to stop me from running the crap out of it like I did my 009.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:22 PM   #622
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many of my friends running T3 without any issues so don't worry
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:25 PM   #623
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I would just make sure you have plenty of loctite on the screws for the suspension blocks. The fact that is doesn't seem to happen on all T3s really leads me to believe it has to do with the screw not being in tight.

Here are the pictures from the xray forum that lead me to believe this:





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Old 11-18-2009, 02:32 PM   #624
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Judging by the pictures of a broken chassis it looks like it might be smart to apply CA to the diff/spool cutouts in the chassis as well.
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I think the manual already suggests that area
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I'm going home tonight and dipping the whole chassis in CA just to make sure.
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Gotcha. I haven't opened my kit yet. It doesn't look to me like he put CA in that area.

You say use Loctite because a loose screw would give the block enough play to pull the screw through, correct? I really can't picture how this could happen with a properly tighten screw either, but that might just be my pea-sized brain acting up.
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Gotcha. I haven't opened my kit yet. It doesn't look to me like he put CA in that area.

You say use Loctite because a loose screw would give the block enough play to pull the screw through, correct? I really can't picture how this could happen with a properly tighten screw either, but that might just be my pea-sized brain acting up.
Yeah, it just seems to me the way the chassis is scraped up that perhaps the screw came loose and things started to shift around. If the head of the screw wasn't making full contact with the chassis it would have less surface area and make it easier for it to "rip through" as it was described. Plus looking at the picture it seems the suspension mount isn't sitting flush against the chassis which is further evidence the screw might not have been in all the way. The loctite would just help keep screws from backing out and causing such a problem.

Again, this is all just a guess.

I agree it doesn't look like he CAed that area. On the Xray forum he claims he CAed the whole chassis including those holes (like the tip sheet says) prior to running the car.
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I guess all the other 9 cars which my friends sponsor has with the same problem had a screw loose as well

Quite clear xray don't quality test good enough
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I guess all the other 9 cars which my friends sponsor has with the same problem had a screw loose as well

Quite clear xray don't quality test good enough
Possibly. I haven't seen pictures of 9 cars. Just one.
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