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Old 06-17-2003, 12:13 PM   #3781
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Rob,

I got the Front foam bumpers today from Kevin and they are sweet. They are stupid light and hard as can be!! I hope this means bye-bye to bent or broken C-hubs!!!

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Old 06-17-2003, 12:29 PM   #3782
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I want to try foams outside on asphalt on my Evo2. Does anyone have any suggestions on which tires works best, and a good starting setup for the car, springs and oil etc.. The track is medium sized ,asphalt, bumpy in some places and have medium traction. It has a quite fast layout, laptimes around 23.5s
HATEBREED: I run c-hubs on my "regular" T1, but here's my current setup:

Front:
camber: 2 degrees
Shock: AE copper spring, LOSI 50 wt oil, three holes open on the piston
Shock Position: All the way out on the tower, and all the way out on the arm.
caster: 3 degrees
Toe: 1 degree out
tire: CRC track magnet plaid (Jaco foam)

Rear:

Camber: 2 degrees
Shock: same as above with all holes open in pistons
Shock position: All the way out on the tower, center hole on arm
Toe: 1 degree in
tire: CRC track magnet purple (also Jaco foam)

Miscellaneous: Solid layshaft, Spashett's Tangerine Tyre Tack traction compound.

I'll try and get my camber link positions tonight and post 'em for you tomorrow. I hope this helps.
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Old 06-17-2003, 02:39 PM   #3783
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Ok! Thanx Cypress! i will try that setup next time i get to the track.
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Old 06-17-2003, 02:43 PM   #3784
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Ray,

Awesome. Glad you got them. They are nice. I had to dremel a little off the top for the top deck to sit down, but not a biggie.
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Old 06-17-2003, 03:52 PM   #3785
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HI, I'm new to the xray, just ordered a T1R and have a question. I noticed it has two types of shocks, one is adjustable and one is fixed. Which should I build? I'm used to doing both Losi and Associated, but have no clue as what to do for the Xray. Any help would be appreciated. Like what is the advantage from one to the other. I race both outdoor on prepared surface and indoors on carpet. I'm sure I will have more stupid questions once I get the kit in my hands! Thanks, I can't wait for the kit to arrive, can't believe I got attracted to the kit from your discussions, then I go ahead and order it and every magazine is reviewing it this month.
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Old 06-17-2003, 04:11 PM   #3786
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volav: It's just one shock, the pistons is what differs. I prefer the siplicity of the fixes piston but the adjustables are nice because you can change the piston hole size in a snap. If you are not confortable with building these then use the fix they work just as well it's just going to be a little more work to change the danpening on the car if you deside to.



RBLove: Can I get the info on where to get these bumpers from?
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Old 06-17-2003, 07:03 PM   #3787
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yeah RBlove, i'd be interested in getting some too, any picture of them?
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Old 06-17-2003, 09:11 PM   #3788
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TRC Tan foam tires (37 shore) work very well on the XRay when racing on asphalt.
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Old 06-17-2003, 09:25 PM   #3789
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Why is that the front hub bends outward during use? It happens with both the c-hub and pivot ball set-ups. I hate having to use a hammer to tap it out remove it from the steering hub and bearings I read the manual and there is a section that explains how to remove it. But my question is why isn't the spring steel hub included if it is known that the hub may be bent during use?

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Old 06-17-2003, 10:55 PM   #3790
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I will post the info on the bumpers tomorrow morning when I get off of work.

Spring steel axles are the answer, but I understand your point...


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Volav,I would go with the adjustable set up on the shocks,That's to me what the Xray is all about,adjustabilty..or should i say ease of.The shocks are not hard to build,it only takes a little more time to do so.Use all the features of the car..you allready paid for them might as well use them.
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Why is that the front hub bends outward during use? It happens with both the c-hub and pivot ball set-ups. I hate having to use a hammer to tap it out remove it from the steering hub and bearings I read the manual and there is a section that explains how to remove it. But my question is why isn't the spring steel hub included if it is known that the hub may be bent during use?

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The reason it does that is because of the soft metal. The lighter the metal, the quicker the spool up. The spring steel hubs are definitely a solution, however there is more rotating mass. That's a small price to pay compared to destroying a bearing trying to remove a hub.
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Old 06-18-2003, 09:46 PM   #3793
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Anybody interested in the X-Ray foam bumpers send me an e-mail and I will forward it on.

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Volav,I would go with the adjustable set up on the shocks,That's to me what the Xray is all about,adjustabilty..or should i say ease of.The shocks are not hard to build,it only takes a little more time to do so.Use all the features of the car..you allready paid for them might as well use them.
I agree, the operation of the shocks are very smooth. And it's so nice to be able to change dampening with a simple click!
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Anybody interested in the X-Ray foam bumpers send me an e-mail and I will forward it on.

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