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Old 11-03-2003, 02:59 AM   #5071
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Matt, do you have end point adjustment on your radio?

there is a notch in the aluminum hub, and when you turn full lock the CV will hit on it.. i think this is the noise your hearing. If you have end point adjustment, adjust to the point where this does not happen


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If you are running foams, or irregular wheels to the normal 26mm/24mm ones with rubber tyres then you wheels might rub against the hubs as X-rays have larger hubs and wishbones than some other cars, this may be the problem.
You might need to file a bit out of the wheel hexes.

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Old 11-03-2003, 10:52 AM   #5073
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I need some help with my drivetrain, read on another thread that people have ridiculous light drivetrains, the drivetrain on my raycer is smooth, but how can i make it more free? I havent done anything to it, all bearings are in more than perfect condition, should i soak the belts in wd40 or something? maybe put some teflon spray on the pulleys?
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Old 11-03-2003, 10:54 AM   #5074
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I need some help with my drivetrain, read on another thread that people have ridiculous light drivetrains, the drivetrain on my raycer is smooth, but how can i make it more free? I havent done anything to it, all bearings are in more than perfect condition, should i soak the belts in wd40 or something? maybe put some teflon spray on the pulleys?
Ceramic bearings is a huge step, but very expensive.
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Old 11-03-2003, 11:02 AM   #5075
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If you have bearings with a teflon seal. Take off one of seals (for the hub carriers, take off only the inside) then spray liberal amounts of motor spray and possibly soak them overnight, to lossen any grease. Once all of the grease is out, lube them with 10 wt. or similar silicon oil. Some guys will not even oil them becuase that can collect dirt. Silicon is better than petrolum oil for that though. If you don't lube them, be prepared to replace them often.

The top right laysahft bearing tends to fail first. Clean that one often and have a couple of spares in your box. When that one goes (not if, but when) change it out.

Some guys will soften the belts with tire traction compound. The biggest deal to make sure that your car is clean, built square and your bearings are oiled, not greased.

Oh, yeah, don't hit the boards!

Don't worry about the shaft cars that have drivetrains that will spin forever, belt cars don't work like that. Driveline inertia matters more, and belts are very light on that.
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Old 11-03-2003, 12:28 PM   #5076
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I used to have a problem with a noise when I was turning with foam tires. It was from the wheel (I'm running 28mm wide foam tires) hitting the bottom shock eyelet. So I just mounted the bottom of the shock on the inner hole in the suspension arm. If you don't want to do that you can always just adjust the endpoints. But it was easier for me to just change the shock mounting position.
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Old 11-03-2003, 04:07 PM   #5077
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If you have bearings with a teflon seal. Take off one of seals (for the hub carriers, take off only the inside) then spray liberal amounts of motor spray and possibly soak them overnight, to lossen any grease. Once all of the grease is out, lube them with 10 wt. or similar silicon oil. Some guys will not even oil them becuase that can collect dirt. Silicon is better than petrolum oil for that though. If you don't lube them, be prepared to replace them often.
Tribo Power Matrix actually makes excellent bearing oil as well as being great for the comm of your motor. I use ZX-1 Microlube for all my bearings, Schumacher sell it over here, and I think Trinity's Royal Oil is pretty good too.
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Old 11-03-2003, 09:25 PM   #5078
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I found Tribo to be good on the comm. I wouldn't use it on bearings.
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So with the R2 being really popular and with a few new cars out... the rclab 7.7 pro and MI soon to be released, are the Xray cars still going strong?
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Yes the Xray is still going strong. The car works so well right out of the box. That is the EVO2 and the T1R, truly no hop-up parts needed.

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any ppl in here from aust i have got a evo 2 and evo 1 for sale as a packed
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So with the R2 being really popular and with a few new cars out... the rclab 7.7 pro and MI soon to be released, are the Xray cars still going strong?
Xray Is making some changes to the car that will definitely keep it as one of the top contenders. I am not at a liberty to really talk about them. All I have to say is be patient!
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Old 11-04-2003, 10:01 PM   #5083
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What is the ETA on these new changes, i love the quality of the sexray, but i wouldnt mind something a little different, as have had a couple of xrays in various forms for the last 3 years.
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The changes are really a further refinement of the car. But the basic essence is there. I don't have any further info reguarding an ETA. I was handed some Prototype parts to put on a car I'm building for a Friend/teamdriver.
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Old 11-04-2003, 10:39 PM   #5085
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Here are some recent photos of Andy Moore's car which show some interesting parts:



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