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Old 11-14-2003, 11:40 AM   #5146
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Hate to jump in the middle of something here but do any of you guys know what xray spring is equivalent to the serpent yellow? Thanks in advance and carry on.
Good question, try the nitro thread. To me, the Serpent yellow feel soft similar to the Xray white. I could be wrong though.
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Old 11-15-2003, 09:20 AM   #5147
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Has anyone used aluminum screws on there chassis to lighten overall weight? If so is there any place I should avoid using aluminum hardware?

StealthRT- thanks for the trick hop up. Looks indestructible
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Old 11-15-2003, 09:56 AM   #5148
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Hate to jump in the middle of something here but do any of you guys know what xray spring is equivalent to the serpent yellow? Thanks in advance and carry on.
Here are the part numbers, thickness of the sprigns

serpent has 2 sizes of shock lengths for each color

SER 909414 Orange 1.4 mm / 22.7 mm / 27.0 mm
SER 909415 White 1.5 mm / 22.7 mm / 27.0 mm
SER 909416 Yellow 1.6 mm / 22.7 mm / 27.0 mm
SER 909417 Red 1.7 mm / 22.7 mm / 27.0 mm
SER 909418 Blue 1.8 mm / 22.7 mm / 27.0 mm

xray yellow 1.4
xray blue-green 1.5
xray light-blue 1.6
xray dark-blue 1.7
xray light-purple 1.8
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Old 11-15-2003, 07:47 PM   #5149
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Hey guys... i'm building my xray t1 (oldie but goodie) and the damn shocks kinda suck. I stripped two of the adjustable pistons and I've always hated adjustable shocks. What are you guys using instead of the adjustables?
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Old 11-15-2003, 07:52 PM   #5150
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Has anyone used aluminum screws on there chassis to lighten overall weight? If so is there any place I should avoid using aluminum hardware?

StealthRT- thanks for the trick hop up. Looks indestructible
With a novak xxl, gt7, standard size digital servo (about 1.9 oz.) and GP battery packs, I'm about .5 oz over the limit with stainless screws on the chassis. You should be at or near weight on a T1. (you have the molded chassis?

I've found that aluminum screws are more a pain then they are worth. stripping one every race day, having them fuse to the alum bulk heads, etc. etc. just isn't worth the 1/4 oz you save. IMHO. I use black steel or stainless exclusivly now for the durability and ease of extraction. I also lightly oil the screws that go into the bulkheads to prevent any binding. Never had a problem with them backing out.

Besides, winning is more a matter of driver skill and chassis setup then anything else.
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Old 11-15-2003, 07:54 PM   #5151
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Hey guys... i'm building my xray t1 (oldie but goodie) and the damn shocks kinda suck. I stripped two of the adjustable pistons and I've always hated adjustable shocks. What are you guys using instead of the adjustables?
If you build them right, adjustables are soooo nice on race day. You'll be amazed at how much a hole change will to for the car's responsivness.

Build per the instructions, go slow and be carefull.
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Old 11-15-2003, 07:59 PM   #5152
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If you build them right, adjustables are soooo nice on race day. You'll be amazed at how much a hole change will to for the car's responsivness.

Build per the instructions, go slow and be carefull.
I think i'll just order some spare pistons then... adjustable and non-adjustable. Where do you get your xray parts from?
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Old 11-16-2003, 02:38 AM   #5153
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be careful with using stainless steel screws into aluminnium also as they have a corrosive reaction being different alloys, you are right in putting an oil or anti seize lubricant on them, try titannium but I also would be weary of the binding of these screws. My Xray is also not a problem with weight and I run a 35 gram speedy, that is the weight with no wires and I run 12# wires.
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Yah, I took a grad class on corrosion during my degree in Mechanical engineering, that's why I oil them.

Never had a problem with stainless, only with aluminum screws. I've found that aluminum only lasts about 2-3 extractions before they need to be replaced. The heads keep stripping, even with high quality tools.
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Old 11-16-2003, 09:03 AM   #5155
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I had a problem with Titanium screws and the bulkheads. I didn't put a barrier between the two and one screw fused into the bulkhead on the bottom. No matter what I did, that screw was screwed.
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If anyone is looking for a XRAY EVO2 I have one on EBAY for sale. Bidding starts @ $100.00

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I also have a T1R for sale - it has only one run on it. If interested click on the link below.

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Old 11-16-2003, 08:15 PM   #5158
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Hey what xray springs fit the t1, I can't seem to find any since they just show the T1 Evo 2 springs? Should I just upgrade the shocks to the Evo 2 specs? What do you guys suggest?
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T1 use Serpent springs.
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Old 11-17-2003, 03:28 AM   #5160
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Hi all...

I'm from singapore and a new "on road electric only" track just recently opened... when i first laid eyes on it, it reminded me of the south africa track where they held the ISTC world championships last year (2002)...

i would be most grateful for any hot setups dat will work on a track like this... i haf oso attached a pic dat shows a partial view of the track... the entire track is about 40m by 20m...

i'm currently still driving the original Xray T1... still using the pivot ball suspension and serpent shocks (rear longer than front)...

any help rendered is greatly appreciated....

thanx in advance....
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