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Old 03-27-2004, 11:54 PM   #6571
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Neil, what up my man, I have a question
you had or have the evo2 with the short
arms now you have the factory kit, what is the difference in handling if there is any
the reason why I ask is I just went to the short arms on my evo2 but did not get the time to test it yet, but if there is not much difference in either kit I will not get
the factory, thanks man.
I ran the Factory Kit for the first time tonight in a club race, the car is more stable around corners with less body roll. The new hinge pin locations changes the roll characteristics of the car so be careful for the first lap or two during practice. It is really easy to tune yourself out with all the new modifications (ie 9 positions for roll in front, and 9 more in the rear). The new front linkage position on the bulkhead gives just enough steering while maintaining proper geometry. Love the milled out bulkheads, outdrives and universals. If you are fortunate to have this car, you will be pleasantly surprised at it's "out of the box" performance.
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Old 03-28-2004, 01:39 PM   #6572
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Congrats to Josh Cyrul and the Factory XRay!!! Way to bring it home!
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Old 03-28-2004, 10:50 PM   #6573
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I just received me Factory Kit thanks to Speedtech today.

I was just wondering should I soak the bearings? Will it do any damage to the blue bizzo's.

Any other tips, this is my first X-ray and I am impressed.
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Old 03-28-2004, 11:29 PM   #6574
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The blue bearings don't require soaking. You could if you like but it isn't needed.

The servo placement is similar to the T1R. The newer short arms and their holders prevent you from using one of the mounting positions.
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Old 03-29-2004, 12:03 AM   #6575
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I just received me Factory Kit thanks to Speedtech today.

I was just wondering should I soak the bearings? Will it do any damage to the blue bizzo's.

Any other tips, this is my first X-ray and I am impressed.
By soaking, what do you mean? Wat kinda solution are u using to soak the bearings? And what kinda benefit do you get?

Usually the bearings that come with the kit is already super duper smooth. No work need to be done on the bearings. But you can always service the bearings on a regular basis.



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Old 03-29-2004, 09:30 AM   #6576
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Soak them in lighter fluid trust me you will be impressed let them sit for about 24hrs
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Old 03-29-2004, 09:46 AM   #6577
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IMHO, wont lighter fluid dries up?
What the point if it dries up and there is no lube left on inside the bearings?
It sounds logical and nice, but is it practical?
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put the bearing in a jar fill jar up with fluid just over the bearings and put the lid on let soak for 24 hrs and presto you got clean bearings.
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Congrats to Josh Cyrul and the Factory XRay!!! Way to bring it home!

Can you please give more details?
Or give a URL for a webpage that has more details?


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Guys,

Dnt forget-if you buy the Factory Team kit and want to run the ultra stiff chassis like Burch, Cyrul, Lopez, etc. check out BMI and Warpspeed on RCtech.

The BMI is 3mil with 3d cutouts to place the bulkheads at stock roll center. The car is stiff as a brick and has batteries moved forward-just like the Factory kit . Actually-BMI had it before XRay did it in production!!!

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put the bearing in a jar fill jar up with fluid just over the bearings and put the lid on let soak for 24 hrs and presto you got clean bearings.
Is this the way to CLEAN bearings or to LUBE bearings?
I usually use Petrol to clean my bearings. Soak it for a few hours and removed it and dry it up. Later add bearing oil to them.
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Default ULtra stiff Chassis

Again-another pic of the BMI ULtra stiff chassis. Also-for a spell-MIke PUlfer had the Warpspeed Xray conversion in the Top Ten at Nats last week.

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Both really I dont usually lube my bearing just use the lighter fluid treatment about once a month works for me.
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Guys,

Dnt forget-if you buy the Factory Team kit and want to run the ultra stiff chassis like Burch, Cyrul, Lopez, etc. check out BMI and Warpspeed on RCtech.

The BMI is 3mil with 3d cutouts to place the bulkheads at stock roll center. The car is stiff as a brick and has batteries moved forward-just like the Factory kit . Actually-BMI had it before XRay did it in production!!!

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I thought Cyrul was running the stock Factory kit at the Nats, wasn't he?
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Old 03-29-2004, 02:22 PM   #6585
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How much are the BMI chassis?

They (Cyrul Burch) were running Xray chassis' at the nats.
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