Xray T1


Old 04-03-2004, 09:21 AM
  #6661  
Tech Master
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,850
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Xray springs are very close in diameter to TC3 springs. And smaller in diameter to Losi springs. They are about 0.52" ID. They are longer than both TC3 and Losi springs tho. About 1.02" long.
Stealth_RT is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2004, 01:53 PM
  #6662  
Tech Elite
 
markp27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Posts: 4,069
Default

Great - thanks for the info. I have the TC3 springs at the moment, but find them a little too short. I'll get myself some Xray springs and shocks! Thanks for the info!

Mark.
markp27 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2004, 05:53 PM
  #6663  
Tech Master
iTrader: (15)
 
Scrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Plover, WI
Posts: 1,510
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

For the person that was wondering about the droop screws using the short arms on the T1R. Well it doesn't work too well. The screws set to far out on the chassis and it makes it flex too much. So essentially your droop is changing. So you will need to use internal limiters or use a carbon chassis.
Scrad is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2004, 03:35 PM
  #6664  
Tech Regular
 
new92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Middleburg (Jax), FL
Posts: 356
Default

Hey everyone I have a quick question.

I am ordering a T1R tomorrow morning and was wondering about parts durability. I have no local source for X Ray parts so I was wanting to go ahead and order 2 or 3 sets of anything that is more prone to breakage.

Like my TC3 snaps a front arm at least once a race weekend lol....basically the reason I am trying out an XRay. I have heard nothing but good things about them and just wanted to pay for shipping once if possible

thanks for any information you can share.


Oh yea, I am ordering the T1R ...the ultimate spring set....anything else right off? I was thinking about staying pretty basica on the setup till after I built the car but then i saw where most people run the short suspension arms. So any info like that would help too.
new92 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2004, 03:44 PM
  #6665  
Tech Master
 
raving-monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: yorkshire, england.
Posts: 1,818
Default

hi guys, i have been browsing this forum ofor a couple of weeks, never got round to registering though.

looks good anyway

anyway, new92, you got an email.
raving-monkey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2004, 03:55 PM
  #6666  
JKA
Tech Master
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,000
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Originally posted by new92
I have no local source for X Ray parts so I was wanting to go ahead and order 2 or 3 sets of anything that is more prone to breakage.
Get front C-hubs and possibly steering blocks. I would order 2 pairs of Soft Front C-hubs in 3 degree and an extra pair of steering blocks.

The reason I suggest soft is because they are more forgiving and less likely to break than more rigid ones. If you can't get soft you can always boil your medium c-hubs... that should soften them some.

Good luck... I started with a T1R and loved it. Moved up to the EVO2 and love it too. You can't really go wrong with Xray.
JKA is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2004, 06:55 PM
  #6667  
Tech Master
iTrader: (9)
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: FL
Posts: 1,616
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

new92 I would get the factory team kit that was just released recently. As far as parts go, TQ Hobbies in Orlando has everything you will need.
barnacle is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2004, 06:57 PM
  #6668  
Tech Master
 
raving-monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: yorkshire, england.
Posts: 1,818
Default

he says he doesn't want to ruin the carbon fibre chassis if he got one, which i can see why witha new car

mine still for sale if ya interested
raving-monkey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2004, 10:36 PM
  #6669  
Tech Regular
 
new92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Middleburg (Jax), FL
Posts: 356
Default

Yea, my original plans were to get the FT but then I decided that I will just get the Raycer and then if it works out for me as well as I am hoping I will buy a FT next


I am just looking for something to get me away from the TC3 lol. A buddy at the track I race at has an XRay but has been running his XXX-S lately. TQ souns good. A group of us are thinking about starting to make that a monthly road trip now that RPM is open.


I race on an asphault track right now and am planning on buying some other things to...either the Hudy or Integy gauges so I am using the money I had set aside for the FT to get those.
new92 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2004, 10:12 AM
  #6670  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (10)
 
theisgroup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 3,191
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default question about short arms

how are you guys that have converted to the short arms setting droop?
I am trying to get a 1mm of up travel. And what i am seeing is that at that small of a setting, it is the arms that are flexing to get me the 1mm. The car is set to 4mm ride height and then I lift the chassis and measure 1 mm of up travel on both ends. I look at the dropp screws and they are up against the chassis. So it seams that the travel is from the arms flexing.

Is that what every one else is seeing?
theisgroup is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2004, 10:18 AM
  #6671  
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3
Default

Does BMI have a website with pictures of their x-ray chassis?
stevent
stevent is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2004, 10:21 AM
  #6672  
Tech Addict
 
sands's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Iowa
Posts: 620
Default Re: question about short arms

Originally posted by theisgroup
how are you guys that have converted to the short arms setting droop?
I am trying to get a 1mm of up travel. And what i am seeing is that at that small of a setting, it is the arms that are flexing to get me the 1mm. The car is set to 4mm ride height and then I lift the chassis and measure 1 mm of up travel on both ends. I look at the dropp screws and they are up against the chassis. So it seams that the travel is from the arms flexing.

Is that what every one else is seeing?
Yes, this is a problem. You need to be very gentle when you pick the chassis up to look a droop. The droop setting is also very sensitive to changes. Before it was about a 1/8-1/4 turn per mm. Now its like 1/16th a turn for 0.5 mm change. Or something like that.
sands is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2004, 10:23 AM
  #6673  
Tech Addict
 
sands's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Iowa
Posts: 620
Default

Originally posted by stevent
Does BMI have a website with pictures of their x-ray chassis?
stevent
Here is the aqua one.

they kick @ss. Great chassis.
Attached Thumbnails Xray T1-xray-aqua.jpg  
sands is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2004, 10:29 AM
  #6674  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (2)
 
John Fontaine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: SouthEast PA
Posts: 2,699
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Here's a pic of my BMI Xray. Top notch quality and stiff as a board! 3mm thickness top and main chassis. Jason is very talented.
Attached Thumbnails Xray T1-jfbmixray1.jpg  
John Fontaine is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2004, 10:36 AM
  #6675  
wyd
Tech Legend
iTrader: (50)
 
wyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Castle Mamba Max Pro. Feel its power!!!!!!!!!!
Posts: 21,196
Trader Rating: 50 (100%+)
Default

John that thing is looking real good.
wyd is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Terms of Service