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Old 06-24-2004, 08:01 PM   #7561
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I just have a few questions. How often do the belts wear out (stretch out too much) and require replacing if running stock and 19T? Also, what are the most commonly broken parts (I'm guessing front arms and carriers, but let me know)?

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I haven't had a belt wear out, or even break. Just stretch. With the new factory kit, nothing so far has broken. On the Evo2, the rear shock tower is pretty weak with all the holes in it.
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Old 06-24-2004, 08:02 PM   #7562
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How much does the X-Ray T1Team Factory Kit weight from Box stock?
It's pretty far under weight. I had to add the amount of weight equal to a motor to bring it up to 53oz.
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MY FK kit but with a BMI 3mm chassis and top deck, PT and foam tires is 49.5 oz. Thats includes the Parma Alfa body too.

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what is the advantage to a belt tensioner? Is it worth it?
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Old 06-24-2004, 08:45 PM   #7565
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what is the advantage to a belt tensioner? Is it worth it?
Haven`t tried one but I`m thinking instead of adjusting the eccentric to make belt very loose for stock racing, why not adjusting it from the tensioner? How`s that sound?
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Old 06-24-2004, 09:55 PM   #7566
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Haven`t tried one but I`m thinking instead of adjusting the eccentric to make belt very loose for stock racing, why not adjusting it from the tensioner? How`s that sound?
just use the eccentric man. Belt tensioner adds more friction to the overall drive train
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I have the tensioner installed but I don't use it. I set my eccentric hubs to loose to reduce drag a bit. it rolls very free like this.
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Thanks for the help to everyone that replied.

About the belt tensioner - I asked the same question to Josh, and he said it really wasn't necessary. Just use the eccentrics like you all have said.

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Old 06-24-2004, 11:41 PM   #7569
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MY FK kit but with a BMI 3mm chassis and top deck, PT and foam tires is 49.5 oz. Thats includes the Parma Alfa body too.

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It's pretty far under weight. I had to add the amount of weight equal to a motor to bring it up to 53oz.
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Old 06-25-2004, 12:48 AM   #7571
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No problem. Just make sure you add the weight (if you intend to) down the center of the chassis, not the edges or corners. Centralized mass is better for transitioning.
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Old 06-25-2004, 02:40 AM   #7572
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Default Belt tensioner/eccentric bearings

I use the eccentric bearings to try and adjust the diffs into a position so that they are as in line with the hubs as possible so that the drive shafts don't sweep back as much. I think this reduces the maximum angles that the front drive joints have to cope with. I think this is important if you are on a very tight high grip track and especially if you use a spool.

I guess it also reduces wear on the joints and plastic blade and maybe even makes the car run more freely.

But adjusting the eccentrics this way means that the belt is slack so you may have to use the tensioner.



Am I the only one that does this, what have I misunderstood?!

I do realise that because of the Ackerman steering the outer wheel doesn't turn in as much as the inner wheel, so the fact that the drive shafts sweep backwards isn't as bad as if the shafts swept forwards...
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Old 06-25-2004, 02:51 AM   #7573
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Hi all.

I wanna get some spare screws for my FK, and was wondering which to get. I want to get 2 sets from www.rcscrewz.com, but don't know which set to get?

There is the T1R, T1, and Evo 2 kits. I am guessing the Evo 2 kit will be pretty much the same as the FK.

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I got the T1 Evo2 kit and they work great. You should have some spares also.
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Hey, I've had my FK for 2 weeks now and i already have rust on my hinge pins. Does anyone else have this problem.
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