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Old 11-15-2004, 06:45 PM   #10111
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JDXray, why don't you enlighten all of us with your newfound wisdom and inform us of the steps taken to remedy your tweak problem.
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Old 11-15-2004, 06:47 PM   #10112
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JDXray, why don't you enlighten all of us with your newfound wisdom and inform us of the steps taken to remedy your tweak problem.
ooo dont ask me.. ask the ONE - Rob Mincey.. lol
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Old 11-15-2004, 06:51 PM   #10113
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Good lord, it's not that big of a deal.

Works on all double deck cars, assuming the chassis itself (and top deck for that matter) aren't inherently tweaked.

Put the chassis flat on the table, loosen the screws that secure the top deck, center the top deck, and press down while tightening the screws in an x-pattern.

No big deal, really. Just passed on a suggestion that happened to work.

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Old 11-15-2004, 08:32 PM   #10114
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Old 11-15-2004, 09:44 PM   #10115
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Way to go Rob...and btw...I like the new name
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Old 11-15-2004, 10:08 PM   #10116
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Very good advice, Rob. Unfortunately a lot of people just don't realize how much that helps. Tom Esposito told me at Nats that he would do that to the top deck after every run, he also said not to tighten the top deck so hardcore, just not loose would do.

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Old 11-15-2004, 10:47 PM   #10117
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Thanks Sal, i'll look into it, but as of now i think someone might sell me the pulley as well.


Anyone else getting alot of tweak on there FK stock Chassis? I look at the back of my car and look under and i can really see how tweaked my chassis is. it leans more toward the right and raise on the left. I checked the tweak numerous times and now both wheels come up at same time but the chassis is still tweak-looking. Any ideas?
Alas, yes! I am having the same issue. But, I figure I have had the car for a while and have run it both indoors and in some pretty extreme weather outdoors, it may be time to replace the chassis and upgrade.

Not sure what to upgrade to though. XRC or the BMI?

Any arguments for either?
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Old 11-15-2004, 11:06 PM   #10118
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Not sure what to upgrade to though. XRC or the BMI?

Any arguments for either?
Price is a standout. XRAY chassis is $90 for the main chassis and about $25 for the upper deck. BMI is $80, including upper and lower. BMI lays its fiber in 0, 90 and 45 degrees, it's stronger if you are to twist it, vs XRAY lays it in 0 and 90 degrees only. XRAY chassis is thicker and is heavier. For my money, BMI got my money for both my XRAYs.

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Old 11-15-2004, 11:10 PM   #10119
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Alas, yes! I am having the same issue. But, I figure I have had the car for a while and have run it both indoors and in some pretty extreme weather outdoors, it may be time to replace the chassis and upgrade.

Not sure what to upgrade to though. XRC or the BMI?

Any arguments for either?
I love my BMI split chassis (except for having to figure out my battery config). Stiffest chassis i have ever seen. Can't wait for this weekend to give it a try.
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Old 11-15-2004, 11:45 PM   #10120
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Price is a standout. XRAY chassis is $90 for the main chassis and about $25 for the upper deck.
XR-301111 EXTRA RIGID CHASSIS (XRC) - GRAPHITE 3.5MM

Only USD60....

XR-301163 UPPER DECK - WIDE USD17

I guess that is way most of Asia online shopping has become a threat to the other part of the worlds.
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Old 11-15-2004, 11:51 PM   #10121
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Cant argue though, much better than "rip off Britain" i can get things for half price or less from Hong Kong compared to the UK.
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Old 11-15-2004, 11:53 PM   #10122
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Anyone else getting alot of tweak on there FK stock Chassis?
Does it means if nothing mounted on the chassis and you put that piece on top of glass table ... it wont settled?? or I guess it is tweak after mounted..

Built the rear bulkhead first and make sure no tweak when placed on glass table.. then mount it on the chassis. Tighten the upper deck as suggested by Rob. If still tweak, loosen bottom screws of front bulkhead, redo the top deck and retighten the front bulkhead bottom screws. Even after major impact, I still found the original chassis being perfectly flat and no tweak from upperdeck or the bulkhead itself.
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Old 11-16-2004, 12:07 AM   #10123
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You have proberly heard this question a million time but i need to know because i will be a proud owner of one soon

1) What do you break/replace often?
2) Is the car quiet e.g silent?
3) Is there any problems running a mod in it?
4) Are the parts easy to find ( if you need to get parts )

thanks a lot for your input
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Hi all,

When you check the chassis for tweak, make sure you remember to loosen/detach the rear small plastic bumper. This can stick out a little under the chassis, making it look like there is tweak on a flat surface.

The front bumper havent been a problem, but the rear one has fooled me a couple of times...
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Old 11-16-2004, 03:22 AM   #10125
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You have proberly heard this question a million time but i need to know because i will be a proud owner of one soon

1) What do you break/replace often?
2) Is the car quiet e.g silent?
3) Is there any problems running a mod in it?
4) Are the parts easy to find ( if you need to get parts )

thanks a lot for your input
1. Nothing
2. Yes, very.
3. No
4. Yes, a lot of webshops have parts. I find Hong Kong to have the lowest prices, by far.
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