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Old 01-15-2005, 09:04 AM   #11266
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where the hell did you find the red anodized color? I was under the impression that they are only making the gunmetal
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Old 01-15-2005, 09:29 AM   #11267
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49294 TRF Damper Set (4), Red
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Old 01-15-2005, 09:32 AM   #11268
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What's wrong with just using the original Xray shocks? You would not be running into these problems.
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Old 01-15-2005, 10:18 AM   #11269
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The 5mm would be fine but if the foam tire wear more it will become less and I can't readjust it.
You can lower the collar to increase ride height and vice versa. AFAIK, you should also re-position the droop screws as suggested in hudy setup book.

Here is your problem begin: trf's piston shaft is shorter than xray. You can re-use xray's piston shafts with trf bodies if you like.
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Old 01-15-2005, 11:43 AM   #11270
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im well aware of the part number. I just havent seen them for sale anywhere for a long time.
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Old 01-15-2005, 01:14 PM   #11271
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Hi guys:

a few months ago a got a used (well kept) T1R but came with no sway bars, Is it really a must have or that's just optional?, i race mostly on an outdoor asphalt track with a combination of big sweper turns, chicanes, a hairpin, and a long back stretch already run a one way front pulley rubber tires a few degrees less of rear toe-in but still looking for the optimum set up.

how about using a weight in the central channel underneath the chassis? Does it do any good?

thanks guys, you all are a great source of info!

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Old 01-15-2005, 03:56 PM   #11272
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im well aware of the part number. I just havent seen them for sale anywhere for a long time.
They even available in blue. I ordered it trough my LHS (RCSCREWZ).

asw7576, thank you for the help

could anybody share some pictures of the installed tamiya shocks? it would be a big help also.
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Old 01-15-2005, 08:00 PM   #11273
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I just got done building a xray fk kit, and im having problems making ride height (too high), foam tires at 60mm dark blue rear spring and violet front (or 25 lbs rear and 30lbs front) 60 weight oil, and the middle holes on bulkheads front and rear. Any suggestions as to what I may have done wrong?
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Old 01-15-2005, 08:08 PM   #11274
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Have you tried the foam shock tower?
Also, make sure that the spring retainers are fully seated on the shock end. Can cause all kinds of trouble if they're jacked up.

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I have the front foam shock tower and spring retainer nuts are backed all the way off?
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Old 01-15-2005, 08:15 PM   #11276
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Your foams may be too big at 60mm to use with the foam tower. I tried using it with rubber tires (63mm) and it wouldn't make ride height either. 8mm was as low as I could get it.

I'd do one of a couple of things:

1.) Put the stock tower back on and see what happens.
2.) Cut your foams down a bit.
3.) Check to make sure your shock ends are screwed all the way down onto the shock shaft or at least only have the kit recommended 1mm gap.

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Old 01-15-2005, 08:17 PM   #11277
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Hi Guys,

I need your help. I bought the trf shocks but can't fit them to my xray.
There are two types of plastic parts fits to the lower end of the piston rod a longer one and a shorter one. I've tried both but the ride height is either 5mm or 10mm and not adjustable.

What did I wrong, please help.

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When I mounted the TRF shocks on my FK I used the stock X-Ray shock collers with Tamiya knuckles (closed-end) ... the ones that Tamiya uses for their steering knuckles. I have no problem with ride height with this set-up as I can run as low as 3mm all the way up to 8mm without a problem.

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Old 01-15-2005, 08:22 PM   #11278
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Putting the regular front shock tower on will help the front, but the rear is high also, I have checked everything over, I checked the shocks ends and screwed them done already, thanks for all your suggestions, I guess I will have to true the tires down some more. Thanks
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I just got done building a xray fk kit, and im having problems making ride height (too high), foam tires at 60mm dark blue rear spring and violet front (or 25 lbs rear and 30lbs front) 60 weight oil, and the middle holes on bulkheads front and rear. Any suggestions as to what I may have done wrong?
You can also look at where you mounted your suspension on your bulk-heads ... if you run your suspension in the lower-most holes, you may have a problem getting to a lower ride height. Personally I mounted my suspension in the middle holes and have no ride-height issues.

You may also want to look into either the lowered X-Ray shock collers or try using some AE ones ... you shouldn't have any problems with ride-height then.
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thanks for the help guys
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