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Old 09-04-2011, 11:58 AM   #3061
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you have to cut the shafts down 1.5mm correct???? and do you guys use the bladders still???? can you use the xray shafts and pistons with the tamiya shocks???
All tamiya apart from the plastic top and bottom. Cut about 1mm of thread off the piston
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Old 09-04-2011, 02:41 PM   #3062
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All tamiya apart from the plastic top and bottom. Cut about 1mm of thread off the piston
So the XRay plastic pieces are a direct fit? Just 1mm off the threaded end of the piston and you're set?
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Old 09-04-2011, 04:25 PM   #3063
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i think you should do some dremel job on top alloy bit to fit xray top plastic part....
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Old 09-04-2011, 04:37 PM   #3064
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So the XRay plastic pieces are a direct fit? Just 1mm off the threaded end of the piston and you're set?
Top shock cap has to be opened up for the stock Xray piece. Hagberg seems to think the Xray springs are the way to go for carpet. HPI for asphalt.
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:35 AM   #3065
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So the XRay plastic pieces are a direct fit? Just 1mm off the threaded end of the piston and you're set?
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These are the dampers

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-dam...8-p-26673.html

To make them work properly on the xray you need to use the xray shock top and bottoms, you can either take them off your plastic shocks or get 2 x 308302.

In order to get everything working right together you need to make a couple mods
* Drill out the tammy cap to take the xray shock top
* Trim 1-1.5mm off the piston to get the correct length
* Sand down the lip on the underside of the xray cap that retains the bladder to about 0.5mm to prevent it cutting the tammy bladder

There's not a lot wrong with the xray shocks but I definitely prefer my car on the tamiyas.
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:26 AM   #3066
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Perfect, thanks!
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:08 PM   #3068
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Hi ALL
Has anyone Tried SPEC-R Steering Blocks?
If so How good They are compare to Xray ones???



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Spec R plastics are harder, but more brittle, they also are molded with better tolerances around the bearings so less slop where the bearing seats.
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Hey im trying rebuild my xray shocks and i keep getting negative rebound in my one shock when i full pull the shock shaft out how can i fix this using new bladder new orings and everythings smooth.
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Hey im trying rebuild my xray shocks and i keep getting negative rebound in my one shock when i full pull the shock shaft out how can i fix this using new bladder new orings and everythings smooth.
Add some oil.
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thanks craigm on the info on how to convert the tamiya shocks.....they do look nice
also heard the atomic alloy bodies are worth trying also.....
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Thinking about replacing all my bearings(not ball diff bearings). I ve had 2 crap themselves. What are the best replacement bearings for the T3?

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Thinking about replacing all my bearings(not ball diff bearings). I ve had 2 crap themselves. What are the best replacement bearings for the T3?
Hard to beat ones from Avid for $1 each. http://www.avidrc.com/

You can get both sides rubber sealed, one side rubber/one side metal, or both sides metal shielded. I just replace them when needed. The outer hub bearings take the most abuse. Just pitch them when they aren't smooth anymore.
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Ok i keep addin oil then i get to much rebound so i unscrew top cap 1.5 turns push the shock shaft and then tighten cap to try and get 0 rebound. But seems once i get zero rebound i get a small negative rebound when fully extended. I got tired after 2 hrs off and on messing with them and got both to 20% rebound and left it as that. But now time to do fronts and not looking foward to it.
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