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Old 10-02-2011, 01:43 AM   #3301
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Hey guys i tested putting a shim between the lower shockmount and rear lower arm on the rear shocks and all i can say is it has helped abit i even beat my fastest laptime today.I placed a 2mm shim between it.
Just thought i would give people some feedback
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:06 AM   #3302
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Thanks all about steel spool cup info
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With hordes of customers buying the other brand of shocks?
Weren't you the guy who said that the 11 would be shaft drive!?
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:53 AM   #3304
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Hey guys i tested putting a shim between the lower shockmount and rear lower arm on the rear shocks and all i can say is it has helped abit i even beat my fastest laptime today.I placed a 2mm shim between it.
Just thought i would give people some feedback
Hey Shano, What wheelbase/spacer arrangement are you running on the back? Did the 2mm spacer make the shock vertical straight up and down, or was it angled back?
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:45 AM   #3305
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Hey Shano, What wheelbase/spacer arrangement are you running on the back? Did the 2mm spacer make the shock vertical straight up and down, or was it angled back?
Hey Kinga im running 2mm spacer so shock is vertical straight up and down.
Wheelbase is shortest, front end-spacers in front of lower arm,rear end-spacers behind rear lower arm.
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What's the latest technique for building the ECS so they last a while. Mine came with a black and gun metal pin, each with a flat spot. And what ECS spares should I keep on hand?
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:16 AM   #3307
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What's the latest technique for building the ECS so they last a while. Mine came with a black and gun metal pin, each with a flat spot. And what ECS spares should I keep on hand?
Spares = 1 of each bit

Building, make sure you use plenty of grease whe building
Put a small amount of threadlock on each of the pin grub screws.
Heatshrink the joint when built.
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:53 AM   #3308
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I have only ever broken the outer pin.

On a slightly different note I've broken absolutely nothing else in a whole year. So it has been the cheapest car I have ever run, despite the massive price of spares
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:46 PM   #3309
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Weren't you the guy who said that the 11 would be shaft drive!?

No I've never ever said that, read through the pages. In fact, the 2012 specs are almost exactly what I said they would change.
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:08 AM   #3310
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Spares = 1 of each bit

Building, make sure you use plenty of grease whe building
Put a small amount of threadlock on each of the pin grub screws.
Heatshrink the joint when built.
+1 on the heatshrink. I have actually tried both the original XRAY ECS shafts and the spec-r ECS style ones, no difference in performance or longevity. I only run 17.5 stock so may be different story in mod. Price is half of the xray ones too.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:45 AM   #3311
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I recently buy a 2 nd hand t3 2011. And i have 50 mm swing shaft of the front.

Whats is the difference between this and the stock 52 mm ?
( don t say me the lenght ^^ )
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:43 PM   #3312
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I recently buy a 2 nd hand t3 2011. And i have 50 mm swing shaft of the front.

Whats is the difference between this and the stock 52 mm ?
( don t say me the lenght ^^ )
Every time I think about this my head hurts Meaning I can't coherently explain this but the effect this that the 52mm shafts will give more grip.

Things to note if your new to XRAY:
The Foam spec cars had the 50mm shafts standard.
With some gear diffs (including Xray) you might need to run the 50mm shafts.

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Old 10-04-2011, 06:02 AM   #3313
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Every time I think about this my head hurts Meaning I can't coherently explain this but the effect this that the 52mm shafts will give more grip.

Things to note if your new to XRAY:
The Foam spec cars had the 50mm shafts standard.
With some gear diffs (including Xray) you might need to run the 50mm shafts.

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With the new xray T3 diff you can run 52mm drive shafts in the front and rear apparantly, the spec-r gear diff u need 50mm drive shafts in the back only, 52mm fine in the front. I have seen an older xray diff that fits the T3(not sure what type of diff) but it required 50mm drive shafts in the rear also).
I have tried the 52mm and 50mm drive shafts in the front, both ECS and cannot tell the difference. I would imagine it would take a better more experienced driver than me to notice and take advantage of the difference.
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XRAY Released Gear Diff Outdrive adapter Spring Steel
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:36 PM   #3315
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With the new xray T3 diff you can run 52mm drive shafts in the front and rear apparantly,
Thats the theory, I have two gear diffs, one installed in the rear of my t3 '11 and it needed the 50mm shafts, the other installed in the front of my t3 and it was fine with the 52mm shafts. Two other XRAY Divers I know of have not had a problem with using the 52mm shafts with a gear diff in the rear of a t3 '11.

I suspect there are a few early version diffs that snuck out of the XRAY factory when no one was looking that have this problem. Its not hard to deal with (some folkes even sand down the blades to get a proper fit) and is just somting to be aware off

BTW: I'm not running crazy amounts of camber or supper narrow trackwidth.
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