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Old 11-08-2011, 03:59 PM   #3541
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Has anyone tried to deanodize the orange off?? if so what did you use?
I used an oven cleaner like easy off. Takes about 30-45 min on a standoff. Then i tried to 14k gold plate it but didnt turn out like i wanted!
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:25 PM   #3542
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what will be the car reaction be if i went w/ a lighter rear gear diff fluid, i am currently running 1000k xray on med/high bite carpet, 17.5 blinky.

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Old 11-08-2011, 04:54 PM   #3543
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Has anyone tried to deanodize the orange off?? if so what did you use?
Oven cleaner, or "Greased Lightning". Basically, anything with sodium hydroxide will remove anodizing.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Remo...kly-and-Easil/
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:25 PM   #3544
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I used an oven cleaner like easy off. Takes about 30-45 min on a standoff. Then i tried to 14k gold plate it but didnt turn out like i wanted!
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Oven cleaner, or "Greased Lightning". Basically, anything with sodium hydroxide will remove anodizing.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Remo...kly-and-Easil/
Thanks for the info guys, i will give it a try..
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:22 PM   #3545
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Thanks for the info guys, i will give it a try..
Well ventilated area. That's all I'm sayin.
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what will be the car reaction be if i went w/ a lighter rear gear diff fluid, i am currently running 1000k xray on med/high bite carpet, 17.5 blinky.

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Less on power steering. Should provide more rear traction in low grip situation.
Most people are running 1000-2000 in the rear on carpet. less than 1000 is usually reserved for low traction asphalt.
I run 17.5 blinky on med bite aspahlt and 800-1000 is perfect
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:35 PM   #3547
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Were are you guys putting your weight on your cars to bring them up to weight?
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Were are you guys putting your weight on your cars to bring them up to weight?
I believe, at the front if you want to smooth out the steering, particularly at corner entry, the back.
If you want more aggressive steering into the corners put the weight at the back.

Or down the centreline near the middle if you want the handling to remain the same.

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Old 11-09-2011, 03:49 PM   #3549
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Were are you guys putting your weight on your cars to bring them up to weight?
All of my weight is under the front belt on centerline since the car balanced so well with my electronics and battery. Haven't yet found the need to bias front or rear.
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So whats the trick with the no o ring on the shock shaft? I tried leaving it off my shaft and all it does is suck air in through the bottom and blow it up through the fluid. What am i missing here?
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So whats the trick with the no o ring on the shock shaft? I tried leaving it off my shaft and all it does is suck air in through the bottom and blow it up through the fluid. What am i missing here?
There is an option to put an o-ring on the shock shaft but I have never seen anyone use it on the Xray. Note that this refers to the outside of the shock at the bottom of the shaft.

Donīt try to remove the seals, that will not work.

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There is an option to put an o-ring on the shock shaft but I have never seen anyone use it on the Xray. Note that this refers to the outside of the shock at the bottom of the shaft.

Donīt try to remove the seals, that will not work.

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Ok it had me confused because in the book it only shows the two o rings and it does not show a option on the outside.
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Ok it had me confused because in the book it only shows the two o rings and it does not show a option on the outside.
True, but that's what the setup sheet means.
It's used sometimes as a shock travel limiter, to help prevent grip roll etc.
It's very rarely used.

Just build the shocks as per the instructions.

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Old 11-11-2011, 12:01 AM   #3555
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how did I go on carpet? should I keep it on for Carpet this weekend?

I usually run on a decent/high grip but bumpy asphalt.
Ran the modified upper deck tuesday night with all screws, except stearing post, as suggested. I usually run the minimum screws in the standard top deck.

I liked the change a lot, at the moment our club is running a 17.5 blinky "all in" 4 week challange in touring, so can not compare to full speed modified driving. At the 17.5 speeds back to back testing was very positive.

Highly recomment trying the change for carpet as well.
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