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Old 02-12-2011, 09:04 AM   #1426
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I am considering switching over to Xray and as such need to look the usual spare parts such as arms, castor blocks etc. One of the things that I always get caught out on is spare screws, shims and spacers - especially the ones that get lost after a big accident. How many spare screws, shims and spacers are there left over in the kit? Is it worth buying any spares and if so, which ones would you think are the most useful? I am guessing that it would be the hardware around the inner/outer lower suspension?
You don't really need to buy very many things for this car. Perhaps L and R steering knuckles and slotted pins for the drive shafts. Also, front outdrives for the spool. XRAY cars are very durable. The kit comes with a few spare shims, screws, etc., to get you thru till you discover what you need.
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I am considering switching over to Xray and as such need to look the usual spare parts such as arms, castor blocks etc. One of the things that I always get caught out on is spare screws, shims and spacers - especially the ones that get lost after a big accident. How many spare screws, shims and spacers are there left over in the kit? Is it worth buying any spares and if so, which ones would you think are the most useful? I am guessing that it would be the hardware around the inner/outer lower suspension?
Good to hear, we hope you switch i'm sure you wont regret it. You hit the nail on the head as far as spares. For sure the must haves are the steering knuckles, caster blocks, front arms, and rear hubs. As far as spare hardware the kit does not come with much extra. I would definitely recommend getting extra hardware as far as shims and screws. I wish I could give you certain screws that are needed more than others, but I would advise to have different lengths of all types. This is because you change the length of screws for various reasons such as adding shims under camber links etc.

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Old 02-12-2011, 09:30 AM   #1428
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I am considering switching over to Xray and as such need to look the usual spare parts such as arms, castor blocks etc. One of the things that I always get caught out on is spare screws, shims and spacers - especially the ones that get lost after a big accident. How many spare screws, shims and spacers are there left over in the kit? Is it worth buying any spares and if so, which ones would you think are the most useful? I am guessing that it would be the hardware around the inner/outer lower suspension?

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You don't really need to buy very many things for this car. Perhaps L and R steering knuckles and slotted pins for the drive shafts. Also, front outdrives for the spool. XRAY cars are very durable. The kit comes with a few spare shims, screws, etc., to get you thru till you discover what you need.

what i do to prevent losing the pins is that...i dremel it in the middle creating a notch so that the set screw is flushed in and of course, a touch of loctite (blue type). it also prevents from backing out. other than that, yeah, agree with you...L and R steering knuckles along with front and rear C-hubs, but you want more of the front than the rear. also, the inserts that goes into the front C-hub at the top and bottom (if youre not using alloy type steering blocks and/or front C-hubs). oh, dont for get the blades. if youre wondering why the car is acting a bit funny and cant find anything, 9 times out of 10, one of the blades broke off. ive esperienced it myself before.

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I am considering switching over to Xray and as such need to look the usual spare parts such as arms, castor blocks etc. One of the things that I always get caught out on is spare screws, shims and spacers - especially the ones that get lost after a big accident. How many spare screws, shims and spacers are there left over in the kit? Is it worth buying any spares and if so, which ones would you think are the most useful? I am guessing that it would be the hardware around the inner/outer lower suspension?
The kit actually comes with a lot of extra shims and hardware!
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what i do to prevent losing the pins is that...i dremel it in the middle creating a notch so that the set screw is flushed in and of course, a touch of loctite (blue type). it also prevents from backing out. other than that, yeah, agree with you...L and R steering knuckles along with front and rear C-hubs, but you want more of the front than the rear. also, the inserts that goes into the front C-hub at the top and bottom (if youre not using alloy type steering blocks and/or front C-hubs). oh, dont for get the blades. if youre wondering why the car is acting a bit funny and cant find anything, 9 times out of 10, one of the blades broke off. ive esperienced it myself before.

For those of us too lazy to dremel the pins, Xray sells the pins with a flat spot already machined on them.
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thanks for that info, for im sure there are others out there sells the same, but thats a "tid" bit that i'd rather not spend on if able to perform a little of mod to it for yourself...
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Just be carefull not to dremel too much.. as it does tend to weaken the pin slightly.

Or grab some of the TOP uni covers, so even if a pin does come loose, you aren't going to lose it or have it dig into your knuckle.
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[QUOTE=Gav-;8642360]Or grab some of the TOP uni covers
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do you have a link to these? I cant seem to find them...
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:08 PM   #1434
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Just be carefull not to dremel too much.. as it does tend to weaken the pin slightly.

Or grab some of the TOP uni covers, so even if a pin does come loose, you aren't going to lose it or have it dig into your knuckle.
Do they fit on the T3 then ? Had a Photon as my last car and would have kept them if i had have known. Shame there red though
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Thank you Everyone for all the replies and advice.

Ironically I can answer the question about the Photon drive shaft covers because I am considering the switch to Xray from HPI/Hotbodies. The Photon covers are a safe way to ensure the pin never leaves the uni's. They are also a popular method of modifying the fragile front TCX bones to steel with a combination of Yokomo/Tamiya, HPI/HB and TOP parts (referred to as Hotomo for fun).

They can be had in red or titanium colour.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...der-Titanium-4

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...n-Holder-Red-4

Pic of them over HB axles with Yokomo bones
http://www.ukrcracer.co.uk//Live/pro...ytop_axles.jpg

I have heard of people using them with the Xray ECS uni's on a TCX and the HB/Xray axles both look about the same size. However I am not 100% sure.
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I use a bit of heatshrink over mine. Never had a problem so far.....
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I lost one the other day and dabbed it with ca glue. Just a small drop so that it does not leak, it worked.
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For those of us too lazy to dremel the pins, Xray sells the pins with a flat spot already machined on them.
Can anyone post the correct part number for this? Can't seem to find then anywhere.
I will start my build next week and would love to have this.
I will also order the Photon drive shaft covers for double protection


* NEVERMIND * Found them: http://www.amainhobbies.com/advanced...305392&x=0&y=0

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Can anyone post the correct part number for this? Can't seem to find then anywhere.
I will start my build next week and would love to have this.
I will also order the Photon drive shaft covers for double protection


* NEVERMIND * Found them: http://www.amainhobbies.com/advanced...305392&x=0&y=0
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