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Old 09-18-2006, 12:12 AM   #9076
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Old 09-18-2006, 12:19 AM   #9077
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Hi I am new but have a question, Is the RDX a good car? where can I buy one? any suggestion ?
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:02 AM   #9078
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I have found a better solution to cutting the shock shafts when using the lowered front tower. I had some spare NIP HPI shock shafts that were a little shorter than the Coraly shafts. Both are 3 mm dia and it turned out that the HPI were about 4 mm shorter in overall length. At first I was like DANG, so close, but then I looked at where the grooves for the e-clips that hold the piston were and on the HPI they were a touch lower. So I measured from the bottom of the shaft to the first groove and it is 3.2 mm shorter than the same distance on the corally shaft. I'll get them finished later today and report back after they're assembled. I am also considering using the HPI shocks (the new one the oval guys always rave about. Can't remember the # here at work) I'll try those out also as the overall length of those shocks assembled is the same as the Corally units.

Oh, and did you know that the rasp that comes with DIY 1:1 tire repair kits work really well as an inexpensive file to radius the edge of your tires? I found myself with out a file when truing tires earlier this week and found one in my garage. It worked perfect.

Just a little FYI post to keep things going.
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Old 09-18-2006, 10:39 AM   #9079
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I have found a better solution to cutting the shock shafts when using the lowered front tower. I had some spare NIP HPI shock shafts that were a little shorter than the Coraly shafts. Both are 3 mm dia and it turned out that the HPI were about 4 mm shorter in overall length. At first I was like DANG, so close, but then I looked at where the grooves for the e-clips that hold the piston were and on the HPI they were a touch lower. So I measured from the bottom of the shaft to the first groove and it is 3.2 mm shorter than the same distance on the corally shaft. I'll get them finished later today and report back after they're assembled. I am also considering using the HPI shocks (the new one the oval guys always rave about. Can't remember the # here at work) I'll try those out also as the overall length of those shocks assembled is the same as the Corally units.

Oh, and did you know that the rasp that comes with DIY 1:1 tire repair kits work really well as an inexpensive file to radius the edge of your tires? I found myself with out a file when truing tires earlier this week and found one in my garage. It worked perfect.

Just a little FYI post to keep things going.
where can I contact mr.magoo? i'm interested in the RDX.
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Old 09-18-2006, 10:48 AM   #9080
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Brian,

Thanks for the info. I looked at mounting the reciever on it's side but wondered if I would have an issues with the power wires being beside the antenna or the back of the board. Is the spektrum completely oblivious to that kind of thing? I know it used to be a bad thing with the older 75mhz stuff...
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Old 09-18-2006, 01:01 PM   #9081
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Anyone know if the "Carpet Spec" RDX comes with the new arms?

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Old 09-18-2006, 01:06 PM   #9082
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No, the arms are the stock ones.
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Old 09-18-2006, 01:11 PM   #9083
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Hello everyone,

Just curious what brand ceramic diff balls RDX owners are using/recommend.

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Just curious what brand ceramic diff balls RDX owners are using/recommend.

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Hail Harsh,

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Old 09-18-2006, 09:12 PM   #9086
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I have not run a spektrum in the car. I ran a XXL and the only thing that I ever had problems with is the transponder wire by the antenna. The guy that ran spektrum around here left his receiver flat and stood his GTX up on end. It actually looked pretty clean.
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Old 09-18-2006, 09:32 PM   #9087
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More info. Useless or usefull you decide. I was wrong about teh HPI shafts. The diamter of the corally shafts is actually 2.95 mm whereas the HPI shafts are dead even 3.0 mm. That extra .05 mm causes the shaft to stick in the o rings and washers. I buyilt up an HPI shock with the 28 mm shaft and it is perfect length and is buttery goodness smooth but would require a small amount of thinking to mount at the top. The bottom just uses the corally bottom shock end uncut. Again just FYI as I have been tinkering for fun. I just happen to prefer those HPI shocks as they don't require cutting the shaft and the bottom asembly seems more sealed with the screw on cap. In the end I just polished up my old cut corally shafts and replaced the o-rings & washers. Good as new
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Old 09-18-2006, 09:35 PM   #9088
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Oh, I almost forgot why I got on here in the first place . . .

has anyopne else run into problems with the rear wheels (jaco dbl pnk) rubbing the rear shock mounts when using the outer most position on the new arms? I am using the original rear hubs in the inner hole. Its not bad but enough to slow things down. I bet the parmas are off-set a little more to clear the shock end but I don't have a pair to mount up and check.
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Take off the standard shock bottom and put a ballcup on it. Ran a ballstud in the arm and it should give more clearance. I think the ballcup has to cut down some.
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Oh, I almost forgot why I got on here in the first place . . .

has anyopne else run into problems with the rear wheels (jaco dbl pnk) rubbing the rear shock mounts when using the outer most position on the new arms? I am using the original rear hubs in the inner hole. Its not bad but enough to slow things down. I bet the parmas are off-set a little more to clear the shock end but I don't have a pair to mount up and check.
Andrew,

I cut down the inside of the rear foam tire (and wheels) on my tire truer to give the necessary clearance to the shock end. Usually a flat file will handle it nicely.

For more steering, consider taking a bit off the inside of the front tires too.

If you are trying to get under the 190mm width for a regional/national/major race, you might have to file some foam off the outside wall.

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