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Old 10-08-2011, 08:36 AM   #91
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Is anyone running one of these at the IIC in Vegas? I wonder how it does at a event like this?
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:04 AM   #92
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tested the car for the first time today, very neutral handling, easy to drive!
very pleased with the car! tested on carpet


only downside is the plastic in the suspension, broke a c hub and a knuckle arm after a quite mild crash, i would like to see some better material in the suspension! (havent broken any suspension parts in years before today)
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:14 AM   #93
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Haven't seen the XI yet, but on the Zero I needed to upgrade to a hard XRay bumper to protect the front bits. Stock foam was way to spongy and would crumple right to the wheels. I would break something almost every heat.
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:50 PM   #94
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Anyone know where is the state sakura XI with a lower price?
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:33 AM   #95
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Had the car for 3 weeks now and running it everyday. Here's what I have to share:

Pros:
1. Good quality and fitment overall.

2. Weight distribution is amazing, loaded with everything all 4 sides weight is within 10 grams. (haven't played with weights yet)

3. Great rear traction

Issues encountered:
1. Slight slob in steering system makes getting front toe precise more time consuming despite using the steering lock.

2. Servo saver/horn doesn't center properly due to the gap in horns and springs (easily solved by replacing it with servo saver system from another brand)

3. Front sponge bumper is useless after taking a few hits, it retains its shape but its not as tough anymore

4. Pins coming loose from universals

Currently running stock setup with following:
1. Front gear diff with 3racing AW grease
2. Softest front stabilizer bar from 3racing
3. Front spring changes to 5.75T from 3racing
4. Xerun 5.5t motor (mod firmware max boost at 8.75 fdr)

Slight understeer on corner entry as expected from differential and slight understeer on power mid corner. The latter should go away with a front spool or recommended 500k oil in diff. The car is extremely easy to drive atm, will be testing with front one way next week.
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Old 10-09-2011, 12:59 PM   #96
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yeah the servo saver is crap.

on carpet i ended up using the box setup, only changed the rear springs to 5.25, just to get less rear traction.
going to try gear diff in front next time
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Old 10-09-2011, 02:05 PM   #97
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Anyone know where is the state sakura XI with a lower price?
Not 100% sure what your asking but if its about price RCMarket.com has the cheapest price I saw.

I also have a question, are the spur gears the same on the XI and the Zero?
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i think they are the same

how is the quality on the 3racing spur gears?

i switched to a kimbrough spur when i built the car, but need to order som more sizes, and white gears look soo much nicer
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Is anything else required for mounting the T3 bumper? I'm going to start collecting the bits I need for the kit. I'll add servo saver to the list, any suggestions on brand? I'm already using a kimbrough one on my f109.
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i think they are the same

how is the quality on the 3racing spur gears?

i switched to a kimbrough spur when i built the car, but need to order som more sizes, and white gears look soo much nicer
The 3racing spurs are tough enough for a dirty asphalt track, I actually destroyed the aluminum pinions from 3racing and kawada and the spur is still ok. I wouldn't bother using the white spur though coz they don't look nice anymore when dirty. I switched to Tamiya 0.4 module gear setup for wider range of gear ratios and mainly the steel pinions.
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Does anyone know if the ops Sakura zero body mounts are the same as the xi ones meaning can I use the same body's
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Does anyone know if the ops Sakura zero body mounts are the same as the xi ones meaning can I use the same body's
Lizardboy yes the body from sakura zero will fit all you have to is put the rear body post on theback of the shock tower
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Not 100% sure what your asking but if its about price RCMarket.com has the cheapest price I saw.

I also have a question, are the spur gears the same on the XI and the Zero?
Yes the spur gear from the zero will fit the x1
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:55 AM   #104
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Ran my car last night in 17.5 boosted with the +4 shock towers and TRF shocks on it and HPI springs, car is even better and improved both lap time and 5 minute time. Loving this car. Having a little issue getting some steering into it though. Hoping change of spring and bodyshell might improve it.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:05 AM   #105
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so whats the story with the +4mm shock towers?

why, when?

I have not been following, have not even driven mine yet. Still waiting for some parts to replace some missing kit parts.
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