Like Tree1Likes

Xray T3 2012

Old 01-21-2012, 02:58 PM
  #1291  
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 282
Default

Originally Posted by Phil C View Post
https://twitter.com/teamxray/status/160642343236677632

Just in case you haven't seen this
Yeah I saw this, I think this will be ideal for us in the UK
FLAT OUT is offline  
Old 01-21-2012, 04:40 PM
  #1292  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 610
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Definately looks interesting the thinner chassis, I might consider getting it when I start running asphalt.
NPETRO is offline  
Old 01-21-2012, 08:11 PM
  #1293  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (98)
 
blade072's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Adelaide S.A
Posts: 2,676
Trader Rating: 98 (100%+)
Default

saw these last night...interesting...

http://vbcracing.com/t32fvbc.html#
blade072 is offline  
Old 01-22-2012, 03:12 AM
  #1294  
Tech Elite
 
Skiddins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Windsor, UK
Posts: 4,916
Default

Originally Posted by blade072 View Post
saw these last night...interesting...

http://vbcracing.com/t32fvbc.html#
Agree their stuff looks great, but what surfaces have they tested on etc?

I worry that they've spent most of their time trying to make it look good!
Skiddins is offline  
Old 01-22-2012, 03:24 AM
  #1295  
Tech Apprentice
 
orci77's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Germany
Posts: 86
Default

Originally Posted by Phil C View Post
https://twitter.com/teamxray/status/160642343236677632

Just in case you haven't seen this
What is this combo?
orci77 is offline  
Old 01-22-2012, 03:59 AM
  #1296  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (98)
 
blade072's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Adelaide S.A
Posts: 2,676
Trader Rating: 98 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Skiddins View Post
Agree their stuff looks great, but what surfaces have they tested on etc?

I worry that they've spent most of their time trying to make it look good!
yeah but i would probably try the full chassis first to be on the safe side...and its easier to install the electronics...
blade072 is offline  
Old 01-22-2012, 04:00 AM
  #1297  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (98)
 
blade072's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Adelaide S.A
Posts: 2,676
Trader Rating: 98 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by orci77 View Post
What is this combo?
for low traction surfaces that require more flex.....
blade072 is offline  
Old 01-22-2012, 05:17 AM
  #1298  
Tech Adept
 
Phil C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Nuneaton, England
Posts: 177
Default

Originally Posted by orci77 View Post
What is this combo?
XRAY say the chassis has been developed for low traction, meaning it should generate more traction. They also say it will give more cornerspeed on super high traction tracks.

I know the team have been using the 2mm chassis recently on high traction carpet. (ETS and DHI etc.)
Phil C is offline  
Old 01-22-2012, 05:33 AM
  #1299  
Tech Master
iTrader: (39)
 
gonzo416's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,938
Trader Rating: 39 (98%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Phil C View Post
XRAY say the chassis has been developed for low traction, meaning it should generate more traction. They also say it will give more cornerspeed on super high traction tracks.

I know the team have been using the 2mm chassis recently on high traction carpet. (ETS and DHI etc.)
I'm trying to understand this. The chassis was developed for low traction, meaning it will allow traction on low traction tracks. But then says it will give more corner speed on high traction tracks. My understanding is if it gives traction on low traction tracks then you will have even more traction on high traction tracks. Which would result in traction rolling. Is it me or did I miss something?
gonzo416 is offline  
Old 01-22-2012, 07:32 AM
  #1300  
Tech Elite
 
Skiddins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Windsor, UK
Posts: 4,916
Default

Originally Posted by Phil C View Post
XRAY say the chassis has been developed for low traction, meaning it should generate more traction. They also say it will give more cornerspeed on super high traction tracks.

I know the team have been using the 2mm chassis recently on high traction carpet. (ETS and DHI etc.)
I would have thought that the greater flex would cause problems on high bite carpet

Have the drivers done anything else to their setups to compensate for the thinner chassis, or just run their usual setups but with the new chassis/topdeck?

I will probably get one of the top decks for my wet car anyway.

Skiddins
Skiddins is offline  
Old 01-22-2012, 10:41 AM
  #1301  
Tech Addict
iTrader: (1)
 
mutley001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Kent, UK
Posts: 668
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

I would think that it would enable you to run slightly thicker oils/ harder springs to keep the corner speed up on high bite.
mutley001 is offline  
Old 01-22-2012, 11:01 AM
  #1302  
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 421
Default

Originally Posted by Phil C View Post
https://twitter.com/teamxray/status/160642343236677632

Just in case you haven't seen this
So after months of testing the new chassis, two months after release they release exactly the same one but thinner saying it increases traction and corner speed!

Is this hudy's way of making more money or an admition they got there release wrong?

All I know is, I was faster with my home modded '11 than i am with the '12! I know not many people will admit it, but the '12 was not the step forward that many were hoping for!
Mb3195 is offline  
Old 01-22-2012, 12:40 PM
  #1303  
Tech Adept
 
Phil C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Nuneaton, England
Posts: 177
Default

I think you should see the chassis is another tuning aid, the standard chassis will work in most conditions. If you look at all the other manufacturers cars they all have different chassis options for tuning.

The thing that separates XRAY from the rest is that they release the parts which the team test at the big races within a much shorter time frame. The 2012 car was what the team were running at the time of release. They have continued to test new parts and develop the car since.

Would you rather they kept these parts under wraps like most other manufacturers??

In my opinion the 2012 car was a big step forward. Since running mine I have gone from squeezing into the A main at the UK Ardent winter series to being on the podium alongside Elliot Harper and Andy Moore.
Phil C is offline  
Old 01-22-2012, 01:56 PM
  #1304  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (29)
 
R3VoLuTiOn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 2,687
Trader Rating: 29 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Mb3195 View Post
So after months of testing the new chassis, two months after release they release exactly the same one but thinner saying it increases traction and corner speed!

Is this hudy's way of making more money or an admition they got there release wrong?

All I know is, I was faster with my home modded '11 than i am with the '12! I know not many people will admit it, but the '12 was not the step forward that many were hoping for!
not only was it 2 tenths faster ,

it helped me be more consistent, I'm loving the rear grip that the 11 didnt have.
R3VoLuTiOn is offline  
Old 01-22-2012, 04:51 PM
  #1305  
Tech Master
iTrader: (39)
 
gonzo416's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,938
Trader Rating: 39 (98%+)
Default

I don't have a problem with an optional tuning chassis. The problem is, is it for low traction tracks or is it for more cornering speed on high traction tracks? It doesn't make sense. What was it designed for low traction or high traction tracks? One or the other. Until i know what it really is for I can't even consider it. Just my .02 cents
gonzo416 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.