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Old 02-07-2015, 01:25 PM
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Mike has got me sorted with a new set of shocks. So I'll be on the road soon. Thanks Mike, much appreciated.
Sorry I am new here, who is mike, and you mean that he can help me get the front shocks?
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Old 02-07-2015, 03:20 PM
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Mike is the owner of Exotek.
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Old 02-07-2015, 09:07 PM
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and I gave you the link to his e-mail in answer to your question on p.94
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Old 02-10-2015, 04:09 PM
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Hi, Email received today thx.


Check out the prototype no-drill servo mount for F104's wanting to use our IFS set Hope to have these by late March.
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Old 02-10-2015, 04:52 PM
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Where is the best servo location with the new servo horn plate, forward and back?

I usually measure from the hole in the horn that screws into the servo to the front of the ball on the front arm mount
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by JayL View Post
Where is the best servo location with the new servo horn plate, forward and back?

I usually measure from the hole in the horn that screws into the servo to the front of the ball on the front arm mount
I like to locate the servo so that when the steering is at full lock the turnbuckles are close to parallel as possible so that means usually slightly forward.
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:26 PM
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Just ordered the machined damper rods. What lube grease do you recommend that is similar in viscosity and "tackiness" as the FGX IFS lube?
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:08 PM
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EDIT- let me revise that. I just tried some 100k. It actually dampens pretty good. It is much thinner than the AWG but still thick enough. Let me test some more and update.

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Old 02-11-2015, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by ppace View Post
Sorry I am new here, who is mike, and you mean that he can help me get the front shocks?
Thanks guy, mike contacted me and they are available on the website. Big thanks Mike.
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:03 AM
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Just a small question, what if there had to be a conversion were the battery can be fitted side ways like the new xray?
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeR View Post
Thanks! The other option is Tamiya AWG (Tamiya 53439)- it's just as thick and sticky as the 3Racing but silver so that you can better see the coverage.

Whoops sorry, maybe I should clarify. Assuming the machined pistons have a tighter tolerance so we wouldn't need to use super tacky diff lube?

Just was wondering if a less viscosity lube grease will act the same as the old molded dampers with the FGX lube. Either way, hope to have them soon and I can test it out by feel.
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Originally Posted by Dan View Post
Whoops sorry, maybe I should clarify. Assuming the machined pistons have a tighter tolerance so we wouldn't need to use super tacky diff lube?

Just was wondering if a less viscosity lube grease will act the same as the old molded dampers with the FGX lube. Either way, hope to have them soon and I can test it out by feel.
I feel the cars are too heavy and the dampers angles too angled and small for thin type silicone. The thicker stuff gives the car a true oil dampener type feel from such tiny dampers that don't have a lot of surface area for 'friction'. But results may vary and thin silicone may be the ticket for some

EDIT- let me revise that. I just tried some 100k. It actually dampens pretty good. It is much thinner than the AWG but still thick enough. Let me test some more and update.

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Old 02-11-2015, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by ppace View Post
Just a small question, what if there had to be a conversion were the battery can be fitted side ways like the new xray?

Hi,

Been there done that years ago. The new Xray is like our old F1Ultra
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:58 PM
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and I have a MINT F1Ultra in my "wrecked room". Maybe it's time to dust it off and go get some.

MikeR........I wonder how an F1Ultra with the IFS and a transverse battery would do?

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Old 02-11-2015, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Dan View Post
Just ordered the machined damper rods. What lube grease do you recommend that is similar in viscosity and "tackiness" as the FGX IFS lube?
Can you tell me where you ordered the damper rods from? I did not see them on the Exotek site.

Thanks!
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