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Old 04-06-2005, 01:07 PM   #1561
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Interesting. Does that not create a big forward angle on the shock? Also, what do you expect to accomplish by doing this?
I have the exact same car as you and am curious
lets bring this to the Xray T1 thread the 05 guys dont want to hear about the 04.
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Old 04-06-2005, 01:15 PM   #1562
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Interesting Jon... Never seen that before. I would think that would cause the shock angle to be severe and cause binding. What's the reason for having the shock like that??

BTW - Nice chassis and cells, and you're missing a receiver in that picture...you can't race like that
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Old 04-06-2005, 01:15 PM   #1563
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04 and 05 use the same parts from the bulkheads out....so your idea would work on either car....I don't seem what the harm is discussing it here.
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Old 04-06-2005, 01:17 PM   #1564
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Old 04-06-2005, 01:21 PM   #1565
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Lets see if this works.



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What size spur are most of you guys going to when making the conversion to 64 pitch on the '05?
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Old 04-06-2005, 03:42 PM   #1567
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Old 04-06-2005, 04:32 PM   #1568
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Guys, Jon has the right idea when it comes to converting the position of the shock to the front--in least in regards to the sweep angle of the shock.

When you run the outer hole on the arms and dremel down the arm to make way for 28mm tires, the angle of the shock is extreme. That's one reason I never ran the outer hole on the arms even on carpet. It just didn't feel smooth enough--had a weird feeling to it.

If you notice from the pictures, the angle of the shock is now right.
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Guys, Jon has the right idea when it comes to converting the position of the shock to the front--in least in regards to the sweep angle of the shock.

When you run the outer hole on the arms and dremel down the arm to make way for 28mm tires, the angle of the shock is extreme. That's one reason I never ran the outer hole on the arms even on carpet. It just didn't feel smooth enough--had a weird feeling to it.

If you notice from the pictures, the angle of the shock is now right.
I was still thinking if i should dremel the arm, just to make the shocks stand up more vertical and not on an angle so much.

Like you said about the outter hole, i dont like it either. The inner just seems more stable.

Gonnaa try the setup with the shocks and the new cells hehehhe

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Default Chassis weights...

My assembled FK'05 comes in at 1444g... I need to add 56g for a race this weekend. I rarely stray outside of club racing where its run what ya brung, so I can't justify shelling out the $$ for the XRay weights.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Anyone have any experiences to share about ideas they have tried in the past? (successful or unsuccessful)


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Sorry Double post

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I was still thinking if i should dremel the arm, just to make the shocks stand up more vertical and not on an angle so much.
i just moved the shock tower a little back with washers, easier than dremeling each arm but it moves a bit of weight back too. well for me i was spinning out sumtimes so not too big a deal for now.
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have a little bit of problem when exiting. the rear end tends to step-out when you exit hairpins causing the car to loose forward motion when you go on the throttle. can anyone give any tips?
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You can go to Walmart tire center and get some balancing weights and put an 1/4 on each part of the chassis. I think 1 once equals 28 grams.
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My assembled FK'05 comes in at 1444g... I need to add 56g for a race this weekend. I rarely stray outside of club racing where its run what ya brung, so I can't justify shelling out the $$ for the XRay weights.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Anyone have any experiences to share about ideas they have tried in the past? (successful or unsuccessful)


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