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Old 04-14-2005, 06:38 AM
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I had this same problem, and it ended up beeing that little plastic cam that the bearing sits in, onthe top deck I hadn't puched it in all the way, make sure both the top and bottom ones are squished in all the way.

Originally posted by drsfly
I noticed that when I tightened down the screws for the top deck
all the way it caused a slight amount of binding in the steering linkage.
It looks like the standoff screws are fine but the 2 center screws bend the top deck just slightly.
The servo saver is all the way in both the top and bottom bearing.
I thought I would try 2 thin shims & see if that prevented the top deck from bending over the bulkhead.

Anyone else notice this? I don't think I made any construction mistakes but it is always possible.
Like I said it is a slight binding and may not cause servo problems but I think it might wear out gears faster.

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fk05 almost finished--- well starting the joy of shock building!
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Old 04-14-2005, 06:39 AM
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Originally posted by nnick
What do you mean by "standoffs"?

Can you explain what the problem is, I haven't understood!

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standoffs are the aluminum parts that raise off the chassie that the strap hooks to
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Old 04-14-2005, 06:43 AM
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You know I looked at that last night.
I checked to see if they were flush with the opposite side. I didn't however see if it was pushed it allllll the way on both top and bottom.
Thanks--- will check tonight.
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Ok, thank you, and what seems to be the problem withe them?

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Old 04-14-2005, 06:46 AM
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Yea the top one actually sticks out a little bit, it's not flush (same mistake I made!!)

Originally posted by drsfly
You know I looked at that last night.
I checked to see if they were flush with the opposite side. I didn't however see if it was pushed it allllll the way on both top and bottom.
Thanks--- will check tonight.
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Old 04-14-2005, 07:15 AM
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Originally posted by nnick
Ok, thank you, and what seems to be the problem withe them?

Nick
No problem with functionality.. I just dont agree of Xray's decision to use up inventory of old parts that weren't designed to do this particular job (In this case, cutouts on the standoffs that were used to hold in cells of the 04 xrays). Call me a perfectionist, but as howie said, $40 buys a lot of tape, and this issue will probably cause me to sell this battery brace at my local track this weekend and use tape from now on. My .02 cents.
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Old 04-14-2005, 07:36 AM
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Originally posted by HarshGuy
Yea the top one actually sticks out a little bit, it's not flush (same mistake I made!!)
push really really REALLY hard on that one... it has to stick out quite a bit (about 1mm or so...) . You might have to use pliers. Had the same problem on mine and couldn't figure out why the heck the car tweaked and the steering binded. Use pliers if needed. There should be a tiny bitty bit of slop in the servo saver post once the part is fully sitting in the top deck...

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Old 04-14-2005, 08:40 AM
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Originally posted by John Fontaine
I just picked up the 05 battery brace. Why would they put knockouts in the standoff's if they don't even make contact with the cells?!? It's like they're using up the old Xray parts with this battery strap. I really tell ya that I think we're (The consumer and racers) getting jipped, mostly when this part cost close to $40.00. This upsets me.

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Won't you guys need those knockouts in the brace when the new cells come out?From what I understand,the cells are larger.
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Originally posted by John Fontaine
No problem with functionality.. I just dont agree of Xray's decision to use up inventory of old parts that weren't designed to do this particular job (In this case, cutouts on the standoffs that were used to hold in cells of the 04 xrays). Call me a perfectionist, but as howie said, $40 buys a lot of tape, and this issue will probably cause me to sell this battery brace at my local track this weekend and use tape from now on. My .02 cents.
Are you suggesting that there is no need for the cutouts?

Why?

Can you post a picture, it might be easier to understand what you mean

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So I get my multidiff and there's a severed finger in the bag

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So I get my multidiff and there's a severed finger in the bag
BWAAAHHAAAAAHAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA! *GASP* BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....

SICK dude, just SICK.

Did you accedentally bite into it when opening that package?
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So it looks like I need to purchase a 16t pinion gear?? I am almost done building the car and I need to get a pinion gear. I am a newb at this so go easy. I bought the Monster Stock Pro motor and I have the 84t spur gear that came with the kit. I will be racing on an ashpalt track that is sort of medium in layout 'slow/fast' - 'tight/flowing' type of track (it's just a mixture of things).

Should I get any other pinion gears or spur gears?

Would this be ok?
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:50 AM
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Originally posted by Advil
BWAAAHHAAAAAHAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA! *GASP* BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....

SICK dude, just SICK.

Did you accedentally bite into it when opening that package?
LOL ...just about, actually I was reading about that Lady suing Wendy's about the severed finger in her chile ...withdrawing her lawsuit ...and the package showed up, and well I'm kind of sick as you know ...I got the motors from you as well BTW ..will lyk how they perform
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whats that no Harsh this weekend, to test out your new parts. Bummer
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Old 04-14-2005, 10:03 AM
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Originally posted by tboned_2002
whats that no Harsh this weekend, to test out your new parts. Bummer
Yea I know ...I'll test them out tomorrow @ practice, and *maybe* Saturday at SWR, although that's looking iffy now to! Man it would be so nice if this work and family thing didn't get in the way of my rc racing
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