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Old 04-15-2005, 07:25 PM
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Default Aluminum Front Hubs/Axles

Just a bit of feedback after running the car for a few days. I STRONGLY suggest upgrading to the spring steel front hubs/axle things. The stock ones are not very strong and I have worn mine out already. They started to chatter in the corners and when I looked at them closely, they were all flared out on the inside where the dogbone is attached. I had to destroy the old axles to get them out of the bearings to replace them. I would consider the spring steel units to be a mandatory upgrade.
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Old 04-15-2005, 07:47 PM
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same thing happend to me on my FK.
theisgroup suggested just filing down the edge of the axle until you can slip the bearing over the end. You can also adjust your radio to eliminate this problem until you upgrade to the spring steel axles
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Default spring steel components ...

great input from ya'll i'm running mine for the first time this weekend but i'm not sure how good she'll be ... wasn't able to get sway bars but i am considering making my own, wonder if anyone had a setup for the tamiya america track, my home track was built that same way to help out some locals in the reedy race, i will be running a spool but wondering about the other adjustments.
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Default Re: Carbide thrust bearings

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Anyone know where I can get the 309072 carbide thrust bearing assembly? Either an online hobby shop or someone willing to part with an extra they might have.

Maybe I should ask if they are even out yet. I have looked at stormer and they are out of stock. Or I should say "on order".


Any info would be great.

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The ones for the Corally RDX and the Lost work as well, the RDS ones are carbide.
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Old 04-15-2005, 09:10 PM
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Default Re: Aluminum Front Hubs/Axles

Originally posted by RobertV
Just a bit of feedback after running the car for a few days. I STRONGLY suggest upgrading to the spring steel front hubs/axle things. The stock ones are not very strong and I have worn mine out already. They started to chatter in the corners and when I looked at them closely, they were all flared out on the inside where the dogbone is attached. I had to destroy the old axles to get them out of the bearings to replace them. I would consider the spring steel units to be a mandatory upgrade.
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Originally posted by kyle "hitawall"
my car has a lot of off power steering. i'm running the set up that came with the car. would going to stiffer springs all away around help this or does anybody have any other suggestions.
Does the car slide and or flick out when going into corners? If you are running rubber tyres do they overheat because of this? If not try and get used to it, you will go faster.

If not, post your setup and I may be able to help some more.
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Originally posted by NVisible
same thing happend to me on my FK.
theisgroup suggested just filing down the edge of the axle until you can slip the bearing over the end. You can also adjust your radio to eliminate this problem until you upgrade to the spring steel axles
To help minimize your axles from mushrooming, you can try using a dremel with a sanding bit and sanding the inner-edge inside the axle creating a knife-edge. This will help minimize the incidence of the drive shaft pushing into the axle in a collision. I tried this with my old FK04 and it worked really well. As for switching to the spring-steel units - a great investment.
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Old 04-16-2005, 08:11 AM
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Default Re: Aluminum Front Hubs/Axles

Originally posted by RobertV
Just a bit of feedback after running the car for a few days. I STRONGLY suggest upgrading to the spring steel front hubs/axle things. The stock ones are not very strong and I have worn mine out already. They started to chatter in the corners and when I looked at them closely, they were all flared out on the inside where the dogbone is attached. I had to destroy the old axles to get them out of the bearings to replace them. I would consider the spring steel units to be a mandatory upgrade.
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Does the car slide and or flick out when going into corners? If you are running rubber tyres do they overheat because of this? If not try and get used to it, you will go faster.
last night i tried running light blues in the front and the car was alot better. but it was cool out. the real test will be a day race because thats when the car got real loose. i am running the set up that came withe the car
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Originally posted by duckman996
As for switching to the spring-steel units - a great investment.
just want to make sure I get the rigth one, does all of the spring steel axle made by Xray fits on the O5? If not can someone post the item #

LMK I'm getting one ASAP!

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Old 04-16-2005, 01:05 PM
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The part number is 305315.
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Old 04-16-2005, 03:13 PM
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Originally posted by kyle "hitawall"
last night i tried running light blues in the front and the car was alot better. but it was cool out. the real test will be a day race because thats when the car got real loose. i am running the set up that came withe the car
Are you running rubber tyres? Sounds like overheating to me. Try removing the posts at the front of the car that go between the top and bottom deck.
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just curious how would removing the post on the front effect handling? more flex?
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Old 04-16-2005, 05:59 PM
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Yes, removing the post will allow the chassis to flex more.
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