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Old 05-18-2005, 11:03 PM
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Originally posted by kewdawg
Re-read my post. I did rebiuld it using the included Xray grease. I think something in the assembly is warping as the diff heats up during the run. I'm really not sure.
I used AE black grase on the thrust washer and nifftech lube on the diff balls. I broke my diffs in using my t30 and they feel great. I didnt use the stuff that came in the kit. I dont think I would on the thurst washer, but thats just me...
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Old 05-19-2005, 12:09 AM
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Originally posted by scoobydo
I would just get a spool if you can find it, or youll have to shell out for the Multi Diff.
The light blue springs seem to be working for me on asphalt.
If you want to go over protective, get a rubberneck bumper and maybe some Alum chubs.
Maybe the Spring steel outdrives, but those would be last for me, get the other stuff first.
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oops.Sorry, I though you meant upgrades not spare parts.
Yes spare parts...what parts on the 05 tend to break more often? Is it the usual? Uprights/hubs/Arms/Belts?

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Old 05-19-2005, 01:52 AM
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The only part i have broken on my "05" is the upper bumper plastic brace. But depends on how and what you hit that will effect most things.

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Old 05-19-2005, 04:51 AM
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This car is a monster!

Last week, soon after a glitch, that caused my car to spin out, a friend (Cheers Bill) hit me full blast on the side. The impact was so strong that my battery flew out of the car although I was using the brace! Nothing broke, ok... except the battery that needs a plastic surgeon to be brought back to normal.
Anyway the only thing I would buy just to be on the safe side would be the spring steel hex hubs for up front.
As a spare so far I have only used one front belt that was rubbing against the pinion's set screw, and thats about it.

P.S. I dont mention the thrust bearing since it is officially taken care of. (Good job, Xray)
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Old 05-19-2005, 06:33 AM
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I run 19T, and in the 7 weeks or so since I got the car, I have broken 2 things.. (and I run it 3 days a week, 2 of those race days)

1 front c-hub, and 1 rear upright.

I would suggest the following spares:

1 pair of c-hubs - get the medium ones
1 rear upright
1 bumper top plate
1 rubberneck/pdub bumper
1 pair spring steel axle hubs for the front
a set of the dogbone pincushions (u shaped plastic things) - they will split eventually
buy the wheel mounting screw set - uses smaller cone washers than the kit supplied which fit wheels better.
spur gear
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Old 05-19-2005, 07:02 AM
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Originally posted by MartynD
I just eyeballed it... I couldn't get the ends on as far as the manual suggested but I got it close. In the end I measured the shocks and got pairs matched up, so one pair may be half a mm longer than the other.
Get a 3mm tap from HomeDepot for about $5. Tap the ends about halfway and your fingers will love you. Use your ride height tool to make sure they're all equal. Makes life easier and the car a little more tweak free.
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Old 05-19-2005, 07:22 AM
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Originally posted by StartBuck
I used AE black grase on the thrust washer and nifftech lube on the diff balls. I broke my diffs in using my t30 and they feel great. I didnt use the stuff that came in the kit. I dont think I would on the thurst washer, but thats just me...
I used the Xray grease on the diff balls only. I used MIP DIFF LUBE on the thrust bearing.
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Old 05-19-2005, 07:23 AM
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I got an email last friday from RCAmerica saying the bearings were mailed out. Received them monday afternoon.

I have the basic rubber set up on my car, the only adjustments I had made between different tracks, is my roll center and shock positions. I'm using light blue in front and white springs in rear and have a multi-diff.
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Old 05-19-2005, 07:24 AM
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Check this out, some interesting layouts for the FK05.

http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/new...7af1f0d542a17d
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Old 05-19-2005, 08:04 AM
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I will racing my FK05 this weekend on fairly smooth asphalt with rubber tires and I was hoping somebody had a good setup to start off with.

Thanks, Mike
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Old 05-19-2005, 08:14 AM
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Just a warning to any of you trying the suggestion on the teamxray site of removing bulkhead screws... particularly the rear screws on the front bulkheads...

Do this at your own risk... Those bulkheads are $$$xpensive!!!!

The front arm mounts to the rear of the front bulkhead, and in an impact this can put quite a bit of force on the rear, BENDING it.

I only tried removing the alu supports for the top deck, I never went so far as to try removing bulkhead screws... but I know someone who did, who now has a bent front bulkhead after one night of racing. (he's alot better driver than me)

If you never hit anything... go ahead try it.. if you are like the rest of us... don't do it unless you have money to burn.
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Old 05-19-2005, 09:43 AM
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Does the graphite battery strap come with the kit or no?
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Old 05-19-2005, 09:54 AM
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No, itīs an option part.
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Old 05-19-2005, 10:31 AM
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Originally posted by Tekin
Check this out, some interesting layouts for the FK05.

http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/new...7af1f0d542a17d
That was some good information. Thanks.
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:15 PM
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Anyone tried the two different positions for the servosaver? Canīt find any information on this.
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