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Old 06-15-2005, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by rraden
Amazing, Xray sells the car with a 2.5mm chassis then sells you a 3.0mm for carpet and a 2.0mm for ashpalt! Makes you wonder what the 2.5mm was made for doesn't it.
The stock chassis will work for 90-99% of the people who buy it in 90-99% of their applications....

People WILL make aftermarket parts for every car..whether it needs them or not since there is a LARGE portion of the RC community that will buy option parts becaue they are available...expecting that they NEED them...when in reality they don't.....

Xray decided that they would take part...if people are going to buy extra parts one way or the other...why not give them an option of sticking with Xray?
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Old 06-15-2005, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by rraden
Amazing, Xray sells the car with a 2.5mm chassis then sells you a 3.0mm for carpet and a 2.0mm for ashpalt! Makes you wonder what the 2.5mm was made for doesn't it.
the 2.5 mm chassis is for racing on carpshpalt
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Old 06-15-2005, 06:37 PM
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I just wonder, except in extreme track conditions, and maybe even then. with all the different ways to run the car (stand offs, all or some of them, soft thru stiff top plates), plus all the other things you can adjust, how many of us think we could really tell the difference in .5 thickness of the chassi............
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Old 06-15-2005, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by DOTMAN
the 2.5 mm chassis is for racing on carpshpalt

Yup, like 3% of all xray uses will get any use out of the 3mm or 2mm chassis
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Old 06-15-2005, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Scho
Yup, like 3% of all xray uses will get any use out of the 3mm or 2mm chassis
I would rather see the spool return as a option part then a discontinued part
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Old 06-15-2005, 07:40 PM
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Would a slotted top-plate not work just as well as a thinner chassis on lower-grip surfaces? Much less expensive and much easier to change. I knew that I noticed a difference on carpet with low traction when I switched to one on my EVO2 - wonder what the change will be on the FK05.
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Old 06-15-2005, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by duckman996
Would a slotted top-plate not work just as well as a thinner chassis on lower-grip surfaces? Much less expensive and much easier to change. I knew that I noticed a difference on carpet with low traction when I switched to one on my EVO2 - wonder what the change will be on the FK05.
I have removed the front uprights on my 05 to gain more flex on a low grip track/ such as dusty pk lot tracks. seemed to help
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Old 06-15-2005, 08:31 PM
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exactly right Duckman....there are so many tuning options we can all try before having to buy thicker or thinner chassis.....most of us could probably save more time just being turn marshalled one less time, than we could find if we had all the options available and Jurage was tuning our car, while Gilles coached us from the drivers stand lol...one thing to remember, the team guys that run r and d or special parts, are the ones that rarly make mistakes, so they are looking for a way to pick up an extra tenth or two in a 5 min. race, usually enough to move from the middle to the top of the A main, as I said above lol one less mistake from most of us would be a few seconds, not tenths
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I had my car pretty dialed on high bite asphalt last weekend. I was using the 2.5mm chassis, wide topdeck with all 4 posts. I tried with no posts and it was unpredictable on power in the turns. So I tried all 4 and it was much, much better and way more consistent.

I also agree with Mdoc. You can shave .2 off each lap with all the tuning parts but if you have a 4 second wreck it was all pointless.
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Old 06-15-2005, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by howard hudson
I would rather see the spool return as a option part then a discontinued part

yeah ... a spool made of Hudy spring steel instead of duraluminum
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Old 06-15-2005, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by centax error!
yeah ... a spool made of Hudy spring steel instead of duraluminum
that makes me think ?? i know some one with a CNC machine
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Old 06-15-2005, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by howard hudson
I have removed the front uprights on my 05 to gain more flex on a low grip track/ such as dusty pk lot tracks. seemed to help
I agree, I did the same thing and it worked well. I also removed 2 of the 4 screws that attach the rear of the upper deck. I heard that the Xray drivers were experimenting with this at the Reedy race.
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Old 06-16-2005, 01:42 AM
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any shops got the 2.0 chassis for sale?
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Old 06-16-2005, 02:54 AM
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Originally Posted by L.Fairtrace
I had my car pretty dialed on high bite asphalt last weekend. I was using the 2.5mm chassis, wide topdeck with all 4 posts. I tried with no posts and it was unpredictable on power in the turns. So I tried all 4 and it was much, much better and way more consistent.

I also agree with Mdoc. You can shave .2 off each lap with all the tuning parts but if you have a 4 second wreck it was all pointless.
Yup on high bite surfaces posts are worth leaving in
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Old 06-16-2005, 02:56 AM
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Just actually in the progress oof switching back to Xray, a few people over here have been taking a coulpe of screws out of the bulkheads under the car.
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