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Old 07-14-2005, 09:06 PM   #2956
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FYI, I've put up pics of the TeamGP BMI chassis FK05 on the BMI thread. Results from testing it on the local indoor carpet track will be forthcoming.

BTW, do most of you read the xray forum as well?
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Old 07-16-2005, 05:05 PM   #2957
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need a little help regarding track width..can someone please explain track width relationships..wide front/narrow front in relation to rear track..thanks
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Old 07-16-2005, 05:18 PM   #2958
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I've decided to sell my 80% built t1fk05. It's on ebay right now...check it out. It'd be perfect for those looking for a second spare plus all the essential hop-ups and some spare.

I'd post the link but I've been told by someone that I can't...so pm me if you are interested...
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Old 07-17-2005, 01:33 AM   #2959
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ok, got my kit. question on chassis prep: i'm going to bevel/round the edges and CA them as i did with my pan cars, but... do the batter slots need to be filed/glued? i'm not worried about the size of the cells at the moment, just if the edges are cutting into the shrink wrap. thx in advance.
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Old 07-17-2005, 06:23 AM   #2960
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gee-dub yes do the battery slots just like your pan car or you will cut your shrink wrap.
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Old 07-17-2005, 07:35 AM   #2961
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Well everyone I made the plunge about a month ago, and bought the 05. So far I have only one complaint, and it is a small one at that, I had my first experience changing the spug gear the other day....A most unpleasent experience

Being a machinist, I am going to attempt to make a longer layshaft, and put a small collar with a grub screw on the right hand rear bulkhead, I will have to make a bushing for the layshaft to ride in. The only thing I see in the way will be the battery strap, but that is a lot easier to remove one screw and a post to reach the spur. I know that Tamiya already has something very close to what I just described on the 415, so I am going to take a closer look at my friends 415 to see how it works.

I will post my progress later on if I think it can be done.


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Old 07-17-2005, 06:01 PM   #2962
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thanks for the previous info. onto my next question:

i'm looking for some aftermarket parts such as the F/R aluminum hub carriers, sway bar wires (not the kit, have that) and alum shock bodies. anyone know of a US based shop w/ online stock status and ordering that stocks xray (and has things in stock)? i tried speedtech initially, out of several items. thx in advance.
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Old 07-17-2005, 08:59 PM   #2964
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thanks for the previous info. onto my next question:

i'm looking for some aftermarket parts such as the F/R aluminum hub carriers, sway bar wires (not the kit, have that) and alum shock bodies. anyone know of a US based shop w/ online stock status and ordering that stocks xray (and has things in stock)? i tried speedtech initially, out of several items. thx in advance.
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Old 07-17-2005, 09:53 PM   #2965
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Where is the best place to buy the foam inserts for the xray shocks? My LHS doesn't carry them and I need them fairly quickly. Does anyone know of any place in CA that carries them? Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-18-2005, 09:12 PM   #2966
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Have you seen the new Serpent shocks which comes with Serpent's new 960 eight scale Nitro car?

Here is a link: http://www.mytsn.com/products/desc.asp?prid=4090

Since Xray have the same design shocks as Serpent USED TO have. I assume that this shock would fit easily to the xray car (probably only the shaft should be replaced).

What do you think - is there a chance that we get this new shock or I'm out of my mind.

I would be happy to change my tamiya shocks ( )
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:20 PM   #2967
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Have you seen the new Serpent shocks which comes with Serpent's new 960 eight scale Nitro car?

Here is a link: http://www.mytsn.com/products/desc.asp?prid=4090

Since Xray have the same design shocks as Serpent USED TO have. I assume that this shock would fit easily to the xray car (probably only the shaft should be replaced).

What do you think - is there a chance that we get this new shock or I'm out of my mind.

I would be happy to change my tamiya shocks ( )
Actually, the pic of shocks looks as if the fronts are shorter than the rears. Another thing you will probably have to contend with fitting these shocks, the overall length may be longer than the original shocks.
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:20 PM   #2968
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Old 07-18-2005, 11:22 PM   #2969
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kt hobbies has the foam

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Old 07-18-2005, 11:32 PM   #2970
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Buy some aluminum bodies and your all set. I don't see anything wrong with the xray shocks. Stick with the xray shocks. Once you learn how to use them for different applications, you'l be dialed in no time.
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