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Old 09-01-2005, 10:51 AM
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Glad i got my alum shock bodies a few months ago then

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Old 09-01-2005, 12:02 PM
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In RC Car Action Tour Car magazine there are some pics of Ralph Burch's Xray. In one the pic you see one of the front hub carriers w/ ball stud mounted in king pin screw hole. It looks like he had the carriers machined down so screw would clear the wheel. What is the advantage of this mod?
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Old 09-01-2005, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by alien too
In RC Car Action Tour Car magazine there are some pics of Ralph Burch's Xray. In one the pic you see one of the front hub carriers w/ ball stud mounted in king pin screw hole. It looks like he had the carriers machined down so screw would clear the wheel. What is the advantage of this mod?
well he runs a very small diamiter wheel on foams, because he runs carpet alot. SO for him he needs to have this mod so he can run the smaller tires. Most ppl have to run bigger tires to clear the screw
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what issue and page
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sorry to say that is not the reason he has them like that. the reason being if you look at the rear camber link where it mounts to the hub its the same way. because he runs about 3-4 mm of shimming at the hub and the only way to make those shims fit and not have the camber link screw rub on the inside of the wheel is to run them like that and the reason he does it in the front is so when he has to take the front end apart your not removing and then reinstalling the screw over and over again. which we all know that is how the c-hub hole gets worn out. hope this helps. i run mine the same way as ralph and it gets you alot of clearance.
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wow u really make sense out of that y didnt i think of that lol well; theres ur answer
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In RC Car Action Tour Car magazine there are some pics of Ralph Burch's Xray. In one the pic you see one of the front hub carriers w/ ball stud mounted in king pin screw hole. It looks like he had the carriers machined down so screw would clear the wheel. What is the advantage of this mod?
As the person who made these for Ralph, these are for his rubber tire car. The setup for rubber tires whether on asphalt or carpet is different than foams. Ralph runs two different cars. The modification to the C-hubs is for the car he runs on rubber tires. This moves the camber link out over the steering block which changes the length which in turn changes the geometry of the suspension. This changes how the car handles. I don't know precisely how this changes the handling, but Ralph said it definatly helped his car at he Reedy race this year.
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Originally Posted by goop
sorry to say that is not the reason he has them like that. the reason being if you look at the rear camber link where it mounts to the hub its the same way. because he runs about 3-4 mm of shimming at the hub and the only way to make those shims fit and not have the camber link screw rub on the inside of the wheel is to run them like that and the reason he does it in the front is so when he has to take the front end apart your not removing and then reinstalling the screw over and over again. which we all know that is how the c-hub hole gets worn out. hope this helps. i run mine the same way as ralph and it gets you alot of clearance.
Well Said Goop!!!
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Old 09-01-2005, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by teamtamale
As the person who made these for Ralph, these are for his rubber tire car. The setup for rubber tires whether on asphalt or carpet is different than foams. Ralph runs two different cars. The modification to the C-hubs is for the car he runs on rubber tires. This moves the camber link out over the steering block which changes the length which in turn changes the geometry of the suspension. This changes how the car handles. I don't know precisely how this changes the handling, but Ralph said it definatly helped his car at he Reedy race this year.
oh i feel stupid
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Can someone please scan the pictures of Ralph's car on the Car Action issue. Some of us cannot find this issue..

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what issue and page???
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Old 09-02-2005, 06:11 AM
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Dont know. Someone who has seen it maybe can help..
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Originally Posted by John Doucakis
Dont know. Someone who has seen it maybe can help..
maybe u can look at the page
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Originally Posted by m8commando
Does anybody know where I can fine the anodized shock bodies part#308320 and also I'm looking for part #301212 graphite upper bumper brace. anyone have any leads.
I am using the alloy shocks in one of my Xrays and im sorry to say the Tamiya TRF shocks still shit all over them

the Xray ones are OK but not that good considering the cost

Pro4 Shocks are very nice too and cheaper

I have to say I love the way you can adjust the xray shocks unlike other brands
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