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Old 09-17-2005, 09:09 PM   #3646
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I also used Yokomo screws. They are black which look great on the carbon fiber chassis. I got 24 ( 3 packages) of 3mm x 6mm.
same thats wut i used but i used 2 packs of those and one pack of the bigger ones for the top deck
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Old 09-17-2005, 09:54 PM   #3647
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any great pics of your black screw FK05?
will them rust as X-ray ones?
Here are some. I didn't change the screws for cosmatic reasons. I just didn't like the soft silver screws that came with the kit originally. Rust ? Im not worried about rust because I don't plan on driving the car through puddles of water.
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Old 09-18-2005, 01:22 AM   #3648
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I also used Yokomo screws. They are black which look great on the carbon fiber chassis. I got 24 ( 3 packages) of 3mm x 6mm.
We just go to a bolt supply and get them, i just got 50 yesterday for
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Old 09-18-2005, 07:22 AM   #3649
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If you need screws, you can go to www.mscdirect.com. You can buy any of the black steel screws you need buy the box of 100. For about $50-$60 you can have enough screws to last a lifetime.
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Old 09-18-2005, 07:42 AM   #3650
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that works out at about 50 cent per screw...about 30pence...a rip off.

i can get decent quality screws overhere for about 10-15p each...stainless so look good and dont rust or anything..

when buying screws from nut and bolt suppliers..dont go for the super high tensile ones..the heads shear off really easily, go for medium tensile screws (hex's are still strong so dont round off but the heads dont shear off)
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Old 09-18-2005, 08:19 AM   #3651
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Old 09-18-2005, 09:25 AM   #3652
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If you need screws, you can go to www.mscdirect.com. You can buy any of the black steel screws you need buy the box of 100. For about $50-$60 you can have enough screws to last a lifetime.
this is where i purchase my screws and alot of my tooling for that matter.pretty good prices and quick delivery.

screws are cheap until you get into exotic alloys.you can buy stainless screws by boxes of 100 pc for about 7 bucks and they can go all the way up to 60 or 70 a box with different grades of stainless steel.
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yeah you can get screws that cheap over here..for a matter of pence (im talking about 2/3pence each lol) but they are made out of monkey metal
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Old 09-18-2005, 09:35 AM   #3654
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sometimes i use mcmaster carr for some things because they are occasionally cheaper than msc.for the most part msc will have the best price for me due to the volume i order from them.i get really good discounts from them.
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Old 09-18-2005, 06:43 PM   #3655
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that works out at about 50 cent per screw...about 30pence...a rip off.

I guess I shuold have been a little more specific. Protc3 is correct. Buy them by the box of 100 for $5- $7 a box. 6 or 7 boxes of various sizes will cost you about $60-$70.
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Old 09-19-2005, 09:58 PM   #3656
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Well for my second out with my xray i thought i did fairly well. But during practice i was rear ended and my rear right shock body broke making a total shock oil mess. I'm thinking about getting the aluminum ones, anyone here who use them find them to smoother than the plastic ones? i know they are durable, but i hear they can be a little inconsistant

ps: I refuse to get shocks made from other manufacturers
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:03 AM   #3657
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i ran the plastic ones for 2-3 race days before upgradig to aluminum (pure bling). i cannot feel a difference either static or on the track. supposedly xray is working on new shocks, can't wait to see what they come up with, hope they keep the external adjustability feature (now if we could only get some offroad 1/10 ep manufacturers to get with the times).
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:09 AM   #3658
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I use the aluminum shock bodies for durability issues. I didn't want anybody to hit me from the rear and brake a shock body just like what happened to you. As for smoothness, I really can't tell the difference between the plastic and the aluminum shock bodies. I rebuild my shocks every week.
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Old 09-20-2005, 04:11 AM   #3659
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Got my Xray last Friday and my GTB 5.5 today. Can't wait for the weekend. Enjoy the pics
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Old 09-20-2005, 04:28 AM   #3660
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I just got a xray fk05 . I am using the setup the way the book tells you to do. I have no rear traction what can I do.
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