Like Tree1Likes

Xray T1FK05

Old 10-13-2005, 04:10 PM
  #4051  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (16)
 
Chris08527's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: 732
Posts: 2,156
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default

looking for a little help . . alot of help yet once again

maybe i just should have a got a FT TC4 . . .

i have about a 2mm ride height diff. from the rear to the front (rear 7mm front 5mm) and the shock collars on the rear shocks are all the way up

i have the hinge pins mounted into the middle of the bulkheads on the fron and rear

so why do i have this 2mm rake on the car???
Chris08527 is offline  
Old 10-13-2005, 04:13 PM
  #4052  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (24)
 
L.Fairtrace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Beyond the Wall
Posts: 3,791
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

Make sure the shock collars are pushed all the way on the shockends, it can be tough the first time.

Also screw your rear shock ends on all the way. Are you running a carpet tower in the front?
L.Fairtrace is offline  
Old 10-13-2005, 04:17 PM
  #4053  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (16)
 
Chris08527's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: 732
Posts: 2,156
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default

thanks larry i will check onthat stuff

i am running a BMI chasis so i do not know which front tower it comes with looks pretty close to the stock tower???
Chris08527 is offline  
Old 10-13-2005, 04:24 PM
  #4054  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (24)
 
L.Fairtrace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Beyond the Wall
Posts: 3,791
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

Ok what size tires are you running. What is your droop set at. That might be the problem. You want basically no downtravel for foams.
L.Fairtrace is offline  
Old 10-13-2005, 04:26 PM
  #4055  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (16)
 
Chris08527's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: 732
Posts: 2,156
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default

right now i have 58mm on it the rear droop was set at 6 and the front 2
Chris08527 is offline  
Old 10-13-2005, 04:38 PM
  #4056  
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 316
Default

Thx Dotman for the help on the GM3. I just ordered the PDub from their web site.
Charles is offline  
Old 10-13-2005, 04:55 PM
  #4057  
Tech Master
iTrader: (36)
 
dal bains's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,010
Trader Rating: 36 (100%+)
Default

the bottom brace is still needed no matter what bumper is used..

i have split a 3mm chassis, mainly because of a hard crash but it was made worse because of how thick the chassis is, the brace sits to high where it mounts to the chassis, so the chassis is daylighting on the bottom. When the brace gets some impact it impacts the chassis midpoint causing it to split. I guess filing away the brace to allow the chassis to sit flush with the brace might work.. (this is with the 3mm chassis.
dal bains is offline  
Old 10-13-2005, 05:00 PM
  #4058  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (24)
 
L.Fairtrace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Beyond the Wall
Posts: 3,791
Trader Rating: 24 (100%+)
Default

The wider bottom brace is definatley not needed with the pdub bumper. Almost no one in my area runs one with the pdub bumper and I have not seen a split chassis yet. And were talking 20-30 guys.
L.Fairtrace is offline  
Old 10-13-2005, 05:03 PM
  #4059  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (10)
 
Roger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 2,322
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

Bevel the edge on the front to eliminate the sharp edges when using the 3mm chassis.
Roger is offline  
Old 10-13-2005, 08:28 PM
  #4060  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (48)
 
andrewdoherty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: ★Wylie, TX★
Posts: 3,812
Trader Rating: 48 (100%+)
Default

looking for a little help . . alot of help yet once again

maybe i just should have a got a FT TC4 . . .

i have about a 2mm ride height diff. from the rear to the front (rear 7mm front 5mm) and the shock collars on the rear shocks are all the way up

i have the hinge pins mounted into the middle of the bulkheads on the fron and rear

so why do i have this 2mm rake on the car???
Make sure your suspension arm holders are holding the inner hinge pin below the suspension holder. I dont know if it is possible to swap them upside down, but that would create the situation you're explaining.

It needs to be like this . . .

H__________H <---Suspension holders

and not like this . . .

._________
H ...........H
andrewdoherty is offline  
Old 10-13-2005, 08:35 PM
  #4061  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (22)
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 8,616
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

Hey Andrew, Listen to Larry. He's hella fast!

Sup Larry, I can't wait to get back over to Horsham. Nothing like running on a weekly basis with up to 5 potential National A mainers!!! (this is why I end up in the B )
Bob Barry is offline  
Old 10-14-2005, 12:03 AM
  #4062  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (5)
 
Jon Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,753
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

The stock plastic shocks are super good and buttery-smooth on the XRAY. I rebuild mine frequently and it takes me all of fifteen minutes to properly build and bleed them. I think I and/or TeamGP have written posts before on how to properly maintain/build the shocks if you look back in the XRAY forum history.

The hype about the Serpent shocks is partially true: they are kind of a hot item right now. (They look trick to boot.) A bunch of the guys were using them down at the Nats. The only negative is that they require you to use regular pistons.

I personally have gotten spoiled making small on-the-fly adjustments with the adjustable pistons.

Last edited by Jon Williams; 10-14-2005 at 12:15 AM.
Jon Williams is offline  
Old 10-14-2005, 12:47 AM
  #4063  
Tech Elite
 
Speedo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,435
Default

Chris - if nothing else works, buy the TC3/4 shock collars. They will allow you to lower the car further and should get rid of the ride height issue.
Speedo is offline  
Old 10-14-2005, 12:52 AM
  #4064  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (5)
 
Jon Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,753
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

It's all good, guys. Chris called me last night (he's a friend who runs locally), and I went over it with him. If he doesn't get it on his own, I'll see him tomorrow at the track.
Jon Williams is offline  
Old 10-14-2005, 01:09 AM
  #4065  
Tech Master
 
raving-monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: yorkshire, england.
Posts: 1,818
Default

Originally Posted by Jon Williams
The stock plastic shocks are super good and buttery-smooth on the XRAY. I rebuild mine frequently and it takes me all of fifteen minutes to properly build and bleed them. I think I and/or TeamGP have written posts before on how to properly maintain/build the shocks if you look back in the XRAY forum history.

The hype about the Serpent shocks is partially true: they are kind of a hot item right now. (They look trick to boot.) A bunch of the guys were using them down at the Nats. The only negative is that they require you to use regular pistons.

I personally have gotten spoiled making small on-the-fly adjustments with the adjustable pistons.
don't you find the adjustables sometimes just randomly change part way through a race?

sometimes my car would just suddenly handle like a dogs back side and i wouldnt know why, turns out it is the pistons that kept changing.

i now just use fixed #2 pistons and don't change them at all (2 reasons, 1) cant be bothered, 2)i dont see them making as much difference as other things)....

anyway, each to their own...i know some people that love the adjustables but then others that dislike them like i do.
raving-monkey is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.