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Old 11-01-2005, 11:02 PM
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Just take out the middle screw of the bumper that attaches to your chassis....and start hitting things at an angle. That way you break your steering block and not your chassis or maybe break nothing at all. The p-dub is great, and might save your car from a slight tap on the wall. In a major crash, something has to give....just pray its not your chassis
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Old 11-01-2005, 11:04 PM
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EA beat me to it. Listen to the man, he has the info to keep you happy with your non broken chassis.
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Old 11-01-2005, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by EAMotorsports
Yea but if your breaking a chassis now you'll be breaking 5 arms a week with the corally!! I seen a lot of very good drivers break the corally this past weekend!! Arms are the weak part of that car. And they arent much cheaper than an xray chassis

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That is what got me to decide on getting an FK05 this week. Looking forward to seeing what this car can do.
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Old 11-01-2005, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by MDawson
That is what got me to decide on getting an FK05 this week. Looking forward to seeing what this car can do.
You wont be dissapointed. No slop in the car, the only weak part of the car (If you can call it weak) is the castor blocks. But you have to hit something very hard to break those!! Put a P-dub on the front with out the middle screw and your dialed!!

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Old 11-01-2005, 11:25 PM
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been running Xrays for two years and have never split the front of the chassie. even with all the screws in the front end
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Old 11-01-2005, 11:41 PM
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split chassis? I must be lucky that a driver like me has not experienced that yet.
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Old 11-02-2005, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by EAMotorsports
If you guys would just use the two outter screws in the chassis like was posted earlier in this thread you wouldnt crack the chassis at all or break any front end parts because you can still use the P dub bumper. Just leave out the middle screw in the bumper. It will allow it to flex enough not to break.

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Are you sure that works. Leaving out the middle screw. I would think it would make it worse. The problem is that all 3 screws rip right through the chassis causing it to split.

Also how did you hear about this leaving the middle screw out thing. and has this chassis splitting situation ever happen to you or any other racer you know?
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Old 11-02-2005, 08:54 AM
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I seen a few guys do it and the next time they left the screw out and they have not pulled it through sence then. It allows the bumper to flex enough so it wont pull through.

I personally have never had any problems. But I also have never ran the middle screw.

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Old 11-02-2005, 09:10 AM
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I'll say it before and I'll say it again. We have a ton of xrays at our local track and have for the past 2.5 years and all have the bumper mounted the same and I have NEVER seen this happen. Not to say that it does but maybe if it keeps happening to people at your track you should look at the boards they are using or something.
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Old 11-02-2005, 09:35 AM
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For those asking my setup is posted on Xrays site now.

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I've owned 3 XRays and have never split the chassis while running all three screws. As mentioned above, take a look at the boards at the track and see it they're overly stout.

I like the P-Dub bumper, but logically, if the bumper is rock hard and has no "give," it's going to transfer those forces somewhere else, i.e. the chassis, or front suspension components.

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Thanks Guys. I will try running it without the middle screw and see what happens.

I will also check the boards. We also have a part of the track that is nicknamed "the chicane of death" Which is pretty damn scary going thru. I always say a prayer entering that part of the track.
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Old 11-02-2005, 11:05 AM
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Ultimate Bumper for the T1FK05
[PAR8050]

This is the Ultimate Bumper from Parma for the Xray T1FK05.


Anyone use that...is it pretty much the same as the Pdub and Rubberneck ones?
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Old 11-02-2005, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by EAMotorsports
Yea but if your breaking a chassis now you'll be breaking 5 arms a week with the corally!! I seen a lot of very good drivers break the corally this past weekend!! Arms are the weak part of that car. And they arent much cheaper than an xray chassis

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Don't forget steering blocks too!!!
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Originally Posted by EAMotorsports
Yea but if your breaking a chassis now you'll be breaking 5 arms a week with the corally!! I seen a lot of very good drivers break the corally this past weekend!! Arms are the weak part of that car. And they arent much cheaper than an xray chassis

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