R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-02-2005, 11:44 AM   #4396
Tech Fanatic
 
HRCRACER123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 819
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

I am thinking that with not using the center screw in the front and also using bigger head screws that hold on the front bumper. They are less likely to rip through the carbon fiber chassis.

With that said. Does anyone know where I can find screws that have a little bit larger head than the stock ones that go into the countersunk holes in the bottom of the chassis?
HRCRACER123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2005, 04:59 PM   #4397
Moderator
 
Speedo's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,431
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nexus
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?
Exactly the same from what I can tell, having owned both.
Speedo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2005, 05:51 PM   #4398
Tech Elite
 
ChrisP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Shelby Twp, MI
Posts: 2,046
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

Actually, the Parma isn't quite as thick as the PDub...material feels slightly softer too?
ChrisP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2005, 07:43 PM   #4399
Tech Master
 
axel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: NorCal
Posts: 1,226
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nexus
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?
I thought the parma bumper is alright...if hit at the side of the bumper the bumper would bend and the wheels would hit it...I decided to run the stock bumper now.
axel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2005, 07:46 PM   #4400
Moderator
 
Speedo's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,431
Default

I don't have a P-dub bumper anymore to compare, but from what I remember they are virtually identical.

Here is a pic of the Parma bumper:
Attached Thumbnails
Xray T1FK05-parma.jpg  
Speedo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2005, 07:53 PM   #4401
Tech Adept
 
Twin-Kyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Puce,ONT Canada
Posts: 234
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Windsorguy99
Actually, the Parma isn't quite as thick as the PDub...material feels slightly softer too?
Would this be a better choice than the PDub bumper??
Twin-Kyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2005, 08:13 PM   #4402
Tech Fanatic
 
HRCRACER123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 819
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

I have seen and felt both bumpers. They are pretty much the same. But I do think the parma is a little slimmer.

Hey.... I was thinking what if I got the carbon fiber bumper brace from an older model X-Ray and got rid of the plastic one. Do you think that will help as well for my nose chassis splitting problem because the carbon fiber would be stiffer? Anyone..
HRCRACER123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2005, 08:38 PM   #4403
Team EAM
 
EAMotorsports's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Posts: 9,158
Trader Rating: 79 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to EAMotorsports
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Speedo
I don't have a P-dub bumper anymore to compare, but from what I remember they are virtually identical.

Here is a pic of the Parma bumper:
What do you think of the Serpant shocks? I was looking at getting a set.

EA
__________________
Contact Us
Team EAM, Our Facebook
Team EAM | Xray | RCAmerica | Hudy | APEX Raceway and Hobbies | RC Mission | Killer Concepts | AVID | Hobbywing.
EAMotorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2005, 08:40 PM   #4404
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: MI
Posts: 574
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Speedo
I don't have a P-dub bumper anymore to compare, but from what I remember they are virtually identical.

Here is a pic of the Parma bumper:
What kind of front shock tower is that?
cvt01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2005, 09:10 PM   #4405
Tech Addict
 
J@UNE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 621
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by axel
I thought the parma bumper is alright...if hit at the side of the bumper the bumper would bend and the wheels would hit it...I decided to run the stock bumper now.
You should try the mi2 bumper, it fit perfectly once you remove some material in the back and the wheels will never hit it. I run the one for xray with foam and the MI2 bumper with rubber.
J@UNE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2005, 09:53 PM   #4406
Moderator
 
Speedo's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,431
Default

The Serpent shocks are nice. I almost crapped my pants paying $100 for a set of shocks, but it is really nice not having Xray's "shocks" on my car. The Serpent shocks are very easy to build. I just soaked the shock bottom assemblies with the foam bits in them in oil for an hour or so and prodded them to get the air out, then filled the shock bodies with oil, waited for the bubbles to surface, and threaded the shock bottom assembly in half way. I built them with the shock shaft fully extended, and after putting the shock bottom on, moved the shock shaft up half way, and tightened up the shock bottom assembly. Rebound on all 4 shocks was very close, and I couldn't feel any air bubbles.

The shock body itself is pretty cool, it's basically just a cup with threads on it going all the way to the top. The top has no opening (it's really the bottom of the "cup") and the top of the shock just threads on top the body. Makes it a bit easier to build them, I think. The Tamiya shocks are probably just as good, and if they were the same dimensions as the Xray ones I would recommend going that route just because they're cheaper. However the Serpent shocks are almost identical in size to the Xray ones, and it is nice to just be able to bolt them on. The only thing you need to change is to replace the Serpent shock ends with the Xray ones, and the spring retainers with Xray/AE/Tamale ones.

What's on the front of my car in that picture isn't actually a shock tower. I built the kit with the tower that came with it, but when I attempted to mount my bodies they would sit several cm off the ground. I couldn't get a carpet tower in time, so I made one out of an old c/f upper bumper brace

Josh
Speedo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2005, 10:07 PM   #4407
Tech Master
 
bender's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 1,504
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Can Tamiya shocks be used on the XRay, or is there a big difference in length/stroke?

thanks.
__________________
Jason W
FIR#2 - "You can't buy this much talent"
Durango Dex410 - Schumacher Cougar SV - Top Photon
bender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2005, 11:11 PM   #4408
Moderator
 
Speedo's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,431
Default

They can be used, just need to mount them a little different than the Xray shocks.
Speedo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2005, 05:51 AM   #4409
Tech Elite
 
rcracenut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: WIS
Posts: 3,363
Trader Rating: 52 (96%+)
Default

Does anyone know where I can get a roll out chart for the Xray sedan?
__________________
____________________________________________
1 Corinthians 10:31 ...whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God.
S&N Trackside Hobbies
Innovative Hobbies and Raceway
Clark RC race park
rcracenut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2005, 05:54 AM   #4410
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,300
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rcracenut
Does anyone know where I can get a roll out chart for the Xray sedan?
www.gearchart.com
duckman996 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB: NIB Xray T1FK05 & Xray Teflon coated aluminum Shock Body Adam.A Australia Wanted to Buy 4 01-02-2007 03:30 PM
WTB: Xray T1FK05 & Xray Teflon coated aluminum Shock Body Adam.A R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 1 12-30-2006 03:26 PM
Xray T1FK05 $100.00 Charles R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 2 04-25-2006 10:51 AM
F/S: Xray T1FK05 ewippler R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 12 12-09-2005 04:03 PM
WTB: Xray T1FK05 ewippler R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 4 05-06-2005 06:40 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 04:25 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net