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Old 11-02-2005, 10:44 AM
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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?
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Old 11-02-2005, 03:59 PM
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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.
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Old 11-02-2005, 04:51 PM
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Actually, the Parma isn't quite as thick as the PDub...material feels slightly softer too?
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Old 11-02-2005, 06:43 PM
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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.
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Old 11-02-2005, 06:46 PM
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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  
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Old 11-02-2005, 06:53 PM
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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??
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Old 11-02-2005, 07:13 PM
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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..
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Old 11-02-2005, 07:38 PM
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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.

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Old 11-02-2005, 07:40 PM
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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?
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Old 11-02-2005, 08:10 PM
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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.
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Old 11-02-2005, 08:53 PM
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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

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

thanks.
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Old 11-02-2005, 10:11 PM
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They can be used, just need to mount them a little different than the Xray shocks.
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Old 11-03-2005, 04:51 AM
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Does anyone know where I can get a roll out chart for the Xray sedan?
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Old 11-03-2005, 04:54 AM
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Originally Posted by rcracenut
Does anyone know where I can get a roll out chart for the Xray sedan?
www.gearchart.com
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