R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-22-2005, 11:03 PM   #841
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 485
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by aantonis
Listen people,

This is my first xray kit. When I started assembling it, I was astounded by the quality of the parts and the jaw dropping finish. It is just when I got to the last bag with the shocks, I really did expect to find another decent piece of equipment. Well, I got some plastic bodies, which probably they work wonders. But.... you can imagine how I felt. My expectations were higher than normal. So I asked in my favorite forum, and all I got was people finger pointing at me with stuff like " What's wrong with your shocks?"
NOTHING!!!!

I just plain HATE them for being cheepo plastic. THATS ALL!

Thanx anyway and dont get me wrong here!
I can understand where you are coming from with the shock comments but whats to say that aluminum is better. If you look at any of the factory cars, they all have plastic. Once you learn the way to build them you will like them. I build the shock and down worry about having too much oil in them. Then I loosen the lower cap and hang the shock upside down by the end of the shock.....let them hang for 10-15 minutes....close the cap and they are perfect. The oil will bleed itself out and they will all rebound the same! Was tempted to try the Tamiya shocks but its just not needed and then matching a setup will be impossible.
Joneser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2005, 11:04 PM   #842
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Greece
Posts: 224
Default

Exactly Jimbo....

.... and the other thing....
I was told that they are good because they are very light....
I have to add 100 grams just to get the car into EFRA specs, I wouldnt mind 4 "heavier" shocks with their weight equally distributed to the car's 4 corners.....

As I said dont get me wrong... I love the car.... I hate the shocks.


P.S. To those who said that they "just support heir favorite rc manufaturer"... I say this... If you really love them and want to support them, then tell 'em what they are doing wrong or what is that that customers dont approve. Kissing Xray's butt doesn't help the company at all IMHO.
__________________
Kyosho Evolva M3 / Kyosho Lazer ZX-5 SP / Xray T3
aantonis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2005, 11:06 PM   #843
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Greece
Posts: 224
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Joneser
I can understand where you are coming from with the shock comments but whats to say that aluminum is better. If you look at any of the factory cars, they all have plastic. Once you learn the way to build them you will like them. I build the shock and down worry about having too much oil in them. Then I loosen the lower cap and hang the shock upside down by the end of the shock.....let them hang for 10-15 minutes....close the cap and they are perfect. The oil will bleed itself out and they will all rebound the same! Was tempted to try the Tamiya shocks but its just not needed and then matching a setup will be impossible.
Thanks Joneser. I 'll try that. Two out of four shocks just seem to have air in 'em although I filled them up to the top and bleeded them carefull as per the manual's instructions. I 'll do them over again.
__________________
Kyosho Evolva M3 / Kyosho Lazer ZX-5 SP / Xray T3
aantonis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2005, 11:09 PM   #844
Tech Champion
 
SpeedTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 6,028
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by =MisFitz= NuKe
Really, lol, huh maybe for shops, because mine is on the way...lol...thanks for clearing that up Steve.
yeah, I'm sure for the team guys they got a few for you guys to get going. The reason for the shortage is that the European kits comes included with the Multi-diff (that's where the supply is right now) for the US kits, xray identify that double diff would be the way to go (for mostly the carpet racers )

Steve Wang
__________________
>>>www.SpeedtechHobbies.com<<<
SpeedTech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2005, 11:14 PM   #845
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: California
Posts: 828
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

hey steve... did you get the xrays in today...?
__________________
ARC/HobbyWing/ Protoform/ Team Integy/ R1 Wurks/ACTIVRC
HEWITT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2005, 11:19 PM   #846
Tech Master
 
=MisFitz= NuKe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,058
Send a message via AIM to =MisFitz= NuKe Send a message via Yahoo to =MisFitz= NuKe
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by SpeedTech
yeah, I'm sure for the team guys they got a few for you guys to get going. The reason for the shortage is that the European kits comes included with the Multi-diff (that's where the supply is right now) for the US kits, xray identify that double diff would be the way to go (for mostly the carpet racers )

Steve Wang
Ya, you darn carpet racers...lol, I would rather have gotten a spool with the car...lol...darn those asphalt racers...
=MisFitz= NuKe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2005, 11:21 PM   #847
Tech Champion
 
SpeedTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 6,028
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by A.c racing
hey steve... did you get the xrays in today...?
A good majority of the pre-order has all been shipped today. We will be shipping out the rest tomorrow. It has been a long day

Steve Wang
__________________
>>>www.SpeedtechHobbies.com<<<
SpeedTech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2005, 11:27 PM   #848
Tech Master
 
rctoyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Clay, Alabama
Posts: 1,110
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default 64p Spurs

I was told, or read from what I thought was a reliable source (don't remember the source now, or if it was here or on the XRay forum) that a 116 is the biggest spur that will work with the "stock" chassis.
__________________
----
Jeff
rctoyguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2005, 01:10 AM   #849
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 95
Default

hallo guys... i have the same problem with the shocks.... they just dont fit with the look of the car..
Everything on the car is perfect except the shocks...
I found that the plate that goes inside the body (the one with the holes) has a slope...
I dont understand why Xray doesnt have optional teflon plates..that will be fitted without any slop...
Of course i agree that they are very light but the car doesnt have a problem with weight...

The total lenght of the shock is 93-94 mm.. Do you know any other brand of shocks that can reach this length???
harris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2005, 01:59 AM   #850
Shop Owner
 
nnick's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Cheapest prices in Europe ;)
Posts: 1,342
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via ICQ to nnick Send a message via MSN to nnick Send a message via Yahoo to nnick Send a message via Skype™ to nnick
Default

I installed on mine 112 from kimbrough. I tried 116 but it was too tight and it went too low so I was afraid that might get ruined when going over a curb! Maybe when and if I get the 3mm chassis!!

The problem now is that the spur isn't true and being wider than xray's there is one point that it touches the motor mount! So I need to disassemble it and fit another spur!

Nick
__________________
Nikolakopoulos Nick
RC RING

The #1 source for all your electric needs www.rcring.eu

Enjoy RCing....
R/C Tech #82
IRT #123

Don't practice until you get it right. Practice until you can't get it wrong

Team Xray T4'17, Team Xray X10'18, TOP Racing Rebel
nnick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2005, 02:03 AM   #851
B4
Tech Addict
 
B4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Australia
Posts: 642
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default Plastic Shocks

I personally don't see the need for the aluminium shocks. I bought a Xray Evo 2 over a year ago and put the aluminium shocks on and didn't notice any improvement. They stayed on the car simply because i couldn't be bothered changing back to the plastic.

I have since bought a Serpent 710 and it also has plastic shocks that are almost an exact match of the Xray's and i wouldn't waste my money on aluminium.

One of the things with Xray cars is that everthing is kept as light as it can be whilst still be functional. This allows the racer to bring the car up to minimum weight and balance it to there liking.

OK over to the next person to express their opinion.
B4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2005, 02:44 AM   #852
Tech Master
 
FW-05RR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,384
Default

xray shocks are very good if you build them correctly I have a T1FK04 and the shocks are just awesome
FW-05RR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2005, 05:35 AM   #853
Tech Regular
 
chach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Worcester, MA
Posts: 336
Default

my 05 kit shipped this week and I am wondering in regards to initial set-up.... I notice that Burch and Dumas have their mod set ups from the national online at Xray, but what changes are required for setting this thing up in stock, or are those a good basis to go by.

and the shocks take a few trial asemblies to get right but once you get the hang of it I thik they are fairly easy to assembly.
chach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2005, 05:47 AM   #854
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: somewhere in the north of england
Posts: 347
Default

you really need to spend time on the shocks and use green slime around the seals.
Invest in a shock stand as well make building the shocks so much easier. As well making them consistant.
Also you should invest in a vernier caliper to make sure all the shock are the same length and use a pinch snip (wire cutter) as in the manual to screw the bottom eyelets (ball cups)on to the shock shaft.
I have made mistakes when i first built them but got better as building them with time and using the tools mentioned above.
Smoking motor.. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2005, 06:08 AM   #855
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 156
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

[QUOTE]Originally posted by nnick
[B]I installed on mine 112 from kimbrough. I tried 116 but it was too tight and it went too low so I was afraid that might get ruined when going over a curb! Maybe when and if I get the 3mm chassis!!

The problem now is that the spur isn't true and being wider than xray's there is one point that it touches the motor mount! So I need to disassemble it and fit another spur!

i have just received my fk05 in regards to the 64 pitch spur gears are there any reccomendations to use . what manufacturer and what would be the right size spur.
mshap33 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 04:00 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net