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Old 03-26-2005, 03:18 PM   #1051
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Spur Gears: I am running a 112tooth 64pitch Kimbrough gear, ran my car today, and it works fine.
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Old 03-26-2005, 03:20 PM   #1052
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When the difference from last year it's only 10% and the prices are up 25% and more it is not economy. When you publicly acknowledge that the prices in the future will drop. When with every edition you reduce the quality it's not economy. When you sell well in one country and jack up the prices or the opposite (UK) its not economy. When the research and development for the new car is 2 months it is not economy. It is need for money right now. Please think twice before blame someone for narrow-minded.
FACT - YOU pay, what *I* pay
How can that be anything more than just that?
Xray have said they're putting things on a level playing field, which seems to have worked, but when the UK-US rate goes from 0.61 to 0.52 in 12 months, or 0.63 to 0.52 in 2 year, THAT isnt 10%, its much closer to 20%.
Still, your only paying as much as everyone else, how can that be Xray deciding just to hike the prices up cos they've got to pay for a factory? they knock 80 of the UK price, about 1/5th off, and thats them trying to make money to pay off there own ventures?
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Old 03-26-2005, 03:24 PM   #1053
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Thanks for getting all mad to make me realize we have it better in RC over here!
I'm just messing with you PaulC2K!
I just like watching you british chaps get all about prices!!
And yeah, our dollar suxxs a$$ right now, but we really don't care.
It seriously effects other countries more than it does us anyway!
Yeah, it doesnt effect you much really, its only overseas products that your going to get hit by, and the size of your nation is pretty big so for most things your self sufficent, but they'll always be something out there that you'll get hit on. As it is, the current rate is great for other countries, we can pick up great deals from the US becase things just got so much cheaper (they tipically are anyway, regardless of the recent dip).
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Old 03-26-2005, 04:04 PM   #1054
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I ran the FK05 last night at a club race and the car was hooked up using the box stock setup except fpr the springs. Great job on this one XRAY. Now to see what it does on pavement!
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Old 03-26-2005, 04:09 PM   #1055
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For anyone who got to run it....hows the FK05 compared to the "old" car? Whats different?

Verdict please?
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For being the first time out. My car felt very stable, and "flat". It didn't have a lot of body roll, and was set-up softer than my old car, because the chassis is so much narrower.
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Old 03-26-2005, 05:52 PM   #1057
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i must say the car is fast!!!! after every battery pack it seamed to get faster. I didn't have an fk before I had an evo2 so the difference was off the chartes. I used a 116 precession r/c spur and a 32 pinion, geared a bit high for my small track but i was getting the feel of the car. As for taping the batteries, it wasn't a problem. I run a 1/12 L4 so i was used to it. Bottom line I LIKE IT, I LIKE IT ALOT!!!!
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Old 03-26-2005, 06:08 PM   #1058
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are the us kits metric? whats the largest spur you can fit on this thing? I also heard that kimbrough spurs rub, is this the case with fk05? thanks for the help.
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Old 03-26-2005, 06:09 PM   #1059
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I ran mine for the first time last night. My local track is a tight asphalt track so I built the car with the spool from my T1FK and set it up to the base rubber tire setup. At first the car pushed a little so I changed the rear springs to from yellow to white and it felt pretty good after that. I am going to add the sway bars and go to 4 hole open on the pistons to get the car to react quicker for next time. In the race I set the fastest laps of anyone in stock and would have TQed and probably won if not for a couple of mistakes. All in all I am quite pleased with car. I felt was very stable and predictable.
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Old 03-26-2005, 06:13 PM   #1060
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are the us kits metric? whats the largest spur you can fit on this thing? I also heard that kimbrough spurs rub, is this the case with fk05? thanks for the help.
The kit is metric. I think the largest spur you can put on it is a 87 with the stock chassis. I ran Kimbrough spurs on my T1FK with out any problems. One of the guys at my track put a Kimbrough 64 pitch gear on his FK05 and it worked just fine.
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the largest 64p spur is 116 FYI WITHOUT modification
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...so I built the car with the spool from my T1FK...
I thought they said the old diffs would not work due to the orientation being different or something like that?
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Hey guys...

I kinda lost track while people were talking about what was and wasn't included in the kit.

Since I'm considering getting one, I'd like a recap on those topics if someone wouldn't mind.

I know about the battery strap not being included. But is there anything else of note thats being left out(or included) that isn't mentioned on the "specs" on the X-ray site? Things I believe I heard people talking about off and on when discussing whats included or not...

-Multi diff...
-Spring steel universals...
-battery strap..

Thanks for any help.
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For anyone who got to run it....hows the FK05 compared to the "old" car? Whats different?

Verdict please?
I ran my FK05 today on carpet with foams and the car felt very smooth and the stock chassis flex was very noticiable in the turns where i was getting eaten alive

The FK04 with the thicker chassis seemed much more able to handle the rigors of carpet racing, but then again this was my first outing with the car.

Did anybody else notice the chassis flex? What gear ratio are you guys running in stock?. BTW, my tires were about 58 mm.

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Old 03-26-2005, 07:47 PM   #1065
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Hey guys...

I kinda lost track while people were talking about what was and wasn't included in the kit.

Since I'm considering getting one, I'd like a recap on those topics if someone wouldn't mind.

I know about the battery strap not being included. But is there anything else of note thats being left out(or included) that isn't mentioned on the "specs" on the X-ray site? Things I believe I heard people talking about off and on when discussing whats included or not...

-Multi diff...
-Spring steel universals...
-battery strap..

Thanks for any help.
The US kit comes with everything listed
Except:
No Multi Diff (Two Ball Diffs: Stock not the spring steel)
No Starburst Wheels (Dishes with a starburst pattern)
The only spring steel on the car is the turbuckles and the drive shafts as per spec.
Those where the only two changes I have seen.
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