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Old 03-31-2005, 07:40 AM   #1366
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No, problem.

[Takes a bow.]

Hey, Kevin, what's the deal with this kydex top plate. My curiosity is piqued now.

Also, can you make a kydex bottom plate that mirrors your bumper? I know Cuffs and a couple of other guys were making their own. The stock XRAY bumpers (impact and the other one) are pretty much worthless.
It takes place of the stock plastic one that breaks all the time. BUT this one doesn't have mounting holes for the sway bar...I'm getting my car today so I'll have something to model the lower bumper brace after, I'm on it like stink on #^$%!!LOL


I hope to have a master plan ASAP...

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Old 03-31-2005, 07:42 AM   #1367
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> I hope to have a master plan ASAP...

If that includes world domination I cannot be part of it.

Seriously, I like those ideas. That top plate and the bottom plates are the two weak links that still remedying in the 'protection' aspect of the car.
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Old 03-31-2005, 07:49 AM   #1368
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Wannabee,

Once you have your car...could you look at possibly a Kydex top plate that can work with the stock top plate?

Perhaps that way the Kydex would reinforce the stock one preventing breakage and still permit sway bar useage.
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Old 03-31-2005, 07:54 AM   #1369
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Wannabee,

Once you have your car...could you look at possibly a Kydex top plate that can work with the stock top plate?

Perhaps that way the Kydex would reinforce the stock one preventing breakage and still permit sway bar useage.
For sure, and since you already bought the previous design, I'll help you out with this one...

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Old 03-31-2005, 08:20 AM   #1370
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Excellent +)

I made my own foam bumpers for the TC4, I took a very large nitro bumper from an HPI car. It was very dense foam, and I cut it down, and sanded it all nice. The foam was of course too thick, so i cut/sanded out a section for tc4 top mount. Perhaps a cut out area on the bumper foam would do the trick.

I bought two foams and 2 plates to give me a set spare... well unless the next Xray I see on the store shelf gets me first, I can perhaps play around with the spares and see what happens.
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Old 03-31-2005, 11:31 AM   #1371
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Hey guys, whats the kit standard, built by the instructions, wheelbase for the FK05.

For example...Protoform bodies are designed to fit cars with a wheelbase around 10.25 inch. or 260mm.
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Old 03-31-2005, 11:43 AM   #1372
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Mine seems to be an exact fit for the Protoform Stratus 3.0, though I have only eyeballed it as I haven't cut the body yet.

(not at home and can't measure for sure)
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by looking at the setup sheet, its 257
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Old 03-31-2005, 12:22 PM   #1374
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Hey guys, whats the kit standard, built by the instructions, wheelbase for the FK05.

For example...Protoform bodies are designed to fit cars with a wheelbase around 10.25 inch. or 260mm.
The wheel base can be set from 257 to 261mm. The stock rubber tire setup is 260mm.
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Thanks for the info guys.
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Old 03-31-2005, 03:57 PM   #1376
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Here's a tip we used on the RDX when I was building that. It also works really well on the XRay.

Instead of using both servo mounts, just use the front one. Also, cut the rear servo ears from the case. Next, Put some shoe goo on the bottom of the servo and install the servo using the front servo mount as a guide. Use a small clamp to hold the servo in place till the glue has dried.

This gives you more room for electronics on the chassis.

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Has anyone tried to balance the chassis yet? i did a quick left to right test, and i found the battery side was about 40grms lighter, problem is now, where to add the weight, front or back, since there is only a hold for the xray weights in the rear, non in the front.
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Something else to try...

The weight balance will be effected by the lever law....

to reduce the weight bias on the motor side..try to get the electronics as close as possible to your centerline... and any weight you add on the battery side try to kep as far to the outside of the chassis
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or whip out your wallet and get bigger capacity batteries
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Old 03-31-2005, 09:44 PM   #1380
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Can anyone tell me what does the downstop do. I noticed some setup says to run 1 in front and 1 in the rear, then another says 2 in front and 5 in the rear. Whats the difference as far as how it effects the car?
Downstop allows the car to transfer weight forward and aft when slowing down or accelerating respectively. The higher downstop the less downward travel the arms can achieve so when you slow down the car will not be prone to diving and becoming unbalanced. Keep in mind that the adjustment is dependant on the track conditions (how smooth or bumpy) and the type of tires used. (with foam your downstop will change as the tires wear)

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