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Old 11-01-2012, 11:34 PM   #196
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Raced my first on road race in 8 years tonight at Timezone II with a really old Xray, and I am hooked. I really hope to see an R10 at the TZGP next weekend as it is at the top of my list. On a side note, my Viper motor and ESC worked flawlessly tonight
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:35 AM   #197
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Undersized head?
Do you mean the 2mm hex heads were too tight? If so I have built many different brands, not all 2mm are the same, I generally have a couple of drivers on hand, one worn a little, guarantees a tool for every job. I didn't have any screw issues, if anything the SS screws are quite nice. Go and build a new TOP then you will see bad screws


Re shocks, yes I have noticed the bladder has some issues, though I have not worked out a solution yet
Yes, the heads were tight, and not consistent from size to size. Easy solution was a few packs of screws and a hunt around the toolbox. I now have a car that goes together with a new screwdriver. 2mm is 2mm, I'm not going to start keeping a worn screwdriver just so I can tighten faulty screws.
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I actually did have the same trouble with the short button head screws being tight in my cars but I just used my 2mm ball wrench on those for the initial build. Since, they've opened up a bit and I can use a standard wrench on all of them. I'm sure they don't manufacture the screws there so that can be a tough thing to make sure is 100% perfect all the time being the volume of screws a mfg goes through. Honestly, considering all the other possible things I've seen over the years - bad hinge pin fit, bent bulkheads, bent chassis, bent screws, bad materials - a wrench not fitting perfectly was hardly a cause for concern IMHO.

The shocks, yes can be a bit tricky. I didn't drill anything on mine but I did bleed them as I used to for the Xray car - Seat the bladder, screw the cap on all the way and then bleed from the bottom. I am going to play with the shocks a bit more over the coming weeks to learn some new set-ups with them. Really, it's going to be tough to bleed them any other way with how tight the bladder fits in the cap.

I'll get the recient set-up from the Halloween Classic up asap. The track layout was an awesome track to test on so I think I made up some good ground on a more "flat" and balanced set-up. The first ones I had (more like kit) were great for hairpins and a really aggressive/small track but for higher speed/flowing tracks it was just way too hard to drive.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:26 PM   #199
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Josh, you didn't tell me about the screws...... j/k -- thanks for the post!!
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:15 AM   #200
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Have people been cleaning and re-oiling their bearings when building the kit? I've just opened mine up to start building and the bearings seem a bit tight. I'm sure they will free up a bit after a few runs but I was just seeing what others are up to. Also, did anyone have to shim their rear diff at all? I'm just getting back into racing and haven't built or used a gear diff since I built my (then new) TA02.

Any help appreciated.
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Have people been cleaning and re-oiling their bearings when building the kit? I've just opened mine up to start building and the bearings seem a bit tight. I'm sure they will free up a bit after a few runs but I was just seeing what others are up to. Also, did anyone have to shim their rear diff at all? I'm just getting back into racing and haven't built or used a gear diff since I built my (then new) TA02.

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depends how picky you are when building a kit, and what race is coming up.
I put them straight in, but yes were quite heavy packed, if you have spare time, it wouldnt hurt to wash them out and lightly oil them instead.
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I always leave the grease in. Makes the bearings last longer.
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Yeah I think I'm going to leave them alone... just want the drive train to be as free as I can get it is all.
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I raced my R10 for the first time this weekend. I'm very happy with it. I just need to dial it in a little more.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:57 PM   #206
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We are currently accepting resumes for the 2013 Team ARC USA. Please send your resume with your 2013 racing plan to [email protected] . Team managers will start to review the application and get back to you soon!!
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awjs -- you should try a Viper in it!!!!

Paul - let us know how its going, and what set ups you are trying.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:32 PM   #208
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Hmmmm, so tempting to be sponsored again.....especially with a world class indoor track within 20 minutes of my house. Wish I had the time to race every week and travel regularly.....
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You know you want to do it..........
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