Xray T4 '13

Old 08-17-2013, 05:25 AM
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I never thought of weight under the ESC, must see if I can get a brass plate or something made up, that may be good.

Got to look at the Reflex fan mount, if only because it adds weight in the right spot, I came super close to failing a weight check today, was 4g over min limit, had a tyre blow out (and then followed by the motor), got loaned a spare motor (same as my own), but also tried some different tyres in a final run, only to walk off the drivers stand and remember I'd just changed tyres, and not re-checked the weight, got super lucky and came in 1g over legal weight.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:25 AM
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Oops, double post...
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by grippgoat View Post
21g under rx, and 14g behind motor fan. No motor shims. About 1390g total, 2g heavy on battery side, and 50.7% rear. Close enough.

Gotta install my DCJs, and then tomorrow.

I'd post a pic, but the wiring still looks pretty shoddy. :/

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How did you determine the weight percentage?
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by stro3579 View Post
How did you determine the weight percentage?
Rear / (front + rear)

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Old 08-17-2013, 03:27 PM
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Is it worth waiting for the 2014 to come out or will average joe not notice any difference between this one and the new,
Also if I'm running on carpet,what options should I be looking at,
Thanks
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:48 PM
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I would wait for the 14 indefinitely. Only options I use are hudy ecs and different springs and oils for tuning. I keep split blocks for the front and a cut top deck as tuning options.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:47 PM
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I want the 52 mm ecs from either spec r or rsd but one says one has a short axle and long ....which one to get
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:57 PM
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So I got my 2nd T4 last week and am building it now. I also ordered the closed layshaft mounts for it. Come to find out the new kit had them already in it. Guess these will go on the other car that I know doesn't have them. Just thought I would let everyone know so they don't order them and end up with extras unnecessarily.
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Probably unlikely as the mounts they are using/testing will need different holes to the current chassis.

They layshaft mounts are an option item that has been out a while. I have them on my car.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:02 PM
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Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:54 PM
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Where did you order the second kit from?
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:57 PM
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Odin, where did you get the closed bulkhead from?
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:00 PM
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My buddy ordered them both for me. I believe he ordered through RCAmerica but I can double check with him if you guys would like. I know the T4 kits were back ordered for a bit so I had to wait a little bit for it.
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:37 PM
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Has anybody ever ran ECS shafts in the rear? If so, what did you notice, if anything?
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I am wondering why you'd want to do that?
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Andrew S View Post
I am wondering why you'd want to do that?
I haven't tried it yet. I could see it maybe being a benefit if, for example, you are running high roll centers, and the diff in the lower position. Otherwise the axles are known to bind a little in this position.
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