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Old 05-11-2005, 03:19 PM   #1
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I just shipped off my 415, ordered an X-ray 05 30 minutes ago for $367 so I can trade it for a RDX carpect spec that is used but has the stronger bumper, aluminun steering knucles, X-ray body post and spare arms. If I tried to buy everything new I will spend about 5 dubs "$500" but there something about the X-ray that kinda make want to keep it now I'm getting cold feet about , I fell like that runaway bride from Ga.

So can the RDX and X-ray cults help me out:

How much work does it take to convert the stock X-ray to carpet?

How much work does it take to convert the RDX Carpet spec to asphalt?

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Well as much as I hate to say it.... but if you can only get the carpet spec car..... its gonna take alot to get it good for asphalt. That is why that car was made for carpet. It is gonna be way to stiff for asphalt.

But the carpet car is in DEMAND right now so get it and then trade of that for a UK kit with the one-way or a US spec with dua diffs.
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Add the front sway bar and proper springs and the FK05 will handle better than pretty much anything else you've ever driven...

add the stiff chass, hard arms, wide topdeck and assorted other gizmos if you GOTTA have it...and yes it will make a great car even better....

For asphalt, I've heard of some people removing screws fromt he top deck to allow for more flex...

I still have yet to see an RDX in person...I'm running an FK05 and I absolutely love it...out fo the box(with just the springs and swaybar) the FK05 will outperform the FK04 with the XRC chassis and topdeck on carpet....
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Well as much as I hate to say it.... but if you can only get the carpet spec car..... its gonna take alot to get it good for asphalt. That is why that car was made for carpet. It is gonna be way to stiff for asphalt.

But the carpet car is in DEMAND right now so get it and then trade of that for a UK kit with the one-way or a US spec with dua diffs.
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The only thing you would absolutely need to run the Carpet Spec Kit on asphalt would be the Black Spring set which is softer for asphalt racing.

You could consider a standard topdeck but it isn't necessary. A lot depends how how much traction your local track has.
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Default springs is all youll need..

I've been running the carpet spec on asphalt and have had no problems ....Ive been running 17lbs springs which work on most tracks..car is dialed...
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I've been running the carpet spec on asphalt and have had no problems ....Ive been running 17lbs springs which work on most tracks..car is dialed...
thanks to all I've made my decision
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