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Old 01-15-2019, 07:57 AM
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I've tried the Yokomo kit when I raced on asphalt. I liked the Xray better, felt more responsive. No experience on the VBC.

I tried adding a ton of weight on the nose and running inline for the first time, did not suit my driving style on carpet. Will be switching back to transverse battery.
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:23 AM
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Newby here. Getting ready to order Xray X1 - 19. Only other part I will order is the gear diff. (Part# XRA374901). Will be racing on black carpet, small but with lots of turns (2) 180 and a chicane. What tires? any other add on parts needed to start? Coming from offroad.
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crc tires are typically the best on black carpet. the gravity tires take a long time to break in and are hit or miss as far as consistent traction. The sweep tires are ok but they feel squirmy in the rear and just overall feel to soft with lots of glue you can get them to work but really not worth the effort. I have not tried a set of volante tires. As for spare parts the front arms are weak if you are running in the wide configuration.
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crc tires are typically the best on black carpet. the gravity tires take a long time to break in and are hit or miss as far as consistent traction. The sweep tires are ok but they feel squirmy in the rear and just overall feel to soft with lots of glue you can get them to work but really not worth the effort. I have not tried a set of volante tires. As for spare parts the front arms are weak if you are running in the wide configuration.
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:46 AM
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Does anyone know if this will fit the older car.
XRAY 2.5mm X1 2019 Graphite Rear Brace - XRA371078
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Old 01-25-2019, 01:00 PM
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Heads up, if you get this option part, it has troubles for carpet racing. If you bang a wall just a little bit, it wont break or bend, but it will loosen the left wheel off the axle every time. This is due to that the short and long wheel base parts do not have the plastic ring for the bearing like the middle wheel base


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Good to know, saved me some money. (Actually, I'm not good enough of a driver to tell a 1mm difference in wheelbase.)
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Upgrading form the 17/18 car.

What width do you run? And what width is typically run at big events? 190mm is the max listed at a local track, and my 17 was nowhere near that wide ever, with CRC tires. I feel like I'm leaving performance on the table running the car narrow.

Is anyone using the wide front end setup with CRC tires?

What diff fluid do you start with on CRC black carpet?

What weight limits? And where do you usually add weight?

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Euro Touring Series Ľ Chassis Focus ? Jan Ratheisky

Prototype parts on Jan's car. Less weight on the moving pod with the rear wing no longer attached.
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It's about time they figured out that the wing needs to connect to the chassis or be ahead of the rear axle to actually work well.

Adjustable wheelbase is a nice touch.
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Originally Posted by Zerodefect View Post
It's about time they figured out that the wing needs to connect to the chassis
surely if the wing downforce is applied to the chassis it can only affect the rear tyres by being transferred via the shock?
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That's correct. Just like every other winged car out there. Only 1/8th nitro has hub mounted bodies. You'll have to account for wing settings with ride ht and spring choice. I doubt it'll be much, if anything.

I think the wing was just pushing down and rotating the pod, not really adding much grip. Didn't old 1/12 scales use a wing, but it was way further forward on the pod.
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I run on black crc carpet. I ran once without a wing to see if it did anything and I couldnt even notice not having a wing on besides the car look horrible.
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Euro Touring Series Ľ Chassis Focus ? Jan Ratheisky

Prototype parts on Jan's car. Less weight on the moving pod with the rear wing no longer attached.
looks like itís gonna break easily.
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Originally Posted by Zerodefect View Post
That's correct. Just like every other winged car out there. Only 1/8th nitro has hub mounted bodies. You'll have to account for wing settings with ride ht and spring choice. I doubt it'll be much, if anything.

I think the wing was just pushing down and rotating the pod, not really adding much grip. Didn't old 1/12 scales use a wing, but it was way further forward on the pod.
12th and 1/10th on road and oval used wings mounted off the rear of the pod top deck. Then 10th oval played with mounting them just to the body with little effect difference, to me anyway.
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