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Old 03-08-2016, 07:39 PM   #196
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Sorry for all the questions but I'm new to on road.
What spur gears will fit, I want to get an assortment of them.
Xenon vss spur gears. Kawada
I'm sure there is more
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Made several VBC Lightning FX videos. Check out my YouTube channel.

More to come and excited to race this chassis.

Out of curiosity, can I run foams on this chassis with out any adjustments?

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Old 03-27-2016, 02:01 PM   #198
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On the subject of the battery, has anyone tried thumb screws for the two screws that have to be removed in order to get the battery out?
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Upper pivot ball and cup fix.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO6ZfrBUvtU

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Just to bring up the discussion about about using a thrust bearing in the diff a few pages back, I found a place that sells 5x11x4.5 thrust bearings for under 30 cents each and bought 10 of them. Installation is easy, you just replace it with the bearing inside the drive cup. The only thing I did was flip those cone washers backwards so instead of () from the manual, I installed them the other way round like this )( as recommended.

They work flawlessly with the diff and so far, and the diff action is really smooth. I will have to go run on the track a few times to see how much longer they last compared to a regular bearing, but Im having high hopes for them
Where did you get them from
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Where did you get them from
Im from Hong Kong and got them from China. Not sure if its worth paying for shipping if you only get the thrust bearing from them...

Been through 2 long practice sessions with the thrust bearing in the diff and I gotta say the diff felt as smooth as I first installed it. If it was the traditional bearing it would of be trashed already, but it held up pretty well.
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Upper pivot ball and cup fix.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO6ZfrBUvtU

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thanks edward, the slop is SUPER annoying
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Old 03-30-2016, 03:50 AM   #203
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On the subject of the battery, has anyone tried thumb screws for the two screws that have to be removed in order to get the battery out?
Yep works great!, found a hole bag of them from a PC case that I built a few years ago.

Only problem is they are silver and not black
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thanks edward, the slop is SUPER annoying
You can also run a few beads of CA glue around the cup let it dry each time and give it a very fine sand once totally dried to smooth it out.

Seems like a design flaw as a few people have complained about this....
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Yes, it's a minor hassle. However, it's an inexpensive fix and the parts should be easily available and last for a while. No kit is perfect, the YRF 001's left clamping hub was a huge annoyance.

So far the FX is a nice kit, still building it and learning a lot.
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Old 03-31-2016, 12:22 AM   #206
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If you ever encounter a situation where the kingpin is rubbing the inner wheel (foam tire classes). Simply file down the bottom end of the kingpin. There's enough material to remove from the lower part of kingpin to create a gap so wheel will not rub.
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It seems as if the ball ends and cups are rather loose on these kits.
But the fix is quite easy. Use Yokomo YRF 001 part #'s YF-10B and YF-10E.

These parts are a direct fit on both the shock shaft and mount. However, you will need to shave a flat spot on the rod end (YF-10B) in order for it to sit properly in the mount. Easy to do.

Also, using a piece of plastic from packaging and placing it between the ball and the shock end will eliminate slop. This is a common issue and fix for most dampers, Team Prime, Yokomo and so on.

Please trim off the excess plastic.
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If you wanted to upgrade the shock, what would be a good one to get.
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Old 03-31-2016, 08:28 PM   #209
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If you wanted to upgrade the shock, what would be a good one to get.

Team Prime damper is nice option to go for. Yokomo R12 damper is good too, however, the VBC damper is really nice. I wouldn't worry about switching.
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The stock shocks seem to work pretty well IMO...it's worlds better than that abomination through body shock bs they used in the lightningf

If you really wanna "upgrade" it, any short body TC type shock would work
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