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Old 01-28-2006, 09:22 PM   #2341
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Hey Brit! It maybe better if you direct your complaints to RC America, either in person (since you are local) or via the net, phone or smoke signal! Here is their contact info:

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Old 01-28-2006, 09:40 PM   #2342
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Is everyone using the xray shock springs or will other brands work? Thanks. R.W.
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Old 01-28-2006, 09:40 PM   #2343
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PRS gear didn't have the quality I thought it would. Looks like they ground them down and counter sunk them, so they would fit in the T2, but the holes didn't line up well making the scew off set and the the ground side was not even.
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I countersunk my own PRS gears.

It took me 30 seconds with a tapered bit. I have no problems since then.

I run 64 pitch gears, hence the change.
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Old 01-28-2006, 09:48 PM   #2345
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Here is my method of fitting any spur gear into the Xray cars. I works especially well for stock/19 turn racers.
Get the spur gear of choice.
Find a flat surface
put down a sheet of 200 grit sand paper down
place the spur down flat on the paper and start sanding the gear down. Make sure you apply pressure all around the gear and rotate every 10 seconds or so and flip every min.
When you get to a point where the spur is getting uncomfortably thin, break out the 1000 grit paper.
Do the same thing but this time wait until the gear is smooth.
You will never have to worry about the gear or screws touching off on any bulkhead- topdeck.
Plus it looks pretty sweet and you get a lot of questions on where you got the gear.
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Old 01-28-2006, 09:50 PM   #2346
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wow, didnt realize i was being so outspoken. Lots of people have mentioned the same things.

This is a public forum, I am expressing my opinions. If you look back you will see I have already said I LOVE this car.

That said, there are several issues which I feel are unaceptable given the xray warranty and the marketing claims.

>>I have ordered a new a top deck to counter tweak on an untweakable car.

>>I have shimmed the hubs that are "within manufacturing tollerances"

>>I bought a second kit for spares.

I just don't think that I should have had to do any of those.

I know i didn't HAVE to. I did, it was my choice given the circumstances.

Part of my job covers supply line implementation, sourcing, logistics of complex technology products from proto to mass production.

So please do not tell me how hard this is.

Its just project management.
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Nice way to do it Chris. Probably looks factory.

Sweet...I will try it next time.
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Old 01-28-2006, 09:56 PM   #2348
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Nice way to do it Chris. Probably looks factory.

Sweet...I will try it next time.

You have no Idea.
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Old 01-28-2006, 09:56 PM   #2349
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hey kevin how is that new xray? Hope you enjoy it.
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Old 01-28-2006, 10:02 PM   #2350
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Here is my method of fitting any spur gear into the Xray cars. I works especially well for stock/19 turn racers.
Get the spur gear of choice.
Find a flat surface
put down a sheet of 200 grit sand paper down
place the spur down flat on the paper and start sanding the gear down. Make sure you apply pressure all around the gear and rotate every 10 seconds or so and flip every min.
When you get to a point where the spur is getting uncomfortably thin, break out the 1000 grit paper.
Do the same thing but this time wait until the gear is smooth.
You will never have to worry about the gear or screws touching off on any bulkhead- topdeck.
Plus it looks pretty sweet and you get a lot of questions on where you got the gear.
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for a $10 spur gear I would rather not do anything to it.
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Old 01-28-2006, 10:03 PM   #2351
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Andy,
You going to join the 27 lap club tommorrow? Marc and I need to talk with you about something also.
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Jim,

Its working great.....I love it, two race nights, two wins...

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for a $10 spur gear I would rather not do anything to it.
$10 Who you getting ripped by . J/k. I might be able to show you Nebraska racers in March. We will see.
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So what I think these guys are trying to say is that we shouldnt make those interested in buying aware of the problems at launch.

No one fron XRay has said hey guys don't worry we are gonna take care of you, just use the interim fix until that point. All they keep saying is just shim it. I shouldnt have to shim a freaking $400 sedan. Lets put it in these terms. You go buy the lastest BMW and get it home only to realize there is a manufacturer defect, are you gonna be ok with the dealer saying, oh hell just shim it.

Honestly it could be borderline false advertisment to say you have created an untweakable car, but XRay did just that and at some point you have to be held accountable

And what about my chassis that has already started to split after 1 race day, should I just say oh well becasue I don't want to be a complainer. Please, I am gonna get my chassis replaced or there will be problems, because like Brit I dont just sit back and take it in the a$$. I will stand up for what I feel strongly about. SO DEAL WITH THAT.
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Old 01-28-2006, 10:10 PM   #2355
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I know about complaints...I used to run a Losi JRXs, which was a pile ....Talk about a $400 sedan that needed work....


That is why I switched to Xray FK05 and loved it.

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