NEW XRAY T2

Reply

Old 01-31-2006, 04:38 PM
  #2506  
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 32
Default

.
AJ Goin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2006, 04:41 PM
  #2507  
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 32
Default

Originally Posted by imprsme
Well I appreaciate the info., but I am not going to keep buying things (chassis and top decks) just to see if that is the problem! For $400 this car should be RIGHT out of the box! I love my 05! but the T2 is another story, To bad it hasn't even seen the track yet!
im just gonna ask you, are you saying you dont love your T2 as of yet because it should be "Right out of the box"? Then you go on to say "to bad it hasnt seen the track yet.

How do you know if its not right if you havnt put it on the track? I could be misunderstanding here... please correct me if im wrong.
AJ Goin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2006, 04:43 PM
  #2508  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (76)
 
imprsme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Va.
Posts: 3,924
Trader Rating: 76 (99%+)
Default

So you think that a car that is "Right" has .05degs of toe on one side and 3degs on the other! Plus no matter what is done it lifts one side/end of the chassis 2mm on a flat surface?

MY 05 is "right" and has neither of these issuse!
imprsme is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2006, 04:45 PM
  #2509  
Tech Master
iTrader: (58)
 
Doug D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,512
Trader Rating: 58 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by imprsme
I installed all electronics, motor and battery. Placed the car on the droop blocks and it teetered (sp.) I backed off all screws and tightened them again. the car was flat after that. So I move on to the set-up station. I have .05 degs of rear toe on the left and 3degs on the right...... I took all shims out and screwed the the arms directly to the bulkhead I had just a little less than 1deg on the left and a little over 1deg on the eight. So I measured all the shims. they are within a few thous. of each other but I did match up the shims on each side... Put the car back together and had the same as without the shims.... so at that point I put it up until today!
Damn Ant, tweaked car, unequal toe-in......at least Melton should be dialed with this car.....
Doug D is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2006, 04:49 PM
  #2510  
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 32
Default

Your previous post say's that it does this with the CRC top deck which sounds to me like they counter sunk the top deck on the wrong side... but you should not have this problem with the T2 top deck.

As far as your rear toe issue, shim it out and you will never notice a difference.
AJ Goin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2006, 04:56 PM
  #2511  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (33)
 
HRCRACER123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 819
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by imprsme
So you think that a car that is "Right" has .05degs of toe on one side and 3degs on the other!
Dont you mean 2.5 degree's on one side and 3 degrees on the other?
HRCRACER123 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2006, 04:59 PM
  #2512  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (4)
 
beyondthepack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 818
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

is it fair to say that counter sinking the deck that comes ith the kit is a waste of time, and just go out and get the aftermarket one?
beyondthepack is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2006, 04:59 PM
  #2513  
Tech Master
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tampa, Fl.
Posts: 1,069
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by MDawson
Perhaps you have the topdeck upside-down. Try flipping over the top deck.
You can't flip the top plate over. The Steering bellcrank sits off to the left side. The mounting holes will not line up.
Art Jensen is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2006, 04:59 PM
  #2514  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (76)
 
imprsme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Va.
Posts: 3,924
Trader Rating: 76 (99%+)
Default

Originally Posted by AJ Goin
Your previous post say's that it does this with the CRC top deck which sounds to me like they counter sunk the top deck on the wrong side... but you should not have this problem with the T2 top deck.

As far as your rear toe issue, shim it out and you will never notice a difference.
Um it does it with the T2 top deck also! Just not as bad!

Shim it out huh...LOL so I am supposed to run two shims on the left rear and one on the right rear to FIX the car and make it RIGHT! LOL

My car is 2.5degs different from side to side.

You ppl crack me up!
imprsme is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2006, 05:03 PM
  #2515  
Tech Master
iTrader: (1)
 
stormperson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: MA
Posts: 1,185
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

The stock topdeck is quite flexable, countersinking the topdeck will just make it less likely to tweak when it flexes, or when you hit a wall or something like that, it wont really help with stiffness issues.

I realize some people have had some problems with their t2, although mine was fine out of the box when i ran it at Horsham last weekend, i just had to change my set up from my 05, espically softer springs in the rear. I have not measured my rear hubs, however I will say that the plastic is a bit soft, and it is easy to strip out the upper camber link screw, although if you want you can run the old hubs, so its not a big issue.

At least you arent having to bust out the dremel for hours to make the car go straight down the straight away...
stormperson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2006, 05:03 PM
  #2516  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (76)
 
imprsme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Va.
Posts: 3,924
Trader Rating: 76 (99%+)
Default

Originally Posted by HRCRACER123
Dont you mean 2.5 degree's on one side and 3 degrees on the other?
Nope as I said! With one shim in the fronts both left and right and two shims in the rears both left and right, I have .05degs of toe-in on the left and 3degs on the right!
imprsme is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2006, 05:04 PM
  #2517  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (33)
 
HRCRACER123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 819
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by imprsme
Nope as I said! With one shim in the fronts both left and right and two shims in the rears both left and right, I have .05degs of toe-in on the left and 3degs on the right!
WOW..Thats friggin way off. Holy crap.
HRCRACER123 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2006, 05:19 PM
  #2518  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (4)
 
beyondthepack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 818
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

is there anyone, who has tryed out the Aluminum hubs or knuckles yet (aftermarket)? if so are they that much better, I keep stripping my front knuckle
beyondthepack is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2006, 05:32 PM
  #2519  
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 948
Default

This car tweaks like a bitch! :flaming
Rody is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2006, 05:43 PM
  #2520  
Tech Master
iTrader: (12)
 
Mr. McGoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,768
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by beyondthepack
is there anyone, who has tryed out the Aluminum hubs or knuckles yet (aftermarket)? if so are they that much better, I keep stripping my front knuckle
I am running team tamale all the way around (front and rear c-hubs, & steering blocks) - and i have taken some major crashes with no problems whatsoever - my FK05 was a tank with larry's stuff - i would break an arm (if i broke at all) before i did anything else - i have been running larry's stuff for about a year now, and i have yet to bend anything...

www.teamtamale.com or shoot him an e-mail here
Mr. McGoo is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service