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Old 02-01-2006, 01:00 PM   #2551
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This is FYI only and should not be read into any more than that.

In the quest for more caster (a must for the one-way setup ), and due to my giving up spare parts to other drivers in the past few weeks, I came up with a way to use the FK05 front c-hubs, steering blocks and rear hubs.

You can find the details in the Using FK05 hubs & steering blocks on the T2 thread on the XRAY forum.
Here are some picks of the T2 with FK05 hub conversion...
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Old 02-01-2006, 01:01 PM   #2552
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And the rear hubs...

BTW, as you can see I prefer to use the short and steep angled camber links for major camber gain and a higher roll center. Hence the ball cups, to keep the links from binding, and the extension plates you see on the rear hubs. Neither are needed for the conversion.
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Old 02-01-2006, 01:16 PM   #2553
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I havent had problems with the chassis getting tweeked. I've had problems with the shocks popping off!
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Old 02-01-2006, 01:24 PM   #2554
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I havent had problems with the chassis getting tweeked. I've had problems with the shocks popping off!

If the shocks are poping off make sure you installed the ball mounts in the right way on the shock cap and eyelet!
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Old 02-01-2006, 01:31 PM   #2555
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How is the car handling with the conversion??

Is there like it's on trf415 msx with the old suspension?
good with the old suspension from ms on carpet and on asphalt with the new ones?
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Old 02-01-2006, 01:52 PM   #2556
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They're on right i talked to Jared Scott about it
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Old 02-01-2006, 02:03 PM   #2557
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Austin,

I assume your shocks are popping off of the arm. If thats the case, try removing the grub screws in the arms and taking an M3 screw with a small washer and screwing it through the eyelet in the shock and into the arms.

The screw and washer will secure the shocks and keep them from popping off.

Oh and yes the shocks can still move freely...


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Old 02-01-2006, 02:18 PM   #2558
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Austin,

I assume your shocks are popping off of the arm. If thats the case, try removing the grub screws in the arms and taking an M3 screw with a small washer and screwing it through the eyelet in the shock and into the arms.

The screw and washer will secure the shocks and keep them from popping off.

Oh and yes the shocks can still move freely...


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Old 02-01-2006, 02:22 PM   #2559
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How is the car handling with the conversion?
On carpet it handles and feels just like the 05 did. But of course with more corner speed, steering and stability due to the lower CG and centralized mass.
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Old 02-01-2006, 02:30 PM   #2560
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.....feels just like the 05 did. .....with more corner speed, steering and stability .....
So what you're saying is, it DOESN'T feel like the 05 did. Just kidding. The car looks pretty good around the track. 9.6
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Old 02-01-2006, 02:31 PM   #2561
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Word around the camp fire is RC America gets a shipment today of parts...
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OK, i dunno if this has already been covered, but what i have read seems most are seeing the rear toe issue in the hubs? On my car its the chassis. Simple test... get a piece of paper and a ruler and a pencil. You can strip your chassis completely apart, but isnt necessary for this test. Lay your chassis on the piece of paper with the rear bulkheads mounted, but nothing assembled on the top side, no shock tower mount no top plate, ETC. Use your calipers and measure the distance between the two halves at the front and back and take note if they are NOT the same... the rear of the rear bulkheads are farther apart on my car 1mm than the front of the rear bulkheads. Now the only square section of the chassis to measure for comparison is the sides, to see which side is actually off... the left or right of the rear bulkhead. The sides do not extend far enough to take a measure from the bulkhead F/R to the outside flat of the chassis, so you use the ruler and the piece of paper to "extend" the sides of the chassis to get a measure from each bulkhead to the line drawn. This difference when compared to the centerline of the chassis will tell you if both sides are off, or if it is actually only one side that is off. Basically it looks as if the chassis moved as they were drilling the holes for the rear bulkheads to mount. The left bulkhead is about .6mm off from the center, and the right bulkhead is about .4mm off from the center (on my car). The front half of the bulkheads are centered with the center of the chassis... but separate gradually going back, they basically add toe, but unevenly L/R. I found no irregularities in my rear hubs. They add identical toe when compared to the arm only.

To be sure, i measured thickness of the bulkheads and that each screw hole in the bulkheads were centered... otherwise this test would be flawed. Im sure if everyone else took a few minutes to check their cars we could nail this issue, and inform Xray so they could take care of it accordingly.

Hope this helps in some way...

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My chassis is perfect. Everything is in line etc. So my conclusion stays the same. The hub. I shimmed it
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Does anyone know when the new option parts will be available?
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man I'm glad I didn't buy my T2 yet. It seems like there quality control people did a poor job. I checked out my friends T2 yesterday and he had holes that were not countersunk and I saw other people's car having problems with the rear shock rubbing the back rim, toe problems, and the front dog bones binding. I think I will wait for atleast the 5 batch.
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Old 02-01-2006, 04:27 PM   #2565
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yo B-main, you know my looked good on sat, wana take it for a spin lol
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