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Old 02-17-2006, 11:35 AM   #3196
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Using both words together just seems Wrong! How is Stockton? Should be up there next weekend.
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....tracks been awesome ...I'll be there this Saturday then 03/05 for practice ...then the Nats.
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Old 02-17-2006, 11:47 AM   #3197
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....tracks been awesome ...I'll be there this Saturday then 03/05 for practice ...then the Nats.
Are they open for practice on 3/4 as well?
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Old 02-17-2006, 11:54 AM   #3198
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I think there is a race on 3/4 and practice 3/5.. no racing on the 2/25

I think the schedule is up to date with this..


http://www.stocktonrcraceway.com/
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Old 02-17-2006, 11:57 AM   #3199
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I think there is a race on 3/4 and practice 3/5.. no racing on the 2/25

I think the schedule is up to date with this..


http://www.stocktonrcraceway.com/
Yep ..what Dal said ...hey Dal ...bring your crying towel tomorrow, you're gonna need it
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Old 02-17-2006, 12:02 PM   #3200
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Alright thanks, Yeah like two of my shocks are fine, and two of them I push up on them and I hear squeeking noise so Im going to re-build those ones.

One last question about the belt. How tight/loose should it be? Right now it seems a bit on the tigheter side (Front all the way up) (Rear one back from standard).

Should I just put both at standard, or what should I do?

About the Diff's, I will do that. Thanks.
Mike I'm assuming you'll be running stock class, so you need to set both your belts at the notch right before the loosest setting. They will feel pretty loose, but as long as you don't hear any skipping noises you'll be fine.

One note- I told you to set your diffs that way not just for your benefit, but for other new Xray owners. The purpose of doing it that way is to avoid overtightening the diffs before being fully broken-in. A seasoned racer can set the diffs on the bench and get them really close, only having to recheck them once or twice, but a new racer should "sneak up" on the correct diff setting until he/she is more familiar with it. Xray diffs are extremely smooth and stay that way longer than any other car I've ever owned, but if you don't break them in correctly they wil never be as smooth as they can be.
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Old 02-17-2006, 12:18 PM   #3201
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Thanks, I just cannot seem to get how to do this shock thing. It is just getting me frustrated so Im going to get some help from my Shop.

Everything else is great now, I set the belts good and everything, about to go pick up a new servo case I need (I had to cut the part of the old one to fit my TC4...around the shaft).

Thanks for all the help, I can't race it tonight though, I still got alot of setup to do and all that good stuff!

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Old 02-17-2006, 12:38 PM   #3202
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...I just cannot seem to get how to do this shock thing. It is just getting me frustrated so Im going to get some help from my Shop.

...-Mike
There's always the $75 solution. Buy Tamiya Shocks.
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Old 02-17-2006, 03:59 PM   #3203
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Aren't X-ray shocks suppose to be great? and have adjustable damping feature? Why I am hearing a lot of people are using TRF shocks instead?
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:46 PM   #3204
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Once you get the Xray shocks built right they last forever and are as smooth as any others out there.....You just have to learn how to do them right.

Most guys put the Tamiya's on because they are to lazy to learn how to build Xray's right or dont want to take the time or are just more comfortable with them.

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Old 02-17-2006, 05:01 PM   #3205
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I just build the shock by first using a air-remover like the one above that Hara is holding, then undo the bottom cap and push the shaft in about 2-3mm which releases a bit of oil and twist the cap back on. This gives me a full re-bound which i like, i do this with the piston holes all open, then a change the piston hole to one open on the front and 3 open on the back, this all takes about 15 minutes. I love the shocks.
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Old 02-17-2006, 05:31 PM   #3206
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I ran Tamiya shocks until I bought my 05... I find the XRay shocks very easy to build and seem to last forever with out attention. I just check them from time to time and they still don't need a rebuild. My Tamiya shocks wore out the bushings that the shafts ride on way too often and more than once the lower part unscrewed and the fluid ran out
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just follow the manual on building the shocks...there are no secrets, just read and following instructions.
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I think Michael might be talking about the bottom cap of the shock body. You need to use the Hudy tool to compress it on. Also the X-Ray plastic is pretty durable. It was suggested to me to use a screw at first for the ball ends. I threaded it with a screw a few times using some bar soap (natural lubricant), and it helped me out alot. Hope this might help ?

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Old 02-17-2006, 07:36 PM   #3209
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My bad! I wasn't reading the instructions careful enough.I was unscrewing the top of the shock, not the bottom.I'm not used to doing that.As soon as I loosened the bottom and waited about ten minutes I was unable to bleed the shock, thanks for the help guys. I gotta agree with the Tamiya shock post, they are very easy to build.
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Hey if anyone has a good starting setup for T2 on high bite carpet track w/ takeoff 27s big track. stock.
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