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Old 12-02-2005, 11:22 AM   #496
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Question on the new car...the wheel axles and hexs look normal but the wheels don't. Been staring at it trying to figure out how they work
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Old 12-02-2005, 11:35 AM   #497
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The rims look like the same starburst hard wheels that were included in the FK04 kits. They are nothing special, just a quality spoke wheel. I would suggest giving them a try, after using just about every rim on the market I can say without doubt the hudy wheels are the best.
Other good wheels to try are Tamiya (increased aig gap) and Speedmind (as stong as hudy but a bit heavier)

Rims to stay away from are:
Pro-line & JB: way to soft, they warp under load and bend on impact.
Xenon , Sorex, & Pit: extemly brittle and crack easily in light crashes
Alex Racing: Much heavier that other rims on the market
Hudy Soft: The soft compound rims deform to easily similar to pro-line or JB

OK rims would be:
Yokomo hard, RP, & HPI aero dish.
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Old 12-02-2005, 11:42 AM   #498
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Actually, I was referring to the inside of the wheel. They don't look keyed for a hex. They look like they were made for a different type of axle
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Old 12-02-2005, 11:50 AM   #499
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Ya, that is pretty wierd looking. I dont remember previous wheels looking like that.
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Old 12-02-2005, 11:52 AM   #500
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1. the screws are not countersunk on top chassis

2. Top chassis plate is designed for outdoor " it's carpet", if you look at the bottom chassis you'll we notice that there are holes for a wide version
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Old 12-02-2005, 11:55 AM   #501
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Go to the Xray web site and read the features, same upper and lower for inside and out, just and screws and braces or take them away for stiffer or more flexible.
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It looks like those holes arent straight out from the current aluminum standoffs, so I assumed those holes are for the chassis weights...
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Old 12-02-2005, 12:24 PM   #503
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From looking at the T2 design, I'm surprised that Xray used a similar design as the Cyclone/415MSX. The one thing about Xray, preceding the T2, is their unique design and superior quality. I'm wondering if it was a business move to gain market share in Asia??? Smart move I must say. I still think the FK05 will be a better carpet foam car...
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Ya, that is pretty wierd looking. I dont remember previous wheels looking like that.
Looks like they just updated the site. The wheels look normal now
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:09 PM   #505
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Bulkheads - no ....thrusts - yes...I'm sorry I think that a LARGE portionof the thrust problem was mass hysteria created by a very vocal group on here and other forums...I've seenandheard from many people who, after reading forums, were afraid to run their car for fear of the 'evil thrust bearing problem'...for many, the perception became the reality. If you are going to point out the faults, though, you need to also acknowledge that theissues were adressed and the customers were taken care of.

If it makes you feel better about yourself to attach labels to people, then knock yourself out...
You have made the same statement too many times regarding a hysteria and a non existent problem.
My friends and me got the kits (3) from the first batch. ALL of them had that problem!! So please, stop stating that was a hysteria without reason. The next kits came without any problem
Yes, all problems were addresses by Xray beucase they existed
We also had some other problems but there is no need to discuss them now, T2 should be the subject

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The new foam bumper is different, because of the hole locations in the bumper.

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Ralph B. can the larger wheel knuckles, uprights and wheel hexes be used on the T2? Will the suspension geometry change?
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From looking at the T2 design, I'm surprised that Xray used a similar design as the Cyclone/415MSX. The one thing about Xray, preceding the T2, is their unique design and superior quality. I'm wondering if it was a business move to gain market share in Asia??? Smart move I must say. I still think the FK05 will be a better carpet foam car...
Unique design ? What are you talking about ? All previous X-Rays had similar layout to the Tamiya car at the time of their release:

TRF 414, 414M etc... --> T1, T1 FOC, T1 FK...
TRF 415 --> FK05
and now MSX --> T2

I'm not saying it's crap but there's no uniqueness in the design of these cars.

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I haven't seen the thickness of the chassis listed anywhere. Is it 2.5mm like the FK05?
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Unique design ? What are you talking about ? All previous X-Rays had similar layout to the Tamiya car at the time of their release:

TRF 414, 414M etc... --> T1, T1 FOC, T1 FK...
TRF 415 --> FK05
and now MSX --> T2

I'm not sating it's crap but there's no uniqueness in the design of these cars.
See post #437.
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See post #437.
Maybe but you have to give me that though: it seems like a pattern, I'm only talking about the general layout, not saying they look like Tamiyas, but every time Tamiya has changed general layout (for the better each time it has to be said), the next X-Ray car changes to a similar one aswell.

Everyone's going to the same layout when it comes to belt driven cars. Everyone but Losi (you gotta give them that even though i don't like the car) and a few other small manufacturers (Kawada for example), it's kind of boring really if you ask me.
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