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Old 11-07-2006, 12:35 PM   #5821
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I'm very new to carpet and I am attempting to set up a T2. I've noticed that due to the location of the front shocks on the shock tower and A arms in relation to where the rear shocks are mounted the front feels much softer then the rear, even when stiffer springs are added to the front than what is on the rear.

It took a 20LBS spring in the rear and a 33LBS spring in the front just to make the car feel even. Is this something that is common on T2 set ups? Is a stiffer rear desirable by some drivers?

I've notied some team guys that run on foam are using the white 17LBS spring in the rear and a Violet 33LBS spring in the front which follows what I just explained, but some drivers are running my old set up- Pink 30LBS springs in the front and royal blue 22.5LBS springs in the rear. Again that makes the car feel very soft in the front and like a brick in the rear. ...I'm very confused.
This is very common on a lot of "new age" cars like XRAY, Tamiya, HotBodies, etc. This result is even more pronounced when running carpet/foam, because it is common to use the inside shock mounting hole on the front a-arms (for wheel clearance among other things), which makes the front shock feel more soft.
This just seems to be the way many TC suspensions are designed, now.
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Old 11-07-2006, 12:43 PM   #5822
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Like you explaned in your post the front shocks are mounted much closer to the inner hinge pin than the rear shocks are. this results in the front end acting much softer with the same spring. this also goes for most of the set-ups having 1hole more open piston. this is the same with all of the cars out there because the front wheel has to turn with out running into the shock, this is why the standard set-up for the car is a 12 lb pound split to make the car well ballanced to your hand on the pit board and also roll on the track. it is not completely crazy with some set-ups to run only 8lbs different or even 14lbs different. but for the most part 10-12 is standard. I hope this helps, paul
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:07 PM   #5823
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Thanky ou for the affirmation. I thought I was going crazy for a minute. I couldn't figure out how the rear was so stiff with such a light spring in comparison to the front untill I looked at the leverage difference through shock positioning between the two ends.

I think I'm on the right track now....
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:34 PM   #5824
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I'm trying to help a friend get parts for his T2 were is the best place online that has a big selection and not on a waiting list for parts
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Old 12-14-2006, 06:57 PM   #5827
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Old 12-15-2006, 06:18 AM   #5828
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Hi all,

I'm proud to present you our new products for all XRAY drivers. A new spool and diff out drives from "Pat Jasmin Products".

Here are pics of them on www.rcinfos.com (http://www.rcinfos.com/2006/2006_12_...ined_parts.php)







Our spools has been tested by several drivers and the results are very very good adjustement in the car and no wear. The spool and the diff outdrives are made in aluminium with high quality delrin outdrives.
I use the diff for the first time at the GP World Carpet Cup in Switzerland and all I can say is that this parts is really very good.
The particularity of these parts is that we don't use blades anymore so it is very economic.


For more information (pricing,shipping...), you can PM.
All feedback or comments will be appreciated as we always want to improve our products.
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Old 12-16-2006, 03:51 PM   #5829
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Genius ...This is definately one area that obviouly could benefit from an improvement.
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Old 12-21-2006, 09:17 PM   #5830
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Who is here rans on asphalt?
I just bought a slightly used on carpet T2.
I will run it on high traction indoor asphalt track, so I would like to find out who is here rans T2 on asphalt.
I ask because I see 99% pictures of carpet ran T2s.
befor I ran TA05 with lots of hop-ups but finally decided to go to a T2.
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Old 12-21-2006, 09:46 PM   #5831
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Carpet is huge in North America, but there is a very large population around the world (and yes also in NA) that runs on asphalt...

If you're looking for setups and questions you may want to check out the Xray forum at www.teamxray.com
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Just received and assembled my new T2R chassis - it's looking awesome and I can't wait to drive it

To those of you who have built it, did you notice the extra diff ball on the bolt? The manual calls for six balls but they included 7 and the diff seems to operate more smoothly with it.

Also, any suggestions on filling/bleeding the shocks? I'm probably on my 4th try to get them right....

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Old 01-22-2007, 07:26 AM   #5833
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ride shock air remover works great
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:28 AM   #5834
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Just received and assembled my new T2R chassis - it's looking awesome and I can't wait to drive it

To those of you who have built it, did you notice the extra diff ball on the bolt? The manual calls for six balls but they included 7 and the diff seems to operate more smoothly with it.

Also, any suggestions on filling/bleeding the shocks? I'm probably on my 4th try to get them right....

Thanks
Yes there are 7 use them all, the manual was not updated for the t2r diff.
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Old 01-22-2007, 03:11 PM   #5835
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check out the xray forum's FAQ section on FK05/T2.
very useful tips on rebuilding shocks.

i did it last week, for the 1s time ever since getting the car late last yr
follow the tips and u won't go wrong.


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Also, any suggestions on filling/bleeding the shocks? I'm probably on my 4th try to get them right....

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