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Old 01-08-2019, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by maddog9 View Post
vented shocks you build like a bladder shock except you take the top bleeder screw completely out. According to Reno it produces a more consistent shock then just a bladder shock.
Pretty much what he says here. The one caveat is to make sure you build it like a bladder meaning with the screw in place. Build. Bleed. Then remove the screw when done.
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Pretty much what he says here. The one caveat is to make sure you build it like a bladder meaning with the screw in place. Build. Bleed. Then remove the screw when done.
Any quick tips to make the front knuckles move freely ?



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Any quick tips to make the front knuckles move freely ?


I do not have a tip; however, flip the bushings so that the 2mm one is on top. You can run it either way, but it appears you want the spindle in the low position.
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Any quick tips to make the front knuckles move freely ?


try to loosen up the screws a small amount. they maybe too tight
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pass a bit of sandpaper on the bushings and over the screw removing the black paint then use thread lock
sorry but i use Google translate
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Originally Posted by pballer2777 View Post
try to loosen up the screws a small amount. they maybe too tight
OK, so do NOT loosen these screws. Sorry, just dont want you to break something due to this.

I would dremel the spindle until the anodization is off the top and bottom and put back in place and should be good then.
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Got the starter box figured out. There’s a second set of holes to move motor assembly to. But, I did that and the wheel rubbed side of starter box so I thought I did it wrong. I was right the first time I moved it. After talking to Ryan Dunford, he said some starter boxes rub the wheel and some didn’t. Just had to clearance side of starter box some so that the starter box wheel didn’t rub. All is good and customer is happy!!
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Just bought an X kit. Coming from Kyosho and have a Kyosho starter box.

What starter box is everyone using?

Any specific box I need to get, or tips on getting it lined up with the flywheel?

Thanks guys!

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Originally Posted by jkurz211 View Post
Just bought an X kit. Coming from Kyosho and have a Kyosho starter box.

What starter box is everyone using?

Any specific box I need to get, or tips on getting it lined up with the flywheel?

Thanks guys!

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I use the Mugen box; it's easy to take the top plate off with two screws and fit it to the chassis, then reinstall.
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Originally Posted by jkurz211 View Post
Just bought an X kit. Coming from Kyosho and have a Kyosho starter box.

What starter box is everyone using?

Any specific box I need to get, or tips on getting it lined up with the flywheel?

Thanks guys!

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Yeah, I think a few different starter boxes out there may work just fine. The TLR one happens to be made to support just our cars. There are many others that can be much more universal really. If you can move the pegs around on yours and get the flywheel to line up, I would go for it with the one you already have.
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Originally Posted by jkurz211 View Post
Just bought an X kit. Coming from Kyosho and have a Kyosho starter box.

What starter box is everyone using?

Any specific box I need to get, or tips on getting it lined up with the flywheel?

Thanks guys!

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Easiest way is get your car built and take the motor out of the car. You should be able to use the starter box you have now.
Place the car on your starter box and move it around until the top center of the wheel of the box is sitting where your flywheel would normal be then move the pegs accordingly.
Just like this.
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Originally Posted by maddog9 View Post
Easiest way is get your car built and take the motor out of the car. You should be able to use the starter box you have now.
Place the car on your starter box and move it around until the top center of the wheel of the box is sitting where your flywheel would normal be then move the pegs accordingly.
Just like this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjLnvhbL_u4
And I'm a nerd, so when I find the right fitting, I use a silver sharpie on the top plate of the box so that if something happens I can get back to where I need fairly quickly without deconstructing the Iliad and Odyssey.
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Originally Posted by maddog9 View Post
Easiest way is get your car built and take the motor out of the car. You should be able to use the starter box you have now.
Place the car on your starter box and move it around until the top center of the wheel of the box is sitting where your flywheel would normal be then move the pegs accordingly.
Just like this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjLnvhbL_u4

Awesome! Appreciate the video and reply!

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About to start the build.

Any recommendations on setup other than kit setup?

Diff/suspension oil WT?

Or should I just stick with kit recommendations.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Alexrit View Post

On his Facebook page he uploaded this setup sheet and said itís the setup he recommends people to start with on the 8ight x. Shock positions, links, and diffs all changed.
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