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Old 05-15-2015, 12:38 PM
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How are you guys getting more than about -1mm downstop on the front of the car? I'm struggling to get much more, and it's not that I need it yet, but I want the option if I need it. The rear seems limited as well, but that I can work with a bit more.

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I have heard some of the guys are unscrewing there shock ends to gain more droop. I am not sure how much but it's just what I had heard discussed in the pits.
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I have heard some of the guys are unscrewing there shock ends to gain more droop. I am not sure how much but it's just what I had heard discussed in the pits.
It's what I ended up settling on, but it feels like I'm asking for a freak failure when I do that. Was hoping there was a better fix.
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Old 05-16-2015, 01:46 AM
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You need to mount the shocks in the inner holes on the arms... and get new issues... best thing is to get the '14 towers. I'll run them from now on.
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Need a quick answer on mounting a 48 spur gear on the xb2015 as I tried using the higher mount center diff mount and the spur gear hits the upper center diff mount plate any specific part numbers used to resolve this?

Also has anyone fabricated different weight options as opposed to the stock 15g ones from Xray?
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You could use the truggy brake plate Shesha. Or Part Number 0001 from Dremel maybe.
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by shesha View Post
Need a quick answer on mounting a 48 spur gear on the xb2015 as I tried using the higher mount center diff mount and the spur gear hits the upper center diff mount plate any specific part numbers used to resolve this?

Also has anyone fabricated different weight options as opposed to the stock 15g ones from Xray?

http://www.amain.com/rc-cars/xray-aluminum-center-differential-mounting-plate-7075-t6-3mm-xra354055/p8265
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Won both A-mains in Ebuggy and the Nitro Buggy A main for the SWEEP this weekend.
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Really...... You would think some sort of optional part would be in order warp speed Dremel it is.
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Won both A-mains in Ebuggy and the Nitro Buggy A main for the SWEEP this weekend.
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'14 towers are much better for us. We gave the '15 towers a chance, but having to use Mugen springs along with setup changes that we never had to do with the '14 car we have stuck with the '14 towers. They suit us better with the tracks we race on, big jumps, blown out and ruts. You wouldn't think that small geometry change on the towers would affect the handle of the buggy.
We did a lot of testing on a flat euro style track and had very good results, but as soon as we ran on a US style track, the car would not handle the way we thought it should.

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You need to mount the shocks in the inner holes on the arms... and get new issues... best thing is to get the '14 towers. I'll run them from now on.
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Originally Posted by jonw View Post
'14 towers are much better for us. We gave the '15 towers a chance, but having to use Mugen springs along with setup changes that we never had to do with the '14 car we have stuck with the '14 towers. They suit us better with the tracks we race on, big jumps, blown out and ruts. You wouldn't think that small geometry change on the towers would affect the handle of the buggy.
We did a lot of testing on a flat euro style track and had very good results, but as soon as we ran on a US style track, the car would not handle the way we thought it should.
Amen...
But with the setup changes/ testing and more testing I still feel the 15 car can be faster
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Amen...
But with the setup changes/ testing and more testing I still feel the 15 car can be faster
on high(ish) grip it does seem to be faster
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Originally Posted by jonw View Post
'14 towers are much better for us. We gave the '15 towers a chance, but having to use Mugen springs along with setup changes that we never had to do with the '14 car we have stuck with the '14 towers. They suit us better with the tracks we race on, big jumps, blown out and ruts. You wouldn't think that small geometry change on the towers would affect the handle of the buggy.
We did a lot of testing on a flat euro style track and had very good results, but as soon as we ran on a US style track, the car would not handle the way we thought it should.
We are almost alone with that tower-thing, Jon. Lets see what the time brings

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I don't understand how the different tower means that you have to run different springs. The spring still sits on the bottom of the a-arm, that doesn't change.
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I think because of the taller towers.. the more "up" travel is gained. however.. since the shock lengths didnt change.. nor the springs.. you have to thread the springs so low to get the right ride height.. when the car lands.. the springs have to travel farther and compress more because of the up travel. this is just looking at the cars.. and seeing how things looks at full compression. i may be way off base..
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