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Old 08-01-2011, 09:26 AM   #736
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:11 PM   #737
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I saw the 3 radio trays you had in your feng shui pit area 2 weekends ago. Looked like graphite termites had taken up refuge in there. lol
This is very true, however since and I quote "I am still a Newbee in this realm of On Road 1/8 Scale" and a bit out of my element .

I still plan to overcome and succeed in doing better each outing with the car. Hope to see the rest of the boys from Ohio in the near future ............ Best Regards!!!

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Old 08-01-2011, 11:30 PM   #738
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This is very true, however since and I quote "I am still a Newbee in this realm of On Road 1/8 Scale" and a bit out of my element .

I still plan to overcome and succeed in doing better each outing with the car. Hope to see the rest of the boys from Ohio in the near future ............ Best Regards!!!

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You look better and better. I see flashes of speed from you. you just need to string them together is all. Are you coming to Cincy for the midwest series race next weekend?
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:17 AM   #739
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Hi guys,i will be getting the RX8 soon and i will be racing for the remaining of the club races.so,i just wanna ask how does this car handle and feel compared to the other cars like say the Mugen?and any tips while building up this kit or any additional option parts needed?any help is appreciated.thanks!
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:26 AM   #740
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Hi guys,i will be getting the RX8 soon and i will be racing for the remaining of the club races.so,i just wanna ask how does this car handle and feel compared to the other cars like say the Mugen?and any tips while building up this kit or any additional option parts needed?any help is appreciated.thanks!
Im building it right now............

The manual book is perfect, it is very easy to read and understand. All plastic and allumunium parts required no sanding ....... everything are perfect fit .

My tips : re-lube all the bearings !! Use small safety pin or acto knive to peel off the seal. Do it slowly and carefully.... and dont forget to relube them plenty with tamiya ceramic grease.

Small bearings are very hard to peel off, so dont peel it off. I just soaked the small bearings in small container with bearing oil.

Performance : Same as good as mrx5 ........... my friends who race with rx8 are happy with xray rx8. Ditto with my friends who race with mrx5. Both are fast cars.

Reliability : rx8 is stronger ( more durable ) car than mrx5.

Sucks : xray original clutch shoes are so expensive and dont last long...... so mostly we use kyosho evolva clutch shoe, ..... kyosho clutch shoe is cheaper and more durable. ( but it need re-drilling the holes ).
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:36 AM   #741
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May try the latest mugen clutch, but u still have to try your luck of the original xray endbell, need to run in. But good luck of running it in.
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:58 AM   #742
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May try the latest mugen clutch, but u still have to try your luck of the original xray endbell, need to run in. But good luck of running it in.
Wrong offset with the Xray gears, I tried.
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:22 AM   #743
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Wrong offset with the Xray gears, I tried.
Simply solved by making other engine mounts with the right offset.

I have done some (fast) comparing and if you use the Mugen engine mounts and only screw it on the screw holes close to the flywheel the Mugen clutch seems to come in line.
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Simply solved by making other engine mounts with the right offset.

I have done some (fast) comparing and if you use the Mugen engine mounts and only screw it on the screw holes close to the flywheel the Mugen clutch seems to come in line.
We sell brass and aluminum versions of these that fit the mugen offset clutch.
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No need for special mounts. we just placed 2mm or so worth of shims behind the pinion gears on the Mugen clutch bell and it lines up perfectly... all three of our RX8's here are running the shimmed out Mugen clutch. think the shim is like 10x15mm... I got mine from my Align Trex Helicopter parts but think it's a pretty common shim.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:21 PM   #746
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How do you put 2mm shims behind the pinion gears?

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No need for special mounts. we just placed 2mm or so worth of shims behind the pinion gears on the Mugen clutch bell and it lines up perfectly... all three of our RX8's here are running the shimmed out Mugen clutch. think the shim is like 10x15mm... I got mine from my Align Trex Helicopter parts but think it's a pretty common shim.
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How do you put 2mm shims behind the pinion gears?
You actually would have to put 3mm worth of shims behind the flywheel to get the correct spacing, but that is placing the weight alot further out on the crankshaft, but it will work. Just not the way I would do it.
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After Sunday practice I found out a minor scratch in the xray red clutch shoe surface. Any suggestions?
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How do you put 2mm shims behind the pinion gears?
NEver try this flywheel shim, unless u got Colari 35 plus with the long cranksahft, otherwise, its only limited space to shim the bell gap and endplay.

I shimed the flywheel with Nova F21 PT, the clutch gap only 0.4mm left.
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