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Old 03-19-2014, 12:24 AM   #1096
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Lucky man! I am luck if I can buy one kit :-), you bought two RX8s plus a Motonica.

Please share some pics of your Scuderia
If they were for me I would be so happy. Sadly for my kids though I get one for myself and I get to choose which one it is haha. Cheaper than go karting which they have recently got out of (thankfully).
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:40 PM   #1097
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If they were for me I would be so happy. Sadly for my kids though I get one for myself and I get to choose which one it is haha. Cheaper than go karting which they have recently got out of (thankfully).
Enjoy the kit building and share some pics. I am sure you'll have lots of fun.

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Old 04-19-2014, 04:46 PM   #1098
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Unfortunately had a lot of problems running the sons RX8 and he went through 2 clutches over two days. Clearly must be doing something wrong. But ended up changing out to the mugen clutch in the hopes this fixes things after a bit of research. Have not run the second RX8 yet as have decided it will be a spare car so am not sure if it was an anomaly with just the one car.
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Unfortunately had a lot of problems running the sons RX8 and he went through 2 clutches over two days. Clearly must be doing something wrong. But ended up changing out to the mugen clutch in the hopes this fixes things after a bit of research. Have not run the second RX8 yet as have decided it will be a spare car so am not sure if it was an anomaly with just the one car.
How did you attach the pinions to the clutch bell? If you ended up putting a pin through it and trying to tighten to tight it will warp the holes and cause you to burn through clutch shoes.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:44 AM   #1100
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Anyone know if Xray are releasing a 2014 specs conversion set? They've released them previously, I assume it will be 340902 when it comes out looking at the product code below?

340900 - Xray RX8 2012 Specs Conversion Set
340901 - Xray RX8 2013 Specs Conversion Set
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:44 AM   #1101
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Unfortunately had a lot of problems running the sons RX8 and he went through 2 clutches over two days. Clearly must be doing something wrong. But ended up changing out to the mugen clutch in the hopes this fixes things after a bit of research. Have not run the second RX8 yet as have decided it will be a spare car so am not sure if it was an anomaly with just the one car.
Xray yellow dust badly bud. Had the same issues. Break them in with castor oil and that will solve the issue.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:07 AM   #1102
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Xray yellow dust badly bud. Had the same issues. Break them in with castor oil and that will solve the issue.
If you follow the steps on the clutch shoe card set small gap with spring tension nut flush with flywheel nut shoe will blacken nicely then you can set wider gap and crank on the spring tension
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:52 AM   #1103
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Xray yellow dust badly bud. Had the same issues. Break them in with castor oil and that will solve the issue.
Please explain further how to break in the clutch shoe with castor oil
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Please explain further how to break in the clutch shoe with castor oil
Coat the bell and the shoe with film of oil. Run the car on/ off throttle for about a min. Take bell off and see colour. Repeat if need be.
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Coat the bell and the shoe with film of oil. Run the car on/ off throttle for about a min. Take bell off and see colour. Repeat if need be.

Hmmm..... interesting.

I will remember this tips when break in a new clutchbell.
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Old 04-21-2014, 01:28 PM   #1106
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Coat the bell and the shoe with film of oil. Run the car on/ off throttle for about a min. Take bell off and see colour. Repeat if need be.
Thank you very much for the info!
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Thank you very much for the info!
No problem. When the shoe looks like that clean bell and and shoe. Re assemble and run.
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Unfortunately had a lot of problems running the sons RX8 and he went through 2 clutches over two days. Clearly must be doing something wrong. But ended up changing out to the mugen clutch in the hopes this fixes things after a bit of research. Have not run the second RX8 yet as have decided it will be a spare car so am not sure if it was an anomaly with just the one car.
What i have been doing with my clutch the last 4 years racing is the following.

Put the new clutch shoe in an oven and bake it for 20minutes in 200 degrees.
The yellow clutch shoe from the xray nt1 lasted me a very long time with awsome cluth. very consistant and fast accelerating. Consistant because the clutchgap stays the same without much wear. No need for any run in whatsoever.

now i have the Serpent 977, been doing first what the guys told me and had problems. changed to my baking method and lost the clutch problems. All smiles again.

Worth a try and keep it secret so you gain an advantage
i use hard springs though

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Just finished building my RX8 2014, couldn't resist getting one!
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Just finished building my RX8 2014, couldn't resist getting one!
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