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Old 02-16-2005, 06:57 AM   #241
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He told me they were waiting for the shipment of cranks and it would be 7 to 10 days. He told me that last thursday.
i talked to him on monday...he said that the cranks should be here at the end of this week....choco
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Old 02-16-2005, 06:24 PM   #242
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My kit came in the mail today. Brooklyn Hobbies, they all right with me. Now the fun part putting it together. Any special tricks or hints to pass on????

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Maybe I'm a little slow, I've been doing well with the directions, but what is up with the braking system? Do you peal off the back of the and affix it the back of the other pad? It's slowed me. Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-17-2005, 08:41 PM   #244
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Maybe I'm a little slow, I've been doing well with the directions, but what is up with the braking system? Do you peal off the back of the and affix it the back of the other pad? It's slowed me. Thanks in advance.

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KLS, I don't have my kit yet but I've worked on my S950. I would sand the ends and use CA or shoo goo to glue them together. You would not want the brake pads to come off during a race. What other stuff did you find trivial?
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The directions have the 2 brakes outside of the disc. These directions are not good at all. I also noticed that I was short 2 ball bearings, so i'm trying to find out how i go about getting these bearings. It was easy up to this point. ARG

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Old 02-17-2005, 09:23 PM   #246
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The directions have the 2 brakes outside of the disc. These directions are not good at all. I also noticed that I was short 2 ball bearings, so i'm trying to find out how i go about getting these bearings. It was easy up to this point. ARG

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Any bearing shop would do as long you have the right dimensions.
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Old 02-17-2005, 09:30 PM   #247
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KLS, I don't have my kit yet but I've worked on my S950. I would sand the ends and use CA or shoo goo to glue them together. You would not want the brake pads to come off during a race. What other stuff did you find trivial?
Maybe somewhat unrelated to XR8 but you could get the 9607 Race brake pads for the 950R together with the 9606 brake discs. No fade and they are pre-bonded. Recommended upgrade.
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I'm using the Mugen's yellow brake pad. Juat affix(replace) it with the new pad.

If you want change the brake discs,use Hobao GPX4 optional discs. It works find on XR8 without any mod.
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Since my appointments are on the light side today, I'm going to stop by the Hobby Shop. I need to pick up some X81002, kit was short 2. My wife doesn't know I order my engine, so we'll see how that goes.

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Maybe I'm a little slow, I've been doing well with the directions, but what is up with the braking system? Do you peal off the back of the and affix it the back of the other pad? It's slowed me. Thanks in advance.

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I peeled the backing off the pad and stuck it to the metal plate... one for each side of the brake disk. Like a sandwich. The brakes seen to rub a little but once the car is driven I think it will be fine.
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I'm sitting here waiting for the hobby shop to open, so I can continue my mission. The lack of bearings slowed me down.
Need those before I can continue with the brakes
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The brake pads will drag a little bit on the first run of the car. The belts will also be tight at first, so if the drivetrain feels draggy when you're done building the XR/8, don't worry about it...the car will come into its own. Some people sand their pads before running the car for the first time. No need to CA them to the calipers...my car has about 2 gallons through it with the same set of pads using the adhesive backing. They're kind of worn though.

I think I am going to try the Mugen pads at the next race. I know we have some of our own upgrade pads on the way from Taiwan soon, but they won't be here in time.

Darthswan, if you're the one who emailed Roger earlier today, you've got some bearings on the way. If not, well, let us know and we'll take care of it!

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Wow! Cool customer service.
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Yups, just mailed out the bearings right after receiving your e-mail
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Old 02-19-2005, 09:06 PM   #255
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I found that using a clutch nut from a Serpent 710 works perfectly on the Mega ZX21 with the Mega collet. I also used .5mm of shim behind the collet but that may be too much as I did not need to use any shims to set the clutch gap. I also used a 3x15 screw in lieu of the 3x12 the instructions call for.

My car is now completely assembled and I hope to run it tomorrow if I can get it to fit on my startbox.
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