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Old 02-19-2005, 09:12 PM   #256
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Great customer service. So I could complete the back axle, I moved the bearings to the back and I will put the others up front. Chassis is looking good i'll post some pics later.

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Old 02-20-2005, 12:03 PM   #257
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I saw one of these run the other week at a club race at the RAMS track. At first the driver had some problems with the clutch but when that was worked out the car looked good!
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Did you know what type of clutch problems?
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Old 02-22-2005, 01:52 PM   #259
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Evolva's Rear Shock Tower
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Old 02-22-2005, 01:55 PM   #261
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Is that a Kyosho sway bar as well?
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Old 02-22-2005, 01:58 PM   #262
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No. I took it from my MRX2.
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Old 02-23-2005, 04:58 PM   #263
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No need for Evolva parts. You can drill holes in the stock shock tower. Note that the new holes we are using are 10mm above where the tower mounts to the bulkhead. Doing this requires a spacer (we used a 3mm nut) behind the plastic shock mount, and taking a little material off the edge of the tower to allow the shock to pivot freely. We asked the manufacturer to add this to future releases of the XR/8.


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Old 02-26-2005, 12:31 PM   #264
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how are you supposed to put the wheels on it?

i have just built two of these cars, and the axle shafts are bigger in diameter than the holes in the wheels!
does this mean i will have to drill out every new set of wheels that i get?

also, why are all of the suspension parts brittle, hard plastic instead of nylon?
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how are you supposed to put the wheels on it?

i have just built two of these cars, and the axle shafts are bigger in diameter than the holes in the wheels!
does this mean i will have to drill out every new set of wheels that i get?

also, why are all of the suspension parts brittle, hard plastic instead of nylon?
The wheels are very tight but they will go on. I finally got mine all the way on after working them on and off for some time. I put a set of Ellegi's on it and they fit perfectly.
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Old 02-26-2005, 01:24 PM   #266
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Did you know what type of clutch problems?
I am having clutch problems as well. I cannot get the clutch to fully engage. I have it setup as the directions say but they don't say how tight the nut on the spring should be. I have tried it at .5mm and 1mm. Maybe the 710 clutch nut is causing the problem. Oh well, back to the drawing board.
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so why drill or change the rear shock tower? are the stock holes in the wrong location?

also, the stock rear sway bar looks really iffy, anyone tried the upgraded one yet>?
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Old 02-28-2005, 02:52 AM   #268
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Besides the engine/pipe/radio, what else is different between the RTR and Kit versions?

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I think it's a case of the wheel hole being too small, rather than the axle shaft being too big. It is a quality control problem on Enneti's side, not ours. In all honesty, we went through 25-30 sets of Jaco and Enneti tires at the Winternats, and not a single one was tight...oh well.

Jag: I'm guessing that you might have too much end play in the clutch bell. Try setting the clutch with .5mm between the top of the clutch nut and the adjuster. Then shim the clutch bell so that there is only 1-1.5mm of side-to-side movement. Make sure the 4 clutch shoes are between the flywheel pins, not over them. It should be heavy with that setup.

The "clutch problems" mentioned at the race above were user error...he put the bearings in the clutch bell incorrectly. The two ball bearings go into the clutch from the inside...he put one on the outside and one on the inside like most 1/10th cars. He's all set for the race this weekend!

And the plastic parts are nylon. All companies like to use a different composite percentage to achieve different goals.
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Make sure you have a good caliper to shim the clutch correctly. Two most important things to know about 8th scales are the clutch and the two speed tranny. Both are crucial for proper launching. On a small track you may want to adjust the clutch to engage much sooner while longer straight aways will require slower engagement. Don't forget to lube the thrust bearings every 30-45 minutes of track time. I like adjust the clutch first then the tranny.
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