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Old 11-23-2005, 02:47 PM   #721
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Yeah I saw you can shim the track length back and was thinking of doing it. Ill prolly get the adj rear roll bar but will try it without for now. The weather is crap here so I will have to wait until it dries up

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Old 11-23-2005, 02:49 PM   #722
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Old 11-24-2005, 02:40 AM   #723
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I found the screw that holds the rear upper pivot pins in place. It screws into the back of the upper camber links!! DOH....

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Old 11-24-2005, 08:15 AM   #724
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Cool! I knew it was in there somewhere.
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Old 11-24-2005, 08:29 AM   #725
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Somebody mentioned the fuel tank is smaller than 125ml so i measured mine, its 105mls!! Is there a larger one available?

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Old 11-24-2005, 04:50 PM   #726
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Yes it is small. I meant to mention that. I put a Kyosho tank in mine. Some of the guys at PRP use Serpent tanks. The Kyosho tank was on hand, so I used that one. It did not take to much time or trouble. Just a bit of grinding on the upper deck & and a little grinding on the plastic parts for the battery holder to get it to sit down as low as possible. While you have the dremel out, it is a good idea to remove a bunch of material from the inside/top of the rear bulkhead brace. That is the piece that goes across the very rear of the bulkheads. You will notice it has very little clearance to the rear belt/pulley. If any debris enters from the bottom, it can get wedged between that brace and the belt, causing dammage to belt. By opening it up, you allow any foreign particles to escape.
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Old 11-25-2005, 02:15 AM   #727
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Which tank is the least trouble to fit? Will the Serpent one drop straight in?

What track length do you run? I reduced it down as short as possible as I think I will need the steering. I also changed the shock pistons as it was packing off really quickly.
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Old 11-25-2005, 12:16 PM   #728
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Do you mean wheelbase? If so, I run the shortest (front arms all the way back). I like lots of steering. It did not take much to get the Kyosho tank in. Just a few minutes worth of dremelling with sanding drum. I could not find any that drop in without modification of the upper deck.
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Which rim will fit to XR8? Thx
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Old 01-11-2006, 10:18 AM   #731
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Serpent, Mugen conversion available.
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Old 01-22-2006, 12:19 AM   #732
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Hey,

It's been awhile since I've dropped a message so....


Hope people are doing well, the weather in chicago is tricky, last weekend, running the car this weekend snow. I got my new radio and servos so I decided to install them. The 3pk is tight, got a 3305 on the throttle and 9421(i think) it's downstairs on the steering. The snow fell and I can't run it.

I have a question about the servo arm. Which one provides for better turning radius? A or B? I'm using a now and I'm trying. I'm working on a way to tighten the turning radius. The servo is quick, very quick, I like what I see so far.

Thanks for any response in advance.

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Old 01-22-2006, 11:11 AM   #733
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Not sure about radius. A & B are for different ackerman angles. Mainly, to tune the way the steering 'feels' in corners. The car is capable of making tight 180s, right around the end of a corner marker, with either selection.
Other factors also have a large effect on turn radius. Rear toe-in & Neg camber/tire cone, for instance.
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Old 01-22-2006, 01:23 PM   #734
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Hi

Just back from the track and my first outing with the XR-8. I ran a 35PLUS21 in it and it went really well, just as fast as anything on the track.

I changed the shock pistons to ones with bigger holes front and back and changed the oil to 35wt and removed the rear roll bar. The car was great!

I was pushing at the end and it was slightly damp and knocked the front offside corner off on the kerb. A new front bulkhead needed. Apart from that I couldnt fault it!

Its a winner!

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Old 01-22-2006, 03:20 PM   #735
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Hello

ziggy12345 at end is a good car ? is fragile?

I live on Italy and think to buy one ,but want opinion from people to use it...

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