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Old 06-28-2017, 04:08 PM
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Old 06-28-2017, 04:20 PM
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Any insights into the 'mysterious CASTER angle'.....????
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Here is the caster setup section for the GTX8

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Old 07-18-2017, 01:03 AM
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Got my car all finished and had it all run in.
Nice car to build as xray always are.
A bit of a question when doing the set-up do you have the car on the chassis on a flat bench to do the droop.
As I tried to do it like my touring car and f1 with 10mm blocks but can not figure it out.
It does say to measure from under the threaded part of the hub.
I do have the droop gauge it says in the book.
Can anyone point me in the right direction.
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Originally Posted by Kinder View Post
Got my car all finished and had it all run in.
Nice car to build as xray always are.
A bit of a question when doing the set-up do you have the car on the chassis on a flat bench to do the droop.
As I tried to do it like my touring car and f1 with 10mm blocks but can not figure it out.
It does say to measure from under the threaded part of the hub.
I do have the droop gauge it says in the book.
Can anyone point me in the right direction.
I am no expert, but I just use the 20mm blocks and gauge.
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Kinder View Post
Got my car all finished and had it all run in.
Nice car to build as xray always are.
A bit of a question when doing the set-up do you have the car on the chassis on a flat bench to do the droop.
As I tried to do it like my touring car and f1 with 10mm blocks but can not figure it out.
It does say to measure from under the threaded part of the hub.
I do have the droop gauge it says in the book.
Can anyone point me in the right direction.
Most GT8 droop setups are done with the chassis on the setup board no blocks and then measured to the bottom of the wheel hex. Those would be the 23-27mm settings you read on a setup sheet. You can still use blocks if you want you just need a third block to go under your droop gauge so it's at the same height as the chassis.

Flo-control makes these nice blocks for measuring droop on gt8's that work awesome. . Well they did I can't find them on there site.
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Ok thanks for the advice on the use of the droop gauge.
The factory set-up says 0 for front and -11 for the rear.
It seems like a lot for the rear.
I run on a large open low grip bumpy track.
We are currently in the middle of our winter in NZ.
Any advice?
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Hi all

Just building the kit and was looking at what is the best "clutch configuration" to use.
Are the Xray "hard" springs better and what shoes are you using
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Hello i am new to on road but have off road for 15 years. I have a 2015 xb8 that i would lime to convert if possible to the gtx8. Could any of you experienced gtx8 racers inform me if its possible and also cost efficient to convert? Thanks your help is greatly appreciated.
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Originally Posted by wichitafc98 View Post
Here is the caster setup section for the GTX8

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Im seriously contemplating of buying this kit this winter but with 22 degrees of mininum caster??...Do I interpret that correctly?....seems a lot.

By the way: are these caster numbers the total caster including the kickup?

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Just looking at after market clutches, BUKU, REDS etc.... is anyone using these on the Xray?

Firstly do they work , make a difference on onroad cars?

What modifications are needed if any?

If not what is the best combination of springs, shoes to use for good punch

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We been running Buku up here in the great NorthWest with great success and longevity.... Make sure to use a new clutch bell if you use the buku..used one will contaminate the ceramic shoes.
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Thanks Kevin

Can you confirm what flywheel diameter you are using and also what clutch shoes, standard or lightweight??

Part no's??

Also where is the best place to purchase these clutches with good postal rates

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Thanks Kevin

Can you confirm what flywheel diameter you are using and also what clutch shoes, standard or lightweight??

Part no's??

Also where is the best place to purchase these clutches with good postal rates

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Thanks Ryan

Where do you get your clutches from??

I'm in New Zealand so looking for good postage rates if possible

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