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Old 11-16-2004, 12:20 PM   #5461
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I can't seem to find the full Xray product range on the BMI website - it just shows a gold coloured chassis and top plate. Any idea where I can find more information?

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Old 11-16-2004, 02:37 PM   #5462
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markp27:

Hi,

Jason makes a chassis (350) that works well most everywhere.
The cells are moved ahead in inboard. He has cut some different style chassis for some of his team drivers (aka split chassis) and also a chassis where the cells are'nt as far ahead as the 350 chassis (I run this chassis mostly in stock.) Jason also makes different shock towers for carpet. back on page 172 (I think) I posted pics of my 350 chassis
If you have ay questions yo can call Jason at the phone number on the web site.

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Tim-to add to your post-the 350 also puts the weight bias front to back very close (close enough to not feel it on track??) of Xrays own XRC chassis with the batteries in the forward position.

The difference is the XRC-though a beautiful chassis is not made from quasi-isotropic Carbon fiber- so its rigid for and aft (who cares-thats what the top deck and bulkheads are for) and across the chassis, but torsionally its not as strong as the BMI material-yet its 0.5mm thicker. And its ~~~40% more expensive I think.

I have to agree that the 350 is the best XRay chassis for flexibility in all conditions (stock, mod, cold, hot, carpet, asphalt, foams and rubber tires).


All the other chassis have there place.
I guess think of the 350 as the do-all chassis!!!

I too think I posted pics of the split a page back and Tim the 350 a few pages back.

Ask away-well be more thanhappy to answer any questions here.
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the replies. I've just finished a head-to-head test of the Xray T1-FK and the Tamiya TRF-415 (see here if you would like to read the report). One of my conclusions was that the T1-FK needed a thicker chassis and also in doing my weight balancing I found that I had to put more weight to the front of the car to balance it.

So the BMI chassis has saddle pack battery placement which is a little more forward set than that of the standard Xray chassis?

Is the chassis available in black or only the gold colour?

Does Jason ship to Europe?

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Old 11-16-2004, 03:16 PM   #5465
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the replies. I've just finished a head-to-head test of the Xray T1-FK and the Tamiya TRF-415 (see here if you would like to read the report). One of my conclusions was that the T1-FK needed a thicker chassis and also in doing my weight balancing I found that I had to put more weight to the front of the car to balance it.

So the BMI chassis has saddle pack battery placement which is a little more forward set than that of the standard Xray chassis?

Is the chassis available in black or only the gold colour?

Does Jason ship to Europe?

Cheers, Mark.
Yes-the BMI 350 chassis moves the saddle pack batteries forward 0.350" from stock. They are also moved in a hair too. Colors include Gold, gloss black, satin black, Titanium, Aqua, to name most of them. Heck, he might even have one more color I dont know about.

Jason ships International for sure.
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Old 11-16-2004, 03:25 PM   #5466
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Yes-the BMI 350 chassis moves the saddle pack batteries forward 0.350" from stock. They are also moved in a hair too. Colors include Gold, gloss black, satin black, Titanium, Aqua, to name most of them. Heck, he might even have one more color I dont know about.

Jason ships International for sure.
Cool! Thanks for the details.

I saw another posting in here - maybe from you - about repositioning the droop screw in the rear suspensio arm - what was the reason for this?
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Old 11-16-2004, 03:40 PM   #5467
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Markp27:

Hi,

the post about repositioning the droop hole in the arm was posting by Ray Huang. the reasoning behind this was to make sure the droop screw was fully seated on the chassis. Jason has made a running change (per input from Ray) to fix this problem.

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Thanks.

just got back for the doctors and wasn't able to type all that I wanted to say.... you must've knew what I wanted to say as you said everything I wanted to. also thanks for your help earlier today. I will be calling you in the pm tomorrow.

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Thanks Tim.

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Here's pics of my BMI split chassis on my Xray Factory.
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Old 11-16-2004, 07:59 PM   #5470
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I am planning on getting a new set of screws for my TC3 and was wondering what are the exact sizes and types that come with the BMI TC3 Chassis and how many of each? Thanks
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Old 11-17-2004, 05:06 AM   #5473
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(10) 4-40 by 3/8 countersink screws(same size as the ones that go into your transmission from the under side of the car) and (2) 4-40 by 1/4 (mabe a hair shorter, not really critical.....as you can just trim to fit in those two spots.......try to use the steel screws he provides or titanium on the 4 corner aluminum standoffs from the bottom of the chassis.......
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Default 415 chassis???

any chance of BMI doing one for the 415?
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Old 11-17-2004, 04:27 PM   #5475
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Send Jason a PM. I do not know if he has plans for a 415 chassis but he can probably work with you on something.
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