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Old 11-09-2009
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Firstly I need to say wow. What a lovely kit I certainly don't begrudge the large amount of cash I have shelled out.

I have only had a few hours on the build and it is going together nicely.

My only comment thus far is that the main inner diff gear that drops onto the hex driveshaft was a 'snug' on 3 of them. There is no way that I am ever going to be able to change the rubber seal within the plastic diff case. That said I have never needed to change these on my 8th cars so hope it won't be an issue.

Is anyone else sealing the carbon fibre shock mounts with super glue?

In all the years I have been building cars this is by far the most exciting one to build had to peel myself away from teh kitchen table last night.
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If you can superglue the towers with out it dribbling everywhere its always worthwhile doing on any carbon tower really.
Dont want any splinters ruining the DEX look! lol
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If you can superglue the towers with out it dribbling everywhere its always worthwhile doing on any carbon tower really.
Dont want any splinters ruining the DEX look! lol
It puts the superglue onto the cotton bud and rubs it on the edges of the shock tower. It puts the superglue back in the bucket
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Yeh always a bit of a challenge, but I have found a slightly thicker standard off the shelf super glue is easiest to control. Did it on my Xray 808 and worked a treat.
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I've done it in the past and spent about 1-2 hours per tower for an amazing finish - I cleaned these ones with motor spray (get the loose carbon dust off) and installed them no time to be getting fussy
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I've done it in the past and spent about 1-2 hours per tower for an amazing finish - I cleaned these ones with motor spray (get the loose carbon dust off) and installed them no time to be getting fussy
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Are we getting an oople report / review then as this seems to be the car that everyone is selling their cat sx for.
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Are we getting an oople report / review then as this seems to be the car that everyone is selling their cat sx for.


really?
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Make sure your diffs are in the right way up or your car will be going backwards!!! Mistake i made was having the screw heads facing upwards as has somebody else i know with a kit.
Hope this helps
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really?
+1 Got used to my SX, plus it wouldn't be good for business if i changed to another chassis
Still want a DEX though
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3 of mine were a bit 'snug' too. I just put some of the diff oil on them to ease them on. They were a bit tight still, but it helped them go on.
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page 73 of manual is interesting
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Unfortunately I can't use the 2mm gold shim on the front wishbones as it makes the suspension bind, so have had to dive into the depths of the pit box and find a couple of 1mm not so pretty shims, but at least the suspension is free.
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Unfortunately I can't use the 2mm gold shim on the front wishbones as it makes the suspension bind, so have had to dive into the depths of the pit box and find a couple of 1mm not so pretty shims, but at least the suspension is free.
Instructions say to use a .5mm shim on the front wishbones.
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Unfortunately I can't use the 2mm gold shim on the front wishbones as it makes the suspension bind, so have had to dive into the depths of the pit box and find a couple of 1mm not so pretty shims, but at least the suspension is free.
u should have a .5mm shim

EDIT doh beat to it
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Hello,

I have a problem !! I can't screw these nuts because my tool is too big and It don't go in the hole of the plastic part... Do you have a solution?

thx

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grind the outside of your tool down
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Hello,

I have a problem !! I can't screw these nuts because my tool is too big and It don't go in the hole of the plastic part... Do you have a solution?

thx

Use pliers, or turn the nuts upside down so they go on Nyloc first. I did the latter on mine. It also cuts down on the friction between the nut and the bearing.
Looks trick too.
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Hello,

I have a problem !! I can't screw nuts because my tool is too big and It don't go in the hole... Do you have a solution?
Do you have the right forum?

Anyway, i just used the pliers...and I'm not taking it appart again...not until I break it anyway.
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turn the nuts upside down so they go on Nyloc first. I did the latter on mine.
It's perfect !! thanks !!
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