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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 20:06:20 
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schertski wrote:
Hi Jason
Just wondering if your using the ISS. system or the Euros on your XT8. What is the difference between the two? Other than the ISS. includes parts for front and rear.
Thanks Gari


Hi Gari, Yes I do use the ISS system for the XT8. I think the Euros gives you more kick up and anit-squat adjustments vs. the standard. I'm pretty sure of this but its been so long since I've seen or used the standard, I could be wrong but don't think so.

"Other that the ISS. includes parts for front and rear." I'm not sure what you mean by this?


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 00:07:00 
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Sorry, should have proof read my post. What I meant was the ISS is a complete set for front and rear, but the Euro it looks like the you must purchase the front and rear individually. The description on the Xray website does not list the total amount of adjustment for the ISS and the Euros,however if you are using the ISS and are happy with it than the amount of adjustment should be sufficient for me.

Thanks Gari


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 14:56:42 
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schertski wrote:
Sorry, should have proof read my post. What I meant was the ISS is a complete set for front and rear, but the Euro it looks like the you must purchase the front and rear individually. The description on the Xray website does not list the total amount of adjustment for the ISS and the Euros,however if you are using the ISS and are happy with it than the amount of adjustment should be sufficient for me.

Thanks Gari



Yes it works well and have been using it for years now. I think you can only purchase individually, I don't think it comes as a complete set.


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 15:39:10 
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Thanks Jason
I will purchase the ISS holders.


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 17:38:38 
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Is there a difference between the 808 and XT8 active diff other than the bearing size? I'm just wondering if I can get 1 and swap it between truck and buggy.

Also on the 808, what's the purpose of using a slightly smaller bearing with a plastic sleeve over it? I've just been replacing them with the same bearings the XT8 uses.


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 15:00:51 
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pickle311 wrote:
Is there a difference between the 808 and XT8 active diff other than the bearing size? I'm just wondering if I can get 1 and swap it between truck and buggy.

Also on the 808, what's the purpose of using a slightly smaller bearing with a plastic sleeve over it? I've just been replacing them with the same bearings the XT8 uses.



The 808 and XT8 active diffs are the same except for the outdrives. The XT8 outdrives are longer, like the stock ones you have now but special in that they are made to fit the active diff.

The smaller bearing with the plastic sleeve was to reduce weight, I use the standard 8x16's like the XT8 uses.


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 21:21:58 
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Good job at the Nats. Did you not run truggy? I didn't see your name listed.

Is there any way we could get Wheelers XT8 setup he used? I saw he was running purple springs so it got me curious to see his full setup.


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 21:27:13 
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pickle311 wrote:
Good job at the Nats. Did you not run truggy? I didn't see your name listed.

Is there any way we could get Wheelers XT8 setup he used? I saw he was running purple springs so it got me curious to see his full setup.


It went ok just bad luck in both mains. Yes I ran truck, I ended up in the 1/4 final where a marshall killed my truck and chances of bumping to the semi.

I will let him know someones looking for his set up.


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 20:31:13 
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Jason,

How do you setup your droop? For instance, your setup sheet shows 104mm of droop on the front. Do you set the car to full droop and let the shock length determine the actual droop measurement, or are you building shocks to equal length then adjusting the droop on the car to get them to 104mm. Make sense? I'm just curious since I've been using droop gauges to measure mine.


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 16:03:51 
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pickle311 wrote:
Jason,

How do you setup your droop? For instance, your setup sheet shows 104mm of droop on the front. Do you set the car to full droop and let the shock length determine the actual droop measurement, or are you building shocks to equal length then adjusting the droop on the car to get them to 104mm. Make sense? I'm just curious since I've been using droop gauges to measure mine.



Shane, I am doing this one, "building shocks to equal length then adjusting the droop on the car to get them to 104mm".

I use calipers and then measure from shock screw on arm to shock screw on the tower. The reason I do it this way is because not everyone has the set-up blocks and droop gauge.


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 18:58:13 
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Jason Branham wrote:
pickle311 wrote:
Jason,

How do you setup your droop? For instance, your setup sheet shows 104mm of droop on the front. Do you set the car to full droop and let the shock length determine the actual droop measurement, or are you building shocks to equal length then adjusting the droop on the car to get them to 104mm. Make sense? I'm just curious since I've been using droop gauges to measure mine.



Shane, I am doing this one, "building shocks to equal length then adjusting the droop on the car to get them to 104mm".

I use calipers and then measure from shock screw on arm to shock screw on the tower. The reason I do it this way is because not everyone has the set-up blocks and droop gauge.


gotcha, thanks and see you in Dallas. The 2011 came in yesterday and it's sweet, can't wait to run it.


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 17:07:53 
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stupid question, but I have to ask...

do we run the diff gears dry, with no ep grease? instructions show ZERO grease, just wanting to confirm

JG


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 19:26:16 
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RacnSoonr wrote:
stupid question, but I have to ask...

do we run the diff gears dry, with no ep grease? instructions show ZERO grease, just wanting to confirm

JG



I like to run a thin layer of lythium/white grease on my gears, I believe it helps them to last longer.


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 20:27:28 
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Thank you Jason


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 15:04:10 
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I will do my best to answer any questions also.


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 02:03:28 
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Hi Josh

Could you put up a set up for the xt8?

Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 22:54:06 
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Hi Josh,

Do you know the logic/thinking behind the 5 degree incline axles? While turning compared to stock axles, they make the outside wheel more vertical and the inside wheel more angled. I've read this increases steering, but I didn't get that affect when I tried mine. Using a box stock setup plus the incline axles, I lost low speed steering, and couldn't really notice any gains. 12 degree hubs helped. Are you suppose to run more castor with these to make them work properly?

Thanks in advance,
Ernest


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 15:23:25 
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Wondering if the team drivers check this anymore? Last post, before mine, was back in September. :( :(


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 18:36:03 
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Josh Wheeler wrote:
I will do my best to answer any questions also.

When I read and read and read forums about xb9, all the time I read that people are making a lot mod or using another brand parts in its xb9 shocks. springs, piston, something like that

I recently switch from mugen to xb9, I am really happy with the car, but only have run it once.
of course I need to work with my suspension set up, I used the stock set up.

Now Should I be Worry?

I dont want to spent time and money making mod,off course I can drill original piston etc, but I would like run my Xb9 pure xray machine, I just have purchased all springs (808) available, I did not test all yet and I am waiting for the new ones

My Question in this Official Forum is SHOULD I BE WORRY?
Any advice from official Drivers?
how the Xb9 should feel on the pit table?
Thanks in advance


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 Post subject: Re: Q & A With the U.S. Racing Team
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 11:32:53 
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Arushmen wrote:
Josh Wheeler wrote:
I will do my best to answer any questions also.

When I read and read and read forums about xb9, all the time I read that people are making a lot mod or using another brand parts in its xb9 shocks. springs, piston, something like that

I recently switch from mugen to xb9, I am really happy with the car, but only have run it once.
of course I need to work with my suspension set up, I used the stock set up.

Now Should I be Worry?

I dont want to spent time and money making mod,off course I can drill original piston etc, but I would like run my Xb9 pure xray machine, I just have purchased all springs (808) available, I did not test all yet and I am waiting for the new ones

My Question in this Official Forum is SHOULD I BE WORRY?
Any advice from official Drivers?
how the Xb9 should feel on the pit table?
Thanks in advance


No need to worry about the XB9 shocks. They work very well and recently team drivers from competition teams start using the XB9 shocks. I will have Savoya and Bayer to post their feedback and experience on the shocks so you get the first hand information.


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