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Old 12-04-2012, 07:54 AM   #151
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to me, it looks like they're going to rape you on the hop-ups alot of plastic where others have aluminum already.. and no one can deny xrays option parts arent cheap.

i know xrays platics are good but so is there marketing dept..it'll be $300 to get the hubs FR/RR hinge pin holders and rack and more.

looks good though and will be a winner i'm sure.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:54 AM   #152
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to me, it looks like they're going to rape you on the hop-ups alot of plastic where others have aluminum already.. and no one can deny xrays option parts arent cheap.

i know xrays platics are good but so is there marketing dept..it'll be $300 to get the hubs FR/RR hinge pin holders and rack and more.

looks good though and will be a winner i'm sure.
If the car is anything like the xb9/808 it won't need the alum bits unless you just like to bling out your cars. Xray plastic is practically indestructible. I didn't buy a single upgrade for my 808 and it was BY FAR the most durable 1/8 I've owned (I've pretty much owned every brand made at some point).

Regardless, I'd bet a steak dinner the xb4 is going to be exponentially more durable than the current crop of 1/10 cars.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:06 AM   #154
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My only real disappointment is no droop screws. I don't get why it is so hard for 1/10 cars to have droop screws.
Exactly my opinion...
The cars susp. arms look so 1/8, why didn't they put in droop screws?
Is there a reason why all other manufacturers but TD (DEX210 is featuring droop screws) limit droop by shock travel limiters?
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:10 AM   #155
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Now make a XB9E
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Looks good.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:28 AM   #157
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Meh ........
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After looking over the manual, I really like it. I agree that droop screws would have been nice, along with a multi-plate slipper, and bearings in the steering rack. I'd like to try one. I want to see what prices are like first.
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If the car is anything like the xb9/808 it won't need the alum bits unless you just like to bling out your cars. Xray plastic is practically indestructible. I didn't buy a single upgrade for my 808 and it was BY FAR the most durable 1/8 I've owned (I've pretty much owned every brand made at some point).

Regardless, I'd bet a steak dinner the xb4 is going to be exponentially more durable than the current crop of 1/10 cars.
I'm not sure if you've driven the current new generation 4 wheelers (cat/dex/tamiya) they're tough as nails
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I'm not sure if you've driven the current new generation 4 wheelers (cat/dex/tamiya) they're tough as nails
Currently wheeling a DEX. It is ok, but I wouldn't call it tank like. It has a few weak spots. Plastic is stiff (easier to break arms), bulk head plastic can strip out, and inner hinge pins are weak. Ball cups are worthless. Can't speak on Cat/Tamiya.

Xray plastic flexes and is very difficult to break. If they are using the same plastic from the xb9, I stand by my opinion the other cars won't be as durable. Of course, this could be disproven once car is released, but hopefully they did it right.
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to me, it looks like they're going to rape you on the hop-ups alot of plastic where others have aluminum already.. and no one can deny xrays option parts arent cheap.

i know xrays platics are good but so is there marketing dept..it'll be $300 to get the hubs FR/RR hinge pin holders and rack and more.

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The XB4 includes the adjustable, aluminum hinge pin holders pictured in the web presentation, no extra purchase needed. And I wouldn't expect an aluminum steering rack to be needed given their plastics. If customers request aluminum hubs, they may look to offer them, but I have not seen any mention yet.

From what I have seen, the only 'extras' to purchase will be tuning options (springs, sway bars, shock/diff oil). It should be ready to go out of the box!

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The XB4 includes the adjustable, aluminum hinge pin holders pictured in the web presentation, no extra purchase needed. And I wouldn't expect an aluminum steering rack to be needed given their plastics. If customers request aluminum hubs, they may look to offer them, but I have not seen any mention yet.

From what I have seen, the only 'extras' to purchase will be tuning options (springs, sway bars, shock/diff oil). It should be ready to go out of the box!

- Bryan
Any idea when these will be shipping?
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:19 AM   #164
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Look at this setup sheet. It seems like theer will be a ball diff option for those who like that.

http://www.teamxray.com/xb4/download...eet_CARPET.pdf
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Does anybody else find it funny they used a gens-ace saddle pack for their product pictures? (those are gens-ace, ya?)
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