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Old 04-11-2013, 08:16 AM   #2086
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Hudy have released this aluminum shim for the XB4 which fits on the rear wheel axle, and the set-up system leans against the shim. For use with XRAY XB4 or any off-road car on which the set-up system cannot be inserted on the non-threaded part. The set-up system will then sit properly on the threaded area of rear wheel axles only.

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Old 04-11-2013, 04:20 PM   #2087
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For me this is why I buy cray they r very reliable /HD in kit form .
May want to grab a few sway bars and shock oils but the kit springs will give u 95% of what anyone needs to be in the Amain with a good driver behind the wheel.
I have 2 in stock form and I've played with oils and shock location and pretty much just drive it.
Now if u race indoor on nice smooth clay springs from avid might get u set up a little better .
But for a outdoor track the stock springs will/does do great
thanks, that's great to hear.

So no one has even bothered getting the optional springs ? is caster adjustable out of the box or do u need the optional caster blocks?

what about rims....how can I get B44 rims to fit lol. 10mm front hex and 12mm rear.
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Jarred, yes we have bought the optional springs and they do get used depending on the track conditions. I've run 2 dots all around, 3 dots all around and also the progressive springs all to good effect.

Fitting the B44 hexes is going to be a challenge as there is no direct fit part for the front. The rear you can use if you drill out the 12mm hexes and space them correctly.

The 6 degree caster blocks are an option if adjusting caster at the hub side, however the front kickup is adjustable to give similar results.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:10 PM   #2089
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Jarred, yes we have bought the optional springs and they do get used depending on the track conditions. I've run 2 dots all around, 3 dots all around and also the progressive springs all to good effect.

Fitting the B44 hexes is going to be a challenge as there is no direct fit part for the front. The rear you can use if you drill out the 12mm hexes and space them correctly.

The 6 degree caster blocks are an option if adjusting caster at the hub side, however the front kickup is adjustable to give similar results.
Thanks mate, much appreciated.

A lot of people saying the car is dialled from the box springs, wouldn't mind getting some different types tho.
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From my understanding, the kickup at the chassis does not affect off power steering much but at the blocks it does. Anyhow the progressives are working better for me 2 stripes I think. Stock pistons and a little heavier oils in shocks.
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Jarred, yes we have bought the optional springs and they do get used depending on the track conditions. I've run 2 dots all around, 3 dots all around and also the progressive springs all to good effect.

Fitting the B44 hexes is going to be a challenge as there is no direct fit part for the front. The rear you can use if you drill out the 12mm hexes and space them correctly.

The 6 degree caster blocks are an option if adjusting caster at the hub side, however the front kickup is adjustable to give similar results.

also, is the more dots the harder for springs?
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thanks, that's great to hear.

So no one has even bothered getting the optional springs ? is caster adjustable out of the box or do u need the optional caster blocks?

what about rims....how can I get B44 rims to fit lol. 10mm front hex and 12mm rear.
I have the progressive springs as well. I tried them with a few different oils and have went back to the stock springs. I plan to try the progressives again though with some different pistons this weekend. BTW I run on an outdoor 1/8 sized clay track.

The rear is the easy one to convert to 12mm. You just use the aluminum clamping hexes from the Losi Ten-SCTE (losb3493). It's posted a few pages back. As far as I know no one has a solution to the front hexes though.

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Hudy have released this aluminum shim for the XB4 which fits on the rear wheel axle, and the set-up system leans against the shim. For use with XRAY XB4 or any off-road car on which the set-up system cannot be inserted on the non-threaded part. The set-up system will then sit properly on the threaded area of rear wheel axles only.

Any shim or spacer will work. I have an assortment of shims specifically for this purpose for use with my hudy setup station.
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ill see if I can get a AE 10mm front hex to fit, cant see it being to much of a problem
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:44 PM   #2094
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ill see if I can get a AE 10mm front hex to fit, cant see it being to much of a problem
I'm sure you could have something made to make it work. Most people are looking for something thats just bolt on though.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:37 PM   #2095
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Sooo has anyone snapped a rear cvd? I just snapped one of them, right behind the hex, where the pin is actually.

Must've been pretty worn, as i slid my car and the wheel came off, with the cvd end and wheelnut still attached!
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:06 PM   #2096
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Haven't heard of anyone doing that. Are you keeping them properly cleaned and lubed?
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:36 PM   #2097
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Does anyone have any tips to get the xb4 to square up better on power? I'm thinking diffs I'm at 7-5 now.
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"New" ideas to suspension.

Well, indoor carpet racing is something else than racing on clay...
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:49 AM   #2099
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"New" ideas to suspension.

Well, indoor carpet racing is something else than racing on clay...
That's the 2WD prototype they have been testing since the last EOS round.

From the Xray Facebook page:

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"At the last EOS race, less than 1 month ago, I got an idea to modify the XB4 into a 2WD version so I could use the track time and drive in 2WD class as well. The quick modifications I have made at the race amazed me and this crazy idea stayed in my mind. After coming back to the factory the R&D team has worked extremely hard for several weeks and the production was even more busy with all the prototypes to be made, we have even designed and produced few moulds in a new record time - just incredible what our team is able to achieve when is motivated and excited.

We have quickly designed a very first 2WD prototype based on the XB4 platform and in just last few weeks got the first prototypes ready to test. To be able to test the prototypes we have built within few days own indoor track and had Reno, Martin and Jirka to come over. For the last few days the racing team has worked very hard from early morning till very late night to build the prototypes and to get some first hand-on experiences and to have some basics to start building on for the next development. I am really excited about this new project and I have been very proud of what we have achieved in just few weeks. We are ready to hit the tracks with the very first XRAY XB2 prototype."
http://www.facebook.com/TeamXray/posts/4809245275287

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That's the 2WD prototype the have been testing since the last EOS round.

From the Xray Facebook page:



http://www.facebook.com/TeamXray/posts/4809245275287

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Isn't that a diff in the front? Although there doesn't seem to be any driveshafts.

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