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Old 10-18-2013, 08:34 AM   #3196
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Actually, looking at the "Wheelbase Adjustment" section on the new 2014 spec, it looks like they have mixed up the high traction/low traction description in the table and animation: http://www.teamxray.com/xb4/
They conflict as to which (arms forward or rear) is for low/high traction.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:13 AM   #3197
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many thanks Neal, I'm following your posts on oople too

I might buy a second XB4, the 1st is driven by my girlfriend mostly and I need one too. But on tight tracks I still prefer my 2wd Cougar SV2
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:51 AM   #3198
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I have to say i am little disappointed that they did not incorporate a shorty battery design. Other then that the car looks great. Im torn between this and the HB D413
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:57 AM   #3199
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many thanks Neal, I'm following your posts on oople too

I might buy a second XB4, the 1st is driven by my girlfriend mostly and I need one too. But on tight tracks I still prefer my 2wd Cougar SV2
Cheers. Yes there are quite a few for sale at the moment in the UK, far too cheap for me, given what I've spent on mine, so i'm going to keep mine and upgrade it to more or less 2014 spec. Certainly new wishbones, rear hangers and chassis weights, stuff for low traction...

2wd or a much shorter 4wd car (B44.1) is going to be better on small tight tracks, however the wishbone upgrades and wheelbase adjustment may really help in this area. One of my local tracks is very tight indoors, and the 4wd car pushes too much sometimes to get round the right corners.
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:23 AM   #3200
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Seems the most updates are for the idea that:
weight to the front for low traction, and weight to the rear for high traction.

somehow, it's the opposite for 2wd buggy.
any pro explanations about this?
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:43 AM   #3201
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Decent upgrades, I will be keeping mine 2013 spec. Generally the major awesome upgrades skip a generation. Guessing the 2015 will have shorty layout. Glad xray kept the saddles, don't see a need to upgrade.

I would have loved a few more caster adjustments. 6 and 9 degrees are fine for most 1/10 conditions but for fast bumpy sweepers, I would like more options. For people wanting to make it more responsive, have you guys tried 6 degree fronts? The bigger brothers (xb9 and xb9e) respond excellent with less inclined caster blocks makes it a whole new car (absolutely hate the 16 degree blocks makes it push so bad and so lazy for me).
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:15 PM   #3202
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6 degrees turned in a bit better but the difference wasn't huge. I like 7k oil in front instead of 10k and that made a much bigger difference than the caster blocks.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:24 PM   #3203
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I am about to purchase a used v2.is the 2014 spec the better choice even though there is a wait for the 2014.
sorry to ask but I have no experience with either models and this will be my first .
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:37 PM   #3204
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Both will be very good, the 2014 has some updates to it but nothing too major. It'll be slightly more stable and probably easy to drive.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:36 AM   #3205
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Xb4 2014 available for pre order on amainhobbies. Looks good
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:22 AM   #3206
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Have they announced any Planned Release dates for the V. 2014??
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:39 AM   #3207
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Usually when they announce a car like how they've done, it's available within a few weeks in the US.
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:14 PM   #3208
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have this listed if anyone is looking for a really nice car Xray XB4
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:55 AM   #3209
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try to get electronics together before my xray arrives.
does a standard servo fit alright.or would a low profile be needed.
like a radiopost green lp
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:10 AM   #3210
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Standard servo works fine, but a low profile will give a little more space.
I use a standard in mine with the hobbywing 120a v2 esc and it fits
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