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Old 11-22-2013, 08:03 AM   #3391
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why ? EXACTLY what is this improving ? Under what conditions is the stock arm inadequate ?

Was told by X Ray team mechanic they are must haves for high grip.

I mean, the are X-Ray parts... same guys that designed the arms designed the stiffeners... maybe they know something we don't... maybe...
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:30 AM   #3392
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Martin Bayer & other team drivers can probably tell the difference of using the carbon plates and use it to their advantage. Just keep in mind, if you need to be marshalled and cannot drive a clean heat and make clean passes at the club level, you simply need more practice! It's you, not your gear.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:46 AM   #3393
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I had to go w/the factory xray body but any recommendations for aftermarket wings?
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I had to go w/the factory xray body but any recommendations for aftermarket wings?
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...FRSVfgodyDcAsw

and If you leave a small amount of "lip" that rests on the rear shock tower.. the wing will stay straight and true for a long time
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:34 AM   #3395
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and If you leave a small amount of "lip" that rests on the rear shock tower.. the wing will stay straight and true for a long time
Good idea! Wings, body, wheels, tires on their way! Can't wait to burn some laps....
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:18 AM   #3396
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http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ear-Wing-Black
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:57 AM   #3397
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hi i would like to buy a xb4 2014.
Rc market or rc mushroom are good place to buy?
What spare part and exotek part i need to be good
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:40 AM   #3398
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I would suggest LMR Electra wing, they are more durable than the stock one: http://l-m-racing.co.uk/products/ind...&product_id=53
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:29 PM   #3399
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So how is the new XB4 2014 compared to the "old" XB4?

and what will be good upgrades to buy right from the start?

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Old 11-24-2013, 03:02 PM   #3400
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Any ideas how much that thing weighs ? gotta be throwing the handling off.
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Old 11-24-2013, 03:14 PM   #3401
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Was told by X Ray team mechanic they are must haves for high grip.

I mean, the are X-Ray parts... same guys that designed the arms designed the stiffeners... maybe they know something we don't... maybe...
I was being facetious. Thats what they say. Only the best drivers under maximum conditions. That leaves the chassis. Which is where I believe even more mortals like you and I would benefit. Thats my point. In stock form imo the chassis is too flexible for some conditions even with all the adjustment screws in place so a stiffer chassis would allow the tuning envelope to be altered in a positive direction. Hopefully if revised it wouldn't bend either, that would be nice.
The other thing is the arm plates are more appropriate in 1/8th where the shear weight and speed of the vehicles demands a much higher level of durability. In our scale, especially on this beautiful little precise car it seems out of place to add unsprung weight to decrease arm flex. And not being facetious, exactly what is the problem ? is the flex changing something ? caster ? antisquat/antidive ? ??? what ? seriously. If I am being asked to bolt on that thing I want to know exactly why.
edit: and why not just make a stiffer arm ? lighter and not so "mickey mouse"
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Old 11-24-2013, 03:55 PM   #3402
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Any one have any idea what the front and rear lengths of the shocks are. Think I'm going to try some kyosho shocks.
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Quick 5 min vid of me learning our local track's new layout(crashing a lot). The bright orange buggy is my Stock XB4, need to make a few setup changes to adapt to the new track and get a lot more track time. Towards the end(after the video) I did manage to get a few good laps in before I got t-boned by a crazy SCT driver and dislodged a few parts...

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XRAY has been working on a new optional aluminum gear diff and steel pinion gear. The combination of these gears increase reliability, and also improve the drivability of the car more at high-traction tracks due to the increased weight. The aluminum gear is machined from ultra-strong Swiss 7075 T6 and is then additionally black hardcoated for maximum lifespan. For medium- and low-traction tracks, we recommend using the standard composite graphite gears which generate more traction.
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