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Old 02-04-2014, 03:04 AM   #3976
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I'll be joining the XB4 family here soon. Purchased the 2014, should be here by end of the week. I've been reading up on here and on Petitrc. If you guys have any tricks, things to watch for during my build please let me know.
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Get the NT1 internal diff gears for the rear.
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:06 AM   #3977
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IMO, al CVD cups and DEX410 pins and barrels are a must have. The NT1 pins don't have the flat spot and probably cost 5 times as much as the Durango parts.

My gears haven't given me any problems.

Set the slipper ALL THE WAY loose, then make adjustments in till it drives right. Setting to the manual is too tight IMO. My car would wheelie on turf with the 6.5 and the factory setting.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:14 AM   #3978
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Get the NT1 internal diff gears for the rear.
Are you talking about these?
http://www.stormerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...c&pn=XRA335080

According to the exploded view for the NT1, the part number is 335080. BTW, thanks for the input.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:25 AM   #3979
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IMO, al CVD cups and DEX410 pins and barrels are a must have. The NT1 pins don't have the flat spot and probably cost 5 times as much as the Durango parts.

My gears haven't given me any problems.

Set the slipper ALL THE WAY loose, then make adjustments in till it drives right. Setting to the manual is too tight IMO. My car would wheelie on turf with the 6.5 and the factory setting.
Could you clarify CVD cups? are those for the center drive shafts? Assuming the pins and barrels are for the center drive shafts as well? Most importantly they're interchangeable?
Thanks for the input.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:39 AM   #3980
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Are you talking about these?
http://www.stormerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...c&pn=XRA335080

According to the exploded view for the NT1, the part number is 335080. BTW, thanks for the input.
Think he meant these...
http://www.stormerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...s&pn=XRA335030

For the cross pins, you can use the link you posted...
http://www.stormerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...c&pn=XRA335080

OR these...
http://www.stormerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...s&pn=XRA335081
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:47 AM   #3981
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Could you clarify CVD cups? are those for the center drive shafts? Assuming the pins and barrels are for the center drive shafts as well? Most importantly they're interchangeable?
Thanks for the input.

All the CVDs, front, rear, center and left and right use the same pins barrels and cups.

Build the car with these:
http://www.exotekracing.com/xb4-allo...safety-cups-6/

http://www.team-durango.com/part-inf...artNo=TD310120

http://www.team-durango.com/part-inf...artNo=TD310113

Those x ray parts will work, but with the TD parts you get 4 pins for 5 bucks. Not sure why they don't just use those parts in the kit if they already have them...

And the gears, I was leery at first too, but it has been a non issue. My 2wd, with a 6.5 on turf showed some premature wear on the pinion, but all that traction, and all that power going thru one pinion, I'm not surprised. On my 4wd, again, non issue, with any of the composite gears.

And a few friends are using these as well:

http://www.team-durango.com/part-inf...artNo=TD310023

I used the standard parts and just am replacing them with The parts above as needed.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:54 AM   #3982
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If you use the exotek Safty cups.. why do you need the Durango pins and bushings?
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You don't.
Amazes me everyone recommends the metal gears and Durango Captive barrel. It's not needed and adds weight to the drivetrain.
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:34 AM   #3984
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The pins will still work them selves out of the al cups. Not enough to fly out, but enough to lose engagement on one side, and eventually break. If I had to chose one, I would skip the al cups and just run the TD pins and barrels.

LOL at adding weight to drive train. You will fell ZERO adverse affects from these things on the track. That's bench racing nonsense.

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Old 02-04-2014, 10:41 AM   #3985
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Thanks for all your suggestions guys. These really help out. I was looking at the Exotek cups may have to go ahead and pull the trigger on those. I can see the benefit of TD pins with flat out area for the screws. Thanks again.
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No need for the aluminum cups. I ran a whole year without them, and replaced it with exoteks because of the bling factor. No rango parts on my car as well. The only thing to keep checking is the front center cvd joint, that gets most wear, and replace pin as often as you can if you see some wear.
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:52 AM   #3987
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I personally still run the stock xray parts and have only had one issue with the front center. I think if you keep them clean and lubricated they work just fine.
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I too will be joining the increasing numbers of XB4 drivers in the next day or two. I have to thank all of you for the masses of information loaded into this thread. It certainly helps with decision making.

I have been seriously tempted by the new HB D413 and most likely would have gone for that if it had actually been available! But HPI has kinda shot themselves in the foot by pre-advertising it far too early.

Also a little tempted by the Sworkz S104. However, it suffers badly from huge ugliness and, from the examples I've seen so far, doesn't seem to work terribly well either. I suspect the two I've seen are just not prepped properly.

So, it's the XB4 for me. Sure it too has shortcomings, but the one I have seen driven in anger it a peach. Perhaps it should come with fully metal gears, but that would add weight and may compromise the cars handling. I'll build it entirely stock to start with then adopt the required mods as I become more familiar with it.

Keep up the stream of info folks!

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does ayone know if the new 2014 arms work on the 2013 V2 car...ordered the wrong ones....
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does ayone know if the new 2014 arms work on the 2013 V2 car...ordered the wrong ones....
I'm not sure but I have all 4 2013 arms nip if you want to trade. I'm not using them.
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