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Old 05-11-2014, 08:10 AM   #4756
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For those of you running the exotec aluminum axel cup, what is the reasoning behind it? Does the stock plastic one flex a little this possibly allowing the pin to come out? I'm the one that "broke" 2 axel pins that go through the axel/driveshaft/barrel combo but the more and more I've thought about it I'm wondering if it's not that plastic cup moving and allowing the pin the smallest chance to slide out
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For those of you running the exotec aluminum axel cup, what is the reasoning behind it? Does the stock plastic one flex a little this possibly allowing the pin to come out? I'm the one that "broke" 2 axel pins that go through the axel/driveshaft/barrel combo but the more and more I've thought about it I'm wondering if it's not that plastic cup moving and allowing the pin the smallest chance to slide out
The stock plastic cups can flex or wear and allow the pin to come out. The pin doesn't have to move much before it comes out of the axle and will break.
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Man that's exact info i was lookin for. 2 weeks in a row I have broke pins and lost the barrel and I thought it to be strange because Xray usually has phenomenal quality parts but I was starting to get very frustrated. The more I thought about it the more I thought it might be those plastic cups. I'll definitely be ordering the aluminum ones this week
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The stock plastic cups can flex or wear and allow the pin to come out. The pin doesn't have to move much before it comes out of the axle and will break.
It will also cause the front axle to bind when steering sharply, good way to check is set it up on a car stand and give it some throttle and turn in both directions. If one of the wheels begins to slow down and bind then that side needs to have the pin re-seated, or possibly replaced depending on how it looks when you check it. The pin does not have to be all the way out to cause this ….just enough movement
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How do I get more pop off the jumps. Currently running std setup. I was thinking of going to 3 dot springs all round as I am currently running 2 dot. What else should I be looking at
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:55 PM   #4761
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How do I get more pop off the jumps. Currently running std setup. I was thinking of going to 3 dot springs all round as I am currently running 2 dot. What else should I be looking at
Try finding Snap and Crackle. Pop is usually hanging out with them.
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Best 4wd buggy IMO, I let other 4wd owners drive mine andtracks all they do is say WOW, the orion combo with this car is just smooth. It handles great, and flies like an ebuggy! Haven't broken any parts….nothing! Makes me want to try the 2wd (once they come out with the conversion) for those of us who don't run on carpet
Ok please explain.they are making a conversion for the 2wd to run on American dirt tracks?
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Ok please explain.they are making a conversion for the 2wd to run on American dirt tracks?
They already have a 2 wheel drive buggy, but it's essentially an XB4 with the front diff removed, chassis has more kick-up, ya dad yadda, but it does not work well on non-high bite dirt tracks. Another car is in development, but is most likely a year off. More of a conventional design. I will get one when it comes out.
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Hi All,

This just in- XB4 Steering Cranks.

http://www.exotekracing.com/xray/?sort=featured&page=2
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:15 PM   #4765
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This just in- XB4 Steering Cranks.

http://www.exotekracing.com/xray/?sort=featured&page=2
Next PayDay, bought too many goodies for the XB9E lol....
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This just in- XB4 Steering Cranks.

http://www.exotekracing.com/xray/?sort=featured&page=2
Has anyone ever broke the stock composite steering cranks, I haven't heard of anyone breaking them though so if the stock units don't break, it would be more of an upgrade than need IMHO (still might get 'em though).
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What is the fix exotek did? This is quoted from their site
"These new steering sets alters the steering link angle so that it matches the servo horn angle for equal left to right steering throw."

I can probably manage than with servo end point adjust and a hudy setup station but would love a hardware solution always.
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Are the front ant rear diff interchangeable?
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Are the front ant rear diff interchangeable?
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What is the fix exotek did? This is quoted from their site
"These new steering sets alters the steering link angle so that it matches the servo horn angle for equal left to right steering throw."

I can probably manage than with servo end point adjust and a hudy setup station but would love a hardware solution always.
They eliminated the servo saver from the steering horn with this upgrade, my concern would be the new weak link being the servo itself (Servo $$$ Vs Steering horn $). I think I'll hold off and wait to see if the stock units ever break on my car until I decide if these are worthy...
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