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Old 06-11-2014, 08:56 PM   #4906
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I've been using the S-works wing for a while so far its held up great, a high clearance version would be great!!!
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I've been using the S-works wing for a while so far its held up great, a high clearance version would be great!!!
Being new to the 1/10th 4x4 buggy class I'm actually surprised the more durable plastic wings aren't the standard considering the lexan wings get tweaked if you look at 'em wrong.
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I run an XB4 and a Caster S10B. I raced them both today at a Regional Championship in the North of England.

The XB4 is a great car, but I have problems with it hopping its back end up in the air over smallish bumps or jumps. The car feels really nicely setup - very similar to the Caster, yet the Caster will fly nice and flat over small jumps and just hammers over bumps superbly.

The Caster is heavier (1.9 kilos ready to race), but I have weights in the back of the Xray to try and help. Anybody else suffer from this? Still qualified 9th out of an 80 car entry, so quite happy.

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Mine is the same Jimmy. It's a little frustrating. Mine is most noticeable when heading up to this 180deg corner on our track where I'm hard on the brakes to slow down. It feels a but unstable and every now and then it catches me out and back end lets go.

Is yours under brakes or acceleration??

I have mainly played around with pistons, oils and spring combo's but have never found anything that has kept it in contact with the track in that section. What oil,spring and pistons are you using?

Saying that, I do have the best car that can constantly take the sweeper at the end of the straight at the highest speed. Go figure!!! It just rides the bumps in the sweeper so well.

I haven't tried weights in the rear end yet.
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Knifed mine off formy rsx and put rx behind the motor up front
Hmm..My rsx fit fine, but my dumb receiver is too long, looks like she's going under the knife
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:11 AM   #4910
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I've been using the S-works wing for a while so far its held up great, a high clearance version would be great!!!
Got mine in the mail today and did some minor trimming, the tires don't rub at all and it looks great! Depending on how well it holds up this is likely to be my new Go-to Wing for the XB4.
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Being new to the 1/10th 4x4 buggy class I'm actually surprised the more durable plastic wings aren't the standard considering the lexan wings get tweaked if you look at 'em wrong.
Lexan is lighter and actually holds up very well. Plastic ones get bent too and cost 3 times as much.
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I run an XB4 and a Caster S10B. I raced them both today at a Regional Championship in the North of England.

The XB4 is a great car, but I have problems with it hopping its back end up in the air over smallish bumps or jumps. The car feels really nicely setup - very similar to the Caster, yet the Caster will fly nice and flat over small jumps and just hammers over bumps superbly.

The Caster is heavier (1.9 kilos ready to race), but I have weights in the back of the Xray to try and help. Anybody else suffer from this? Still qualified 9th out of an 80 car entry, so quite happy.

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100% piston issue. buy some avids and your issue will disappear. Schelle makes some also but haven't tried them yet.
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Old 06-13-2014, 03:33 PM   #4913
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100% piston issue. buy some avids and your issue will disappear. Schelle makes some also but haven't tried them yet.
I'm not convinced that some slightly snugger pistons are going to do the job, but I'll give it a go! What hole configuration do we recommend?

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I am constantly breaking CVDs in my sworkz s104, does any of you have the car, or know someone who does, or can anyhow help me and tell me, if the 81mm xray CVDs would fit? Sworkz are 78mm, so it should work, but I don't know about other dimensions.. I drove my car 4 times and broke 2 CVDs, this is desperate.
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I'm not convinced that some slightly snugger pistons are going to do the job, but I'll give it a go! What hole configuration do we recommend?

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1.1/1.5 front and 1.1/1.6 rear 4 hole avids with 40/30 oils work great for me on medium to high bite tracks. I have tried several other piston/oil combos and nothing felt as good.
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I am constantly breaking CVDs in my sworkz s104, does any of you have the car, or know someone who does, or can anyhow help me and tell me, if the 81mm xray CVDs would fit? Sworkz are 78mm, so it should work, but I don't know about other dimensions.. I drove my car 4 times and broke 2 CVDs, this is desperate.
If you use a longer shaft you liable to snap your outdrives
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If you use a longer shaft you liable to snap your outdrives
Agreed. Why are they breaking? Are the stock CVDs too long, and binding under compression? Are they breaking at crazy angles due to flex/compression/slop in the suspension?
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1.1/1.5 front and 1.1/1.6 rear 4 hole avids with 40/30 oils work great for me on medium to high bite tracks. I have tried several other piston/oil combos and nothing felt as good.
+1 You may go +/- 2.5wt in the front or rear but that's a perfect starting setup. I've also wanted to try 2 hole pistons as it should feel very similar but make the car a little more lively.
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I am constantly breaking CVDs in my sworkz s104, does any of you have the car, or know someone who does, or can anyhow help me and tell me, if the 81mm xray CVDs would fit? Sworkz are 78mm, so it should work, but I don't know about other dimensions.. I drove my car 4 times and broke 2 CVDs, this is desperate.
I suggest posting in the thread specific to your vehicle. More people there would know the answer to your question.http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...-buggy-81.html
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I suggest posting in the thread specific to your vehicle. More people there would know the answer to your question.http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...-buggy-81.html
I posted it here because I was asking about the dimensions /fit of xb4 CVDs. I will post to sworkz threaad too, thanks.

Anyway, they are breaking after jumps, once I landed on the rear tires from like 1 meter height and second time on the front the same way.. They do not bend, but the ball that is at the end of the bone going inside the wheel breaks completely, I did not even find the rest of the bone after that..
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