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Old 06-30-2014, 08:57 AM   #5026
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ok thanks bro but i was talking about the ring and pinion in the diff housing on the front of the car not the spur gear and pinion but thanks for the locktite info .......
any body else ?
Yep I just re-read your post and see I clearly missed some pertinent info that I can't even blame on drunkenness, but I should . I think someone else mentioned watching out for oil or grease contamination with the loctite while assembling, that's all I got....

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What tires do guys run on clay outside? We just got a new 10th scale clay track and I ordered the xb4. It comes with wheels right? I'm struggling to figure out what wheels fit the xb4 2014?
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What tires do guys run on clay outside? We just got a new 10th scale clay track and I ordered the xb4. It comes with wheels right? I'm struggling to figure out what wheels fit the xb4 2014?
durango dex410 wheels fit perfect.
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What tires do guys run on clay outside? We just got a new 10th scale clay track and I ordered the xb4. It comes with wheels right? I'm struggling to figure out what wheels fit the xb4 2014?
You have plenty of options from Typo's, Dirtwebs and Tendroids (Sweep) that should work well along with others. Be sure to get the 4wd Fronts instead of the 2wd fronts and the rears are the same on both. Watch out for the AKA "EVO" tire as it only mates to the AKA "EVO" wheel and not the other common 1/10 buggy wheels or Xray wheels.

I really like the Dirt webs so far, but for your track I'd ask the other drivers what seems to work best on that particular surface and go from there.
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What tires do guys run on clay outside? We just got a new 10th scale clay track and I ordered the xb4. It comes with wheels right? I'm struggling to figure out what wheels fit the xb4 2014?
You have plenty of options from Typo's, Dirtwebs and Tendroids (Sweep) that should work well along with others. Be sure to get the 4wd Fronts instead of the 2wd fronts and the rears are the same on both. Watch out for the AKA "EVO" tire as it only mates to the AKA "EVO" wheel and not the other common 1/10 buggy wheels or Xray wheels.

I really like the Dirt webs so far, but for your track I'd ask the other drivers what seems to work best on that particular surface and go from there.
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has anyone tried converting the 2wd to a stock class 17.5 motor??
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What tires do guys run on clay outside? We just got a new 10th scale clay track and I ordered the xb4. It comes with wheels right? I'm struggling to figure out what wheels fit the xb4 2014?
I had asked the question about the wheels before i pulled the trigger on mine ..Although the durango wheels will fit there are 2 things to consider
1. you may have to ream out the hole a little bit as the stub axles are a different size .
2. and most important that i found is that the durango wheels make the track width narrower and although its not much it made the car impossible to dirve for me personally .

i just bought the xray wheels which work best , however , looking back on it i wished i had gotten either the exotek or jconcepts hex kit for the car which allows you to run losi or associated rears and kyosho 4x4 fronts ...the adapters keep the same track width ...in the end i just order a couple a sets of xray rims every time i make an order with absolute hobbyz or amain

this all sucked for me because i went from the dingo to the xray and i had a brazzilion sets of tires ...but the car is beastmode best ive driven
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Make sure there is no oil in the threads on the screw or shaft. Loctite doesn't work well if the surface isn't clean.

When I built my car the diffs didn't need any shimming but after a while they got a little bit of play and I blew out a rear ring gear. After shimming them I haven't had any problems and I run on super high bite with a 5.5 and the slipper pretty tight.
solved the problem it ended up not being the pinion at all but i did take you advice and brake kleened the inside of the stub axle and the screw really good and re locktited it
The problem ended up being the plastic shroud over the center front cvd ...puked the drive pin right out ..i had replaced all the 4 corners with the upgraded aluminum shrouds but didnt do the centers as i had no problems with them previous ...to anyone running this car i highly recommend the aluminum shrouds on all 6 cvds

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Yep I just re-read your post and see I clearly missed some pertinent info that I can't even blame on drunkenness, but I should . I think someone else mentioned watching out for oil or grease contamination with the loctite while assembling, that's all I got....

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here is the aluminum collars
http://www.absolutehobbyz.com/produc...ducts_id=17244

also i found out that the durango cvd barrels are a direct fit for the xray cvds ...this is a good thing due to they allow for a set screw to hold the pin in ...i had some left over from my dingo so i installed them as well ...i think its a good thing because it gives you just that much more protection

heres the part ...not sure the size of the set screw but i just had some laying around that worked

http://www.absolutehobbyz.com/produc...oducts_id=2579
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have my xb4 on the way, what parts should i buy for backup, i have a 3 day race next weekend and its my first time running 4wd mod buggy so im betting ill break something, what parts are must haves?
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have my xb4 on the way, what parts should i buy for backup, i have a 3 day race next weekend and its my first time running 4wd mod buggy so im betting ill break something, what parts are must haves?
collars referenced above
set of front and rear arms
set of hinge pins
spur gear
2x ring and pinion gears

the collars are a must in my opinion after running many packs you will have problems with the cvds puking out drive pins if you dont have the upgraded collars

make sure to set the slipper correctly by the measurement given in the manual

other than that i have only broken 1 front and 1 rear arm and puked out almost every drive pin before getting the aluminum collars ....very durable car for sure
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when you say ring and pinion gears, do you mean the ball diff bevel gear? can you post a link and what is the stock spur size and what spur size for mod?
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when you say spur, do you mean the ball diff bevel gear?
ring and pinion in the front and rear diffs just like an 8th scale
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ring and pinion in the front and rear diffs just like an 8th scale
ok thats what i figured but just checking, new to 4wd buggy. im an 8th scale nitro guy

what size spur do i run for mod?
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