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Old 07-31-2014, 07:14 AM   #5236
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I'm glad I'm not the only one... At first when it snapped I thought I was just being too rough on her but now I see more ppl have had the same issue I don't feel so bad lol.
I've come to the conclusion that hitting nose first off a larger jump is the issue, in other words driver error on my part. On another note it took me 6 months but I broke my first arm.
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I've come to the conclusion that hitting nose first off a larger jump is the issue, in other words driver error on my part. On another note it took me 6 months but I broke my first arm.
I've broken a couple top plates by hitting a jump nose first. Personally I think the car should be able to take those impacts like all other cars of mine that can and have done the same.

I'm trying the full top plate from front to back to see if it helps this issue.
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:55 AM   #5238
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I've broken a couple top plates by hitting a jump nose first. Personally I think the car should be able to take those impacts like all other cars of mine that can and have done the same.

I'm trying the full top plate from front to back to see if it helps this issue.

Maybe we need one of these for the XB4? But who would want to sully their luxury ride with one of those?

http://www.amain.com/product_info.ph...SKTRoCSe7w_wcB

Hmm, found these. I might give them a shot if it'll stop from breaking a $35 upper deck. http://t-bone-racing.net/XB4-c468/
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I've come to the conclusion that hitting nose first off a larger jump is the issue, in other words driver error on my part. On another note it took me 6 months but I broke my first arm.
The front bumper on this car is partly to blame, it does not offer any "skid" effect when landing nose first. The bumper digs in transferring all of that energy to the weakest part. In this case the upper deck. I modified an old RC10GT rear bumper to fit the front of the XB4 and made a huge difference on nose landings.
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Maybe we need one of these for the XB4? But who would want to sully their luxury ride with one of those?

http://www.amain.com/product_info.ph...SKTRoCSe7w_wcB

Hmm, found these. I might give them a shot if it'll stop from breaking a $35 upper deck. http://t-bone-racing.net/XB4-c468/
I use the Tbone Pro bumper
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:05 PM   #5242
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For those which are fed up with heavy chassis, give a chance to this configuration

Please more details if it possible!! Tanks
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:15 PM   #5243
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^^^ what he said. Very interest in doing this. Also a possibly list of parts you had to use if any
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Other than the different length driveshafts and a new top deck that looks like simple conversion.
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Diff length dtive shafts?
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^^^ what he said. Very interest in doing this. Also a possibly list of parts you had to use if any
The principle is based on reversing the complete slipper sub-assembly without any change on the center drive shafts lenght. By doing this you must turn 180 the motor mount so that it is now on the rear of slipper. New countersink holes must be drilled on the chassis to fit slipper reversing and new locations of motor mount and center bulkhead.

I've cut 3 part in carbon fiber sheet:
- Lipo brace to maintain enougth clearance between center drive shaft pin and lipo hardcase
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- Complete top deck

Main job is to plane most of the composite chassis frame and hollow out a new spur and new motor windows into it. Quite easy with Dremel.

Do not forget to reverse diff mounting into diff housing front and rear. Unfortunately spur of the front diff need the aluminium chassis to be hollowed out on right side same way it is already done on left side. It's more easy to cut the composite chassis frame extension to make clearance for the rear spur diff.

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Maybe we need one of these for the XB4? But who would want to sully their luxury ride with one of those?
I use the ones from bugleboy racing, never broken a top deck .

The original bumper design of the xb4 is, lets put it nicely, not made to "bump" away any impacts.
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The center diff is obviously more forward on yours but when eyeballing mine I didn't allow for the center diff having the one outdrive longer than the other. Yea, stock driveshafts, flip it around do some drilling and dremeling.... sweet.
Edit: Do you have any way to check you weight distribution ? Would be interesting to know.
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Edit: Do you have any way to check you weight distribution ? Would be interesting to know.
I will measure it in few coming hours
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I use the ones from bugleboy racing, never broken a top deck .

The original bumper design of the xb4 is, lets put it nicely, not made to "bump" away any impacts.
I bought and use the Bugle Boy Racing Front Bumper, it looks like it's a factory option part and has held up great!
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