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Old 01-01-2015, 12:34 PM   #6226
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Where are the U.S. Guys ordering parts? My local hobby shop isn't a RCA dealer so no xray parts. I order my onroad xray parts from tq but they have no offroad parts.
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Old 01-01-2015, 12:50 PM   #6227
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This layout with the piece of tungsten next to the receiver gives me 50/50 left to right, front to rear. Going to run it for the 1st time Sunday. Can't wait.
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Old 01-01-2015, 01:12 PM   #6228
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Where are the U.S. Guys ordering parts? My local hobby shop isn't a RCA dealer so no xray parts. I order my onroad xray parts from tq but they have no offroad parts.
Amain is where I get mine.
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Old 01-01-2015, 01:35 PM   #6229
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Any reason why you're not running the rear top deck? Affect the handling without the rear deck?
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This layout with the piece of tungsten next to the receiver gives me 50/50 left to right, front to rear. Going to run it for the 1st time Sunday. Can't wait.
Wow. First time I've seen that layout. Looks like I will be re-soldering my electronics before I hit the track again. Thanks.
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Wow. First time I've seen that layout. Looks like I will be re-soldering my electronics before I hit the track again. Thanks.
Wanted the weight to the rear, plus makes a clean wire job too me. Thanks
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:00 PM   #6233
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Does more dots on the Xray springs mean stiffer springs? Less dots mean softer springs?
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:06 PM   #6234
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Does more dots on the Xray springs mean stiffer springs? Less dots mean softer springs?
Yes more dots = stiffer
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i switched to the progressive springs with the build handled great except i had hub carriers on wrong side, massive toe out on compression also that killed my 6070 lp servo!! 20 for gears sucks!!! upgraded to 6040
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This layout with the piece of tungsten next to the receiver gives me 50/50 left to right, front to rear. Going to run it for the 1st time Sunday. Can't wait.
What would be the weight of that piece of tungsten? Neat layout.
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Also, to be filed under OCD, the weight of the new metal bevel gear, is 11.15g, which includes the plastic bushing insert. The composite plastic gear weighed 4.15g.

The metal pinion gear weighs 7.80g.

I'll post the weight of the composite pinion once I pull it out later, and the weight of the new diff completed with NT1 gears installed.
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Looking for a little advice as I'm new to the car. This is a 2014. I have some ideas based on normal changes I would make with other vehicles, but figured I would see how those compare to your experience.

Racing on an indoor track with soft slicks, very high grip and fluff only off the groove. My rear has a tendency to come around a bit on power in the corners vs staying planted. Other than that, it feels pretty good.

Running the 2014 clay setup sheet:
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Looking for a little advice as I'm new to the car. This is a 2014. I have some ideas based on normal changes I would make with other vehicles, but figured I would see how those compare to your experience.

Racing on an indoor track with soft slicks, very high grip and fluff only off the groove. My rear has a tendency to come around a bit on power in the corners vs staying planted. Other than that, it feels pretty good.

Running the 2014 clay setup sheet:
http://www.teamxray.com/xb4/2014/dow...sheet_clay.pdf
I'd go a little heavier on the oil in the rear diff and see if that helps. Also, open the diffs and make sure that oil isn't low or leaked out.

I went with lighter oil in the diffs when we went outside in the summer, when we came back inside the car was really twitchy so I went back to the 10k/5k setup and it settled down a lot. I'm also running the 6 hole 1mm pistons in my shocks with 35wt oil. Car is planted really well right now.
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Looking for a little advice as I'm new to the car. This is a 2014. I have some ideas based on normal changes I would make with other vehicles, but figured I would see how those compare to your experience.

Racing on an indoor track with soft slicks, very high grip and fluff only off the groove. My rear has a tendency to come around a bit on power in the corners vs staying planted. Other than that, it feels pretty good.

Running the 2014 clay setup sheet:
http://www.teamxray.com/xb4/2014/dow...sheet_clay.pdf
I have a 2015 now, but had a 2014 that I ran on the same exact surface with the exact same problem. I made a ton of various changes trying to add rear-traction and/or take from steering away with no success. The problem is your car is driving from the front and the front end is making soo much grip that the rear can't stay planted and just wants to sling around and follow the front. In the end it turns out that my slipper was waaaaayyyyy to tight. The manual recommends something like 5.5 - 6.3mm spacing between the bearing and spring collar. The manual's recommendation is way to tight for those conditions. In the end, I loosened mine to 6.9mm and the problem went away.
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