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Old 02-03-2015, 07:19 AM   #6991
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In saddle pack layout yes.

In shorty layout it will not be a good fit due to the motor pushing the body up on the left "air intake".

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Thanks. Didn't think about the motor hitting the body in shorty configuration.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:00 AM   #6992
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I'm New to off-road electric. What battary configuration is recoment for the XB4. Also what pinion and motor for mod class, Thanks
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:09 AM   #6993
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I'm New to off-road electric. What battary configuration is recoment for the XB4. Also what pinion and motor for mod class, Thanks
Depending on track size most guys run 5.5 to 7.5 motors. I run a 5.5 with 18 or 19 pinion.

The car works great in either saddle or shorty configuration. I ran saddles when I built mine but just switched to shorty. Had to make a few changes to the setup but I like it. Feels more nimble.
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:12 AM   #6994
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Depending on track size most guys run 5.5 to 7.5 motors. I run a 5.5 with 18 or 19 pinion.

The car works great in either saddle or shorty configuration. I ran saddles when I built mine but just switched to shorty. Had to make a few changes to the setup but I like it. Feels more nimble.
What changes did you make for shorty?
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Depending on track size most guys run 5.5 to 7.5 motors. I run a 5.5 with 18 or 19 pinion.

The car works great in either saddle or shorty configuration. I ran saddles when I built mine but just switched to shorty. Had to make a few changes to the setup but I like it. Feels more nimble.
When you say more nimble. Is more agressive more steering I run a on-road nitro and I like a more planted rear end on the car a little push
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:54 AM   #6996
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When you say more nimble. Is more agressive more steering I run a on-road nitro and I like a more planted rear end on the car a little push
I wouldn't say that it is more aggressive, it is just easier to make it change direction without forcing it excessively. If I compare to our '14 car that had saddles we don't have to work as hard to dial out steering from the car, the '15 car in shorty configuration can be set up with a much more forgiving front end, and easily still be just as fast or faster.
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:33 PM   #6997
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What changes did you make for shorty?
I went to 3.5 rear toe, lower rear camber link, and softer springs. Was running 3dot/1 dot before, now running red ae front black ae rear. I love the way the car feels now but I know the ae springs aren't the best quality so just ordered rear white avids and front gold kyosho. The car was good just not quite agressive enough for me. Went .5 up on front hinge pin pills and upper camber link hole in shock tower. It actually has too much steering now at 100 dr, but it allows me to fine tune the steering with the transmitter. Between 80 and 90 on dr is the sweet spot.
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:37 PM   #6998
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I wouldn't say that it is more aggressive, it is just easier to make it change direction without forcing it excessively. If I compare to our '14 car that had saddles we don't have to work as hard to dial out steering from the car, the '15 car in shorty configuration can be set up with a much more forgiving front end, and easily still be just as fast or faster.
+1. I totally agree. The car is more forgiving and jumps better. You can push it harder and when it gets out of shape it's easier to save.
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Thanks for the info. I'll give the shorty pack a try.
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Hey Guys! I'm not familiar with XRay products but am considering the new '15 4wd platform. I know it's only been on the market for about a month but are there any detailed reviews? I currently have vehicles from Kyosho, Losi and Team Associated, Team Durango, and Traxxas. How does this vehicle stack up to the HB D413 and Kyosho ZX-6? One of my concerns with XRay, based on their marketing, is that they seem to change things dramatically each year and would not want the part support to be lost in a year or so. From what I gather the quality is there and I'm glad to see that metal gears are now used instead of composite.
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Hey Guys! I'm not familiar with XRay products but am considering the new '15 4wd platform. I know it's only been on the market for about a month but are there any detailed reviews? I currently have vehicles from Kyosho, Losi and Team Associated, Team Durango, and Traxxas. How does this vehicle stack up to the HB D413 and Kyosho ZX-6? One of my concerns with XRay, based on their marketing, is that they seem to change things dramatically each year and would not want the part support to be lost in a year or so. From what I gather the quality is there and I'm glad to see that metal gears are now used instead of composite.
They do update every year. But most of the 14 parts interchange with the 15.. (and some 13 parts)

Arms, bulkheads, steering ,hubs, shocks, outdrives all work.

The chassis, center shafts and top plates are different. Plus a few minor changes like metal gears.

Looks like the '16 could be even better!
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any word on using the proline wheel hexes? they have some clamping wheel hexes as well.
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Can someone tell me the difference between a 2013 and 2014 XB4. I did some searching and didn't really find the answer. I have a '13, and I know the '15 has a center diff, just wondering about the '13 and '14.
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Can someone tell me the difference between a 2013 and 2014 XB4. I did some searching and didn't really find the answer. I have a '13, and I know the '15 has a center diff, just wondering about the '13 and '14.
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In case you didn't realize, the '15 does not actually come with a center diff, it is an option(and doesn't fit the previous cars) I can't speak on the differences of the others though, didn't own them.
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In case you didn't realize, the '15 does not actually come with a center diff, it is an option(and doesn't fit the previous cars) I can't speak on the differences of the others though, didn't own them.
I did not know that, thanks. We have a '13, I'd like to eventually pick up another XB4 so I was wondering what the differences are. I don't want to get a '14 or '15 if alot of parts are different, then my son and I would have to have different spare parts. It's more affordable if all our parts match, most of the cars I see for sale are '14's.
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