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Old 03-04-2015, 04:15 PM   #7426
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That's good to know as I just received my bugleboy front bumper. Are the 2 screws holding it secure?

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I initially bought three of them and still have two spares still in my parts box, it doesn't look like I'll ever need them at this point. The bumper is actually is attatched with (4) screws and the bumper has performed flawlessly and never have been an issue with a few race seasons and more crashes than I care to count on it.

Norse, if you ever make it to Innovative Hobbies I'll sell you one of the spares I have.
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Old 03-04-2015, 04:37 PM   #7427
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hows this car do on indoor loose clay med bite? just ordered one selling my d413
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Old 03-04-2015, 05:20 PM   #7428
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I initially bought three of them and still have two spares still in my parts box, it doesn't look like I'll ever need them at this point. The bumper is actually is attatched with (4) screws and the bumper has performed flawlessly and never have been an issue with a few race seasons and more crashes than I care to count on it.

Norse, if you ever make it to Innovative Hobbies I'll sell you one of the spares I have.
Suzuki Pro,

Sounds like a deal brother. I plan on getting over to Innovation this month. I will let you know a week in advance thus maybe we run with you at the track.
Bugle Boy says their front XB4 bumper was for xb4 years pre 15. Thus the 15 models it has worked very well with the use of 2 screws. I haven't unpackaged it yet to see if it truly lines up to just 2 chassis holes or 4.

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Paint scheme body in progress..
Like the white paint!! Probably painting mine white as well
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Looks great! Tires are cool as well.
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Just a little testing tip that I have recently found trying out shock orings for the xb4.. After not being very pleased with the associated xrings I have settled on traxxas orings. They work a lot better over the xring IMO. Only use the blue oring and you will need two packages and use 1mm xray spacer(same with xring)

http://www.amain.com/traxxas-shock-rebuild-kit/p45156
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:33 PM   #7433
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Check your front cvd's for binding. I've seen this happen when the small pin is accidentally put through the center of the barrel and not the middle where the small hole is.
Checked them, and they are good. They feel smooth at all angles if I leave the axle in the bearings and spin by hand. I took them apart and re-greased just in case and double checked I had them right.

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also make sure the steering rack is not catching the bulkhead screws.. They are pretty close, I have had them rub..
Yea, it is close. Not causing my issue though.

It gets a weird shake/drive-train noise when you combine certain rpm's and steering angles while holding the car off the ground. The diffs feel like butter and there is no notches to them if I rotate the drivetrain. It does fine with no drama if no steering is involved.
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:20 PM   #7434
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Might have to buy one of those
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They have a website T-bone-racing.net they make pretty good stuff. They make great skid plates for the rear end too.
I've been running these bumpers since my b44.2. Fantastic bumpers and having that small bumper on the xb4 this has saved the front of my car a few times as well. Also lifetime warranty. You break it, no questions asked they send you a new one. They also make a great rear skid pad as well.


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I've been running these bumpers since my b44.2. Fantastic bumpers and having that small bumper on the xb4 this has saved the front of my car a few times as well. Also lifetime warranty. You break it, no questions asked they send you a new one. They also make a great rear skid pad as well.


just ordered one .... nice part for front
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No, but I'm currently running this one http://www.bugleboyracing.com/index.php?productid=24 and it has done a great job.
Does not fit on the '15 car, thing is indestructable as far as I can tell but sticks out pretty far, same as the T-Bone bumper which can be a problem if you land a jump nose down...
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Does not fit on the '15 car, thing is indestructable as far as I can tell but sticks out pretty far, same as the T-Bone bumper which can be a problem if you land a jump nose down...
Not sure why it would not fit a 15.. Everything it bolt's to is exactly the same, minus the factory front bumper. Change that to a 14 or remove it and you would be good to go.
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Not sure why it would not fit a 15.. Everything it bolt's to is exactly the same, minus the factory front bumper. Change that to a 14 or remove it and you would be good to go.
'15 car does not have the same holes in the chassis at the '14, you could still mount it using just 2 screws and dremeling down the plastic I suppose...
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'15 car does not have the same holes in the chassis at the '14, you could still mount it using just 2 screws and dremeling down the plastic I suppose...
What holes does the 14 have that the 15 doesnt?
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