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Old 05-14-2015, 07:10 PM   #8251
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Hey guys the kit does not come with a body right??

What body is every one using??

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The kit comes with a body.

I have a question. What do I need to run other rims on the car? I see that there are different offset 12mm hexes but which rims and what offset hexes do I need to maintain the same track width?

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Old 05-14-2015, 07:27 PM   #8253
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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
This, unfortunately did not work well for me. I tried it over two race nights and after last night the rear shocks are half empty, the shock retainers for the rears were soaked. Bah! I had hoped this would have worked. I pumped the shocks and could see the oil leaking out around the plastic bushing in the bottom of the shock around the shaft, so I am fairly certain it was the Traxxas o-ring that failed. I pulled them apart, the bottom o-rings were wet. Back to Xray o-rings.
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This, unfortunately did not work well for me. I tried it over two race nights and after last night the rear shocks are half empty, the shock retainers for the rears were soaked. Bah! I had hoped this would have worked. I pumped the shocks and could see the oil leaking out around the plastic bushing in the bottom of the shock around the shaft, so I am fairly certain it was the Traxxas o-ring that failed. I pulled them apart, the bottom o-rings were wet. Back to Xray o-rings.
Did you add another spacer? That is critical or it will cause a leak. Same thing with the ae xrings. The traxxas oring is thinner than the stock oring. You need to add another shim in the body to properly put pressure on the oring.
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The kit comes with a body.

I have a question. What do I need to run other rims on the car? I see that there are different offset 12mm hexes but which rims and what offset hexes do I need to maintain the same track width?

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Exotek makes 12mm hexes to use kyosho front and ae rear. They also make 9.5mm hexes for b44 fronts. If you get the rear hexes use the 7mm wide ones. Not sure what rims the 9mm wide hexes are for.
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This, unfortunately did not work well for me. I tried it over two race nights and after last night the rear shocks are half empty, the shock retainers for the rears were soaked. Bah! I had hoped this would have worked. I pumped the shocks and could see the oil leaking out around the plastic bushing in the bottom of the shock around the shaft, so I am fairly certain it was the Traxxas o-ring that failed. I pulled them apart, the bottom o-rings were wet. Back to Xray o-rings.
IMO, the stock o-rings work extremely well. I've never changed out kit o-rings, and they can last all year without getting sticky or leaking.
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Exotek makes 12mm hexes to use kyosho front and ae rear. They also make 9.5mm hexes for b44 fronts. If you get the rear hexes use the 7mm wide ones. Not sure what rims the 9mm wide hexes are for.
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Exotek makes 12mm hexes to use kyosho front and ae rear. They also make 9.5mm hexes for b44 fronts. If you get the rear hexes use the 7mm wide ones. Not sure what rims the 9mm wide hexes are for.
If you get the B44 front hexes, you can run TLR 22-4 wheels as well.
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Old 05-15-2015, 05:28 AM   #8259
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@suby, yes, I used 2mm worth of the kit spacers like you suggested. Total package was around 5.5mm, fit tightly into the bottom of the shock, she just did not hold. Strange too, as my track is made for 1/10, no crazy huge jumps and is flat and fairly smooth. I've put my old Xray rings back in, I'll need to order some new ones tho.
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B44/22-4 fronts aren't the same. B44 is 10mm, 22-4 is 12mm. The 22 2wd is 10mm though.

I run +.75mm in the front and +1.5mm in the rear, this is just about the stock width. I know in Europe they run +1.5mm front and +2.25 in the rear, which makes almost no thread come out past the front wheel so you need a super thin wheel nut. But either of those widths will be super close, the stock 14mm hexs and wheels will be right between those two setups.

The Traxxas and AE o-rings are not only thinner but also have a smaller outer diameter. So for them to fit properly you'd need something that slid into the cartridge area of the shock to reduce the diameter and height where the o-rings go.
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This, unfortunately did not work well for me. I tried it over two race nights and after last night the rear shocks are half empty, the shock retainers for the rears were soaked. Bah! I had hoped this would have worked. I pumped the shocks and could see the oil leaking out around the plastic bushing in the bottom of the shock around the shaft, so I am fairly certain it was the Traxxas o-ring that failed. I pulled them apart, the bottom o-rings were wet. Back to Xray o-rings.
The traxxas x-rings did not work for me as well. I use them in my k-cars without issue but in the xb4 they leak badly. I rebuilt them with an extra spacer but the result was the same. I ended up going back to the stock o-rings and haven't had any leaks since.
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:29 PM   #8262
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The traxxas x-rings did not work for me as well. I use them in my k-cars without issue but in the xb4 they leak badly. I rebuilt them with an extra spacer but the result was the same. I ended up going back to the stock o-rings and haven't had any leaks since.
I had the same issue in trying to use the Traxxas x-rings thus the Durango purples were tad to big. Thus I remembered that I had a good amount of extra Revolution Design Racing Products o-rings I used in my Serpent Spyder SC which worked more than excellent. Definetly RDRP o-rings are more than gtg +1. I believe a pack has 16 o-rings and again they work excellent being super smooth and very pliable but still fairly firm. Oh! just a side note they are white in color.

Have an excellent weekend my fellow XB4 enthusiast.
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@suby, yes, I used 2mm worth of the kit spacers like you suggested. Total package was around 5.5mm, fit tightly into the bottom of the shock, she just did not hold. Strange too, as my track is made for 1/10, no crazy huge jumps and is flat and fairly smooth. I've put my old Xray rings back in, I'll need to order some new ones tho.

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Pick up some RDRP (revolution design racing products) o-rings my friend. They are excellent and if I remember correctly 16 come in a pack.

Have an excellent weekend my friend.
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I managed to have a fellow Xray club racer give me a pack of o-rings, but I will certainly look into these RDRP's, thanks Norse.
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I managed to have a fellow Xray club racer give me a pack of o-rings, but I will certainly look into these RDRP's, thanks Norse.
Ho problem Heavy,

I hope the weather in your area is allowing for some outdoor track time my friend.

Have an excellent weekend Heavy
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