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Old 08-09-2015, 04:09 PM   #8626
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When I want to use the Schumacher Pre-Glued wheels (for example at EOS races), I saw in Malinīs setup sheet that the 12mm hexes with +1.5 front and +2.25 rear must be used. I have the 2013 XB4 so must I use the same ones? Is the width the same like the 2015 version? I just wonder because of the +2mm rear lower suspension holders...
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@RCHamburg, if that is what Malin used with the Schumavher wheels then get those for your '13. The fact the 2015 runs a +2 rear suspension holder has nothing to do with hex width.
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Anyone tried the avid pistons? If so what are your thoughts?
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Anyone tried the avid pistons? If so what are your thoughts?
I use the avid pistons and there awesome, there a lot better than the stock ones and provide plenty of pack, they seem to help soak up the bumps and jumps while keeping the car very stable not to mention how well the car jumps and lands.
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I use the avid pistons and there awesome, there a lot better than the stock ones and provide plenty of pack, they seem to help soak up the bumps and jumps while keeping the car very stable not to mention how well the car jumps and lands.
Nice to hear, my pistons is in mail to me now, on a new XB4 build.

I never liked pistons on a plastic tree. They are never 100% round even they might be 'close enough'. Doing the dremel sanding to get them round is not good either, you end up taking of to much even when being careful.

Other than that, what oil weights do you run them on?
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Nice to hear, my pistons is in mail to me now, on a new XB4 build.

I never liked pistons on a plastic tree. They are never 100% round even they might be 'close enough'. Doing the dremel sanding to get them round is not good either, you end up taking of to much even when being careful.

Other than that, what oil weights do you run them on?
I personally run 37.5 front 32.5 rear works well for my track, it will come down to personal preference though.
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As the title says, I am in search of more in corner steering. My situation is that the initial turn in is good, but once the car is in the middle of the turn, it feels like I have to get off the throttle, wait for the car to rotate and then I can get back on the throttle for exiting the corner.

- Would using the front hole on the steering rack give me more in corner steering? (I am currently using the rear hole)
- For those of you that have used the optional 4 hole steering rack (#362573), How did the different hole options affect in corner steering?

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With Std plastic steering rack front hole is better IMO. steering stays more the same during the corner. With Rear hole it turns it better but after that it is not so good.
I recommended alu steering rack, and inner rear hole. It is between of std plastic rack holes.
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@RCHamburg, if that is what Malin used with the Schumavher wheels then get those for your '13. The fact the 2015 runs a +2 rear suspension holder has nothing to do with hex width.
Thanks for the reply! Then I will order those ones.
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I personally run 37.5 front 32.5 rear works well for my track, it will come down to personal preference though.
It sure does, what I was more interested to see, was the difference between front and rear oil weights regarding the Avid 1.6 -1.1 / 1.5 - 1.1 piston hole setup, that you have or other have come up with working for them.

But I see from what you have it is not any difference really to an conventional piston with one diameter to all holes in the pistons when it come to the ratio difference between front and rear setup.

Thanks for the answer though
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Old 08-10-2015, 04:22 PM   #8635
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I use the avid pistons and there awesome, there a lot better than the stock ones and provide plenty of pack, they seem to help soak up the bumps and jumps while keeping the car very stable not to mention how well the car jumps and lands.
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:17 PM   #8636
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I use the avid pistons and there awesome, there a lot better than the stock ones and provide plenty of pack, they seem to help soak up the bumps and jumps while keeping the car very stable not to mention how well the car jumps and lands.
The avid/schelle shock pistons are a big upgrade over the stock pistons. They fit the shock bodies better and are more consistent.

If you use the combo pistons in the front of the car, I would use the 1.5/1.1's and start with 35wt oil. I don't think the 1.6/1.1s will provide enough damping to keep the car from driving the nose into the faces of jumps.

could be wrong though....
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I use the avid pistons and there awesome, there a lot better than the stock ones and provide plenty of pack, they seem to help soak up the bumps and jumps while keeping the car very stable not to mention how well the car jumps and lands.
I've ordered the rear 1.6s and the entire bearing kit for the car as well.
Honestly I'm pretty happy with the stock Pistons in the front dampers. I'm going to leave those for now. However the rear has been too hard with the stock Pistons and has been tossing the back end up even with light weight oil and lighter springs. New Pistons will hopefully calm it down and make the rear more plush.
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:24 PM   #8638
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Hi guys i have a question just order AVID piston but i got mistake instead buy combo piston and i got 2x1.6 1.mm and 2x1.5 1mm now which piston in front and rear? Any help would be appreciated.
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Hi guys i have a question just order AVID piston but i got mistake instead buy combo piston and i got 2x1.6 1.mm and 2x1.5 1mm now which piston in front and rear? Any help would be appreciated.
Front: 1,5-1,1
Rear: 1,6-1,1

That is what you could start with when it comes to oil weights (See info under), but personal preference is key anyway.

Just got mine today and are going to mount them and race the buggy this weekend. New build so I am pretty excited as this is my first 1/10 buggy, ever... Only run 1/8 scales up to this


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XRAY racers can now run the signature AVID setup on the XB4 buggy. The AV1033 pistons are custom machined from XRAY shocks to tune high speed and low speed damping separately with 2 large 1.5mm (or 1.6mm) holes and 2 small 1.1mm holes (we call it the 2+2 piston). AVID's test drivers found that these pistons help provide the traction and bump handling of running lighter shock oil or larger piston holes, while still maintaining the control of running heavier oil or smaller hole piston when taking on jumps.

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Use 1.5+1.1 piston in XB4 Front. Start with 35 wt Associated oil (425 cSt). For XRAY oils, use 450 cSt.
Use 1.6+1.1 piston in XB4 Rear. Start with 30 wt Associated oil (350 cSt). For XRAY oils, use 350 cSt.
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Front: 1,5-1,1
Rear: 1,6-1,1

That is what you could start with when it comes to oil weights (See info under), but personal preference is key anyway.

Just got mine today and are going to mount them and race the buggy this weekend. New build so I am pretty excited as this is my first 1/10 buggy, ever... Only run 1/8 scales up to this


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