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Old 10-08-2015, 10:18 AM   #8806
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Great time now to find a killer deal on a '15!!!!
Yup, mine will be on the selling block ASAP
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:37 AM   #8807
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I don't know about that. The ability to move the motor rearward seems like it would help a lot on low / med traction.



Agree 100% there. Everything substantial is new and redesigned. Chassis, arms, towers, bulkheads, top decks, not to mention the driveshafts (it probably comes with 2 sets of different lengths to accommodate the motor position adjustment... Definitely cheaper to just get the '16. Personally, I finally got the setup nailed on my '15 (only took me a year to do it) so I'm not starting over with a new car.
With the car being based on shorty packs exclusively it will take a lot more than just shifting the battery to rear some. All of the items for low traction are now optional. The side pods are stiffer also. This car was probably really built specifically for the turf conditions. Center diff, ball diffs and medium strength side pods are all optional for lower traction surfaces. We ran the 15 in both shorty and saddle configuration on the for our lower traction surfaces, the saddle configuration was better from our testing.
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Old 10-08-2015, 01:00 PM   #8808
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Who using chassis protector? If you are which one are you using. I have gone though 2 of them already. I run on hard pack clay track.. I thinking of not using any of them. Whats your thought on this??

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Old 10-08-2015, 02:20 PM   #8809
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Who using chassis protector? If you are which one are you using. I have gone though 2 of them already. I run on hard pack clay track.. I thinking of not using any of them. Whats your thought on this??

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If you don't care about looks I use this:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Orbit-2-i...3550/100179778

I just cut 2 strips the length of the chassis then run an xacto knife to cut along the edges. The tape is really thick and protects well. A roll lasts me forever.
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Old 10-08-2015, 02:31 PM   #8810
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If you don't care about looks I use this:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Orbit-2-i...3550/100179778

I just cut 2 strips the length of the chassis then run an xacto knife to cut along the edges. The tape is really thick and protects well. A roll lasts me forever.
nice those chassis protector are expensive thanks a milli..
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Old 10-09-2015, 02:57 AM   #8811
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Anyone hear any new news when the 16 is coming out? I really need a 4wd buggy
XB4 2016 Specs for $440 dollar. (without VAT for non-EU customers, add it to cart & select your country and it will remove VAT).
Available within a few days, most likely before October 7th @ The-Border.

I'm wondering how the motor position will feel when racing, it looks good being able to shift the motor weight!

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Old 10-09-2015, 08:45 AM   #8812
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RC America says the kits are on the way and it should be about two weeks for them to clear customs and all.

It looks like the kit comes with the drive shafts to run the motor farther forward. Two drive shafts and you can move it farther back. But I think for most track surfaces the motor farther forward will be better.
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RC America says the kits are on the way and it should be about two weeks for them to clear customs and all.

It looks like the kit comes with the drive shafts to run the motor farther forward. Two drive shafts and you can move it farther back. But I think for most track surfaces the motor farther forward will be better.
Will it have full steel gear diffs? If so it is down to this and the new Yokomo when it is released.
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The ring and pinion are steel, the internal gears are composite. They sell steel internals but I don't think anyone runs them, the composite gears are so smooth.
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The ring and pinion are steel, the internal gears are composite. They sell steel internals but I don't think anyone runs them, the composite gears are so smooth.
That might be a happy compromise as I had a few ring gears go when I had the 2014.
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When putting a car up on the setup board whats best way, turning the power on an make the camber, toe out adjustment or with the power off..

The reason I am asking this question because I just made a change in radio an need to set up the steering alignment with the sub trim but was wondering if to make the toe out adjustment first or the steering alignment first.

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When putting a car up on the setup board whats best way, turning the power on an make the camber, toe out adjustment or with the power off..

The reason I am asking this question because I just made a change in radio an need to set up the steering alignment with the sub trim but was wondering if to make the toe out adjustment first or the steering alignment first.

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Turn on the car. Steering first then set toe. Steering affects the toe and can also affect camber as well.
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Bruno Coelho and his X-ray xb4 16 are 2015 IFMAR world champions, thats awesome news and is a real testament to just how good Xray is. Congratulations Xray.
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Are there big differences between 2015 and 2016?

When will the 2016 be available?
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Are there big differences between 2015 and 2016?

When will the 2016 be available?


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