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Old 11-24-2015, 04:04 PM   #9451
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Does anyone know what setup changes i would look at making to lose some initial steering, l am running the book setup on a low to medium grip track. Thanks
12 degree caster blocks have a night and day difference. Makes the car way easier to drive and you can drive it a lot harder into corners.
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If i upgrade my xb4 '15 to xb4 '16 what parts to i need? It seems only different is chassis, differential box and center drive shaft.
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If i upgrade my xb4 '15 to xb4 '16 what parts to i need? It seems only different is chassis, differential box and center drive shaft.
add rear hub carriers, front & rear shock towers, front steering brace and new side gaurds.. then you are close enough.

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What gearing do you use for a 13.5 or 17.5 motor
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add rear hub carriers, front & rear shock towers, front steering brace and new side gaurds.. then you are close enough.

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Old 11-24-2015, 10:26 PM   #9456
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If i upgrade my xb4 '15 to xb4 '16 what parts to i need? It seems only different is chassis, differential box and center drive shaft.
Parts that directly affect performance due to revised geometry/design or material are:
  • Front and rear shock towers (revised geometry)
  • Front and rear a-arms (revised geometry)
  • Chassis with front and rear chassis braces (revised geometry/weight balance/flex)
  • Chassis side guards (revised material/harder)
  • Front top deck (new design compared to '15 option deck = more flex/steering/front grip)
  • New 3 pad slipper (more consistent/easier to fine tune)
  • New rear uprights (revised lower roll center/alu. options are the same as '15)

It will be quite expensive to upgrade from the '15 to the '16 and I would rather suggest selling the '15 and buying a '16.
Option parts from the '15 can be carried over to the new '16.

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Does anyone know what setup changes i would look at making to lose some initial steering, l am running the book setup on a low to medium grip track. Thanks
If you fill out a setup sheet on the TeamXray site and post the link here it would be a lot easier to give suggestions as the options are quite a few

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If you fill out a setup sheet on the TeamXray site and post the link here it would be a lot easier to give suggestions as the options are quite a few

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Thanks Bentka do you want me to post my setup, im running the book setup i have not changed anything at all and i run on low to medium grip track and i have far to much initial steering so any advise would be greatly appreciated.
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What gearing do you use for a 13.5 or 17.5 motor
I run 69T associated spur with 32-33T pinion with an ORCA RX3 17.5.
Have to use the slipper assembly from a '15 spec in a '16
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Old 11-25-2015, 06:40 AM   #9460
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Hi does anyone have a good setup sheet for for medium to loose dirt tracks with pretty big jumps for a 2015 xb4. The track we run on here is built for 1/8th scales.

Thanks for any help.

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Thanks Bentka do you want me to post my setup, im running the book setup i have not changed anything at all and i run on low to medium grip track and i have far to much initial steering so any advise would be greatly appreciated.
Move the arms forward, this will shift the weight of the car more towards the rear. Should give you less overall steering, but I find it's still a lot.

As mentioned, the 12* caster blocks will do wonders but they are expensive.
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Anyone know if the 2015 and 2016 steering parts are the same?
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Anyone know if the 2015 and 2016 steering parts are the same?
Yes all that is the same.
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Just got the center ball diff. What would be the best way to set it. I know there's a few ways .
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Just got the center ball diff. What would be the best way to set it. I know there's a few ways .

Center ball diff! That must be new?

Are you sure?
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