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Old 12-08-2015, 09:38 PM   #9556
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Does anybody know where to get spare arms for the XB4 '16 in the US? They have the rear arms on Amain but they are back ordered. Also, do the part #362111 front arms work on the 2016? They have those on amain but I don't want buy them and not have them work. I really want to get this buggy but I don't want to get it and not have spare parts.
Rc America is us based and as others have mentioned, they have excellent customer service.

Tel (214) 744-2400. I just ordered rear 2016 arms today so they do have them in stock.

Rc America can answer the arm question or someone here will chime in. I only have the 2015 so I'm not sure.
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Old 12-08-2015, 09:41 PM   #9557
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Rc America is us based and as others have mentioned, they have excellent customer service.

Tel (214) 744-2400. I just ordered rear 2016 arms today so they do have them in stock.

Rc America can answer the arm question or someone here will chime in. I only have the 2015 so I'm not sure.
Thank you! I'll have to give them a call tomorrow if I end up getting the XB4.

Also, is there any parts that I should stock up on for this buggy?
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Old 12-08-2015, 09:43 PM   #9558
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I ended up buying another kit for spares because no one has anything of 2016 xb4 in stock in the USA .

I also broke a front arm on a nasty crash into a pole. I'm using one 2016 and one 2015 arms at the same time, .geometry is slightly different, not enough for me to tell a difference. Shock eye hole is maybe 1mm offset forward.

I plan on having this spare kit handy for any other people that may need a part of two then I'll get the parts as needed to complete the kit and resell it. Sucks I had to do it but this car is a beast and I never want to go home early because of a break. Car is super durable.. Soo many cartwheels and crappy landings I've had with it because I'm new to mod power.
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Old 12-08-2015, 09:47 PM   #9559
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I know a bunch of a-arms, including the hard arms, came in this shipment as I just received mine today with my XB2 order.
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RC America doesn't have any front arms at present but does have the rear arms in stock.
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:09 PM   #9561
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Thanks for the replies! I'll have to get some rear arms ordered from RCamerica. In the mean time would I be able to use part #362111 just incase I do break a front arm or will they not work?
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Thanks for the replies! I'll have to get some rear arms ordered from RCamerica. In the mean time would I be able to use part #362111 just incase I do break a front arm or will they not work?
I currently have 2015 arms (which is what this part is) on my 2016 simply because I don't want to break and not have a spare. With that said you can use them, but don't use one and not the other I'd put both 15 arms on if you're going to do it. The reason is that the 15 arms on the 16 car have way more travel because the tower on the new car is different as well as the 16 arms. This means a different shock geometry altogether. Try it, I rather like the old arms on the car myself.
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:26 PM   #9563
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I currently have 2015 arms (which is what this part is) on my 2016 simply because I don't want to break and not have a spare. With that said you can use them, but don't use one and not the other I'd put both 15 arms on if you're going to do it. The reason is that the 15 arms on the 16 car have way more travel because the tower on the new car is different as well as the 16 arms. This means a different shock geometry altogether. Try it, I rather like the old arms on the car myself.
Alright, thank you for the quick reply. I'm ordering the kit and those arms for it.
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Old 12-09-2015, 09:47 AM   #9564
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Has anyone run a XB4 '16 as a 2wd on carpet? Experiences?
I drove the XB4 ´13 on carpet, you can watch my race report here:
https://youtu.be/4-Bb3xbG4RI?list=PL...uyHA3h7LrjT3F9
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I drove the XB4 ´13 on carpet, you can watch my race report here:
https://youtu.be/4-Bb3xbG4RI?list=PL...uyHA3h7LrjT3F9
Thanks, looks like you did ok. For me, I'm not convinced 25 ish degrees of front chassis kick up is needed indoors on carpet, or to be honest, anywhere. Also for most carpets, not convinced any kind of 4 gear inertia effect is required either...
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Old 12-09-2015, 12:06 PM   #9566
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Thanks, looks like you did ok. For me, I'm not convinced 25 ish degrees of front chassis kick up is needed indoors on carpet, or to be honest, anywhere. Also for most carpets, not convinced any kind of 4 gear inertia effect is required either...
Yes, I agree. And with the 2015 version you can use shorty lipos so the car is not too heavy. Furthermore some teams like Losi or Durango drove cars in that configuration at the world championships in Japan this year, so also a Xray XB4 2WD will work very well on high grip surfaces.
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Building my xb4 2016. The gears in the diffs are plastic? Do they hold up? I've heard that these cars are the best. So far, I'm not impressed. I picked up a D413 so that I could compare them head to head. Those diffs are not all plastic.
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Building my xb4 2016. The gears in the diffs are plastic? Do they hold up? I've heard that these cars are the best. So far, I'm not impressed. I picked up a D413 so that I could compare them head to head. Those diffs are not all plastic.
lol i would think you would be more impressed that Xray plastics are as reliable as D413 pot metal
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Building my xb4 2016. The gears in the diffs are plastic? Do they hold up? I've heard that these cars are the best. So far, I'm not impressed. I picked up a D413 so that I could compare them head to head. Those diffs are not all plastic.
The gears in the diffs have never been an issue. Nobody has ever stripped out the plastic gears. You can't even compare the xb4 to a d413. The 413 is a sloppy mess! You should have gotten the yz4 to compare to the xb4. IMO no wheeler comes close to how well the xb4 performs. Now your going to need to get a xb2 while your at it.
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The gears in the diffs have never been an issue. Nobody has ever stripped out the plastic gears. You can't even compare the xb4 to a d413. The 413 is a sloppy mess! You should have gotten the yz4 to compare to the xb4. IMO no wheeler comes close to how well the xb4 performs. Now your going to need to get a xb2 while your at it.

Lets not get too far ahead of ourselves. I'm very happy with my AE cars. I even liked my b44.3 but got tired of carrying std hardware. People recommended both the D413 and the xb4. I'm ok at setting up a car and have friends that are pros. I'll let you know what I think after I run them both.
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