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Old 06-29-2016, 09:02 PM   #11116
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I have the 16 xb4 and I run a 13.5. I could not be happier with it. It is very durable and it drives awesome.
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I am really torn between what i want to get next. I am looking at the xb4 2016, dex410v5 or a 2wd buggy. For now, my question below

Has anyone driven both the xb4 2016 and the dex410v5? if you have, which would you consider to be nicer kit and better value? They are basically the same price, and i dont have a local hobby shop or a local track so parts availability is not a concern and i dont have the ability to drive other cars other than what i own myself.
I have not owned the DEX410v5 but have owned the v3 and many other wheelers. The Xray XB4 16 is far superior to them all, believe me. It needs nothing out of the box, not even spares. About the only thing you could break is a front a arm if you hit something really hard, hing pins and maybe rear hubs... the car is really head and shoulders tougher than the rest. Oh, and its by far the easiest to work on, period.
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I have not owned the DEX410v5 but have owned the v3 and many other wheelers. The Xray XB4 16 is far superior to them all, believe me. It needs nothing out of the box, not even spares. About the only thing you could break is a front a arm if you hit something really hard, hing pins and maybe rear hubs... the car is really head and shoulders tougher than the rest. Oh, and its by far the easiest to work on, period.
He might need a alum servo horn thats about it. exactly my thoughts though.
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Old 06-30-2016, 06:41 AM   #11119
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He might need a alum servo horn thats about it. exactly my thoughts though.
Ahh, yes. You are correct, I forgot about that. Thanks.
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:51 AM   #11120
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thank you guys. i ordered the xb4.
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Anyone know what the intended purpose is between these two different graphite gear diff bevel and satellite gears XRA304932 (Low) & XRA304931?

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Old 07-01-2016, 10:35 AM   #11122
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Anyone know what the intended purpose is between these two different graphite gear diff bevel and satellite gears XRA304932 (Low) & XRA304931?

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The "low" are the new ones, they are better...
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The "low" are the new ones, they are better...
Better in what manner? I'm looking replacing the metal gears I'm currently running in my 2014 XB4. Do the low gears need extra shims installed if they are not the same height as the regular???

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Better in what manner? I'm looking replacing the metal gears I'm currently running in my 2014 XB4. Do the low gears need extra shims installed if they are not the same height as the regular???

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the materials are different, the new gears are stronger than the old composite gears. The diff assembles as per the xb4 16 manual...
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Thanks, I thought there might have been a dimensional change with them being the (low) gear set.
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Anyone know where to get these battery charging leads?

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Anyone know where to get these battery charging leads?

I think you can find the guy on the find your wiring thread - they were expensive but not overly so.
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Anyone know where to get these battery charging leads?
Amain has a few like this:
https://www.amainhobbies.com/tq-wire...qw2620/p451177
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I think you can find the guy on the find your wiring thread - they were expensive but not overly so.
They have them on ebay as well.
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Need some help with getting a base line gearing for my new XB4, running a 6.5 on carpet. I've tried multiple different combinations but the darn thing still get screaming hot FAST! Last combo i tried was 18/84, and after 2 minutes the motor was around 185. I've tried going down in pinion, going up in spur, up in pinion... Seems the popular 18/81 is just too tall for this track, as were some other combos i tried, so far the best feeling was 16/84 but even that was getting super hot... Im kind of at a loss with what to do and where to go with it.

Track: Small, tight very high grip. 10-11 second lap times.
Temp: Southern Alabama so right now were looking at 100+ ambient temps.
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Kit: Brand new, super free drive train nothing binding, gear mesh properly set. Fan on ESC, Fan on motor. Schumacher minipins/cut staggers
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