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Old 12-07-2016, 12:06 PM   #11761
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As per the release they are new shorter springs for use when running lower ride heights on smooth high grip tracks (15-16mm).

And yes they are an addition to the existing springs.

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Hey I have been away from 4wd for awhile and running 2wd. I am wondering does anybody run the trinity d4 short stack 13.5 motors in their xb4? Or would running 4wd with that motor cause it to heat up too fast?
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Old 12-07-2016, 11:35 PM   #11763
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Hard parts are new

Better than medium for high grip, and less fragile than graphite.

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That's just great, just got my graphite arms in this week to update my '16

Another question - can anybody post side by side pics of the new and old front shocktowers? (looking at BentKa )
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Old 12-08-2016, 12:37 AM   #11764
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so now to run outdoors at normal rideheight we will need to get the longer springs?
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As per the release they are new shorter springs for use when running lower ride heights on smooth high grip tracks (15-16mm).

And yes they are an addition to the existing springs.

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Old 12-08-2016, 05:13 AM   #11765
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so now to run outdoors at normal rideheight we will need to get the longer springs?
It looks like the car comes with both sets of springs.
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Old 12-08-2016, 05:40 AM   #11766
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so now to run outdoors at normal rideheight we will need to get the longer springs?
Both new AND old springs are included

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Old 12-08-2016, 07:07 AM   #11767
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Hey Bent, can you explain the front shock tower? It says it has an additional shock mounting position...where is this? It has the exact same amount of holes as the 16' model. I get the position of the holes have been changed (any reason for this?). But I don't see the "extra" mounting position.
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Old 12-08-2016, 08:41 AM   #11768
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My guess would be a slightly different angle or position, when using the shorter springs.
But also curious to hear as well.

I've been running my 16 for couple weeks now and absolutely luv how it feels and how much harder I can drive it.
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:16 AM   #11769
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My guess would be a slightly different angle or position, when using the shorter springs.
But also curious to hear as well.

I've been running my 16 for couple weeks now and absolutely luv how it feels and how much harder I can drive it.
yeah i understand the holes are at a different angle/position but im confused on what they mean by an extra mounting position? maybe it just got lost in translation because there doesn't seem to be any extra mounting positions, there is the same number of positions just in different locations. so it would be correct in saying there are different mounting locations or improved mounting locations, but extra or additional mounting locations implies that they added more mounting locations. then i thought maybe they meant the camber link positions, but there seems to be the same number there too.
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Yea I thought extra shock holes or camber link holes as well when I read it, but didn't physically see it.
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Hey I have been away from 4wd for awhile and running 2wd. I am wondering does anybody run the trinity d4 short stack 13.5 motors in their xb4? Or would running 4wd with that motor cause it to heat up too fast?
Im running that exact motor in mine here at rainmans in bakersfield. No issues with heat what so ever and plenty of power. I do have a fan aimed at the motor and "think" i have a 26 pinion on it right now but it has never even gotten above 110.
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heard someone else say this, but for me aswell it will be the 1st time in 3 years that I didnt order the new xb4. We dont have any carpet tracks near by for hours so Ill say for me the 16spec is a much better car giving I drive on clay and dirt only. Its nice that xray did do upgrades for people run on astro and carpet just nothing new on it ill need
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heard someone else say this, but for me aswell it will be the 1st time in 3 years that I didnt order the new xb4. We dont have any carpet tracks near by for hours so Ill say for me the 16spec is a much better car giving I drive on clay and dirt only. Its nice that xray did do upgrades for people run on astro and carpet just nothing new on it ill need
yeah me either and i agree. im only getting the 17 because i want a fresh kit and i have all the medium plastics i need.
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I personally can't stop speaking highly of the XB4.. I'm running the 15 version and I hope to use it for at least another 3 years. I'm not the type to want to need to get the latest model and I think that's testimony of the quality of Xray..

a few things that I've really enjoyed is the motor mount design, the radio plate (ive yet to test this), the harder plastics (my previous wheeler would just swell in various places, A arms, wing mounts, wing buttons would pop out), not requiring a million shims every where, no need for C clips for drive shafts. Centre diff...

The car is just so much more composed than my previous buggy and that's probably due to the centre diff.
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Im trying to figure out my rear eccentric bushings, im running on med grip smooth clay and im not sure about anti squat and toe with this car can someone give me a good starting point. thanks
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