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Xray XB2 Carpet Edition Instruction Manual
http://www.teamxray.com/xb2/2016/dow...ual_v2_low.pdf

Xray XB2 Dirt Edition Instruction Manual
http://www.teamxray.com/xb2/2016/dow...w.pdf?update=2

BentKa: Carpet Edition 4 gear to 3 gear laydown conversion parts:
  • Gearbox #323014
  • Motorplate #324012
  • 36T idler gear #324236
  • Brace for waterfall #324031


Socket: Bodies Available:

Xray has two OEM bodies, the .75mm and the .50mm light weight:
light weight: https://www.amainhobbies.com/xray-xb...329701/p492942

OEM .75mm: https://www.amainhobbies.com/xray-0....329700/p477762

Also, I've fitted the yz2 body, both the light and regular fit fine, just make your own cut lines:
https://www.amainhobbies.com/yokomo-...z2-101/p417674


[i] J Concepts S2 Body [i]


Penguin Racing makes a high grip body that fits the DE and CE:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/X-Ray-Xb2-Hi...oAAOSw1S9WewHV



Socket: Wheel fitment:

According to some, you'll require different offset rear hexes to use B5M wheels. According to my Hudy setup board, B5M wheels are the same offset. I measured the overall width of the car with XB2 wheels, and then again with B5M wheels, same measurement.

On the front, B5M wheels were 1.5mm wider. Xray offers hexes to reduce width -.75 on each side, or you could spend 3-5 minutes and sand your OEM hexes down .75mm.

edit by dgrobe2112
here are the hubs for losi and AE

for AE Front 365354 -0.75
for Losi rear 365358 +3.00 (4 stripe)
for AE rear 365359 +3.75 (5 stripe)



Socket: Flex and the XB2:

Flex screws are as follows:

Plastic bulkhead between motor and waterfall. Can remove screw in chassis, or remove bulkhead altogether.

Waterfall has 4 screws, can remove the inner two or outer two. IIRC, removing the inner two provides more flex, and thus more bite.

Removing the battery brace. This gives a tremendous amount of flex on the middle of the car, and can sometimes be inconsistent. I do this for outdoor racing on low bite. I like the feel over the 4 gear in 17.5 racing, since the 4 gear will take some snap away off the corner.

Rear C block - has inner and outer screws. I haven't played with this, as it's a crucial pivot point of the car.

Medium arms and towers -> I don't believe the carpet car has the rear medium tower available, however the DE DOES have an optional hard part. I think the hard parts are more consistent, especially when it gets hot (90+ degrees F). However, the medium parts do NOT break unless you're severely talented. They also don't wear out.



Socket: Avid/Schelle Slipper mod:

Credit to WillS, Matt Trimmings, and myself for figuring this out months ago.

Parts you'll need:

B5M V2 3gear compatible top shaft.
TKO Special 5x13x5 bear OR 5x13x6 bearing Either can work. This replaces the spur side bearing on the top shaft.
5mm shims, same shims used in 1/8th scale clutch bells. Look for protek .1mm and .2mm kit.
Avid or Schelle b5m top shaft kit, with spur gears of your choosing. (DE can't handle a 69, the CE can)

Shimming: You'll need to install the bearing in the front portion of the removable piece for the shaft. Make sure the bearing is pushed all the way in. With the TKO bearing, you'll need to shim approximately 1.4mm on the front side of the top shaft. Roughly .3-.5mm with the other bearing. This is a "feel" and tolerance setting. I urge you to watch videos about setting clutch bell play in 1/8th scale to get an idea of what yield you want for end play. Too tight, it'll eat bearings.

Outside of trans case: Use Avid/Schelle top shaft spacer plus .2mm shim to offset slipper from motor plate perfectly. Install slipper as instructed, and use Avid/Schelle spring and XB2 slipper nut.

- NEW - Schelle now sells Xb2 Topshafts. They include a spacer, so no need for shims in gearbox, and comes with the smaller bearing. Both methods work.

Socket: Yokomo Differential or MIP pucks:

Credit to: WillS for figuring out pucks, and as well fitting the Losi 22 diff with the same mods.

Parts needed: Yokomo Bmax2 or YZ2 complete diff OR Mip PUCKS outdrives
Xb2 diff gear
Bmax2 V3 Worlds rear dog bones, or Bmax 2 pucks dog bones
You'll use XB2 axles, and will require no other mods for the axles or dog bones.
You'll need .2mm outdrive/diff shims. Shim approximately .5mm on each side of the diff, behind the bearings. The top portion of the transmission is what "sets" the diff in place, not the bottom half. A little play back and forth is fine, the stock diff has some play from the factory.

dgrobe2112: CE to DE conversion:
along with the parts needed.. you MUST have these following hardware, or it wont work

https://www.teamxray.com/xb2/2016/do...conversion.pdf

(3) XRAY 902340 M3x40 button head screws. these are the screws that mount the motor mount to the tranny
(4) XRAY 903322 M3x22 counter sunk screws. these are for the rear diff case, to mount to the chassis. i think i used some M3x18 and they worked ok.

Socket: Best method for setting up the XB2 ball diff:

The XB2 diff is stellar when setup correctly. The spring is too short and soft, allowing the diff to slip. You'll need to glue the rings to the outdrives with just a drop of CA, then add a 1mm shim between the spring and the outdrive. This preloads the spring and stops the diff from slipping so easily.

OR, you can run the AE diff spring, which is both slightly longer, and stiffer. The overwhelming issue is the stock spring allows the nut to bottom out on the outdrive before the diff is tight enough.

This shim:
https://www.amainhobbies.com/xray-al...a303122/p12070

This diff spring (don't need a shim, then.)

https://www.teamassociated.com/parts...thrust_spring/

Functional Aftermarket parts: (Not just bling!)

Servo Horn: (The B5M sized horns are too short to get full throw)
https://www.amainhobbies.com/protek-...800-bk/p273496


Socket: Exotek has a full suite of parts, some bling, some not. Here's a list (all fit DE and CE, unless otherwise noted):

Titanium front axles: http://www.exotekracing.com/xb2-titanium-front-axles-2/

Rear Hanger, HD (Adds 4 grams): http://www.exotekracing.com/xb2-rear...75-heavy-duty/

Brass C block, 18 grams added: http://www.exotekracing.com/xb2-rear...-brass-weight/

Alloy front camber mount: http://www.exotekracing.com/xb2-fron...er-mount-7075/

Carbon Fiber Chassis: http://www.exotekracing.com/xb2-carb...m-plate-2-5mm/

Alloy rear hubs:http://www.exotekracing.com/xb2-allo...ub-set-2-7075/

Alloy servo mounts, allow for use of LP servo:http://www.exotekracing.com/xb2-xb4-...-alloy-1-pair/

Titanium shock mounts: http://www.exotekracing.com/xb2-xb4-...shock-posts-2/

Slipper Eliminator: http://www.exotekracing.com/xb2-direct-spur-mount/
Xray eliminator is #324100

dgrobe2112: 2016-2017 new 3 gear laydown
Gearbox #323014
Motor plate #324012
36T idler gear #324236
Brace for waterfall #324031

dgrobe2112: Xray Spring Rate Conversion:
front C WHT
368174 2 str 0.65-0.85 3.71-4.85

358184 2 dot 0.65 3.71
368185 3 dot 0.72 4.11
368186 4 dot 0.80 4.57


Rear
368273 2 str 0.35-0.45 2.00-2.57

368284 1 Dot 0.35 2.00
368285 2 Dot 0.40 2.28
368286 3 Dot 0.45 2.57
368287 4 Dot 0.50 2.86

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Old 12-10-2015, 07:24 AM   #451
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What pinion gear are people running
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So sounds like recommend setup for medium-high bite carpet is kit setup with 0 shim in shock and 3mm upstop?
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Bent what tires are in the picture of the car on the box. i see the pictures of her car and it looks like she runs them as well. if hers are different please let me know. would like to try a set out


also what pinion did you run on the 6.5 motors
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Bent what tires are in the picture of the car on the box. i see the pictures of her car and it looks like she runs them as well. if hers are different please let me know. would like to try a set out


also what pinion did you run on the 6.5 motors

Tires on the box art are from Pro-Line (Martin B. is sponsored by them).

Pin Point rears and Wedge fronts.

For the EOS series we all use the controlled tires from Schumacher.

For practice and races with no controlled tires Malin run the JConcepts Swaggers (front) and Pin Downs (rear).

21-22 pinion on a 6.5T should get you close depending on track size and motor type/brand

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Which side does the diff adjuster screw go on for the ball diff?
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I don't think I have seen it mentioned on here yet, I actually found this on the XB2 facebook page. The steering knuckles are the same right to left, but the steering knuckles itself is different on each side. If you look closely where the bearings go in, you will see that one side is squared off, and one side is tapered. You need to make sure the tapered side is in towards the center of the car. If not, the square off shoulder will hit the caster block and you won't get full steering throw. I checked mine after reading it on FB, and sure enough, mine were wrong.
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Just came back from my LHS, Cruizin with RC and picked up my XB2 Carpet RCAmerica Launch Edition and it came with a fully assembled ball diff. I'm very excited to build and race it. The quality of parts are top notch as always.
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I don't think I have seen it mentioned on here yet, I actually found this on the XB2 facebook page. The steering knuckles are the same right to left, but the steering knuckles itself is different on each side. If you look closely where the bearings go in, you will see that one side is squared off, and one side is tapered. You need to make sure the tapered side is in towards the center of the car. If not, the square off shoulder will hit the caster block and you won't get full steering throw. I checked mine after reading it on FB, and sure enough, mine were wrong.
Yeah I was reading about the issue on oople earlier and forgot to look at my car when I got home. Just checked and mine where also backwards. The instructions look correct but you need to look very closely. It might be a step that some people will over look.
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I don't think I have seen it mentioned on here yet, I actually found this on the XB2 facebook page. The steering knuckles are the same right to left, but the steering knuckles itself is different on each side. If you look closely where the bearings go in, you will see that one side is squared off, and one side is tapered. You need to make sure the tapered side is in towards the center of the car. If not, the square off shoulder will hit the caster block and you won't get full steering throw. I checked mine after reading it on FB, and sure enough, mine were wrong.
This tidbit should probably be added to the first page
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Tires on the box art are from Pro-Line (Martin B. is sponsored by them).

Pin Point rears and Wedge fronts.

For the EOS series we all use the controlled tires from Schumacher.

For practice and races with no controlled tires Malin run the JConcepts Swaggers (front) and Pin Downs (rear).

21-22 pinion on a 6.5T should get you close depending on track size and motor type/brand

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Hey Bentka thanks for all the replies on this post! I looked in the Jconcepts website and did not find the Pin Downs or the Swaggers for 1/10 buggy. Could you supply us with the item #? Thanks
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Hey Bentka thanks for all the replies on this post! I looked in the Jconcepts website and did not find the Pin Downs or the Swaggers for 1/10 buggy. Could you supply us with the item #? Thanks
They are not out yet to the public. Last I heard Jason R is still not set on the compounds. Everyone that I have talked to absolutely loves them. I expect them to be better then Schumacher yellows.
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They are not out yet to the public. Last I heard Jason R is still not set on the compounds. Everyone that I have talked to absolutely loves them. I expect them to be better then Schumacher yellows.
Sorry…….no part numbers yet.

We are still testing compounds to find that last bit of performance

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I'm really liking this car, it has me wanting to switch teams!

any plans for a stadium truck or short course variant?
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