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Old 04-30-2013, 05:23 AM   #3346
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What breaks on this car?
In 3 months 5-6 races ( I still crash ) nothing so far, but I'll say the usual
c-hubs, arms, knuckles rear upright. When I bought mine I bought 1 extra of everything plastic and an extra set of bearings
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:54 AM   #3347
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Is there any advantage of using the aluminum c hubs, rear uprights and knuckles?
I can get them cheap
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:00 AM   #3348
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Just about done with my stock car! Mod car has been robbed to finish up the stock car.
I have an extra set of shocks I'm willing to part with if its what u need, I built them and haven't used them.. I paid $50 x 2 since they come in package with 2 shocks
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Is there any advantage of using the aluminum c hubs, rear uprights and knuckles?
I can get them cheap
No, more unsprung weight, plus they don't flex all in a big crash, they bend.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:07 AM   #3350
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No, more unsprung weight, plus they don't flex all in a big crash, they bend.
That's the biggest reason I never installed them, in a crash the slightest bend will have someone looking for the reason the car is tweaked and never find it, and the bend will never be noticeable by the naked eye
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:43 AM   #3352
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I have an extra set of shocks I'm willing to part with if its what u need, I built them and haven't used them.. I paid $50 x 2 since they come in package with 2 shocks
Thank you, but I actually just need a servo to finish the mod car. I just haven't put shocks on the stock car yet.
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Only thing I break/bend are ECS. Once in a great while a front plastic part or a rear hub.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:57 AM   #3354
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Only thing I break/bend are ECS. Once in a great while a front plastic part or a rear hub.
Pretty much the same here. I've broken a top deck as well.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:00 PM   #3355
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Just want to let you guys know that we've received our first batch of shocktowers for the Xray T4

Our shocktowers are designed to enable the use of LP shocks but retain full length springs. During testing it was very clear the full length springs are superior to the short springs and thus we designed our shocktowers to enable the use of both type of springs.



The DS Motorsport carbon fibre shocktowers for the Xray T4 raise the shockmounting point by a small amount which enables the user to run normal length springs with the LP dampers. This option will give the racer the best of both worlds, the low CoG of the LP dampers and shocktowers combined with the superior performance of the full length (HPI) springs.
The mounting height for the rear bodyposts has remained the same compared to the standard shocktowers.

The shocktowers are currently in stock and sold through the following site:

http://www.capricornrc.nl/dsmotorsport/shocktowers

We've also designed a carbon fibre shim to move the motor outwards by 3mm.
The very centralized motormount of the T4 works great on carpet but during testing on asphalt we found the car could use a bit more chassis roll.
By moving the motor more towards the outside of the chassis the car will roll more and generate more traction and heat into the tires. This works exceptionally well when in cold conditions or when traction is low.

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For you guys that use the blocks and gauge to set droop....

If I have my RH at 5.4 and using 5.6 on the droop gauge, when I change my RH to 5.0 will I go to 5.2 on the droop gauge or 6.0 to have the same setting as before?
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If I understand you correctly, you'll be going to 6.0 to maintain the same ORH value.
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Just want to let you guys know that we've received our first batch of shocktowers for the Xray T4

Our shocktowers are designed to enable the use of LP shocks but retain full length springs. During testing it was very clear the full length springs are superior to the short springs and thus we designed our shocktowers to enable the use of both type of springs.



The DS Motorsport carbon fibre shocktowers for the Xray T4 raise the shockmounting point by a small amount which enables the user to run normal length springs with the LP dampers. This option will give the racer the best of both worlds, the low CoG of the LP dampers and shocktowers combined with the superior performance of the full length (HPI) springs.
The mounting height for the rear bodyposts has remained the same compared to the standard shocktowers.

The shocktowers are currently in stock and sold through the following site:

http://www.capricornrc.nl/dsmotorsport/shocktowers

We've also designed a carbon fibre shim to move the motor outwards by 3mm.
The very centralized motormount of the T4 works great on carpet but during testing on asphalt we found the car could use a bit more chassis roll.
By moving the motor more towards the outside of the chassis the car will roll more and generate more traction and heat into the tires. This works exceptionally well when in cold conditions or when traction is low.

Can u post a pic with the shim mounted?
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:02 AM   #3359
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Just want to let you guys know that we've received our first batch of shocktowers for the Xray T4

Our shocktowers are designed to enable the use of LP shocks but retain full length springs. During testing it was very clear the full length springs are superior to the short springs and thus we designed our shocktowers to enable the use of both type of springs.



The DS Motorsport carbon fibre shocktowers for the Xray T4 raise the shockmounting point by a small amount which enables the user to run normal length springs with the LP dampers. This option will give the racer the best of both worlds, the low CoG of the LP dampers and shocktowers combined with the superior performance of the full length (HPI) springs.
The mounting height for the rear bodyposts has remained the same compared to the standard shocktowers.

The shocktowers are currently in stock and sold through the following site:

http://www.capricornrc.nl/dsmotorsport/shocktowers

We've also designed a carbon fibre shim to move the motor outwards by 3mm.
The very centralized motormount of the T4 works great on carpet but during testing on asphalt we found the car could use a bit more chassis roll.
By moving the motor more towards the outside of the chassis the car will roll more and generate more traction and heat into the tires. This works exceptionally well when in cold conditions or when traction is low.


Hahaha , with all respect , who want to raise the shocks now all other lower theirs. I think that both Jurai and Martin Hudy have tried this , and didn't go that way because the lower shocks are the best way. Also with the Tamiya team on their 417. Waist of money.
Who want a carbon fibre plate between motor and mount? I would prefer it in alu to transfer the heat
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Just want to let you guys know that we've received our first batch of shocktowers for the Xray T4

Our shocktowers are designed to enable the use of LP shocks but retain full length springs. During testing it was very clear the full length springs are superior to the short springs and thus we designed our shocktowers to enable the use of both type of springs.



The DS Motorsport carbon fibre shocktowers for the Xray T4 raise the shockmounting point by a small amount which enables the user to run normal length springs with the LP dampers. This option will give the racer the best of both worlds, the low CoG of the LP dampers and shocktowers combined with the superior performance of the full length (HPI) springs.
The mounting height for the rear bodyposts has remained the same compared to the standard shocktowers.

The shocktowers are currently in stock and sold through the following site:



We've also designed a carbon fibre shim to move the motor outwards by 3mm.
The very centralized motormount of the T4 works great on carpet but during testing on asphalt we found the car could use a bit more chassis roll.
By moving the motor more towards the outside of the chassis the car will roll more and generate more traction and heat into the tires. This works exceptionally well when in cold conditions or when traction is low.
Hello there, what length did you have the t4 shocks at to use this conversion?
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