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Old 09-16-2013, 09:13 PM   #4891
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Sorry, but I am not sure what you mean by "wears out". Are you referring to the actual material breaking down, like maybe hard arms turn to medium arms over time?
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:11 PM   #4892
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Like developing slop.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:31 PM   #4893
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I have yet to test graphite arms, but the hard & medium arm seem to last a long time. I do use a 3mm reamer on the arms and polish the pins to an almost mirror finish.
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:42 AM   #4894
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Anyone? Or is it better just to get new stock arms.
The kit items take a long time to develop any slop, the graphite arms are supposed to change the handling.
I wouldn't change them just to make them last longer, change them because you want to change the setup.

Only problem I found with the graphite, is that when I tried to remove the roll bar drop links from them I broke one of the 'pivot balls' that form part of the wishbone.

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The kit items take a long time to develop any slop, the graphite arms are supposed to change the handling.
I wouldn't change them just to make them last longer, change them because you want to change the setup.

Only problem I found with the graphite, is that when I tried to remove the roll bar drop links from them I broke one of the 'pivot balls' that form part of the wishbone.

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How do the graphite arms handle in comparison to stock ones?

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Old 09-17-2013, 03:55 AM   #4896
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My T4 came with graphite arms on it, I'd say they feel very sharp and highly responsive, I want say they may even weigh a bit less, but I'm not sure on the T4, I do know though you will sacrifice some strength, most graphite things tend to more brittle, so they likely won't take a hit like the plastics will.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:08 AM   #4897
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Is there any word on the official release date of T4 2014.

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Old 09-17-2013, 08:36 AM   #4898
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Is there any word on the official release date of T4 2014.

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Old 09-17-2013, 09:01 AM   #4899
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Thanks guys, definitely wanting to add a bit more response as well along with the graphite arms. I haven't broken anything since buying it new last year. Just going to do a full rebuild of the suspension to tighten it all up again as if it was new.
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Actually, RC America has told us that they expect them some time in October, I would venture out and say that in the second half of the month. We are going to start a pre order for them today as well as the X12 2014, which is only a week or two away.

Being in Texas, we will be one of the first shops to get them
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:35 AM   #4901
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Panaracer gears fit fine, but the tooth area is thicker than the Xray gears. The belts run pretty close to the teeth. The center of the gear is actually a little thinner than the kit gears. I put a .1mm shim over each screw hole before pressing the gear on the layshaft otherwise the pulley on the screw side will have a little bit of a gap between the spacer and e-clip.

I probably wouldn't buy them again, but I bought 3 of them and am just making use of them.
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Thanks guys, definitely wanting to add a bit more response as well along with the graphite arms. I haven't broken anything since buying it new last year. Just going to do a full rebuild of the suspension to tighten it all up again as if it was new.
I've been using graphite front arms for around 4 months now and I love em!
In my humble opion, I feel I get a better response from the car, feels more precise and just sharper and quicker all around.
I have not broken one, but I imagine they are weaker than the standard arms.
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Is there any word on the official release date of T4 2014.

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We are expecting them around the 14th of Oct from our distributor in Australia so obviously europe and America before us
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Hey all: I recently bought a used T4 and I am combing through it now. The front belt feels too tight (and has since I bought it). I've rotated the cam to try to give it as much slack as possible but it goes from very taut to still tight. I cleaned the gunk out of the pulleys so I don't think it's that. Please post some ideas if you've got any - I'd really appreciate it
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:41 AM   #4905
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Wrong belt (shorter) ?
305432 HIGH-PERFORMANCE KEVLAR DRIVE BELT FRONT 3 x 513 MM
305431 HIGH-PERFORMANCE KEVLAR DRIVE BELT FRONT 3 x 507 MM
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