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Old 07-20-2016, 02:29 PM   #1786
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Start with the aluminum chassis and work from there. The Carbon arms, arm stiffeners, etc are all very minor things that just are not requirements to get run extremely well at the club level.

I would get the hard bumper to protect the front of the car better. And maybe a step or two of various sway bars and springs so that you can tune the car to your driving style.
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Old 07-26-2016, 08:45 PM   #1787
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Start with the aluminum chassis and work from there. The Carbon arms, arm stiffeners, etc are all very minor things that just are not requirements to get run extremely well at the club level.

I would get the hard bumper to protect the front of the car better. And maybe a step or two of various sway bars and springs so that you can tune the car to your driving style.
That is probably what I'll do but I get addicted to buying upgrades as I'm sure a lot of people do. My last t4 had the option while belts and alum steering arms. So I will probably probably pick those up along with the hard bumper. The other thing I saw for high traction tracks was the radtec floating steering rack. It looks cool but I sort of remember a debate on here awhile back about why people didn't like them. Is there a reason you wouldn't want to run that?
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:38 AM   #1788
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Don't know if it still applies to today's material but some manufacturers sometime back thought opposite materials (metal against plastic} have less friction and wear than similar materials (plastic against plastic).
Yea that is what I noticed is that they had composite shims on the aluminum parts and aluminum shims on the composite parts. Thanks, I knew there was some reason they wanted to do that. I just used all aluminum shims but just was curious why they did that.
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I am trying to decide between a Savox 2261 and spektrum 6270... They both have similar specs but the spektrum is 6.0v 7.4 or 8.4 I believe and the Savox is 4.8 or 6.0. The Savox at 6.0v is like 138oz/.07 approx and the spektrum at 7.4 is approx 150oz/.06 and a little higher torque and faster speed at 8.4v. Is there any reason it's better to have the higher voltage one? Or doesn't it matter. I like the Savox servos and the 2261 looks cool too and matches the t4 orange. But I have also heard good things about the spektrum servos too
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That is probably what I'll do but I get addicted to buying upgrades as I'm sure a lot of people do. My last t4 had the option while belts and alum steering arms. So I will probably probably pick those up along with the hard bumper. The other thing I saw for high traction tracks was the radtec floating steering rack. It looks cool but I sort of remember a debate on here awhile back about why people didn't like them. Is there a reason you wouldn't want to run that?
This will change the car. I'm not sure if that's good or bad in your situation but I would not put this on my list of must have items.
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Old 07-29-2016, 06:51 AM   #1791
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I am installing the '16 chasis on my '15. will my '15 upper deck work still or do I need a new deck? Wasn't sure if the holes are still going to line up. I assume they will but Just wondered if anyone knew for sure so I can get it ordered if I need to.
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I am installing the '16 chasis on my '15. will my '15 upper deck work still or do I need a new deck? Wasn't sure if the holes are still going to line up. I assume they will but Just wondered if anyone knew for sure so I can get it ordered if I need to.
It will work.
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I am installing the '16 chasis on my '15. will my '15 upper deck work still or do I need a new deck? Wasn't sure if the holes are still going to line up. I assume they will but Just wondered if anyone knew for sure so I can get it ordered if I need to.
Yep, everything should work just fine. I think there are a few more holes on the 2016 chassis, but all the 2015 holes are still there.
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It should work. Discount RC Store has a T4 16 upgrade:

http://www.discountrcstore.com/XRAY-...t415update.htm

Unless you race on a very high grip track you don't need the ARS suspension mounts. The topdeck is nice to have if you use the center topdeck mount. The motor mount plate is use for rear flex.
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What do most people find using the front steering post does? Its not often used in setups for some reason
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What do most people find using the front steering post does? Its not often used in setups for some reason
I think that varies depending on setup and driving style. I don't think it works well with a loose/flexible car because it really ties the front together. It also doesn't do as much with an aluminum chassis because that chassis is so stiff already.

I use it with a carbon chassis on asphalt and find that it makes the steering more direct.
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What do most people find using the front steering post does? Its not often used in setups for some reason
I use one on carpet. It moves the top deck flex point forward resulting in more steering at a bit of a cost to traction. On the new carpet, you have all the traction you could ever want so there is really no penalty.
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What position are ppl running the front and rear diff in for carpet tracks? By position I mean where the tab piece sits in he bulkhead notches. Also what diff fluid works well on carpet?
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Does anyone order xRay parts from RcMart? Just wondering if the parts are authentic xray and if shipping times are decent since they are in HK. Prices look good but didn't want to end up with knock off stuff or something.
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Does anyone order xRay parts from RcMart? Just wondering if the parts are authentic xray and if shipping times are decent since they are in HK. Prices look good but didn't want to end up with knock off stuff or something.
Yes, they are authentic, genuine xray parts.
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