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Welcome to the XRAY T4'16 Thread & Wikipost! Here you will find some useful info, tips and tricks as well as setups that are used by several team drivers. This wikipost is a work in progress and should continue to develop over time.

Tips & Tricks:

Alex Hagberg's Tech Tip Tuesday articles

How to mount your Protoform LTC-R Body
Setting static camber
How to mount weight on your chassis Part1
How to mount the rear wing on Protoform bodies
Simple troubleshooting guide
How to mount the battery on your chassis
How to glue your front tires for CRC Black carpet with Eric Anderson
Utilizing Exponential and RMode on the M12S
How to mount weight on your chassis Part2

Team driver Tim Wahl posted some very useful tips on Facebook as he worked through building a new kit.

1- Carbon Parts
2-Suspension
3-Solid Axle and Differential
4-Bulkheads & Drivetrain
5-Driveshaft (ECS & CVD)
6-Front & Rear Suspension
7-Tweak
8-Anti-Roll Bar
9-Battery Fix (OPTIONAL)
10-Bumper & Body
11-Shocks
12-Steering

New Graphite Hubs:
Xray have recently released some additional Graphite hubs for the T4 lineup. The 4° Graphite C-Hub has been out for some time and is known to improve steering on entry, and in general makes the car turn better. This has been the go-to c-hub on asphalt for many on the Xray team, though it is not needed on high bite carpet. The Graphite rear hub tends to make the car more stable, especially on corner entry. We are still working on gathering input on the new Graphite steering block, but for the moment feel that it should improve steering response. All Graphite parts are approximately 1g lighter than the Hard or Medium options.

Option Parts to consider:
XRA301196 T4 Graphite Upper Deck 1.6mm V2
XRA301226 Foam Bumper – Hard - highly recommend
XRA302165 Composite Front Suspension Arm 2-Hole – Hard
XRA302169 Composite Front Suspension Arm 1-Hole – Graphite
XRA302803 1.3mm Front Anti-Roll Bar
XRA303169 Composite Rear Suspension Arm 1-Hole – Graphite
XRA303802 1.2mm Rear Anti-Roll Bar
XRA305137 Steel Solid Axle Driveshaft Adapters - HUDY Spring Steel - highly recommend
XRA305242 Composite Drive Shaft Replacement Cap 3.5mm – Orange – Strong (QTY 4)
XRA305351 Aluminum Wheel Hub – Offset “-0.75mm” – Black (QTY 2)
XRA306191 T4 Graphite + Aluminum Fully Adjustable Battery Holder
XRA308264 4S Spring-Set Progressive C=2.5-2.8 (QTY 2)
XRA308276 4S Spring-Set C=2.7 (QTY 2)
XRA308286 4S Spring-Set C=2.6 (QTY 2)
Specific to Asphalt:
XRA302383 Composite C-Hub Right – 4* - Graphite (ECS)
XRA302384 Composite C-Hub Left – 4* - Graphite (ECS)
XRA308039 Aluminum Progressive Shock System – Set (QTY 2)

Specific to Carpet:

XRA301141 T4 Aluminum Flex Chassis 2mm
XRA302375 Composite C-Hub Right – 6* - Hard ***Modification may be required if they don't have the "ECS" stamp.

XRA302376 Composite C-Hub Left – 6* - Hard ***Modification may be required if they don't have the "ECS" stamp.

XRA303711-O Aluminum Rear Lower Suspension Holder – Front – RF
Recent Setups:
3 July 2016 - Alex Hagberg - European Championship - Asphalt - Mod - 2nd
3 July 2016 - Bruno Coelho - European Championship - Asphalt - Mod - 4th
3 July 2016 - Jan Ratheisky - European Championship - Asphalt - 13.5 - TQ + Win

29 June 2016 - Max Kuenning - Reedy - Asphalt - Mod - 4th
29 June 2016 - Keith Yu - Reedy - Asphalt - 13.5 - TQ + 2nd
29 June 2016 - Eric Anderson - Reedy - Asphalt - 13.5 - 3rd

15 May 2016 - Bruno Coelho - ETS Rd 4 Riccione - Asphalt - Mod - TQ + Win
15 May 2016 - Mattia Collina - ETS Rd 4 Riccione - Asphalt - 13.5 - Win

17 April 2016 - Max Kuenning - MHIC - Carpet - Mod - 4th

10 April 2016 - Bruno Coelho - ETS Rd 3 Wels - Carpet - Mod - 2nd
10 April 2016 - Alex Hagberg - ETS Rd 3 Wels - Carpet - Mod - 4th
10 April 2016 - Jan Ratheisky - ETS Rd 3 Wels - Carpet - 13.5 - TQ + Win

22 March 2016 - Paul LeMieux - Canadian Nats - Carpet - Mod - TQ + Win
22 March 2016 - Luke Pittman - Canadian Nats - Carpet - Mod - 3rd

6 March 2016 - Chris Adams - ROAR Nats - Carpet - Mod - TQ + Win
6 March 2016 - Craig Xavier - ROAR Nats - Carpet - 17.5 - 4th
6 March 2016 - Eric Anderson - ROAR Nats - Carpet - 17.5 - 5th

6 February 2016 - Bruno Coelho - ETS Rd 2 Koblenz - Carpet - Mod - TQ + Win
6 February 2016 - Alex Hagberg - ETS Rd 2 Koblenz - Carpet - Mod - 2nd

31 January 2016 - Alex Hagberg - Snowbirds - Carpet - Mod - TQ + Win
31 January 2016 - Jan Ratheisky - Snowbirds - Carpet - All - See Comments
31 January 2016 - Drew Ellis - Snowbirds - Carpet - 13.5 - 4th
31 January 2016 - Robbie Dodge - Snowbirds - Carpet - 17.5 - Win

13 December 2015 - Bruno Coelho - ETS Rd 1 Hrotovice - Carpet - Mod - 3rd
13 December 2015 - Alex Hagberg - ETS Rd 1 Hrotovice - Carpet - Mod - 4th
13 December 2015 - Olly Jeffries - ETS Rd 1 Hrotovice - Carpet - Mod - 7th
13 December 2015 - Jan Ratheisky - ETS Rd 1 Hrotovice - Carpet - 13.5 - TQ + Win

29 November 2015 - Paul LeMieux - US Indoor Champs - Carpet - Mod - TQ + Win

25 October 2015 - Eric Anderson - Stock Wars - Carpet - 17.5 - 2nd

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Old 07-12-2015, 06:48 PM   #46
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I've never back to back tested the difference in feel between graphite and std arms, but the graphite arms are more brittle in my experience. I've never broken a std arm but managed to break two graphite arms clean off. They were definitely arm breaking hits, but I've had hits like that the same or worse with std arms and "walked away". YMMV
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Graphite parts are more brittle but they are far from weak.

If the impact is big enough something has to break, better the arm than the blocks or chassi.
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Have you used the P8 version of the Spec-R shafts?

I loved the version 2's but the P8's failed almost immediately at the axle threads and I had heard the same from a couple others so I have not gone back to them. I'm curious if they fixed that issue.
I stayed with V2. Never tried the P8s.
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how about a driveshaft car? i was toying with the idea of converting an awesomatix to take t4 suspension, shocks and towers,or the t4 to accept the shafty
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how about a driveshaft car? i was toying with the idea of converting an awesomatix to take t4 suspension, shocks and towers,or the t4 to accept the shafty
I was loyal to HPI cars til the Pro4 was released. I first had the RS and converted it to a RS4, I also bought the the Pro, Pro2, and Pro3. When I bought the Pro4 and had issues like crazy, I gave up and went with a Xray T2. Have stayed with Xray cars since. Shaft cars seemed harder for me to drive. I like belt driven and will stay with them until proven otherwise.
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When is the 2016 T4 actually being released? I havent seen any dates?
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When is the 2016 T4 actually being released? I havent seen any dates?
Any updates at all? I am waiting for the "Great Dump" to see if I should just score a nice used 15' T4 vs. a new 16' T4
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They typically release around the end Sept, beginning of October, so we're not there just yet
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Cheers for the info fellas
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Any updates at all? I am waiting for the "Great Dump" to see if I should just score a nice used 15' T4 vs. a new 16' T4
haha, yeah i obviously havent been looking hard enough. im waiting for the 2016 t4 cause ive decided to update from a T3 2011 model. But yeah, youd probly get a pretty good deal on a 2015 used T4.
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hmmm... maybe they will launch a T4 '15 EC edition 1st
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Is that not advertising a racing event?
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haha, yeah i obviously havent been looking hard enough. im waiting for the 2016 t4 cause ive decided to update from a T3 2011 model. But yeah, youd probly get a pretty good deal on a 2015 used T4.
Every year you see the same guys dumping their T4's so the "Great Dump" as I have come to call it is like Christmas in October As long as you don't mind upgrading with used cars than its a great time for everyone to upgrade kinda I personally race asphalt primarily so chasing after carpet cars is fairly easy gain. I only have ever purchased one BNIB on-road Xray and that was my X1. Both my T4's were used but have been awesome to say the least. I'm hoping the 16' is super so all the other guys will wanna sell their
15's..........or maybe I will treat myself again. Good luck with your upgrade.
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Every year you see the same guys dumping their T4's so the "Great Dump" as I have come to call it is like Christmas in October As long as you don't mind upgrading with used cars than its a great time for everyone to upgrade kinda I personally race asphalt primarily so chasing after carpet cars is fairly easy gain. I only have ever purchased one BNIB on-road Xray and that was my X1. Both my T4's were used but have been awesome to say the least. I'm hoping the 16' is super so all the other guys will wanna sell their
15's..........or maybe I will treat myself again. Good luck with your upgrade.
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