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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 03-22-2016, 03:49 AM   #646
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I order all of my parts through discountrcstore.com

Most recently i just recieved a solid aluminum chassis, just had to wait for it to come into stock, i live in the US. Hope that helps.
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Jus search... When I typed 301140 on discountedrc website. Nothing shows up, unless they Hide it if they are out of stock.
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Where is Art Scrimo.....? Hey Art, how 'bout a new episode of your 'How-to' XRay videos for YouTube!? I've enjoyed (and learned) something from each of them.

Unfortunately, I haven't thought of any suggestions/topics for ya, though.....bwahahhahaha.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:55 AM   #649
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You are correct, sorry he does not have it in stock. However, he often special order items, just email him, via the link on his site.
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Generally, when I see setups running it, and when I've run it, it's been on big outdoor tracks. On small tracks any advantage it can bring makes the car inconsistent, or at least feel that way due to the quick transitions.
Agreed. On a small carpet track ARS made the car feel 'hero' on one lap, and 'zero' on the next lap.. it just felt like it was broke...
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Jus search... When I typed 301140 on discountedrc website. Nothing shows up, unless they Hide it if they are out of stock.
You should try out the avid chassis.
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You should try out the avid chassis.
They don't have one available for the 16.

Edit: damn, I should have searched avid!!!!
Wish I could cancel my order. USPS is so Disappointing.
How do you like your avid alum chassis?

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Looks like avid alum chassis is also out of stock. Lol.
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They don't have one available for the 16.

Edit: damn, I should have searched avid!!!!
Wish I could cancel my order. USPS is so Disappointing.
How do you like your avid alum chassis?

Edit again:
Looks like avid alum chassis is also out of stock. Lol.
It will be back in stock soon. I love it. With all of the available tuning options such as their adjustable top deck and Xrays solid and split suspension mounts you can tune it for any condition.
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http://www.discountrcstore.com/AVID-...9-p/av1629.htm

Right there,looking to be bought, if you want one soon.
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They don't have one available for the 16.

Edit: damn, I should have searched avid!!!!
Wish I could cancel my order. USPS is so Disappointing.
How do you like your avid alum chassis?

Edit again:
Looks like avid alum chassis is also out of stock. Lol.
rcdiscount is out of stock, and everywhere else on the AVID chassis. I've been running one on my '16 17.5 car and love it. My '16 VTA car I'm running the kit chassis, and I just ordered a XRAY flex chassis from Eric down at Team EAM. That's going to go on my '16 USGT car. So hopefully provide some comparison information on the two after this weekend. I'm also trying out the Roche floated steering setup.

Note - The AVID chassis is absolutely gorgeous in person, the quality and machining that they do is TOP! ....not to mention loads cheaper than the XRAY flex chassis. lol

I'll post up some comparison pics when I'm done if you like.
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Avid Chassis (8 in stock):

https://www.apexrc.com/parts/xray/XR...minum-chassis/

Xray Flex Chassis (2 in stock):

https://www.apexrc.com/parts/xray/XR...chassis-2.0mm/
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Ordered from you guys.
I did not know shipments were from Hawaii until order is done.
Hopefully, shipments from Hawaii dont go through international service center when it hit the west coast.
I will never ever make any international orders from now on.
USPS ISC is pretty much a black hole.
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Ordered from you guys.
I did not know shipments were from Hawaii until order is done.
Hopefully, shipments from Hawaii dont go through international service center when it hit the west coast.
I will never ever make any international orders from now on.
USPS ISC is pretty much a black hole.
I've ordered plenty from Apex in the past and it is usually pretty quick getting to MD. In fact, I also placed an order with them today for some small accessories.

Either way, hope you get your chassis in a timely fashion. I'm sure you will enjoy it.
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I've ordered plenty from Apex in the past and it is usually pretty quick getting to MD. In fact, I also placed an order with them today for some small accessories.

Either way, hope you get your chassis in a timely fashion. I'm sure you will enjoy it.
I second that. No longer than something from AMain or TQ. I'm in NY so it's on that "other" side
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Apex is now sold out of the Xray Flex Chassis. EA has confirmed he has 1 left in stock:

http://www.teameamotorsports.com/ind...product_id=233
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