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Old 06-11-2019, 04:10 PM
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I would only replace the bladder if it becomes damaged or is obviously worn out.

On all my rc cars I rarely had to replace shock bladders.
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:34 AM
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Bladder vs emulsion shocks

As for lubricating the differential drive I would wet the entire gear surface partially filling each tooth, most the excess will be flung off anyway. The XE is easier to gain access to the differentials so a relube is easy and saves more time.
Thank you for clarifying those aspects for me!

I had a chance to read the "User Manual" (one page) for the Performa RC combo and two items stood out: the ESC would only power a Performa RC motor and the motor must be sensored (no sensorless applications) - I guess one has to be ok with these conditions. Otherwise it looks promising.
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Maverick7614 View Post
Thank you for clarifying those aspects for me!

I had a chance to read the "User Manual" (one page) for the Performa RC combo and two items stood out: the ESC would only power a Performa RC motor and the motor must be sensored (no sensorless applications) - I guess one has to be ok with these conditions. Otherwise it looks promising.
for the Performa equipment, the posting you have listed only pertains to their "radical" combos. They have "non-radical" combo also that works with any other sensored motor or esc. Radical version have a specific timing board and sensor system hence the reason they wouldnt work . I've spoken with PN extensively about this to understand it.
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:29 AM
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for the Performa equipment, the posting you have listed only pertains to their "radical" combos. They have "non-radical" combo also that works with any other sensored motor or esc. Radical version have a specific timing board and sensor system hence the reason they wouldnt work . I've spoken with PN extensively about this to understand it.
Thank you kindly sir, this makes more sense then!

Did PN mention anything regarding the performance gradient between a "radical" vs "non-radical" combo? I understand this is racing and we all chase ultimate performance but it would interesting to know... Also, support wise, do we need to deal with Switzerland or they have local North American support?
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On a different note - could any of you guys share with me a 3D printable model for the 10mm wing spacer, if such a thing exists? Thank you!
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Originally Posted by Maverick7614 View Post
Thank you kindly sir, this makes more sense then!

Did PN mention anything regarding the performance gradient between a "radical" vs "non-radical" combo? I understand this is racing and we all chase ultimate performance but it would interesting to know... Also, support wise, do we need to deal with Switzerland or they have local North American support?
North American distributor is Absolute Hobbyz.

Yes there is a performance gain with the Radical combos.
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Originally Posted by Maverick7614 View Post
On a different note - could any of you guys share with me a 3D printable model for the 10mm wing spacer, if such a thing exists? Thank you!
I'm not a fan of the spacer. Every time I use it I feel like I have less grip/stability. But I may be a little psycho...
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I'm not a fan of the spacer. Every time I use it I feel like I have less grip/stability. But I may be a little psycho...
Agreed , unless you are a professional hard core racer , you wont even notice the difference, stick with stock wing it works
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Thank you guys for chiming in! I am almost done with the initial kit assembly and the process was pretty much a joy even for a "first timer" like myself.

Still deciding on the electronics and then, hopefully, hours of fun will follow

Are there any painted bodies out there for sale yet? I have found some 4.0 bodies but nothing for XE yet.
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Anybody running Hobbywing xr8 sct, how it's holding up?
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Anybody running Hobbywing xr8 sct, how it's holding up?
Yep, no issues. Ran all last season in buggy & truggy.
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Anybody a comparison between the losi X with AE, Xray or Agama ? How is the handling...which is more forgiving..which one have a stable rear end ?
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Stable rear end?? I would liken a lower center of gravity, which the x is lower than the 4.0

The stability of the rear can in all cases be adjustable, anti-squat, toe, shock angle, tie-rod angle, etc , and sway bar reaction and thickness. I personally would in most cases use the lightest sway bar in the rear, heaviest in the front. Sometimes even remove the rear sway bar.

Also what seems to be a stability desired in your ride?
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