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Old 10-13-2009, 04:14 PM
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Yeah you're right, I'm just a little discouraged at the moment. I have to order parts from the US then pay brokerage fee's and duty and shipping so not being able to get all parts from the source, Horizon Hobbies, makes it super expensive. Guess I have all winter to stock pile for next year as the snow is coming quick. Time to break out the Skis and Boards.
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:05 PM
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I'm currently stockpiling parts for a Yok BX, so I feel your pain
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:38 PM
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Parts aren't really that hard to get a hold of... The only things you cannot buy new from Losi/Horizon are:

Front CVDs - (XX-4 bones and LCDs are available)
Aluminum Front 7.5 Pivot (5 & 10 deg available as are graphite & plastic)
Aluminum Front Inner Hinge (rear) mounts (plastic & graphite available)

Parts are plentiful both new and used on eBay... The XXX-4 is an older car now, so hobby shops may not carry many if any parts.. but you can definitely order them!

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Old 10-27-2009, 11:08 AM
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Anyone used the rear pivot blocks on the front?? How much change in angle would there be? need a temporary fix
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:46 AM
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I've been running this car for a little while now and as for getting parts I've never had a problem getting what I need
between stormers, losi parts warehouse and my local hobby shop in aust. I've managed too keep it running well
as for front cvds I ditched mine about a year ago and ran the lcds much better option in my opinion gives heaps more steering and corner speed too
I finally had my first failure of LCD a few weeks ago after I hit something an broke it lol, that wad one of many hard hits too over time so I think they pretty durable
as for the earlier comment of Bens in Aust
I'd look at alum front an rear outer pivot blocks/bars
alloy caster blocks up front (avail on eBay) double up shock towers an if ya can find em alloy inner pivot blocks front and rear but there bit harder too find
I'm pretty happy with my xxx4 g+
and find it pretty much can out accelerate any other car on the track an still match them for top speed which is a bonus
it handles well and had good steering
just my 2c worth
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:06 PM
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read a few posts that said the LCD's aren't as good as the MIP CVD's although the new MIPs with the pin capture ring would cure all the issues I've had loosing pins. Bought a used XXX4 with the LCD's so I'll fin out if they work better soon. do I ever hate brokerage fee's wish there was a hobby shop in my town.
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:29 PM
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Ok dunno I've never had a prob with mine til I busted it
an I've had em bout a ur
I ran em withca mamba 5700 too

I built them reasonbly dry ( not to much of te lube if any) and used a proper loctite threadlocker on the little grub screws, not the stuff they suply I don't like that stuff that much.
Then I lubed after bit harder too do but least ya know that there's no crap in the thread or on the pin(that's why the pins etc come loose)
I have seen some guys usin a spray lube b4 but not sure of brand or what it like
hope this helps
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:18 PM
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There is a good post on the JRX-S thread about the LCD's, good review from a guy that seems very knowledgeable. I run a Novak GTB system with a 6.5, seems to be too much for the pins on the CVD's, bad enough when you loose a pin but when it wrecks your dogbone too, freakin sucks. 44$ seems worth it.
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Old 10-28-2009, 04:36 PM
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Aren't the new MIP's for the rear?
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:15 PM
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yeah, rears only. Never had problems with my front CVD's, just the rears. going to rebuild them like you suggested then put some on some heat-shrink tubing just covering the pin holes on the dogbone, might hold the pin enough if it works loose?
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:12 PM
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Can you mount Truck rims from XXXT on the XXX4?
I would like to get sand paw tires, but noone makes them for the buggies.

Would the truck wheels clear the chassis/body?

someone please post picture with the truck wheel/tires mounted on the xxx4.
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by BrodieMan
yeah, rears only. Never had problems with my front CVD's, just the rears. going to rebuild them like you suggested then put some on some heat-shrink tubing just covering the pin holes on the dogbone, might hold the pin enough if it works loose?

yea i run heat shrink tubing on my on road car too stop the pins walkin out etc due too the spool.

never had a prob with my offroad (yet lol touch would)
biggest prob i seem too be having is the pin holes in the dog bones egging/elongating

losi should have double drilled the shafts from factory so ya get longer life out of em lol
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:04 AM
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I love this car, It always was the fastest in the 4WD class....
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:26 PM
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Does anyone know if someone makes aluminum spindles/carriers for the xxx4 g+?
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by hoodeater
Does anyone know if someone makes aluminum spindles/carriers for the xxx4 g+?
I think a guy named cheddabob makes them. (45 bucks if i recall correctly.)

You can get B4 hingepins and Jconcept's aluminum one for bj4 for only 20 bucks tho
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