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Old 12-06-2005, 09:27 AM
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Okay, I've exhausted my search so need some help. I've found the aluminum front spindles (www.amainraceway.com) . But does anybody know where I can find aluminum front hub carriers for the xxx4? Thanks
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Old 12-06-2005, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by brianhackett
Okay, I've exhausted my search so need some help. I've found the aluminum front spindles (www.amainraceway.com) . But does anybody know where I can find aluminum front hub carriers for the xxx4? Thanks

Is that all they make for that car? Those front spindles? Hub carriers would be cool too. That website is butcher. Is that the only part they make?

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I've surfed around quite a bit on various forums when I got my XXX4 and I never ran across an aluminum hub carrier. I have only seen the spindles.
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Old 12-06-2005, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by brianhackett
Okay, I've exhausted my search so need some help. I've found the aluminum front spindles (www.amainraceway.com) . But does anybody know where I can find aluminum front hub carriers for the xxx4? Thanks
Those are (spindle Carriers) and that's what Breaks all the Time.
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Old 12-07-2005, 07:17 AM
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Talking XXX4 Spindle carriers

Mine broke last night in the main. That particular part is thin at the base. It is half the thickness of the other components in the front end.
I e-mailed those A-Main guys and am going to call them today.

If I have any luck I'll let you guys know.

I ran the car for its first race and it was awesome. It was like driving a slot car until a marshall stepped on it. I am impressed with how durable it really is.
What it needs is a .020 lexan undertray!
Our track is a gas dominated Track where we catch big air on long spaced out jumps. I would like to protect the chassis and components a little more.

What a car!
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Old 12-07-2005, 01:54 PM
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Old 12-07-2005, 02:30 PM
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<Finishes paying the marshall for the car stomping>

Oh hey!

The part that breaks most often for me is the same part that the marshall killed. The spindle just doesn't have the thickness to stand up to a lot of abuse. barring huge crashes I go through about one of those every couple of race days due to landing off of big jumps.

My steering knuckle usually survives those breakages though. Weird.

Do you really want a huge amount of aluminum weighing you down? If you go with aluminum spindles and knuckles and aluminum inner pivots, you're looking at a chassis break, shock tower break, or if you are just lucky an A-Arm. Those A-Arms are pretty beefy though. I haven't broken one yet.
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Old 12-08-2005, 05:50 PM
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Red face XXX4

I would think the thing to do is keep your inner pivots in the front that are behind the arms. Use the plastic in the front.

Use an aluminum spindle but leave the carrier plastic. Between the arm, pivot point in the front and the carrier you should have some pretty good break points.

This will minimize the chance that a chassis breaks and ruins your whole night.

That thought is what keeps me from doubling up the front shock tower.

If I hit hard enough to break the tower then I hit too hard anyways.

If you drive the car clean then it hold together fine for me.

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Old 12-09-2005, 04:33 AM
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Does anyone know where I can get an 8x1 for MY XXX-4??? I've heard that they are the ticket for fast lap times!!
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Old 12-09-2005, 06:11 AM
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PM me and I'll get you the information.
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I have 8, 9, 10... even 7s if you dare. They are cut balanced and in full race condition.
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Old 12-09-2005, 06:26 AM
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one of the best 8x1 i have ever ran would have to be the colbalt from trinty or even the d5 or d6 is a sweet motor for the xxx-4
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Old 12-10-2005, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by bshack
Does anyone know where I can get an 8x1 for MY XXX-4??? I've heard that they are the ticket for fast lap times!!

You guys missed the joke, because of someone ealier saying his 8 turn was the way to go and bshack's 19t set tq
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Old 12-10-2005, 07:50 PM
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Yo,

Will someone enlight me on how they setup the diffs and slipper for the XXX-4 G+. I am a little confused about the way the losi manual explains it and I want to make sure I get it right.

Also, is the yellow belt the right belt for the XXX-4? I bought it used and it came with a yellow belt. I reordered one into my hobbyshop and it showed up as the "XXX-S/G+" belt. Did I reorder the wrong one?

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I run the green one, but im sellin my XXX-4.
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Old 12-11-2005, 02:50 AM
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Default XXX-4 belt

I think the yellow belt is still the correct belt for the xxx-4. I also bought a used xxx-4 and the green belt was pretty worn up, so i ordered a new one from a hobby shop. They gave me a yellow one, and the writing in the plastic says "XXX-4 H.D. Drive-belt". It's the heavy duty belt version for the xxx-4.

I think you re-ordered the wrong one. It should be a HD belt-drive for xxx-4.
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