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Old 01-31-2006, 03:01 AM
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Originally Posted by vic0280
thanks doughty.

do the springs in the cups ever go bad? sorry just first time experience with one-way.
if you score the one-way as described in that article then the springs don't do that much, I still run them just for the sake of it but you don't have to regularly change your springs in the way-way, just fit and forget.
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:16 AM
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Drove a XXX-4 last sunday at my local track. I borrowed it from a guy there who only races XXX-4s... The guy had top equipment in it and I had good tires on, but I just couldnt drive the thing worth crap...

The rearend was REALLY loose under acceleration compared to my kyosho zx-5 using the same tires. The thig also really couldnt handle the rought stuff at all and the chassis slap coming off of the jump was INSANE...

Im definately not impressed by the XXX-4... it might be good for rally style tracks, but anything more than 1 ft of air and not glass smooth it isnt worth crap IMHO...
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Old 01-31-2006, 02:57 PM
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Killer, it sounds like you just need to drive one that has been set up. Mine is plenty quick around the track, doesn't sag out, get's great traction, handles the rough and the jumps pretty darn well, etc.


From the sound of it, I wouldn't want to touch that guys car even for a practice run.
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Old 02-06-2006, 09:59 AM
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On the XXX4 is there any benefit to running the plastic chassis as opposed to the graphite?

I know alot of B4 owner do that...but for the X4 is there any added benefit?
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Old 02-06-2006, 11:40 AM
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that depends on your level of driving skill. the stock plastic chassis and/or parts are a lot more forgiving in crashes and mishaps. however the graphite weigh less-which if you are at a point where it would make a difference -then you probably arent having many bad wrecks. just depends on your skill and if you are racing or just bashing in the yard.
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Sorry I didn't clarify...

I meant from a performance standpoint...not durability.

Like is the added flex in the plastic preferred on low grip non-bluegroove tracks?
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The plastic chassis seems to be more forgiving on rough tracks.....
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i think i read somewhere on the trinity site that truhe and some others are running the non-graphite chassis... i could be wrong though, i'll go look at some of the old post again and see if i can find it.
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found it... truhe has been running plastic chassis lately, check post #187

http://techtalk.teamtrinity.com/tt/showthread.php?p=373815&highlight=chassis#post3738 15
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Originally Posted by 4times
found it... truhe has been running plastic chassis lately, check post #187

http://techtalk.teamtrinity.com/tt/showthread.php?p=373815&highlight=chassis#post3738 15
nice..thanks for diggin up that info.
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Old 02-09-2006, 03:12 AM
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Hey guys!

The thread has some great info that helped me quite a lot with my xxx-4 g+
So I thought I'd share some things.

Diff Cover braces
- prevent diff cover or chassis breakage with the alloy main pivot blocks



made of 2-3mm carbon fibre they clamp the chassis and diff cover together acting as rails and take a lot stress from the bottom screws. Some drilling is needed to install them using 3/8" button head screws, the area on the chassis and diff cover, where the screws are located is very solid, so there shouldn't really be any problem.





To detach the diff cover, only two additional screws must be taken out, the braces remain on the chassis.
As you can see, I replaced the upper screws with 4-40 mini locknuts (screws are inserted from the back) so it really isn't more work the remove the front diff.
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Old 02-18-2006, 07:42 PM
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hi guys, need your help... i have a 3x4g+ with front one way. place a 9x1 D6 motor w/ a 92t spur. whats the right pinion for this. tried 14t and it seems no end speed. And my esc and motor were hot like 140deg F & 180deg F respectively. If i'll put a 94T spur what pinion will i put.

Any recommendation...HELP... HELP... HELP...
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when i ran the same motor it was about a 18 tooth pinion, but i think that was with a 92t spur. it roughly about 3 teeth on the spur to 1 on the pinion. so maybe a 19 tooth. but try the 18 first.

as for the heat on the motor and speedy. undergearing has the same effect to overgearing... luck
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Originally Posted by tony2
when i ran the same motor it was about a 18 tooth pinion, but i think that was with a 92t spur. it roughly about 3 teeth on the spur to 1 on the pinion. so maybe a 19 tooth. but try the 18 first.

as for the heat on the motor and speedy. undergearing has the same effect to overgearing... luck
thanks bro...

any other suggestions...
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Does everyone run the rear sway bar in their xxx-4?

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