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Old 06-11-2008, 09:17 AM   #1
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Are there any people who have tried the XTM truck? I ran it for the first time with a 10.5 system on a dry rough track and thought it was better then my T4 I used to run!! I'm curious to see if anyone else has played around with different set-ups.
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I ran one. I didnt care for it.
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I use to race the nitro version on offroad and then sold it. Bought another nitro one and ran it on the dirt oval against other trucks. I have always done well with the truck.

The electric version is very similiar to the nitro version so it should work pretty well and especially for the price. I buddies shop sells them and they are alot of bang for the buck.

Here is a pic of my oval truck. My offroad one is on another computer.


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Are there any people who have tried the XTM truck? I ran it for the first time with a 10.5 system on a dry rough track and thought it was better then my T4 I used to run!! I'm curious to see if anyone else has played around with different set-ups.
The truck is very capable but set up support is non existant. There is a guy who races this and when I get home i'll look for his link. We had a guy at my track running one for awhile and we were able to get it pretty dialed. It was tough though and he now drives a T4 and likes it much better. I'll post the link as soon a I find it. Pretty good info for this truck on it.
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sg1 I sent you a PM. My buddies is an XTM dealer and carry almost everything for the electric and nitro X-Cellerators.

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i used to race with one... i was never competitive enough with it.... set up for it is difficult to do....
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All I did was rebuild the shocks and use only 1 o-ring. I polished the shock shafts. ran 30wt rear 37.5wt front. I used losi yellow springs for the rear and xtm blue for the front. I used the stock shock position for the rear. In the front I moved the tower mounts out and the arm mount out. All the camber positions were stock and ran 1.5 deg. of camber front and rear. I ran lipos in the center position and added almost 6 oz. of lead toward the rear to balance the truck. I ran losi red ifmar studs in the rear (ground them down some) and m3 edge fronts. The truck was great!!
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The big thing I did was to drill out the pistons a to a more standard size. I used the #56 drill bit and drilled my stock pistons out a little larger. Then I able to make the truck work alot better. I was able to run littel heavier weight oils. The stock oil normally way to thick to work on a track but would be good for jumping as it had so much pack for those big air landings.

If you drill the pistons you will get a nicer overall feel to the truck and can run 25 to 35 weight oils like many other trucks do.
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I didn't try that yet. With the shocks in, in the rear and losi yellow springs I thought it was almost too soft with 30wt.
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I didn't try that yet. With the shocks in, in the rear and losi yellow springs I thought it was almost too soft with 30wt.
It could be. Not 100% if the pistons are the same from nitro to electric. The stock nitro mush of had sludge in the shocks when I got it.

They could of also had a running change as I know XTM did with the diff balls and diff rings back awhile ago. My first nitro XC had a rough diff in a few runs. My 2nd one was about a year after the first one and ran 7 races on the oval and diff was really still nice.

I did use carbide balls in the 1st one when I rebuilt it and a Tamiya thrust bearing setup and it was like butter then
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The electric version of the x-cell is great but 2 things right out of the box.....replace the stock 540 with a better motor. second change your shock oil to 25wt. My fiancee's daughter has 1 "shes a noob to r/c" that we got her to race with us and she does very well with it in novice class. Last time we raced she came in second. Nice thing is that we didn't have to spend a fortune for that truck to be competitive. Hell i'd even race it if my T4 was not fixable that day. Right now i'm in the middle of seeing if the T4 trans gears and slipper fit that gearbox...it looks like it could. It looks like a T4 rear end with a T3 front. The truck does handle exceptionally well for its low price. My only gripe is parts avalibality and price of replacement parts. Overall the truck is very durable!
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yes. the rear is T4 and front is T3. all parts should fit.
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Do Losi rims have the same offset? I used them, but I didn't have a stock rim to compair to.
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