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Old 08-09-2008, 08:40 PM   #16
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k I went with xxx4g buggy now who can give me all the tricks and mods I need to know and spare parts to buy. somone give me the rundown. what do u all think good choice on xxx4g or bad?
u shouldve got a b44 or kyosho lazer
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u shouldve got a b44 or kyosho lazer
I agree .
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Same here...
But thats what we think... If your happy with your purchase thats all that matters.
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:02 AM   #19
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There is nothing wrong with the XXX-4G+ that a few mods cannot fix. The weakest part on the front of the buggy is the pivot brace. Try to find these in aluminum. They can still be found in all sizes except 7.5. Once this is upgraded to aluminum the car becomes decently sturdy. It is not indestructable but can take a pretty good lick. Like said earlier the buggy will struggle on blown out tracks but is very fast on smooth ones. The belt last quite a while when properly setup too. Enjoy your new buggy.
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The front carriers and spindles are an easy break point.. be sure to have those in your box along with the hinge pin screws that go with them! Also the aluminum CVDs are ok.. but wear fast especially in with a hot mod or bl. You may want to get the steel CVDs.

Most damage comes from "deceleration trama".. that sudden unexpected stop.. crashing.. lol..

I race mine pretty hard with 9x2 mod and 3.5bl (yes.. stupid fast).. does better on a 6.5.. as long as you land on the wheels.. not much breaks.

I race outdoors.. so the sealed belt and spur last a long time.. dont have to worry about your spurs like on the B44 or ZX-5.. they are good cars too.. just open spur gears.

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Old 08-10-2008, 08:32 AM   #21
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If you buy the caster block screw kit sold by Xfactory it will drastically improve the life of the carriers on the XXX-4. It is pretty inexpensive and easy to implement. And it works.
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Thanks Sport.. I think I'll try that!


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k I went with xxx4g buggy now who can give me all the tricks and mods I need to know and spare parts to buy. somone give me the rundown. what do u all think good choice on xxx4g or bad?
The xxx4 g+ is a fine 4wd, but IMO, the B44 is my favorite. I've driven an Academy SB Pro, to a BJ4WE, and B44. I bought my B44 because I loved the way my BJ4WE handled... I tend to lean towards the saddle type of configuration for 4WDs... Such as B44, BJ4WE, TRF501x, HB Cyclone D4...

Anyways, the XXX4 g+ isn't a bad car, like any car, it's all about the:

1) Tires

2) Suspension Tuning

3) Driving
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IME even though there are so many 4wd cars available they aren't that different in design which means they wind up driving pretty similar. 4wd tends to make setup or even weight distribution not as much as an issue as 2wd--so you can really make any one of the good 4wds work any way you want. I have a bunch of 4wds and honestly--if I drive one on any different night my laps will be pretty close.

In 2wd its not so simple, no matter how you setup a CR it will still have a totally different feel than a B4 or Rb5 and vice versa.
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If you run cvds//bones//ect. in all the 2wd cars then they can be set up to perform the same.
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If you run cvds//bones//ect. in all the 2wd cars then they can be set up to perform the same.
I would love to agree with you, but I have never found that to be true. You can get them closer in terms of understeer/oversteer, jumping etc. but they still have different feels--weight distribution, stiffness of chassis, arms, shock towers, type of shocks (losi shocks give a different feel than Associated shocks even if damped as close as they can be), center of gravity--all these things are slightly different from car to car--and in 2wd its alot more apparent (when driving) than in 4wd.
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k I went with xxx4g buggy now who can give me all the tricks and mods I need to know and spare parts to buy. somone give me the rundown. what do u all think good choice on xxx4g or bad?
I don't think anyone mentioned it but I would recommend a one-way for the front. It helps the car steer much better, it can make the car twitchy at times, but I wouldn't drive a xxx-4 with out one. I also went and got the heavy duty belt tensioner. Part # LOSA3283(Might be discontinued) or #LOSA3277(comes with belt, still available for sure) I had my belt shear with the old tensioner and with this new one, I have been trouble free.
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