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Old 05-05-2004, 05:19 PM   #1
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Check out www.4wdrc.com for the latest info on production of the X - 5 conversion kit.

We have finalized the design, begun the production process, and expect to ship complete kits in late June.

The X - 5 conversion kit converts a XX-4 to single-belt drive. There are just two words from every pro driver who's driven it: dialed ballistic.
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Sounds great! If I had a place to run offroad I would look into this.
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Could be a really great year for 4wd, next year if you guys ( all the 4wd manufactures ) really promote your vehicles in the magazines could be killer!
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Only two weeks left to order an X - 5 at the pre-production price. If you've got a XX-4 lying around, or if you can pick one up on e-Bay, you can get a modern purpose-built off-road 4 wheeler for $169.00.

We still expect to ship complete conversion kits about the end of June. Lots of action photos at www.4wdrc.com , the only web site devoted exclusively to electric 4-WD from all manufacturers.

As I write this, the X - 5 is the top headline at the Team Orion web site!!
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Check out the Team Orion web site. On the front page, the X - 5 is "Headline News."
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What is the advantage of X-5?
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Old 05-19-2004, 04:02 PM   #7
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There are two Losi 4-wheelers, the XX-4, and the XXX-4; each has an advantage and a disadvantage. The X - 5 converts a XX-4 to single-belt drive, combining the advantages of both cars and getting rid of the disadvantages of both cars.

The XX-4 is still today probably the best handling, best jumping 1/10 electric car ever built. It's great in bumps, grass, whatever. It corners better than any other car. But the 3-belt drive system gives it too much rotating mass in the driveline. This means it accelerates slowly.

The XXX-4, with a single-belt driveline, accelerates like a rocket. But the re-designed XXX-S doesn't have enough ground clearance, resulting in poor performance over bumps, on grass, and difficulty landing jumps.

Paul has run his XX- and XXX-4 in different heats at the same race, with transponders. The results were identical lap times and race times. The XXX-4 is much faster on the main straight, and the XX-4 is much faster through the rest of the track.

By maintaining the exact dimentions of the XX-4, using the XX-4 steering and complete suspension, and maintaining the identical weight distribution, the X - 5 handles just like a XX-4. That is, it handles and jumps great, and it's very easy to drive fast.

By using the single-belt drive system, like the XXX-4, the X - 5 accelerates like a rocket. It's straight line speed and acceleration are the same.

Finally, the XX-4 has long been a durable car, as 4-wheelers go. Losi long ago worked out the bugs and the car never breaks unless you really hit something hard. The XXX-4, on the other hand, has less of a reputation. The X - 5, using all XX-4 parts, is just as reliable as a XX-4.

So you get a XX-4 with the speed of the XXX-4! It's very fast, durable, and puts the fun back in 4WD. For additional information, check out www.4wdrc.com , the web site for all electric 4WD.
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sounds to good to be true....
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We'll take delivery of the first production molded-graphite chassies next week, so the pre-production special will end at midnight on Memorial Day. If you've been waiting and/or wondering whether to buy an X - 5, you'll save $60 on the car and get UPS ground shipping in the USA (48 states) FREE. If you live outside the lower 48, or in another country, or if you want faster shipping, we'll deduct $12 from your freight bill if you order the pre-production special.

That's right -- a good value at $229 for $169 AND free shipping. Check it out at www.4wdrc.com .

And, Craziracer, it is true.
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