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Old 03-07-2015, 09:31 PM   #7471
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wondering how this car does on med bite clay track? im running a d413 but selling for a xb4
It does very well with the right setup. Have a friend that ran the fastest time at our track with the xb4'15 in meadium bite clay.
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Old 03-08-2015, 07:31 AM   #7472
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Anyone have any suggestions on what works best for lubricatiing graphite crown(bevel) and pinion gears?
I know graphite grease is recommended for use on steel crown(bevel) and pinion gears but I am not certain on what product best suites graphite crown and graphite pinion gears.
Any recommendations on what working best for hinge pin lubrication would be appreciated as well.

Thank you XB4 owners as always your suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Anyone have any suggestions on what works best for lubricatiing graphite crown(bevel) and pinion gears?
I know graphite grease is recommended for use on steel crown(bevel) and pinion gears but I am not certain on what product best suites graphite crown and graphite pinion gears.
Any recommendations on what working best for hinge pin lubrication would be appreciated as well.

Thank you XB4 owners as always your suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Graphite grease works for the graphite gears as well. We have had good results with lithium based grease as well.

I generally try and stay away from hinge pin lubrication since it attracts dirt, thus counteracting its purpose. Just make sure to use an arm reamer so that the hinge pin moves freely and you should be all set.
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Anyone have any suggestions on what works best for lubricatiing graphite crown(bevel) and pinion gears?
I know graphite grease is recommended for use on steel crown(bevel) and pinion gears but I am not certain on what product best suites graphite crown and graphite pinion gears.
Any recommendations on what working best for hinge pin lubrication would be appreciated as well.

Thank you XB4 owners as always your suggestions are greatly appreciated.
http://www.amain.com/tko-eureka-pro-gear-lube/p16859
I've been using this for my tekno and xray xb4 it's quiet my truck since using these grease.
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Old 03-08-2015, 05:19 PM   #7475
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It does very well with the right setup. Have a friend that ran the fastest time at our track with the xb4'15 in meadium bite clay.
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http://www.amain.com/tko-eureka-pro-gear-lube/p16859
I've been using this for my tekno and xray xb4 it's quiet my truck since using these grease.
Thanks Brother I will definetly order some
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Graphite grease works for the graphite gears as well. We have had good results with lithium based grease as well.

I generally try and stay away from hinge pin lubrication since it attracts dirt, thus counteracting its purpose. Just make sure to use an arm reamer so that the hinge pin moves freely and you should be all set.
Thanks Gregor! That makes sense on the hinge pins. How much is enough regarding the crown(bevel) and pinion?
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I ran the exotek hubs middle hole with 1mm spacer and plenty of clearance.
thanks thats about what i put in there for mon clearance,it seems to work well

what mm shock limiters are you guys running for a pretty smooth mid bite clay track?
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Thanks Gregor! That makes sense on the hinge pins. How much is enough regarding the crown(bevel) and pinion?
Hard to give an exact measurement, I usually coat the pinion by applying 2-3 "dabs" of grease to it. However, I tend to check and re-lube quite frequently, so if you have a longer maintenance interval than 1-2 race days you might want to apply more.....
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Anyone received there replacement yet?
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Xray announced the replacement program back on February 2nd, so it's been 4 weeks already. I imagine we still won't see them for another 4-6 weeks from Slovakia. Total guess on my part to keep my expectations low....if mine show up sooner, I'll be twice as happy!
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Hard to give an exact measurement, I usually coat the pinion by applying 2-3 "dabs" of grease to it. However, I tend to check and re-lube quite frequently, so if you have a longer maintenance interval than 1-2 race days you might want to apply more.....
Thanks Greger, So graphite grease or lithium. Another fella mentioned Eureka pro lube was really good which makes sense as I believe it has a lithium polymer. Sounds like all of the above are great. I guess I am somewhat OCD in always wanting to make sure I am applying the best solution per the situation I am trying to address.

Thank you again brother for help.
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I'm new to this and stumped.

Just built my kit.....brand new, drove it down driveway 3 feet and it barely moved. Pull trigger...motor spins....that spins center diff very fast......front and rear dog bones spin up......vehicle barely moves. Lift car up in air and pull trigger and the wheels pretty much balloon up.

I noticed if I lift either the front or the rear end up....hand turn a wheel, the opposite wheel doesn't move at all.

Center diff has been out and reassembled, it's full of oil.

Any ideas please? Thank you!
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I'm new to this and stumped.

Just built my kit.....brand new, drove it down driveway 3 feet and it barely moved. Pull trigger...motor spins....that spins center diff very fast......front and rear dog bones spin up......vehicle barely moves. Lift car up in air and pull trigger and the wheels pretty much balloon up.

I noticed if I lift either the front or the rear end up....hand turn a wheel, the opposite wheel doesn't move at all.

Center diff has been out and reassembled, it's full of oil.

Any ideas please? Thank you!
You forgot to put the satellite gears in the front and rear diffs?
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check the pins are in the wheel hexes.
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You forgot to put the satellite gears in the front and rear diffs?
I wish....that would be easy. All 4 and the big one are in there.
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