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Old 06-27-2015, 02:34 AM   #8506
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Has anyone done some back to back testing on the xb4 15 with saddles compared to shorty, since I've had my XB4 i have only ever run it in shorty setup but am very curious to know how much the buggy changes in its handling with one compared to the other, i guess what I'm trying to ask is one better than the other and if its worth giving saddles a go or am i better of staying with the shorty setup, i run on a medium size medium bite track and was wondering if saddles will help or hinder. TIA
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Has anyone done some back to back testing on the xb4 15 with saddles compared to shorty, since I've had my XB4 i have only ever run it in shorty setup but am very curious to know how much the buggy changes in its handling with one compared to the other, i guess what I'm trying to ask is one better than the other and if its worth giving saddles a go or am i better of staying with the shorty setup, i run on a medium size medium bite track and was wondering if saddles will help or hinder. TIA
We have ran all the setups back to back to compare slipper to center diff., saddles to shorty, 2mm to 3mm, '14 to '15 and we only run shorty today in all conditions

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Old 06-27-2015, 09:18 AM   #8508
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I read and searched through all the post. To convert the XB4 2014 to shorty the only thing I need to buy is the full length upper deck? This seems to simple.

Can you help me please.
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:21 AM   #8509
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here is the part number i think i have to get :XRA361161
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Old 06-27-2015, 04:37 PM   #8510
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I read and searched through all the post. To convert the XB4 2014 to shorty the only thing I need to buy is the full length upper deck? This seems to simple.

Can you help me please.
There are discussions on this in depth here and on oople.com about this, try a search for 'shorty conversion'.

In short, no, for a 2014 chassis you need to do fairly major surgery on your plastic tub chassis to remove the middle section, flip the motor mount around, drill new holes in your chassis for the mount....
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Is the aluminum central bulkhead a direct fit for a 13/14 car?
http://www.xray-shop.at/shop/product...qvdrk1d554jes6
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Apparently it doesnt work. They should advertise the fact its for the 15 car.
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In short, no, for a 2014 chassis you need to do fairly major surgery on your plastic tub chassis to remove the middle section, flip the motor mount around, drill new holes in your chassis for the mount....
Thank you. I did a search but was not having much luck. Well i will stick to saddles if it's that much hassle. Thanks again.
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Is the aluminum central bulkhead a direct fit for a 13/14 car?
http://www.xray-shop.at/shop/product...qvdrk1d554jes6
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Apparently it doesnt work. They should advertise the fact its for the 15 car.
Well….they actually do.

In the release info it's pictured mounted on the '15 version and when you go to the Xray site it says:

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If you are in doubt regarding parts compatibility or specs just go to the Team Xray site and search the part number for the complete info

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Well i bought 2 for me n a buddy for our 14's. . Its 2mm taller. Than 14 stock piece. I gna hack on mine to make it work
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Well i bought 2 for me n a buddy for our 14's. . Its 2mm taller. Than 14 stock piece. I gna hack on mine to make it work
Yes they will be different heights due to the '15 not having the plastic "tub chassis" on top of the aluminum chassis.

Just clearance the plastic chassis and it should fit

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Well i finally installed the new optional chassis brace and removed the front and rear top deck and all i can say is WOW, the car now has so much more steering, the buggy felt so well balanced and really nimble you can now carry so much more corner speed as mention before it really brings the car to life, at first i was sceptical i mean really how much better can you make an already awesome vehicle better but trust me when i say they have, the car is so much more stable and reacts so well, at no time did the buggy feel loose or unpredictable, i also installed the floating servo mount however I'm not really sold on it, i will have to spend some time testing it as I'm not sure how it works only mounting on one side, what is there to prevent the servo moving and flexing under hard steering, if anyone has experience with the floating servo mount your feedback will be greatly appreciated.
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Well i finally installed the new optional chassis brace and removed the front and rear top deck and all i can say is WOW, the car now has so much more steering, the buggy felt so well balanced and really nimble you can now carry so much more corner speed as mention before it really brings the car to life, at first i was sceptical i mean really how much better can you make an already awesome vehicle better but trust me when i say they have, the car is so much more stable and reacts so well, at no time did the buggy feel loose or unpredictable, i also installed the floating servo mount however I'm not really sold on it, i will have to spend some time testing it as I'm not sure how it works only mounting on one side, what is there to prevent the servo moving and flexing under hard steering, if anyone has experience with the floating servo mount your feedback will be greatly appreciated.
Are you referring to this option part? http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/pro...62&kategoria=0
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Are you referring to this option part? http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/pro...62&kategoria=0
No Im talking about XRAY 366220
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Well i finally installed the new optional chassis brace and removed the front and rear top deck and all i can say is WOW, the car now has so much more steering, the buggy felt so well balanced and really nimble you can now carry so much more corner speed as mention before it really brings the car to life, at first i was sceptical i mean really how much better can you make an already awesome vehicle better but trust me when i say they have, the car is so much more stable and reacts so well, at no time did the buggy feel loose or unpredictable, i also installed the floating servo mount however I'm not really sold on it, i will have to spend some time testing it as I'm not sure how it works only mounting on one side, what is there to prevent the servo moving and flexing under hard steering, if anyone has experience with the floating servo mount your feedback will be greatly appreciated.
How much did it lower your lap time?
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How much did it lower your lap time?
I haven't raced it yet as i have only just installed the parts, although i have had it on the track for a test run it feels faster more nimble and much better balanced the rotation in the corners is amazing, as i said it carries so much more corner speed while staying planted, From testing i would have to say the car will be a second or two faster but if its not its still the best option I have ever installed on this buggy.
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