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Old 11-30-2015, 08:09 AM   #9496
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Can TLR 22-4 wheels fit the XB4 2016? If so which hex offset will i need?
I run the +0.75mm front and +1.5mm rear hexs from Xray with 22-4 wheels since they don't make yellow or bigger style wheels. I had the Exotek hexs some years ago and they are much wider than what I believe is correct.
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:57 PM   #9497
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I am running Kyosho RB6 and SC6. Current track is now Astroturf. Both Kyosho's made the transition to Astro very well with minor setup changes. I also have a D413 that is taking longer for me to adapt to the higher grip -- on previous clay track it was very good.

D413 twitchy and unpredictable when cornering due to the CF chassis flexing too much in my opinion, just difficult to drive overall. I just installed a Schelle +4 aluminum chassis hoping that it helps remedy the flexing. If it still doesn't suit my driving style I may have to give up on it, total shame because it was so good on clay.

So here I am. Seems like the XB4 was made for Astro and keep hearing good things about the quality of materials. Anyone come from a D413 and never looked back? Hoping to pull the trigger on the 2016 soon. Thanks
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If your running on Astro full time, pull the trigger on the xb4 16 you will not regret your decision. Time to put that sloppy monstrosity down and get on a high quality level. the car works like a dream on high traction Astro/carpet. I strongly advise getting the 12degree caster blocks as well.
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Old 11-30-2015, 01:35 PM   #9499
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Hi All,
I still have the 2013 and debating whether to get the '15 or the '16. I understand the '16 is shorty only and is a total redesign. The '15 is capable of saddle or shorty config. Aside from the obvious differences, are there any other pros and cons that you can provide like parts compatibility and the like? Thanks for the help.
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First post here.

I am running Kyosho RB6 and SC6. Current track is now Astroturf. Both Kyosho's made the transition to Astro very well with minor setup changes. I also have a D413 that is taking longer for me to adapt to the higher grip -- on previous clay track it was very good.

D413 twitchy and unpredictable when cornering due to the CF chassis flexing too much in my opinion, just difficult to drive overall. I just installed a Schelle +4 aluminum chassis hoping that it helps remedy the flexing. If it still doesn't suit my driving style I may have to give up on it, total shame because it was so good on clay.

So here I am. Seems like the XB4 was made for Astro and keep hearing good things about the quality of materials. Anyone come from a D413 and never looked back? Hoping to pull the trigger on the 2016 soon. Thanks
I had the D413 and it worked very well on medium bite for me but when I went to run on high bite the car was a mess for me. While cornering like you said on power it would do all sorts of weird things that were unpredictable. I switched to a bmax4 III and it was much better on high bite IMO, after 6 months with the bmax, which i love, I made the switch to the XB4 16 and couldn't be happier. Ironically the 16 has more chassis flex than the bmax or d413 but it works so well, its super easy to dial in and super easy to work on...

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If your running on Astro full time, pull the trigger on the xb4 16 you will not regret your decision. Time to put that sloppy monstrosity down and get on a high quality level. the car works like a dream on high traction Astro/carpet. I strongly advise getting the 12degree caster blocks as well.
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Old 11-30-2015, 02:11 PM   #9501
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I have a couple questions regarding wheel/tire sizes. I am new to 10th scale so keep that in mind if these are stupid questions.
Looking at DE Racing wheels...
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEKFK&P=7
will these fit ok on the 2014 xb4? Diameter says they are 2.2, so if I used these would I get the 2.2 size dirt webs?

Or if I got these xray aerodisk wheels... What size tires would I want for these wheels? There are the 2.2's and also 60mm tires. So I am a little confused on when to use which ones.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...369911/p247448

2.2's
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEBTN&P=7

60mm
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEYFV&P=7
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I have a couple questions regarding wheel/tire sizes. I am new to 10th scale so keep that in mind if these are stupid questions.
Looking at DE Racing wheels...
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEKFK&P=7
will these fit ok on the 2014 xb4? Diameter says they are 2.2, so if I used these would I get the 2.2 size dirt webs?

Or if I got these xray aerodisk wheels... What size tires would I want for these wheels? There are the 2.2's and also 60mm tires. So I am a little confused on when to use which ones.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...369911/p247448
There are basically 2 wheel sizes, the original 2.2" (56mm) and 60mm. If it doesn't say 60mm (or AKA calls it EVO), then it's most likely a 2.2" wheel. Another way to tell is the number of ribs on the wheel... the newer 60mm standard only has 1 rib for the lip of the tire to rest against, while the 2.2" wheels have two ribs for the tire to seat into.

The DE racing wheel and the Xray wheels are both 2.2" wheels.

So likewise when you look for tires, they have to match the wheel... 2.2" or 60mm. AKA does, however, make a kit to attach a 60mm tire to a 2.2" wheel, but should probably only be used in extreme circumstances.
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I had the D413 and it worked very well on medium bite for me but when I went to run on high bite the car was a mess for me. While cornering like you said on power it would do all sorts of weird things that were unpredictable. I switched to a bmax4 III and it was much better on high bite IMO, after 6 months with the bmax, which i love, I made the switch to the XB4 16 and couldn't be happier. Ironically the 16 has more chassis flex than the bmax or d413 but it works so well, its super easy to dial in and super easy to work on...


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If your running on Astro full time, pull the trigger on the xb4 16 you will not regret your decision. Time to put that sloppy monstrosity down and get on a high quality level. the car works like a dream on high traction Astro/carpet. I strongly advise getting the 12degree caster blocks as well.
Thanks for the advice fellas. Sad thing is that the D413 is so good on clay. Strong as bull. I'm going to buy the 2016 now.
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:11 PM   #9504
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Thanks for the advice fellas. Sad thing is that the D413 is so good on clay. Strong as bull. I'm going to buy the 2016 now.
The xb4 works excellent on clay also with a simple change of shocks, oils and sway bars.
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What is the best starting place for a medium bite clay track? I have a 15 almost a 16 other than the shorter chassis. It's got the top decks off with the carbon chassis braces.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated thanks.
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Petitrc.com has a ton of clay setups.
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Any suggestion how to make faster in curve area section?I am little bit slower
Front Shock tower all the inside hole/arm outside hole
Rear Shock tower outside hole/arm inside hole
Both sway bars is stock
Front/Rear arm moved forward.
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Any suggestion how to make faster in curve area section?I am little bit slower
Front Shock tower all the inside hole/arm outside hole
Rear Shock tower outside hole/arm inside hole
Both sway bars is stock
Front/Rear arm moved forward.
How are your hinge pins oriented? Changing the roll center and track width at the hinge pins can make a huge difference in the way the car handles....
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How are your hinge pins oriented? Changing the roll center and track width at the hinge pins can make a huge difference in the way the car handles....
I have this video as you can see in a curve area section.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0idR1FsxFqY
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