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Old 01-07-2013, 03:04 PM   #1036
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I have a bunch of scrap CF parts (mainly old car parts) which I am willing to cut up . I ordered the towers from seth, did not make sense to put thicker more stiff CF from team sr. 6061 should be bendy compared to cf....
to give you an idea the brace was like a c bracket mounted only on the lower rear will try to get you a pic pm me your # I will text it to u
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Well, it happened, during my second heat I guess I tapped on the brakes a little too hard and my rear diff decided to rip apart. I drove it in the main just to finish out the race, but sure wish I had those steel gears in. Other than that the xb4 is my new favorite car. TeamSR shock towers should be in this week...even though it didn't break, and hopefully my new spider gears will be in this week.
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Do you run the metal gears on the composite diff cross pins (304980) or do you buy the metal ones (335080)?
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:04 PM   #1039
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Thumbs up xb4 parts

For those looking for parts gs hobbies received some today
There customer service is top shelf.and shipping is quick could not ask for anymore from a hobby shop they actually seem to care.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:17 PM   #1040
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The brace design was a quick fix & after I made adjustments it held up
I would highly recommend the Aluminum towers
I installed the front Aluminum this past weekend at spacecoast rc after a full day of practice for the Jconcepts Supercup
I finally busted the shock tower from the top side when I pancaked the triple it gave out so I was very lucky that seth had some protoype towers & after a full day of testing they held up very well & no issue's at all for the supercup
Qualified 12th overall & missed the bump into the final bad decision on tire selection for the 2nd rd & semi track got dusty & loose
layed the fastest lap in my main but with the track conditions very hard to not over drive the car to make up for lost time
All in all had a great day with the XB4 & congrats to seth bumping up to the final
yeah it held up after that mod you did,i want one but dont want to have issues,might wait until all of the kinks are worked out,not sure yet.
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For those looking for parts gs hobbies received some today
There customer service is top shelf.and shipping is quick could not ask for anymore from a hobby shop they actually seem to care.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:16 PM   #1042
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For those looking for parts gs hobbies received some today
There customer service is top shelf.and shipping is quick could not ask for anymore from a hobby shop they actually seem to care.
suggestion paste a link there site is not that friendly when it comes to navigating don't have time to go thru pages just to see what parts are instock
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:06 PM   #1043
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The brace design was a quick fix & after I made adjustments it held up
I would highly recommend the Aluminum towers
I installed the front Aluminum this past weekend at spacecoast rc after a full day of practice for the Jconcepts Supercup
I finally busted the shock tower from the top side when I pancaked the triple it gave out so I was very lucky that seth had some protoype towers & after a full day of testing they held up very well & no issue's at all for the supercup
Qualified 12th overall & missed the bump into the final bad decision on tire selection for the 2nd rd & semi track got dusty & loose
layed the fastest lap in my main but with the track conditions very hard to not over drive the car to make up for lost time
All in all had a great day with the XB4 & congrats to seth bumping up to the final
Glad the towers worked well, also glad your buddies were there to teach me how xray stuff worked. By far the most easy to drive car I've ever driven.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:14 PM   #1044
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Sorry for no link. They are worth finding have not had a hobby shop that actually called me back when they said they would in a while so thought I would let every one know.
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Questions?? Someone try post a short recap of this thread? Learnt so far? Building/running tips?

About to open my XB4 cardboardbox


Recap please!

What have your experience learnt you so far ?

Building tips ?

Option/upgrade tips ? (Must have, and just nice to have)

Spares you will need, and just nice to have ?

Durango wheels ok ? (Evt modding)


Running tips ?

Setup tips ? (astro)

Anyting else need to know, nice to know ?
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dude its only 70 pages and the first @10 are pre car release.. have a read
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Breakages to report from Friday night, not directly my fault as I'd passed it to a mate to have a go in practice, but he came a cropper with a solid bit sticking out from a wall in our indoor track.
Struck hard right on the front bumper, directly on the part with the bushing behind.

Took out the front arm, bent the hinge pin and killed a bushing. The Ali FF brace is fine.

love the car though. Was amazing on the slippy rubber floor at one of my indoor tracks. Was about to mess with the multi-flex screws, but it broke. By all accounts, they allow more grip to be dialed in. Got to wait until a week on Friday before I can race it again.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:37 AM   #1048
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More setups from the EOS and Worksop on the petitrc XB4 page.
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More setups from the EOS and Worksop on the petitrc XB4 page.
Cheers

Waiting for UK astro setups..

I know Ralls has a greasy EPR setup in hand
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About to open my XB4 cardboardbox


Recap please!

What have your experience learnt you so far ?

Building tips ?

Option/upgrade tips ? (Must have, and just nice to have)

Spares you will need, and just nice to have ?

Durango wheels ok ? (Evt modding)


Running tips ?

Setup tips ? (astro)

Anyting else need to know, nice to know ?
I recommend using black gasket sealant on the threads of the shock where the cap screws on, as well as on the diff gasket so they don't leak. Also the shock towers are commonly breaking. Other than that there's not much you need to know or do besides what the manual says. Durango wheels fit on as long as you ream the hole a little bit.
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