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Old 10-06-2016, 03:31 PM   #11431
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that's not true though because no matter the oil you use the outdrives move independently. the slipper outdrives don't move independently no matter how loose you set it at. it only slips under high load in which it delivers slightly smoother power, but still equal power to both front and rear.

no comparing a center diff to a slipper no matter the oil.
this is correct.
some slippers like in the Kyosho ZX6 do allow for independent rates of slip front to back through the use of a removable locking pin.
If xray added that to their slipper design it would be excellent, as while i prefer the slipper to a diff i do miss some of the smoothness that comes with variable front/rear drive
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this is correct.
some slippers like in the Kyosho ZX6 do allow for independent rates of slip front to back through the use of a removable locking pin.
If xray added that to their slipper design it would be excellent, as while i prefer the slipper to a diff i do miss some of the smoothness that comes with variable front/rear drive
yeah IMO center diff all day on clay. carpet and astro i love the slipper but center diff helps cornering and staying planted, on rails, and traction on clay.
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Old 10-06-2016, 04:14 PM   #11433
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yeah IMO center diff all day on clay. carpet and astro i love the slipper but center diff helps cornering and staying planted, on rails, and traction on clay.
yeah i was referring to super grip carpet. not had the opportunity to run on clay unfortunately
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:12 AM   #11434
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Looking at potentially getting a xb4, perfer with electronics, 2015 or 2016. Pm me if anyone has one for sale!
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Old 10-07-2016, 10:17 AM   #11435
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A viscous coupler would be fun to try. With the right impellor, you could get a nice loose center diff feeling, but no ballooning of the front tires and loss of power that diffing out would bring.

Lock in the rear with a slipper on one side of the coupler, with the front end on the other side of the coupler without a slipper.
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Old 10-07-2016, 07:32 PM   #11436
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just got my xb4 all together and first thought is man this thing is heavy, all the thick shock weights i see on setups make sense lol
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In shorty form it's quite standard. Mine weighs 1700gm race ready
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Old 10-07-2016, 07:56 PM   #11438
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i have the shorty also, havent weighed mine yet but seems a lot heavier than my 413
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Old 10-09-2016, 02:36 AM   #11439
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i have the shorty also, havent weighed mine yet but seems a lot heavier than my 413
I'm looking at the 413 and new xb4. Any suggestions for choosing one? I think I've narrowed down to these two at the moment. Almost pulled the trigger on a tlr 22-4 2.0 recently, but didn't.

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I'm looking at the 413 and new xb4. Any suggestions for choosing one? I think I've narrowed down to these two at the moment. Almost pulled the trigger on a tlr 22-4 2.0 recently, but didn't.

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Xb4

Not sure if parts support has changed for the hb but I know it used to be horrendous. I'm driving the 15 version and it's just solid. I used to freak out from the cost of parts but it makes sense... The Plastics are just solid, no bending from the arms or wing mounts compared to other plastics I've experienced before.

Locally where I'm from the xb4 is quite a common choice, that says something
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Xb4

Not sure if parts support has changed for the hb but I know it used to be horrendous. I'm driving the 15 version and it's just solid. I used to freak out from the cost of parts but it makes sense... The Plastics are just solid, no bending from the arms or wing mounts compared to other plastics I've experienced before.

Locally where I'm from the xb4 is quite a common choice, that says something
thanks for the input. Tower is fully stocked from what i saw on the web tonight.

Still, the thought of maintenance seems easier on xray.

Parts expense is one consideration, so is aftermarket support.
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I'm looking at the 413 and new xb4. Any suggestions for choosing one? I think I've narrowed down to these two at the moment. Almost pulled the trigger on a tlr 22-4 2.0 recently, but didn't.

Tia.
Ive been racing a XB4 (15 ,16) for the last couple of years and would definitely recommend it , before buying the 16 i was curious about the D413 so i purchased
one, raced it for one club day and then sold it.The HB drove well , but coming from Xray i was disappointed!
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I have an xb4 2015 for sale if your interested
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Old 10-09-2016, 11:45 AM   #11445
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Ive been racing a XB4 (15 ,16) for the last couple of years and would definitely recommend it , before buying the 16 i was curious about the D413 so i purchased
one, raced it for one club day and then sold it.The HB drove well , but coming from Xray i was disappointed!
That's good to know. What was disappointing? One race day is impossible to tune or familiarize yourself with a car. No? At least for me it is.

Thanks for feedback.
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