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Old 06-17-2013, 11:18 AM
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Default XRAY XB9E Official Thread - they did it :)

finally.....

product number X 350151

http://www.teamxray.com/xb9e/











XB9E New Features:

New longer and wider chassis for increased stability and weight balance
New motor position and internal component layout to improve performance, efficiency and durability
New updated side guards
New 16 caster blocks suitable for majority of track conditions
New steering blocks for increased corner speed
New Ackermann position for increased corner speed
New HUDY Spring Steel™ turnbuckles with new size
New front shock tower with new roll center positions
New rear shock tower to accommodate optional longer chassis brace
New thicker motor/diff mount for improved strength
New servo mount
New radio box
New battery tray for improved durability

XB9E Features:

More forgiving and easy-to-control handling
Long-term tested by team and regular drivers in all standard conditions
Focus on smallest details to increase performance, handling, and reliability
Big bore shocks with redesigned internals have been long term tested at tracks and in the lab
Rear wing with increased side stability and increased downforce
More-reliable central drivetrain with larger outdrives and central drive shafts with 3mm pins
Drive shaft locking rings prevent the driveshaft from coming apart
Drive shaft rubber covers protect the CVD drive shafts from dirt
Front & rear drivetrain ratios feature 12T pinion gear and 40T diff gear
46T spur gear
Increased shock stroke for increased suspension downtravel
Reinforced shock ball-joints and shock balls with increased movement
Hardcoated shock bodies with black coating
Lower shock nut with shock shaft centering
Shock collar for increased suspension downtravel
Ultra-precise 6-, 8- and 10-hole shock pistons with different hole diameters
Longer shock shafts
Ultra-fine shock protective rubbers with reinforced construction and mounting
Rear uprights with dual holes for short and long arm mounting
Rear suspension arm gives possibility to adjust the length of the arm depending on the track conditions
Front suspension arms allow mounting of 5 king-pin steering block without needing to use offset wheel adapters
Steering plate with 3 different Ackermann positions
High-precision servo saver
Front and rear composite braces
Lightweight drivetrain parts
Updated rear wing holders
Body mounting via 1 front and 2 rear body mounts
Updated central differential mounts
Efficient Zero Kingpin suspension
Lightweight & strong composite steering blocks with molded-in aluminum bushings
well-proven suspension parts and geometry
Ultra-low CG, all parts centralized in chassis
Optimized front/rear and left/right weight balance for perfect jumping
Pure racing design, highest performance, ultra-durable parts
Ultra-lightweight, high-tensile transmission parts hand-made from HUDY Spring Steel™
Drivetrain includes 22 high-speed rubber-sealed bearings for maximum efficiency and speed
Ultra-precision front/rear and center diffs with HUDY Spring Steel™ outdrives
Pinions, spurs and crown gears manufactured by HUDY
Compact steering blocks with molded-in aluminum bushings and ultra-light caster blocks
Ultra-strong inboard & outboard suspension pivot pins
Front & rear anti-roll bars
Centralized motor positioning
Gearboxes with Labyrinth Dust Covers™
XRAY Premium Shock Oils for perfect consistency
Winner's pedigree - European Champion, countless National and Championship titles, Multiple Car-of-the-Year awards

XB9E Specs:

Dimensions
Lenght: 490mm
Chassis lenght: 400mm
Wheelbase: 319~330mm
Width: 308mm
Weight: 1810g
Approximate running weight: 3350g
Chassis
Chassis: CNC-machined Swiss 7075 T6 hardcoated aluminum
Radio tray: CNC-machined 2.2mm graphite
Front upper deck: Composite
Central diff upper deck: CNC-machined 2.22mm graphite
Braces: Composite braces (front / rear)
Suspension
Suspension: Adjustable suspension with preset geometry
Rear suspension: Lower H-arm with adjustable upper camber link
Front suspension: Zero Kingpin suspension
Rear upright: Composite with dual arm mounting and 3 roll center positions
Shocks: Big-bore shocks with various shock pistonsand with protective rubber folding shock boots.
Shock towers: Front 4.0mm graphite, rear 3.5mm graphite
Drivetrain
Type: Full-time shaft-drive 4WD w/ center differential
Primary: Steel spur gear / pinion
Drive shafts: HUDY Spring Steel™ CVD drive shafts
Central shafts: HUDY Spring Steel™ CVD drive shafts
Differentials: Sealed, 6 gear, silicone-filled
Bearings: Rubber-sealed
Gearing
Pinion: 12T front / rear
Crown gear: 40front / rear
Pinion gear: not included
Spur gear: 46T
Primary ratio: 3.33:1
Final gear ratio: 11.79:1
Body,Tires, Wheels & Misc
Body: Not included
Tires: Not included
Wheels: Not included, standard 17mm hub

Adjustment possibilities

Standard adjustment: Camber, front toe-in, wheelbase, rear anti-squat, front and rear roll center, Ackermann
Optionally adjustable: rear toe-in, front kick-up, rear anti-squat
Items not included: Motor, Electronics (Radio, Receiver, Steering Servo, Battery Pack, Speed Controller), Pinion, Body, Wheels, Tires, Tools, Wheel tool, Switch, Paint, Charger, Universal tool for all nuts and turnbuckles

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Will be here very SOON......have 3 on order for me and my daughter to complement the XB4's

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is there even a pic of the car...somewhere? I'm so jealous
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is there even a pic of the car...somewhere? I'm so jealous

Not officially no.......but they are working hard on the product presentation so it won't be long now

And as always with Xray......once the official release is out kits are already on their way to distributors

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I like the body hes holding on the podium. Looks like old school 808 body. Getting tired of the cab forwards now . Bring back the slinky stylish 808 2011 style bodies
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Any word on the specifics of the buggy? Purpose built e-chassis or nitro conversion? Single 4S or dual 2S setup?
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I hope its not dual pack like the serpent. Too much pain in wiring it up.
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Originally Posted by aloksatoor View Post
I hope its not dual pack like the serpent. Too much pain in wiring it up.
+1. I'm rather down on dual pack setups of late. All those extra connectors had created more points of failure for me, especially when I was using Deans.
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Originally Posted by aloksatoor View Post
I hope its not dual pack like the serpent. Too much pain in wiring it up.
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+1. I'm rather down on dual pack setups of late. All those extra connectors had created more points of failure for me, especially when I was using Deans.
That's why you want to run batteries with tube connectors.

Excactly the same wiring as you would use on a saddle pack configuration in almost every 4WD and mid motor 2WD buggy chassis.

Really no extra hassle at all and you get the benefit of being able to use the dual stick packs in either Short Course, Truck or 2WD rear motor buggy.

And if you run shorty packs in your buggy/truck you have a lightweight option as well for the 1/8th scale

With the new 80C batteries with 5mm bullet through connectors you simply flip one of the packs, connect +/- on side and +/- from each of the batteries to the ESC.
Just as a saddle pack.
Easy, no excessive heat from the 5mm bullets, versatile (several configurations possible) and wiring as clean as anything else

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+1. I'm rather down on dual pack setups of late. All those extra connectors had created more points of failure for me, especially when I was using Deans.
Bullets have never failed me on a 2 pack setup. I think the 2 pack setup is the way to go but x-ray does not get it wrong so whatever they release will be perfect.
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Prefect? They've had driveline/shock issues with nearly every 808 buggy, and released the xb4 with multiple weakness and had to send out updated parts for free.. I like what xray does but don't be blinded. They got it right with the 9.. I'm sure this will be the same.
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Originally Posted by t8rtot View Post
Prefect? They've had driveline/shock issues with nearly every 808 buggy, and released the xb4 with multiple weakness and had to send out updated parts for free.. I like what xray does but don't be blinded. They got it right with the 9.. I'm sure this will be the same.

You have raced the XB4 much ?

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So we don't even know if it's a single or dual lipo setup?
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I have to say after building and racing the XB4 I'm laughing about people arguing about weakness, with the upgraded parts it is almost bulletproof, far from what you get from others brands in term of quality and reliability.

Hence why I'm reading this thread
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Originally Posted by blade329 View Post
Any word on the specifics of the buggy? Purpose built e-chassis or nitro conversion? Single 4S or dual 2S setup?
To join the guessing here: named 'XB9E' means that it is a conversion based on XB9, less prioritized than nitro, and then it clearly follows a simple setup with 4S. Solid, no hassle. Similar to MBX6 Eco.
Just my 2 cents...
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