Like Tree207Likes

XRAY T4'19 SPEC

Reply

Old 04-17-2019, 03:07 PM
  #451  
Tech Master
iTrader: (22)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,425
Trader Rating: 22 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Justin805 View Post
So I have an option of running a t4 15' that I got for $150 will need a new chassis sooner or later or getting a 2018 w/ 2019 chassis for $350. I'm pretty new to on road but don't mind spending the extra money. Will I notice a big difference between the two?
Kinda depends on the class and track your at. Really high grip black stuff in a faster class, get the 18. Anything else, run the 15 and spend the extra money in tires and practice. Heck, you have the car already, go use it.

I have a 19 that I run mod on black carpet. I also have a 15 I run on the same stuff with a 21.5 TC class. The 15 is absolutely up to that class and more but I'm glad to have the 19 for mod. I also have a 15 for mod tc on asphalt and don't see a reason to change yet.

I would guess that switching my 21.5 car to a 19 chassis wouldn't show any real improvement in my hands.
Troy Carter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2019, 03:17 PM
  #452  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (14)
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 300
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

Is there a place to check compatibility between cars? Just wondering what the cost of a new chassis for the 15' would be or if I could use an updated chassis.
Justin805 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2019, 03:32 PM
  #453  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (12)
 
silden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 901
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Justin805 View Post
Is there a place to check compatibility between cars? Just wondering what the cost of a new chassis for the 15' would be or if I could use an updated chassis.
They changed quite a bit since.
I suggested to get the 18, because it is compatible with all current parts and most likely hasnít seen that much abuse.
the 15 probably 4 years old and therefore has been owned buy well more than one guy.
silden is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2019, 04:56 PM
  #454  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (2)
 
Panther6834's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 268
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Finally started building my T4 today. Due to "other things needing to get done", after finishing all the prep work, I only had enough time to get the first two steps done. With the exception of electronics, should have the chassis finished by Friday.

silden likes this.
Panther6834 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2019, 09:17 PM
  #455  
Dan
Tech Champion
iTrader: (57)
 
Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 5,076
Trader Rating: 57 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Justin805 View Post
Is there a place to check compatibility between cars? Just wondering what the cost of a new chassis for the 15' would be or if I could use an updated chassis.
My buddy has a brand new Xray 2015 carbon chassis. PM me if you are interested in buying it. Pretty sure he would let it go for pretty cheap since he installed an aluminum chassis from the start.
Dan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2019, 03:34 AM
  #456  
Tech Elite
 
R Dodge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,757
Default

Originally Posted by Panther6834 View Post
Finally started building my T4 today. Due to "other things needing to get done", after finishing all the prep work, I only had enough time to get the first two steps done. With the exception of electronics, should have the chassis finished by Friday.

Looking good. Double check the direction of your layshaft. The spur screws should be on the short belt side. Easy enough to fix, just flip the whole shaft assembly side for side.
R Dodge is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2019, 03:41 AM
  #457  
Tech Elite
 
R Dodge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,757
Default

Originally Posted by Justin805 View Post
Is there a place to check compatibility between cars? Just wondering what the cost of a new chassis for the 15' would be or if I could use an updated chassis.
Yes, at the bottom of the Downloads page for the T4'19, there are two options. PDF and Excel spreadsheet.

https://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/pr...XRAY%20T4%B419
R Dodge is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2019, 08:32 AM
  #458  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (2)
 
Panther6834's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 268
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by R Dodge View Post
Looking good. Double check the direction of your layshaft. The spur screws should be on the short belt side. Easy enough to fix, just flip the whole shaft assembly side for side.
Thanks for the "heads up". Yes, it was on backwards. The image in the manual was small enough that it was difficult to tell. I should have used a flashlight (as I usually do when small print in a manual is difficult to read/see), but I thought I was correct...and, I wasn't. It's corrected now, and about to proceed to step 3.
Panther6834 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2019, 10:35 AM
  #459  
Tech Addict
 
KE4PJO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Columbia,Tn.
Posts: 737
Default

Originally Posted by R Dodge View Post
The spur screws should be on the short belt side.
How does that make any real difference?
KE4PJO is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2019, 12:48 PM
  #460  
Tech Adept
iTrader: (1)
 
Tremor24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 119
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by KE4PJO View Post
How does that make any real difference?
It changes the position of the spur gear, it can hit the top deck if installed incorrectly.
silden likes this.
Tremor24 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2019, 11:35 AM
  #461  
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 14
Default

What's going on? Normally you will see some setup sheets after an ETS, now nothing. I'm waiting for some time now. Hagberg's sheet gives a 404. Jan's setup only pictures, no sheet.
I'm looking for some asphalt setup sheets for some inspiration, I need to get rid of a rear which is stepping out a lot. This could also because the track was quite dusty.
IJsbier is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2019, 12:19 PM
  #462  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (2)
 
Panther6834's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 268
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Haven't had much time to work on the build, due to work, and "life". Thankfully, I have(finally) made it to the point of building the shocks...getting there.
aracefan likes this.
Panther6834 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2019, 05:41 PM
  #463  
Tech Master
iTrader: (14)
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,122
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Panther6834 View Post
Haven't had much time to work on the build, due to work, and "life". Thankfully, I have(finally) made it to the point of building the shocks...getting there.
In the famous words of Michael Delaney in the movie LeMans. "Racing is LIFE, everything before and after is just waiting."
glennhl is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2019, 10:22 PM
  #464  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (2)
 
Panther6834's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 268
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by glennhl View Post
In the famous words of Michael Delaney in the movie LeMans. "Racing is LIFE, everything before and after is just waiting."
Ah...just like being in the military.
Panther6834 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2019, 05:24 PM
  #465  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (2)
 
Panther6834's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 268
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Not quite finished...but almost.


With the exception of the servo & motor fan, electronics still need to be installed, followed by painting the body, and finally wheels/tires. Due to work (something has to pay for all this stuff), it took much longer than expected...but it's almost finished...except for one problem. One of the plastic eyelets for the anti-roll bars was "defective", so awaiting a r we placement from XRAY.

Can't wait to get the electronics installed, and get this chassis outside. First order of business - aligning the steering/servo. For my first on--road vehicle, I'm quite happy. I did, however, discover a "problem" work the directions. In regards to installing a motor fan, that should appear WAY earlier in the manual. Instead of being on the last page, it should have been included when installing the motor mount. Other than that, excellent build manual.
Panther6834 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service