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Old 07-20-2021, 11:04 PM
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Old 07-20-2021, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by anthonyscardina View Post
It can stiffen the suspension up, yeah racing makes them to fit an Xray T4, but yes you have to be careful not to cause a bind or tweak the caster.
If I choose to do the mod.. I will use all awesomatix ball cup and ball stud and front hub ..so it wont bind up or tweak.

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Old 07-20-2021, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by r_lud View Post
hi just looking at you car have you thought of copying the a arm top turn buckle like the a800 all you need to do is add ball studs instance upper bulkhead screws ?
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Old 07-20-2021, 11:29 PM
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Old 07-21-2021, 11:26 AM
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Obviously not the oldest chassis here by any means,
but Iíve been running my 2015 T4 for a year now against the top new chassisís, Iíve got to say.
Not much of a difference in laptimes

11.65 (new Chassisís)
11.7 (2015 T4)
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Originally Posted by Cepted View Post
Obviously not the oldest chassis here by any means,
but Iíve been running my 2015 T4 for a year now against the top new chassisís, Iíve got to say.
Not much of a difference in laptimes

11.65 (new Chassisís)
11.7 (2015 T4)
Nice work
I do agreed with you.. I ran my HPI Pro4 at the RRR in Richmond BC..I TQ and finished second places in their big Races two year in the roll..
Now I am running EVO5 and it is working very well on asphalt... cant wait to run this EVO5 in the big event ..
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Old 07-21-2021, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Cepted View Post
Obviously not the oldest chassis here by any means,
but Iíve been running my 2015 T4 for a year now against the top new chassisís, Iíve got to say.
Not much of a difference in laptimes

11.65 (new Chassisís)
11.7 (2015 T4)
Ignoring the T4'20 for a moment, Xray didn't change much since the 15 model.
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Old 07-21-2021, 05:28 PM
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I agree, I bought the 2021 only because I haven't had any Xray (too orange until now) and because this model is marketed as "having all the hop-ups you need in the box"
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Not much difference once you free up the drivetrain of the old cars and lower the cg as much as possible...
It took alot of dremeling and bearing hub reaming to get my tc4 drivetrain free for usgt, but once done( ptfe gear lube only) it was whisper quiet like the belt cars and getting competitive speed wise: driver wise was another story...lol... The pandemic and the two jobs I am working now got me very rusty....
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Old 07-21-2021, 09:55 PM
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Can attest to the T4’15 still being greatly competitive. I TQ’d all 3 rounds in my group and finished 3rd overall in the A-main against newer cars like the T4’21 and MTC2
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Weird. I've been trying to sell my XRay T4 '17 for a while now, at what I thought was an insane bargain, but I'm getting no bites. Maybe racers just feel like they want/need the newest and latest greatest.
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Originally Posted by RynoRC View Post
Weird. I've been trying to sell my XRay T4 '17 for a while now, at what I thought was an insane bargain, but I'm getting no bites. Maybe racers just feel like they want/need the newest and latest greatest.
I never felt like my T4 17 is a vintage car but it is on rails. That can still be very competitive if only I was a better driver.
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Originally Posted by RynoRC View Post
Weird. I've been trying to sell my XRay T4 '17 for a while now, at what I thought was an insane bargain, but I'm getting no bites. Maybe racers just feel like they want/need the newest and latest greatest.
Owning one, and continue to race with it is one thing. Buying an used chassis now is a different story. If a T4 2020 sell for $350, 2019 $300, 2018 $275, 2017 $250.... etc. Depends how much you wanted your 17 for. Just a little more money to get a relatively newer used car makes sense.
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Originally Posted by bd007 View Post
Owning one, and continue to race with it is one thing. Buying an used chassis now is a different story.
Yep, Iím under market value. I raced with it one time...my first and only USGT race. Made the A-Main and my battery tape failed. In other words, like the thread has suggested, older chassis are right close to the newest/latest/greatest.
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Old 07-28-2021, 02:51 AM
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RCLab 7even GT3 mixed it up solid pre covid in the UK at a large indoor high grip carpet track, running 17.5t spec class first time TC myself in over 16yrs at the time and finished 4th in the B, myself and the car had no right to be with the competition there haha.
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