Here is a post that Alexandre Hagberg wrote on his Facebook page with his recommended list of spare parts to have on hand for the X4 '24. He mentions that it's essentially the same list as for the X4 '23 but with revised part numbers to reflect the changes to the new car
Full credit to Alexandre Hagberg for this information. If you're an Xray fan, I'm sure you already follow him but if not, you should...
These are the spare parts that I recommend keeping for your XRAY X4’24 cars. The X4’24 is very durable, and I would suggest basically keeping the same parts that you would for your X4’23, but in their updated versions. There’s a lot of part numbers listed for the upper & lower arms, as well as the topdecks. That’s because the two kit versions come with different configurations. Here’s my list:
302182-M FRONT LOWER ARM - MEDIUM – RIGHT
302182-H FRONT LOWER ARM - HARD – RIGHT
302183-M FRONT LOWER ARM - MEDIUM – LEFT
302183-H FRONT LOWER ARM - HARD – LEFT
303182-M REAR LOWER ARM - MEDIUM – RIGHT
303182-H REAR LOWER ARM - HARD – RIGHT
303183-M REAR LOWER ARM - MEDIUM – LEFT
303183-H REAR LOWER ARM - HARD – LEFT
302134-S UPPER ARM - SOFT - FR/RL
302134-M UPPER ARM - MEDIUM - FR/RL
302144-S UPPER ARM - SOFT - FL/RR
302144-M UPPER ARM - MEDIUM - FL/RR
Even though the CFF technology has proven to be very durable, the upper and lower arms are still subject to breakages in hard crashes. Keep in mind that L & R and FR & RR are all different, and that the edition of your kit determines the hardness of the lower arms (medium or hard). Or as for the upper arms, soft or medium.
301072 UPPER DECK - SPLIT FRONT - 2.0mm
301073 UPPER DECK - SPLIT REAR - 2.0mm
301079 UPPER DECK - SPLIT FRONT WAVE - 2.0mm
The topdecks can break in hard front impact. Keep in mind that the front topdeck is different depending on the kit edition that you purchased (the aluminium kit comes with a wave style front topdeck).
302240-G STEERING BLOCK – GRAPHITE
The steering blocks (also known as hubs or uprights) can break, or strip out after extensive use and thus I recommend keeping spares.
930308 BALL-BEARING 3x8x4 STEEL SEALED (2)
940611 BALL-BEARING 6x10x3 RUBBER SEALED (2)
941015 BALL-BEARING 10x15x4 RUBBER SEALED (2)
The hub, diff and layshaft bearings may be replaced as part of your maintenance process. The lifetime depends on your track condition (dust), temperature and on how often they’ve been oiled (I recommend adding bearing oil for every race day and/or race weekend).
305435 HIGH-PERFORMANCE DRIVE BELT 3x351mm
Look out for wear on the belts, when they start to look “hairy” or the teeth loose their definition, it’s time to change the belts. You’ll also note over time that you might need to add tension to the belts, which is another sign that it’s time to replace them.
305579 X4 COMPOSITE PULLEY FOR LAYSHAFT 20T
The center pulley is subject to wear, especially if the car has been run in adverse conditions with dust or small stones, and especially if the drive belts haven’t been replaced often enough.
308083 XLP SHOCK ABSORBER MEMBRANE (4)
972030 SILICONE O-RING 3 x 2 (10)
These parts should be replaced as a part of your maintenance process. The membranes last a long time thanks to their updated and more durable material. I would say that they require replacement at least monthly. The O-rings should be changed out 1-2 times per season ideally, especially important if you run in hot and dusty conditions.
301383 GRAPHITE BODY POST HOLDER - 1pc
Rear body post holder – the new graphite body post holder is beefy (4.0mm graphite) and difficult to break, but I still recommend keeping a spare, just like for the previous individual body post holders (which were also in graphite material).
Check out the full range of Xray X4 parts available for sale in Canada at McLeanRC here
New from MIBO is a full range of high quality hand tools. Featuring durable, replaceable tips and carbon fibre handles, these reasonably priced tools look great and perform well.
More sizes and styles are coming soon. Currently available sizes currently include:
Bullet plugs with aluminum Heatsink grips. They will enhance the look of your chassis, while making the manipulation easy and helping you prevent reversing of polarity.
5mm power connectors for Li-Po and Li-HV Hardcase power packs with aluminum Heatsink grips (Red + Black). Grip outer diameter 10 mm, height 9.5 mm.
Enhance both the aerodynamics and visual appeal of your 1/10 scale on-road racing car with the MIBO 1/10th Onroad Alu Wing Mounts.
These wing mounts strike the perfect balance between lightweight design and rugged durability. Keeping the CG of your bodyshell as low as possible, while providing maximum surface area to increase the stability and rigidity of the entire system and keeping your wing sitting flat.
The bottom plates are mounted from the inside in the wing mount, allowing for a quick and hassle-free installation, secure fit and adjustment of the wing position.
Whether you're aiming for enhanced aerodynamics or an aesthetic upgrade, these wing mounts offer a stylish and effective solution.
New from Mon-Tech Racing and available in Canada from McLeanRC.com is is the P9X8, the first in the LMH series of bodies.
The body shape resembles the new LMH Hyper Car that ran the last 24 hours of Le Mans.
The new P9X8 is super realistic and very detailed in every detail, it can be mounted on all the latest 190mm Touring Car frames and Formula 1 with 260mm pitch.
Check out the full range of Mon-Tech products available for sale in Canada at McLeanRC here
New from MR33 and available in Canada from McLeanRC.com is the Tweak Tool Station. The Tweak Tool Station offers a clear and simple way to check the tweak on all 1:10 and 1:12 scale on-road cars!
Compared to other products, the MR33 Tweak Tool Station does not rely on a water scale for measuring the chassis balance - this job is done by a ride height gauge (not included) underneath the left and right side of the floating aluminum main part.
Now you can clearly read out the values from the height gauge and don’t have to rely on a water scale. Using the MR33 Tweak Tool Station is very easy and with a tweak free car your laptimes on the track will be better and more consistent than before.
The MR33 Tweak Tool Station is made from black anodized aluminum with laser engraved numbers and logos!
Note: For correct measurements and a perfect result, make sure that your setup board is perfectly flat on a straight table.
View more pictures and prices here
If you are searching for a dowloadable PDF of the Xray NT1 Setup Book, you've come to the right place. Click the link below to open and download a copy onto your device:
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Several 1up Racing items have been re-stocked including bearing oil, heatsink bullet plugs, fan shrouds, carbon body washers, capacitor mounts and more
To find your favourite 1up Racing items, feel free to browse the different categories are, head straight to the 1up Racing Page to see everything that's currently available
Don't forget, if you don't see exactly what you are searching for, please let me know. Chances are I can get it for you.
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MIBO recently released a full range of programmable servos and servo accessories. These premium quality yet reasonably priced servos are available in specs for on-road, off-road and even drift. All replacement parts are also available.
Check out the full range of MIBO products available for sale at McLeanRC here
How are you looking for tires and additive for the rest of the season? I'm taking pre-orders now (no need to pay until delivery) for Sweep tires, Matrix tires, 1up Cruz Missile and Mighty Gripper additives
Also, I'd be happy to help you get tires for your off-road program if needed. I have access to Matrix, Sweep, Schumacher, ProCircuit and T-Pro off-road tires
Lastly, if there's any Awesomatix, Carten, Mugen, Schumacher or Yokomo kits or parts you'd like to pre-order, now would be a great time to put together a list
Thanks guys, please let me know if there's anything you need and please ask your friends if they need anything as well
Great news! We now have access to the full line of Matrix RC tires right here in Canada! Whether you race 1/12, 1/10 EP touring, 1/10 or 1/8 GP on-road or even 1/8 off-road, Matrix tires are now available from McLeanRC.com
I'll be stocking some tires (1/10 GP primarily) with others available for pre-order. If there's any you'd like, please let me know
New from MIBO is the electric bubble puller for 1/10 on-road and off-road
MIBO Electric Bubble Puller is a practical tool for every RC car racer. It is designed to create a vacuum and pull all air bubbles from your damper or differential oil with a push of a button. Just connect a power supply or battery and you are almost done
More specs, details and pricing are available here
A huge shipment of Gravtiy RC USGT / Scale Spec tires has arrived. We are now fully stocked on scale spec tires with your choice of white or black wheels
Although it feels like the summer season has just started, it won't be too long before we start thinking about carpet season again so I also added a fresh batch of belted scale spec tires and even some Type-C touring tires
You can view all available tires and tire accessories here or, browse all Gravity RC products here
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Good news T4 and X4 drivers! Several Xray parts have been restocked and the website inventory has been updated to reflect what parts just arrived
Also, did you know that you can view how many of an item are in stock? From the main category page, if you click on an item, you'll be taken to the details page where you should be able to see how many are available. I say "should" as once in a while, this doesn't show up for some reason but it works most of the time
If an item is out of stock, you should see a red "out of stock" indicator on the main category page as well as the parts' detail page
Of course, if you are not sure, just ask me and I'll try to get back to you ASAP
Thanks guys, see you trackside...please let me know if there is anything specific you'd like me to reserve for you
A shipment of ZooRacing Bwoah bodies has just arrived. If you'd like to reserve one (or two) for asphalt season, please let me know and I'll put your name on some for you
Check out the Bwoah and all of the other Scale Spec Bodies for sale here
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Although I primarily offer trackside pickup/delivery, I am able to ship most items as well
Here is a link to some additional information about shipping that you may find interesting
New from Mon-Tech Racing are the Quattro C GT12 and Scale Spec bodies
The brand Quattro C is inspired by the lines of a well-known and iconic Italian sports car brand.
The Quattro C GT10 version can be installed on any 190mm chassis, while the Quattro C GT12 version can be installed on any 1/12 chassis in both “Standard” and “La Leggera” weight specs.
Molded with high quality polycarbonate, the kit includes the rear wing screws, decals for headlights and grilles and window masks.
Check out the new Quattro C and all other bodies here
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New from Mon-Tech Racing is the RS01 GT10 / Scale Spec body
The Mon-Tech RS01 replicates the racing model of the well-known French car manufacturer. With aggressive shapes, the RS 01 offers absolute performance.
With the RS 01 Mon-tech Racing offers a model of the highest production quality and performance on the track. The RS01 can be mounted on all 1/10 scale TC chassis, molded in 1st quality polycarbonate the kit contains the pre-cut stickers, the window masks and the rear wing fixing screws
Check out the RS01 and other Scale Spec bodies here
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More details have been released by ORCA regarding their upcoming 800 Series brushed ESC. Coming in at a small size (29 x 34.8 x 10.2mm), the new water resistant 800 Series will feature an aluminum bottom case and will include an LED program card. Pricing and more details to follow but I've been told it will be affordable
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Just a quick update to let you know a few items that have been ordered and are expected early April. If there is anything you'd like to reserve, please let me know:
Thanks guys, if there's anything you need, please let me know
Maximize the effectiveness of your motor's cooling fan with a 1up Racing UltraLite 30mm Fan Shroud! Designed and Made in the USA by Vargr Industries with high quality materials and the latest 3D printing technology, 1up's fan shrouds are strong while keeping the overall weight incredibly light. The shrouds are fully compatible and look great with any 4-hole 30mm fans.
Traditional Ducted is the most common and directs all air forward. This is flat on the bottom for those who want to chassis mount their 1up UltraLite Cooling Fan without the optional brass chassis mount, but still fits perfectly along with the Brass Chassis Mount and weighs only 2.7 grams!
The bypass shroud for EP TC directs all of the fan air forward while also pulling in air from two vents on the top and right side, perfect for nearly every 1/10 electric touring car with belts. Like the traditional ducted shroud, this is flat on the bottom for chassis mounting and fully compatible with our Brass Chassis Mount. Weighs only 3.5 grams!
New from T-Works are these titanium BB Driveshaft Adapters for Xray X4 ’23. Machined from 64 grade titanium, they are offered as both Solid and Gear Diff adapters and are a direct replacement for the standard unit used with Xray’s ECS Ball Bearing driveshafts. On the scales, a set of the T-Works adapters offers a weight saving of 3.6 grams on the Gear Diff adapters and 3.3 grams with the Solid adapters.