New XS SS for me :!:

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New XS SS for me :!:

Post by Squid » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:49 pm

Acquired a NIB XS SS kit just before xmas. I haven't had a chance to start building it yet, anything I special I should do while building it? Like grinding the chubs, on the nitro for more steering throw,etc.

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Post by dodgedude » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:57 pm

A freind of mine bought an Xss a few months back, The only thing we did to it was pull the transmission apart and red loktite the pinion onto the motor.
Make sure the transmission screws are all tight.

The only thing broken so far was the front steering knuckle's...and boy what a PITA to replace. Definatley a little more finiky to work on than its big brother.
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Post by SV250 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:04 pm

Got mine finished other than painting the body. Got a new charger ordered. Hpe to run it my next set of off days. Lot of power for that little truck   I'm running 3s 35c.  :twisted:
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Post by Squid » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:32 am

Mine is still all snug in the OEM packaging.  :oops:  Since I got out of college, this thing called work has once again taken control of my life..........

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Post by millersavage » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:38 am

What motor / esc are you going with?
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Post by Thefoodman52 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:26 pm

Why not go slightly cheaper, with a sensor less setup, and get a WP8 120 hobby wing? It's waterproof, 120A, at the cost of sensor less only.

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Post by Squid » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:45 pm

I prefer sensored, better throttle feel.

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Post by LLkoolskillet » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:54 pm

Get rid of the stock screws, they suck and strip out very easy.

You can put some blitz 12mm hexes on. Also you can use the blitz tie rods as they are adjustable compared to the XS

Hotracing makes some killer rear hubs like the integy ones for its big brother. They also make some different spring rate springs
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Post by Squid » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:56 am

It's been a while (3 years!! Holey crap!) But I finally opened the box and started assembling the kit. I got the front and rear assembled with no issues, and I can definatly say the stock buttonhead scews leave a lot to be desired. The hexes strip out very easily. They will soon be replaced with socket head screws. Other than that, everything is fitting together well.

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Post by Mendoza » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:39 pm

Squid... you said you acquired it just before Christmas!? Only reason for the question is that I was looking for a kit a few months back but came up empty handed with HPI also confirming it as discontinued... Is it back?! Do you know where to get one?

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Post by Squid » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:36 pm

That was just before x-mas 2012.... Like I said been a long time sitting there. Last I looked the RTRs are still available, but not the SS kit.

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Post by Mendoza » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:43 pm

Thanks for the clarification. Yeah, rtr availability is not a problem.

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Post by Squid » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:31 pm

Truck is 99% done. Just waiting on a battery and a deans connector. Paint is drying on the shell. Went with a budget build for the electronics. Took the Orion speedo out of my 12th scale since the season is over and dropped an old trinity 10.5 motor in it. The indoor off road track goes up at the LHS next week.

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Post by Squid » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:44 pm

Finally got the XS on the track, my Orion speedo crapped out. I had to go with a hobbywing and a 13.5 motor. Handling was way better than I expected on the carpet. I need to spend some time sorting out tbe gearing, the motor was 180F after 10 min. I am not sure if it is over or under geared, I have the shortest gearing possible in it and it is still crazy fast for the little indoor track, and pulling wheelies from a dead stop. I am going to see about mounting a fan on the motor to help with the temps as well.

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Post by sixOHfour » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:37 pm

Mine was good, just the typical loctite job and use it till she breaks.
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Post by Squid » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:59 pm

Broke a CVD pin, HPI doesn't offer a rebuild kit but does offer a set of CVDs for $30. Broke a $1.00 pin and now need to find a 2mm X11mm pin. I am thinking a 12mm long pin from Losi may be the way to go to get running again.....

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Post by Squid » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:10 am

CVD rebuild kit from LOSI has the pins that will work. I didn't check to see if the barrels fit as well, but I will check next time I break a pin.

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