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Hi BentKa.

In the UK we race outdoors in the summer (mainly astro / grass) so high grip - then over the winter we race indoors on various sports hall floor type surfaces - so low to lowish grip depending on venue.

Do you think the 'carpet' car would work on - for example a polished wooden sports hall floor with Schumacher yellow mini pins (usual tyre and surface for us)?
Or would it be a waste of time?
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the yz2 is used on those surfaces that seems to work can see the xb2 being any different
but in a ball diff shocks on rear remove a few flex screw job done
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That's kind of what I thought as it looks like a YZ2 in terms of basic layout and position of motor etc.

Thing is - i'd prefer to buy one car - but which one for the UK - Dirt or Carpet spec...??

It looks like if you need the Diff / gearbox / gear box plate / towers etc to swop, then you talking a lot of cash for the parts - perhaps £100 or more, i'd rather buy the car that works well most of the time for the UK - which one?
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About halfway through my build at the moment. It's going together well. Seems that it's been well thought out. Definitely some yz2 influence in design but not a copy which is what I initially thought it was.
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I've just finished building mine. It went together perfectly. There are many tweeks throughout the car to generate or remove grip.
I'll be racing mine on astro all year round, with it being damp/wet I've put my shocks to the rear and running 4* toe. Looking forward to the weekend to race it, although I've got the wiring and spraying to do before then
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About halfway through my build at the moment. It's going together well. Seems that it's been well thought out. Definitely some yz2 influence in design but not a copy which is what I initially thought it was.

I said it wouldnt be a copy mate haha, refined, and lets face it, how different can they really get on these low CG cars now?
Looking forward to seeing it Friday, may even blag you for a lap or three

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If the YZ2 works indoors then the XB2 Carpet Edition will no doubt work just as well and probably a bit better with the options already included in the kit (both Medium and Hard parts are included).

Parts for moving the tower to the rear are also included in the kit.

The only "expensive" part you would need then is the ball diff.

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in the manual, I'm sure it says "rear shocks to the front" for increased grip
Started the build last night

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Hi Rich

What is your opinion on the build so far? a worthwhile investment?

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Error in manual on shock position for low-high grip
Build is great lee, much like the new xb4
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Looking at the moving pictures showing front and back rear shocks it seems to mean shocks on the front for low grip and rear for high where obviously shocks on the front recommended for high grip and on the rear for low.

After a while I came to understand it means rear shocks on the back generate a higher level of traction than the front but as most of the text speaks about high or low grip traction it seems a bit counterintuitive (same for XB4).


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Includes basic set up sheet for carpet included ?.
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When is the Dirt version due in the UK?
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I did have a diff seal missing in my kit. Reported it to mb models. I wanted to ask BentKa a bout any influence behind the design of new car. It's plainly incredibly similar to the yz2 and I just wondered if they set out to build a better yz2 or something like that or do they happen to just be similar ?.
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