New 2018 Features:
- Recent EOS Champion and USA Champion platform
- All-in-one concept includes specific parts to build the XT2 for particular track conditions on either Carpet or Dirt:
- Both types of gearboxes and motor plates allowing positioning of the motor in lower position (Carpet) or upper position (Dirt)
- Gear differential (Carpet) and ball differential (Dirt)
- Two different hardness of suspension arms: medium (Dirt), hard (Carpet)
- Two different rear shock towers: composite (Carpet), graphite (Dirt)
- Both types of composite battery straps to fit two different gear boxes
- Both types of composite mounts for upper brace to fit two different gear boxes
- Composite gear cover to protect the gear box from dirt
- New shorter front composite chassis front brace allows mounting of new graphite side guard brace to adjust front chassis flex
- New graphite chassis side guard brace for increased stability and performance
- New secure steering linkage mounting increases reliability of the steering assembly
- New shock absorber lower shims give more precise shock shaft movement
- New shock absorber O-rings for better sealing and shock performance
- New suspension pin washers prevent the suspension pins from coming out, increasing reliability
The XT2 platform works at the highest competition level in any track conditions, whether it be super-low-traction dusty tracks, medium-traction, or super-high-traction carpet or astro turf; there is a XT2 for you that will handle flawlessly in any condition.
The XT2 includes all parts necessary to build it either as a Carpet Edition or Dirt Edition. Both editions are built on the same platform, with full compatibility and interchangeable parts.
The Carpet Edition is designed for medium to very-high traction conditions, while the Dirt Edition is designed for very-low to medium grip conditions.
Dirt vs. Carpet
- Ball differential
- Mid motor gear box (3-gears)
- Mid motor alu plate
- Rear graphite shock tower and shims
- Medium composite suspension arms
- Battery strap
- Gear cover
- Gear differential
- Front motor gear box (3-gears)
- Front motor alu plate
- Rear composite shock tower and shim
- Hard composite suspension arms
- Battery strap
With the Uni-Platform™ concept both Carpet and Dirt gear boxes are included in the kit to tailor your XT2 to particular track conditions. For the Carpet Edition, the gear box with front motor position is used; for the Dirt Edition, the gear box withmiddle motor position is used.
Carpet gear box – lowers the top shaft and moves the motor further forward in the chassis to improve steering and handling on higher-traction surfaces.
Dirt gear box – raises the top shaft and moves the motor closer to the differential, improving rear grip in lower-traction conditions.
With the Uni-Platform™ concept, both ball differential and gear differential may be used to tailor the XT2 to particular track conditions.
Gear Differential – Offers increased on-power steering that is beneficial on nearly all types of tracks, but is especially great on carpet and astro turf.
The super-smooth gear diff includes a composite case and cover with internal satellite gears precision-molded from special XRAY-developed graphite composite material, ensuring long lifespan and super-smooth efficient operation.
Ball Differential – Recommended for very-low to medium-traction dirt and clay surfaces. The externally-adjustable ball differential is machined from HUDY Spring Steel™ and is additionally hardened for extra durability and long lifespan. A high-quality carbide thrustbearing and carbide balls are included for ultra-smooth operation. The ball differential comes factory pre-assembled.
To accommodate either the Carpet or Dirt gear box, two different motor plates are included to fit each particular gear box.
The black-coated Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum motor plate holds the slipper clutch assembly as well as the gear box, and features an adjustable motor plate position. To reinforce the assembly, the motor plate is connected to the upper brace mount via a motor plate brace.
Rear Shock Towers.
With the Uni-Platform™ concept, the XT2 includes two different rear shock towers.
To improve front chassis flex, the front composite chassis braces were redesigned and shortened to allow for mounting all-new graphite side guard braces for better stability and performance.
The upper brace is also part of the Multi-Flex™ system which allows flex adjustment of the front of the car for particular track conditions.
XT2 suspension arms are the result of long-term testing of different designs and layouts. Length, thickness, flexibility, geometry, and materials used… these are all part of the concepts and details that are thoroughly reviewed to create optimum suspension arms.
The suspension arm itself is rigid enough to provide a responsive feel, yet soft enough for extreme durability. The exclusive composite mixtures used for suspension arms are a perfect balance between reliability and performance.
With the 2-in-1 Suspension Concept, the XT2 includes two different suspension arms suitable for particular track conditions.
To increase the reliability of the steering system the universal ball features a backstop that ensures that the linkages will not disconnect in a crash.
The dual-arm steering system is very simple yet effective. The steering system is fully bearing-equipped with 8 high-speed ball-bearings for very precise steering. Ackermann is easily adjusted by quickly & easily changing the steering link mounting positions on the steering plate. Further Ackermann adjustments may be made by inserting shims on the steering plate, and changing various graphite extension plates on the steering blocks.
Bump steer is easily adjusted for more aggression by inserting a shim between the steering block and steering linkage.
To improve the precision of the shock shaft movement, the lower composite shim was redesigned and updated with a more accurate and precise mould design.
New O-rings are used to improve the seal of the shock and eliminate oil leakage.
The shocks are membrane-free, yet they still allow for easy, consistent building and rebound setting using the bleed-screw shock cap design.
The aluminum body, lower nut, and bleeder shock caps are all machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum.
Shock rods are machined from special steel material, precision hand-ground for maximum smooth operation, and additionally hardened for improved lifespan.
Changing batteries is quick & easy with the included battery strap with aluminum nuts. The battery pack can be installed either frontwards or rearwards, and the included foam spacer helps to ensure the battery pack will not fall out. The chassis layout allows the use of either short packs or saddle-pack batteries.
The included composite battery is suitable for low-, mediumand high-traction tracks.
An optional adjustable graphite battery strap is suitable for very-high traction tracks and suggested especially for carpet racing.
The included gear cover is used on the XT2 Dirt Edition to protect the gear box and gear from dirt.
At one of the world’s most competitive off-road races – the USA National Championship – it was Team XRAY’s Ty Tessmann who brought the first USA National Champion title for the XT2 platform using prototypes of new 2018 parts. Tested and successfully run in the highest competition races, you can now enjoy the very same truck that Ty has been using… the Champion’s truck.
Upon its debut, the XT2 won one of the world’s most competitive off-road series… the EOS. Hupo Hönigl won the Modified class, while Max Götzl won the Stock class, making the XT2 a double EOS Champion.
See more posts about XRAY