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Old 11-11-2007, 07:17 PM   #1
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i'm thinking of buying a rc8 and wanted to know if anyone can give me there view on the buggy good and bad. thanks
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:28 PM   #2
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Just raced mine today for the first time. Box stock setup other than putting 5000 in the center, long rear camber location rear hub, and long wheelbase in the rear.

The car has insane brakes, take the time to adjust them and they are excellent.

Steering is a breeze. It turns where you want when you want it. And with all this steering it's not twitchy down the straight. It comes out of the corner and tracks straight no problem.

It jumps easily and flat and lands nicely.

I like the clutch setup as the springs go on and off easily.

I had no issues of hinge pins coming loose or any other problems to speak of. But as I said it was my first running of the buggy so will see when I have more time on it. But I don't see any problems coming up beings as things went so smoothly today.

What sold me on getting an rc8 is the first time I saw one on the track it just seemed to hold tight lines in the corners consistently. And today it proved to do just that for me. Got better the more I drove it. It was just plain easier to drive for me than the old kyosho I had and the prospec I just sold.
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Ditto, I love my RC8 too. Quick out of the corners, handles the ruff stuff real nice and flies great! I did have hinge pin issues at first, but not anymore. It is a small price to pay for such a great handling car. My previous car was a prospec, both cars handle good, but the RC8 seems a lot quicker and agile. Really happy with the associated. I will be holding onto it for a while. My close friend has one too and he hasn't had any issues with it at all. Steering is exceptional.
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I like my RC8 alot. Just about everything everyone said is true for me too. I have 2 of them and 2 OCM Kaos w/EVO kit, I also had an 8ight...

The RC8 is very forgiving, therefore making it easy to drive fast. I've raced mine a couple of times and enjoyed it. I felt very connected to it.

I've had no issues. No breakages, no problems with that servo upper plate that people have reported issues with. I've also purchased a KH part just in case.

If I had to give it a critisism, it would be with fast rough track handling. It seems to lose its composuer in the rough stuff a bit. But you always have control and its easily reigned back in. The OCM is much better in this area...

But overall, I really like it...
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there is a ton of info here http://rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=141135...

very good buggy, better than i thought it would be...
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the rc8 is sick. you will not be disapointed if you get one. I have had mine for a little over a month now and I absolutely love it. I haven't had anything break either.
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thanks for all the info on the rc8. i'll be ordering one when i get back from vacation. i just wanted some info before i spent the $$$. thanks again
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i'm thinking of buying a rc8 and wanted to know if anyone can give me there view on the buggy good and bad. thanks
I'm ecstatic with mine. It handles like it's on rails, and will flat out scream. I have a sportwerks 21v2 in mine, and it flat out will fly! It jumps well, and overall is a good car. My only thing with it right now is parts availability, but that will get better relatively quickly. One thing I would change would be the clutch bell. I was running with the 16t and the car was a bit too punchy coming out of corners, etc... I bumped up to the 17t and it settled right down and makes the car much more manageable.
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