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Old 06-01-2008, 01:28 PM   #1
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Thumbs up My XB808 Buggy Build



Haven't seen a thread made for a kit build project, so here's my XB808 I bought at Fastcats last week at a very reasonable price of $599+taxes is well worth every penny. Talking to Pam and John they will be supplying many parts for this buggy!!

I was very impressed by the packaging allow and after opening the box I realized that this was going to take a while :GRIN: so I made some coffee and laid out the bags...



first the diffs... standard assembly accept for the cups to cap and space the bearings in the case, should keep the bearings nice and clean! Also the direct CVD drive is a great feature





now the arms and sway bars assemblies. the premium high-grade graphite shock towers will reduce weight slightly, but to help strengthen the graphite; sand and apply CA glue to all the machined areas!





after the front and rear suspension parts are assembled double check you have used lock-tight where instructed and all fasteners are secure! Now install on the chassis...




the RX and battery box is the same as the XB8ec, although the graphite servo tray has been improved and redesigned. also notice that I've replaced the plastic center diff brace with the one off the XB8ec model... (the wing brace, fuel tank, complete center diff assembly) are all a direct fit!! and I bet theres more, I will post when I find them!



and finally the shocks and the rubbers... during the build I used THIS setup sheet, for the better part its a general setup for most tracks we visit...




Sending the body out this week for some custom work and also hit the5 for some early practice and setup changes (if necessary) and get some videos posted of my new ride!!
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Old 06-01-2008, 03:59 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing that was really cool! Nice job with the photograph!
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:51 PM   #3
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yeah no problem, my pleasure... I also have the XB8ec and going to strip her down to see what other parts can be used universally. Looks like the the servo saver able be a direct fit also, but I have to check it out first...
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Thanks, love to see an Xray product put together. They're so well packaged, and the instructions are so damn clear from what I've seen. Thanks!
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Did you sand and seal the carbon parts? Just wondering how essential it is because I'm about to start my kit.
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Ive heard all carbon should have it done... helps prevent any splitting in the layers.
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he said he sealed it, but doesn't look like mine. mine have a shine to it. but yes, It's essential! You don't want them to seperate if you land upside down in the dirt!
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it was done!! sanded between each application... three times actually, does it really matter if they shine or not... I was going to do it a fourth time but didn't feel it was necessary! but thanks for the complainant as in your eyes they look untouched!
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Heres the upgrades for the XB808 from TeamXray and Canadain Distributor CanWestRC and can be ordered from FastCats



























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One more helpful setup tip I learned from TeamXrayCanada Driver "FastBurn" on Londonrc.com... to make it easier for shock setup have the mounting screw go threw the shock first push a piece of fuel tubing over the metal bushing to the flange and cut it to a 1/16" or approximently 3mm, then tighten the spacer to the shock and fasten the nylon-nut on the tower!





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just like the losi....Coincidental....i think not.

ps where'd all the build pics go ?
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just like the losi....Coincidental....i think not.

ps where'd all the build pics go ?
I changed the folders on my photobucket account (sorry forgot to relink the pics) They should be working now!
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You said you had an EC also, so will the 808 shock towers work on the EC?

Is the 808 superior to the EC?
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You said you had an EC also, so will the 808 shock towers work on the EC?

Is the 808 superior to the EC?
they will fit the bulkheads but the geometry of the rear shock positions are different. I'm not sure about the chassis brace though... the 808's rear shock tower is slightly shorter using the big bore shocks. After owning and driving both the EC and 808, I definitely would have to say the 808 has superior stability and is very smooth over jumps, its perfectly balanced!!
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they will fit the bulkheads but the geometry of the rear shock positions are different. I'm not sure about the chassis brace though... the 808's rear shock tower is slightly shorter using the big bore shocks. After owning and driving both the EC and 808, I definitely would have to say the 808 has superior stability and is very smooth over jumps, its perfectly balanced!!
Thanks for the input, I have an EC and have been thinking about the 808. I want to get feedback from peeps that have/had both. I mainly run on-road and dabble in off-road. However I still am always in the running with my EC when I do show up at the track with it. Thanks again.
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