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Old 06-25-2009, 06:06 AM   #31
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Not sure what track and what driver was driving the MP9 to see plenty
of them break but I can tell you this: THe driver was, is, or still learning to
drive a 8th scale but his or her money got them the best money can buy.
Or the lack of screws not tighten all the way. Works for me
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:38 AM   #32
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I have had the mp9 and its a good in fact a very good car.

I ran an 808 for a while as a friend who runs for xray let me have a go that to is a good car but not suited to me, its also very strong.

i recently attended a multi day event and im sad to say the mp9 broke 3 times

radio box
rear hinge pin holder
body mount

this cost me the weekend in a big way it was best of 5 out of 7 for qualifying so i lost 2 rounds there and in the final the 3rd lap i was leading the car just bottomed out and the rear arm fell out no contact no bad landing.

Strange but hey ho. Completely trashed my weekend though.
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:07 AM   #33
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diff fluids are different, as are shock springs and oil my good man.
http://forum.teamxray.com/xform/inde...98&setup=xb808
hope that link works.
try it. see that you think.
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Thanks everyone for the feedback. I may run the 808 and see how well I like it. The quality of the kit does seem incredible, I hope I can get parts fairly quickly. Do most guys go through A main for parts? If not, who do you recommend for decent prices and quick turnaround?

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Ebay is the cheapest. Check with your lhs, see what they can stock.
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For xray part Amain is the first place I check.
http://www.stormerhobbies.com/
http://www.teamhelotes.com/

These are also great places to buy xray parts. I've compaired prices and they all seem to be really close when it comes to shipping cost.
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I don't know why everyone thinks xray parts are hard to get. Sure you local hobby shop may not have them, but Amain and the other large online dealers pretty much gets them anywhere in the country in two days.

However, given that the car rarely breaks, you also don't need to lug around bunches of spare parts. Every 808 owner I know has hundreds of dollars of unopened spare parts that never get used.

Just get front arm, rear arm, one shock shaft, front shock tower, and the misc rod and shock ends for your tool box to be safe, but I would be surprised if you ever use any of the stuff.
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For xray part Amain is the first place I check.
http://www.stormerhobbies.com/
http://www.teamhelotes.com/

These are also great places to buy xray parts. I've compaired prices and they all seem to be really close when it comes to shipping cost.
Good picks but Rcamerica.com has it all most of the time if Omar's picks above do not.
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I don't know why everyone thinks xray parts are hard to get. Sure you local hobby shop may not have them, but Amain and the other large online dealers pretty much gets them anywhere in the country in two days.
Sadly, all that falls apart when one lives in the wasteland commonly called Canada. No fast shipping, no prolific distribution, no locally available parts, no awesome shipping rebates like you guys in the 'States get. We can always order parts from the 'States, but if you need it in any kind of a hurry, the shipping will cost more than the parts, and it's 5-7 days at the fastest, regardless of how much extra you pay.
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Not sure what track and what driver was driving the MP9 to see plenty
of them break but I can tell you this: THe driver was, is, or still learning to
drive a 8th scale but his or her money got them the best money can buy.
Or the lack of screws not tighten all the way. Works for me
almost all i have seen have broken.
i know it's not normal but i saw a guy break the car 4 times over the course of 2 hours. he was not a rookie, although I think he should be a better driver for how many years he has been into it. i know sometimes you just hit at an odd angle but i know my 808 would not have broken from any of those wreaks. I'm not saying you cant boil the arms ect. to make it more durable but out of the box it has some issues it would appear. Most i have seen break are from jump landings where the land on there wheels and a arm ( front or back) breaks. they may not come down the back of the jump perfectly but i still don't consider it driver error.

anyway, if your going to have spare 808 parts i recommend a extra bulkhead as i have broken 2. that's actually the only thing i have ever broken on it.
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almost all i have seen have broken.
i know it's not normal but i saw a guy break the car 4 times over the course of 2 hours. he was not a rookie, although I think he should be a better driver for how many years he has been into it. i know sometimes you just hit at an odd angle but i know my 808 would not have broken from any of those wreaks. I'm not saying you cant boil the arms ect. to make it more durable but out of the box it has some issues it would appear. Most i have seen break are from jump landings where the land on there wheels and a arm ( front or back) breaks. they may not come down the back of the jump perfectly but i still don't consider it driver error.

anyway, if your going to have spare 808 parts i recommend a extra bulkhead as i have broken 2. that's actually the only thing i have ever broken on it.
I stated my opinion. And in return i was told to shut my hole. people at my track have had them break and as you can see postersin this thread have had or seen them break. All i said was it was it was alot of money when you could buy one a good bit cheeper that wont break as much.

I was condemed and even called a crackhead i think.

nice.

but maybe the poster will believe you because what you saw was better then what i did.


anyway enough of that. They are all great cars.

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kyosho guys may call you a crack head but lucky you weren't talking mess about a losi or they would come to your house a light a burning "L" on your lawn lol
and I doubt anyone listens to me ether, cant say i blame them.
for the record the mp9 does look sharp when it is running.
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I can't testify for the 808, and I shouldn't have to after all the Xray fanboys in here throwing up fists, but I can say I still havent broken anything on my MP9. I still have the OEM rear bulkhead in the car [And I had one of the first cars in the states], and i'm a GIANT rookie when it comes to driving ability, couple that with a relentless track that has things like a 20 foot long quad in the middle of the straightaway and I think thats a real testament to the quality and durability of the kit. So chalk up another completely biased, fan-boy fueled opinion
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Sadly, all that falls apart when one lives in the wasteland commonly called Canada. No fast shipping, no prolific distribution, no locally available parts, no awesome shipping rebates like you guys in the 'States get. We can always order parts from the 'States, but if you need it in any kind of a hurry, the shipping will cost more than the parts, and it's 5-7 days at the fastest, regardless of how much extra you pay.
Both A Main and Carolina's RC ship via UPS Saver which is between 1-3 business days. I fins the costs similar to other shipping methods and it is a great way to get parts fast up in Canada.
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