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Old 10-07-2009, 03:07 PM   #31
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My 808 should be here Friday, I hope.
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:36 PM   #32
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Im not the best driver in the world, and I drive a mbx6. The rc8 is a good buggy. I raced one last year and I beat it pretty bad. I didnt break anything. Also if you want steering the rc8 has some serious steering.
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Old 10-07-2009, 04:45 PM   #33
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Cant say anything about 808,never driven 1.As for RC8B awsome car and handles very well. IMO
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:24 PM   #34
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the rc8 has more steering then a eight?
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:45 PM   #35
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The Xray is the best in the world for durability. I smacked a steel fence post at full speed and it was fine. On the next lap, I smacked the same fence, this time flipping along it smashing every possible part of the car against the fence. Needless to say, I pulled it off the track and recalibrated my steering, because I had a pull to the right that was causing me to hit fences on the backstraight The damn thing was fine for like 6 more gallons after that when I sold it.

If you get the 808, which you should out of those two cars, all you need is a couple extra tubes of bearings and a few spare wings. The driveshaft pin replacement tool and the pins are necessary. They do wear quickly enough to warrant the price of the tool.

I switched from 808 to 8ight 2.0. The durability is actually not far off now with the 2.0. The 1.0 was garbage, but they did their homework. The front center driveshaft on the Losi wears out and you may break a 4mm rod end if you hit something hard enough to kill a human being. I prefer the way the Losi handles in the corners vs. the Xray.

Mugen is also retardedly durable and you can put them in the A-Main for fun. The local Mugen team put the new M-Spec, JX21B01A, Hitec servos, in a 5 hour enduro at my local track last weekend. They led the entire race, from lap 1 to lap 397, absolutely zero problems. They won by 35 laps or something. No hiccups at all. The MBX-6 and NINJA engine seem like a hot setup.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:49 PM   #36
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So what? Does the quality and performance majikly improve when you get a trophy?
10 gallons on all stock plastics except for a rear hub and front diff case.
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Mugen is also retardedly durable and you can put them in the A-Main for fun. The local Mugen team put the new M-Spec, JX21B01A, Hitec servos, in a 5 hour enduro at my local track last weekend. They led the entire race, from lap 1 to lap 397, absolutely zero problems. They won by 35 laps or something. No hiccups at all. The MBX-6 and NINJA engine seem like a hot setup.
Is that the word you meant to type? If so, Funny, if not, ROFLMAO!
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10 gallons on all stock plastics except for a rear hub and front diff case.
Glad to hear it. I've been wondering how the D8's are holding up long term.

Thats not really what I meant though. I was just makeing the point that while winning a big race proves a car to be capable, it deosn't nessasarily make it better.
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If you get the 808, which you should out of those two cars, all you need is a couple extra tubes of bearings and a few spare wings. The driveshaft pin replacement tool and the pins are necessary. They do wear quickly enough to warrant the price of the tool.

Do you have a link for the pin replacement tool? I can't find it.
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This here will do the job.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Motor...motiveQ5fTools
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well heck, I already got one of them. I've been into racing motorcycles since I was about 7. Thanks
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well heck, I already got one of them. I've been into racing motorcycles since I was about 7. Thanks
I said practically the same thing when i found one in my tool cart!
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then why dont most hobby stores local ones carry there parts then
a hobby shop here in our country once brought over parts for the xray. the owner actually had a good inventory and had all the necessities you would logically need if you ever raced a buggy. after several months he noticed that no one was buying parts, then more months went by with only a few people buying parts, and more months went on like that and it dawned on him that xray spare parts actually do not get sold because of the tank like built (not the weight) of the xray. and there you go, that;s why not too many stores stock xray parts.
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its hard to compare buggies because of course we dont all like the same things and they dont all handle the same. yeah, the 808 is the benchmark in quality. its a beautiful machine. unfortunately it doesnt suite my driving style and I wouldnt mind trading mine for a RC8B . If you can of course try any before you buy or you may end up with a buggy collection.
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Had a RC8 since it came out. Bought a 808 when it came out. Couldnt get the steering I had with the RC8. Sold the 808 after 3 races and bought a new RC8. Been running it ever since. As they came available I upgraded to all the RC8B parts (big improvement). Planning on getting a new RC8B for 2010.
I was bummmed my first run with the 809. It felt like my RC8 despite having what everyone on here figured was a twitchey hot setup.

Eventually I got it dialed where it'll rotate allmost as fast as the Losi and when it fishtails on exit just give it some more gas and it straightens right out.

Like some goofy kind of autopilot on this car. When in doubt, throttle out.

Ride ht, droop, and rear camber seemed to be the key.






I'm crazy about under steer so the active diff is in, diffs set to AD3/5/3. 41 tooth front ring gear is on the way for even more.

Told ya'll I was crazy....boing.
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