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Old 05-11-2010, 05:07 PM   #1
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Ok so I am pulling the plug I am buying a 2010 Xray XB 808
I am also buying this stuff. What else should I get. I will buy the engine and exhaust later.

DE Racing Bump Skid
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...kid-XRAY-XB808
DE Racing Rear skid plate
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-XB808-XB8-XT8
Xtreme Racing Carbon Fiber Rear Wheel Guards
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...r-Wheel-Guards
XRAY Graphite Center Differential Mounting Plate
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ng-Plate-XB808
XRAY Graphite Upper Plate
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...er-Plate-XB808
XRAY 3mm Swiss T6 7075 Aluminum Steering Plate
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ng-Plate-XB808
XRAY CNC Machined Graphite Brake Disk
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...e-Brake-Disk-2
Xray Sttel Brake Pad
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Cut-Hardened-4
Futaba BLS 451 x2
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ue-Speed-Servo
Futaba 2.4GHz R603FS 3-Channel Receiver
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...er-3PM-3PK-4PK
What else do I need like tires and also what tools to make life simple when I build the kit. I was thinking the Hudy Tools
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...g-1-8-Off-Road

Any tips about the install Thanks in advance. I am attending my first race this weekend hopefully I can learn more when i get out there. Chester NY

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Old 05-11-2010, 05:18 PM   #2
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Sounds like you have it pretty much on track for a great build. As for tires, ask around at your local track and see what works well there. And seeing as you're buying all this nice stuff...how bout tossing in another one for me...just the kit will do..hahaha
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I HIGHLY recommend the Laser Cut brake pads and carbon fiber brake discs. The stock pads tend to bend when they heat up and the stock discs heat up quickly as well. This will give you more consistent breaking. As for tires, you need to see what everyone runs at the track. If it is a dry, hard packed track with not much dust, small pin is the way to go. If it is loose and loamy, a big pin will be better. I recommend the JConcept Double Dees V2, JConcepts Subcultures, and JConcepts Crossbows all in the blue compound.
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I HIGHLY recommend the Laser Cut brake pads and carbon fiber brake discs. The stock pads tend to bend when they heat up and the stock discs heat up quickly as well.
Great I appreciate that anything else? Also when I put the kit together any tips?????
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Just pay real close attention to the manual, screw lengths are very important. When you build the radio tray, make sure you use the right screws or else you will punch holes through it. You might have to play around with the linkage to get everything square. Also make sure you pay attention to the supplementary sheet that it comes with, because they made some small changes to the car and not the manual. If you see something in the manual, and the parts aren't there, chances are something is changed.
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Just pay real close attention to the manual, screw lengths are very important. When you build the radio tray, make sure you use the right screws or else you will punch holes through it. You might have to play around with the linkage to get everything square. Also make sure you pay attention to the supplementary sheet that it comes with, because they made some small changes to the car and not the manual. If you see something in the manual, and the parts aren't there, chances are something is changed.
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354111 Graphite Ventilated Brake Disk - CNC Machined (2)

When using this graphite brake disk, it is necessary to use hardened steel brake pads (#354121) by themselves without Ferodo fibre-style brake pads glued to them.

Also what springs should I get as a good Base with shock oil weight
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Yes, those are the brake discs and correct pads. You do not need to glue the little pads on them. Also, make sure to seal all your carbon fiber pieces with CA glue (go around the outside of each piece with glue, except on the brake discs).

For Shocks I am running the kit set-up...

FRONT:
600 oil
1.5 Pistons
Blue Springs

REAR:
350 oil
1.3 Pistons
Blue Springs

Everything you need for that shock set-up is included. I recommend you oil the o-rings in the shocks and diffs with Team Associated Green Slime as well.
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Yes, those are the brake discs and correct pads. You do not need to glue the little pads on them. Also, make sure to seal all your carbon fiber pieces with CA glue (go around the outside of each piece with glue, except on the brake discs).

For Shocks I am running the kit set-up...

FRONT:
600 oil
1.5 Pistons
Blue Springs

REAR:
350 oil
1.3 Pistons
Blue Springs

Everything you need for that shock set-up is included. I recommend you oil the o-rings in the shocks and diffs with Team Associated Green Slime as well.
Great these are tips I was looking for without going thrue 400 plus pages on the official 808 thread
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No problem man. If you have any more questions, just ask.
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