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Old 06-23-2010, 02:56 PM   #1
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Does anybody know about the new RC8B is it a good buggy to get and how does it handle,perform and how are the parts cause the first 1 broke alot
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I dont think the original car broke alot.They had some teething problems
with the very first cars but once people learned how to deal with them
they where a solid car.

The new Bs are an all around better car . For every broken first gen RC8 there where just as many Losi's burning servos and puking diffs. MBX-6s
with folded up shock towers and broken lower arms , MP-9s with broken
C- hubs and Upper A arms. Point is that ALL buggies have there weak points.
The newer the kit the more you end up being a Beta tester until the problems
get worked out.

RC8b

Positive points.

Exellent handling once you get them setup.

Great parts avalibility and team support.

Bullet proof diffs,outdrives and CVDs.

Great shocks.

Easy to work on.


Negative points.

Alot of parts now run on most of the team setups dont come in the
kit. Be prepared to spend an extra 25.00 or so for springs and shock
pistons.

Bullet proof diffs are also heavy so RC8bs are around 250-300 grams
heavier than some of the lightest competition.

Plastic is still not up to Mugen or X-ray quality so they do have a couple
of high wear parts. These are easy to replace or shim so its really not
that big of deal.

FUEL TANKS, AE is still having issues with these. D8 tanks are a quick and
cheap swap but I dont understand why they just dont build a good clunk
style tank.

As for being competive, the finishers in this round of our State Series where

Sportsman Buggy

1. AE RC8B
2. Losi 8ight 2.0
3. AE RC8B

Pro Buggy

1. Kyosho MP-9
2. AE RC8B
3. Mugen MBX-6
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:05 PM   #4
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I've broke nothing on my Original RC8. My original tank is still good.
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I've broke nothing on my Original RC8. My original tank is still good.
+1 still running the original RC8, so far in 3 seasons I broke a rear hub thats it.
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The rc8b in my opinion is one of the best built and most tunable buggies on the market. It is very easy to drive, and the changes that ae made for ease of tuning are excellent. I personally think it is better than the losi 2.0, and all three of my race team members run losi's. I have yet to break a single part. My reccomendation is to print out the setup sheets from the pros and follow one that fits the track you are at, and make minor changes to improve the cars handling for the conditions. A+++ for the rc8b.
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I just got an RC8B and its an awesome to drive! I really like it. Tons of steering and handles really good! I had an RC8 before this one and i raced it a lot for one year and the only thing I broke was the front top arm after a HARD landing. it was my fault I was expecting way worse LOL. But I can tell already the B car is waaay better and more durable I think.
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I prefer the D8 with a few mods over the Rc8. Just springs, swaybars, and threaded hinge pins are needed.

Allthough the Rc8 needs threaded hinge pins as well. Those stupid tiny screws don't hold very well.


Rc8+
+1.1x10 pistons are dialed!
+Flys awesome.
+those gay suspension pills allow alot of adjustability, other cars need different caster blocks purchased for what the Rc8 pills do for free.
+captured Cvd pins can't fall out


Rc8-
-blue plastic Shock bushings wear out every weekend.
-all those suspension pills are maddening to keep straight and slows down maintenance
-plastic suspension components wear out way, way too fast.
-drivetrain wears on par with HB and Losi. Deosn't last long like Xray/Mugen.
-no threaded hinge pins
-deosn't really rotate as well as the newer cars. D8/810/mbx6/8 2.0 seem more agile.
-takes too long to maintain, and needs maintenance more often than my other 1/8th scale cars.

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