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Old 08-14-2010, 10:37 PM   #16
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i think you had your mind made up before you even started this thread....
not really,i had bad experiences with the rc8e,but i want to try the new rc8b in nitro.If i was to go d8,which hop-ups are good to have besides the rear shock/shock tower upgrade.
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not really,i had bad experiences with the rc8e,but i want to try the new rc8b in nitro.If i was to go d8,which hop-ups are good to have besides the rear shock/shock tower upgrade.


the rc8b with all the, hop is a lot better performance wise and durablity wise.


did you have the rc8e the, old style without the big bore shocks and stonger arms etc.

even though i never driven one i just seen one and go by the word.
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i just built an rc8b tonight for one of my friends and loved the build,but would hope the hotbodies is the same way.i've heard the hb plastics wear out faster,is this true?
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i've heard the hb plastics wear out faster,is this true?
never heard that one before...
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not really,i had bad experiences with the rc8e,but i want to try the new rc8b in nitro.If i was to go d8,which hop-ups are good to have besides the rear shock/shock tower upgrade.
i hate the rear shock/shock tower upgrade (on smooth and rough tracks i hate them). and jesse robers says do that last anyways, first think i would replace would be aluminum servo horn for steering. then WCE drive shafts, then lightened spur then lightened out drives then shocks then chassis.

the only thing i would do to the D8 is the 4 WCE driveshaft that go to the wheels and get yellow springs for the rear stock shocks and put the white ones on the front and put long shock ends on the rear shocks and that is one dialed buggy
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i just built an rc8b tonight for one of my friends and loved the build,but would hope the hotbodies is the same way.i've heard the hb plastics wear out faster,is this true?
HB plastic will out last RC8 plastic also the HB build is really nice and all, ive built a truggy and buggy and helped a friend build a truggy too.
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the rc8b with all the, hop is a lot better performance wise and durablity wise.


did you have the rc8e the, old style without the big bore shocks and stonger arms etc.

even though i never driven one i just seen one and go by the word.
If you haven't driven one don't say the rc8b is a lot better. That being said, I drive my friends RC8B converted to electric a few times a week trying to get a good setup on it. We just can't find anything that works. I was actually faster with a HPI Vorza buggy.
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If you haven't driven one don't say the rc8b is a lot better. That being said, I drive my friends RC8B converted to electric a few times a week trying to get a good setup on it. We just can't find anything that works. I was actually faster with a HPI Vorza buggy.


well you whould think, that the included upgrades with the kit whould make it better just saying.
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If you haven't driven one don't say the rc8b is a lot better. That being said, I drive my friends RC8B converted to electric a few times a week trying to get a good setup on it. We just can't find anything that works. I was actually faster with a HPI Vorza buggy.
+1, ive also tried helping people set them up and they are a pain to setup, ive also driven alot that "were setup right" and they def werent... they were fast sportsman drivers and when i started pushing it they would handle it as well and got all out of wake, the only one i drove that was decent had i think 10-7-3 in the diffs, thats all he really told me, but still a HB with a half way decent setup can be driven harder, the basic setup in the manual is even a good setup.

AE makes good stuff and all but i think they are just a little behind, they do turn well and all but you have to drive them so smooth and the rougher the track the smoother you have to drive and you have to be very precise in your line choice. thats not for me def when i need to pass someone..
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+1, ive also tried helping people set them up and they are a pain to setup, ive also driven alot that "were setup right" and they def werent... they were fast sportsman drivers and when i started pushing it they would handle it as well and got all out of wake, the only one i drove that was decent had i think 10-7-3 in the diffs, thats all he really told me, but still a HB with a half way decent setup can be driven harder, the basic setup in the manual is even a good setup.

AE makes good stuff and all but i think they are just a little behind, they do turn well and all but you have to drive them so smooth and the rougher the track the smoother you have to drive and you have to be very precise in your line choice. thats not for me def when i need to pass someone..
Well my track is 'extremely high bite' so most setups don't work for it, but this RC8B is harder to setup than most cars. The video of the track is below on the website under Gallery. 10-7-3, good to know. Right now he has 7-7-5.
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Well my track is 'extremely high bite' so most setups don't work for it, but this RC8B is harder to setup than most cars. The video of the track is below on the website under Gallery. 10-7-3, good to know. Right now he has 7-7-5.
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main issue with these post are fanboys lol you cant ask about the two because most will say they like the one they own or care for more but they havent drivin the other.

IMO i like the D8 because its 100% competiable to anything out there and the price is unbeatable plus parts are about half what most companies charge.


Now for the rc8b i havent owned one but i am really liking the desight of the b series, it has came a long way since the original rc8 and it has a killer desighn but price is more for the kit and price is more for parts. So it depends on what ur lookin to spend and what you look for in a buggy, I would go off what ur locals run if you see the most running ae go ae if you see most running hb then go hb bacause its always nice to know that there are people who own the same vehicle who can help you.
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To see witch one is better the d8 or a rc8b. Is like apples to oranges.Not everyboby likes apples or oranges or grapes or lemons for that matter.
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Well my track is 'extremely high bite' so most setups don't work for it, but this RC8B is harder to setup than most cars. The video of the track is below on the website under Gallery. 10-7-3, good to know. Right now he has 7-7-5.
yeah tell him to try 10-7-3, its was the best diff setup ive ran on an AE buggy. turned really well and felt pretty planted but could be broken loose if needed. its pretty different than most buggys, i was there is no way that works and he handed me the radio and yep i was wrong. but it still didnt feel right, but thats to me tho,it works for him.
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To see witch one is better the d8 or a rc8b. Is like apples to oranges.Not everyboby likes apples or oranges or grapes or lemons for that matter.
exactly what i said but u said it the funnier way to say it lol.
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