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Old 09-24-2012, 12:14 AM   #1
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Questions?? Help me identify my RC8 buggy

Hey guys, I could use some help.

I recently acquired a Associated RC8 buggy. But I'm not sure which version I have, RC8, RC8b or RC8.2

What are some of the biggest changes to these models, after I find out which version I actually have I may upgrade to the 8.2.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:36 AM   #2
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RC8 and RC8b are the same the B stands for buggy. But they did upgrade some parts.
Updated Items on the RC8B
1. 89290 – FT Threaded front big bore shocks $69.99 pr
2. 89346 – FT Threaded rear big bore shocks $69.99 pr
3. 89464 – FT Front Aluminum Shock Tower $29.99
4. 89465 – FT Rear Aluminum Shock Tower $34.99
5. Blue Aluminum Suspension mounts
a. 89460 – RC8B Aluminum A-Plate $17.99
b. 89461 – RC8B Aluminum B-Plate w/Pins $25.99
c. 89462 – RC8B Aluminum C-Plate $17.99
d. 89463 – RC8B Aluminum D-Plate w/Pins $26.99
6. 89242 – RC8B Steering Drag Link $6.99
7. 89021 – Updated Wing mount to fit 16mm shocks $10.99
8. 89003 - RC8 RECEIVER/BATTERY BOX $9.99
9. 89258 – Molded Composite front/rear chassis braces $5.99
10. 89473 – Steel-Alloy shock stand-offs $9.99
11. 89296 - RC8 83MM WHEELS WHITE $17.99
12. 89134 – Machined Alum racing clutch shoes w/shim $29.99
13. 89257 – Lightweight engine mounts $14.99
14. 89234 – FT Blue Aluminum One-Piece Top Plate $42.99
15. 89000 – Light-weight 3mm hard-anodized chassis $114.99
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I believe the RC8b is the updated version of the RC8. A different shock tower and a different geometry to it. Also the RC8b has the option for you to put your receiver battery in front. (Correct me if I'm wrong)
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yes the RC8b has the forward battery box. I do not think they changed geometry just went to threaded shocks.
Now the 8.2 is completely different they did change geometry on it.
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Seems to me that the angle of the rear shocks on the RC8 is more laid down compare to the RC8b, but then again, my eyes are always playing tricks on me. LOL.

No doubt about the 8.2 though. No need for eye tricks there
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if it has carbon fiber shock towers and blue titiaum turnnbuckles it an original ft rc8
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how about some pics of it
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post a pic!
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Pretty dirty, just ran it at the track...but:



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Thats the first edition ft rc8.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:35 PM   #11
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its an ft rc8 not .2
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its a 1st gen RTR chassis (plastic small bore shock caps, plastic shock preload clips, black oxide steel turn buckles, black fiberglass shock tower)
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so many parts has changed since the 1st gen it won't be wise to spend the money to bring it up to rc8.2 status. you're better off buy a new or used rc8.2
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its a 1st gen RTR chassis (plastic small bore shock caps, plastic shock preload clips, black oxide steel turn buckles, black fiberglass shock tower)
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Thats the first edition ft rc8.
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its an ft rc8 not .2
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so many parts has changed since the 1st gen it won't be wise to spend the money to bring it up to rc8.2 status. you're better off buy a new or used rc8.2
Thanks, I was hoping it was a newer edition but didn't expect it to be, as long as parts are available I'll keep it. But it does have aluminum shock towers, CF servo tray, aluminum upper servo plate. I guess those were upgraded by the previous owner.

What would be some good upgrades from the newer editions that would fit on this buggy?
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so many parts has changed since the 1st gen it won't be wise to spend the money to bring it up to rc8.2 status. you're better off buy a new or used rc8.2

+1. Not worth the time and money upgrading
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