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Old 04-03-2006, 06:35 AM   #76
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Talking Not really an RTR!

My mistake. It is actually a preassembled Pro kit. No radio or anything.
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:37 AM   #77
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Talking First Day on H8

All I can say is Wow! The buggy was completely dialed. I ran it on a notoriously dry and slick track. It was planted with my first setup.
Seriously fast and smooth.
If I wandered off the line it was no problem to get the H8 back in shape. It was smooth oof of the jumps and really easy to drive. I ran 1/2 gallon on it and didn't feel tired or labored.
Very impressive.
More issues:
1. Batt box pops open if strained. I'm running a 5 AA pack so it is tight. Put two tie wraps on the back and no more problems.
2. Clutch bell is very fine finish on the inside. This means it slips easily. Grind the inside surface before installing it.
3. Put aluminum Racer's Edge uprights in the rear. Worked perfectly.

The car works. I have had Mugens, Hyper 7 and XB8 cars and this car is by far the easiest to drive. I'm racing it tonight.
I'll let you know how it wears and performs.
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Old 04-05-2006, 06:10 AM   #78
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Talking 1st night out.

I didn't know how good this car was. I put the car on the track with only 10 tanks through the motor. I ran expert at my local club in a field of some pretty good drivers. Alot of Kyoshos, Xrays, Jammins and Mugens. The gate was full.

I came out of turn 3 in third place. Soon I was on the leaders and passed them 1 at a time. Finished what would be the TQ run for the night.
I passed in the most rutted of sections. If they went in hot I went under them. The car held great speed and stayed more stable than my counterparts. Most of the time I would rotate under them then beat them to the punch.

The track is notoriously slick and I can't remember the rear end wanting to step out all night long. I could land the back of the jump and hit the gas while making a hard 90 all on the power. This method led to alot of forced passing.

On the gate for the main. Real rough start but battled it out to get the car in 4th or 5th. Knowing our weeknight mains are only 10 minutes I needed to get a move on. In the next couple of minutes I moved into solid 3rd place as the leaders were just ahead. The gap started to close quickly as the H8 moved to within one corner. My motor was falling on its face as I soon realized I couldn't clear some of the jumps as well.
Caught a break at the pit stop (great pit guys) and moved into 2nd place. Being a dummy, I reeled in the leader and hit the same pot hole 3 times. All three times it threw me out of line and killed my speed. I knew the rut was there, but that was all on me.
For the 4th time I was seroiusly on his bumper. I let him know with a little tap. Not a hack. Just enough to pressure him. We were to finish the lap bumping and moving line to line. Being the leader, he had the right-of-way and held a wonderful line for a well deserved win.

I took a greatful TQ and 2nd in a field with 2 factory drivers and some really good local support guys. The Hyper 8 is awesome. It is easy to drive and I didn't feel labored at all. I am looking to tweak the setup to give a little more off power steering. Motor issues will go away.

I'm sold! Hyper 8 rules!
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Old 04-05-2006, 07:30 AM   #79
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are you driving common diffs or 6 gear diffs ?
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Old 04-05-2006, 07:38 AM   #80
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Regular diffs w/
3000 - 5000 - 2000 from the front to rear.
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Old 04-05-2006, 08:41 AM   #81
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As far as i know the diffs comes pre-built, can anyone post here the oil that comes with ?

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As far as i know the diffs comes pre-built, can anyone post here the oil that comes with ?

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The kit comes with 3000,3000,grease.

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Old 04-05-2006, 02:34 PM   #83
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At the end of this indoor season I'm probably gonna sell my truggy and get an h8.
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Thumbs up I finished going through......

Took the time to clean the car up after its first race. I am very pleased to report that there were no lose parts or wear indications. The first part I will always look at are the out drive cups. They showed no signs of use much less wear. They were all black (had the original finish) inside the slots and had no cupping or wear on the drive pins.

The diffs loosened up nicely. I modified some Mugen shims to fit between the outdrive cup's pin and oring on the inside of the diff case. It worried me the kit didn't come with these to prevent leaking.
I'm not hip on the motor mounts. They really should have come up with a better solution so the screws wouldn't stick out of the bottom of the chassis.

Build quality is very good. I did take some precautions early. I'm very thankful I did. Go through the buggy before you hit the track. Shims and Loctight go along way.

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Old 04-07-2006, 07:48 PM   #85
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Anyone know what pipe comes with the Hyper 8?
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Old 04-07-2006, 08:20 PM   #86
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The h8 doesn't come with a pipe.
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Yep it comes with Header and Pipe ...
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Old 04-12-2006, 10:12 AM   #88
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My new body for my hyper 8







my old bodies from 2 years a go.







Tex look for me to be in your parts soon.

you need to Come Oklahoma www.actionrc.com for some racing soon.

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How is the parts quality of these cars? Are there any problem areas that will wear fast and create slop?
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i haven't seen any excessive wear and if it does wear it only cost $6 for a insert kit and with that you could remove 90% of slop in the car.
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