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Old 07-10-2006, 05:44 PM   #76
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I've seen the prices on them dropping too. I've seen them for around $575 shipped off some areas. If they are starting to breach that jammin price tag then they soon may be the drivers car of choice for sure.
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I've seen the prices on them dropping too. I've seen them for around $575 shipped off some areas. If they are starting to breach that jammin price tag then they soon may be the drivers car of choice for sure.
That is very true. Everyone seems to associate the word "Luxury" with a high price tag. People are starting to realize that you can get a well built platform for the same or even cheaper price as the competitors out there. Replacement parts are inexpensive. Not that you will be buying them often either!

Check out the "Tiltyard's" own Xray online store created by Homer Allman:

XrayXB8.com

Email or call him if there is anything you need regarding R/C parts. He specializes in Xray products coz that's what he races. Fast shipping, professional email response, and great prices.

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I had a XB8 and only broke 1 front arm the entire year I had it. The quality of the Xray parts is definately there. The is no other buggy that is as fun to build or wrench.
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Yes sure..........xray is strong buggy ever made.......
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I've seen the prices on them dropping too. I've seen them for around $575 shipped off some areas. If they are starting to breach that jammin price tag then they soon may be the drivers car of choice for sure.
Jammin price tag is nearly same as xray XB8TQ cause jammin shipped from taiwan to U.S. Of course the price tag a little bit high but as you can see the quality very different to xray.
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Old 07-11-2006, 02:36 AM   #81
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I love my XB8TQ, its the first car I've ever owned where I'm not afraid to pass around the transmitter to anyone that wants a drive and know it will never break. Being able to do that makes it an easy car to get people in to.
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I love my XB8TQ, its the first car I've ever owned where I'm not afraid to pass around the transmitter to anyone that wants a drive and know it will never break. Being able to do that makes it an easy car to get people in to.
I never looked at it that way...but now that you mentioned it, I do have that confidence in doing so too.
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How do you guys like the stock clutch?
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How do you guys like the stock clutch?
Hit or miss for some people. I also like Mugen black carbons, but the Xray alum ones are already lightened for you. I just don't like the maintainence of alum shoes, that's all.
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Yeah, but you have to admit. When you run on a high traction track alum shoes are so much fun.
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Yeah, but you have to admit. When you run on a high traction track alum shoes are so much fun.
Yes it's very crisp rather than smooth.
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I've already fried a number of clutch bearings. I was amazed when I pulled the engine out and found all 3 clutch springs broken and both bearings fried. I'm considering a better wearing clutch.
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Any alum clutch will cook if you don't maintain it. Get some 250 grit sand paper and sand down the clutch shoes. I typicaly sand mine once before the heats and once before the main. If you treat them properly they will last a while and provide you with that very crisp launch. However, there are other clutches that are much easier to adjust and properly set up on the market which can make things much easier.
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I run the werks clutch on my XB8, it doesnt grap as hard out of the hole. It seems to be wearing well and the settings stay well put. I've got about 5 hours on it and the shoes are still going strong. The Fiorni sliding clutch is another popular option that is even easier to maintain.
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The carbon shoes, which are probly what you are using in your clutch don't grip has hard and provide a smoother grip. When they wear they just turn into a dust and they will last a very long time w/out any maintanance at all. The aluminum clutches do not just turn into dust as they wear. Instead they almost seem to flake away and will fill the clutch up with this aluminum. This stuff will clog up the clutch and cause problems if it is not maintained. The carbon dust will just fall out.
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