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Old 09-10-2004, 11:26 AM   #196
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...how can anybody BREAK an installed plastic shock piston?
where you running the buggy WITHOUT oil or something?
You tell me.... and I just did!
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Old 09-10-2004, 11:34 AM   #197
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running without using the downstops relys on the shock pistons limiting the travel of the suspension on full droop! this could easily break a shock piston!

if you wanted loadsa droop you shoulda got a 777


hopefully they will have any initial problems sorted by the time my car arrives! second shipment
You 'Need' to run the downstop on this car like I said earlier in my post or the Universals will lock up! (or do the mod recommended by Niklas)

I previously owned the MP7.5 before and I've proved that even I break A arms, C hubs, Arm holders or even bend the chassis, I know the shocks won't leak! I'll be definately getting the 777 shocks to fit this car...

Xray should have use the 'white' plastic that Tamiya uses for their shock pistons and the o ring shims at the bottom and not this hard moulded plastic which is too brittle. It's hard, but brittle!
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Old 09-10-2004, 12:18 PM   #198
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I had that same problem with my xb8 and it took me out of 3 qualifiers at the last rcpro race. I did come up with a solution. Get some mugen big bore pistons they are a direct fit and will not break. I also did some limiting of the rear arms. I have the down stops sticking out of the arm 4.5 mm and it works great. I feel your pain but xray is now aware of the problem and I am confident they will fix it. I personally feel the shock shafts are about 3mm to short but we will see what they come up with. I am going to make some new shock shafts and try it out with the stock pistons.
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Old 09-10-2004, 12:28 PM   #199
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maybe try the 777 shafts??all 3.5mm!
could be worth a go


Jesse i think you just answered a question of mine on the grid? i'm showtime on there
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Just wanna ask if I there is room to fit a wasp 26 with pull starter on the xb8. I want to get the XB8 during the winter and put my old pull start wasp 26 in it for the cold time. Once the summer comes, I will put in a new P5. Does the engine mount included with the XB8 give enough clearance for the pull starter? i really look forward to this buggy as I have something to do during the cold months.
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Old 09-14-2004, 09:37 PM   #201
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You 'Need' to run the downstop on this car like I said earlier in my post or the Universals will lock up! (or do the mod recommended by Niklas)
MEantime, w/o modification, putting the upper mounting in the lower hole can gain 11mm droop while shock in fully extent.
But as we know the situation will break the shock piston so raising to 14mm will clear the outdrive and kept the piston away from shock body on max. travel.
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Old 10-04-2004, 01:57 PM   #202
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any more feed back on the car like how its holding up and what parts are people braking and so on this thread needs some input come on people
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Old 10-04-2004, 02:23 PM   #203
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Mine should be here on Thurs of Friday.
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Old 10-04-2004, 04:06 PM   #204
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just ordered one from rc-mushroom
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Old 10-04-2004, 05:27 PM   #205
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Sick, we'll have to work on finding a setup for these things quick. What did you pay for it?
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Old 10-04-2004, 10:16 PM   #206
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Two races and one full day of testing. Casulties so far: 1/2 inch of fuel tubing. Cut where it attached to the fuel filter. This car is a tank, a very light and fast tank!!
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Old 10-04-2004, 10:29 PM   #207
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randy i paid 650
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Old 10-04-2004, 11:06 PM   #208
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randy what motor you going to run i think im going to get a novarossi top p5 mod.
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Old 10-05-2004, 01:51 AM   #209
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I have no clue on what engine to go with, I wish I could find a good one with a black head though, keep the color scheme
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Old 10-05-2004, 07:48 AM   #210
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Could someone please explain how does the eccentric bushings for the I.S.S suspension adjustments work? i can't quite work it out from the infos on the xray website and the pictures on the net. Can sombody explain, thank you!
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