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Old 11-05-2004, 11:01 PM   #286
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On them shock boots. Mine are shreaded after two months and while not complaining....is their a workable sub for them such as them fabric covers that fit over the springs or are the rubber boots the way to go..?
Try those party clown ballons that are long and skinny, get about 500 of them for $5. They are tight around the shock end but very inexpensive.
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Old 11-06-2004, 12:12 AM   #287
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Randy,I've been using the dark gray pads as opposed to the lighter ones. The gray one are supposed to be the Ferodo material, I believe. The lighter one are supposed to be less aggressive.
I may go with the lighter color ones then, the car has really aggressive braking I've noticed, so it might actually help to mellow it out a hair.
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Old 11-06-2004, 07:26 PM   #288
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Randy, also keep in mind that the pads will "wear-in" as you drive your buggy, and the brakes will be less aggressive over time.
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Old 11-06-2004, 08:06 PM   #289
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What are these lighter color pads? I've only found part #s for Ferodo pads.
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Old 11-06-2004, 10:35 PM   #290
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My guess is the new color pads are just a replacement, maybe they found a material that lasts longer..
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Old 11-07-2004, 12:20 AM   #291
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Old 11-07-2004, 11:14 AM   #292
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I'm in the market for another 1/8th buggy after selling off my MBX5, looking to try something different maybe?......The XB8 looked sweet on display at the X Ray booth for the on road worlds......hmmmmm.

Anyone having any real issues with the car, or kit?.........thanks, Jim
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Old 11-07-2004, 11:31 AM   #293
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I really like my xb8 and will have it at the rcpro finals. I have not had any major issues with it at all. Handles very well and its light. I have about 2 gallons on it now
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I gotta say that the build on this thing is extremely easy, all of the parts fit perfectly together without having to modify anything. Very well made car and worth the cash.

I have a question on Gene Hickerson's setup for you XRay guys. When I set the front droop as the setup sheet said, I had literally no down travel on the shocks, it was even making me wonder if it was limiting the ride height. Is this a typo, or just how the car likes to be driven? My guess is he must have done that because his car had bad on power push.
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Hey all,
Well, I just got my XB8 from RCAmerica this past week and built it and raced it last night. Now, I have never owned an 1/8th scale buggy, so I don't really have anything to compare it to, but I have driven a MBX-5 and a Kyosho K2, and this XB8 was far better...on its first night! We run on a packed track, but has "dust" on the surface, in the driving line it is pretty clean though. Many tight turns, several 180's. From the kit set-up, I went to Mugen Grey springs, 3.5degree front camber, 2.5 rear, 3mm preload spacers on the rear shocks, 40weight oil in the front (can't remember if that is stock or not), the furthest inside hole on the bottom front shocks (on the a-arm), no preload spacers in the front. If you pick up each end of the car and drop each end from about 7 inches it springs back to where the arms are flat, front and rear. Then I set the front droop to lift 5mm from that dropped/resting position, and the rear droop to lift 10mm-15mm. Still needed more steering, so I think I am going to try dropping down to 5000 weight front diff oil (from 7000).
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To David Joor,
Where are you running, in Austin? Which track?
l8r man,
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Randy, the stock stup does have very little front down travel. The advantage of this setup is the "gobs" of on-power steering available. Did you notice that? The downside is the lack of down travel hinders performance wheen the track gets really bumpy. Somewhere on the XRAY website, Gene Hickerson shows how he modidied the the front uprights to gain more down travel. I'll see if I can find the page.


=MisFitz= NuKe, going to a lighter diff oil will give you more off power steering, the tradeoff is on power the front end won't pull as hard. For example, you may sacrifice some performance entering a sweeper to a straightaway type of situation. If you go a little lighter on the front shock oil or a little lower ride height in front may help as well.
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Old 11-07-2004, 05:50 PM   #298
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I gotta say it's cool to have a couple XRay drivers in here. I'll help with all that I can once I get to run the buggy, but it's cool to get the info before I run it.
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Hopefully the XRAY/HUDY USA drivers will be in full force on the message boards as well as the track!!!
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Old 11-07-2004, 08:26 PM   #300
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Are you sponsored more for 1/8 buggy or TC Rich?
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