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Old 11-28-2004, 06:26 PM   #361
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This buggy definetly doesn't lack in the steering department.

I have took several spills with the XB8 trying to be overly aggressive with it and have nothing break.
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Old 11-28-2004, 10:47 PM   #362
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100 Cps 10 WT
150 Cps 15 WT
200 Cps 20 WT
275 Cps 25 WT
350 Cps 30 WT
425 Cps 35 WT
500 Cps 40 WT

That was taken from the TWF8 page. Go to their main page, select tips, then select shocks. Some good info. in there on shock oils.
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Old 11-28-2004, 10:57 PM   #363
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What is TWF8. And where is it.
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Old 11-28-2004, 11:13 PM   #364
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The worlds finest 8th scale models http://www.twf8.ws
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Old 11-30-2004, 06:01 PM   #365
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My XB8 ends tonight on eBay... check it out for anyone who's been thinking about getting one, it's at a great price right now.
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Old 12-05-2004, 09:35 AM   #366
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I am in love with my Xray, slept with her last night after my race because the car was so consistant that I am just extremely excited about running it. Here are my laptimes from the main.

21.73
21.44
21.19
21.49
21.53
21.49
21.04
21.64
21.38
21.53
21.63
21.94
21.13
20.83

The reason that I find that important enough to post is because for onroad that would be a killer run, for offroad that is almost unheard of. The only reason there is the 21.94 lap near the end was because of a lap car that caused me to get out of line for a turn.

The car was extremely easy to drive, I wasn't having to guess what it would do at all, almost brainless on driving it.
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Old 12-05-2004, 09:41 AM   #367
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LOL.....

I'm sure skill had a little to do with that run David...

You're going to make me feel bad if you say it didn't and I take mine out and drive like a whammer....
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Lol, of course skill has to do with that, but I only did that once or twice this year with my Kyosho, never with my Mugen. It doesn't mean that you will do it, but it means that it is capable
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Old 12-05-2004, 09:54 AM   #369
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I gotta go on a road trip or somethign so I can get this beast on a track....

I don't want to take it out in the cold to break it in...and wifey won't let me get away with doing it inthe basement.....so I'm stuck...

I bought it figuring I'd take my time with the build...paying attention to the small details to make sure it's just right...

and then it went together SOOOOOO easy that it was done before I knew it....

I didn't have to drive myself crazy trying to get the fit and finish perfect ont he buggy...didn't have to beat myself up over making sure it all lined up perfectly as a built it....Xray did that for me....

It just went together the way it's supposed to be....without the need for any *persuasion*

Build quality was excellent...even for an Xray....MUCH easier to build than my T1's....heck...mebbe even easier than my M18

(Except the clutch springs...those were a pain )
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1.0 springs are actually twice as easy to work with then the 0.9mm that come in the kit. I can do my clutch on and off in no time flat. When I have some time I will make a picture defintion of my method and little show my little blunt pick I use to do it.
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Old 12-05-2004, 12:21 PM   #371
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David, what engine are you running & what plugs? thx KJ
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Old 12-05-2004, 02:12 PM   #372
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I am running a P5 HotMod, they are done by www.fusionmotorsports.com, any hobbyshop with a HRP account can get them. I run the stk plug which is a Nova/Top/Rex 6 plug (C6S). Running the motor at 223 exergen and a Ofna 086 pipe (waiting to get my Nova pipes). Takes about 2 minutes to get it up to temp, has no power until then. Hope that helps, let me know if you need to know more.
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thx, that will do for now. I run gas truck & I'm going to step-up to scale for next summer. I plan on getting the XB8.
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Old 12-09-2004, 07:06 AM   #374
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When I had my shaft driven touring car it had a good deal of torque steer. Does the center differential help cancel out the torque steer in these buggies? Does having a high torque servo help?

This XB8 is my first foray into 1/8 scale. I can't wait to get it built and get out and use it.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-09-2004, 07:40 AM   #375
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You will not notice any torque steer and scientifically I don't know if it is due to the center diff, a little extra weight on the motor side due to tank and motor, or just the fact that it weighs 7 pounds (lightest stock buggy on the market). I raced carpet the beginning of this year and ran a TC3 so I know all about what torque steer feels like.

Personally I run a high torque servo for steering and a high speed for throttle.

The first thing you should do when you get the car is goto Xray's site and download Gene's setup and build the car up that way, if your racing on US style tracks.
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