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Old 12-09-2004, 11:11 AM   #376
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the centre dif is there mainly to stop the car pulling wheelies all the time & to keep the front wheels on the ground giving you some chance of control
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Old 12-09-2004, 07:21 PM   #377
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Teh center diff, imo, is the main tuning tool of any 1/8th car. Alot of monster trucks have locked center diffs, or shafts and they actually work pretty well, but without the tuning aid set-up is more difficult. Maybe the main benifit of a center diff is brake bias is possible? But traction under power would be a close second?.......hhhmmm, Jim
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Old 12-13-2004, 04:48 PM   #378
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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.
Do you have a link to that setup? I'm not finding it on the Xray site.
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Actually I am going to give you an updated setup because we have found a few more changes to the setup. Gene runs the 1.5's in the front and 1000 diff oil in the rear, pretty much everything else is preference to your driving style.

This setup will get you going quick in the right direction and I put in tips for certain conditions.

http://www.teamxray.net/downloads/XB...ard_121304.pdf
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Old 12-14-2004, 10:06 PM   #380
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chassis brace

will x-ray be making an optional front chassis brace though the stock brace is quite good enough hope that they will make a brace similar to the rear chassis brace
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Old 12-16-2004, 07:07 AM   #381
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Will the Pro Line Crowd Pleazer 2.0 for the MBX-5 fit the XB8? It would seem so if the original Crowd Pleazer will fit.

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Old 12-16-2004, 08:42 AM   #382
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buboy28, here's the link to make suggestions for option parts. This goes directly to XRAY in Slovkia.

XRAY XB8 oprtion parts suggestions

Bill Whala, the Crowd Pleazer 2.0 will fit no problem. Great body.
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Old 12-16-2004, 08:43 AM   #383
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oprtion=oprtion Sorry for the spelling.
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Old 12-18-2004, 08:17 AM   #384
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I'm thinking about getting back into nitro racing and am really looking into the XB8. I run Xray electric cars now and I love their performance and overall quality. About how much does a XB8 kit cost? Any other info I need?
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Old 12-18-2004, 08:53 AM   #385
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Old 12-18-2004, 12:31 PM   #386
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Don't think about it, just do it.
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will x-ray be making an optional front chassis brace though the stock brace is quite good enough hope that they will make a brace similar to the rear chassis brace
Maybe Xray will, but for now we can get these Hop-ups from:

King Headz Parts

There stuff is top notch and looks very good! Just click on XB8. They already have the top plate and front brace for us with more to come
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i just recieved my King headz front brace today & it looks exactly like the factory rear brace! Very nice
once i get the matching top plate it should be bullet-proof
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Hi David,

It looks to me the XB8 has a lot of onpower steering. The buggy has got to be driven smoothly so it wouldn't tail happy exiting corner. All that with the stock setup.

What would be your suggestion to make it easy to drive yet still has a lot of steering for a smallish dusty track ?
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redsand, are you running your XB8 with the C hub modification to increase the down travel? If not, the stock C hubs limit the front down travel quite a bit increasing on power steering by not letting the weight transfer to the rear end as quickly. With the modification, it increases the down travel thereby decreasing the amount of on power steering. It really depends on the type of track you drive on, if it's a high bite smooth track then the mod probably won't help you too much. If you drive on a bumpy loamy track then definitely do it and see. Hope that helps.

Here's a link to a picture of what the mod looks like (last picture on the bottom).


XB8 front C Hub droop mod
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