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Old 02-05-2005, 12:28 AM   #421
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Got my King Headz parts in the other day and they are sweet. Now all I have to do is wait another week till my buggy gets here and I can build it.
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Old 02-05-2005, 05:39 PM   #422
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I just got this buggy and took it out to the local track. Man this thing is awesome. It is so planted and handles well. The track was nasty super rough and ruts everywhere. I have never had a car handle so well through the rough stuff it's not even funny. The mbx5's and 777's at the track were kicking and bouncing around the track while my car would just accelerate through it. There's this one tricky double that wasn't meant to be a double. It has a super rough sweeper and pot holes leading up to it. Well most of the other cars would have a problem with it they would lose drive going towards the jump or push too much on power and have to let off. But I would just go in there carry a ton of momentum and roll the throttle on and make it with ease. I had this big grin on my face after that. It could use a little more off power steering and little thinner rear diff oil but, WOW. I am going to dial it in this week and race it next sunday and see what it can really do. I can't wait.

Oh and I got the kit for the before price increase price rumor has it they are going up to almost $800!
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Old 02-06-2005, 04:20 PM   #423
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Activeride, did you do the front C-hub modification to get a little more down travel? It makes a ton of difference in the bumps.
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Old 02-08-2005, 01:44 AM   #424
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The other buggies may of been bouncing cause they probably werent dialed in.
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Old 02-08-2005, 01:52 PM   #425
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Of course, but but it's also a somewhat weird statement! Funny way of defending Mugens, Kyoshos and others. Seems like the other drivers do a bad tweaking job then......
Making a car that is dialed stock, is just better. You can focus on driving, not spendig all your "track" time tweaking setups.

BTW, seems like XRay is releasing a more affordable Raycer version of the XB8, the XB8R! Sounds promising, cheaper tuneability!
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Old 02-08-2005, 03:02 PM   #426
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this xb8 is really a nice buggy indeed
I like the freedom in all the transmission, just put together I got to take care not to park it at an angle or it will roll off the table all by itself !
when you bounce the suspension you just feel all of it is rock steady and the shocks work great and the xb8 rides good from the start and puts itself together no problems what ever
The only thing I don't like, is the initial play off the bearings in the front steeringblocks
you have also ofcourse the real indestructable cvd's and special steel items and
all hop ups incorporated , just the front torque barr isn't included a pity....I think it will be in the 800.00 kits..
I payed mine some 580.00 and received 4 tools worth 44.00 + a nihm 6v. battery worth 30.00
and you don't have to buy much spareparts neither due to the quality, secondhand it will fetch a fair price too....so in reality this buggy is cheap

but best of all is: you really don't have to buy anything else afterwards, if you like too, you receive all you need and it fits.
buy any other car and in the end, you will have paid much more
having to buy this or that to come to the same standard or to be satisfied or competitive.

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Old 02-15-2005, 11:28 PM   #427
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Got mine finally on Monday. WOW. The car practically builds itself. It is by far the best built car, even better than Xray's touring cars. I have one concern though. My rear diff feels a bit notchy. Everything looks perfect and no matter how many times I take it apart and rebuild it it seems to be the same. Could this be due to the lack of o-rings behind the 4 smaller gears?
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Old 02-16-2005, 01:26 AM   #428
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No need to worry Nismo. Mine were a little notchy as well but ran in perfectly after a couple of tanks.
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Old 02-16-2005, 09:11 AM   #429
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mine was very little notchy too in the front diff
i think you can race it like that
the small o-rings got nothing to do with it, don't use them, other brands don't have them either
I know of one driver in the beginning of the xb8, that took a notchy diff apart and found a gear had a little microscopic split teeth in it from the beginning but I think that would be rare,
surely not with a kit bought nowadays

I don't understand there are people who can't find a good set-up, with a buggy with this dynamic quality suspension and all those different settings, you must... if you really search for it

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Old 02-23-2005, 04:47 PM   #430
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Hey David or anyone else,

I cant get the front droop numbers you have on the set-up sheets. Do I have to make the hub modification to gets these numbers. Thank's JOKER
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Yes, you have to do the front droop mod, stock max droop is 24 or 26 I believe.
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Old 02-23-2005, 05:16 PM   #432
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Thanks David,

Where can I find the best pictures of how this is done.
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Thanks David,

Where can I find the best pictures of how this is done.
Have A look on the XRAY Site they have some good pics therehttp://www.teamxray.com/xforum/viewforum.php?f=9&sid=cdc3cfe3efa9001e044947b4116c 977c
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Have A look on the XRAY Site they have some good pics there



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Old 03-22-2005, 09:21 PM   #435
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Forsale King Headz servo mounts. Bought but could not use since they will only work with Sanwa servos. Looking to get $10+shipping.
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