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Anyone driven the XRay XB8 yet?

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Old 08-21-2004, 12:39 AM
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Pics look so sweet! Can't wait to get mine!!! By the way, Gord you got PM again.
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Old 08-21-2004, 04:37 AM
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I got mine on thursday of this week. I still have radio gear to install and the shocks need built still but everything so far has fit perfect. They even pre-thread the camber link rod ends so the turnbuckles start nice and straight. Everything looks....well,like a XRAY and if you have owned one of their sedans then you know what I mean. I can't see anything that the aftermarket world could make that would be a improvement on the stock Xray parts.
The instuctions are very clear like their sedan kits and the receiver battery pack they include was a nice touch as are the Hudy Profi tools they threw in. Hopefully my pipe will show today so I can start the new engine breakin process.
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Old 08-21-2004, 10:50 AM
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I forget where I read this? Maybe Starting Grid?? But I heard some people saying to leave some o-rings out of the front and center diff for better smoother diff action. Does anyone know anything about this? I'd like to know before assembling my car Thanks.
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Old 08-21-2004, 11:49 AM
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The kit is killer,

I love the extra little things XRAY did to make sure everyone enjoys building it as much as driving it.

Pre glued brake pads.
Plastic rod ends are pre tapped.
All the pivot balls are pre pressed.
Front Chassis stiffner is pre built.
Comes with a Tool kit ( 4pcs)
included RX battery and conector for guys to bypass the switch.
Extra spring set to tune.
Optional rear anti-squat- toe plate.

No need for after market towers, the stock towers are 4mm thick and already milled out

The HUDY spring steel shock shafts and drivetrain looks perfect and is super strong.
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Old 08-21-2004, 11:52 AM
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The diffs can be tuned like the Mugen diffs. you can add or subtract orings to slow or speed up diff action.

you have the choice of 4,2 or none.

it basically just gives you more room to tune your diffs for the track.
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Old 08-21-2004, 12:07 PM
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Thanks Korgae, I now understand I've never played with Mugen diffs before so didn't know what was ment by that. This car truly sounds awesome!
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Old 08-24-2004, 11:13 PM
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Well.......

I was one click away from buying a XB8 on ebay(cool deal) until I decided I should think about it abit more and shop around for a good price on a 777. I finally found one(777) for a pretty good deal online and decided on that.

Anyways, I decided to get the 777 because of quite a few things...

1. The 777 has bigger and longer shocks which should help with the bumpy/rutty tracks here in Hawaii.

2. No chasing set-ups. A top racer here(BuggyMaster) races one and I can steal set-ups:wink:.

3. Still not liking the plastic shock cap tops of the XB8.

4. Worried about the XB8's I.A.C and I.S.S inserts and the holes they go into. More places to wear out and get sloppy?

5. Like the Kyosho motor mount better. Less time messing with gear mesh.

6. No local parts support for Xray(not yet at least).

7. Ebay has tons of Kyosho parts listed.

8. Xray's first 1/8 buggy release. Even with Xray's record of high quality, first model year bugs WILL creep up here and there.

9. The possibility that the XB8 is designed more for the european type tracks?

10. Kyosho's bigger and better splash shield. I have seen panicking pit-men spill just as much fuel over the car as in the fuel tank many times.
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