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Old 11-18-2004, 07:49 PM   #16
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You don't need to convince me...

I was waiting at my LHS to buy my XB8 as soon as the shipment arrived with the first kit....

I've never assembled a car that went together so well, and that's quite a shocker since I currently have 2 Xray touring cars and have previously had an Xray T1, and an M18.....
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Old 11-19-2004, 06:04 AM   #17
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Is the 777 that fragile? To be honest, I'm leaning towards that because of its steering.
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Old 11-19-2004, 10:53 AM   #18
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You want steering? Get a Jammin' car! hahaha

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Old 11-19-2004, 11:10 AM   #19
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XB8 looks real nice.....are these readily available yet?
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I heard a lot of nice things about the Jammin buggy....

I think that they really did it a disservice by marketing it under and Ofna badge....

I don't have anything against Ofna, but a lot of people seem to....they're more focused on name recognition than the performance.

The Hyper 7 has proven time and time again that itis a competitive buggy..yet people scoff at it because it's from the RTR company...

The XB8's are out on the market now, but there was such a long wait that they are still catching up with the initial demand.
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Old 11-19-2004, 11:40 AM   #21
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The XB8's are out on the market now, but there was such a long wait that they are still catching up with the initial demand.
What's a good street price I should expect to pay for this one?
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Old 11-19-2004, 11:41 AM   #22
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The cheapest I've seenis $599 at Ultimatehobbies.com but they can't advertise it. Most seem to have it for between $630 and $650
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Old 11-19-2004, 12:58 PM   #23
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Ultimate hobbies has all of these in stock and parts for all.

K 777 sp1 = 599.95 free shipping
xray xb8 =599.95 free shipping
Jammin x1 =549.95 free shiping
mbx5 prospec=709.95 free shipping

as I have seen all thses buggies it's a tough choice, before the xb8, I would of gone pro spec, but there all good.

the kicker for me, the xb8 comes with a battery and hudy tools, and it's super high quality, for the same price as the 777 sp1 I would get an xb8 in a second, and I know ultimate has all the parts in stock and they ship, so thats not a problem for me =)


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Aaron, Adams X1 did look pretty good at RC Pro, I didn't notice if it had alot of steering, Adam drives so smooth. He had some non car related issues in 1/8th though...Does that kit come with other castor blocks, etc?. What diff oils are working and shock oil? $549 has me leaning that direction, LOL, ........Jim
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Old 11-24-2004, 07:07 AM   #25
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I have the 777 sp1 and I love it. I haven't driven the XB8 so I can't comment on that, but I do know that the 777 is real easy to drive with the right set up. I previously owned the K2 and I thought it steered really well, but the 777 makes the older cars steering seem like a tank. it did take a few trials to get the right set up because I thought the same set up I had on my K2 would work, but it didn't at all. so if you do get the 777 it may take a little time to get it setup right, but its well worth it !!
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I actually did get the 777 so I may be hitting you up for some advice.
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So SBuck,
What did you change from the setup in the manual? Did you use the 20 or 22 degree camber? Did you use the LSD oil in front diff, 4000 in center and 1000 in rear? What shock oil? Any difference in front or rear toe? etc etc. I'm getting ready to run mine for the first time so any advice would be appreciated since you seem to have already done some trial and error.

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So SBuck,
What did you change from the setup in the manual? Did you use the 20 or 22 degree camber? Did you use the LSD oil in front diff, 4000 in center and 1000 in rear? What shock oil? Any difference in front or rear toe? etc etc. I'm getting ready to run mine for the first time so any advice would be appreciated since you seem to have already done some trial and error.

post your setup
I am using the 22 degree blocks up front, I took the LSD diff out and used a regular diff, I am running 5,000 in front, 7,000 in the middle and 2,000 in the rear, try 40 or 35 weight oil all the way around in the shocks, a little less than 1 degree toe out in the front the 2.5 degree block on the rear and depending on the track I use white springs if its high traction and if not I use the kyosho blue springs. You might have to dial in a little bit of negative expo if its still a little twitchy, or try a little less toe out.
It works well for me after a lot of trial and error, but if it doesn't wrok for you, it should at least have you close to the right set up for you. I hope it works well for you just like that. Let me know how it works for you, and if you change anything from that set up. Good luck !
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Old 12-15-2004, 09:57 AM   #29
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did you try the 20 degree caster? was it too much steering to keep it stable? did you notice the difference taking the LSD out of the front, or did you change out all the diff oil at once? the diff oil choices looks tighter over all.

thanks for the info!
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