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Old 08-10-2008, 08:10 PM
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EricSP2, see post 1702, .


They are JConcepts bodies and they are about $26.00, clear at my LHS. The ProLine one is a good looking body as well!



Thanks Steve! That is a Yamaha based design a good customer gave me free reign on. His only rule was "base it on my Super Jet jet ski and not too much blue".



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Old 08-11-2008, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by oldsavage
You have the white and grey springs mixed up. White is softest then grey
Oh, thanks for the heads up. I copied these numbers straight out of the XRAY dealer parts list that we got from RC America. Maybe they'll see this and correct it for the next version they send out.
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Old 08-11-2008, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by CJ RC
whats the stock springs and bars ?
what comes with the kit?
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:27 AM
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The 808 comes stock with a 2.4mm bar in the front and 2.6mm in the rear with the silver springs front and rear.

Here's XRAY's Spring chart. Lower value of 'C' is a softer spring.

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Old 08-11-2008, 08:26 PM
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just tore my 808 down , discovered my center diff bearing composite cup (front) had exploded and melted itself to the diff housing...causing the bearing to explode, the diff housing needs replacing, and new bearing cups....what causes this??? why have the bearing cups if they can't stand the heat
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by TRAV15#?%!
just tore my 808 down , discovered my center diff bearing composite cup (front) had exploded and melted itself to the diff housing...causing the bearing to explode, the diff housing needs replacing, and new bearing cups....what causes this??? why have the bearing cups if they can't stand the heat
This is just my opinion, but i'd say that the bearing failed first which is where the heat was generated from to melt the cup.....
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:54 PM
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The bearings need to be cleaned and re lubed every 3-4 weeks or before a major race as per the 808 owners manual.

The clutch bearings should be cleaned and re lubed after each run as per the 808 owners manual.

1/8 buggy is just a maintenance monster to keep wear down.
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:17 PM
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All PM's have been returned about the BCE Chassis....

It should be available in 1-2 weeks...
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:40 PM
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I am not sure why people keep trying to stick up for this buggy claiming the bearings are not an issue....the buggy is awesome, but it has one flaw...it eats bearings for breakfast!
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:41 PM
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Steve:

Will the new 808 BCE chassis be a direct replacement to the current buggy, meaning no additional custom parts (drive shafts, chassis braces etc?)

Thanks,

Do you have a pic of your buggy with the chassis?
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Swampracer
Steve:

Will the new 808 BCE chassis be a direct replacement to the current buggy, meaning no additional custom parts (drive shafts, chassis braces etc?)

Thanks,

Do you have a pic of your buggy with the chassis?

Swampracers,

Bolt on, and race it!
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:52 PM
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Thanks Steve
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by pl_unc86
I am not sure why people keep trying to stick up for this buggy claiming the bearings are not an issue....the buggy is awesome, but it has one flaw...it eats bearings for breakfast!
+1 I agree 100%


I replaced the bearings on all 3 difs with conventional 8x16x5 and ditched the little plastic shields and havent had any problems there since. The ones that can't be replaced are at least easier to get at to change. Take the bearings on the f/r dif pinion gears and pack the hell out of them with high temp grease and they seem to last pretty good then. I went through 2 sets in no time just putting the bearings in right out of the package. The last set I popped the seals off, packed them with grease and put the seals back on (except for the one they tell you to leave off) before installing them and they were good the last 2 times I checked them. The wheel bearings just get replaced every couple/few race days. No 2 ways about it.

I know this is supposed to be a high performance race buggy, but I never had issues with this bearing stuff ever before on any buggy.

But on the other hand.... I have never been faster either!

In all honesty there was always one nagging problem with just about every buggy. The bearings are the one with this buggy. I still love it.
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:12 PM
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I've had no issues with my bearings.
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:15 PM
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The BCE 8x8 chassis is bolt on and go. no extra parts, nothing. Brandon did pretty well with his test chassis at JBRL.
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