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Old 09-17-2008, 02:46 PM
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nice!
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Congratulation to Top Qualifier Josh Wheeler in round 2 at the IFMAR Worlds,(13/10:29.254) His OS Speed powered, 808 was extremely fast!
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve Walters
Congratulation to Top Qualifier Josh Wheeler in round 2 at the IFMAR Worlds,(13/10:29.254) His OS Speed powered, 808 was extremely fast!
He was my pick in the Neo-buggy.net poll. I hope to see more of the same from XRAY drivers tomorrow while we're there. The track must have dried up quite a bit from all the rain yesterday.
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all mounted up with with stickers.
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Looks Great Rob.
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will get its 1st race/2nd run this weekend in bossier city at hx raceway.
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I was waiting for my Xray 808 this morning, waiting for the postman. I waited and waited, then I decided I'd take a quick shower, and somehow in those 8 minutes, he came. Figures. =(
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Originally Posted by Steve Walters
Congratulation to Top Qualifier Josh Wheeler in round 2 at the IFMAR Worlds,(13/10:29.254) His OS Speed powered, 808 was extremely fast!
I race with Josh and he is indeed fast.

Good luck to him and his PB Ron Roy!!!!
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Took my 808 for a spin today after I got the KingHeadz quick release engine mount installed. Figured that I would rather spend 50 bucks instead of 100 (especially since both parts that are necessary for the XRay version is not available at any online supplier together that I checked).

After I finished my first tank, I filled it up again and when I gave it a rip, the right rear wheel fell off. =( Looks like I lost one of my wheel nuts. Will have to order some more.

To make a long story short, my buggy is super dusty now. What is the best way to clean it off? what kind of cleaner works the best? Do I remove the engine and electornics tray and gave it a good spray down? Any help would be much appreciated.

This buggy is a ton of fun and I wish that it wasnt gonna start raining in the Northwest soon. =(

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Originally Posted by cpatel529
Took my 808 for a spin today after I got the KingHeadz quick release engine mount installed. Figured that I would rather spend 50 bucks instead of 100 (especially since both parts that are necessary for the XRay version is not available at any online supplier together that I checked).

After I finished my first tank, I filled it up again and when I gave it a rip, the right rear wheel fell off. =( Looks like I lost one of my wheel nuts. Will have to order some more.

To make a long story short, my buggy is super dusty now. What is the best way to clean it off? what kind of cleaner works the best? Do I remove the engine and electornics tray and gave it a good spray down? Any help would be much appreciated.

This buggy is a ton of fun and I wish that it wasnt gonna start raining in the Northwest soon. =(

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Remove the engine, and Center diff, as well as the entire servo tray, and batt/reciever housing. Blast the car off with a garden hose. quickly blow off all the water with an air compressor, spray front end, and rear end with WD-40, let soak for a couple of hours, blast off wd-40 with air compressor, and re-assemble. been working for me for 7 years
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I use compressed air and a brush. I clean my car in between each run at the track. So I keep my stuff real clean. I do not like to use water or cleaners on the car directly. Since I do lube suspension pins and CVD's often. I do not think there is a right or wrong. Just need to find what is best for you. Good luck.
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To clean my car, I use a damp rag (where needed) but mainly a stiff bristled brush and take the car apart and make sure the hinge pins and drive shafts aren't bound. The main thing to do at the track is to keep it as clean as possible with a brush and air compressor.

! I strongly urge to NOT use liquids to clean the car (i.e. WD-40, simple green, etc) this stays in the bearings, hinge pins and drive shafts, and accelerates wear!!! !
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Originally Posted by dodgeguy
I race with Josh and he is indeed fast.

Good luck to him and his PB Ron Roy!!!!
We just got back from the 3rd round of Worlds qualifying. Wheeler lost TQ on the last race to Truhe. Wheeler TQ'd round 2. He looks real strong.
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Originally Posted by RC Huligan
We just got back from the 3rd round of Worlds qualifying. Wheeler lost TQ on the last race to Truhe. Wheeler TQ'd round 2. He looks real strong.

I would so Love to see my buggy ( the awesome Xray 808) win the worlds!!!
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Originally Posted by rmargiotta
To clean my car, I use a damp rag (where needed) but mainly a stiff bristled brush and take the car apart and make sure the hinge pins and drive shafts aren't bound. The main thing to do at the track is to keep it as clean as possible with a brush and air compressor.

! I strongly urge to NOT use liquids to clean the car (i.e. WD-40, simple green, etc) this stays in the bearings, hinge pins and drive shafts, and accelerates wear!!! !
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People can say they spray their car off, and have never had a problem until they are blue in the face, but truth is it really does accelerate wear doing it this way. Run your car, then try washing it off and blowing the liquid off... let the damn car sit for hell..even a whole week and then pull your hingepins out, you'll be amazed when they are still wet. For me, I dissasemble my entire car after a weekend of running. I look at it this way:

Dissassembling an entire car;

-Allows me to thoroughly inspect all parts for wear, bending, breaks/cracks
-I need to re-do diffs anyways
-I need to redo, or atleast check shocks anyways
-Get everything, TRULY clean
-Allows inspection of bearings, and ability to keep them fresh preventing premature wear

And for me, building kits and tinkering is half, if not more of the fun, so dissassemblign the car is like building a new kit all over again
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