New XRAY 808

Old 10-21-2008, 03:07 PM
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Yeah I have the spacers there. I think that my top plate is actually worn. Maybe I can add another spacer until I can get a new top plate. Wonder if the same wear would occur with the graphite plate? Anyone else seen wear like this on the top plate. Definitly not complaining. I dont mind a LITTLE wear hear and there. It would be the first part I actually NEEDED to replace after an entire season of racing. Unless you count a wing as a part
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I've run the crap out of my car and it's the same way (no bind in the steering tho)... Parts on this car wear less than the previous, I have no idea how they do it, but crap man, take me car apart, simple green the plastic, replace the chassis, you wouldn't be able to tell I have the GALLONS that I do on my car...
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:59 PM
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rocco- do you notice any bow in the arms after a few races?
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here is a pic of my car from this past weekend. I ran mainly Wheeler's worlds setup, but i ran 5k in the center and acerman in the foward hole with 3mm bump steer. The car has just enought steering and was locked down. I really enjoyed driving the car for the 1st time this past weekend untill the main when i flamed 2 times while gaining on 1st place.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by micrors4guy
rocco- do you notice any bow in the arms after a few races?
I did. Fronts were actually pretty warped and the rears were just a little. I just replaced them all after an entire season. Everything else is good to go though, very durable car all things considered.
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:02 PM
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do mugen clutch bells work on the 808?
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by mugenb46
do mugen clutch bells work on the 808?
Yes. I currently have a whole mugen setup on mine. Mugen Flywheel, flywheel nut , 3 shoe alum. and clutch bell.
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by jrwoodchuck
Does the 808 come with a steel flywheel or aluminum? If alum, who makes a steel three shoe flywheel that will fit?
I've got the MIP steel flywheel on my 808 and it rocks!!! I love that thing, it makes any engine idle all day.
One thing to keep in mind though, it doesn't have the same dimensions as the stock flywheel. The Xray flywheel has a 2 or 3mm lip that the clutch nut sits on, the MIP doesn't, so you need to find some shims (ofna #10099) to go underneath the nut, but the tough part is that the shims can't protrude out from the clutch nut or the clutch shoes will hit the shims. I think you could probably use an Ofna cltuch nut instead, which I think will fit fine, but I haven't tried one yet.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:58 PM
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I also noticed my front lower arms being tweaked after a couple races...Don't understand how or why, but I have started taking my shocks off the car once I'm through racing for the weekend.
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:15 AM
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Rocco

Sorry to trouble have mailed you bud @ your rcamerica mail.

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Old 10-22-2008, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by micrors4guy
rocco- do you notice any bow in the arms after a few races?
Yeah they bow slightly, but it's to be expected, I don't know of any composite/plastic that has 100% shape retention, if it's invented it will probably be by XRAY....

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Rocco

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No trouble at all, that's what its there for!

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Old 10-22-2008, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by s porter
I also noticed my front lower arms being tweaked after a couple races...Don't understand how or why, but I have started taking my shocks off the car once I'm through racing for the weekend.
How and where are you storing your buggy?

I found with my losi that if I stored it on it's wheels with the shocks at ride height the arms would warp quite quickly so I started to keep my buggy on a stand so that the wheels were not touching the ground when not in use and never had the problem again. I also do this with my 808 and have not had a problem so far

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Old 10-22-2008, 12:27 PM
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My cars never sit with the suspension loaded...Always hanging on the trailer wall or on a stand. Normally with the shocks off..The 808 arms still warped. Up to now, I haven't seen a set of buggy arms warp like these.
Dont know if it has to do with the orientation of the droop screws or what?? New MBX6 sitting here has about the same fuel run through it without warping....They are both great buggies. The Xray may be a little more durable, believe it or not. Haven't broken a single thing on the 808. The MBX6 busted an upper hinge pin mount in the first main I raced it....I bought two 6's. Was going to buy another 808, but it kinda chapped my a$$ that I needed to spend an extra 100 bones on top of 600 to adjust antisquat and kickup. That's the only reason the Moogs are sitting here.
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I agree with the 808 being very durable, but I also think it takes just a bit more TLC in the maintainence department vs other buggies I have owned. No big deal once you are aware of what needs to be done. I also store mine on a stand at home and saw the warping. Never had it on another buggy before. On this fresh set of arms I installed I plan to make flipping the arms avery few races a part of the mainence routine and see if they last me any better. One of the nice things about having them be right/left swapable.
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:09 PM
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comeing from the losi, I can say the xray is less maintance.
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