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Old 10-22-2008, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by micrors4guy
comeing from the losi, I can say the xray is less maintance.
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:32 PM
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My Losi warped the arms too. It is just part of the game. Just replace them and forget about it.
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:11 PM
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All off road arms warp mugen included none as bad or fast as losi though.My 808 arnt bowed yet but I fully expect them to be.For those that have straight arms that have never bowed put a scale touching the bottom & check or simply hold your spares next to them.They may look ok in the car with the wheels on but you would be shocked at how bad they actually are.
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I should rephrase...My front arms are actually "twisted" from front to back...Not bowed. I've had all types of different arms "bow" from the hinge pin to the hub. Mugen is notorious for it. But never any like this. I just run it as is..Doesn't seem to affect it.
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:03 AM
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From my experience all plastic arms will deform eventually, from tension on the droop screws vs shock spring. However if you leave these in your garage or car when its 90-100 degrees out, I guarantee they will warp twice as fast. Heating and cooing plastic's will cause this on all cars, especially if you leave them sitting on the wheels. I found this out the hard way. Just replace them before a big race, it wont hurt much to practice on a set like this.
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:55 AM
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Hi Everyone,
I was thinking about getting this buggy can anyone give me your thoughts on what stands out on the xray as I was actually looking at the mp9 but that is so over priced. also is there anything that needs to be upgraded on the 808 or is it a race winner out of the box?
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:48 AM
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do the optional aluminium steering knuckles give you extra steering?
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Old 10-23-2008, 06:20 AM
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love the 808, u dont need any hop parts for the the car. it will only make it heavier.
the only thing i would say is the engine mount do get easily loose so remember the lock tite. or if u got the money a get quick engine mount. worth it
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Old 10-23-2008, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by muaythai
love the 808, u dont need any hop parts for the the car. it will only make it heavier.
the only thing i would say is the engine mount do get easily loose so remember the lock tite. or if u got the money a get quick engine mount. worth it
amen to that, I haven't bought any hop up parts for my car either. I did switch the front caster block to the optional 12 degree caster block, and I still have not tried the 14's.
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Originally Posted by downunder23
do the optional aluminium steering knuckles give you extra steering?

I didn't notice any difference other than how cool my car looked, haha!

After weighing the plastic and aluminum hubs, the aluminum's are only .1g heavier, yes, 'point one'.
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by aussies1129
Hi Everyone,
I was thinking about getting this buggy can anyone give me your thoughts on what stands out on the xray as I was actually looking at the mp9 but that is so over priced. also is there anything that needs to be upgraded on the 808 or is it a race winner out of the box?
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This car is a tank! The guys that race with me at the Pit can tell you how much, and how hard I crash! Last week, I did about 500 cartwheels, off the first double, and I can't believe nothing is broken, bent, or warped!! Seriously, The Nitro Pit is a car killer, for racing Noobs (that's me) and I am speechless, that after 2 months, and countless crashes, I have not broken a thing! Especially the graphite parts! Way to go XRAY!!!
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by aussies1129
Hi Everyone,
I was thinking about getting this buggy can anyone give me your thoughts on what stands out on the xray as I was actually looking at the mp9 but that is so over priced. also is there anything that needs to be upgraded on the 808 or is it a race winner out of the box?
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Materials quality. The layout of the car... they managed to give you SO MUCH room to work around. It's probably the most technologically advanced buggy, but they've managed to make that so simplistic.

Oh, yeah. Almost forgot to mention: It's Slovakian! Designed, built and manufactured.
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As someone who owns and races the 808 and the MBX6..It's pretty much a wash. The Xray may be just a touch more durable if any. Both accelerate out of the corner hard and are very stable through the rough sections of the track. Both jump well, however, the Mugen seems to adjust better in air than the Xray....Keep in mind you cannot adjust antisquat, rear toe, or kickup on the Xray without purchasing the optional plates. The Mugen comes fully adjustable out of the box. The price for the two kits is pretty considerable. Does your local shop stock parts for either of the cars? I can't decide which car to keep...Tough decision.

PS The stock Xray lid puts the stock Moog lid to shame...
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thanks for the suggestions I really like this buggy and I think whatever buggy you choose is always going to be a small issue no matter what! so it sounds like xray808 is the go!
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:02 PM
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Ive raced the 808 all season and upgraded (completed) as the season progressed. I didn't notice any change in the cars performance until I installed the chassis braces! Took a couple laps to get used to it, the buggy seemed more responsive and had more on-power stability and as Rocco stated the upgrades are very similar in weight ratio compared to the stock but transforms the 808 into a War-Machine! LOL Im lovin' it!
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