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Old 12-30-2008, 04:15 PM
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:49 PM
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Maybe they can get Les Porter to help them with a new site, hint, hint, wink, wink
<under breath>I believe something is in the works right now, but you didn't hear it from me.</under breath>
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:24 PM
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question, a LHS has xray front and rear adjustable hinge pin holders for the XB8 and they say they will fit the 808. they have them for a great price and i will snag them if they fit. so will they?
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by jrwoodchuck
i saw in another thread and someone also brought it up at the track about going to the 8x16x5 bearings on the diff outdrives. is this on all 6 or just the front and rear difs?
These larger bearings will allow you to fit diffs into housings without the plastic bearing shields that come with the kit. some people believe the shileds were causing the bearings to overheat. I cut the front of the shields out to help disapate heat, and still allow original bearing size to fit. be advised, once you remove the plastic shields the bearings need more attention as they will get dirty faster..
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:06 PM
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Good question jrwc. I bought the rear set to fix a handling problem that was caused by my own stupidity. When I found the actual problem(missing stiffener nut) I played with rear geometry since I spent the $70 on the part anyway & stay at a non stock toe & antisquat setting.I must say the stock plastic parts do not wear & are the best balance for most drivers & I do not think the rear set is worth the money for adjustment. I am however taking my diffs out alot right now & those non nutted hinge pins is well worth the money for those parts & the added adjustment is just a bonus. Its so worth the money for those pins that I am seriously thinking about getting them for the front. Sorry bout the name abrv but its too long.

PS dont lose the diff o-rings that come in the kit,& if you replace them hold on to the used originals for a while in a baggy or something.
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:20 PM
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tex1 and i have the same driving style. just talking with him at the track suprised me that there isn't one difference in set up or racing style. he has the adj hinge pin holders to get 1/2 degree setups. i race very comfertably in expert class, but i'm a rookie to the 808. so that's why i wondered if the XB8 and 808 are the same for thoes parts.
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:27 PM
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Jaz I actually went with the larger diff bearings because they are "larger" & I had a big stash of them from other cars & had a really bad taste in my mouth from odd size bearing losi days. I dont believe the higher performance of smaller ball/lighter mass over rides the durability difference at the sportsman skill level. BTW I also use dual shielded bearings throughout & that also helps keep the bearings cleaner than a metal shield only bearing. It really comes down to preference though if I didnt have all those 8x16 & didnt have losi diff bearing problems I most probably would be using the stock setup without a second thought.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaz240
I hate the stocker! It looks like a pregnant Goldfish to me. I am a big fan of the Jconcepts, as it has cut outs for the servo saver, and the header, which makes the lid last longer


if i wanted my car to look like a turd rc8 then i would run a jconcepts body
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:26 PM
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Anyone know who has the bearing spacers for the diffs in stock?
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by champ3
Anyone know who has the bearing spacers for the diffs in stock?
This is where I got mine. Takes like 2 week to get here from the UK .They work great and they are a must have .

http://cgi.ebay.com/XRAY-808-alloy-g...3286.m63.l1177
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Djballen
This is where I got mine. Takes like 2 week to get here from the UK .They work great and they are a must have .

http://cgi.ebay.com/XRAY-808-alloy-g...3286.m63.l1177
I got them from here also, the shipping does take a while so be patient. Its a perfect fit.
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by champ3
Anyone know who has the bearing spacers for the diffs in stock?
Did you try Rc America i just got those last week?
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:55 PM
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RC America says that they are out. They did not say when they expect to get another shipment.
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Old 12-31-2008, 04:13 PM
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What's the deal with the extreme price drop on the 808 at Amain Hobbies? Is Xray releasing a revised 808? Am I missing something here? Should I wait for the Nuremberg Toy Fair to see if they release an 808 '09?
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:13 PM
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