New XRAY 808

Old 03-28-2008, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by TMizzle
Steve, yeah... i know for a fact that the XRAY with worth every penny quality wise and you give great examples with the 777 and MBX5r and thats why i dont have one of those either. Im sure they will sell plenty but although i really wanted one I couldn't justify the cost. But anyone that really knows me knows im the cheapest human on earth on certain things.

TMizzle, being price conscience is not a bad thing IMO. There are different things in my life I won't spend $5.00 extra for, but will spend $100.00 on Nirto racing I guess I just like to keep the economy strong in the Nrito industry..
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Davidka
Xray is from the Czech Republic or Slovenia (one of the eastern bloc countries) are they part of the EU and use the Euro? If not then it might not be bad for them. They'll price it to be competitive in the US market even if it means losing some profit compared to the European market.
What ever currency they use (EU) I'm sure its kicking the Dollars ass now....
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Steve Walters
What ever currency they use (EU) I'm sure its kicking the Dollars ass now....
True. It's tough for overseas manufacturers to sell into the US because of the poor exchange rate but they're still going to price competitively. We're too big a market to not sell to.
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Steve Walters
Why not just buy a 808 and get all the X-Ray/Hudy steel and plastic. That way you'll have a buggy that won't wear out so fast.
Trust me, the thought crossed my mind.

Originally Posted by rregl0612
I dont know.. but would imagine. the x ray will have metric sizes
So does the Losi on the pinons... it uses the same metric bearings as the Kyosho, Mugen, XRAY, etc. and the center CVD's are the ones that wear so fast. I've already been told a Mugen one will fit.

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Probably help you do that thing called finishing.... haha
Hmmmm... last time it was a SHATTERED clutch bell. Missing about 3 teeth and I could see the bearings from the side.

Originally Posted by Davidka
They won't. The gear cases/bearing sizes are completely different. Maybe the xb8/TQ/EC stuff would work if it's the right length...
So the BOB uses different bearings on the pinion gears?
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So the BOB uses different bearings on the pinion gears?

Yes, it uses a larger diameter bearing to capture the cross pin with the bearing's inner race like the Losi uses on it's hub carriers. The Losi uses much smaller than conventional pinion bearings and a much more conventional universal coupling. The 808's pinion and CVD coupling are one piece of metal. You can see it in the closeups on Xray's site. It's a pretty slick arrangement.
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Originally Posted by Davidka
Yes, it uses a larger diameter bearing to capture the cross pin with the bearing's inner race like the Losi uses on it's hub carriers. The Losi uses much smaller than conventional pinion bearings and a much more conventional universal coupling. The 808's pinion and CVD coupling are one piece of metal. You can see it in the closeups on Xray's site. It's a pretty slick arrangement.
Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:47 PM
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I know some Losi drivers here are using the XB8's and Mugen's CVD's.
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Old 03-29-2008, 07:46 AM
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a-main has the 808 on backorder for $599.99...says it will be in stock may 1,2008....
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Old 03-29-2008, 05:28 PM
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This Car looks like a beast....I wonder if the Shocks will suck like on all thier other trucks >?
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:39 PM
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www.carolinasrc.com and www.tiltedrc.com have the 808 for preorder too.
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Those new BB 808 shocks look like they will be very nice.
I'm still counting down the days also.
Good things come to people who wait.
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Team hawk
This Car looks like a beast....I wonder if the Shocks will suck like on all thier other trucks >?
Jason Branham and I don't have a problem winning with the truck? Feel free to elaborate...

I have been checking the shock seals after every race and they are still straight and the car has an EXTREMELY plush ride...
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Originally Posted by rmargiotta
Jason Branham and I don't have a problem winning with the truck? Feel free to elaborate...

I have been checking the shock seals after every race and they are still straight and the car has an EXTREMELY plush ride...
Good, Because on the XT8 if it had anything to do with shocks it automaticly sucked...It felt like it bottomed out on the jumps but in the turns it would make the competition go WTF?!?!
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Originally Posted by Team hawk
Good, Because on the XT8 if it had anything to do with shocks it automaticly sucked...It felt like it bottomed out on the jumps but in the turns it would make the competition go WTF?!?!
Sounds like a set-up problem to me.
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yep sounds like somebody's doing something wrong, operator error...
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