New XRAY 808

Old 04-03-2008, 11:12 AM
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Actually the $600 is pretty damn good.
some places are saying $589 so it may even go lower...

its worth every penny.
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Default Extended Engine mount!

For those of you that are dumping your old TQ's and EC's and going to the new 808, do any of you have an extended mount for the OS engines that you would be willing to part with? I have some hard earned pesos burning a whole and this is a perfect outlet for them. I am getting ready to drop a Speed in my EC so I need an Extended mount.

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Old 04-04-2008, 07:11 AM
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manual, setup, end dother docs are added in 808 download page on xray web site!!!
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808 manual

http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/sho...p?file_id=4455
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The manual looks great. Usual xray quality. This is my first 1/8 offroad car and i can wait to have it in my hands. being that i'm a noob to nitro 1/8th. Would an os vspec be a good engine to start with? what about servo's?

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On page 10 (Step 2)

See how the bearing/pinion gear is held in place by the three screws in the diff case? Is that a new X-Ray design? Never seen that before? That design IMO looks . But, I'm sure it works great


Would an os vspec be a good engine to start with? what about servo's?
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The V-Spec would be a great motor for any buggy. IMO the best motor made for the price. As for servos, I run Hitec 5995TG. (Soon to become the 7995TG) in both my S & T. JR. also makes great servos. Either one are very reliable.
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Its good to have the manual available.
Steve, That sure is an interesting design.
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"See how the bearing/pinion gear is held in place by the three screws in the diff case? Is that a new X-Ray design? Never seen that before? That design IMO looks . But, I'm sure it works great"

The bearing should fit snugly into the plastic gearbox collar; the 3 set-screws are just to keep the bearing from travelling foreward; should work fine. I did however, notice something I don't think I'm too fond of: based on what I can interpret from the manual, you would literally have to take the gearbox apart in order to change a drive shaft.
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Originally Posted by captain america
"See how the bearing/pinion gear is held in place by the three screws in the diff case? Is that a new X-Ray design? Never seen that before? That design IMO looks . But, I'm sure it works great"

The bearing should fit snugly into the plastic gearbox collar; the 3 set-screws are just to keep the bearing from travelling foreward; should work fine. I did however, notice something I don't think I'm too fond of: based on what I can interpret from the manual, you would literally have to take the gearbox apart in order to change a drive shaft.

Ahhh.. So the bearing sits in a recessed slot in the diff case? That would make much moire sense. And the three set screws, screw in flush with the diff case and edges of the bearing.
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Rocco can you verify that the new 808 1-piece engine mount 35-8714 comes with engine rails? Or should I also order the 35-8718 for my Sirio?

The only reason I ask is the old 1-piece mount could be ordered for an OS/Picco engine or a Nova based engine and I do not see that option for the new mount.

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based on what I can interpret from the manual, you would literally have to take the gearbox apart in order to change a drive shaft.
By looking at this picture. I don't know if the set-screw can be accessed when the drive shaft is turned at a 45 degree angle. But the rear diff unit would have to be removed from the chassis to swing the drive shaft to a 45 degree angle..

But you don't have to worry about the pin falling out "IF" it loosed up during a race now..

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I bet if you take the radio tray out you can swing the shaft around to where you need to access the set screw. However, if it needs to swing the other way, probably remove the engine, and the chassis brace, and swing the cvd that way. Capisce?
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So the engine does sit at an angle. interesting
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Originally Posted by rezenclowd3
I bet if you take the radio tray out you can swing the shaft around to where you need to access the set screw. However, if it needs to swing the other way, probably remove the engine, and the chassis brace, and swing the cvd that way. Capisce?

Maybe I am missing something but.... even if you can get the set screw out how does that help? You still can't get the pin out without removing the drive shaft from the gear box. Or am I missing something?

How many times have you had to replace the drive shaft? I guess I have replaced the pins on my car 3-4 times over the years but I was normally doing a major over haul anyway so I had the gear boxes apart too.

Anyway, if I missed something fill me in!!!

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Haha, your right there. Maybe one could drill 2 holes right where the pin is, but that would defeat the purpose of the "labyrinth dust covers". You could use a little shoe goo to keep the hole closed....

Personally I do not see the need to pull apart the assembly, as I do a complete inspection between race days. Also, the set screw is not needed from what I can tell, but it will help while assembling the parts. What I am confused about is the screw that threads into the pinion. Why is that there? Why not just make the part closed to begin with? Rocco, do you know? I do understand that NOT using the screw will let debris into the dif housing.
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