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Old 05-22-2010, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Speedychris22
I appreciate that response. The quality is def there with the XRay, but with that said I have also went thrue the Mugen pages and not reading about any problems. I am leaning towards the Xray but dont to spend all that money just to have problems with the bearings.
Both are good quality cars. I have had no (and I mean no) problems with my 808 in nearly two years of racing now. It is an 08 upgraded to 09 spec. Bearings are not a problem at all if checked regularly and changed when neccessary, just like any other model.
The only problem I have heard of with the Mugen MBX6 from the guys I race with regularly is the chassis cracking around the cut out for the flywheel. They crack between the edge of this cut out and a one of the holes for the side plate screws. I have seen at least 3 of these cracks occur in seperate chassis over the last 6 months.
Either would be a good buy - but with the reliability and performance I have had from my 808, I am obviously a little biased toward the X-Ray
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Hey, if any of you guys were thinking about getting an XT8 to compliment your 808, I have a super sweet deal for you right here.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...-rip-sale.html
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Here are some XRay bodies just finished up and going in the mail tomorrow!








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Originally Posted by Speedychris22
I appreciate that response. The quality is def there with the XRay, but with that said I have also went thrue the Mugen pages and not reading about any problems. I am leaning towards the Xray but dont to spend all that money just to have problems with the bearings.
At least 8 of my track buddies are running the Mugen and they are all breaking A arms allot. Other than that the car is solid. I have never broken an A arm on my 808 in almost 2 years and I am just getting out of the novice class so I crash allot. I have however had an abundant amount if blown bearings in my bulkheads. I think all cars have their problem spots you just have to decide what problems you are willing to deal with. I would say when brand new nothing beats the quality of the 808. Mine is pretty much toast after 30 gallons of fuel. I'm gonna try the new Agama next
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I have heard complaing from some of my friends here in Manila who uses the 2010 model xray that they experienced more bearing failure that the 09 model. I perosonally still has the converted 08 model to 09 and is refraining from getting the 2010 spec. I used to DNF because of bearing failure with my 08 model, but for the 09 its not an issue anymore. I grounded my Driveshaft and out drive cup a bit to create a little play as suggested before. Check my bearing after every race meet and replace with a 1 dollar avid if i feel its needed. But I usually get 2 races out of an avid bearing. The front bulkhead gets battered a lot so more replacement are needed there.
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To do justice where I come from. I have a 2010 spec buggy that I race since Feb '10 in sunny Singapore where temperatures are hovering around 33 to 35 degrees. I stripped down the entire buggy after each race to clean every part. Especially the bearings, to have the seals pop out and re-greased.

After 6 races, the only bearings I changed once are the clutch bearings (just in case). Broke the rear right upright and the rear right cvd drive shaft after a bad flip. These are the only two parts that I break at the moment.

The only bearings failure I seen once was on the '09.
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:23 PM
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just figured id post a picture of my just finished untested 808 '10 with a limited edition vspec and jp3 let me know any comments/improvements that you might recommend.


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Originally Posted by mmaattppllaayy
just figured id post a picture of my just finished untested 808 '10 with a limited edition vspec and jp3 let me know any comments/improvements that you might recommend.


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Old 05-23-2010, 09:40 PM
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Speedychris22 the mugen problems I see are chassis cracking at flywheel opening & in front of rear diff,front shock towers breaking,steering top plates breaking,front upper hinge pins breaking,front arms breaking upper & lower,pivot balls packing with dirt & binding badly,an oddball one I saw only one time is the bellcrank to steering servo arm bending & the one that I see every time I go to the track is rear hub bearings locking solid wich can be fixed by coincidentally frequent bearing maint.

Almost all the earlier mugen problems have been fixed with updated parts or by buying hopup parts.The rear hub bearing problem can only be fixxed the same way the 808 pinion bearing problem is taken care of. Again I speak of the 08-09 808,like I said no exp with the 2010.Even though I am getting a little concerned with all the internet play the 2010 bearing problem is getting like I said it all happened before with the 08 bearings & I never had problems with them...SO...flip a coin or something.
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Originally Posted by Speedychris22
I am ready to buy 10 XRay 808 but with this bearing problem I am thinking of goign with the Mugen. What due you guys think??
hey chris I have a 10 spec and have had pinion bearings fail in the rear ( I ran both 08 and 09 spec bugges with zero issues). the only thing I can put it down to is that the pinion bearings in the 10 spec are steel shieled not rubber shielded and in really dusty conditions the outer bearing can seize causing a melt down.
If your looking at buying a 10 spec I would also suggest buying some some rubber shielded bearings for the pinion assembly something like avids- that way you can also pluck the inner sheild off to stop them from popping off and binding up between the pinion and crown gear and keep them lubed easily.

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that special edition Vspec head is freakin awesome
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Originally Posted by punkracer24
that special edition Vspec head is freakin awesome
Yep I got number 077 out of 300. Lucky sevens haha
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I am about to buy diff parts for extra parts..

Which ones are the most reliable?
The 2009 with the bearing shield out?

Or the 2010 with the 3 bearing setup?
or the 2010 with the normal 2 bearing setup?

Thanks!!
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