New XRAY 808

Old 05-10-2008, 03:34 PM
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Maybe late, but here's how I run my linkage and I have had zero problems.

I love it when people that haven't run the car give their two cents...

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Old 05-10-2008, 03:38 PM
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It's awesome to hear all of this great feedback!!!


Originally Posted by mazzinga
Hi Rocco
where I can buy max power engines online in USA?

Thanks
That's a really good question. Not too many dealers stock the engines because they are so expensive, so to be honest, I don't know. Sorry!
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:55 PM
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Rocco can tell you where to get a bucket of chicken nuggets though!







What up Rocco!
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:18 PM
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Rocco: what brake disc/pad setup are you running? I got my 808 last week but haven't had a chance to start on it yet (brother in hospital). I hope to get started soon!
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:23 PM
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What a great buggy I've finished the build and are very impressed with the quality of parts and the engineering effort of thought that has gone into the finer details This is my first xray product , i don't think i could ever buy anything else
Here are some pics of my little beast
Attached Thumbnails New XRAY 808-img173.jpg   New XRAY 808-img178.jpg   New XRAY 808-img182.jpg   New XRAY 808-img184.jpg   New XRAY 808-img186.jpg  

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Old 05-11-2008, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by rmargiotta
Maybe late, but here's how I run my linkage and I have had zero problems.

I love it when people that haven't run the car give their two cents...
Ok its good to know I wont have any problems, I didnt want to have to set it up again getting those sliders just right is hard.

I ran the car yesterday and wow it handles those jumps sooo easy. I never crashed it once when I jumped it, and this is the first time I have ever driven an 1/8th scale. Im used to driving my savage and that think handles like a brick on wheels compared to the 808.
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:05 AM
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Saw the 808 go last nnight for the first time , can we say AWSOME !!! The car is UNREAL DURABLE and SMOOTH !!!! Doesn't quite have as much on power steering as my Kyosho but IT DOES TURN !! AND can we say AIR TIME ! thhis thing jumps like it has wings !! Very good job X-Ray !! This is a real competitive ride !!
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:28 AM
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I had the chance to race with Jeremy Newsome at a big series race in Birmingham Alabama yesterday. He had the new 808 out for the first time. We race together/travel often and he looked really good with the car. He started second in a field of almost 30 pro buggies and lead a lot of the race until having late race issues(RADIO OR BATTERY) ang giving the lead to me with a few minutes to go.

However, the car took off, left the track went 50 yards then came back down the otherside of the track and went into the woods. From what I seen nothing broke. I was looking at the build, manual, etc and it is truly nice!

Car looks great guy!

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Old 05-11-2008, 08:51 AM
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Ran the car last night with a slightly modified Rocco setup.

The changes were: Rear hub camber link middle hole
Wing in upper position
Mugen 400 Front Shocks
Mugen 300 Rear Shocks

...and that's it.

At the beginning of the day (first runs with the new car, outside temp 65F) the car was just magical. The 808 just floats over the terrain while maintaining total precise control of every aspect of handling. It friggin' jumps like a frog on coke, while in the air is easy to pitch and correct attitude and dump speed, whetever you are trying to do...Turn-in is VERY consistant, just a flick while off throttle will turn a 180 on the pipe. On power is smooth, though not as tight as it could be with a minor setup change, though still WAY better than my Mugen.

One issue i've seen with the bigbore shocks is consistancy to weather change though. Beginning of the night was 65F, while the mains were run at about 45F. The car is still very responsive and all that, but you can really feel the shocks become stiffer with lower temps. I know this is common to all the bigbores on the market, just never felt it personnally.

You can feel how light the car is while driving. Rolling the throttle is very natural with this car as it just scoots! When compared to my Mugen...well, there is just no comparison in this regard. I found myself driving the track more and not steering with throttle. It's a much more relaxing drive than the MBX5-R, that's for sure.

anyway, i am VERY pleased with its performance and durability so far. The car is still as tight as it was at the beginning of the day.

Congrats Xray!
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Crim3Wav3
One issue i've seen with the bigbore shocks is consistancy to weather change though. Beginning of the night was 65F, while the mains were run at about 45F. The car is still very responsive and all that, but you can really feel the shocks become stiffer with lower temps. I know this is common to all the bigbores on the market, just never felt it personnally.
This happens with all shocks. Thats why when the temp drops, you have to use thinner fluid in them.

I drove a few laps with one yesterday. He drove differently then i do, so it felt odd, but it jumped our quad with less speed then i have to have with my mugen
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:32 AM
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We had a guy who is all about coversions running yesterday. He showed up with an E808. Car looked great. I seemed really hard to upset it. And when it did it seemed to get back in line really well.
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Bigedmond
This happens with all shocks. Thats why when the temp drops, you have to use thinner fluid in them.
yes, but the 808 is certainly more affected by the temperature change. But thanks for the clever observation.

my 808 right before its first tank on the track....

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Old 05-11-2008, 06:19 PM
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Looks good CrimeWave.

Mine will probably look 99% the same as your does now. All white, thats my color too. Just different tires, ones that are ran on real "Off-Road" tracks...
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Old 05-11-2008, 06:28 PM
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lol!! No worries Steve.

Oh, and those are the "photo shoot" tires...i was running Bowties And they were hooked.
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:21 PM
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I ran my 808 for the first time yesterday. The track was pretty boggy after overnight rain and a few morning showers. I was on the pace I was running with my Mugen on just the first day. The 808 was able to turn far more consistent laps though. It was very stable on power and turned really well off power. I've just got to learn how to drive these offroad cars! I managed to take 3rd for the day but the field was pretty depleted due to the conditions.

I really enjoyed the build and the quality of the kit. Now I have lots of cleaning to do!
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