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Old 05-20-2008, 08:43 AM
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Yes, preload is in mm.

Was this last question directed toward me? If so, the 5 hole with lighter oil will handle better in the turns and when its not moving too fast through the oil but will give you more pack on the quick movement, like landing jumps and hitting bumps, etc...
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by rmargiotta
Yes, preload is in mm.

Was this last question directed toward me? If so, the 5 hole with lighter oil will handle better in the turns and when its not moving too fast through the oil but will give you more pack on the quick movement, like landing jumps and hitting bumps, etc...
yes the question was directed at you. Sweet thanks I understand now.
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Originally Posted by rmargiotta
More caster gives you more onpower steering and less offpower, so heads up.

More caster takes the twitchy-ness away.
initial steering input you are correct,, mid should increase. and exit should push. will also smooth out sweepers.. more caster is great for open style tracks..
sorry if I didnt elaborate enough..
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Do you have to run a stick pack in the 808 or do regular hump packs fit?
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stick pack, or Lipo!
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:33 PM
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Man, my car is in Town, but it's sitting at UPS untill tomarrow. This is driving me nuts!
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Originally Posted by rregl0612
initial steering input you are correct,, mid should increase. and exit should push. will also smooth out sweepers.. more caster is great for open style tracks..
sorry if I didnt elaborate enough..
Nah you're good, but I think you still have it backwards. In electric 2wd offroad, more caster gives you more turn in and less out, but for some weird reason, 4wd, elec. Touring car and 1/8 offroad (all 4wd (maybe has something to do with it?!)) when you go with more caster, you get less turn in, and more middle and out (on power). More caster also goes through the bumps better.

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Do you have to run a stick pack in the 808 or do regular hump packs fit?
If you have a small receiver you can run a hump pack where the receiver normally goes and the receiver in the battery compartment.
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:26 PM
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: ).. that would explain my theorem the guy I talk to about geometry and its affects runs only 1/10 buggy.. I know it makes sense some things dont cross over to 4wheel.. havent spent much time with the xray book... but I used to run 19 on tight and 22 on sweepy tracks and loved it it was one of two changes I made to a base setup....

Hope I didnt throw any body off.. thanks Rocco!!
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:21 AM
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Aluminum CNC-machined Front & Rear Chassis Braces announced.

http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/new...6be21a0505170e
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Great looking pieces, but the only upgrade I think that may be necessary is the adjustable suspension holders. I can live without the engine mounts and aluminum shock towers. I know my local track is rough and blown out. I tried the aluminum stiff braces back on my 777 and it was tossed around way too much. I wish Xray would develop pivot braces like the 777's for a little more flex.
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Originally Posted by pumpkinfish
Great looking pieces, but the only upgrade I think that may be necessary is the adjustable suspension holders. I can live without the engine mounts and aluminum shock towers. I know my local track is rough and blown out. I tried the aluminum stiff braces back on my 777 and it was tossed around way too much. I wish Xray would develop pivot braces like the 777's for a little more flex.

I agree 100%, one off the many reasons the 808 drives the way it does is because of the chassis flex it has. The two optional Alum. parts I will try are the suspension holders (Like you said) and the steering plate when its announced to the public.

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Old 05-21-2008, 10:27 AM
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I want to try to rig something up for the rear, but XRAY makes this little guy for the front and it will work on the 808...


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Rocco, Are those aluminum? What would the advantage be going to those? Or just comedic?
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Originally Posted by Steve Walters
Rocco, Are those aluminum? What would the advantage be going to those? Or just comedic?
These torque rods are aluminum it allows the chassis to twist side to side but not so much front to rear. It's what I ran on my XB8 and TQ until the plastic braces came out, but I'm going to try this on the 808 when I get un-lazy enough to put it on my car, haha!
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The stock setup recommends using 0 rebound. What is the advantage of this and when and why should you use rebound?

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