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Old 02-02-2009, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default x ray xb808 vs ae rc8

hi,when i research more i become confused so can you tell what one is better and why.

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Old 02-02-2009, 10:56 PM   #2
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well for starters the 808 is one of the the lightest buggys and the rc8 is one of the heavyest buggys.

thats about all i know.

i run the rc8 and it weights about 8pounds but thats ok for me since its been converted to brushless.
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I raced an rc8 all last year and now drive the 808. Both are great cars, but IMHO the rc8 is lacking in build quality. It is no where near as well put together as the 808. Not even in the same league. The plastic Associated uses on the rc8 is very weak. The rc8 is cheaper, but by the time you spend the money on the optional King Headz & m2c parts needed so the car doesn't fall apart on the track, you could have just bought a 808 or Mugen that doesn't need hopups. I swear it felt like if I just thought about my car breaking I would get a DNF with the rc8. The 808 has got to be the toughest buggy on the market and is also the lightest if that tells you anything about the quality of the car.
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+ 1 and 2 on the 808.

Xray created a light nimble beast with the 808. It tackles new tracks as if you've run an entire season on it.
I've never run a buggy that reacts so positivly to being pushed to the limits. My Old Losi would crumble if I tried to push it as hard as I push my Xray. It takes what I dish out and asks for more.

And like someone else already said, you don't need any hop ups. If anything, you can buy lightened option parts to make it even lighter. It's not that hard to make this car weigh in below the legal weight limit.

Buy it, you won't regret it. But wait till after feb 5th. they are probably announcing some changes to the current 808. But if they are just new option parts, then go get it.
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I had both last year and didnt care for the 808 at all. I had the RC8 but decided to give the 808 a try and after 3 races struggling with it I sold it and bought a new RC8.
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