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Old 06-21-2009, 02:16 PM
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Anyone have one yet? I have one coming, just curious what the word around the camp fire is.....
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:28 PM
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I raced mine for the first time this weekend.. JUST AWESOME, very different from the old car. You can push so hard, rotates way better, suspension works great and the quality is just so much better.

I loved it, alot of my racing buddies said "You were dialed" LOL I do not here that much.

Recommended....Absolutley!!!!
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With the new version can anyone please post some pics of the battery box with the lid off and how it mounts up to the car if possible ?Also what battery configurations are people using in the forward box?
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Originally Posted by SPEEDSKI View Post
I raced mine for the first time this weekend.. JUST AWESOME, very different from the old car. You can push so hard, rotates way better, suspension works great and the quality is just so much better.

I loved it, alot of my racing buddies said "You were dialed" LOL I do not here that much.

Recommended....Absolutley!!!!
Speedski i think said it all have two race days back to back on mine
going strong this car is alot better than the old one
on bent or broken parts (yes I do crash)
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i ran this car firday in pratice and sat
the car was way better then i was i could push it as hard as i wanted and it took a beating to because i made a few mistakes in the main.

i have never had a car with a enought steering and this thing by far has more then what i know what to do with.

the thing i love about it is i ran one set up all day just change ride high and camber not diffs shock spring bars and god knows what eles
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by porkchop View Post
i ran this car firday in pratice and sat
the car was way better then i was i could push it as hard as i wanted and it took a beating to because i made a few mistakes in the main.

i have never had a car with a enought steering and this thing by far has more then what i know what to do with.

the thing i love about it is i ran one set up all day just change ride high and camber not diffs shock spring bars and god knows what eles
yo Pork!!!!!!!!

sounds like you love the rc8b bro...... does this mean your retiring the MBX6?

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Soon my friends, soon. Next pay check in two weeks......soon.
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by pantera nitro View Post
yo Pork!!!!!!!!

sounds like you love the rc8b bro...... does this mean your retiring the MBX6?

Mike
i am retiring form wrenching my ass of to evan be close to the pace

and yes i love the sexy blue rc8b haha
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Everybody is saying that the new car is stronger than the original. In what way is it stronger? Is it the arms that have been revised to be stronger? I know most of the other parts like the steering blocks and hub carriers are the same.
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Originally Posted by All-Star View Post
Everybody is saying that the new car is stronger than the original. In what way is it stronger? Is it the arms that have been revised to be stronger? I know most of the other parts like the steering blocks and hub carriers are the same.
dude i pull a wheely out the pits and hit a 2 inch metal pipe and the old car would been broke in half i went back on about my main
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Alot is same between RC8 and RC8B main parts like chassis, gears and gear boxes. I've upgraded mine RC8 FT as thing have come along like steering mod, big bore shocks and battery mod. I do have RC8B towers and A hinge plate the rest are M2C. Theres a change in the way it drives with the new towers can be pushed harder like how it lands now. I have the shock ends and battery box coming from AE it comes with battery box and radio plate. Just need the shock rods now.
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chassic plate is different sir
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:01 PM
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hey Pork,

how does the new battery box attach to the rc8b?

is it via screws in the chassis from underneath or does it attach to the top plate or servo area?

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Old 06-21-2009, 09:13 PM
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hey Pork,

how does the new battery box attach to the rc8b?

is it via screws in the chassis from underneath or does it attach to the top plate or servo area?

Mike
it pops in to the side the way with a hooks like then one screw holes it wont move i tested that to
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The battery box attaches to the revised radio tray using two screws. There are no holes in the chassis plate or side guard for the box. I can post pics tomorrow night if no one else posts them first.

I finally got to run mine this weekend, and it's a really nice car. AE has listened to all the suggestions everybody was asking for on the old car, so you don't have to mod ANYTHING anymore: Recesses in the suspension arms for the truggy droop screws. A shoulder on the fuel tank posts so the tank doesn't wobble when spaced up with the o-rings. The pocket under the clutch bell being milled all the way back to the flywheel opening so the clutch bell doesn't touch the chassis. Reliefs molded into the front suspension arms so the outdrives won't crash into them when running 2 dot up and 3 dot up front kickup. Fuel line clips included. Reliefs molded into the wing upright to make way for the big bores. They really did a nice job on the new kit!

The car has TONS of steering. I kept surprising myself with how quickly it got through corners. Landed like a wet rag when I overjumped stuff too.
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