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Is the RC8T CE still relevant and competitive?

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Old 06-20-2012, 12:39 PM
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Why didn't I recommend an Xray? Because Xray deosn't make a truggy. The next best thing IMO is Mugen.
Yes they do, the XT8. It's every bit as good as the Mugen and tougher too.

I'd take the Serpent over Mugen or AE right now.
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The AE is still as good as any on the market.
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Yes they do, the XT8. It's every bit as good as the Mugen and tougher too.

I'd take the Serpent over Mugen or AE right now.
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I've seen some really nice XT8's. All updated with carbon fibre bits like the 808 and Xb9. Mugen bodies etc.etc.

But the XT8 on Xrays website looks like an ancient Xb8 or worse. If the truggy kit comes as pictured on Xrays website I want nothing to do with it, which is why i figured it's gone. I haven't seen anyone run an Xray truggy in a long, long, time.
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Now if only jq made a truggy...
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I've seen some really nice XT8's. All updated with carbon fibre bits like the 808 and Xb9. Mugen bodies etc.etc.

But the XT8 on Xrays website looks like an ancient Xb8 or worse. If the truggy kit comes as pictured on Xrays website I want nothing to do with it, which is why i figured it's gone. I haven't seen anyone run an Xray truggy in a long, long, time.[/QUOTE]

The picture they show is the original XT8. It was completely revamped in 09. New shocks, new chassis, radio tray, camber links in the front, and some other things.
I see plenty of them around here. They are still competitive and bullet proof.
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Interesting - Maifield DQ's for his truggy being too light...

www.neobuggy.net

Surely well-modded, but still..

I love the way Maifield drives - so aggressive..:

http://vimeo.com/44564537#

Funny - I see Drake was DQ'ed too for having too big a fuel tank in buggy.. Probably good these guys are getting busted for taking all the modding stuff too far IMO..

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I love my Rc8TE CE its great all the way around. very durable and with the newly upgraded Vertical Caster Block Assembly from Factory Team. This thing cuts the corners as good as my RC8.2E........ BOTTOM LINE YES ITS VERY RELEVANT AND I FOR ONE WIN AT MY LOCAL TRACK ON A REGULAR BASIS AGAINST LOSI AND MUGEN ALIKE :-)

I would still like to see a new .2 version one of these days
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Yes they do, the XT8. It's every bit as good as the Mugen and tougher too.

I'd take the Serpent over Mugen or AE right now.
I agree with you there serpent is one the best brand out
I had a choice to run mugen or xray but my choice is to stay with serpent
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I think the Associated is one of the toughest buggy and trucks on the market. In the winter we race on an indoor, 1/10 track surrounded by a cement wall on one side and cinder block walls on the other 3. Guys run their 1/8 scale brushless buggies and trucks on this track. In effect, it's a torture test for these 1/8 scales. More than 1/2 the field run Associated, with Losi, Mugen and maybe a HB or Durango rounding out the field. They are constantly into the barrier walls and NONE of them stand up to it like the Associated's. This is on par with what I've experienced with my RC10SCT. I'm a lousy driver but I haven't broke a part yet.
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i kick serious behind with my rc8t and ive beat to many mugens and losis and vice versa. as far as what zero defect wrote ignore it. he has no clue.some peaple think they know so much they sound stupid. but there all great trucks.and being competitive is up to you and only you and your setup. anyway yes still one top truggy
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Originally Posted by maplesk8r View Post
I love my Rc8TE CE its great all the way around. very durable and with the newly upgraded Vertical Caster Block Assembly from Factory Team. This thing cuts the corners as good as my RC8.2E........ BOTTOM LINE YES ITS VERY RELEVANT AND I FOR ONE WIN AT MY LOCAL TRACK ON A REGULAR BASIS AGAINST LOSI AND MUGEN ALIKE :-)

I would still like to see a new .2 version one of these days
i agree this truggy is awesome !!!
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Well first let me state I am a losi guy. The rc8t CE Is still one of the most competitive cars I have ever seen. Unless some how you got some magical idea that it is not competitive. If it wasn't competitive I'm almost positive that Team Associated would have revised it, so it would be competitive.
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Sure it is !

Find a good setup and you are ready to win !
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I like mine. Way better than the mugen truggy I used to have.
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