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Old 09-27-2017, 11:40 PM   #3751
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they wont go back to c-hub in the 18 spec.

So I am a used to running the k car... I want to try the xray cars and I like the first round of the buggy...

Since xray comes out almost every year with a new version, are the kits small changes typically or one of those when you need to buy a new kit? I am on the fence on getting the truck since I run maybe once a month...

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Old 09-28-2017, 07:06 AM   #3752
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the changes recently were pretty major..

2014, changed from xb9, to xb8 with a vertical pillowball setup.. then in 2016, they changed from that setup to a more traditional pillowball setup.. since then 2017, the car has been upgraded.. updated front end parts, updated rear end parts.. all these changes worked on the 2016 chassis..

i dont see any changes from the 17 to the 18 that would warrant a whole chassis change.
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Old 09-29-2017, 08:35 PM   #3753
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I'm currently running Kyosho blues all round on my XB8 with 1.3 x 6 holes pistons and the car feels planted
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Old 10-22-2017, 11:16 PM   #3754
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Anyone know of there is another option to have cvds?

Asoociated mugen ?

Cant find the xray parts
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Old 10-27-2017, 05:44 PM   #3755
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Anyone know of there is another option to have cvds?

Asoociated mugen ?

Cant find the xray parts
I have used MBX7r uni's in a pinch so the CVD's should work
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:26 PM   #3756
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Any word on what changes will be done on the Xb8 18?
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:06 AM   #3757
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i have been asking that question myself.. sofar everything seems to be about the same.. no major changes. but.. we will see..

i personally think the new 2018 will just be updated geometry.. but nothing major..
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:45 PM   #3758
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Does anyone use the buttydesign Force body on their 17 spec xb8? Does it require much trimming?
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:54 PM   #3759
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Force body all mounted up. Was a tight fit. Just need a white wing to complete my scheme
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Old 11-26-2017, 01:57 PM   #3760
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Has anyone tried any aftermarket brake springs on the stock break set up? Or is everyone just upgrading to the Xray ones? These stock ones seem out dated and get stuck sometimes it feels
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Old 12-03-2017, 11:39 AM   #3761
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XB8 2018 teased, announcement soon
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Hopefully a new radio tray,
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Old 12-04-2017, 01:23 AM   #3764
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Has anyone tried any aftermarket brake springs on the stock break set up? Or is everyone just upgrading to the Xray ones? These stock ones seem out dated and get stuck sometimes it feels
I've been running the orange hyper pads that come with a spring for years now, they last a loong time, and for me, cheaper than the upgraded xray pads
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My guess is it will have the HD diffs, new rear hubs, narrower rear pivot, slightly revised front end with revised steering geometry
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