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Old 01-18-2019, 02:16 AM
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What are the most common wear/ broken items? Gearing up for racing the end of this month I got a new to me 2017 model. I’ve seen A few of local guys breaking spurs.
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What are the most common wear/ broken items? Gearing up for racing the end of this month I got a new to me 2017 model. Iíve seen A few of local guys breaking spurs.
I've broken a top front arm, a silver pillow ball, and a rear arm. I've also lost a Steering plate bushing but that was my fault; DGrobe hooked me up with that part so that was awesome! So basically, arms and some random extra screws and parts. It's hard to know what and hard to budget, but start with arms. Enjoy!
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:54 AM
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I broke a steel pivot ball yesterday. Just hit a pipe and snap! Spur gear, front arm and shock shaft. Thatís all I broke so far. I would get a pin replacement tool and pins to replace when they get flat. The mugen tool is best.
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:46 AM
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I try to keep spares of kost stuff.. bit rarely need them.. I never broke a pillow ball.. but I would do arms for sure.
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I would do at minimum arms, spur gear, steering bell crank, shock ends, shock bushings, shock shafts, rod ends for steering turnbuckles, and rear outer hinge pins. I always carry a spare tank as well, the way the pipe hanger mount rubs on it always has concerned me but I've never actually needed it.
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Old 01-21-2019, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Life_livin View Post
the way the pipe hanger mount rubs on it always has concerned me but I've never actually needed it.
This ^ Is exactly a thing what I have observed at my and a few others XB8 2018 buggy’s too. Everything is very close in this area and my tank is also a bit rubbed and light damaged from the pipe hanger and I haven’t raced much with this buggy yet. Don’t know if there’s a bit more space at 2019 buggy but from the images I have seen it seems to be the same.
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No room to bend the hanger?
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My driving is pretty rough so I’ll defintly order a tank
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Originally Posted by BenPetz View Post


This ^ Is exactly a thing what I have observed at my and a few others XB8 2018 buggyís too. Everything is very close in this area and my tank is also a bit rubbed and light damaged from the pipe hanger and I havenít raced much with this buggy yet. Donít know if thereís a bit more space at 2019 buggy but from the images I have seen it seems to be the same.
If you have a torch, heat it up and bend it out of the way. I did one of mine, but the other leaves the fuel tank not looking so stoked.
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Old 01-26-2019, 07:04 PM
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Anyone track tested the stock/manual setup to a T? Getting ready for spring racing with my 2019 XB8, medium bite, some loam, large track. Built the PBS version, slapped it down a couple times so far for some practice, not sure I'm changing anything, kind dialed out of the box. What say you?
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Originally Posted by TheWorstDriver View Post
Anyone track tested the stock/manual setup to a T? Getting ready for spring racing with my 2019 XB8, medium bite, some loam, large track. Built the PBS version, slapped it down a couple times so far for some practice, not sure I'm changing anything, kind dialed out of the box. What say you?
It sure is! You can try 4 dot spring up front.
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It sure is! You can try 4 dot spring up front.
Same shock oil, or did you go up with the spring? Off power steering change much?
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FYI, parts support, for the C-hub parts are coming in stock at all your hobby shops, and at RCA..
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Any new updates on how the c-hub performs on the car vs the pillow ball now that the car has been out for a while?
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Any new updates on how the c-hub performs on the car vs the pillow ball now that the car has been out for a while?
I personally like the c-hub more. The steering and the aggressive style is more my suit. I am faster with the c-hub but not as consistent.
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