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Old 04-02-2014, 09:19 PM   #1
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Default ***XRAY RX8 2014***

Thought we could start a new thread for the RX8 car! Here are some links for the new car!

http://www.redrc.net/2014/04/exclusi...x8/#more-79255

http://www.redrc.net/2014/04/exclusi...ntent=FaceBook

Summary of the new car:
  • All-new completely redesigned platform
  • All-new chassis
  • All-new front bulkheads
  • All-new rear bulkheads
  • All-new radio plate
  • All-new 2-speed
  • All-new rear transmission
  • All-new clutch
  • All-new shock towers
  • All-new shock absorbers
  • All-new front arms
  • All-new steering blocks
  • All-new rear uprights
  • All-new front upper bumper
  • All-new front & rear anti-roll bar systems
  • All-new Ackermann positions
  • All-new front middle shaft mounting system
  • All-new graphite aerodynamic disks
  • All-new pivot pins with grooves
  • All-new fuel tank mounting system







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Old 04-02-2014, 11:27 PM   #2
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Looks slick.
Out of curiosity, are the white parts test parts, or is that the final color they're going to be?
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Looks slick.
Out of curiosity, are the white parts test parts, or is that the final color they're going to be?
Would say they would be prototype parts produced on a 3D print to check fit before they go into production.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:07 AM   #4
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Looks slick.
Out of curiosity, are the white parts test parts, or is that the final color they're going to be?
Definitely for prototype phase. Most mfr use white parts when they are testing.
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The white parts are milled or 3D printed parts.

The first story published last week was too much focussed on tire treatment as if the last version was only develloped for (illegal) tire treatment. If I do read the story right then the car was not suitable for running normal untreated tires

All new changes are things we allreaady see on the Mugen MRX5 and Serpent Viper like the front antirollbar and the wheel discs on the uprights. My opinion of going to other shocks is more related to the manny questions and difficulties of how to setup the 2013 short shocks.
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Not to derail the thread, but what were the rule changes to to the tires? I kinda like the white actually, man thats a sexy car.
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The white will not be there in the available product.

Nobody have seen the Hudy motor on the car? Looking at the size of the head it looks like the offroad motor but it could be an onroad version in devellopment.
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Looks like a VOX engine.
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2013 car works fine with untreated tyres, it finished 5th at the worlds using spec tyres.

Don't believe everything you read in the marketing hype! The car's being updated to keep up to date with current 1/8 trends that is all, might go a bit quicker for very top level drivers! But there was nothing wrong with the 2013, 2012 or 2011 car!

Will I buy a 2014 car? probably will do eventually! But not because I believe I'm suddenly going to jump up a final from doing so, just cause I like some of the features!
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2013 car works fine with untreated tyres, it finished 5th at the worlds using spec tyres.

Don't believe everything you read in the marketing hype! The car's being updated to keep up to date with current 1/8 trends that is all, might go a bit quicker for very top level drivers! But there was nothing wrong with the 2013, 2012 or 2011 car!

Will I buy a 2014 car? probably will do eventually! But not because I believe I'm suddenly going to jump up a final from doing so, just cause I like some of the features!
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Not to derail the thread, but what were the rule changes to to the tires? I kinda like the white actually, man thats a sexy car.
If you go to red rc they have some items in regards to the rule changes for tires.
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Don't believe everything you read in the marketing hype!
I know. I do love the Xray products and quality but these kind of crap stories does not fit the serious look Xray want to show. To me it would be more honest if they just say that other brands are using such a front anti rollbar and wheel discs for a while and after some tests they did show improvements. Just as simple and more true.

But yes, it is a nice looking car and the performance will be OK.
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I know. I do love the Xray products and quality but these kind of crap stories does not fit the serious look Xray want to show. To me it would be more honest if they just say that other brands are using such a front anti rollbar and wheel discs for a while and after some tests they did show improvements. Just as simple and more true.

But yes, it is a nice looking car and the performance will be OK.
Well I guess we will just have to wait and see how the car does when it comes out. Hopefully when they get the full blown website going on the car it reveals some more information that I know all of us are looking for.
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Updated with some more images from Redrc.net
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2013 car works fine with untreated tyres, it finished 5th at the worlds using spec tyres.

Don't believe everything you read in the marketing hype! The car's being updated to keep up to date with current 1/8 trends that is all, might go a bit quicker for very top level drivers! But there was nothing wrong with the 2013, 2012 or 2011 car!

Will I buy a 2014 car? probably will do eventually! But not because I believe I'm suddenly going to jump up a final from doing so, just cause I like some of the features!

I BELIEVE THIS IS BIG BUSINESS STICKING THERE NOSE IN THE RC CAR MARKET.I LOVE RC CARS.BUT COME ON EVERY YEAR THEY DROP A NEW 700.00 CAR.NOT EVEN REAL RACING DOES THAT.AM I A SHEEP ? HOW SELF CONSCIOUS DOES X RAY BELIEVE IT'S CUSTOMERS ARE. IF YOU KEEP PAYING FOR IT THEY WILL COUNTINUE TO SELL IT AND THE PRICES WILL CONTINUE TO GO UP.WAKE UP BEFORE YOUR HOMELESS OVER A RC CAR OR WORKING FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE BECAUSE OF COMPANIES LIKE THIS IN YOUR LIFE.NOT EVERYBODY ON THE FORM REALLY DRIVES RC CARS SOME OF THEM ARE MARKETING PRODUCTS
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