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Author:  rcmike44 [ Sat Apr 19, 2008 14:06:47 ]
Post subject:  Xt8

Hi, What would you recommend to buy for the truck as far as upgrades as im building it for the first time? thanks

Author:  blade954 [ Sat Apr 19, 2008 14:13:17 ]
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I put the EC captured hinge pin system on there are posts in this thread some wear.....

Author:  gtsum [ Sun Apr 20, 2008 01:42:44 ]
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big bore shocks will make the biggest performance difference (but the EQ captured pin setup is nice also..especially to get max kickup in the front)

Author:  HulkRay [ Sun Apr 20, 2008 01:47:56 ]
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Yes they will I took the setting for gtsum and it is a big deffernce recommend it highly.....

Author:  mosoto [ Sun Apr 20, 2008 02:02:09 ]
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I'm sure I read that the Euros TQ captured hinge pins are a better option than the stock EC :?

Author:  gtsum [ Sun Apr 20, 2008 02:15:22 ]
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mosoto wrote:
I'm sure I read that the Euros TQ captured hinge pins are a better option than the stock EC :?


my bad...I have the Euros hinge pin kit..whichever one is the newest one (I cannot recall for sure, but now that you mention it, I am pretty sure it is the Euros kit)

Author:  Oli [ Sun Apr 20, 2008 14:10:03 ]
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This has been covered many times before on this forum. Just use the 'search' function at the top and you'll find loads of info about it.

The best thing to do is get the hinge pin holders used on the EC. This gives you the best adjustability and retains the geometry the XT8 was designed with (and adds to it). I can't recall exactly, but I thinks it's slightly cheaper to buy the front Euros TQ set (as these are the same as on the EC) and then the separate components for the rear.

I hope this helps

Author:  HairySteve [ Fri Apr 25, 2008 21:34:34 ]
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Hi guys,
Just thought I'd add a post here, I had a look at the 808 that arrived at the shop where I work the other day and I like the look of the shocks so I ordered a set to go on my XT8. The fronts went on fine, no modifications needed at all (with the exception of replacing the top mounting bolts with 25mm long ones), the rears was a slightly different story. I endeed up taking the shock shafts out of the original XT8 shocks and putting them in the 808 shocks with 8mm long fuel tube bump stops to prevent the shafts going straight through the top of the shock. :) I'm currently running blue springs all round with 40wt front oil and 35wt rear oil, and 1.3mm pistons. I'll be running it at the UK truggy nats with this setup in just over a week at Westmill so we'll see how it goes. :)
-Steve

Author:  Keith [ Fri Apr 25, 2008 22:03:14 ]
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HairySteve wrote:
Hi guys,
Just thought I'd add a post here, I had a look at the 808 that arrived at the shop where I work the other day and I like the look of the shocks so I ordered a set to go on my XT8. The fronts went on fine, no modifications needed at all (with the exception of replacing the top mounting bolts with 25mm long ones), the rears was a slightly different story. I endeed up taking the shock shafts out of the original XT8 shocks and putting them in the 808 shocks with 8mm long fuel tube bump stops to prevent the shafts going straight through the top of the shock. :) I'm currently running blue springs all round with 40wt front oil and 35wt rear oil, and 1.3mm pistons. I'll be running it at the UK truggy nats with this setup in just over a week at Westmill so we'll see how it goes. :)
-Steve


COOL! I was wondering if that would work,,without to much hassle.

Welcome to the Xray boards! :D

Author:  blade954 [ Sat Apr 26, 2008 02:46:33 ]
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Same here will be ordering a set of the 808 shocks. I purchased a set of Big Bore Ofnas from the jammin but could not put inferior parts on a Xray.......

do they work standard or do you have to change the pistons over..???

Any one have the part # for the big bore shocks.....

Author:  gtsum [ Sun Apr 27, 2008 19:56:20 ]
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just get the kyosho big bores and no modifications needed

Author:  AMT-Flo(h) [ Sun Apr 27, 2008 20:52:37 ]
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the 808 shocks doesn't fit the XT8...
The rear shocks ae too short

Author:  HairySteve [ Mon Apr 28, 2008 16:23:19 ]
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AMT-Flo that's why I said you have to use the rear shock shafts out of the original shocks! :) The 808 rear shocks are about half an inch too short, swapping the shafts over sorts it out, but like I said you'll have to put bump stops on. The fronts bolt straight on.
Part numbers:
Front 808 shocks complete XR358102 (with silver springs)
Rear 808 shocks complete XR358202 (also with silver springs)
Rear XT8 shock shafts XR358268 (Front shafts are the right length, in fact the 808 uses exactly the same front shock shafts as the XT8! :))
-Steve

Author:  Truggy21 [ Tue Apr 29, 2008 00:31:30 ]
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Great info Steve

See you at the truggy nats for some setup hints :wink:

Tommo

Author:  rcmike44 [ Sat May 03, 2008 15:46:57 ]
Post subject:  Diff oils

Whats everyone running in the F/C/R ? thanks

Author:  CarbonJoe [ Sat May 03, 2008 17:02:44 ]
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I'm running Jason Branham's setup from last season, 10K/20K/7K.

Author:  mihael [ Mon May 05, 2008 20:56:52 ]
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hi there

do the losi schocks fit to the xt8?

mihael

Author:  nuclear1 [ Fri May 23, 2008 01:09:18 ]
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gtsum--do you have a part number for the kyosho big bore shocks? I thought the original shocks on the XT8 were big bore. :?
BTW how does running the big bore shocks change your choice of oil?

Author:  gtsum [ Fri May 23, 2008 01:37:13 ]
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nuclear1 wrote:
gtsum--do you have a part number for the kyosho big bore shocks? I thought the original shocks on the XT8 were big bore. :?
BTW how does running the big bore shocks change your choice of oil?


Here ya go:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_inf ... s_id/14936

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_inf ... s_id/15701

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_inf ... s_id/18402

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_inf ... s_id/18407

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_inf ... s_id/14937

I ran xray 700 front and rear, but sometimes I went to 800/700 depending on the track conditions (Losi 50 all around works well too..that is about 750)

Author:  nuclear1 [ Fri May 23, 2008 18:52:08 ]
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Thanks gtsum, much appreciated :D

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