December 8, 2017

Xray XB8 2018 1/8th nitro off-road kit

Xray have introduced the 2018 variant of their successful, EFRA Euros winning XB8 1/8th nitro off-road buggy. The kit has received larger updates with the 2018 variant being based on a new aluminium chassis that is usable on both the nitro and electric platform, meaning by simply swapping the engine compartment and radio tray the buggy can be converted from nitro to electric in no time. The chassis also received a new shape which leads to improved front tyre clearance.

New to the ’18 variant are also an updated and about 40 percent lighter wing mount with corresponding shock tower, and an all-new rear brace between the wing mount and rear chassis brace will prevent gearbox breakage during impacts. New harder rear lower A-arms will increase side bite while improving durability in hot ambient temperatures. Other features include reinforced steering ball joints for improved reliability, all-new composite graphite shims between the steering ball and fastening nut ensures smoother operation of the pivot balls and softer shock membranes ensure improved shock performance in bumpy track conditions. The kit is rounded out by rear front universal and rear CVD-style driveshafts, a 2.6mm rear anti-roll bar, new, stronger socket head screws for the bulkheads and a high-speed body shell for improved handling on high speed tracks.

New 2018 features:
– All-new chassis with more space between front wheels and side guards, new positions for rear brace for improved chassis flex characteristics, and chamfered front edges for less dirt pick-up
– All-new chassis design is now fully compatible between XB8 & XB8E platforms
– All-new wing mount is 40% lighter with super-low CG. With considerably less weight behind the rear suspension this significantly improves handling characteristics. All-new construction allows more flex. Features new, optimized wing mounting positions
– All-new rear brace between wing mount and rear chassis brace prevents rear gearbox breakage during impacts, as well as moving the transfer of energy to a different part of the chassis
– All-new weight transfer from rear wing to the middle of the car reduces tension on the rear diff bulkhead
– All-new rear body holder
– All-new rear shock tower features two lines of shock absorber mounting positions and an updated design to allow fitment of the new wing mount and gearbox brace
– Harder rear lower arms for increased side stability and improved durability in hot conditions
– All-new stronger, reinforced steering ball joints for increased reliability
– All-new composite graphite shims between steering ball and nut ensures free operation of pivot balls even in extremely dusty conditions
– All-new improved diff O-rings for more precise differential sealing
– Softer shock membranes for improved shock performance in bumpy conditions
– Rear CVD drive shafts for increased rear traction
– 2.6mm rear sway bar for increased traction
– All-new stronger head screws for diff bulkheads for more reliability
– High-speed body for improved handling on high-speed tracks and improved rotation in tight corners

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Source: Xray []


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