• XR350013 - XRAY XB8 2018 SPECS - 1/8 LUXURY NITRO OFF-ROAD CAR

    XRAY

  • £519.99 £619.99

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  • Description

    All-new 2018

     

    • 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 40% lighter wing mount with super low CG and with considerably less weight behind the rear suspension significantly improves handling characteristics of the car and featuring all-new construction allows more flex as well features new more optimized wing mounting positions
    • All-new rear brace between wing mount and rear chassis brace prevents rear gearbox breakage during impacts as well moves the transfer of energy to different part of the chassis
    • All-new weight transfer from wing to the middle of the car with reduced 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 the updated design allows to fit new wing mount and gearbox brace
    • All-new 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 extreme dusty conditions
    • All-new improved diff O-rings for more precise differential sealing
    • All-new softer shock membranes for improved shock performance in bumpy conditions
    • Rear CVD drive shafts for increased rear traction
    • New 2.6mm rear sway bar for increased traction
    • All-new exhaust mounting wire with improved fit
    • All-new stronger head screws for diff bulkheads for more reliable
    • High-speed body for improved handling on high-speed tracks  & with increased rotation in tight corners

     

    Chassis

    • CNC-machined chassis made from 3mm high-quality Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum
    • Strategic machining for ultra-light weight and uncompromised strength & rigidity
    • XRAY Multi-Flex Technology™
    • Chassis design fully compatible between XB8 & XB8E platforms
    • Engine parallel with chassis centerline, center diff positioning for straight-line central drive shafts
    • Countersunk screw holes on chassis bottom for smooth underside
    • Chamfered front edges on the chassis for less dirt pick-up
    • Pre-drilled holes for additional balancing weights
    • Pre-drilled centerline holes for use with HUDY Chassis Balancing Tool
    • 1-piece electronics assembly is compact and easy to remove
    • Side guards for better stability and improved traction
    • Chassis braces for increased flex, better traction, and elimination of vibration from suspension
    • Rear brace between wing mount and rear chassis brace prevents rear gearbox breakage during impacts as well moves the transfer of energy to different part of the chassis
    • Large, easy-access, molded radio box
    • Super strong diff bulkheads
    • Strong head screws for diff bulkheads for better reliability  
    • Composite upper deck with optimized flex which results in increased traction and improved steering characteristics.
    • Connecting link between throttle servo and radio box, for elimination of vibrations to chassis and more precise throttle & brake control.
    • Premium Swiss 7075 T6 shock towers.
    • Rear shock tower features two lines of shock absorber mounting positions

     

    Engine & Clutch

    • High-grade, CNC-machined extended aluminum engine mounts for higher reinforcement of the chassis in the longitudinal direction, minimize chassis bending after jumps
    • High-torque clutch for smooth and continuous power transfer at high RPM
    • Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum flywheel has a small diameter, increased weight for smoother and more balanced engine operation
    • Hard Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum clutch shoes allow for smoother engagement
    • Extra-tough Hudy Spring Steel™ flywheel nut
    • Smooth-flowing, efficient 2-part air filter
    • Extra-strong fuel tank made from special composite mixture features an integrated floating stone filter and internal baffles to ensure constant fuel supply
    • Fuel tank mounting with rubber grommets to absorb vibration


    Brakes

    • Well-proven, high-performance braking system for strong, precise and dependable braking performance.
    • Laser-cut, precision flat-ground steel brake disk is hand-ground for true, wobble-free rotation
    • Special high-grip brake pads installed on laser-cut brake plates
    • Rigid, high-precision machined brake cam posts

     

    Drivetrain

    • Conventional shaft-driven 4WD off-road drivetrain
    • Large volume front & rear gear differential with adjustable oil viscosity featuring 46T crown gears and 14T pinion gears
    • Large volume central differential with adjustable oil viscosity featuring large 46T spur gear with standard 13T engine clutchbell
    • Front universal drive shafts offer less resistance in front at maximum steering angle.
    • Rear CVD drive shafts for maximum rear traction
    • Front & rear central CVD drive shafts
    • All drive shafts manufactured from HUDY Spring Steel™
    • Central large & strong outdrives feature protective rubber boots, thick 3mm pins, and a protective locking ring
    • Ultra-lightweight 17mm wheel hex drive hubs CNC-machined from Swiss 7075 T6 black-coated aluminum
    • Full set of 24 high-speed, greased, blue-sealed ball-bearings ensure maximum efficiency

     

    Differentials

    • Large volume high precision front, central, and rear gear differentials Rubber-sealed composite differential housings with reinforced internal diff gears with more teeth and improved tooth profiles
    • Differential internal gears made from pressed steel, heat treated, and machined for ultra‑high precision and smooth operation
    • Super-lightweight diff outdrives machined from HUDY Spring Steel™
    • Easy access to center differential
    • Center diff housing is sized to accommodate optional spur gears
    • Differential main gears manufactured from HUDY Gear Steel

     

    Suspension

    • Longer rear arms make the car easier to drive in most track conditions
    • Harder rear lower arms increase side stability and improves durability in hot conditions
    • Pivot ball suspension concept to prevent binding in dusty conditions, while ensuring stable ride height in all traction conditions
    • Ultra-robust pivot ball suspension with integrated suspension geometry adjustment; different kingpin plates being the only optionally-available tuning parts
    • Integrated Suspension Settings™ (I.S.S.) for quick & easy suspension geometry setting
    • Suspension arms with optimal length, thickness, flexibility, geometry of suspension points, and material characteristics. 
    • Suspension arms are the result of extensive design knowledge and exhaustive testing
    • Exclusive composite mixtures developed in-house by XRAY offer the perfect balance between reliability and performance, rigid enough to provide a responsive feel yet soft enough to survive extra-long main events and impact
    • Extra-strong & robust front upper arms accommodate pivot ball suspension.
    • Front upper pivot balls are combined with steel threaded part for maximum strength; aluminum ball is machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 and additionally hardcoated for extended lifespan
    • 2-pivot ball, super-lightweight composite steering blocks
    • Trailing-axle steering blocks offer a significant handling improvement in all track conditions, making the car easier to drive and giving increased forward traction
    • Turnbuckles made from special blend of HUDY Spring Steel™ specifically formulated for turnbuckles
    • Front & rear anti-roll bars manufactured from spring steel material
    • Rear 2.6mm sway bar increases rear traction of the car

     

    Steering

    • Servo saver moulded from graphite material which is more resistant and efficient in dusty conditions
    • Redesigned steering pivot balls to eliminate wheel lock
    • Dual-arm steering system with adjustable Ackermann
    • Stronger & reinforced steering ball joints for increased reliability
    • Composite graphite shims between steering ball and nut ensure free operation of pivot balls even in extreme dusty conditions
    • Integrated, easily adjustable servo saver
    • Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum steering plate
    • Quick & easy Ackermann and bump steer adjustment
    • HUDY Spring Steel™ turnbuckles

     

    Shocks

    • Big-bore, long-stroke shocks for ultimate reliability and performance
    • Shock bodies are externally hardcoated
    • Shock body external threading for quick & easy spring preload adjustment
    • Longer rear shock body for improved efficiency in rough, bumpy conditions
    • Robust 3.5mm super-smooth polished shock shafts
    • Longer shock shafts & shock collar for increased downtravel
    • Ultra-fine shock protective rubbers for superior sealing against dirt
    • Ultra-precise big-bore 6-, 8- and 10-hole shock pistons made from Delrin™ material for smooth operation and durability
    • Specially-formulated rubber shock membrane ensures equal damping
    • Shock membranes from softer material for improved shock performance in bumpy conditions
    • Lower shock assembly features multiple high-quality silicone O-rings for smooth, free, leak-free operation
    • Front & rear shock springs feature a mix of progressive & linear rates; the springs are slightly progressive, but under larger compression they change characteristics to become more linear to give excellent feeling & feedback in all different track conditions.
    • Specially-designed shock springs have been specifically designed to complement the big-bore shocks
    • Shock springs are manually measured, selected and matched into pairs to guarantee precisely equal length and damping characteristics
    • HUDY Premium Silicone Oils are manufactured in Europe by a specialized premium silicone oil manufacturer. Each batch of premium oil is laboratory tested and calibrated to ensure the highest possible consistency and quality batch-to-batch. Based on the industry-standard cSt rating, the oils will be easy to identify, adjust, and feel.

     

    Body & Wing

    • High-speed body for improved handling on high-speed tracks  & with increased rotation in tight corners 
    • High-quality Lexan™ body perfectly fits the car and works in most track conditions
    • Composite side guards protect the car, muffler, and fuel tank from side hits. The side guards perfectly fit the chassis and seal against dirt. Ribs on the left side guard protect the fuel tank from muffler heat.
    • Stylish, effective, and strong rear wing is made from strong special composite mixture, designed to survive severe abusive and extreme crashes while keeping its shape
    • 40% lighter wing mount with super low CG and with considerably less weight behind the rear suspension significantly improves handling characteristics of the car and featuringconstruction that allows more flex as well features more optimized wing mounting positions

     

    Assembly & Support

    • Premium 3D full-color Instruction Manual & supplementary sheet
    • Exclusive Virtual Online Setup Sheet database with thousands of setup sheets for race tracks around the world
    • Premium, unmatched XRAY online support

     

    Adjustment Possibilities:

    The XB8 features fully-adjustable front and rear suspension geometry. For quick & easy adjustment, we recommend using set-up tools and accessories from HUDY, the world leader of RC tools.

    The extensive and impressive range of adjustment possibilities includes:

    • Caster
    • Camber
    • Toe
    • Kick-up
    • Anti-dive
    • Anti-squat
    • Ride height
    • Downstops
    • Track-width
    • Lower roll center
    • Upper roll center
    • Roll center positions
    • Bump steer
    • Wheelbase
    • Ackermann
    • Adjustable shocks
    • Adjustable front and rear diffs
    • Adjustable XRAY Multi-Flex™


    All specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Pre-production prototype is shown, final specifications may slightly vary. In some pictures optional parts may be shown. All option parts are not included and must be purchased separately. The color of some aluminum parts may vary from kit to kit and some of the kits may not include all the orange or black parts as shown. Some of the spare parts or option parts may not be available at the moment in the orange or black color as shown. Some of the pictures show colored stickers on wing and radio tray, these are not included in the kit and are used in photos only for promotional purposes. The racing body included in the box is clear and unpainted.

     

     

    Dimensions

    Length:

    500mm

    Chassis length:

    399.5mm

    Wheelbase:

    322~328mm

    Width:

    310mm

    Weight:

    1868g

    Approximate running weight:

    3205g

     

    Chassis

    Chassis:

    3 mm CNC-machined Swiss 7075 T6 hardcoated aluminum

    Radio tray:

    Composite 1-piece

    Central diff upper deck:

    Composite

    Braces:

    Composite braces (front / rear)

     

    Suspension

    Suspension:

    Pivot ball fully adjustable suspension

    Rear suspension:

    Lower H-arm with adjustable upper camber link

    Front suspension:

    Lower H-arm with adjustable upper camber link A-arm

    Rear upright:

    Composite with dual arm mounting and 2 lower roll center positions and upper aluminum plate with 3 upper roll center positions

    Shocks:

    Big-bore shocks with various shock pistons featuring Delrin pistons

    Shock towers:

    Front & rear 4.0mm alu

     

    Drivetrain

    Type:

    Full-time shaft-drive 4WD with center differential

    Primary:

    Steel spur gear / clutchbell

    Drive shafts:

    HUDY Spring Steel™ universal drive shafts in front & CVD in rear

    Central shafts:

    HUDY Spring Steel™ CVD drive shafts

    Differentials:

    Sealed, 6 gear, silicone-filled

    Clutch:

    Aluminum 3-shoe

    Bearings:

    Rubber-sealed

     

    Gearing

    Pinion:

    14T front / rear

    Crown gear:

    46T front / rear

    Clutchbell:

    13T

    Spur gear:

    46T

     

    Body, Tires, Wheels & Misc

    Body:

    XRAY XB8 High Speed ’16 body

    Tires:

    Not included

    Wheels:

    Not included, standard 17mm hub

    Fuel tank:

    123cc capacity with capacity-adjustment segments, with hypertonic tank lid and internal stone-type floating filter

     

    Adjustment Possibilities

    Standard Adjustment:

    Camber, caster, toe-in, wheelbase,  kick-up, anti-squat, lower & upper roll centers, kingpin, Ackermann, bump steer, Multi-Flex, weight balance

     

    Items Not Included

    Engine, Exhaust system, Electronics (Radio, Receiver, Servos, Batteries), Wheels, Tires, Tools, Wheel tool, Receiver battery,<