XRAY XB8E 2017 Spec Luxury 1/8 Electric Off-Road Buggy Kit

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The XB8E - An Icon of Unequaled Reliability & Outstanding Performance

Based on the ultra-successful XB8 platform, XRAY proudly presents the 2017-spec XB8E which incorporates the latest improvements and refinements gathered by the team, race-proven in the highest competition races around the world. 

2017 Features:

  • Large volume front, central, and rear differentials for improved long run performance and reduced internal heat build up
  • Stronger 2.5mm diff pins in all differential outdrives
  • Longer front, central and rear internal cross diff pins
  • Improved internal diff gears with re-profiled teeth for reduced friction and smooth operation
  • Re-designed lightweight machined diff outdrives
  • Re-designed profile 46T lightweight Hudy Steel central diff gear
  • Re-designed larger rubber-sealed center differential housing
  • Re-designed differential gaskets
  • Front trailing steering blocks give increased forward traction and better handling
  • Improved geometry steering block Ackermann plates
  • Re-designed graphite material servo saver for increased reliability and smooth operation
  • Composite front upper top deck for added flex & increased steering
  • Improved aluminum steering posts to accommodate front upper plate
  • Redesigned steering pivot balls to eliminate wheel locking
  • Narrow profile front suspension arms move the front wheels forward for improved take-off and landing on jumps
  • Longer rear suspension arms for better handling, stability and increased traction
  • Short aluminum rear suspension holders for updated geometry
  • Improved weight distribution and balance for increased traction
  • Re-designed chassis flex adjustments using optional graphite stiffeners on the chassis guards

In-Depth Features:

  • Chassis:
    • Re-designed chassis design with redesigned & improved weight balance, stability, and steering; shorter, wider rear, narrower front
    • CNC-machined chassis made from 3mm high-quality Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum
    • Strategic machining for ultra-light weight and uncompromised strength & rigidity
    • Countersunk screw holes on chassis bottom for smooth underside
    • 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
    • Re-designed side guards for better stability and improved traction
    • Re-designed chassis braces for increased flex, better traction, and elimination of vibration from suspension
    • Re-designed large, easy-access, molded battery plate
    • Re-designed updated & reinforced diff bulkheads
    • Re-designed upper deck accommodates all updates including front brace attachment, connection to updated bulkheads and front suspension
    • Premium Swiss 7075 T6 shock towers
  •  Drivetrain:
    • Conventional shaft-driven 4WD off-road drivetrain
    • Front & rear gear differential with adjustable oil viscosity featuring 46T crown gears and 14T pinion gears
    • Central differential with adjustable oil viscosity featuring 46T spur gear
    • Re-designed front & rear universal drive shafts generate more traction, offer less resistance in front at maximum steering angle.
    • Re-designed front & rear central CVD drive shafts accommodate weight balance distribution
    • All drive shafts manufactured from HUDY Spring Steel
    • Central larger & stronger 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 22 high-speed, greased, blue-sealed ball-bearings ensure maximum efficiency
  • Differentials:
    • High-precision gear differentials
    • Rubber-sealed composite differential housings with steel inserts
    • 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:
    • Re-designed pivot ball suspension concept for 2016 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
    • Re-designed extra-strong & robust front upper arms accommodate pivot ball suspension.
    • Re-designed 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
    • Re-designed redesigned 2-pivot ball, super-lightweight composite steering blocks with universal design to work on either left & right side
    • Updated rear lower arm features extra inner shock positions for super-smooth track surfaces, and pre-drilled holes to install lightweight mud guards (included).
    • Re-designed 1-piece lightweight composite rear upright block with geometry for improved traction and bump absorption
    • Shortened rear turnbuckles with lengthened pivot balls for improved side landings
    • Turnbuckles made from special blend of HUDY Spring Steel specifically formulated for turnbuckles
    • Front & rear anti-roll bars manufactured from spring steel material
    • Redesigned Ackermann for improved steering characteristics, better predictability into & out of corners.
    • Redesigned, updated dual-arm steering system accommodates weight balance and repositioned Ackermann
    • 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
    • Re-designed 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
    • Lower shock assembly features multiple high-quality silicone O-rings for smooth, free, leak-free operation
    • Re-designed 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
    • XRAY 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 line of oils will be easy to identify, adjust, and feel.
  • Body & Wing:
    • Redesigned body with improved aerodynamics, increased downforce, increased side stability, improved landing, and significantly increased rear downforce
    • High-quality Lexan body perfectly fits the car and works in most track conditions
    • Redesigned composite side guards protect the car from side hits. The side guards perfectly fit the chassis and seal against dirt.
    • 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
    • Rear wing holders made from special composite mixture to withstand abuse and crashes, and feature several different wing mounting positions
    • Mud guards may be easily installed on the rear suspension arms to protect the rear drivetrain in wet and dirty track conditions

Chassis length: 399.5mm
Wheelbase: 322~328mm
Width: 310mm
Weight: 2014g
Approximate running weight: 3450g

Needed to Complete:

  • 1/8 Scale Brushless Motor & ESC
  • 2-Channel Radio System
  • High Torque Steering Servo
  • (2) 2S LiPo Batteries or (1) 4S LiPo (at least 5000mAh)
  • Compatible Battery Charger
  • Paint for Polycarbonate Body
  • Tires, Wheels & Glue
Note: Complete model shown for illustrative purposes only and is not included. This is a kit only. See Needed To Complete for full list of required items.

This product was added to our catalog on July 13, 2017.