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XRAY XB9E Luxury 1/8 Electric Off-Road Buggy Kit
XRAY XB9E Luxury 1/8 Electric Off-Road Buggy Kit
kelly eckleberry - Rating: 1 of 5 Stars! Verified Owner Saturday, March 29, 2014
Don't waste your money on the XB9e. The nitro version is top notch, but the electric version is nothing more than armature. The battery tray is a joke and you will need to purchase ($$$) extra strap to properly secure the battery. It doesn't come with wheels or a body either ($$$$). I purchased ($$$$) the only body XRAY makes for the XB9e and it doesn't fit properly, at least with 4s lipos. I talked to XRAY about this issue and of course none of their "Team Drivers" have that issue. Apparently it is an issue after talking to the local guys who have mentioned they had to cut holes in their bodies to get it to fit down over the battery. I purchased ($$$$) a different body that A Main Hobbies recommended (Jconcepts Finisher) which is for a nitro BTW, and it didn't fit down over the battery either. The result of that is, I had to shim up the front so high that it exposes half the of the side guards. A fix for that would be to add Velcro ($$$) and forcibly push the sides of the body down and to secure it to the side guards. I received that tip off the web from OTHERS that have the same issue. There are no proper channels to run esc leads to the receiver. Anyhow part of this is my fault for not doing my homework before purchasing the XB9, the rest is on XRAY for not taking the time to make sure everything works. Do some research, you'll find others have the same similar problems. A Main Hobbies tried to comfort me and said I would love the buggy, who btw doesn't have and real knowledge about the xb9 and they admitted that. But I don't love it!!!. It's been a case of having to rig one thing after the other just to make XRAY's XB9e to work. So the unfortunate thing is, I had to put the XB9e together before I was able to truly find out about the body issue and that voided any chance of returning it. I'm also out 60 dollars on two bodies that don't fit properly. The money I had to spend to buy proper battery straps. Replacement parts are nearly twice as much as they are for other 1/8th buggies. You wont find a crap ton of aftermarket parts for the XB9e, so you'll spend another fortune if you want to upgrade anything on the buggy. The only thing "Luxury" about the XB9e is if you have the luxury of being rich. Do yourself a favor and spend the extra 30 to 40 dollars and purchase a Losi 8ight. I own two and the quality is equal. They handle just as good if not better than the XB9, and parts, factory and aftermarket, are very reasonable. But don't waste your money on the XB9e.
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