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XRAY XB8 2014 Spec Luxury 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Buggy Kit

XRAY XB8 2014 Spec Luxury 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Buggy Kit
Been in Rc for 20 years - Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! Tuesday, March 11, 2014
At first this kit went together really well. It seems to be pretty much indestructible. I feel like i could smack it into a wall 10 times without it breaking. It handles like a dream and the manual is really nicely printed like a magazine. I like the fact that every parts bag has a buisness card type insert with the persons name who quality controlled the parts. And that the car has an insane amount of adjustability. All the hudy spring steel driveshafts are very nicely engineered and captured properly. Everything is top notch quality.... except the terrible design of the clutch(dare I say the most important part of the car). I really feel nickel and dimed on this part of the assembly. EVERY other kit (kyosho, mugen, sworks , jq, etc..) comes with all the parts needed except radio servos and motor. Well this kit needs you to also buy an"option" part to be able to even drive/finish assembly(the flywheel collet).In my experience hop up options are not needed to make the kit drive. They are options to replace pieces that already come with the kit. Upon opening the clutch bag to begin assembling the clutch i realised there was no flywheel collar included . Are you kidding me? The second most expensive kit you can buy and it doesn't come with a collar. I call bs. especially since it seems to need a custom collar that has to be special ordered because the ones that come with your motor will not work. If you bought an O.S. motor you will not even able to mount the flywheel without ordering the PRO TEC flywheel shim kit & the xray collet. I have 3 extra collars sitting in my tool box (the manual even said to use the collar you already have that came with the motor) so i tried to install those . Nope that wont work as the clutch bell seems to be made too long to allow the clutch to have any play. so now i am stuck with a buggy with a non working clutch . I tried installing the clutch on an os xzb v2 speed spec top of the line motor as well as an rb bxr ceramic and even a novarossi engine and every time the clutch bell passes the end of the crankshaft & binds as soon as tightening the bell screw down. when holding the clutch bell up to another brand its clearly 3 or 4 millimeter longer than a standard bell thus making it absolutely impossible to tightening the clutch bell properly without some extremely tiny shims or washers that ARE NOT INCLUDED. Why would these extremely crucial 2 dollar parts not be included in a "masterfully engineered" $700 kit . guess i wont be finishing up the car tonite or even driving it by the end of the weekend. i should have just got a mugen or a jq or something or something else. i guess its too late to return it now. :/ Update: after reading the xray forum there is a similar problem with the xb9. grrrrrrrrrrrr .if this is a known problem on xrays official forum why not include the proper collar or crankshaft extension? I was seriously thinking about putting a really good review because the car itself is really nice but now I'm just plain frustrated and not happy. I may be able to overlook this because luckily I have found 8 perfect shims from a tamiya kit that fit perfectly on the end of crankshaft to extend it. I figured out how to fix get the bell to work so the car gets 4 stars. It would have been 5+ stars had there not been this terrible step in the assembly process which the manual leaves you to figure out on your own. I just shouldn't have to take apart another kit to "fix" anything on a brand new design. OH AND IF YOU FEEL THE NEED TO RESPOND TO ME BECAUSE YOU DON'T LIKE MY REVIEW. DON' T POST A 5 STAR REVIEW TO BOOST THE CARS STAR RATING .
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