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XRAY XB8 “Zero Rebound” shock absorbers

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XRAY have introduced new “Zero Rebound” shock absorbers for the XB8 and XB8E. “Zero Rebound” shocks can be set to allow less rebound than standard shock absorbers, decreasing responsiveness and improving bump absorption on bumpy tracks. The special design of the shock body and upper cap allows the installation of a ribbed shock membrane on the top of the shock body instead of traditional installation into the upper cap. The installation of the ribbed membrane on the shock body allows excess oil to leak out, and along with a shock cap vent hole and adjusting screw allows the adjustment of the amount of air (rebound) until the desired zero rebound is achieved. The oversized big-bore shocks feature 18.5mm O.D. shock bodies, externally threaded with an adjustable collar for quick & easy spring preload adjustment. The shock bodies are coated in a titanium color and feature a 1-piece alu shock cap with vent hole.

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Alain Sarafyan wins at Buyukcekmece track opening race

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The new Buyukcekmece track held the opening race in Turkey this past weekend. In the E-buggy class it was Alain Sarafyan (XRAY) who set the overall TQ and took the win from Ilker Alarcin (Mugen Seiki) in second and Kadir Kahramaner (TLR) in third.

Daniel Bubel doubles at Danish Nats Rd4

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The fourth round of the Danish 1/8 Buggy Nationals was held at Skanderborg RC track throughout the weekend. Daniel Bubel (XRAY) took the overall TQ after the qualies in both Nitro Buggy and E-buggy classes. The 45-minute Nitro Buggy final was run on a rough track and D.Bubel was able to take the win by two laps from Steffen Culmsee (SWORKz) in second and Jan D. Hansen (Serpent) in third. In E-buggy it was again D.Bubel with the win, taking A1 and A3 wins from the JQ Racing duo of Mikkel Vesterled and Mads Puggard in second and third respectively.

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XRAY XB8 71.5mm rear shock shafts

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XRAY have introduced new 71.5mm rear shock shafts for the XB8 and XB8E. The thick, robust 3.5mm rear shock shaft is precisely machined from special high-tensile steel and hand-ground for a super-smooth finish to ensure smooth movement in the shock body. It is 4mm longer than standard shock shaft to provide more droop. The 71.5mm rear shock shafts come in sets of two.

Ressar & Haug win at Estonian 1/8 Buggy Nats Rd2

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The second round of the Estonian 1/8 Buggy Nationals was held on a natural grass track in Vaike-Maarja. After five qualification rounds, Rainer Ressar (XRAY) would take the TQ in Nitro while Risto Haug (XRAY) set the TQ in E-buggy. In the 30-minute Nitro Buggy final, Rainer would hold on to the lead from start to finish followed by Arco Aria (Mugen Seiki) in second and Janek Pahn (Intech Racing) in third. In E-buggy, it would be a two horse fight between XRAY duo of Risto Haug and Randolf Alt. In A1 the two would swap the lead for the whole 10 minutes with R.Alt taking the win by 0.01 seconds. R.Haug would however hold on in A2 and A3 to take the win in front on the young guns R.Alt and Karl Martinson (XRAY).

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XRAY 4-shoe clutch set

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XRAY have introduced the new 4-shoe clutch set for the XB8 and XT8. The 4-shoe clutch features smaller, lighter internal parts, and the design allows for more balanced clutch bell engagement compared to the traditional 3-shoe design. The 4-shoe clutch design allows for super-easy clutch setting from soft to hard setting, each suitable for different track conditions and racing style. The 4-shoe design allows use of combinations of different hardnesses of shoes and springs for clutch engagement setting, and even allows for a combination of different pairs of shoes and springs which gives ultra-fine engagement settings. There are 4 different hardness of shoes and 3 different hardness of springs optionally available. Changing the setting is very easy thanks to the special assembly screws that hold the shoe and spring. Soft clutch setting generates the highest amount of traction and engages earliest; Medium clutch setting allows more clutch slippage and engages later; Hard clutch setting engages latest and provides more revs to engine. The 4-shoe clutch set includes flywheel, lightweight medium aluminum clutch shoes, gold (soft) clutch springs, assembly screws, flywheel collar, and flywheel nut. Optional graphite shoes engage more smoothly and give smoother clutch acceleration.

Bartosz Zalewski doubles at Polish Nats Rd2

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The RC Club Poznan hosted the second round of the Polish Championship in Murowana Goslina near Poznan. After qualifying rounds it was Bartosz Zalewski (XRAY) who set the overall TQ and started on pole position in both Nitro Buggy and E-buggy classes. In the 45-minute final B.Zalewski took the win with 97 laps from Donat Bula in second and Tomasz Gadnicki (XRAY) in third. After two 10-minute final in E-buggy it was again B.Zalewski with the win followed by Paweł Ntkovca (XRAY) in second while Jarosław Poniatowski came in third.

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Martin Bayer TQs & wins 4WD at 1/10 Worlds Warm-up

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The warm-up race for the 2019 IFMAR 1/10 Buggy World Championships was held at the Hudy Arena in Trencin, Slovakia over the weekend. In the 4WD class, Martin Bayer (XRAY) took timed practice and after five intensive rounds of qualifying between him, Joona Haatanen (Team Associated) and Spencer Rivkin (Team Associated), M.Bayer was able to take the overall TQ. M.Bayer took A1 but he had to fight hard with his teammate Bruno Coelho (XRAY) who managed to take the win in A2. After a perfect run in A3, M.Bayer secured the overall win from B.Coelho in second and Daniel Kobbevik​ (XRAY) in third.

2WD final results here