XRAY RX8E 1/8 On-Road Electric Car
2019 All-new Features:
- All-new narrower chassis with new rear end geometry improves traction
- All-new lower rear suspension holders shift the rear arms 2.5mm inward for improved geometry
- All-new steel extension plates for the rear suspension arms update the shock mounting geometry to work with the new narrow inner pivot location
- All-new rear shock tower and upper arm holders to work with narrower rear bulkhead positions
- New extended rear steel turnbuckles and upper ball joints to work with new narrow rear end
- New longer rear pivot balls combined with the narrower inner pivot location update the rear suspension geometry for improved traction
- All-new rear solid axle shaft and composite pulley for the new narrow rear end configuration
- All-new front and rear bulkheads redesigned to work with new composite anti-roll bar bushings to extend the life of the bulkheads and eliminate unwanted play
- All-new anti-roll bar adapters with less play
- All-new front and rear wire anti-roll bars
Based on its ultra-successful predecessor, XRAY proudly presents the new RX8E. The new electric kit incorporates the latest improvements and refinements of the RX8 platform developed by the team and race-proven in high-competition races around the world.
The new chassis is updated for the narrowed rear suspension configuration. The rear bulkheads are mounted 8.4mm closer together. The rear arm mounts move the inner pivot pins 2.5mm closer together, which combined with the bulkhead placement generates more rear traction and improves the stability of the car.
The chassis also features a unique, innovative front flex adjustment using a removable aluminum brace.
The chassis is narrower to increase chassis flex and generate more traction and steering. The narrower chassis also prevents chassis rub during cornering to help eliminate the feel of the car ‘stopping‘ in mid-corner.
Adjustable weight positions on both sides of the chassis offer quick & easy weight balance adjustment.
The aluminum bulkheads provide optimal stiffness & flex for better steering characteristics, even with hard spec tires.
The super-lightweight Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum bulkheads have a very clean and lightweight design to give the lowest weight and CG, and still allow quick access to the driveline components for reduced maintenance downtime.
All-new front bulkheads have been redesigned to fit the new composite bushings for the anti-roll bar bearings that eliminate the wear of the bulkhead.
The bulkheads are CNC-machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum to provide the lightest & strongest framework for the car.
The all-new rear lower suspension mounts allows the rear lower arms to be moved closer together by 2.5mm for improved traction as well as the stability of the car.
The front & rear suspension holders are fully independent from the bulkheads, mounted directly to the chassis to increase traction and make the car easier to drive.
The suspension mounts are CNC-machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum to provide the lightest & strongest framework for the car.
All-new rear suspension extensions update the shock mounting positions to match the new rear suspension pivot pin and arm locations.
Both front & rear extensions are made from laser-cut steel and additionally black coated for improved durability.
Rear Upper Arm Holders.
All-new graphite upper arm holders feature new positions for the eccentric bushings that position the upper pins 2.5mm narrower to work with the new rear lower arm mount position.
The rear upper arm holders are machined from strong 3.5mm graphite material for optimal flex of the rear suspension. Both front & rear mounts are attached to the rear upper bulkhead clamps.
The rear shock tower was redesigned to mount to the new rear narrower bulkheads and to compliment the updated suspension geometry.
Both front & rear shock towers have updated shock mounting positions. The towers are made from thick 3mm graphite material for maximum durability.
Front Wire Anti-roll Bars.
All-new front wire anti-roll bar was redesigned to work with the new adjustable system that allows easier adjustment of the bar as well as remove any excess play from the system.
The RX8E includes both wire & blade-style front anti-roll bars for freedom of choice based on track conditions.
The wire anti-roll bar is used to increase steering response on small, technical tracks. The wire bar is mounted to the bulkheads from the outside to allow quick & easy changes and adjustment. The wire bar turns in ball-bearings for maximum precision and freedom of movement. Anti-roll bar height can be adjusted quickly & easily.
Rear Anti-roll Bars.
All-new rear wire anti-roll bar was redesigned to work with the new adjustable system which allows easier adjustment of the bar and reduces play.
The rear 2.8mm anti-roll bar helps to reduce rear chassis roll. The roll bar turns in ball-bearings for maximum precision and freedom of movement. For fine tuning, optional wires of different thickness are available. Anti-roll bar height is adjustable via a screw… quick & easy.
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