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Old 02-09-2011, 12:04 PM   #16
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On the tekno v4 kit do you need to run the center diff spacer plate?
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:35 PM   #17
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no, you cant use the elite mount either if that is what you are referring to.
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:02 PM   #18
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On the tekno v4 kit do you need to run the center diff spacer plate?
No, the diff mounts are actually recessed into the chassis by 1mm to allow better alignment for the rear dog bone. The chassis is 4mm thick so a 46t or smaller spur will have no problems with sticking below the chassis.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:15 PM   #19
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So are you guys buying a RC8Be kit then buying the V4 Tekno kit? Looking to pick up my first 1/8 buggy soon for the upcoming outdoor season...wanna make sure I buy right the first time.
Honestly If I were to by a brand new rc8be then I wouldn't convert, it's very competitive right out of the box. My buddy gives me a run for my money every weekend, each platform seems to be better at certain times so it's a toss up! The Tekno chassis is very tough! I do think the V3 is better than stock, the V4 should be better yet by looking at it!

My V4 came in today and looks really good!
Probably start putting it together this weekend, still waiting for tires and body, I'm rebuilding the hole car with brand new diffs I've had for over a year now. The rc8 drivetrain is rock solid, I'm running 5s 35c batteries on Rx8 1900kv T8 motor for over a year and it's been bullet proof!
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:05 AM   #20
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This is my V4 layout!
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:09 AM   #21
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this is the pic i meant to upload. Im going to run with motor brakes only. The Tekin RX8 is a little to big for the layout. most will probably run a MMP but I think its to small for good run time and taller gearing. Im running Hyperion 5s 3300 35c batteries.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:11 AM   #22
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Since the layout is so small be sure to parma and zip tie the esc, its about 1/8 from the pinion!!! That could be fatal if it moves!! Into the grinder! LOL
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:04 AM   #23
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TEKNO V3 RC8BE on the scales RTR 5s batt Tekin RX8/T8 1900Kv with servo brakes.
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:08 AM   #24
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TEKNO V3 RC8BE on the scales RTR 5s batt Tekin RX8/T8 1900Kv w/motor brake.
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:35 AM   #25
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So this is where im at quick glance

V3 Front Left= 852g vs. V4=862g
V3 Front Right=886g vs. V4=897g


V3 Rear Left=968.4g vs.V4=892g
V3 Rear Right=999g vs. V4=975g

I will be working at making the balance better, I just needed to see where I'm at now. Looks like the front is heavier than it was and should provide more steering for sure. also note it is really easy to change the weight by moving the scales just a tiny bit, so its hard to be really accurate using this method. over all i think its better right away. I still need to drive it! the numbers may be better with a 4s hardcase lipo, the batterys I run are lighter and more powerful. Hmmm....
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:39 PM   #26
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Very interesting, I might have to get the v4 for my rc8be when I have the dough. Im interested to see the weight distrubution.
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My post shows the weight distribution? It will vary with your electronics vs mine.
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:43 PM   #28
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Im an idiot, I didnt read across all the your posted weights. Let me know how it feels on the track.
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:04 PM   #29
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Lol, it now weighs 7.999pounds, was 8.169 with servo brakes and the old wheels. I heard the proline V2 wheels are 20g heavier. The new tires are probably heavier too. I have all the Lunsford titanium pins and turn buckles, aluminum stub axels, all aluminum 3mm nuts, maybe getting to light!
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:09 PM   #30
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Im an idiot, I didnt read across all the your posted weights. Let me know how it feels on the track.
I'll let you know, won't be until after next Friday. I need to beet new pins into the cvd's
So I don't mess up the new diff cups.
I put all new diffs in and acer ceramic bearings also. Its going to be even more of a BEAST!
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