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Old 07-30-2014, 07:43 PM   #1
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Default How many own more than one of the same rc car?

So most likely a second weekend will pass as I wait for parts for my 8.2e to come in. Every time something breaks I order in other parts that will be needed in the future also. I just haven't owned the buggy long enough to get everything I want as a spare. So how many have more than one of the same car to keep them going while hey wait for parts? I'm in Canada so everything takes much longer. Been tempted to buy the rc8.2e factory team that is sitting on the shelf at the hobby shop.
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:49 PM   #2
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I usually buy 2. put 1 together and throw the other 1 in for parts!!
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:26 PM   #3
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I have 3 of the Proline Pro2 trucks.....lol. Converted one to SCB, one to race, one to bash.
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:37 PM   #4
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Really don't have a spare of the same car, but I do have several different ones...
Traxxas slayer pro (nitro)
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:38 PM   #5
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I have 3.5 MRC thunderkings, 1 NIB, 1 Used but in great condition, 1 in not so good condition, and then half of one, I also have about 2.5 rustlers, and 1.5 stampedes lol
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:05 PM   #6
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I own 2 B5M's now.. One for stock one for mod.
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I have 4 vehicles that share the same platform, 2 of them being identical, and the other 2 being identical except for the chassis and bumpers. If I need a fresh differential during a race I will typically grab a full transmission out of one and put it in the one I need, then rebuild the other one at home.
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:16 PM   #8
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I own 2 B5M's now.. One for stock one for mod.
+1. So cheap why not?
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I have a pair of 22 2.0 buggies... one is set up for mid motor, one is set up for rear.

They may both end up mid motor though soon, body on my rear motor has a rip in it anyway, so as I replace that I will swap the config out as well.

One runs mod, the other runs 17.5
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For my on-road stuff I race the same (or nearly the same) chassis in several classes (VTA, Stock, Mod) so I can cannibalize parts if needed. For my offroad stuff I did have an 8ight 2.0 B and T so I could share the main drivetrain parts before I moved to an XB9.
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:32 AM   #11
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ALWAYS have the usual spare parts that are needed and or a second vehicle or kit. Why let a $5 part keep you from practicing/racing?
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I have 2 XB8'14's. One is built and the other is a new kit put in parts boxes for parts. I also took the diffs and shocks out of the new kit and built them with different oils then the ones that are on the built car. This way if I want to try a different shock or diff setup all I have to do is swap them. Makes changes so much easier.
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2 mp9s, ones an electric and ones a gas, they work as spare cars when the wall on my lhs does not have a kyosho part (which is rare).

had 2 rb6s but they never broke (plus the LHS) haha so sold one.
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I have two TLR 22 3.0 buggies. The first was bought used and upgraded for stock racing including slipper eliminator, MiP pucks, schelle bearings and an exotek laydown. The second was my Spec-racer which I built from a kit and have been racing in Sportsman the past month. I've been having better results (or just getting more experience, been racing less than a year) and sometimes get the bump up from the B-main. Now I have a backup or occasionally run the second one in novice.
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I always own 2 of the same buggies. Went from 2 RB6's, to 2 Yokomo's and now to 2 B6's. Makes things easier most of the time..
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