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What option parts should I consider buying with a new kit?
None are required but we recommend the following:

Springs:
Low Grip Track:
TKR8772 Yellow Low Frequency Rear Springs and TKR8762 Grey Low Frequency Front Springs

Low to Medium Grip Track:
TKR8773 Orange Low Frequency Rear Springs and TKR8763 Black Low Frequency Front Springs

Medium to High Grip Track:
TKR8774 - Red Low Frequency Rear Springs and TKR8764 - Pink Low Frequency Front Springs

TKR5199B HRC Rear Hubs (L/R, CV or uni, EB/NB/ET/NT48/48.3) - Improves stability of the rear on mid to corner exit. Able to be on power earlier on corner exit.

TKR6146 - CNC Delrin Shock Cartridge Set

TiNi Shock Shafts
-TKR6017T (front)
-TKR6061T (rear)

This car is very durable. Here are the spare parts that I recommend you keep on hand:
TKR5020 Hinge Pins (inner, front/rear)
TKR6061T Rear Shock Shafts w/ TiNi Coating and TKR6017T Front Shock Shafts w/ TiNi Coating
TKR5286 Front Suspension Arms and TKR5184 Rear Suspension Arms
TKR5194 Spindle Carriers
TKR6009 Shock O-Ring and Bladder Set (for 2 shocks)

Tips and Tricks

List of Vehicle Setup Adjustments and Build Tips can be found here. There are several videos and articles detailing the building of shocks, diffs, camber links, etc.

Page 3 Step K-3
Put the screw in upside down so that the head of the screw is in the hex spot that's molded into the spindle. This will aid in clearance in full droop / full steering.

Page 12 Step I-2
Use no less than 4 shims on the steering spindle to limit steering throw. I actually just use one 2mm ball stud washer from my 10th scale stuff since each shim is .5mm.

Setup Sheets:
Setup sheets for all Tekno RC vehicles can be found here.

Warranty Policy:
Tekno RC is the only company in the industry that will give 50% off of parts if returned to them using the General Warranty return policy found on their website. The parts can be lightly used or completely abused, as long as the part is still being produced it's covered!

Piston Drills:
Some of our setups recommend using pistons that are enlarged. For instance 4x1.9 or 3x2.0. To drill the pistons we recommend the following:
GMK Supply Piston Drill Set
16PC Metric Bit Set Metric Sizes 2.00 to 3.00 MM.

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Old 09-08-2016, 07:29 AM   #2206
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I hate that they give you such a small tube of grease.. When I was building both my SCT and EB I didn't use much because I couldn't tell how much I had to save for later in the build. I just now bought a huge tub of grease and redid all my diffs and cleaned/regreased the whole car. Never again will I have little grease where its needed lol.
That's exactly my problem! I looked at the little tube and went, "Oh, I guess I should use this sparingly." Then I watching a vid and it's like, "No. You want this stuff all up in everywhere." :-)

Whatever though. Needing to buy a bunch of little stuff gives me an excuse to head over to the hobby shop.
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It is a small tube, but you shouldn't need a whole lot of grease on the diffs...just enough for a good coat. I asked about that a while back and I have been using that strategy ever since and all is good. Same for cvd's.
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:23 AM   #2208
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This is the body i am using on my build. Much more aggressive looking than the stock body IMO.
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Thanks for linking my videos for the diff shimming, I'm glad they're proving to continually be helpful!

As for the grease, The one little tube in there will usually do 4 or builds for me. The only places I have a significant amount is the ring/pinion gear on the front/read diffs. If you're using grease in the CVDs at the corners, that can use a bit too, but you don't want to overdo it as you don't want it attracting more dirt into there than needed. For the CVDs and dog bone pins, I like to use Cow RCs MooSlick (or any other silicon based spray on and dry), as it doesn't attract all the dust as much, and the dust will more easily blow off since the silicon is dry.
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Agreed! Not to mention the instructions are in full color
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I have a Losi 8e 4.0 buggy and love it! I do need to change diff fluids because mine is more rear centric but other than that its a beast!

I also have a Tekno EB48.2 and my .3 will be here this weekend! I'll let you know about the .3 once i build and test next week.
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Ooo enjoy! You already built the 48.2, but I love building Tekno's... such a quality and fun build. I haven't built a Losi in 15 years, I am curious how xray and mugen builds are...

Good luck with the build!
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I know this isn't exactly EB specific, but I currently use SMC 6500 4s 60c lipos. I found some Venom 4s 5000 35c for cheap, but was worried about the low c rating. With my sct if I use below 50c it puffs easily. But that's a high amp draw 2s system.

I use rx8 and 1900, would those venoms be okay?
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anyone running the hobbywing xr8 plus? if so, how do you like it compared to the tekin rx8?
i love the XR8 plus. it is slighting heavier than the tekin as well as slightly larger. But the build quality is amazing. Aluminum fan housing. Its just built great. The temps are awsome. I am running 44/19 with smc 1900kv with the xr8 plus. the switch was my only headache but now that i found a good location its great. i mounted the switch over the front chassis brace on a "L" secured to the inside of the battery tray which comes up over the front chassis brace and i tape the switch on there
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i was using some 4s floureon 35c 5200mah and i also have a venom 50c and i don't notice much of a difference at all. Its negligible. Maybe just a bit more "punch" on the 50c but the 35c is definitely not to low of a "c" rating IMHO.
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I know this isn't exactly EB specific, but I currently use SMC 6500 4s 60c lipos. I found some Venom 4s 5000 35c for cheap, but was worried about the low c rating. With my sct if I use below 50c it puffs easily. But that's a high amp draw 2s system.

I use rx8 and 1900, would those venoms be okay?
They will work fine. You'll notice they aren't as "punchy" as the SMC packs though.
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I normally wouldn't question it, and would stick with my 60/70+, but i found those venom's for $20 a pop... so figured they could be useful for practice. just dont want anything running too hot cause of them.
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Caught a pipe and it ended my main anyone have this happen?

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holy crap ! this is a violent one ! I think you can't blame tekno !
did the pipe hit right into the broken aluminium part ?
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