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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 12-06-2016, 02:12 PM   #2596
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Any talk of a new model coming out?

Hard to pass this up.
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Old 12-06-2016, 02:53 PM   #2597
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Pure speculation- but I think there has to be something. On the MT410 thread it was stated that the steering geometry had changed completely. If you look at the drag link, it is a fair bit different than what is currently used.
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Old 12-06-2016, 03:00 PM   #2598
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If you look on the new parts page on Tekno's site, you'll see the new steering parts. They list them as being compatible with the EB/NB 48.4 so I'd say we'll see new cars sooner than later....

http://www.teknorc.com/shop/tkr8100-...ized-ebnb48-4/
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Old 12-06-2016, 04:30 PM   #2599
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I have been hearing rumors about one, I guess that confirms it.
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Old 12-06-2016, 04:41 PM   #2600
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I went ahead and purchased one, I just couldn't pass up this great deal. When the .4 comes out I could use the new parts I would think but the .3 is a proven design.
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I am looking into one of these, how much do we know right now as far as what would be changed going from a .3 to a .4? Could factor that in to price of a used eb48.3 and see if its worth it or just wait for the .4
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Old 12-07-2016, 05:48 AM   #2602
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I am looking into one of these, how much do we know right now as far as what would be changed going from a .3 to a .4? Could factor that in to price of a used eb48.3 and see if its worth it or just wait for the .4
Nothing is known at this point, besides that ackerman arm obviously changes the steering. Leads me to believe that there may be a change on spindle side. I'm sure it will have a lot of the current "option" parts in it, but I doubt we'll see universals on the 4 corners as they are more of a tuning aid.

I doubted any suspension changes to geometry, but others have said there is.

We're all in await and see approach right now.

And I'm quite positive that if there is an upgrade path, that Fiercercsolutions will have one available.
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Old 12-07-2016, 06:33 AM   #2603
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What the public knows is what you see on the Tekno site for the new parts. The limited team guys can't discuss it. You know the drill. If you do your homework and look at recent race reports in the US that had tons of media attention (hint vegas), you'll find all you need to know.
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What the public knows is what you see on the Tekno site for the new parts. The limited team guys can't discuss it. You know the drill. If you do your homework and look at recent race reports in the US that had tons of media attention (hint vegas), you'll find all you need to know.
^^^Spot on....I could actually garner some info when the .3 was about to drop....This time no one is saying anything.

That ackerman arm is the first confirmation something is coming that I've seen. I'm getting anxious to find out. Just like everyone else.

The hard part about looking back at worlds, is you don't know what was prototype, and what will make it....So regardless, it's a wait and see.
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I am looking into one of these, how much do we know right now as far as what would be changed going from a .3 to a .4? Could factor that in to price of a used eb48.3 and see if its worth it or just wait for the .4
Judging by the pics from the worlds and other places

chassis
steering components
front spindles and uprights
A, B, C, and D plates
A-arms
diff bulkheads
rear hubs

I don't think updating from .3 to .4 will be worth it. Just wait for the .4
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sounds good thanks everyone!
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Judging by the pics from the worlds and other places

chassis
steering components
front spindles and uprights
A, B, C, and D plates
A-arms
diff bulkheads
rear hubs

I don't think updating from .3 to .4 will be worth it. Just wait for the .4
Time will tell
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Time will tell
That it will. I'm more curious to see what, if any, updates the truggies get. I've kinda given up on making the narrow chassis buggy work on rough tracks.
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That it will. I'm more curious to see what, if any, updates the truggies get. I've kinda given up on making the narrow chassis buggy work on rough tracks.
Please leave truggies alone. I don't think I could improve on my setup if I tried.

What doesn't work for ebuggy on a rough track? I don't think there is a track that gets rougher than the one I regularly club race on. It's an old school dirt track with loam, sand, and some hard park. It changes lap to lap, let alone heat to heat. What is it doing that you don't like? Do you have a setup sheet?
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So with some .4 stuff popping up, what does everyone do with their old models? I know and sell before the new one releases, some just slowly buy the upgrade parts, etc.. I hate to sell my .3 for such a discount, but I don't see the point of holding onto a outdated kit that I would never race again, since I'd most likely only use the new kit... So what's the best option? ><
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