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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 12-08-2016, 09:03 AM   #2626
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Speaking as a racer, not a Tekno representative, you shouldn't be in a rush to unload your proven car. You have to determine what it's worth, both to the buyer and,more importantly, to you.

I know that as a team driver, I'll get the new car. But when I look at the market and see the old car is selling for 150 bucks (just making up a number), I'll keep my old car.

To me 150.00 doesn't make up for the piece of mind knowing that if anything ever happened at a race that I could grab my old car, toss it down, and run it. It's kind of like an insurance policy that I already paid for.

Speaking as a Tekno Representative, you should definitely grab all of the updated parts. They make a huge difference in the car's performance. IF we release a new platform, you can be sure that it will be a significant improvement over the old one.
Have you tried the new steering parts from the MT on a .3 buggy or truggy yet?
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Speaking as a racer, not a Tekno representative, you shouldn't be in a rush to unload your proven car. You have to determine what it's worth, both to the buyer and,more importantly, to you.

I know that as a team driver, I'll get the new car. But when I look at the market and see the old car is selling for 150 bucks (just making up a number), I'll keep my old car.

To me 150.00 doesn't make up for the piece of mind knowing that if anything ever happened at a race that I could grab my old car, toss it down, and run it. It's kind of like an insurance policy that I already paid for.

Speaking as a Tekno Representative, you should definitely grab all of the updated parts. They make a huge difference in the car's performance. IF we release a new platform, you can be sure that it will be a significant improvement over the old one.
Very wise words here.
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Can anyone recommend make a servo recommendation. I use Hitec on my planes but they seems to be a little slow.

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Reedy RS1806A 255oz/.06, 211oz/.08s) $170
Reedy RT2207A (294oz/.07, 240oz/.09) $170

I was also looking at the Protek 170SBL (535oz/.03s, 458oz/.09s) at Amain.
Could also look into the savox 1270, I've run it in my truggy, buggy,and ebuggy and never had any issues. It is 360ish on 6v and nearly 500 on 7.4v, I just ordered another from amain for $69 shipped
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Been away for a few months and just catching up on all the latest so sorry if it's been asked or is common knowledge but was wondering if there is a new car or another update in the works ?with current prices on the 48.3 seems like this is the norm before a new model is released. I was thinking of picking up the current kit in the next week or so but I will hold off if there is something new expected in the near future
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There are .4 parts popping up on Tekno's shop... So yeah, shouldnt be too long now for the new kit. But at the price of the .3 being so discounted you can't go wrong with that either.
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for me personally no 1/8 till spring so debating here versus seeing what is what. But it should be a fun ride to see what comes out.
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Old 12-09-2016, 12:16 AM   #2632
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Does anyone use the shock covers from badhorsie.com ? I noticed they have basically every brand aside from Tekno... Was wondering what size would fit Tekno, or if anyone knew of a better option?
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Just curious;

Why is the tractiondrive and mechanical brake set no longer available?
Cant seem to find an "official" answer.
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Have you tried the new steering parts from the MT on a .3 buggy or truggy yet?
no sir, I haven't. I live in one of those parts of the country where 8th scale is non-existent after mid to late September. A few guys will try to race into October, but I honestly have never had good experiences running when it's below 55 degrees out, so we switch over to 10th scale indoors.
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Just curious;

Why is the tractiondrive and mechanical brake set no longer available?
Cant seem to find an "official" answer.
Don't consider this official, but I've never seen them used. I'm guessing just low demand meant you couldn't justify making them any more?

And tbh, I don't know that they aren't available. I'm basing this off your statement. Just not one of those things I honestly ever looked at.
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no sir, I haven't. I live in one of those parts of the country where 8th scale is non-existent after mid to late September. A few guys will try to race into October, but I honestly have never had good experiences running when it's below 55 degrees out, so we switch over to 10th scale indoors.

You mean like the trophy race at hillside in late october? 109 entries on october 23rd, and a bunch of new faces. Can't complain 1 bit.

But yeah....4wd sct and prolite for me now. (Although I'm taking this month off.)
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I'm surprised neither of you, Bob or Ez have an answer regarding the shock covers. [: You guys are in the top 5 of Tekno RCtech. Haha
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I'm surprised neither of you, Bob or Ez have an answer regarding the shock covers. [: You guys are in the top 5 of Tekno RCtech. Haha
Any of the shock covers that go on over the spring like that can cause handling issues. You won't find too many racers that can give opinions on them because we simply don't use them.
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Any of the shock covers that go on over the spring like that can cause handling issues. You won't find too many racers that can give opinions on them because we simply don't use them.
MX is on point. I see shock covers as a possible binding issue with the springs, and could effect handling. I actually don't use the tekno shaft covers either.
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You guys are in the top 5 of Tekno RCtech. Haha
Whoa...I'm finally in the top 5 at something!
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