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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 03-16-2016, 07:44 AM   #1336
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I run the SMC 3600mAh packs with the tekin T8i indoor motor and make a 10 min main fine. They are half the weight of the normal batteries and that will affect your setup, so switching back and forth probably wont work too well.
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Do any of you guys use SMC Batteries? Im trying to decide which of theirs I should grab. The lowest MAH ones are 34 bucks will those be enough to get me by? Im trying to justify the extra cost Im usually running 15 minuts of practice per battery and the heats / mains at my track are 6 and 8 minutes
I run the 6500 in my full EB48.3, the 6700 extended in my ET48.3, and either the 2s 7200 or the 4s 3600 in my SL. A 5200 should easily get you through a 10 minute main, but may not keep you happy with a 15 minute practice run, depending on track conditions and how you drive. With the 6500 I've actually made a 20 minute club main with the nitros, but had to drive conservatively to do it.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:38 AM   #1338
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No I meant the RX8 set up on the eb48.3 with the drag brake and timing and settings. Can't find that anywhere.
This is still basically the same as Lutz uses now. Drag Brake does get adjusted per track based on the feel he wants. http://www.teamtekin.com/hotwire/esc...nLutz_v249.pdf
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Do any of you guys use SMC Batteries? Im trying to decide which of theirs I should grab. The lowest MAH ones are 34 bucks will those be enough to get me by? Im trying to justify the extra cost Im usually running 15 minuts of practice per battery and the heats / mains at my track are 6 and 8 minutes
Using 5300mAh batteries in both buggy and truggy (same battery), I get 17 to 18 minutes in buggy and 15 to 17 minutes in truggy during practice.
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Using 5300mAh batteries in both buggy and truggy (same battery), I get 17 to 18 minutes in buggy and 15 to 17 minutes in truggy during practice.
yeah it sounds like its worth the extra money to get the slightly higher capacity, they will also recharge faster if I dont take them nearly down in smaller pack.

Im gonna be running them with a trackstar esc and motor or tekin gen2, havent decided yet
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This is still basically the same as Lutz uses now. Drag Brake does get adjusted per track based on the feel he wants. http://www.teamtekin.com/hotwire/esc...nLutz_v249.pdf
Thanks justpoet. Wow that's huge amount of drag break. Will try this To see how it feels.
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Thanks justpoet. Wow that's huge amount of drag break. Will try this To see how it feels.
It can help. I run between 5 and 10 most of the time. The only time it messes me up is if there are really big jumps and I forget to hold a little throttle. Some of my drag brake induce lawn darts have been pretty epic.
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I run a SMC 6500mah in my setup and I get about 20 minutes of run time which is pretty nice. Also thanks to all of you guys that answered my questions about racing.
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Do any of you guys use SMC Batteries? Im trying to decide which of theirs I should grab. The lowest MAH ones are 34 bucks will those be enough to get me by? Im trying to justify the extra cost Im usually running 15 minuts of practice per battery and the heats / mains at my track are 6 and 8 minutes
I only use SMC. I have a 6500 and a 5000. If you're going to do any ROAR Races, get the 6500 and stay with it.
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This is still basically the same as Lutz uses now. Drag Brake does get adjusted per track based on the feel he wants. http://www.teamtekin.com/hotwire/esc...nLutz_v249.pdf
I don't use Tekin ESC but I'm curious as to what that setting translates too? Does 11 translate to 11%?
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In you use the hotwire to program it , it uses the term "value" . In the manual , when you program it on the esc it uses the term "degree" . What that actually means I couldn't tell you
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Have any of you guys bent a rear shock shaft besides me and MX304?
I bent on in my first race with it and I've just found one on the front. I'm really not liking this trend. This car has only been raced 4 times. I ran a whole season with my sworkz and only bent one on that car during a fast head on when another buggy crossed the pipe onto the straight. I just don't understand how a car of this quality has this issue. Are they just too long for a buggy?
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Very cool, I like the ones that keep things in perspective.
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I bent on in my first race with it and I've just found one on the front. I'm really not liking this trend. This car has only been raced 4 times. I ran a whole season with my sworkz and only bent one on that car during a fast head on when another buggy crossed the pipe onto the straight. I just don't understand how a car of this quality has this issue. Are they just too long for a buggy?
For me I just adjusted the travel of the rear shock to make it shorter with the downstop screw on the rear arms. It's seems to be working well so far.
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