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Old 08-21-2011, 06:51 PM   #2656
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You don't need a thread for beginners.. This one will suit you just fine. Plenty of info and were all here to help. As for platform.. The no brainers is the Ofna GTP2e.. The work is already done for you. Next easiest would be the Losi since they have the L8ght which is a dirt oval. If you want to be more creative then got for the Mugen, Associated HPI etc. The catch with those cars is the shock towers and body mounts.

Ok, thanks.

I assume you are starting with 1/10 off road cars/trucks. Is this correct ?

The Mugen is 1/8, I had a MBX5 some time ago,
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Ok, thanks.

I assume you are starting with 1/10 off road cars/trucks. Is this correct ?

The Mugen is 1/8, I had a MBX5 some time ago,
Starting point is an 1/8 scale off road buggy for GT8. For GT8 Lite they're converting short coarse off road trucks such as the slash.
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Starting point is an 1/8 scale off road buggy for GT8. For GT8 Lite they're converting short coarse off road trucks such as the slash.
OH, OK.

That's where my confusion comes from. The GT8 is based on 1/8th buggies and the lite is on the 1/10 trucks.

Guess I just need to know where for get any conversion parts I might need.

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OH, OK.

That's where my confusion comes from. The GT8 is based on 1/8th buggies and the lite is on the 1/10 trucks.

Guess I just need to know where for get any conversion parts I might need.

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There's STRC which has a great conversion for the traxxas slash 4x4 and there's SNRgraphite.com that may be able to package you a conversion for the Jammin SCRT.
For other shortcourse trucks and if you're up for the challenge, u can mod and fabricate the body mounts, reengineer the suspension to get lower cg, stiffen up the suspension, and add stabilizer bars if u want it handle well! Check out the GT8 lite thread too!
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Thank you Charlie and crew for making a great day of racing for us! Thanks to Angie too for keeping me as well the other racers on a straight line today! See you guys in HB Surf City this Sept 4th! Mark your calendars now for some good times ahead!

Great pics BTW!
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Awesome day yesterday, cant wait for the next one
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Had a good time in Corona as well - it has been six months + for me.

I should have my GT8 car running by HB - I tried to get it going yesterday, but my solder station stopped working
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Very nice, I like the body
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Hey Callahan! Is there GT8 electric racing in your part of the world in Sweden? If so what's the name of the track?
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Thank you Charlie and crew for making a great day of racing for us! Thanks to Angie too for keeping me as well the other racers on a straight line today! See you guys in HB Surf City this Sept 4th! Mark your calendars now for some good times ahead!

Great pics BTW!

Start thinking about the Nats buddy.
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Hey Callahan! Is there GT8 electric racing in your part of the world in Sweden? If so what's the name of the track?
Nope there are no racing series for the GT8 class in sweden at all not even Nitro ones.
But we have local races att our track.
We are a bunch of ten drivers who races the Kyosho GT2 at the local track.
Five of them is electric and five nitros.
I know that there are some moore drivers in Sweden who drive an GT8 car.
And im trying to get my local club to host an racing event for this class next summer.

Later today i will test my car for the first time!
Just need to get some sleep first.
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Was anyone running tires that worked well at Corona that weren't PMTs. FG Supply is out of stock on them and I need some new tires.Whrer else can one buy PMTs on the internet?

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Nope there are no racing series for the GT8 class in sweden at all not even Nitro ones.
But we have local races att our track.
We are a bunch of ten drivers who races the Kyosho GT2 at the local track.
Five of them is electric and five nitros.
I know that there are some moore drivers in Sweden who drive an GT8 car.
And im trying to get my local club to host an racing event for this class next summer.

Later today i will test my car for the first time!
Just need to get some sleep first.
Hi Callahan,

Not sure if you have run both, but do you have a preference as to which (nitro/electric) you like to race with? Great that you have a dedicated group of guys to race with out there. Do you guys race nitro's with the electrics? If so, what advantages/disadvantages have you observed with them?

Your build has come along great. Good luck with it.
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