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Old 02-21-2012, 04:55 PM   #2986
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This past weekend we were suppose to race at Corona HobbyTown but that was a "no go" so we headed to Cal Raceway and had a blast with our GT8s. I ran my Hybrid GT8 Lite/Rally Car formally a Slash 4X4. Here's the video from a different perspective.

It was my first time at Cal Raceway so I wasn't too familiary with the track so bear with my driving. Enjoy!

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Old 02-22-2012, 01:16 AM   #2987
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So,will this body will fit the Ofna DM-1 Spec e car chassis and if so,when is it coming available?Thanks,Huck
Yes it will fit. I'd say in a couple months time (a rough estimation)
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:49 AM   #2988
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Hello from France,

here's the video from the last final of the last round (the fifth..) of our Rally Game Challenge!!!

Enjoy it!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAS3f...layer_embedded

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Old 02-22-2012, 01:43 PM   #2989
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Hello from France,

here's the video from the last final of the last round (the fifth..) of our Rally Game Challenge!!!

Enjoy it!!

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That's cool, good to see you guys racing in the wet, looked like fun!
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:53 PM   #2990
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Romuald, That is exciting towatch. I wish I could come over and drive with you but it's a long drive from Holland.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:51 PM   #2991
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Hey guys! I am getting into on-road, as a new track is opening near me. Anyway I have an old Mugen MBX4-RR that's been sitting for many years. I've been thinking about turning it into a GT8 car. I would e-convert as well.

My question/concern is back when I used to drive the buggy, it was mostly bashing on pavement. And that lead to the center diff (the internal bevel gears) stripping. Happened twice. Granted that was general thrashing/speed runs, and I was much younger so who knows what diff oil I had (if any) in there....

I am wondering if this is just going to be a continuing problem, since the diffs are a bit undersized compared to today's 1/8th buggies? I realize that the current GT8's, the Ofna's and Kyosho are based on buggies from about the same vintage as my Mugen. So if they don't have problems, I don't think my Mugen will?

Any and all input is welcome.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:50 PM   #2992
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Hey guys! I am getting into on-road, as a new track is opening near me. Anyway I have an old Mugen MBX4-RR that's been sitting for many years. I've been thinking about turning it into a GT8 car. I would e-convert as well.

My question/concern is back when I used to drive the buggy, it was mostly bashing on pavement. And that lead to the center diff (the internal bevel gears) stripping. Happened twice. Granted that was general thrashing/speed runs, and I was much younger so who knows what diff oil I had (if any) in there....

I am wondering if this is just going to be a continuing problem, since the diffs are a bit undersized compared to today's 1/8th buggies? I realize that the current GT8's, the Ofna's and Kyosho are based on buggies from about the same vintage as my Mugen. So if they don't have problems, I don't think my Mugen will?

Any and all input is welcome.
my ofna gtp2e didn't come with a center different and from reading the thread here, most don't recommend one either...
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My question/concern is back when I used to drive the buggy, it was mostly bashing on pavement. And that lead to the center diff (the internal bevel gears) stripping. Happened twice. Granted that was general thrashing/speed runs, and I was much younger so who knows what diff oil I had (if any) in there....

I am wondering if this is just going to be a continuing problem, since the diffs are a bit undersized compared to today's 1/8th buggies? I realize that the current GT8's, the Ofna's and Kyosho are based on buggies from about the same vintage as my Mugen. So if they don't have problems, I don't think my Mugen will?

Any and all input is welcome.
I'd try rebuilding it and carefully inspect the diff housing and bevel gears for any slop. Replace the housing/gears if necessary and try using shims to get the gears to mesh closer. Fill them up w/ 100k diff fluid and give it a go!
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:11 AM   #2994
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For those of us NOT in the 12 month summer region of the country: anyone getting some new electric GT8 cars together???

My next project (after I finish the electric 1/8 buggy on my bench) will be to get started on my Losi L8ight model conversion.... BUT, our 'season' doesn't start until the end of May so even I can get it done by then!

About the only show around this area is the Heart of America Series - which has been going strong since 1971!
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:59 AM   #2995
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Heads up for anyone looking for a 1/8th GT car. I'm gonna be selling my 2 speed Tekno conversion DM1 either as a roller or RTR. I'v only e run 3 packs through it.Let me know if you'd like details before I post to the for sale forum.

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Old 03-04-2012, 06:49 PM   #2996
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For those of us NOT in the 12 month summer region of the country: anyone getting some new electric GT8 cars together???
I live in a 12 month summer region, but I'm starting one now.

Going to be GT2 wheelbase (360'ish mm wheelbase). Based on a Tekno Mugen MBX5T e-conversion kit, and then mostly MBX6 parts. I have the Tekno kit now, waiting to find an MBX6 at a good price. Hoping to use only bolt-on parts, the only thing custom will have to be shock towers.
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Going to be GT2 wheelbase (360'ish mm wheelbase). Based on a Tekno Mugen MBX5T e-conversion kit,".....the only thing custom will have to be shock towers.
You can use the ones from SNR. That's what I use for my MBX6 to MBGT conversion. They are lower and nice CF. I still need shorter shocks though.
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Is this thread dead? Has anyone converted their Losi 8ight to 2 speed electric. I'd like to see pics please.
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Is this thread dead? Has anyone converted their Losi 8ight to 2 speed electric. I'd like to see pics please.
im in the process may need to talk to rc-monster mike to go over how to massage it in
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Is this thread dead? Has anyone converted their Losi 8ight to 2 speed electric. I'd like to see pics please.
Actually I'm planning to leave mine single speed - as a first effort and since I'm not a really great on road racer I figure this makes the most sense FOR ME... But, I know (further back in thread) that some guys have converted them with the 2 speed!

And, it's getting close to the start of our season here in the Midwest so I suppose I should really get off my butt and get it built!
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