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Old 05-18-2013, 07:00 AM   #3286
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unfortunately your truggy is a bit too big all around. wide and long being the 2 big ones. but you are basically right. when I did my 8ight it was really straight forward and took about 30 mins
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:55 AM   #3287
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Just got done converting my 8ight into a GT8 and its alot of fun.

Quick question on limiting droop with the longer shocks, are you just using fuel tubing in the shocks?

In addition, what are some inserts that fit the ofna wheels? (hopefully the sweeps fit)
i think you and i need to bounce set up ideas off each other, lol. i just converted my eight E 2.0 to a GT. i purchased all the L8 parts to convert. i also just bought springs from rc4less (hard). i used the stock 8 springs for my 1st race, but the car just rolled too much. with the new springs, and heavier oil (60weight) in the front shocks, i took away a lot of the front end roll, but not all. car looks good driving it in front of my house.

right now i am using sweep 45s, but I am thinking about getting GRP As rally tires

i am just using the droop screws on the arms right now. i thought about fuel tubing, but haven't gone that route yet.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:17 AM   #3288
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Im running RC4Less springs all the way around (on front shocks all the way around). Yellow in front and silver in the rear (I also have white to test, ended up buying the whole hard set to have options to tune with).

Droop screws are just touching the chassis.

I just picked up some sweeps as well but in 50 shore, treaded. Currently I am running mostly on concrete that is unprepared.

I did modify the front bumper and body mounts to better line up with the ofna gtp as the stock ones are really wide and would have been coming through the headlights of my McLaren body.
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Here are a few pics of my recent adventure in Lincoln, NE to attend the Fireball Classic. The pics are thanks to Brad and Jill Smith. It was my first time racing electric GT and I ended up taking home the first place trophy.







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Congrats on the win Juan! Look forward to racing again with you
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Congrats, must be pretty stoked especially your 1st time racing in that class.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:01 AM   #3292
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Yes, I was stoked!!! I actually liked racing my electric Gt over my nitro GT this past weekend!! And, just think that my electric GT was not a nitro conversion. It was an Inferno VE offroad buggy that I spent about $70 on parts to convert it to onroad:

F/R shock towers
Body post assembly
Front bumper
Front bumper assembly
1 pair front shocks (entire assembly)

The bulk of that $70 was for the complete shock assembly kit. The servo was the stock Kyosho one with the RTR linkage (which will be upgraded), the stock brushless system (Orion ESC and Orion 2050 that come stock with the last release of the VE kit). My ESC came off the track around 115-120 degrees and my motor came off around 178 degrees each run. I used a 4s LiPo that was 5000mah at 25C.

Man, I can't wait to race it again. I will probably get my butt handed to me but I will try to stay as clean and competitive as possible and most of all, have fun doing it with a smile on my face.
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Gasp! Juan likes electric over Nitro?!?! Shocked
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:46 AM   #3294
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Gasp! Juan likes electric over Nitro?!?! Shocked
Just this past weekend, my friend!! I will never completely give up nitro but with F1, VTA, and now electric GT, I am starting to like this "electric" thing.
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Yes, I was stoked!!! I actually liked racing my electric Gt over my nitro GT this past weekend!! And, just think that my electric GT was not a nitro conversion. It was an Inferno VE offroad buggy that I spent about $70 on parts to convert it to onroad:

F/R shock towers
Body post assembly
Front bumper
Front bumper assembly
1 pair front shocks (entire assembly)

The bulk of that $70 was for the complete shock assembly kit. The servo was the stock Kyosho one with the RTR linkage (which will be upgraded), the stock brushless system (Orion ESC and Orion 2050 that come stock with the last release of the VE kit). My ESC came off the track around 115-120 degrees and my motor came off around 178 degrees each run. I used a 4s LiPo that was 5000mah at 25C.

Man, I can't wait to race it again. I will probably get my butt handed to me but I will try to stay as clean and competitive as possible and most of all, have fun doing it with a smile on my face.
Nice, im still thinking about converting my buggy. What weight diff oil did you run?
I pair of front shocks, you meaning 'buggy' shocks?
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Nice, im still thinking about converting my buggy. What weight diff oil did you run?
I pair of front shocks, you meaning 'buggy' shocks?
Yes, the front buggy shocks was what I was referring. The front buggy shocks on the Inferno VE are the same length as the front/rear shocks on the nitro Inferno GT, so with the shorter rear shock tower used from the nitro Inferno GT, you will need them. Believe this or not, I did not even work on the diffs to the car like I was suppose to. So, whatever Kyosho put into them is how I ran them. I know, it wasn't the smartest thing to do but I just rolled with it and got lucky this time. This will definitely change come the next time it gets run.
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Here are a few pics of my recent adventure in Lincoln, NE to attend the Fireball Classic.
Now that's a nice track!
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Now that's a nice track!
The track was terrific. Even though the asphalt is old, it was smooth. I ran my F1 car on it during some down time (Exotek F1R chassis) with 4mm ride height and did not get a scratch on it (ran about 2 dozen laps). Working for an asphalt paving company, I can tell you that the ground underneath was prepped right before the asphalt was laid, thus the reason why the track was in really good shape. And, it drained/dried really well after the rain sessions (2) that we had.
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OFNA DM-1 Carbon Shock Towers that are hard to find and I don't need any more. Great Deals


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Kyosho Inferno GT with Lancia Integrale body

What tyres are they? Do you use it for drifting?

Anyone else heard of anyone running a GT8 for drifting?
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