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Old 05-09-2013, 07:53 AM   #1846
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Wow, Im envious! I think it looks amazing. Driving it like that sure would be nerve racking.

I think it would look even better with black wheels
I have a couple of black rim options on the shelf right now.

Definitely not gonna be a beat n bang car.
I'll save the beating and banging for the ERBE-gt lol.
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Can the GTP2e be converted to buggy? A friend owes me some cash and has a GTP2e, but only offroad tracks here.

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Can the GTP2e be converted to buggy? A friend owes me some cash and has a GTP2e, but only offroad tracks here.

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It is the same basic chassis as the Ultra LX2e. You would need the center diff for sure.

http://www.ofna.com/ultralx2e.php
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Did you do an conversion yet?

I am interested in the outcome and how it holds up.
Still in the process of sourcing the shocks. Lost a bid on ebay for a set of LX2e.

But after some looking, I'm just gonna get the shocks/towers and keep the center spool. Mainly wanting the clearance and bigger shocks. And of course a rally body.
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Can the GTP2e be converted to buggy? A friend owes me some cash and has a GTP2e, but only offroad tracks here.

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I'm wanting to convert mines to a Rally. But after some looking all u'll need is basically the shocks/towers/center diff/bumpers/wheels/body and u'll have a buggy.

Kinda wish I should've gotten a LX2e roller instead and convert to rally.
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Monte, try alpha slicks from brucknerhobbies $50 shipped free cant beat that set of tires for the price and the grip like crazy once broken in
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I have a couple sets of Sweeps and a set from the Kyosho GT2 as well sitting here already.
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I'm wanting to convert mines to a Rally. But after some looking all u'll need is basically the shocks/towers/center diff/bumpers/wheels/body and u'll have a buggy.

Kinda wish I should've gotten a LX2e roller instead and convert to rally.
You going to have to get a LX2e chassis if you going to convert it to a buggy.
The GTP2E don't have a kick up in the front.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:27 AM   #1854
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You going to have to get a LX2e chassis if you going to convert it to a buggy.
The GTP2E don't have a kick up in the front.
Can you explain why a kick up is necessary? I dont understand chassis dynamics all that well. I assume that the kick up would be required for jumping because without one it would be a high seed lawn dart, if you land on the nose. If this is the primary reason for the kick up, would increasing ride height band-aid the issue?

There is a big difference between buggy and rally. I think if your goal was to make a rally it would work great.

Also, I am not planning on converting my GT2, but I am using your carbon chassis. Are carbon chassis even used for off road? Is your chassis thick enough?
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:39 AM   #1855
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Pretty much.
The kickup helps prevent the nose from digging into everything. Helps with approach angle, and landing.
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A lot more to kick than that.
This is from the JQ guide
"More kick-up on the front makes the car go better through bumps, and makes it jump better, specially on jumps with rough uneven faces. More kick-up also reduces steering, specially steering response, as it calms the car down, and makes it smoother. The car will transfer more weight, as the front will rise when accelerating and lower under braking. This can have the effect of making it easier to brake around hairpins as the weight is transferred to the front, and the rear slides round.
Less kick-up makes the car more responsive, and better for smooth and for high traction tracks. The car will be more stable on high traction tracks due to less weight transfer."

And another source , Scroll down to page 29
http://www.ocrraceway.com/setup%20sh...et-up_Book.pdf
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Here's one that will drive someone with OCD insane...
SC8e body with some Traxxas decals on an OFNA GTP2e with a 360mm WB and Kyosho wheels.

#YOUREDOINGITWRONG!

Decided to position holes for this rig as well as im not totally sure about the future of my Traxxas ERBE-gt.
(I may drill the pearl white Kyosho Corvette shell i had on there as well for the Ofna)
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that looks really good MonteMan!
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Here's one that will drive someone with OCD insane...
SC8e body with some Traxxas decals on an OFNA GTP2e with a 360mm WB and Kyosho wheels.

#YOUREDOINGITWRONG!

Decided to position holes for this rig as well as im not totally sure about the future of my Traxxas ERBE-gt.
(I may drill the pearl white Kyosho Corvette shell i had on there as well for the Ofna)

That looks really good
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Thank you
Most likely going to buy a new SC8 shell and redo it, this one was trimmed to work on my ERBE-gt.
Couple measurements are just a bit off. I had originally planned on looking at the Scalpel for a "truck" body, but then i stretched the chassis with Steve's Graphite Conversion.
So that was taken out of the equation.
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