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Old 06-17-2014, 02:18 PM   #2026
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hey guys, not much information on the OP about this car and I'll try to get around to reading all 135 pages to this thread, but I'm in the process of switching over to the GTP2e from a DM1e.

Has anyone found any lower suspension arm pins with threaded ends to be captured by a lock nut instead of e-clips?

I just picked up a SNR chassis and plan to use the DM1 front/rear bumper... does anyone know if the DM1e center spool is a direct fit for the GTP2e?

I'm also curious to hear if folks think there are any advantages to swapping out the front pivot balls with the LX2 uprights?

I can't wait to go back to traditional droop screws and sway bars, I think those are my only complaints with the DM1e... with any luck I might be able to build a hybrid car between both designs to steal the best options from each car to best suit my needs
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:53 PM   #2027
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i would think they are the same as being in the nitro units share the same 2 speed assembly
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Old 06-25-2014, 02:29 PM   #2028
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My first real test last night with the beast in the box. It's been waiting and I finally got around to putting all of it together (Still needs springs all around and the tuning that goes with that). It was a blast. Everyone should get into GT8!
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When is the next big shipment of these due in? For the price, they sure are a great value.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:19 PM   #2030
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Personally, I think you'd be better off buying a SNR chassis + LX2e parts off eBay + DM1 bumpers + DM1 arms.

I recently ditched my DM1 and went along a similar route and couldn't be happier with a car that's extremely competitive with all the Cobras at my local track.

I found the center spool at OFNAWarehouse and was able to get my rear DM1 arms to fit nicely.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:44 AM   #2031
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Personally, I think you'd be better off buying a SNR chassis + LX2e parts off eBay + DM1 bumpers + DM1 arms.

I recently ditched my DM1 and went along a similar route and couldn't be happier with a car that's extremely competitive with all the Cobras at my local track.

I found the center spool at OFNAWarehouse and was able to get my rear DM1 arms to fit nicely.
Sounds good. I'll have to price it out for a second car. Did you go the full route of all the SNR options or just the chassis? No way I want to shell out $589 for what would be a basher even though the Serpent sure looks nice.
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No, I just bought the GTP2e Chassis... most of the parts were given to me from a previous GTP2e owner who crashed his car into a bunch of pieces while driving his car 100+ mph into a curb

I think the carbon chassis has lots of flex to significantly improve traction, in fact I don't even use the front chassis stiffener on my setup.

There is an eBay seller (DollarHobbyz) who has chopped up a bunch of LX2e's so you can get most of the remaining parts dirt cheap.... but if you're just bashing, and performance isn't important, then you might as well buy the LX2 chassis.

I'm also willing to unload my DM1e box of parts for $60 shipped, if you're looking for a fun basher project. It will need bumpers and a radio box cover, but everything else is there ( minus the electronics) to get it running again. Note that it will have the GTP2e rear arms on in since I swapped those out between cars.
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:09 PM   #2033
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Well, It's been a couple weeks, the car is ready. Yellow springs and 80 wt Losi oil in the front shocks, Losi 50 wt and red springs in the rear. I've got 2mm droop up front, about 1mm in the back. I know, indoor carpet = insanity. But, you have to play where you can when you can. I'm curious to see how setup changes have made the car anyway. Will be fun.
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:08 PM   #2034
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X3GT Body fits nice on the GTP2E





Very sturdy and better materials than the Warrior GT, PF8-GT, and OFNA GT-8 Body...
I think this is a big improvement. I however did reinforce the insides with gorilla tape.
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that X3GT bodies sick
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Compared to the GTP2E would anyone say that the inferno may be better
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Old 07-13-2014, 05:36 PM   #2037
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Compared to the GTP2E would anyone say that the inferno may be better
No. A little different, sure. A lot more expensive, yes. I was just out playing with mine in the street for giggles. Can't wait to get it back on a track.
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:09 PM   #2038
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Car ran great on carpet. It does have tendency to want to have the rear end come around as the car tries to get a set at the end of a high to low speed corner. Front end is planted though. Rechecking droop and such.

Does anyone have a setup sheet:

Mine is:

Rear red springs
10 mm ride height
50 wt. Losi oil
Diff is out of the box - low CST lube
Camber -2*
Upper link is in lower inner hole
Toe - out of the box
droop is @ 2mm


Front
Yellow springs
10 mm ride height
80 wt. Losi oil
1* toe out
-1 * camber
All caster shims out of the box
Upper link is in lower inner hole
Stock diff fluid up front - fairly stiff
Droop is 4mm, needs to go down to 2 or less until I start to get understeer.

running 46/20 monster spool adapter in the middle
Hobbywing 2250 (4068) and 150A ESC
4S Hobbyking 40C batts

Any pointers on how to plant the rear end are appreciated. I'm getting some weird weight transfer and the only thing I can think of is too much droop or not heavy enough on the front shock oil.
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:31 PM   #2039
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Trying a TC rear setup. 2* neg camber, stock toe in. Camber links on the inner upper hole on the shock tower, lower outer hole on the outside. This leaves the upper link long and almost parallel. Shocks are in the upper inner hole on the shock tower and in the outside hole in the rear arm. Still looking for more side bite during transition.
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:46 PM   #2040
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I'm going to try the pivot ball rear arm conversion. Other than springs and the RC Monster spur setup, this will be the only other major swing I'll take at this fun machine. I don't really think it needs anything else. Maybe a better pilot.
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