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Old 01-21-2008, 07:15 AM   #1096
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If I was you I check out the 8ight t race roller.

Race Roller $600
OS VG Motor $150 (not a bad motor for a beginners)
2 Servos $225 (can't cheap out on servos)
Radio $150 (get a radio without servos)
Batt. $25
Starter Box 100

Total $1250


RTR 8ight t $700
upgrade servos $225 (stock will not last)
Stock Caps $20 (will bad on the first race)
Stock & Diff Oil $30 (a lot of work cleaning the grease out of the diffs.)
Starter Box $100
Motor Mount $30
Chassie & Stock Towers $150 (upgrade later & about a $100 to upgrade everything else to the race roller)

Total $1255 (it will cost you more money in the long run for the RTR)

The race roller is a better deal. I would save a little longer and get the race roller. I help out a lot of beginners and I been though this a lot with them. Spend the money upfront and you will be happy in the long run. The RTR stands for Ready to Run not Ready to Race.
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:54 AM   #1097
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Looking for a good to decent motor for my Losi 8 t roller. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:17 AM   #1098
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I like the OS V-Spec and for $270 it's a good deal.
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:56 AM   #1099
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If I was you I check out the 8ight t race roller.

Race Roller $600
OS VG Motor $150 (not a bad motor for a beginners)
2 Servos $225 (can't cheap out on servos)
Radio $150 (get a radio without servos)
Batt. $25
Starter Box 100

Total $1250


RTR 8ight t $700
upgrade servos $225 (stock will not last)
Stock Caps $20 (will bad on the first race)
Stock & Diff Oil $30 (a lot of work cleaning the grease out of the diffs.)
Starter Box $100
Motor Mount $30
Chassie & Stock Towers $150 (upgrade later & about a $100 to upgrade everything else to the race roller)

Total $1255 (it will cost you more money in the long run for the RTR)

The race roller is a better deal. I would save a little longer and get the race roller. I help out a lot of beginners and I been though this a lot with them. Spend the money upfront and you will be happy in the long run. The RTR stands for Ready to Run not Ready to Race.

I have to agree the race roller is the best option.
If U are in the states buy it frome Amain or Bmain its like 430 usd.
If U are outside the USA buy frome RC Muschroom 400 USD.
http://rc-mushroom.com/product_info....ducts_id=12781
This saves U anothere 170.
If U buy 2x ACE 1015 there like 70 USD a piece.
This saves U like 80 USD

I think U are very close to youre 1000 usd budget

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Old 01-22-2008, 07:21 PM   #1100
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alright, just got my new roller, now i need help with servos and motor!

what servos are yall running and would the O.S. Max 21VZ-B V-Spec-T (P) be an alright motor? or any motor suggestions would be great.

thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:09 PM   #1101
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That VSpec is a perfect motor for it, I'm running a JR 9000T and 650M
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:20 PM   #1102
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thanks for your advice.....
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:45 PM   #1103
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I have to say. If you pay 100 for the losi box, i just have to say HAHA. its like 70 bucks.
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:36 AM   #1104
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I have to say. If you pay 100 for the losi box, i just have to say HAHA. its like 70 bucks.

How do U use it witout a battery
U have to invest some $$$$$ on a battery

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Old 01-23-2008, 06:31 AM   #1105
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Servos - The high end 9000 and 9100 series JRs are very nice as are the Futabas.

Motor - Small track? Get the OS VG and run it with a JP-2 pipe. Big track get the Sportworks .26 V2 and use the same pipe. You will not be spending a lot of money on these motors and more guys than not have found them to be more than enough on the track. The Losi does not need a lot of motor.

+1 on the Losi box!

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Old 01-23-2008, 11:05 AM   #1106
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I've got the Sportwerks .26 V2 and gotta say it can hang with all but the highest end motors and it was only $125.

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For steering servos get something with a high torque rating, about 200 oz/in or so, more if possible...I'd say keep the transit time around .15 seconds or faster as well. For a throttle/brake servo you don't need quite as much torque, but I think speed is pretty important for throttle response. Something with 125 or more oz/in of torque would be good enough for the brakes, generally a transit time around .10 or faster works good for throttle IMO. Any brand out there has good servos that will work, apparently the Ace servos are great for the money. Hitec also has a good guarantee for their product. JR/Airtronics/Futaba all have servos that will meet the rough specs that I guesstimated for you as well though. I think a lot of people choose their radio gear based on preference or brand loyalty, but the specs speak for themselves as far as I'm concerned and I'll get what works over what brand name or label is stamped on it.
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Those upgrade graphics look good.

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Yeah, I'll second the ACE servos. I'm getting ready to order 4 more of the 1015. They work great. I still need to send one back that I messed up. Had the servo saver too tight. Anyways, I'll have 9 ACE servos in service soon. Man, I need a sponsorship. LOL.
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:18 AM   #1110
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Just wondering. Do any of you upgrade any of the 8T's plastic parts into alminium? Is it worth it? If you did, what part did you upgrade and is there is any performance differences? I was thinking of changing the spindles and the brace (upper, front and rear).
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