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Old 06-06-2007, 09:51 PM   #1
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In the market for a new 1/8 truggy or buggy.

I mainly run onroad and use Associated starter boxes with gel cel batteries. Will the AE starter boxes have enough motor to turn over big block engines?
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I dunno, but the most popular for starting buggy or truggy is the Mugen box, and the Team Magic X5 Turbo II box.

I use the Team Magic X5 Turbo II and love it....
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In the market for a new 1/8 truggy or buggy.

I mainly run onroad and use Associated starter boxes with gel cel batteries. Will the AE starter boxes have enough motor to turn over big block engines?
Turns over my brand new .21 I'm breaking in with ease
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:32 AM   #4
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no problems here with my AE box on the engines I have tried (up to .28). I however use stick packs but I don't see why you should have any issues. The AE box is really nice.
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The 775 motor that is in it is the same as many other 1/8 starter boxes. As long as you don't let the load build up (trying to get it to turn when it is blocked) it will be fine.
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what has more power, 2 stick packs or 1 12 volt gel cell?
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2 stick packs will have more power the voltage is 14.4, but a 12 volt gel cell keep the charge longer....however i also run a ae start box and i doent have any problems with .21 and .28 motors....
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I agree, especially if it's two highend stick packs
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I agree, especially if it's two highend stick packs
I've got the big OFNA Crome Top starter box with the glow igniter on the front panel and have the 12volt gel cell and it turns over my buggie no problem i just charge over night be fore a race weekend and it lasts all day or how ever many times i use it or forget to turn it off
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I use the OFNA truggy starter box. Has 2x775 motors. I use 2x7.2v stick packs. 12v can be used with it too.

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In the market for a new 1/8 truggy or buggy.

I mainly run onroad and use Associated starter boxes with gel cel batteries. Will the AE starter boxes have enough motor to turn over big block engines?
i use the ae box and never had any problems breaking in my engines...
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I like using the gel cell batteries. They make the box weigh a ton, but the charge lasts for a couple race days and practice days before it needs charged.
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