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Old 09-13-2007, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default Primary differences between the 8ight Race version versus RTR

I am considering this vehicle type for a lipo conversion. Since I don't usually need an all out vehicle (was happy with my CEN Matrix buggy, miss it!) I was curious what people are seeing as the primary differences between the RTR version and the race one.

Is there durability issues, etc?
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Shock towers, shock caps, shocks, turnbuckles*, chassis, and maybe wheel hexes.
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Yeah if you are a serious racer I would definitely stay away from the RTR. Don't get me wrong its a great car for a newb, but the difference in quality is rather dramtic.
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shock towers, shock caps (upper), shock shafts, shock pistons, shock springs, shock seal retaining caps (lower caps), hinge pins, hex drives and wheel nuts, chassis, diff grease (instead of diff oil), steering hinge pins, sway bars, engine mounts, clutch bell, and clutch shoes and spin start.
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Thanks for the info. Is there a difference in the quality of the plastic components?

How has the durability of the shock towers been as they look thin on the RTR?

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No diff in the plastics. For the shock towers, my first 8th scale was the 8ight-B. I was a crash course learner. Lots of crashing, bashing, tuning, and "OH NO" The shock towers seemed ok but I changed to the pro towers before the RTR ones bent. I did bend the RTR chassis though. If the car were to land upside down a lot from a large jump the front RTR towers could bend though.

The RTR towers will be ok until you can find a good deal on the pro towers.
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