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Old 05-26-2008, 08:50 AM   #1
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Questions?? Which shock tower for 8ight RTR

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I want to start hoping up my RTR and was wondering what shock tower I should get. The aluminum or carbon fiber ? What do you recommend? To add to that what are the more important hop ups I should do first to help with the perfomance/handling ?

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To add to this I run on a hard dry bumpy surface !
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Hello,

I want to start hoping up my RTR and was wondering what shock tower I should get. The aluminum or carbon fiber ? What do you recommend? To add to that what are the more important hop ups I should do first to help with the perfomance/handling ?

Thanks.

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The first mod I'd make to that RTR is a new steering servo. It'll be a totally different buggy. After that, I'd buy a gallon of fuel and drive it till the tires fell off. Control and experience outweigh any bolt on part....period.

If you broke or bent your shock tower, jump on Ebay and grab one of the many stock Losi Kit/Roller towers. It may not be as pretty as one of the aftermarket towers, but pretty ain't fast.
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Hello,

I want to start hoping up my RTR and was wondering what shock tower I should get. The aluminum or carbon fiber ? What do you recommend? To add to that what are the more important hop ups I should do first to help with the perfomance/handling ?

Thanks.

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Stay away from carbon fiber IMO. Don't get something that needs to be maintained. The stock kit towers work great, or you can get the Fioroni or KH version for looks. Other than the shock caps and chassis, nothing else on the RTR needs to be upgraded. Well aside from the servos.
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Can you recommend a servo to put in ? I really appreciate the help.
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Ok thats fine but I'm just back into this and would appeciate some direction as to manufacturer and model. I mean what is the best or second best thats compatible with my system. I don't mind paying extra for better but I don't know that is. Usually there are seveal opinions as the best bang for the buck.
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Ok thats fine but I'm just back into this and would appeciate some direction as to manufacturer and model. I mean what is the best or second best thats compatible with my system. I don't mind paying extra for better but I don't know that is. Usually there are seveal opinions as the best bang for the buck.
So far, my Ace 1313 is fantastic. It's strong enough to do the job and fast enough to allow you some adjustment, should you choose.

They are made by Thunder Tiger. You can find them under Thunder Tiger, Ace and XP (Associated) brands, but they all carry the same basic number (1313). Prices range from $69 to $82.

So far, this same model servo has served me very well for throttle as well.

As far as which is the BEST - that remains to be seen. Drake uses Airtronics 360's in his buggies and does just fine.

That should give you enough to chew on.
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So far, my Ace 1313 is fantastic. It's strong enough to do the job and fast enough to allow you some adjustment, should you choose.

They are made by Thunder Tiger. You can find them under Thunder Tiger, Ace and XP (Associated) brands, but they all carry the same basic number (1313). Prices range from $69 to $82.

So far, this same model servo has served me very well for throttle as well.

As far as which is the BEST - that remains to be seen. Drake uses Airtronics 360's in his buggies and does just fine.

That should give you enough to chew on.
I have the carbon fiber on my 8t and love them. Race with zero problems. I run hitec5955tg servo for steering 360oz. torque ace 1015 for throttle. King headz tray stiffener is good for the buggy IMO. Alluminum shock caps and servo saver and your good. Have fun
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Can you recommend a servo to put in ? I really appreciate the help.
Anything that has 130oz of torque or more will work just fine.
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I really appreciate your responces and patience guys !
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