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Old 09-29-2008, 04:32 AM   #1
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Default Hyper 8.5 pro diet?

Got a 8.5 pro and was chasing some ideas or help on ways to give it a diet.Is there a company that makes good quality carbon shock towers,Battery boxes,cross members?Is there titanium screw kits or anyother weight loss programs to put the now a little heavy hyper 8.5 on?
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:22 AM   #2
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Get the Mugen MBX 5 ti screw kits(upper & lower). Also Lundsford ti turnbuckles
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:09 AM   #3
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go the OFNA website and search around... some good ideas there under Hyper8/8.5... http://ofna.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10170
http://ofna.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10195
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rumor is "someone" is going to try molding some carbon chassis, and he is going to start with a losi 8ight and a hyper 8
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Also Lundsford ti turnbuckles
the hyper 8.5 already have titanium turnbuckles from factory


as for the original post, look up D8's links, Rob from Nitrohouse put his Hyper 8.5 on a diet and turned out good!
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:00 PM   #6
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rob's buggy has aluminum screws, and lightweight everything(driveshafts etc) no cf tower though...also i think he did the kortz chassis cut but check out ofna talk back forums for full write up rob will def help you on your quest
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rumor is "someone" is going to try molding some carbon chassis, and he is going to start with a losi 8ight and a hyper 8

No rumor....Robert over at Matrix has the buggy chassy out for the 8...the trug chassy is still not available....also he had no intention to Ever do anything with a Hyper 8.....at least from what ive read in the original carbon chassy thread.
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Thanks for the tips guys.Awesome ideas.Soon as i saw them the buggy got stripped down and got the treatment and Very happy with it.Any other ideas?
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you can do what kortz did and drill mass quantities of holes into the shock towers
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