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Old 01-06-2009, 12:49 PM   #16
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I wont recommend the 55T's anymore...they are just too slow imo.....a pair of Titan 27T's would do Much better...Or just some Lower turn crawler motor's...like 35T or something.
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if you get the losi box just be sure whatever batteries you use are charged completely every couple hours of use. letting the batteries get low and stalling the losi motors is what kills them..i re read integras reply and seen he was apparently using stockers w/lipo..i know a handful of guys that swear by stocks&lipo..and then i see there motors crap..also they are saying (and i have) to break the losi motors in like you would an electric rc motor by letting them run for several minutes before using the losi box operationally...
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:57 PM   #18
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If i were still running any .28's which im not in truggy i would definately go ofna box...but then again loosen up the glow plug and you can hussle to get things done with the losi box..iv broke in 6 engines with the losi box and that tears it up too..the truggy box rips new engines up nicely everytime especially w/lipo..if you know what your doing the losi box is fine..unfortunatally it took me several losi boxes with many motors to learn how to use it lol
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explain more have both so i would like to do so
Heres the pictures in a previous thread on this topic. Whats a good Heavy Duty Starter Box?
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What box do you use for the 8T and why do you like it?

What box have you used and didnt like?

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I have used a losi box with a 12v gel with my 8t since it was new. The losi box is on the weak side. Recently I ditched the 12v gel and added a 14.6 lipo, what a difference. No need to change the motors with the lipo its like the losi box has come to life. The lipo was on the expensive side, but then what isn't expensive in RC. The lipo well worth it and with the losi box its a perfect fit every time so even an inexperienced pit man can use it. I tried to get a chrome top ofna box to work with the 8t and after many mods to the starter wheel I couldn’t get it to be reliable time after time. The ofna truggy box works well but you might have to mod it a little bit to make it work.
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Thats 14.8 lipo. Typo oops
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4 Cell lipo's are Cheap on Ebay....Just dont get anything less then 20C
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The Ofna truggy starter box is definitively the best starter box

http://www.myrcbox.com/review_ofna_starter_box.htm
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I would go with the Ofna starter box
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I wish I had done a bit more research before I bought my box. I have the losi 8/8t box. I do have to say, it is very nice as a model specific unit. I did however have the losi motor blues this morning while out at the track with the kids. I have only had this box since xmas with no new engines having been started on it.

I jumped on here this morning and saw the motor mod about installing the traxxas titan motors. I purchased two of these Titans this morning, and as for the performance for the rest of our day, I am completely happy with it.
I was having a bit of trouble starting my buggy the last few days, and this problem has now been fixed with these new motors.

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can someone using the ofna truggy box to start thier 8t please post some pics of how you got your box set up. thanks
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