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Old 01-16-2009, 09:15 AM   #1
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has anyone doesn this conversion, im wondering what it would take, as well as if it is possible thanks if it is possible, what parts are needed
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:01 AM   #2
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Since there is no race class for the SC8 yet, other than monster, why bother with a conversion.

Just slap a clear Slash body on with some SC8 wheels & tires. You'll have to rig some body mounts but thats easy enough. sure will be faster than a Slayer!
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RC8-T chassis, SC8 bumpers, roll cage (optional) and SC8 body. SC8 is RC8 suspension on an RC8-T chassis.
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RC8-T chassis, SC8 bumpers, roll cage (optional) and SC8 body. SC8 is RC8 suspension on an RC8-T chassis.

Also tires......

After buying all the parts necessary (and the time spent working on it), you would almost be better off buying a separate vehicle. If you have the buggy, you would have to buy the 8-T chassis, body, bumpers, rollcage & tires, strip down everything off the buggy chassis and screw it onto the truck chassis.

If you have an 8-T, you would have to strip off the Truggy suspension at both ends, install the BUGGY suspension, then add the bumpers, body, rollcage, and tires.....

Or like ZeroDefect said, use a Slash body and the SC8 tires, improvise the body mounting..... a while back, I sat an RC8 and a Slash side-by-side and the wheelbase is IDENTICAL. So the wheel openings would match up perfectly.....hmmmmmmm.......that almost makes me want to try the same thing!
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I am doing this right now with a Losi Eight. I needed chassis, center drives, fuel tank and shock towers. We have a growing class of these in Tampa.
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the sc8 also uses different shock towers.
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I wish they would just put out a pro kit version of the SC8, probably sell even more of them.
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You are going to need the center CVD's too.
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To be truthful you be better off buying the SC8.
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To be truthful you be better off buying the SC8.

Yes, and sell all the RTR stuff that comes with it if you already have motor and electronics.
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