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Old 01-18-2009, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default d8 fuel clunk for nitro tank of 808 / mbx6

Hi guys I heard alot of the d8 fuel line clunk that is amazing and preventing fuel from cutting when over turn.


will it fit other buggys like the 808 of mbx6?

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Old 01-18-2009, 01:28 PM   #2
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Hi guys I heard alot of the d8 fuel line clunk that is amazing and preventing fuel from cutting when over turn.


will it fit other buggys like the 808 of mbx6?

thanking u all in advance
Sorry man...hot bodies cannot take credit for this ingenious feature. Losi came out with it first!! Unsure whether it can be rigged up on other bugies...I am sure others will be able to tell you.
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It'll deffo fit in the 808

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Sorry man...Losi cant take credit for it, because its what has been used in airplanes for ages....
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AE also had a version of the clunk tank in the MGT's for a while.
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Sorry man...Losi cant take credit for it, because its what has been used in airplanes for ages....
OK smarty pants....how about the first buggy to have this feature was a LOSI!!! and I know planes use them.
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It'll deffo fit in the 808

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Have you done this personally? Is it a drop in mod? If so then I will put one in my rc8 since the xray tank fits it also with very minimal work.

And Boost - He never credited the idea to hotbodies, so try not to flip that losi bandwagon you're on.
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Have you done this personally? Is it a drop in mod? If so then I will put one in my rc8 since the xray tank fits it also with very minimal work.

And Boost - He never credited the idea to hotbodies, so try not to flip that losi bandwagon you're on.
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You got me there, it came out popular and has stayed very popular.
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I have a D8 tank in my 808 since I had one unused from a conversion & my pipe holder broke & melted my X-RAY tank. I had the rc8 briefly & the MBX5 tank is almost a direct fit(& the only way to keep a motor running in that car). I have no idea if the D8 will fit the rc8 but if you had a X-ray in before it should be a direct fit depending on the height of the posts you use.
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I have a D8 tank in my 808 since I had one unused from a conversion & my pipe holder broke & melted my X-RAY tank. I had the rc8 briefly & the MBX5 tank is almost a direct fit(& the only way to keep a motor running in that car). I have no idea if the D8 will fit the rc8 but if you had a X-ray in before it should be a direct fit depending on the height of the posts you use.
I have the 808 tank in my rc8 and it was basically a drop in swap.
So I was figuring if the D8 tank dropped into your 808 then it would work in my ae car as well. Guess I'll have to go look for a D8 tank now. I like the idea of a clunk.
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Here is a post I made a couple weeks ago. The D8 tank works nicely in the 808, if your looking for the clunk design.

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At my last race my buggy got lawn darted by another buggy, and it cracked my fuel tank. I have a 808 back up tank, but wanted to try the D8 tank with the clunk inside. The only reason is when I practice at my local track it can take some time for the turn marshall to get your buggy/truggy and flip it on its wheels. There's nothing wrong with the current 808 tank, I just like the function of the clunk design.

Here is the D8 tank installed. I cut two 5mm plastic spacers to raise the tank on the posts. Otherwise it hits one of the nuts that hold the mud guard on the chassis. You can also remove that nut, and cut the plastic that hold the nut off the mud guard. Then there is no need to use any 5mm spacers.

I'm racing this Saturday, so I'll have a good race report afterwords to see how it works..






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Thanks for the post Steve.
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muaythai,

I made the 5mm spacers with the mounting posts that come from the D8 tank. (They mount to the chassis and hold the tank in place) I measured 5mm on each post, and cut them off to length with my Dremel. Then I drilled them threw to make the spacers. You'll need to use screws that are 5mm longer to mount it to the 808's posts. The tank will be approx 5mm higher then before, so you my need to cut the lexan on the body so the tanks lid, doesn't hit/rub the body.
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I knows I'm really reviving an old thread but I just ordered a d8 tank for my 808 '10. Hope it fits well and what do I need to do so I don't have to use 5mm spacers?
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