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Old 02-01-2009, 08:06 AM   #1
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Default Bought a used RC8 roller what direction do I go now?

Well I broke down and bought an RC8 roller used. I don't think it is a FT I paid $200 did I get a decent deal? Next this is my first nitro so I don't know what to do next besides get a .21 I think but I have no idea what to look for. Servos? Break-in and tuning? Sorry I'm so lost guys. I do have a few years of Associated T4 racing experience. Thanks to all who reply.
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Electric conversion?

Go to rc10.com to see what bits the Factory Team has on it. I don't believe I've ever seen a non-Factory Team RC8. Slap some electronics and a cheap .21 engine and you're off. You're going to get told to buy a V-spec and all kinds of other crazy talk, just get a cheap reliable engine. I'm running a GO 3-port in my MBX6 and 8ight-T, these motors rip on the track and are even competitive at club racing level.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:34 AM   #3
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I thought about electric conversion but are there any completely reliable and competitive? I open to either way suggestions? Thanks
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Ya I say get the go tech 3 port engine. You will need to get a bump box for that and since you raced electric you should have the batts. If it did not come with the clutch setup you will need a flywheel and collet, clutch shoes, and springs, bearings, and a clutch bell. Also for servos if you are racing you can get some of the real expensive ones but I am a beginner as well and just bought some decent 50 dollar servoss to start. Also you will need a radio. Whatever youdo have fun with it.
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Here's a list of recommendations to start out with. These are all great starting stuff. Please guys dont bash me! I am trying to help him, these may not be your choices but remember he is new!


http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/16977

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/12542

The starter box is kinda costly, but I feal its the best, and you will never need another one.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/18374

that's Stearing

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/18373

That's throttle


http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/6153

Keep the servos as backups

I dont know the best pipe choice for the GO, but I'm sure someone does, I also dont know if you need tires, air filter, and what RX battery the AE takes. I am sure others will chime in with stuff I missed. Good luck, have fun
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Thanks to all I will also need an RX battery and air filter. I'm checking this thread in between alot of things today. I'm going to do a lot of research over the next week or two to decide what to do. Anyone else who has suggestions go right ahead. Thanks again.
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Jaz240 that motor looks like a really good deal have you had one? Thanks again.
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I have a brand new in box SH .21 sport engine that will be a great engine to learn nitro tuning with I'd sell ya for 50 shipped. Let me know. I run them indoors, but am not racing much at all this winter so do not need it. Did the car come with motor mount and flywheel? Email me if you are interested and would like some pics or more info.
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Jaz240 that motor looks like a really good deal have you had one? Thanks again.

I have not, sorry. I use Hyper .21 8 ports for practice, and higher end racing motors for the races..I do know quite a few people who run Go engines, including the one I recomended. They are awesome engines with killer power and great prices. I would not recommend anything I'm not sure about. There are lots of other good choices out there also. but my familiarity is with Hypers, GO's OS, PICCO and NOVAROSSI only
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i have heard the go motors are hard to tune,. just my .02
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novarossi bf2001 is the best value on the market. $150 mill that will eat vspecs all day.
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the bf2001 is a dang good motor for the money.. would be an awesome motor to start out with
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i have heard the go motors are hard to tune,. just my .02

They changed the carbs, they are Normal now, tune just like every other engine

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novarossi bf2001 is the best value on the market. $150 mill that will eat vspecs all day.

Never go wrong with a NOVA!!, but the GO 3 port has more Power for the money. IMO Nova +4 is the best motor out there right now, but thats $300
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If they sold you it as a roller it probably is a Factory team. If it has Carbon fiber shock towers and other parts, blue titanium turnbuckles, and if the shock bodies are threaded it is A Factory team model. They do have a RTR without the goodies on it.
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if you go with go engines then get a Go 5port. It has little bit more power and better on gas. i have tried both but both were not reliable
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