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Old 03-20-2009, 12:47 AM   #1
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im about to put together a RC8T and are there any building tips.
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First I would reccomend getting some sort of electric screwdriver and hex tips for driving the screws. Make sure the screwdriver has a torque setting.

Build tips:

-Ream the suspension arms - I just used a 4mm drill bit instead of buying a reamer.

-Remove flashing from all parts - I found that the bulkheads and arms had a bit of mold flashing left on them.

-CA the edges of the CF parts.

-Because I'm anal I completely disasembled the diffs and shocks to make sure everything was lubed and properly tightened....I didn't find any problems so you're probably safe to skip this step.

-Use red loctite on the 4mm screws for the front knuckles...Blue didn't do the job for me.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:49 PM   #3
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use red lock tide on the steering knuckles
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:04 PM   #4
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just take your time and follow the book and make sure you read over every thing good diffs and shocks do not come pre oild you will have to put diff and shock oil it comes with 50 fore shocks 7 fore diffs have fun and use blue lock tite
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what Receiver Batteries do i use? Hump or stick pack?
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:30 AM   #6
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your front steering knuckles make sure you use red loctite and make sure you use the right spacers top and bottem. short one on the top and long on the bottem.. You will see what i'm talking about. If your going to be racing, upgrade you brakes right away.(extreme racing)

The battery box I don't like at all. I'm mounting my battery(hump pack) up front. Hot battery and reciever don't mix.


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Make sure to run your steering servo wires away from the spur. I route mine on the outside of the throttle servo. The stock servo steering horn is a little short and weak, I would upgrade to an alum. longer horn - I striped 3 plastic ones before I switched.

I don't have any problems with the battery box.

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Thanks,

what Receiver Batteries do i use? Hump or stick pack?
You can use either, they will both fit. I use a hump pack.
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:02 AM   #9
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VERY IMPORTANT

Use red locktite on the bottom of the servo saver nut. These are known to slip down and then lockup your steering against chassis leading to blown steering servo.
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battery mod @ front and steering mod lock tide on the knukles

40 oil al around
7-7-5 diff oil
catch me if you can whith that sep tup jaja
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Use plenty of blue loctite on the shock standoffs and get them nice and tight.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:48 AM   #12
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What is the thickness of the stock body? is it .060 lexan???
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What is the thickness of the stock body? is it .060 lexan???
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