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Old 03-24-2009, 06:47 PM   #1
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my local hobby shop has an 8ight T RTR that im very interested in. so is the RTR 8ight T good as far as the engine and servos that come in it? and does it come with a good radio?

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The servos are decent for an RTR. Make sure you set your EPAs so they do not burn up. The Radio is a Spektrum DX2.0 and is probably the best out of any RTR on the market. The engine is the Mach 427 and is also about the best on the market as far as RTRs are concerned.

I picked one of these up 3 months ago and love it.
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my buddy got one he beats the hell out of it on maintenance he mite
knock the mud off now and then the motor runs good and fast
i tuned it one time for him only broke shock cap and that is it
go for it im a AE fan but that truck is tuff
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:29 PM   #4
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if it were me id look for a used race roller someone has already put servos and a motor on...

there are ALOT of changes between the rtr and a race roller... and they make a HUGE difference...

look on e-bay for one theyre all over... youll liek the race roller better


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I bought the losi 8T RTR and I love it. You can try to find a Factory model as hound suggested but it is unlikely you will find one as a complete package in good condition for what the RTR costs. Depending on your skill level it probably wouldn't make a big difference anyway.
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ok thanks! i should be able to get it next weekend! i cant wait.

do you think this truggy would be more fun than an SC8? because thats what i was originally gonna get but figured i could do more with this truggy.. what do you think?
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if it were me id look for a used race roller someone has already put servos and a motor on...

there are ALOT of changes between the rtr and a race roller... and they make a HUGE difference...

look on e-bay for one theyre all over... youll liek the race roller better


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What are the differences besides the shock towers, shock caps, chassis, and motor mounts?

I bought the RTR and have already picked that stuff up new on ebay for ~$100. Just wondering what else there is that is different.
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hi guys can you help me were can i find a manual for the spring rate tention. ive looking in my truggy's manual and i cant find it. white? gray? green? very confuse.. thanks in advance
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cox - if you find that chart please post it here...


dustnf - the guy at my local hobby shop ratted off a long list i cant remember em all...

1. over sized threaded hard annodized shocks

2. machined alluminum alloy shock towers.

3. sealed differential housings.

4. and the ulta light wheels and tires...

thopse are the 4 BIGGIES....

i baught my race roller on thsi site in EXTREMELY good contition... came with 2 wings 4 bodies, brand new mach 427 and sport pipe (the mach 427 is the VERY best rtr motor out there... PERIOD) JR servos and jr XS3 synthesized radio brand new jconcept wheels with proline crimefighters.. i baught all that for $400... thats not all the stuff it came with either...

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cox - if you find that chart please post it here...


dustnf - the guy at my local hobby shop ratted off a long list i cant remember em all...

1. over sized threaded hard annodized shocks

2. machined alluminum alloy shock towers.

3. sealed differential housings.

4. and the ulta light wheels and tires...

thopse are the 4 BIGGIES....

i baught my race roller on thsi site in EXTREMELY good contition... came with 2 wings 4 bodies, brand new mach 427 and sport pipe (the mach 427 is the VERY best rtr motor out there... PERIOD) JR servos and jr XS3 synthesized radio brand new jconcept wheels with proline crimefighters.. i baught all that for $400... thats not all the stuff it came with either...

Alex

You get #1 and #3 with th rtr, on #1 you just dont get the aluminunm caps.
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cox - if you find that chart please post it here...


dustnf - the guy at my local hobby shop ratted off a long list i cant remember em all...

1. over sized threaded hard annodized shocks

2. machined alluminum alloy shock towers.

3. sealed differential housings.

4. and the ulta light wheels and tires...

thopse are the 4 BIGGIES....

i baught my race roller on thsi site in EXTREMELY good contition... came with 2 wings 4 bodies, brand new mach 427 and sport pipe (the mach 427 is the VERY best rtr motor out there... PERIOD) JR servos and jr XS3 synthesized radio brand new jconcept wheels with proline crimefighters.. i baught all that for $400... thats not all the stuff it came with either...

Alex

The shocks are the same, the kit ones just have aluminum caps. The differentials are thge same, the kit ones just come oil filled instead of greese. The wheels and tires are the same, kit wheels are just yellow.

The only differences between kit and RTR are...

Shock towers,
Shock top and bottom caps,
Chassis,
motor mounts,
hinge pins, king pins, and shock shafts(just not TI coated, no biggie),
Hex hubs(blue instead of grey),
Body, wing and wheels,
Clutch(RTR has 4 aluminum shoes, kit has 2 aluminum and 2 carbon) IMO the RTR clutch is better.

All in all they are very close. The RTR is a very good value.
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cox - if you find that chart please post it here...


dustnf - the guy at my local hobby shop ratted off a long list i cant remember em all...

1. over sized threaded hard annodized shocks

2. machined alluminum alloy shock towers.

3. sealed differential housings.

4. and the ulta light wheels and tires...

thopse are the 4 BIGGIES....

i baught my race roller on thsi site in EXTREMELY good contition... came with 2 wings 4 bodies, brand new mach 427 and sport pipe (the mach 427 is the VERY best rtr motor out there... PERIOD) JR servos and jr XS3 synthesized radio brand new jconcept wheels with proline crimefighters.. i baught all that for $400... thats not all the stuff it came with either...

Alex
Just goes to show don't believe everything the guy at your LHS has told you, They are trying to sell you!
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i didnt buy it from them any way... lol i baught it out of the for sale ads on this site.... lol

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i didnt buy it from them any way... lol i baught it out of the for sale ads on this site.... lol

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Good deal, just a heads up for everyoneelse.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:36 AM   #15
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theyre prices are too high for me on new rc's... but i buy all my parts there so its all good... lol

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