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Old 07-24-2009, 04:38 PM   #1
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Any suggestions? I want something strong enough to turn over a new motor, yet easy enough to get it done. Some of the guys at my LHS told me to go with the Associated because it's "made for the RC8". Dunno, because that box came out before the RC8. Anyhow, let's hear the suggestions! Thanks.
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ofna truggy box for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BEST BOX FOR ANY 1/8TH SCALE!!!!!

Just a recommendation, run LIPO, very light, lasts 4-5 week ends with no charging.
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What's the advantages of a light weight starter box? I set mine down and hardly move it.
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What's the advantages of a light weight starter box? I set mine down and hardly move it.
Uhhhh??? It is lighter!!! I mean, damn! It is just an observation, I like it lighter, but forget how light it is. LIPO...FOR ME, is what I like, hook it to a car battery for all I care
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Best starter box out there is the ofna truggy box. Put a 4s lipo in it and it will turn over any engine. I use one for my losi 8t and I have a buddy that uses one for his rc8b. The lipo lasts at least 2 days. It's the only way to go.
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Uhhhh??? It is lighter!!! I mean, damn! It is just an observation, I like it lighter, but forget how light it is. LIPO...FOR ME, is what I like, hook it to a car battery for all I care
I actually use the big gel cell and my mate tells me I need a LIPO every race day.
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I should have clarified: I'm using (2) Marathon 4300 NiMH packs. I do not plan on running LiPo due to the cost of both the battery pack ($75) and charger ($90).

Also, isn't the Ofna Truggy box too wide? I see a lot of the pros using narrower starter boxes. Just an observation...
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Best starter box out there is the ofna truggy box. Put a 4s lipo in it and it will turn over any engine. I use one for my losi 8t and I have a buddy that uses one for his rc8b. The lipo lasts at least 2 days. It's the only way to go.
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the truggy box is not too wide... it is the best box out period... get one, you will not be disappointed..
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For the money? The blue OFNA truggy box. That thing can fire a small block Chevy. And it don't matter what batt. you use. Remember, friends love to watch friends spend money.
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Just about all of the starter boxes out there will work.
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Ok, I just got back from checking out the Associated box...man the motor is TINY compared to the Dynamite Torque Start. It's like comparing a soup can to one of those 6-hour energy bottles. I guess I'm going to opt for the Ofna truggy box. Thanks for everyone's help!
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my brother has been starting his RC8 with this one: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCLD9&P=0

running it on this 4s pack he got on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/RC-LAB-3800mAh-1...3A1%7C294%3A50

turns over fresh motors easily, of course we always heat out motors up to around 170-180 b4 we start them for around the first gallon to gallon and a half. The lipo lasts quite a while too, and stays balanced really well...
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