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Old 12-09-2009, 10:48 AM   #1
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Hey is it easy to convert a losi 8T 1.0 to a 2.0 for a cheap price? Just wondering because i am thinking about doing it. But making it electric too
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:39 AM   #2
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from what i heard from the guys who own a eight-t 2.0 is u can get the eight-t 2.0 chassis. and get a longer rear center drive shaft and u proberty would have to get the 2.0 eight-t. body also i gone to do the same thing ,i guess if. u want to go cheaper than getting the 2.0 t chassis i guess u could get the 2.0t supension componets, but i think i would be cheaper getting the 2.0t, chassis and longer rear center drive shaft and body.

im gone to try the same thing with my eight 1.0 t too u sure u dont wanted as a nitro .
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from what i heard from the guys who own a eight-t 2.0 is u can get the eight-t 2.0 chassis. and get a longer rear center drive shaft and u proberty would have to get the 2.0 eight-t. body also i gone to do the same thing ,i guess if. u want to go cheaper than getting the 2.0 t chassis i guess u could get the 2.0t supension componets, but i think i would be cheaper getting the 2.0t, chassis and longer rear center drive shaft and body.

im gone to try the same thing with my eight 1.0 t too u sure u dont wanted as a nitro .
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Hey is it easy to convert a losi 8T 1.0 to a 2.0 for a cheap price? Just wondering because i am thinking about doing it. But making it electric too
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I really think it is a lot easier to pick up a used 2.0 roller than converting your 1.0. There were a lot of parts changed. I believe that the only parts it shares with the 1.0 are a few plastic pieces.

It's really up to you as how much time and money you want to spend.
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yea but woulnt u notice a diffrence in the handling if u just buy the eight-t 2.0 chassis and a longer rear center cvd , and then keep the eight -t 1.0 suspension arms and everything else?
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yea but woulnt u notice a diffrence in the handling if u just buy the eight-t 2.0 chassis and a longer rear center cvd , and then keep the eight -t 1.0 suspension arms and everything else?
The truggy isn't as easy to do as the buggy. All the CVD's, F/R arms and rear shocks are longer. It's really different from the 1.0 T.

I think Nick (Integra) converted his 1.0 to a 2.0 so he has better knowledge than me about this.
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i would keep the eight -t 1.0 parts i would just get the 2.0 t chassis and the longer rear center shaft if i can do that.

u would still have to change the shock towers and longer shocks and cvds just to get the eight-t 2.0 chassis.
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What if i want to keep the suspension, this is what i was thinking. . . . my goal is to have a 2.0 8t electric truggy, could i buy the tekno conversion for the 8t2.0, buy the body mounts, longer center cvds, and a body and be done with it? or would i have to buy new shock towers and rear wing mount and wing too? Let me know and thanks!!!
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What if i want to keep the suspension, this is what i was thinking. . . . my goal is to have a 2.0 8t electric truggy, could i buy the tekno conversion for the 8t2.0, buy the body mounts, longer center cvds, and a body and be done with it? or would i have to buy new shock towers and rear wing mount and wing too? Let me know and thanks!!!
The wing mount is the same from the 1.0 to the 2.0 so no need to change anything there.

Since you're getting the tekno kit, all you would need is the Rear CVD.

Again, it's really up to you if you want a 2.0 or a 1.25 .

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i would keep the eight -t 1.0 parts i would just get the 2.0 t chassis and the longer rear center shaft if i can do that.

u would still have to change the shock towers and longer shocks and cvds just to get the eight-t 2.0 chassis.
Since you're doing nitro, it's going to be totally different. In addition to the chassis and cvd, you would need the radio tray, throttle linkage and mug guards. I'm not sure if it's possible to mount the 2.0 body using the 1.0 towers. If you are able to mount the body, you'll have to drill holes in the shock tower to mount it properly.
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Pyromania, u got PM. so just to be sure all i would need besides the 8t 2.0 tekno kit would be a rear cvd? How about the shock towers and body mounts, would i be able to keep the towers and put on the 8T 2.0 body mounts? Thanks for the help guys!!
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The wing mount is the same from the 1.0 to the 2.0 so no need to change anything there.

Since you're getting the tekno kit, all you would need is the Rear CVD.

Again, it's really up to you if you want a 2.0 or a 1.25 .



Since you're doing nitro, it's going to be totally different. In addition to the chassis and cvd, you would need the radio tray, throttle linkage and mug guards. I'm not sure if it's possible to mount the 2.0 body using the 1.0 towers. If you are able to mount the body, you'll have to drill holes in the shock tower to mount it properly.



yea i can see how i would need to get the eight-t 2.0 radio tray cause of the longer chassis. and getting the 2.0 linkage even though setting up linkages is not my favorite at. all doing. mud guards whount be a big deal getting the 2.0 ones yea i proberty. would have to get the 2.0 t shock tower the rear one
how much is the 2.0t rear shocks.
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I think Nick (Integra) converted his 1.0 to a 2.0 so he has better knowledge than me about this.

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Old 12-09-2009, 08:30 PM   #14
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I could be wrong, but I seriously doubt that Nick converted a 1.0 to a 2.0...
But seriously, there are soooo many changes in the 2.0 that you would be best served to sell your 1.0 and invest in a new or used 2.0. Anything less will provide minor at best improvements. Not a good enough cost/benefit ratio, IMHO. Might as well just keep it a 1.0 and save the money on the chassis since the 1.0 isn't that bad of a rig in original form.
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yea your right i just get the eight-t 1.0 flex chassis and just drive it .
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