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Old 01-22-2010, 03:37 PM   #16
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yea why not its the same size as a monster truck ,and if somebody shows up to race the race director wont have, to say theres no class for them. plus it helps the racing sport of r/c.
The only downside I could see is that I expect the Ten-T might have a performance advantage over most of the competitors.
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Old 01-22-2010, 03:44 PM   #17
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the eight is a 1/8 buggy and the eight -t ,is a truggy thats the diffrence.
now could you affrord a losi eight rtr, i dont know whats your budget?
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The only downside I could see is that I expect the Ten-T might have a performance advantage over most of the competitors.
na its all about the driver reguardless, if the ten-t has lower center of gravity. if that is what you mean.
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if there was a track anywhere within 100 mile of me i would go with the 8ight, but i cant see myself driving that far on a regular basis( i live in SoCal, south OC)

im pretty much open to anything 1/10th, but i want top notch quality which is why i was thinking losi.

as far as 1/8th scale it intriguing but might be a little to pricey, but i could afford an 8ight RTR. can someone tell me the difference between an 8ight and a 8ight-t?

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The quality of the Ten-T is great. I recently got back into RC, but I have been building them since the 1980s, and this is the best quality RC vehicle I have ever owned...Although the original RC10 was pretty awesome for it's day. I have probably built over 20 RC cars throughout the years. The Ten-T is incredibly strong and fast. I just disassembled and rebuilt the whole thing (or most of it) yesterday and I am impressed with it.

I swapped out the diff grease in all 3 diffs for oil and rebuilt the shocks and swapped the rear springs. It seems more responsive, but I need to get it on the track for testing.

BTW, you can see me running my Ten-T for the first time here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2D8IZXrKg4 This was my first time driving on a RC track in my life.

I think the main difference of the 8ight and 8ight-T are engine size, length of the A-Arms, wheels/tires, Body and probably some chassis length. I am sure the experts can get more specific. But basically the 8ight is a big/wider 8ight with more engine and tires and a truck body. I suspect it is more stable and less nimble.

I've always prefer buggies myself, and since that is what is raced at my track, the choice is easy for me.
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na its all about the driver reguardless, if the ten-t has lower center of gravity. if that is what you mean.
Well I know the driver will mean far more than anything, but the Ten-T has really high quality diffs and suspension. I know if I compare it to my HPI MT2, the performance isn't close. The Ten-T would destroy the MT2 with everything else being equal.
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i dont think i can go more than 700$ USD

so the 8ight would be more nimble, and the 8ight-t is a truggy, and has a bigger engine.
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yes the eight buggy is more nimble and lighter , the downside is though that it sits lower on the ground ,and cant go over bigger things . a truggy is perfect for bashing sits higher, you can drive it harder and strong as hell.


the rtr eight -t has a 454 engine which i think is a .28 , but truggys run good with a .21 engine like buggys do.


the eight-t rtr is about $700 but im sure if you, look around you can find one for cheaper.
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so the 8ight has a .21

and the Ten-T has a .18??
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i dont think i can go more than 700$ USD

so the 8ight would be more nimble, and the 8ight-t is a truggy, and has a bigger engine.
Well the 8ight would be around $700 with tax once you include the batteries for the starter box and receiver. But a good servo will cost an extra $100-150 from what everyone is telling me.

I honestly think the Ten-T is your best option. Unless you really think you will want to regularly race (which you don't), the Ten-T will probably exceed your expectations. It pretty much has all the goodies the 8ight has, except with an onboard starter. The engines are basically the same size (340 vs 350). And the Ten-T includes a Lipo for the receiver and a charger for it. So for $450 ($500 with tax or shipping) you get everything you need except for fuel.

I also recommend you buy a hotter glow plug. The stock one doesn't seem to like to start during these cold months....even here in California.
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so the 8ight has a .21

and the Ten-T has a .18??
The Ten-T is technically a .20, but it is just a fraction from a .21. They are a 340 versus a 350 (or 3.4 versus 3.5).
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alright i got it

i think the 1/8th scale are going to end up being out of my budget.

everywhere i have asked there has been at least one person recommending the 10T.

what glow plug should i get? MC59? MC8?
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I was suggested the A3 plug and it has been working flawlessly.

And yeah, the Ten-T is a super value. You get a ton of bang for your buck. The 8ight RTR is also a great value, but when you compare the two, the Ten-T is an even better value still since you get everything to run for far less $$$ and the majority of the parts are identical.
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you said that you also live in california right?

if so then ill try that one
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you said that you also live in california right?

if so then ill try that one

Yup, I am up in the Bay Area, so it will be slightly colder up here, but close enough.
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what do you guys think about the Speed NT or the Jato?

as of now im still gonna go with the ten-t
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