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Old 01-28-2010, 09:47 AM   #1
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Ok folks... as you can see in my signature, I run an XT8.

The body I want to run is not made specifically for the XT8, but is available for the HB D8T, MBX6T, 8ight-T, and RC8T.

Which will be closest?
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Hmmmm...not sure Domit. I run a Kyosho ST-RR Body on my XT8.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:17 AM   #3
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Hmmmm...not sure Domit. I run a Kyosho ST-RR Body on my XT8.
Which one? Got pics?
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MBX6T is what the majority of people are using. I'll be ordering a MBX6T bulldog body for my XT8 fairly soon.
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The 6t body will fit the best just use the 6t rear body mounts and mount them lower on the shock tower the 6t bulldog body will work on the stock xt8 mounts but looks kinda funny to me if you use the bulldog body do not cut on the lines if you do the body will sit to high on the sides at the mudguards so you need to leave some of the excess on the body to cover the mudguards all the way
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I think I'm going to put a stock MBX6T body on it. And I already have the Mugen body posts, but not lowered. Easy enough to change that. I was thinking about doing the Bulldog too... if I changed the window mask it isn't too bad. (I hate the windows on that and the Losi and look-alikes)
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Pics here Brad: http://picasaweb.google.com/spouliot/XRayXT8#

It's a Crowd Pleaser 2.0 I believe....the custom painted one at the bottom. The green/purple body is the stocker.
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Pics here Brad: http://picasaweb.google.com/spouliot/XRayXT8#

It's a Crowd Pleaser 2.0 I believe....the custom painted one at the bottom. The green/purple body is the stocker.
Looks good... nice paint job! I think I saw that body (not with your paint!) on a Kyosho at our track a few weeks ago. It looks every bit as "burly" in person.

It looks like cooling airflow to the head is somewhat restricted though. Airflow to the head is why I'm considering the Bulldog or the stock Mugen body.

Anyone else have any suggestions?
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noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

bring back the old 50s truck body ..it was the thing i liked most about you
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:58 PM   #10
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noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

bring back the old 50s truck body ..it was the thing i liked most about you

You mean this one?

I've had a lot of fun with that, but it is VERY "aerodynamically challenged." It has probably twice the frontal area of any regular truggy body... and the top of the engine is flush with the surface of the "bed" so it limits tuning to keep it cool.
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Note that I've been looking in to vacuum forming my own... but in the meantime I need something to run- that body is WHIPPED now.
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It's actually not too too bad for cooling. Of course I drilled some holes in the windshield, and cut out the driver's window for fueling.....
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I don't think the "Bulldog" looks too bad if I do something like the attached pic. (Note, just an edited copy of ProLine's photo... I used the Losi one because it has some of the same lines I wanted to use.) If I re-do the window masks to make it look more like a regular truck I PERSONALLY think it helps. What do y'all think?
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dude, check your voicemail.
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You mean this one?

I've had a lot of fun with that, but it is VERY "aerodynamically challenged." It has probably twice the frontal area of any regular truggy body... and the top of the engine is flush with the surface of the "bed" so it limits tuning to keep it cool.
i am deeply sadened and dissapointed i loved that body ..but yeh you right need to get something more conventional on there fo so
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