R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-11-2010, 05:48 AM   #1
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 10
Questions?? HB Lightning conversion to D8 ?

Is there any parts that will fit from the older HB Lightning to the D8-I.E. to a new Chassis
I Just got into the RC scene and want to start racing but need a lighter
car, "Also I need help to learn how to drive the damn thing but hopefully that will come with time and practice" Anyway I enjoy the web site and I figures Id throw this out there This site Kicks but!!!!!!!
roadking801 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2010, 06:31 AM   #2
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Posts: 722
Trader Rating: 43 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by roadking801 View Post
Is there any parts that will fit from the older HB Lightning to the D8-I.E. to a new Chassis
I Just got into the RC scene and want to start racing but need a lighter
car, "Also I need help to learn how to drive the damn thing but hopefully that will come with time and practice" Anyway I enjoy the web site and I figures Id throw this out there This site Kicks but!!!!!!!
As far as the D8T as compared to the Lightning is concerned, it is not the weight that is the issue it is the distribution of the weight on the chassis and the different geometry in the suspension arms, steering knuckles, wheel offset, shock position and akerman among other things. The center diff mount will not work and the radio tray is totally different. If you did modify the Lightning, you should be able to use the arms, bearing carriers shock towers and shocks but you will have to get all the drive shafts bearings and related hardware hardware. Even with all this, you will still have a slightly improved Lightning. My advice to you would be to get the D8T, take your time on the build, go to the track with mild engine and good servos, train your trigger finger to stay away from the dreaded full pull and drive slow. Increase your speed as you get more familiar with the handling and make very small changes to your set up as you learn. OOPS I could of sworn you said you were talking about truggy...but the information is still pretty accurate. But a new kit is under $300...$269 is a great price.

Last edited by crazysavage; 02-11-2010 at 05:01 PM.
crazysavage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2010, 08:32 AM   #3
Tech Master
 
fatdaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Temecula, CA
Posts: 1,614
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

youre better off just getting a new D8 kit. off the top of my head heres whats the same between the lightning 2 and the D8

diff bulkheads
everything on the diffs except the ring gears and spur gear
wing mount and wing
rear hubs


thats about it. there might be a couple pieces more , but the two cars are pretty much completely different.

also, check out the D8 thread here: New Hot Bodies Buggy!!???????
__________________
HPI Racing - Hot Bodies - D8 Army!
**Team Terribles** (Answer RC, Fastlane Graphix, Caster racing, M2C Racing, and Dialed Inc!)
fatdaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electric 1/8th Scale conversion kits. DJ1978 Electric Off-Road 19923 06-12-2017 05:16 AM
STOLEN RC CARS AND EQUIPMENT! SKOTY CHOPS R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 17 04-21-2009 05:55 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 12:52 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net