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Old 03-04-2010, 01:28 PM   #1
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I would like to convert my RC8Te to an RC8T nitro truggy. Can anybody suggest the cheapest way to do this? I think I just need some things like the fuel tank, plastic trays, a motor mount, an additional couple of servos and the engine parts, right?
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never heard of somone wanting to switch away from electric, first for everything i guess.

not to sure on the rc8te but you might need chassis
radio tray/box fuel tank/motor mounts/motor/pipe/clutch system/and another servo.
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never heard of somone wanting to switch away from electric, first for everything i guess.
HA! Those were my thoughts exactly. You will also need the throttle linkage, the little wire and mount that holds the pipe in place, fuel tubing, mounts for the fuel tank, fuel tubing of course, steel spur gear if you don't already have it. You could also get the forward battery box with your radio tray. Most of this stuff can be had on ebay for a good deal.
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better off selling his electric kit and buying a nitro one lol!
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well i cant blam the guy from switching from electric to nitro , them electric 1/8 buggys are way to torquey. and most people i seen, cant handle them thats why nitro rocks man.
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Maybe you are right. The only reason I wanted to convert back was that my track does not have a brushless E-truggy class yet. Decisions, decisions...
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I guess the cheapest way would be to look for a used rc8b and build that one. Otherwise you will have to buy pretty much everything except for diffs, tires and arms and may have to dremel the chassis. That would probably run in the neighborhood of $300 or more.
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Maybe you are right. The only reason I wanted to convert back was that my track does not have a brushless E-truggy class yet. Decisions, decisions...


i would go back to nitro man i think you will like it better this time!
but yea i agree with the guys on here look. for a used rc8t or a rc8 b or buy one from a racer that you know. thats what i did
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