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Old 06-14-2010, 01:40 PM   #1
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would like some input on what i should get for my D8........engine,pipe,starter box,servos etc. looking at a motor in the 150-250 price range with good run times

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The following link is where you want to ask all of your Hotbodies D8 questions.

New Hot Bodies Buggy!!???????
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i would get this engine: http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ine-Turbo-Plug
its almost identical to the GRP but better IMO. its my next engine.

also get the aluminum servo horn for steering, its a must IMO.

on servos i would get 2 of these:http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...a-Torque-Servo

the best starter box is: http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...er-Starter-Box


great buggy btw, i am running the D8T currently but getting a buggy very soon. i have ran the buggy a few times and its awesome.
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Werks B5 with a 2057 pipe i get great run times and loads of power and i havent tried the B6 but i hear it is perfect for buggys and u get even better milage and i am a fan of ace servos 1015s and the blue ofna box.
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Werks B5 with a 2057 pipe i get great run times and loads of power and i havent tried the B6 but i hear it is perfect for buggys and u get even better milage and i am a fan of ace servos 1015s and the blue ofna box.
thats what i have written down to order. nick vasquez raced at my track yesterday and he let me take his d8 for a tank set up just like this and it got me hooked. i almost want to get rid of my ve8 to get the truggy too!
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thats what i have written down to order. nick vasquez raced at my track yesterday and he let me take his d8 for a tank set up just like this and it got me hooked. i almost want to get rid of my ve8 to get the truggy too!
I drove my buggy for a 1 in a half years and i started running truggy 2 months ago with the setup i wrote above and i love it.
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B5 or B6 all the way! check out the B5 and B6 forum
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I drove my buggy for a 1 in a half years and i started running truggy 2 months ago with the setup i wrote above and i love it.
the d8 was easier to drive and handled better for me then my ve8
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Here's what I run on my D-8 and love it.
Two hitec 7955 servos
Werks B-5 with the 2057 pipe
The small blue ofna starter box with a 14.4 lipo
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Buggy Werks B6 Werks 2057 pipe
Truggy Werks B5 Werks 2013 pipe
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Truggy Werks B5 Werks 2013 pipe
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im not trying to start anything, but what makes the werks so "good"? i just dont see what makes them good. they are just like every other engine, just hasnt impressed me, def after hearing everyone saying to get one. maybe its just me but everyone i have seen didnt seem as fast as everyone says they are.
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im not trying to start anything, but what makes the werks so "good"? i just dont see what makes them good. they are just like every other engine, just hasnt impressed me, def after hearing everyone saying to get one. maybe its just me but everyone i have seen didnt seem as fast as everyone says they are.
1. Price to power ratio is pretty dang good.
2. Quality of parts. Werks used very good material in the piston and sleeve. Instead of using poor material and a tight pinch.
3. Support. The designer of the engine is on this forum almost daily to answer any questions and help out when he can.
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1. Price to power ratio is pretty dang good.
2. Quality of parts. Werks used very good material in the piston and sleeve. Instead of using poor material and a tight pinch.
3. Support. The designer of the engine is on this forum almost daily to answer any questions and help out when he can.
+1000 i let my son run my spare this weekend and he was running my old 7 port nova and in his own words he said that motor is awsome he turned a 2 second faster lap with it as well.
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im not trying to start anything, but what makes the werks so "good"? i just dont see what makes them good. they are just like every other engine, just hasnt impressed me, def after hearing everyone saying to get one. maybe its just me but everyone i have seen didnt seem as fast as everyone says they are.
Hey jmaxey, A couple of reasons
1. Italian made
2. Awesome customer service on the forum every day.
3. last 9 gallons or more with no rebuild even bearings and con rod
4. crazy power from bottom, mid, to top w/right pipe 2013/2057
5. smooth usable power
6. reliable
7. super great fuel economy
8. easy to tune
9. runs 220-230 all day
10. but heres the best part all this at $199! and B6 @ $229 even smoother. B6 is compared to Nova plus .21-4C at $350 also check out the B5 & B6 forums if you haven't yet

You have to drive one to believe it, I was skeptical at first too.
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