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Old 07-05-2010, 06:58 PM   #16
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For the money make sure you take a look at the HotBodies D8T .
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Love the truck, best bang for the buck, not to mention very competitive. I love it everytime I win beating the other $500+ truggies.
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BUT... you must remember.... which truggy you decide can only be as good as you are.

So pick one, stick with one, and learn it.
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:19 PM   #18
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I have ran the losi 2.0 and the Rc8T to feel what i wanted. I actually got a D8T though and so far I have had only breakages from me not putting loctite on the ackerman plate. The really only out of box up grades i have down is a alum servo arm and have the alum servo saver on its way.
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:01 PM   #19
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Get the HB D8t, if your looking for premium features get the Mugen 6t.

The D8t must haves:
-Mugen steering rod ends to prevent wheel rubbing link.
- blue springs for front, and orange in the rear for suspension tuning as the track changes
-Kyosho 2.3mm front swaybar.
-Ti turnbuckles.
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:43 PM   #20
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Get the HB D8t, if your looking for premium features get the Mugen 6t.

The D8t must haves:
-Mugen steering rod ends to prevent wheel rubbing link.
- blue springs for front, and orange in the rear for suspension tuning as the track changes
-Kyosho 2.3mm front swaybar.
-Ti turnbuckles.
Or run Vtr wheels which i do and no more rub
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:47 PM   #21
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theres only one XT8
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:24 PM   #22
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Get the HB D8t, if your looking for premium features get the Mugen 6t.

The D8t must haves:
-Mugen steering rod ends to prevent wheel rubbing link.
- blue springs for front, and orange in the rear for suspension tuning as the track changes
-Kyosho 2.3mm front swaybar.
-Ti turnbuckles.
The sway bar is optional, ti turnbuckles are optional, springs are optional(they depend on the track)
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:28 PM   #23
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BUT... you must remember.... which truggy you decide can only be as good as you are.

So pick one, stick with one, and learn it.
+100000, that is the biggest mistake people do is switch around alot. not the first setup or whatever you try works, play with setup and get it right. any of the truggies mentioned are more than capable of winning every weekend! the truggy isnt what wins the race. its only a very small part of the win or race.
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:32 PM   #24
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Get the HB D8t, if your looking for premium features get the Mugen 6t.

The D8t must haves:
-Mugen steering rod ends to prevent wheel rubbing link.
- blue springs for front, and orange in the rear for suspension tuning as the track changes
-Kyosho 2.3mm front swaybar.
-Ti turnbuckles.
none of those are needed at all!!! the only must is the aluminum servo horn for steering. mine is box stock with just different diff and shock oils and i have won tons of races with it. no need for any upgrades.
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:54 AM   #25
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Everywhere pretty much always has losi truggy parts. I haven't broken a part for a very long time on my losi.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:15 AM   #26
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Seriously the D8's turnbuckles weigh a ton. Mine work fine but man are they heavy.
The springs are a nice tuning aid, I found that a stiffer rear spring really wakes this truck up in the corners.
I've got the 1.2x8 kyosho pistons on order for my D8t. 1.2x6 is kinda oldschool. The truck comes with nice wheels , mugen rod ends will allow you to actually use them without rubbing unless you want to dremel your rod ends.

My only real beef is that the CVD's don't have a single captured pin! That's old fashioned IMO. I have setscrews in every one of my D8 CVD's while my Xray 809 has none.
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Love the truck, best bang for the buck, not to mention very competitive. I love it everytime I win beating the other $500+ truggies.
I will be racing my D8T for the first time this weekend. Coming from a Jammin X2 CRT that I win with alot with and really like. I heard this truck is a dream to drive . I have a HB servo arm on it and will replace the hinge pins at the time I do first diff oil change, besides that im running it stock and will see how it goes. I also have a new B5 and 2013 I will start break in tonight .
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Everywhere pretty much always has losi truggy parts. I haven't broken a part for a very long time on my losi.
+++1 on the parts are almost every where..once you do the minor upgrades the money is well spent
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get the losi 8t 2.0...the best truggy ever...
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:35 AM   #30
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RC8T is one of the best out there.

I run the buggy and have had my eye on the truggy for awhile now.

I know a few people who run it and they are always consistent and fast.

Doesn't wear anywhere near a losi and customer service is top notch with AE
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