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Old 08-04-2010, 12:06 PM   #1
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Hi. I was wondering..

Who makes the best starter box to handle multiple cars??

Which startbox motor is stronger for those new /stubborn/hard to start
motors.

2 550 motors
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1 12 volt motor.

Also, who makes a quick change plate you can add to 1 box to use it
for multiple cars?

Please post pics of you box.

Here are the ones I know of.

Ofna (several models)
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Hi. I was wondering..

Who makes the best starter box to handle multiple cars??

Which startbox motor is stronger for those new /stubborn/hard to start
motors.

2 550 motors
or
1 12 volt motor.

Also, who makes a quick change plate you can add to 1 box to use it
for multiple cars?

Please post pics of you box.

Here are the ones I know of.

Ofna (several models)
Serpent
RD Logics
Losi

I took the hardware form the original Losi box and did some serious dremmel work to the ofna truggy box and now it will start both the buggy and truggy. It took some time but it has been worth it.
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:13 PM   #3
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Also, who makes a quick change plate you can add to 1 box to use it
for multiple cars?
I don't think anyone makes "quick change" plates. I have thought that someone should though. I don't think you can even get permanent plates anymore. It wouldn't be that hard to make your own system though, with enough creative engineering.
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:38 PM   #4
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I think the Losi box is quick change between the Buggy and truggy... but i think that is about it...
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i put 2 pins in the top of my starter box then drilled 2 corresponding hole in every chassis i have it worked on mbx6 mbx5t losi buggy and a turmoil. this was on the ofna chrome top with 1 12volt motor it works best if the chaasi is bare to line everything up i also clamped the box top to the chassis so i could line it up perfect .i have not noticed any problems from the holes in the chassis. that was my solution to the same problem you are having . later
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Losi box has quick change for the buggy and truggy. I have had good luck with mine. When you get a new motor just make sure you use a heat gun on it until the metal pinch in the motor is gone and your good.
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the xtm starterbox is excellent for those breakin motors and its cheap then i would use a ofna truggy start box for ur everyday use
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:34 PM   #8
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the losi one works great, but it is only meant to work with the losi buggy and truggy...unless you do some modifying
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Personally, I like the Duratrax Universal starter box. Does 1/10 and 1/8 on and offroad. It's like a triple threat. lol
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I still like my mugen box for the ability to start every motor I ever had. With the addition of it being the smallest dimentions of any commonly available box its the only way I roll.

If your desperate to easily start any car have you considered the sheetmetal L bracket bolted to the box that fits through the flywheel slot in the chassis? Its a little sloppy but works pretty good(ish) for almost any car.
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I took the hardware form the original Losi box and did some serious dremmel work to the ofna truggy box and now it will start both the buggy and truggy. It took some time but it has been worth it.
frank, ive seen yours before, looks great too much work tho. i added Two screws and my ofna box moves from truggy to buggy in the same time you switch to yours : P
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I asked because I thought the RD Logics 1/8th scale
box would do for all cars. I haven't tried them out yet,
but, they seem to have lots of adjustments.

Kinda built like the Ofna Chrome box, but, all yellow.

I have had the blue ofna box forever and I think it's on it ways to the
dumpster. It still works, but, i's geting a little sloppy.
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I took the hardware form the original Losi box and did some serious dremmel work to the ofna truggy box and now it will start both the buggy and truggy. It took some time but it has been worth it.
I took the internals from my OFNA truggy box and put them in my Losi box.
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ever since i got back into racing nitro 1/8 ive used a rtr truggy box for losi and its worked on my losi buggy/truggy xray xb808, jammin and everything else.
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this doesnt really go along with this conversation but its the closest posting ive found lol

but does anybody use a 12v gel cell battery in their starter box? instead of two battery packs. and if so what are some comments. if thats a bad idea what are some other suggestions? thanks!
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