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Old 08-11-2010, 12:09 PM   #1
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What car do i get? i like them both i can get parts for them both. Whats stronger, better built, better design and what do you think ill be faster with. Ive droven them both like them both, but what are their ups and downs? Thank you.
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Is that rc8 ft?
I like the Z01b I think its the faster buggy, I think the RC8 is ok just not as fast, at least from what I've seen were I race.
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What car do i get? i like them both i can get parts for them both. Whats stronger, better built, better design and what do you think ill be faster with. Ive droven them both like them both, but what are their ups and downs? Thank you.
No such things as a FASTER car, hell 2 of the top drivers in the WORLD drives AE. It ALL boils down to driving and set up skill. If I had to pick between the two, I would pick the OD. Not a fan of the durability of AE, But like I said, TOP DRIVERS drive the AE so it must not be all that bad.
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what are the weak parts of the ae? Yes teh ft.
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I am currently switching from the RC8B to the Odonnell Z01B-SG myself.

The RC8B is a very good, very tunable platform that can be adjusted to just about meet any track condition, but it is one of the more technical cars to setup and get to work also. It either feels really good, or feels off. Hard to get it somewhere in the middle.

I liked it because I could dial in ALLOT of rotation and grip into the car at the same time.

As far as issues:

Front driveshafts: Plan on bending one a weekend. They don't break, just bend, rub on the castor blocks, and make the wheels runout.

CVA's: Allot of wear

Diff and Bearing Wear:
With the design of the diff, you get allot of wear of the bearings, the outputs, and the diff housings themselves. The outputs just ride on O-rings inside the housing, and over a little time the otuputs start deflecting to the point where they will actually start rubbing on the rear arms. This inturn starts beating up on the bearings pretty fast, which in turn will wear the bulkheads.

The good news is that other than white taper pistons and silver rear springs, most everything you need to be competitive is in the box.
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I have driven the rc8 and have two z01b option cars now. I think both are very good handling cars. I can tell you this though, as the track get worse my O'donnell starts to shine. I can actually start to push it harder and make up time on the other kits out there. I have been completely pleased with all aspects of Team O'donnell.
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Odonnell

RC8 works great until the track breaks down, it feels unstable in rougher tracks but works good on smooth tracks. OD has one of the best quality parts out there and IMO has the best costumer service ever. i might be switching to OD, they are great and very durable. easy to work on too.
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hhmmm sounds like AE is a little harder to work with and weaker.
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OD also will have more steering than AE, OD has more steering than HB.
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you can look at my signature and figure out what i recommend.... also some of the best support for there products... jeremy
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RC8 works great until the track breaks down, it feels unstable in rougher tracks but works good on smooth tracks. OD has one of the best quality parts out there and IMO has the best costumer service ever. i might be switching to OD, they are great and very durable. easy to work on too.



is that same on the ae rc8t when the track is rough its unstable ?

with the big bore shocks ?
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RC8T just seem behind the game a little. they are easy to drive but when pushed hard they seem unstable and harder to drive, they have to be driven smooth... a stock one atleast.
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RC8T just seem behind the game a little. they are easy to drive but when pushed hard they seem unstable and harder to drive, they have to be driven smooth... a stock one atleast.


well i seen about 4 rc8ts one, with big bores and every hop that comes with the kit and i ive`asked all of them if they like them and i dint hear a bad thing about them.

the factory rc8t champ edition, is really nice i am thinking about getting the champ edition next year or a mugen truggy. and i do drive a losi 1.0

the rc8t champ edition looked good on the track.
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Odonnell for sure tried the rc8 for awhile and not as easy to drive or as dependable. The OD in my opinion is alot more consistent than the associated and easier to find a good set up. And a bonus is the parts are cheaper for the Odonnell.
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