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Old 09-22-2010, 03:18 PM   #31
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if you want a cheap and grunty box, get a GO engines box... its broken in about 15 engines so far...

no replaced things, other then a drive belt but that was my fult.
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I use the OFNA Truggy box with a 4s LiFe pack.......Works great.
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:23 PM   #33
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my losi box with 2 7.4 lipos in it, works awsome! spins the flywheel faster than it actually spins started
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I use the Blue Ofna Truggy Start with a gel for like three years. Will upgrade to lipo when the gel dies till then I charge it every other race and never had a problem . Also buy a extra set of rubber feet and use them for the mounts on top of the box it works great. It holds my truggy in place great.
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Since the box comes wired for two 6cell stick packs, how do you hook a lipo to it exactly? Obviously you can just buy a lipo with tamiya connectors but that is not ideal. If you are running a single 14.8v 4s lipo how do you wire it? Is there instructions somewhere? The more I think about it the more it sounds like a lipo will simply last longer and be better overall.
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Since the box comes wired for two 6cell stick packs, how do you hook a lipo to it exactly? Obviously you can just buy a lipo with tamiya connectors but that is not ideal. If you are running a single 14.8v 4s lipo how do you wire it? Is there instructions somewhere? The more I think about it the more it sounds like a lipo will simply last longer and be better overall.
actually, it comes wired for a single battery. an adapter for two batteries is included.
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I've looked into the Dynamite but Stormer's sold out and they're kinda hard to find in my experience. I think I'm gonna get the Go one when I order my engine and just upgrade it to dual motors.
I actually walked in the door at my LHS and they had the 5650 in stock, bought it on the spot.
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I actually walked in the door at my LHS and they had the 5650 in stock, bought it on the spot.
I've seen them here at our local hobbytown usa, last time i checked they were $74.99, but that was a month or so ago.
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Will both the Ofna Truggy box and the Dynamite 5650 work with a Losi 8ight 2.0? I know they are technically universal boxes, but some people mention modding the Ofna box to fit a Losi.

Yes we mod it for the top plate pieces from the Losi box to essentially have Losi box with real motors.

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Yes they will, i think the only reason he modded it was to use the quick change mounts for truggy and buggy, but i could be mistaken. The dynamite will work for both as you can easily adjust the pegs. On a losi buggy just be sure to align up the wheel on the bottom or else it will rub on the chassis. I had to move mine down about 1/4" on both sides to get the wheel perfectly centered.

I have to move the whole wheel assembly to ensure the wheel doesn't bind on the chassis....Im not sure if this is necessary but i felt it was.

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I know for a fact that 22Racer is using one on his Losi 8 2.0

correct, im pretty sure kendall and rex have a box for either vehicle.
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The old OFNA chrome top box is hard to beat for reliability. Direct drive, no belts... and with a lipo I think it would crank a big-block Ford. Spins the engines over so fast it will make you think you clutch is bad... it WILL spin the wheels on the car before it starts.
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I had a losi 1st gen box that shorted out, dumped a lipo and it was the only time in the last 2 1/2 yrs that I almost packed it up before the mains and went home because it just was not fun anymore. I purchased an ofna truggy box and modded the top to accept the losi box hardware. Now the ofna box will start any losi buggy or truggy. It took some time and patience and a couple dremel bits but it was well worth it. I have seen just the 1st gen losi box alingment hardware avail I think at stormer hobbies. It is possible bit it takes time. Here a little inspiration.

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I had a losi 1st gen box that shorted out, dumped a lipo and it was the only time in the last 2 1/2 yrs that I almost packed it up before the mains and went home because it just was not fun anymore. I purchased an ofna truggy box and modded the top to accept the losi box hardware. Now the ofna box will start any losi buggy or truggy. It took some time and patience and a couple dremel bits but it was well worth it. I have seen just the 1st gen losi box alingment hardware avail I think at stormer hobbies. It is possible bit it takes time. Here a little inspiration.




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