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Old 10-07-2010, 08:07 PM   #1
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Default Good starter bos for RC8 buggy

I just picked up an RC8 with the rotary starter....I would like a good starter box that's not too much $ that would work well. I see some are "universal" fit and some are more specific in nature.

I have a friend that had on old ofna box lying around but it didnt look like we could get it to line up properly. So i am nervous abou the "universal" style


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I and MANY others use the OFNA Blue truggy box. It turns over anything and everything. Best box IMHO
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The Associated box is a good one. I have 2 of them for my truggy and buggy, they work great.
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What about this one http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...al-Starter-Box

I see everyone say the ofna one, but is this one the same thing, for a few bucks cheaper?
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no the above posted link is not the same as the ofna starter box
i have a ofna box brand new in box dual motors asking 70
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no the above posted link is not the same as the ofna starter box
i have a ofna box brand new in box dual motors asking 70
He's just stating that it has dual 775s and will start motors easily. Not that it's made by the same company or anything.
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I think I found a new associated box pretty cheap locally $40........It looks like only a single motor vs. some others have duals. But I figure it should line right up with my RC8 without any hassle.

I dont think that a single should be a huge difference?

heck..... the little drill type starter I am using doesnt really have much oomph to it at all, and it works well.
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Those pro starts have decent torque in my opinion. The single motor will do the job for the most part. Unless you buy a really tight Nova or RB or something and it won't crank it. It will struggle with some new motors but should turn over a lot of them.
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i have a losi 2.0 starter box with 1 775 and it has worked great!...broken in like 5 motors and is over a year old!...this is not the rtr version but the new black 1...
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I have a box with dual 550s and it's all I can do to get it to turn over anything. I know the losi RTR boxes have alot of trouble when breaking engines in, and they have a single 775.
If you think you're gonna be in the hobby for awhile, you might as well save yourself the trouble and buy a good starter box. I was going to get a truggy box, but ended up buying the piece of crap I had because it was a good deal. 40$ with a 12v and charger. It's really caused me more trouble then the money I saved was worth.
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Ofna truggy box with 4S Lipo. I use it to start my RC8B and two SC8s all day long without an issue.
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