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Old 01-12-2011, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default Weird... thought my kit would come Assembled*

Just recieved my RC8B from an ebay store and low and behold, i see kitted parts. I got the idea of it being assembled because on the AE website its says this:

* This vehicle comes assembled, but some additional items such as electronics and/or an engine/motor may be required.

and my box has the right part # and everything but at the same time it says on the box that it's a kit and needs assembly. So, website says RC8B #80902 comes assembled but boxed RC8B #80902 comes to me in kitted parts - weird.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:45 PM   #2
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far as I know the RTR come assembled the rest you have to do the wrench time! You will enjoy it learn the car inside and out.
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Must be a typo on the site bud.

I have built at least 10 80902's and they only come in kits.

I'd be happy to build it for ya if you like...
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RC8B's are kits you assemble, I personally wouldn't want it any other way. I believe you should have to assemble all kits, you learn alot about things when you have to put it together.
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I have a feeling the first RC8 FT came as a roller but the newer RC8B is kit only. Which is great!
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I have a feeling the first RC8 FT came as a roller but the newer RC8B is kit only. Which is great!
You are correct, but it wasn't numbered 80902.

I think it was just a typo on the site. They used to say that the rc8b came with tires on the site too. Oops!
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:35 PM   #7
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A kit is better to build yourself anyway. Because you get to build it and you know how it was built, its good to know you didnt get a kit that had one loose screw causing the first race to be a dnf and even maybe ruining your day.
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They come as kits only - you will enjoy building it, hell that's the best part of this hobby/sport.
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Not many kits around these days, i personally hate RTR & would prefer to build it up myself like alot of people on here..

Its the best bit of owning the car - apart from racing with mates....
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there is nothing better than sitting down with a brand new kit!!
i think everything should come as a kit.
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They come as kits only - you will enjoy building it, hell that's the best part of this hobby/sport.
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there is nothing better than sitting down with a brand new kit!!
i think everything should come as a kit.
Dead right!
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if you cant build it you cant fix it. Plus when you build it you know how it works.
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:12 AM   #13
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They are really easy to build fella, get ya spanners out, along with ya threadlock and manual, cup of tea (or a beer) and enjoy!!

Make sure you have a magnifying glass to read the numbers on the caster inserts for the front hubs (they are really really small and illegible without a magnifying glass) and remember to use two shims under the pins that hold the outdrives into the diffs (it's all in the manual).

Don't overtighten stuff, just nip it up and use threadlock.

Should be able to get it sorted in an evening or two, just enough time between now and the weekend.
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I am jealous !With this cabin fevered days there is no better fun than build a buggy!!Its like a baby born....
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