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Old 01-19-2011, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default Need advice on motor,clutch and servos for D8T

Well I will have a great "like new" D8T by next week. I am buying one from a fellow member here as a race roller. I am currently shopping for servos, engine/pipe and clutch. I would like your suggestions based on these factors:

#1 DURABILITY !
#2 ease of use/tunability
#3 race worthiness
#4 reasonable cost...... but NO CHEAP JUNK !

PS> I am leaning toward an OS .25 engine but would like to hear everyone's thoughts.

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Old 01-19-2011, 03:31 PM   #2
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For servos I would recommend Hitec 7955TG's. They can be ran straight Lipo if that's what your wanting in your setup.

For motor I would recommend a Clockworks modded Werks B5 with 2013 Pipe. Me personally I am running a Ninja JX.21 (basically a 5 port O.S. VZ Speed without the weighted crank)with an O.S.2060 pipe. And it has been great. The Mugen 2042 pipe is the same as the O.S. 2060.

For clutch I would go with a M2C 4-shoe clutch
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I would take a look at the Werks B5 and 2013 pipe and the Werks racing clutch. And the Hitec 7955 is a great servo.
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One thing I forgot to say is a .21 motor can push a truggy around without a problem. The O.S. .25 Is not terrible on fuel. But you can get a bit more runtime with a .21 and still move a truggy no problem. The Clockworks modded Werks B5 has very good power and the run times are the best I have seen. We have a racer that sometimes doesn't need to pit in a 15 min A-main. For more information on Clockwork products. Vist the thread in the motor section. They also have other modded motors as well. I am thinking about buying a Clocked Ninja since I like my stock one so much. My motors from now on will be through them.

Here is there website:
http://www.clockworkracingengines.com/
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:48 PM   #5
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hitec 7955 servos are really good and durable i run them on throttle and steering, the b5 and 2013 also is a good combination of engine and pipe the stock clutch is good, but you can also run the werks racing clutch it works well and is durable
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For the money and customer service you can't beat the Clocked B5 / Werks 2013 pipe combo for a truggy! Match that up with an M2C 4-shoe clutch and you'll have all the power and acceleration you'll ever need.

I'm also a big fan of Hitec servos, but I'm not convinced that you need top-of-the-line priced 7955TGs on both throttle and steering unless you run LiPo. Just make sure that you have speed for steering and torque for throttle, and get the best priced Hitec to do the job.

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Go for the Werks B5 non modded. Spending an extra $100 for bragging rights isn't going to help you one bit when starting out. Down the line, maybe.
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This is probably the best engine+pipe combo/price going on right now IMO (Orion 5port + 2058 Pipe $259)
https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/c...cs&pn=ORN80678

The stock HB clutch is fine also. Last a long time and is really inexpensive to maintain.

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engine b5/2012 or 2058

werks pro clutch light weight

servos I like the Savox 1268's
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engine b5/2012 or 2058

werks pro clutch light weight

servos I like the Savox 1268's
nailed it. I also like the stock clutch on buggy but idk about truggy since im not a real truggy driver.
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i also recommend either a werks b5/2013 or a Team Orion Alpha abi .21/2013...if you are just getting into racing id go with the non modded and just get started...m2c clutch, werks clutch, or ascendancy racing clutches are top 3 imo and either will work great! As for servos i Run hi voltage hitecs and love them but its not a must...7955's are great servos...im not sure about everyone but i use torq on my steering and speed for my throttle...maybe im weird ?? ive also heard great things on savox servos...if you just stick with the name brand most talked about products around this forum you cant go wrong...theres a reason so many people like to many different products...too many GREAT choices out there!!
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This is probably the best engine+pipe combo/price going on right now IMO (Orion 5port + 2058 Pipe $259)
https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/c...cs&pn=ORN80678

The stock HB clutch is fine also. Last a long time and is really inexpensive to maintain.

electronics, just go with what you liked in the past.
No offense but that is like comparing apples to oranges. The Discovery is designed to be an entry level sport engine and the feature set is quite different that what you get in a racing oriented engine like the B5.
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No offense but that is like comparing apples to oranges. The Discovery is designed to be an entry level sport engine and the feature set is quite different that what you get in a racing oriented engine like the B5.

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I would go for an Odonnell Motor and an Ascendency 4 shoe clutch...... OD motor is pretty versatile with pipes and I have had 2 of them last for over a year in my buggy and truggy.

plus is super cheap and more importantly a reliable combination
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No offense but that is like comparing apples to oranges. The Discovery is designed to be an entry level sport engine and the feature set is quite different that what you get in a racing oriented engine like the B5.
i usually run a CRF, but after running the 5port discovery, its about the same.

The B5 is a great engine aswell, i was just throwing up a different option.

I do feel you are underestimating the new discovery though.
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