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Old 03-05-2018, 05:33 PM
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I see this kit gets released this month. Anyone know much about it? The write up only talks about racing. Will this be a good basher?
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i look forward to this.

May its the first car i will buy new.
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My guess is no for a basher, I consider these a "racing" truck. Tekno would be a better option for a basher "Race" truggy. Although my T3 has been pretty durable after a few changes, But I would not bash on it like I do w/ my kraton.
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I actually read that post you mentioned. However, that was started in 2006. Cant be the same Truggy could it?
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Originally Posted by racingnewb View Post
My guess is no for a basher, I consider these a "racing" truck. Tekno would be a better option for a basher "Race" truggy. Although my T3 has been pretty durable after a few changes, But I would not bash on it like I do w/ my kraton.


Not familiar with associated 1/8?
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Why not using it as a basher? ok may because the price but in times of durability should this car be way way better than a Kraton.

I have a Mugen MBX6T ECO and also a RC8TE (not driven a lot) an both of theese are extreme durable.

They are better than my MT4 G3

As far as i know theese 1/8 offroad competition truggys are good bashers. I hope that Mugen and Asso are improving the durability each generation. So the RC8T3.1e should be really good.

The Kraton RTR ist easy to break in some points, you have to tune it a lot to make it a good basher.
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Why not using it as a basher? ok may because the price but in times of durability should this car be way way better than a Kraton.

I have a Mugen MBX6T ECO and also a RC8TE (not driven a lot) an both of theese are extreme durable.

They are better than my MT4 G3

As far as i know theese 1/8 offroad competition truggys are good bashers. I hope that Mugen and Asso are improving the durability each generation. So the RC8T3.1e should be really good.

The Kraton RTR ist easy to break in some points, you have to tune it a lot to make it a good basher.
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Just finishing my build of this kit. This is my first AE machine. So far, the truck seems really detailed and I like everything about it. It looks high-end, just sitting there. My only complaint is AE's packaging and manual is really below the line compared to Tekno and TLR, in my opinion. I feel like you are searching through multiple bags for things and the instructions are not as detailed as what I am used to with the other brands. Maybe that is normal but I can only compare to other kit that I have built. Either way, it isn't hard just is more annoying and seems like it leaves more room for the possibility of error. Back to the truck, hoping to have it done and ready to go by the weekend. I'm really excited.
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Wow thanks for the input! Yes I will be taking to the track. Iíve always like associates but didnít thing it would handle bashing without substantial upgrades. Iíd like to keep it under 550ish on the spending... atleast to get me going again lol. Thank you for your input
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Next week will be my first run on the truck. Hoping the weather is nice so I can run outdoors. If not, I can always run it inside. Overall pleased with the kit. Hopefully it performs as expected (or better)
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She won’t disappoint!!!
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Ive been racing this truck and its ebuggy counterpart for some time and I must say I love it. Its really durable and comes very well set up out of the box.
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I run AE Aluminum Pillow Balls upfront. Id at least start with the top ones for less unsuspended weight and lower, more centralized CG.
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I also run 4mm of spacing and a longer upper shock mount screw. This releives the rear shocks and allows the rear to travel with less bind.
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