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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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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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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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I just raced my new truggy today and I love it. I do have one problem I was wondering if someone could help me with. I set it up stock with the diff fluids and the truck lifts the front wheels off the ground when I punch it down the straight how do I keep this from happening?
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you could try and re gear. Swap your pinion to a higher tooth count, sounds like you have a lot of torque and traction.

What surface are you running on, and what gearing?
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46t spur 15t pinion dry hard packed dirt
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lots of things to try

1) reduce punch on ESC
2) increase expo rate on throttle
3) reduce throttle speed on radio
4) squeeze trigger more gently on corner exit
5) increase pinion a tooth to slow hole shot
6) decrease EPA on throttle
7) reduce center diff fluid weight, careful not to go too thin or the front tires can unload and they'll look like pizza cutters, though this will make the car a lot more stable and easier to drive, I'm guilty for running the center diff a pinch on the light side myself
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Originally Posted by billdelong View Post
lots of things to try

1) reduce punch on ESC
2) increase expo rate on throttle
3) reduce throttle speed on radio
4) squeeze trigger more gently on corner exit
5) increase pinion a tooth to slow hole shot
6) decrease EPA on throttle
7) reduce center diff fluid weight, careful not to go too thin or the front tires can unload and they'll look like pizza cutters, though this will make the car a lot more stable and easier to drive, I'm guilty for running the center diff a pinch on the light side myself

ok cool thanks for the ideas
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You could also play with setup. Try changing the rear pill to center.
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