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Old 11-28-2018, 12:44 PM
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I'm curious, can you confirm the front uprights are the non-trailing E2146 Front Upright​​​​​​s? The manual says different, but I'm reading otherwise.
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I'm curious, can you confirm the front uprights are the non-trailing E2146 Front Upright​​​​​​s? The manual says different, but I'm reading otherwise.
i will have a look tonight but my manual list the part as E2146 which is the non-trailing.. E2147 is trailing option part..

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Any build issues?
everything went together perfectly. one of the nicest kits i have built. steering is so smooth..

i built to stock but notice drake (7t) runs -3 rear camber, more antisquat, and slightly lighter rear shock fuild so noting those for testing..

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everything went together perfectly. one of the nicest kits i have built. steering is so smooth..

i built to stock but notice drake (7t) runs -3 rear camber, more antisquat, and slightly lighter rear shock fuild so noting those for testing..
The rear suspension geometry on the 8 is quite a bit different than the 7. I'd be careful using setups from one on the other.
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the front is very different aswell, longer arms, short hubs. i don't really believe you can just slap on a 7T setup and call it a day.
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The rear suspension geometry on the 8 is quite a bit different than the 7. I'd be careful using setups from one on the other.
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the front is very different aswell, longer arms, short hubs. i don't really believe you can just slap on a 7T setup and call it a day.
good to know, sticking with box setup and tweak from there
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Originally Posted by snowninja View Post
i will have a look tonight but my manual list the part as E2146 which is the non-trailing.. E2147 is trailing option part..

That's good to know. They must have made a change in the manual they include with the shipping truggy's. This is what I found in the manual online.


I prefer the non-trailing, just wanted to make sure I didn't need to buy another set before my build.

Unfortunately Fed-Ex is delayed, was supposed to get it today, now delivery time is tomorrow. boo
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Nice!

What HW setup you with?

That definitely resembles the RC8T3.1E I just built
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Looks like a HW XR8 Plus and a Maclan

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Looks like a HW XR8 Plus and a Maclan
yes, its the xr8 plus and maclan 2100 truggy motor.

i have plenty, but its nice they also ship a 15t pinion with the kit..
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Originally Posted by cHAmpa View Post
That's good to know. They must have made a change in the manual they include with the shipping truggy's. This is what I found in the manual online.


I prefer the non-trailing, just wanted to make sure I didn't need to buy another set before my build.

Unfortunately Fed-Ex is delayed, was supposed to get it today, now delivery time is tomorrow. boo

heh, i just noticed the online version and printed show both 2146 and 2147 on the same page (page 8), must have been missed in proofreading..

at any rate, if the non trailing are horizontally centered on the pillow ball holes then that's what they are shipping in the kit

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slightly OT, anyone else think a 2250Kv on a truggy is slight overkill unless the track is quite large?

My track is a medium sized track, I was thinking of sticking a 1900 in my build
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Originally Posted by Evoking1230 View Post
slightly OT, anyone else think a 2250Kv on a truggy is slight overkill unless the track is quite large?

My track is a medium sized track, I was thinking of sticking a 1900 in my build
Personally I think that is a bit overkill, but you could always gear correct and/or turn down EPA.

I've always run 2000kv 15/46 plenty enough power as it is, most people I know run the same and that is out at Thornhill, a pretty big track. I know some run 1900kv, but if running Tekin, Randy Pike @Tekin is pretty adamant about not running a 1900kv buggy motor on a Truggy.. he recommends 2000kv Truggy.

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what are the set screws on the hubs for? i read in the mbx8 group they are there to allow you to lube the bearing? doesn't make any sense to me
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Originally Posted by snowninja View Post
what are the set screws on the hubs for? i read in the mbx8 group they are there to allow you to lube the bearing? doesn't make any sense to me
From my understanding the hole is to put oil in so the bearings don't rust and/or seize on the axle shaft. Not to oil the individual bearings themselves.
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