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Old 12-27-2006, 06:24 PM   #1
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Has anyone used this box before?
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I'm looking for starter box but don't want to spend a fortune. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:34 PM   #2
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i use the blue/silver ofna box and i got it for like 65 at nitrohouse.com
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Its ok for 1/10th, but thats it. It doesn't have enough power for a .21+. It also takes dual stick packs, so battery life is short, and you'll end up paying more for the two stick packs than you would for one 12V gel cel. This is my favorite bix for 1/8th buggies (it fit my CRT as well). http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCLD8&P=7
In the end with the battery it will cost you the same amount as the little ofna box, but its way better.
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:02 PM   #4
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A freind of mine is working on installing Lipo packs in his starter box It should be able to turn over a V8
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:21 PM   #5
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there is a company that makes lipo for starter boxes already, htbatteries.com
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If you are using it for 8th scales or 21+ engine use the box mentioned above, the Ofna Chrome top 12 volt box. Other than the mugen box...its the only way to go.
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Old 12-28-2006, 06:53 AM   #7
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If you are using it for 8th scales or 21+ engine use the box mentioned above, the Ofna Chrome top 12 volt box. Other than the mugen box...its the only way to go.

Crome top or Mugen the best two out.
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I have the Mugen box with the HTBatteries LiPo and it is so light. I love it! I carry way too much crap to the track with me to be lugging around a 10lb starter box...LOL

Plus the 14.8 volts rips.
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Brian I've been using the stainless looking one from Ofna that as the wheel trigger just in the rear and it will work real good for that Prospec. It's about $60 or so from amain and you can use stick or lipo and has a really nice handle on the end. The mugen box is a good box also.

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I don't really like starter boxes ( )...But in the end they are cheaper than replacing one way bearings. Just a few thoughts on the "boxes". If your 1/8 Buggy or Truggy fits on the Mugen box then this is what I would get, It's small, easy to carry and it's a Mugen so you know it's well made. My choice for "boxes" is the Ofna chrome top (part # 10250) It is heavy, it is big, It will start anything I own with no problem. I don't use the 12 volt battery, I use 2 4200 stick packs (The reason for this is they are easy to charge at the track and the 12 volt battery is not easy or quick to charge). I like the chrome top because I have a lot more options on the settings, so it's easy to put it on the box push down and it starts, without trying to get it lined up perfect...like I see so many guys trying to do with the smaller boxes.
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I use the Associated starter box for my 1/8 scale vehicles. It works great and is easier to carry around as its not as wide. Mine didn't come with the mounting posts for up front so I just have to free eye it alittle better but other than that, never had an issue starting any engine. I power it with two GP3300 packs.

I was told however by a team driver that I was better off sticking with the stick packs than doing a smaller gel cel.
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Thanks for all of the info guys. keep it coming
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Old 12-28-2006, 07:25 PM   #13
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Oh yeah, Chad how about that body on my prospec avatar
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Hands down the mugen box, and get the tko plate and you will be all set.
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Go with the Crome top. you will love it works so good.
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