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Old 06-30-2012, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Integra View Post
3 seems a little much, I have 1 thin .1 shim on my "Spur" gear side to prevent a little rubbing.
Yeah, some mounts/chassis seem to be a little different. I only have 1 on the Truggy but my Buggy like one .025" and two .010" shims. But this is to reduce slop and not only to prevent the spur from rubbing.
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:09 AM
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I'm getting ready to purchase a motor/esc combo. This will be used on a 1/10 scale track that is pretty tight. I have narrowed it down to the Tekin 1900 or 2050 with the RX8 (since I already have the Hotwire for another car). I am thinking the 1900 would be the best choice in terms of runtime yet still have plenty of power for the triples and a straight that is not particularly long. Can you confirm that a 1900 would be a good choice? It seems to be very popular. Thanks!
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:24 PM
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+1 on the 1900, especially for smaller tracks that are for both 1/10 and 1/8 scale. Still very controllable and is great on large tracks as well.

The 2050 is a handful which imo is better on larger tracks and is too much on smaller tracks.

Had faster lap times with the 1900 due to controlled power.
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by SEF View Post
+1 on the 1900, especially for smaller tracks that are for both 1/10 and 1/8 scale. Still very controllable and is great on large tracks as well.

The 2050 is a handful which imo is better on larger tracks and is too much on smaller tracks.

Had faster lap times with the 1900 due to controlled power.
Thanks for the confirmation. I ordered the 1900/RX8 combo, servo and a couple batteries. Once Amain gets the buggys back in stock I will order that as well.

I have a 8T-2.0 so I had a hard time deciding if I wanted to go nitro or electric - never had a buggy before. I got a SCTE a few months back and have been having a lot of fun with it - still learning about the electric world. I have found that the current limiter adjustment helps compensate for my "nitro finger" LOL. I still like nitro but I thought the electric would make it a little easier to learn to drive the buggy.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:55 AM
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By the way can you recommend a pinion size to start with for that 1900 motor on a 1/10 track? Thanks!
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Jake C6R View Post
I'm getting ready to purchase a motor/esc combo. This will be used on a 1/10 scale track that is pretty tight. I have narrowed it down to the Tekin 1900 or 2050 with the RX8 (since I already have the Hotwire for another car). I am thinking the 1900 would be the best choice in terms of runtime yet still have plenty of power for the triples and a straight that is not particularly long. Can you confirm that a 1900 would be a good choice? It seems to be very popular. Thanks!
I just moved up from a tekin 1700kv to a 1900kv.Both on 4c.Man the 1900 rips i couldnt believe how much faster 200kv is.But i can definately see how the 1900kv is the best all around motor for 1/10 and 1/8 tracks.Youll be happy with the 1900kv.You gotta think in terms of wheel spin also.With the 2050 you will be eating tires quicker.I use a 15t on mine and it comes off at 155-160 after a 10 min main
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Losi57 View Post
I just moved up from a tekin 1700kv to a 1900kv.Both on 4c.Man the 1900 rips i couldnt believe how much faster 200kv is.But i can definately see how the 1900kv is the best all around motor for 1/10 and 1/8 tracks.Youll be happy with the 1900kv.You gotta think in terms of wheel spin also.With the 2050 you will be eating tires quicker.I use a 15t on mine and it comes off at 155-160 after a 10 min main
Appreciate the feedback. I'll try the 15T. Thanks!
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by dangerwr View Post
Yeah, some mounts/chassis seem to be a little different. I only have 1 on the Truggy but my Buggy like one .025" and two .010" shims. But this is to reduce slop and not only to prevent the spur from rubbing.
Ya there obviously not all spec'd Exactly the same..... My Truggy mount doesn't need any.

Originally Posted by Losi57 View Post
I just moved up from a tekin 1700kv to a 1900kv.Both on 4c.Man the 1900 rips i couldnt believe how much faster 200kv is.But i can definately see how the 1900kv is the best all around motor for 1/10 and 1/8 tracks.Youll be happy with the 1900kv.You gotta think in terms of wheel spin also.With the 2050 you will be eating tires quicker.I use a 15t on mine and it comes off at 155-160 after a 10 min main


I Bought a 1700 to try after owning a 1900 for over a year and It was Promptly pulled for the 1900. I geared it a little taller like your Supposed to but in the end it felt Gutless compared to the 1900. 1900on 4S is the Basically Standard for 1/8 Buggy now it seems.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:56 PM
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15t and 45 spur works sweet as. my tekins esc fan doesn't even start working because its that cold. motor cold as too.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:12 PM
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Hey guys, tonight I disasembled my center diff so I could go up in weight and found one of the bearings to be on its way out. Its the flanged 8x4x14. I can easily get the Losi replacement but if it went out this fast I was thinking of going with a Ceramic unit here. Have any of you gone with ceramic here? How did it go? Thanks!
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Magnum PSI View Post
Hey guys, tonight I disasembled my center diff so I could go up in weight and found one of the bearings to be on its way out. Its the flanged 8x4x14. I can easily get the Losi replacement but if it went out this fast I was thinking of going with a Ceramic unit here. Have any of you gone with ceramic here? How did it go? Thanks!
I have never used a ceramic on the center but do use $1 bearings from Avid or Pro-Tek instead. These bearings wear often and think that ceramic might be a waste of money due to how they are loaded.
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X2 Dollar bearing's and Be done with it.
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Yeah, the only place I spend the $$ for ceramic is 1.) in the motor and 2.) on the pinion in the F/R diffs. Why? They are not getting eaten up by constant side loading.
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Hey I have a question for you guys. I actually have a 8ight T e 2.0 but I know the setup is very similar to the buggy. I just recently got it and I've noticed while driving it on the track that it makes a "chunky" noise when on the throttle. I know that's a crazy word to describe it but I don't know what else to call it. It's not coming from the gears, I think it's coming from the front driveshaft rubbing the chassis brace and radio tray but it's a little hard to tell. Has anyone else had this problem?
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Originally Posted by Magnum PSI View Post
Hey guys, tonight I disasembled my center diff so I could go up in weight and found one of the bearings to be on its way out. Its the flanged 8x4x14. I can easily get the Losi replacement but if it went out this fast I was thinking of going with a Ceramic unit here. Have any of you gone with ceramic here? How did it go? Thanks!
I think ceramic is a waste of money on 1/8th scales. They don't seem to last any longer than the $1 one's that I normally buy. Go with Avid.
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