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Old 02-03-2009, 11:45 AM   #31
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Thanks, where do you measure on the shock to see if they are big bores?

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Thanks, where do you measure on the shock to see if they are big bores?

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The Big Bore shocks come in the sizes of 29mm (front), 32mm (front) & 39mm (rear).

You will notice the size difference between standard shocks and big bore's. I do believe the measurement is from the inside of the shock.

On a side Note, I have this e-conversion kit, and it's very well layed out, only thing I didnt like, is having to run the ESC input wire under the kit, on the Novak HV, the wire is just a little to short.
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:04 PM   #33
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All the rc8t's come with big bores, they never came with the smaller bore shocks.
To measure them you can just measure the inner diameter, it should be 16mm.

An easy way to tell if they are big bores is the shock cap.
The big bores are an aluminum one piece cap.
The smaller bore shocks are either a plastic cap(rtr) or a two piece cap that is plastic and aluminum (factory team)
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so, whats the first reports on running these conversions / kits? How well does the motor mount hold up?
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so, whats the first reports on running these conversions / kits? How well does the motor mount hold up?
The Motor mount is massive, but light weight as well, which makes it nice. One nice perk about it is you can screw in the motor mount screws to the end bell, and slide it into place in the motor mount, which is super nice, because you don't have to fight with the screws to get them into the motor.

Running the signal wire for the ESC under the battery box is nice, but you need a pretty long wire. On my HV Pro, I wasn't able to run it under the box, because it was a little short.

Enclosed receiver box is a godsend, and there is plenty of room in there, for even the biggest RX, and it's pretty well sealed, and the Antenna mount is nice, uses a set screw to hold it into place.

Over all I think the kit is layed out well, I'm using a JConcepts body, and with 2 batteries stacked the way they show, fit's under it perfect, no body rub at all. All though I haven't tested the size with a 4S or larger lipo, I do believe there is plenty of room.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:21 AM   #36
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that is a nice touch. my RCM motor mount is like that .

Hopefully some of the conversion parts will be available seperate as I would like to get that receiver box for my RC8.
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:35 PM   #37
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Big bore shocks have an ID of 16mm.

Most of the conversion parts are already available.
Not sure which Dist. have them in stock yet though.
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:54 PM   #38
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well amainhobbies has this bas @ss rig in stock and my hobbyshop may have them tomorow or monday. cant wait!! i also see jammin is doing one with the x2 this class is gonna take off this year!!!!!!
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I ordered mine from Amain Hobbies last night. I should have it in a couple of days. I still need to get a motor and ESC yet though. I havn't decided on what to get yet though. Not too many choises right now though. I'm really thinking of going with the Mamba Monter with the Neu 2200Kv motor. I would like to wait and see how the new Tekin is before I decide though.
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does anyone know if the zippy 5000mah 4s will fit in the battery tray? I should be getting my rc8e in the mail next week sometime. I just noticed that the 8ight-e 2.0 was rolled out today, not available yet. What do you guys think about the rc8e compared to the losi 8ight-e 2.0?
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does anyone know if the zippy 5000mah 4s will fit in the battery tray? I should be getting my rc8e in the mail next week sometime. I just noticed that the 8ight-e 2.0 was rolled out today, not available yet. What do you guys think about the rc8e compared to the losi 8ight-e 2.0?
man both buggies are gonna be awsome and i think it will boil down to if youre a losi fan or ae fan im gonna wait for tekin to come out with their esc/motor im thinking the tekin esc is gonna be avalible the 1st part of march dont know on their motors. im just not a fan of senserless stuff comming from being a 10th scale racer its a night and day difference.
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Losi's E8 2.0 buggy is on Amain too for $749.00 including motor and esc.

This is going to be a good year for 1\8th scale electric.
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My computer says 899.99 from a-main
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899 is the MAP ( minimum advertised price) if you click add to cart it will show $749
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750.00 for the 2.0 is a good price with all you get in the box im just not so sure about the excelerion esc/motor. alot of e8 owners had trouble with them. man just think of all the guys that shelled out 850.00 for the original e8 old chassis and now they can get a 2.o!!! for 100.00 less im glad ae doesnt include any electronics with this kit.
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