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Old 04-10-2010, 03:44 AM
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My RC8T CE kit is coming on Mon so I'll need some advice frm you guys.
If I'm not wrong, the kit will have composite chassis braces.
Should I order Aluminum ones?
The problem is: It seems like there 2 types.
Front:
Associated #89378 OR Associated #89320

Rear:
Associated #89379 OR Associated #89321

Should I get it and which ones to get?
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:58 AM
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i put the solid aluminum ones on my truggy and the other ones on my wife's buggy.

i like 'em both as well, i figured the more rigid ones in the truggy and the plastic ends in the buggy for a bit more flex.
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by adrictan
My RC8T CE kit is coming on Mon so I'll need some advice frm you guys.
If I'm not wrong, the kit will have composite chassis braces.
Should I order Aluminum ones?
The problem is: It seems like there 2 types.
Front:
Associated #89378 OR Associated #89320

Rear:
Associated #89379 OR Associated #89321

Should I get it and which ones to get?
These are the ones you want for the braces.

89378
89379

I would also recommend upgrading the suspension plates. For that, your going to want these.

89460 - Team Associated Suspension A-plate
89461 - Team Associated Suspension B-plate w/Pins
89462 - Team Associated Suspension C-plate
89463 - Team Associated Suspension D-plate w/Pins
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by ml8163
89460 - Team Associated Suspension A-plate
89461 - Team Associated Suspension B-plate w/Pins
89462 - Team Associated Suspension C-plate
89463 - Team Associated Suspension D-plate w/Pins
Can I check why there is a need to change to these suspension plates? Anything wrong with the ones tht come along?

BTW, does this come in the kit?
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Originally Posted by adrictan
Can I check why there is a need to change to these suspension plates? Anything wrong with the ones tht come along?

BTW, does this come in the kit?
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there's nothing "wrong" with the stock ones, the blue a, b, c & d plates are just stronger and allow for more tune-ability. becareful tho the blue is like a drug, and before ya know it you double the price of your ride just in blue upgrades.

wow, those are back in stock... mmm.. yummy blue aluminum
and no THOSE particular ones aren't included in the kit.

keep an eye out on ebay for the championship upgrades, the dismantlers spit out parts pretty regularly.
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Ok. I'll think abt it. Thanks.
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next thing i will put in my rc8t is the rear and front hub in alu and the new body!!
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Sorry but can I check
if the screws provided are Metric or in MM?
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Ain't mm a metric measurement?? The screws are metric on the RC8T
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:34 AM
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My RC8Te is coming in soon. So all the hardware on it is metric for sure?

I hope this isn't a standard and metric mix like my old Losi 8ight RTR was. Drove me nuts!
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Originally Posted by TheCore
there's nothing "wrong" with the stock ones, the blue a, b, c & d plates are just stronger and allow for more tune-ability. becareful tho the blue is like a drug, and before ya know it you double the price of your ride just in blue upgrades.

wow, those are back in stock... mmm.. yummy blue aluminum
and no THOSE particular ones aren't included in the kit.

keep an eye out on ebay for the championship upgrades, the dismantlers spit out parts pretty regularly.
IMO the design of the FT suspension plates that hold the hinge pins is far superior in durability. The stock plate uses a screw as a stop for the hole the the hinge pin goes into. I think that the flaw with this design is when there is an impact, since so little of the hinge pin is actually inside the hole of the plate that is only a few milimeters thick, the force of the impact can allow the hinge pin to pop loose. I have first hand experience with this unfortunately. The blue is nice though...

But with the FT suspension plate, the B plate uses a bushing like the A plate and allows much more of the hinge pin to actually seat inside the plate. I ran this thing pretty hard all week end with out any problems, including a couple of jumps that involved at least a 10 cart wheel landing!
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metric screw and nut!!
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Does the RC8Te use 0 or 1/2 offset wheels? Or what does it come stock with?
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Originally Posted by Dan
Does the RC8Te use 0 or 1/2 offset wheels? Or what does it come stock with?
It uses 0 offset wheels. I have some 1/2 offset for mine that I like.
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Anybody know if I can use the Team Associated Steel Spur Gear instead of the plastic one which came with the RC8Te kit?

I just stripped the plastic spur. I understand that I would have to go with a hardened steel pinion. I was thinking of the Robinson Racing 5mm Bore Extra Hard Steel Mod 1 Pinion Gear (19T).
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