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Old 03-30-2010, 06:28 PM
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hey guys just ordered mine a few hrs ago with the lrp electronics combo. is there any problem spots during the build u guys had. thanks for the help
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:12 PM
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they build really easy mike.

i got hung up ebaying the blue CE parts when i did mine.




now if tower would just restock the T8 2000kV motors i'll be stylin'
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:21 PM
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allright cool thanks a bunch
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:33 PM
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Anyone have a good starting setup for an outdoor track that uses Proline Calibers and Bowties as their tires of choice? Just need something to get started from and AE's website doesnt have any setups posted.

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Does the CE come with the Aluminum Steering Knuckles?
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Knuckles-RC8T

I'm thinking of getting a CE and tekno-convert it. Does it help to give more steering?

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Originally Posted by cpatel529
Anyone have a good starting setup for an outdoor track that uses Proline Calibers and Bowties as their tires of choice? Just need something to get started from and AE's website doesnt have any setups posted.

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The set up that the truck has after building is a great starting point . With my RC8Te the only thing I did was change the rear diff fluid to 5000wt on the rear hubs I used the most inner hole for the rear upper control arm and set 0 deg camber other then that the truck is stock set up.. Hope that helps..

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Old 03-30-2010, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by OfnaJoe
I downloaded both the RC8T and the RC8TE manuals and it looks like all the turnbuckles are the same size and part #s. did you just get the wrong part because of Lunsfords packing error or is it a difference in the rods ?
I'm wanting to build my RC8Te with Lunsfords.
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The RC8Te has the steering upgrade done from the factory so the steering turnbuckles are alittle longer. If you are ordering them order direct from Lunford and tell them what kit you have and they will send you the right turnbuckels. If memory serves me correct the steering turnbuckles are 90mm long.. Hope this helps..

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Will this improve steering on a CE? The CE will still have plastic knuckles stock?

http://www.impaktrc.com/product_info...oducts_id=2276
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Originally Posted by cpatel529
What is the RC8/RC8T steering mod? What does it require and what does it do?

What mud guards are people running on their rear arms?
If you look at the RC8Te manual and see page #9 you will see the steering mod. The mod has you bolt the steering links direct to the steering post the mod helps take out steering bump. You will need to get longer steering turnbuckles the new one's need to be 90mm long. As far as mud guards havent realy seen a company out with them I myself made a set from some 0.60 lexan. Hope this helps..

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Originally Posted by adrictan
Will this improve steering on a CE? The CE will still have plastic knuckles stock?

http://www.impaktrc.com/product_info...oducts_id=2276
That is deff better then plastic but if money is not to tight I would go with the Factory Team Blue Alum Steering knuckels much better quality and the one you posted will work good but I myself dont trust any kind of cast alum they are not all that well made and have know to crack and the screw hole tend to strip out over time. But thats just my 2 cents..

Here are some links to some different steering knuckels..
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Knuckles-RC8T

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...d-RC8-RC8T-SC8

http://www.kingheads.com/product_inf...7d70840a64e3ec

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Rob, so the Alu does improve steering? Which would be a better choice in your opinion among the 3?
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Originally Posted by adrictan
Rob, so the Alu does improve steering? Which would be a better choice in your opinion among the 3?
I myself have the Factory Blue Alum Knuckels. I think they work great and look good also and there is no flex with the alum like there is with the plastic. So I would say Alum is deff the way to go..

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Howdy folks,

Based on the price difference between the RC8Te and the RC8T FT, it seems like a better deal to get the FT and a conversion kit. That way you get all the FT goodies, especially the alloy shocks, for far less than if you just bought an RC8Te and bought all the FT addons separately.

So which conversion kit would be best? RCPD? Tekno? Associated? Other?

Your thoughts...
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Hey Rob, I talked to Sherry at Lunsford yesterday, she said they were working on a set for the RC8TE and the guy would be back in the office next week and to call back then. I have the AE blue rear hubs and steering knuckles too with Xtreme Racing's CF shock towers and center diff brace, but can't find a CF upper plate, does anybody make them?
OH, and I got a Tekin RX8/t2000 coming, how long is the sensor wire? Will I need a longer on? if so which one, the 100 or 200mm ?
Thanks guys
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Hey guys, anybody used the metal spur from a RC8T on the "E" ?
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=ASC89372

Looks better than the stock plastic one, I know it will bolt to the diff cup, they are the same, but is the pitch of the gear the same between nitro and electric?
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