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Old 03-03-2009, 07:41 PM
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:45 PM
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They wasted no time...that body looks good...
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Its a shame they put the cheap shocks on it tho.
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Its a shame they put the cheap shocks on it tho.
A post from Rick Hohwart on another forum said that the team drivers preferred those shocks given the choice. Something about weight...

"Testing shows that 1/8 electric cars work better at lower weights. You will want to use the plastic shocks as they are lighter than the aluminum versions. That is what AE team drivers use if given a choice."
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ok i see the weight factor. but if thats the case why didnt they do it for the buggy? also the team guys get new parts when their plastic wears out.
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Originally Posted by Jube View Post
ok i see the weight factor. but if thats the case why didnt they do it for the buggy? also the team guys get new parts when their plastic wears out.
No idea. Maybe Rick will answer that later.
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This kit is only round 400. thats why so cheap part wise. by the time u by all the PRO parts on it...it will be the same price as buying the rc8t pro version anyway. so no real big worrys.
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Originally Posted by trdsupra88 View Post
They wasted no time...that body looks good...
That body is pretty sick, HHmmmmm, wonder who painted that?

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Originally Posted by Rfury View Post
A post from Rick Hohwart on another forum said that the team drivers preferred those shocks given the choice. Something about weight...

"Testing shows that 1/8 electric cars work better at lower weights. You will want to use the plastic shocks as they are lighter than the aluminum versions. That is what AE team drivers use if given a choice."
Yeah but,it has aluminum shock towers,steel turn buckles, I was hoping for at least the carbon towers. I notice Sean Cochran running those plastic shocks at my indoor track. He broke a cap once but still runs them. I think they will better protected in the truck. Price is good though. I have always liked the layout of the radio tray...Nice job guys
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looks good it's cool to see more and more companies come out with E cars. they are starting to take us seriously.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Rfury View Post
No idea. Maybe Rick will answer that later.
The RC8e buggy will have plastic shocks.

Choosing to use an item that may wear out more quickly to gain performance is not a new concept. I just want to be sure that racers don't ditch the plastic shocks immediately because they think they are a disadvantage.
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+1 We do it with tires & other items everyday

Originally Posted by Rick Hohwart View Post
The RC8e buggy will have plastic shocks.

Choosing to use an item that may wear out more quickly to gain performance is not a new concept. I just want to be sure that racers don't ditch the plastic shocks immediately because they think they are a disadvantage.
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I dig the steering mod from the factory...I may have to pick up that ackerman plate when it's available.
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Originally Posted by Rick Hohwart View Post
The RC8e buggy will have plastic shocks.

Choosing to use an item that may wear out more quickly to gain performance is not a new concept. I just want to be sure that racers don't ditch the plastic shocks immediately because they think they are a disadvantage.
Thanks for the clarification Rick.

BTW just how much weight would one save by running these shocks compared to the aluminum bodies?
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Originally Posted by Rick Hohwart View Post
The RC8e buggy will have plastic shocks.
Does this mean there is a cheaper non-Factory Team version coming along after the limited edition FT version?
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