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Old 03-24-2009, 08:59 AM   #1
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Hey guys, Im over here in the UK.. I have just purchased a As new B4-With few upgrades.. and like 5 battery packs. I run 1/8th Buggies-Nitro guy at heart.. and basically in the summer my local track are going to be running 1/10th elec. And I have got this in anticipation for then.. and to use at the track.. at home. As I have never run really 1/10th elec what parts do break if any on these.. my main funds goes towars my Racing buggy.. So I will only get few spares everynown then. But what should I start to possibley order things that break or need replacing.



car comes with some alloy upgrades on the front end
6 battery packs
15 double dynasty motor, just had it skimmed and new brushes and springs.
novak speed controler.
Shocks just been serviced (new seals) filled with 40w losi shock oil.
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there is no reciever with this car

That's it.. the description. looks in great nick. What spares should I get.. but remember Im not thinking about going lipo or anything like that.... well yet haha and What Are the Best tyre wheel combo..It will be used on a bit of everything.. but not tarmac.. grass-Light/dry mud. Our track it Hard with light layer ontop so a lil dusty but then mud/stone base.. not pure clay ect.. like in US cheers guys
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From my experience spare spindles,hub carries,the rear u brace(the holes like to strip out pretty easily where the ballstud goes) and i would say front shock towers. There pretty durable cars if ur a decent driver.
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Yea, I would say im pritty decent driver.. done pritty well so far.. won my 1st ever C-Final the other month 1/8th buggy-nitro by 3 laps.. and 3 engine cut outs too.. and B-Was running well intil.. all my battries were to low to restart car.. But yea, I have had a Tamyie DF-02 about a year ago.. but that was for garden bash.. this will be both mainly racing.. when it starts. Thought I would start early.. and slowly accumilate spares.. thank will have a look at that lot.
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From my experience spare spindles,hub carries,the rear u brace(the holes like to strip out pretty easily where the ballstud goes) and i would say front shock towers. There pretty durable cars if ur a decent driver.
You forgot front arms

Jamie, you are probably want to go with a lighter shock oil
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Yea, I have some 35-30 AND 25-20 WT at home what weight would you recommend?
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35 front, 30 rear is a good starting point.

You can find the team setups here.
http://67.199.85.166/racing/setups.php

Don't use the light weight setups (top 3 I believe) since you will be running NiMH.
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Ok thanks.. yea that's the same most start on with 1/8th Buggies.. kl will check those out thanks!
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A front bulkhead or 2 wouldn't hurt, broke 1 myself landing wheel first (not good)
Also, yeah as mentioned a front shock tower.
Lastly, titanium turnbuckles are a must i would say, the stock ones do brake quite easily and some long good quality ball cups would probably do good aswell.
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Ok, great thanks so far guys.. Im making a list.. which then I can slowly go through and get those parts. Are there any Tips, Or things I can do to improve it.. I know some cars.. there are normally a few little hlepfull tips.. replacing this.. or Adjusting that.. cutting holes here and there haha
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every body has covered everything except for the steering rack assembly, and rear chassis plate. Those 2 things can end a race day in a rush if no-one has a spare for youAlso if you are running the stock c-hubs , if you break one plan on needing a kingpin and the white knuckle spacers.
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Wow, I have never broken any of the things mentioned accept an A-Arm, But that has been more luck than anything haha. Jamie can I ask you how cold it gets? Only bad thing about Ti Turnbuckles is that the colder the weather they become more brittle. B4's Don't use Metric screws unless there is some kind of screw kit to change it? So want to get a decent 1/16th.

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It's Uk weather so its all over the place.. but I will mainly be using it this summer.. so shouldnt be too much of issue.. tbh
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