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Old 01-05-2010, 04:04 AM
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Originally Posted by HYDE16 View Post
Increasing the weight in the rear diff will help you increase traction (3,000-5,000wt.).

This will help you:
-Tune 1/8-scale Diffs-
-Tech Article – Diff tuning guide for Buggy and Truggy-

The 5-5-2 setup seems to be the most consistent diff setup for the D8's and Ve8's from all of the setup sheets I've found.
I'm going to start with this and if I find I need more traction at my local track even after trying all of my aftermarket tires, I'll increase the rear diff weight slightly in 1,000wt. increments.
These are two very good articles even for more experienced tuners
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Originally Posted by HYDE16 View Post
Just as an FYI for anyone looking for different bodies for the Vorza, I emailed JConcepts and here’s the reply I got about the D8 / Ve8 Illuzion body:

“Hello - thanks for your email and your interest in JConcepts. Sorry, It doesn't fit the Vorza.”

Has anyone else found any other bodies?

hi! just sharing my d8 electric, fit the ve8 body. thanks for looking
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:34 AM
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Kenneth,

Did you have to make any major modifications to the Ve8 body to fit your D8?
Did the Ve8 body come pre-drilled with mounting holes or can you measure and drill your own to fit the D8 posts?
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The Ve8 is only like 1-1.5mm longer chassis wise so any d8 body or ve8 body could be swapped except for the Ve8 obviously being much narrower.
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:22 AM
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Response from HPI:

"The VE8 is much longer than the VORZA, so it won’t fit. I think the D8 body will fit but since its low on the sides you might need to trim it around the ESC. I haven’t tried this but I THINK it will work."

So right now my options are a stock Vorza body or a D8 body.
I'm still waiting to hear back from Pro-Line about the Slipstream Buggy body and Parma about the X-Citer body.
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Originally Posted by HYDE16 View Post
Response from HPI:

"The VE8 is much longer than the VORZA, so it won’t fit. I think the D8 body will fit but since its low on the sides you might need to trim it around the ESC. I haven’t tried this but I THINK it will work."

So right now my options are a stock Vorza body or a D8 body.
I'm still waiting to hear back from Pro-Line about the Slipstream Buggy body and Parma about the X-Citer body.
The Slipstream is 7" wide. Measure your vorza.
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Jesse Robbers said that when we were wondering about thr rear center cvd being just slightly in the diffcup so thats why I said that sorry if I am wrong. I never took the time to measure LOL
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Originally Posted by kennethM. View Post
hi! just sharing my d8 electric, fit the ve8 body. thanks for looking
very cool! is that a Tekno conversion?
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Originally Posted by audio5050 View Post
very cool! is that a Tekno conversion?
i used the original chassis of d8 nitro same as the vorza and cut the original mud guard to make it narrowed and fit the ve8 body.. i will not recommend to do this but atleast you have the idea how it done.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtXurNwNjZU
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Waiting for my HPI Vorza! I'm shipping it over from USA -> Sweden.

Question for the ones driving it; is it driveable with 6S on the track? Or is it just too much power? I've only got 4S and 6S (2x), but i sence that 4S may be too little and 6S too much.

For 5S i'm going to use this:
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Took some pics on my cell tonight to share with you guys. I put on the JConcepts Goosebumps, lowered it a bit, re-worked the wiring for a single 4S pack (Turnigy 30-40C), notched the battery tray and installed a Spektrum Rx. I also removed about half of the RTR decals since they look kinda cheesy IMO. I'm itchin' to get to the track on Sunday.








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Wow the body looks a lot better with some of the decals off.

Do you know what your ride height is now?

I think these are the first pictures of the vorza with aftermarket wheels and tires.
Looks great, can't wait to get mine.
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Originally Posted by HYDE16 View Post
Wow the body looks a lot better with some of the decals off.

Do you know what your ride height is now?

I think these are the first pictures of the vorza with aftermarket wheels and tires.
Looks great, can't wait to get mine.
Thanks, don't know the height exactly, but the rear dog bones are level and the front is slightly higher.
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Got mine today ! My camera is down so i used my cell, (not very good pics.) I also took some stickers off.
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I would suggest you pick up an alloy servo horn. One good lawn dart or clip an tube at speed and say goodbye to the plastic one (thesplines will strip out).
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