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Old 11-05-2012, 05:45 AM
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Yea it's super easy. start by disassembling the center diff and radio tray. (you will need to cut the tray for the Motor install)

Cut the top plate of the radio tray off just after the Steering Servo mount

When putting the Motor plate on I Install the Motor and Pinion onto the motor mount first then put the diff into it's spot on the motor plate to get your Gear Mesh then tighten the Motor Screws down all the way. Now install on the chassis making sure to remove the old Posts from the rear side of the center diff.

When Installing the motor I find it's easiest to insert the rear dogbone into Center diff and rear diff first then as you lower the motor and center diff into place install the front Dogbone (or CDV's if you use them).

You will want a extra brace if you are bashing between the center diff and the front and rear bulkheads. I bent a few chassis's playing with the Electric buggy

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Old 11-05-2012, 02:14 PM
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awesome... cant picture exactly what you mean atm... but put it infront of me and i am sure it will make sense..

as for the extra support... how did you do that? i know there is definately a rear one... did you build it or buy one?

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Old 11-11-2012, 02:44 PM
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finished the conversion yesterday... your right it is dead easy to do.

only problem i encountered... the battery velcro straps were too short to fit a 4s lipo in... tight @rses.. LOL

so no test run
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:38 PM
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Finally got a chance to get a pic of my old buggy as I sold it to a friend. Don;t mind the dirty car he doesent keep it cleaned like I like to lol

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:19 PM
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that looks simple enough...

what about this for the front?

http://www.rcmart.com/hobao-88224-st...th=595_921_988

my front brace is only a plastic one.. that screws into the servo holder.. also plastic.. this would solve a few problems i assume
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That's a Rear brace and motor mount for the nitro engine I'm not sure if it is going to work for the Electric motor mount
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LMFAO.... so it is....

I thought... because of the alloy bolts.. it was the front brace with the 4 holes in the plate being the centre diff top mounting plate...

Glad you said something... would have been upset if I had of ordered it.
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I just use extra rear camber links for mine
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my new batteries are here, and converting the plugs to deans today.

First test run this afternoon..

cant wait.
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MAAATTTEEEEE!!!!

How awesome are these E-Buggies... 1.5hrs of runtime with 2 x 4S batteries.. one after the other and the motor was only mildly warm... Way better than nitro. Nitro is dead, to me.. LOL

Heaps of power... clearing all the jumps with ease, yet tame enough to let my 8yr old boy use it (albeit he has been playing with pro lvl RC's since he was 5) and the cheeky bugger was beating us... mainly cause he kept it on the track and wasnt going for bulk air over the jumps.

Damage report...
steering screw came loose.. quick fix.
ESC came unstuck.. need to figure out a better way of mounting it.

B4.. broke the front swing arm landing on the downramp of a jump.. the track is build for 1/8ths.. wasnt even game to use my B44.

Concidering selling my 1/10 (B4, B44, Kyosho FW05RR, pimped TT01 VTA) cars to finance another 1/8th E-Buggy for myself. We dont have an official offroad track for 200kms now, and the onroad i will stick to my Xray and Toby (son) will be driving a RJSpeed Legend (the beginner class here)
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Things that really annoyed my were the King pin Screws in the front hubs the bottom one always came undone at the wrong time. but these things are tough.
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Still enjoying this machine..

Old but hell solid.. and reliable.. have not had a single issue yet... touch wood.

Blew a front tire to bits last night... hehe.. that felt pretty kewl with that much power.

My mates track is bloody awesome.. full of big jumps.. dirtbike style

Only issue i have had is keeping the esc in the car.. velcro seems the best atm... but still not happy... this hobbyking esc is so big..

Gotta comment on this cheapie ESC.. Hobbyking 150A.. with a turnigy 2100kV
Faultless.. got the programmer just the other day... got the battery auto shutdown sorted.. and tamed the power release somewhat.. not quite so sick anymore...
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Yea I ended up using a 4mm foam sheet shoo gooed to the chassis and the esc shoo gooed to the foam sheet. the 150 is nice I have 2 of them and they are great
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