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Old 01-02-2012, 04:31 PM
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nvm..I just read more about them, I thought they were mud guards from a different vehicle
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by alexchen86 View Post
I just ordered up DE mud guards last night as well for my RC8Be I just put together. Got a TBR pro nylon front skid bumper coming as well.

Also my steel 46t spur gear arrived. I'll be replacing the plastic one once it wears out.

Currently running 5k diff oil on all 3. The track I'll be practicing on most of the time is pretty technical as it was designed for SCT's.

Should I run something like 3k 5k 7k?

Also I'm using a Futaba 4PL with the included SFHSS RXwith a digital Hitec 7955TG servo...can I run high response time off the TX or stick with normal response? Is there that much of a difference?
I doubt the plastic will wear out. We ran all season with ours and not a sign of being worn. The steel spurs sound like crap. I had one in a ve8 and it you will know the difference on the track by the sounds of it. You never notice this in a nitro because of the engine noise.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:15 PM
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anybody have a good setup for indoor smooth moist clay? im running the 02.09.2009 Ryan Cavaleri setup. only problem i have it traction roll and i would like a little more steering. im using the older carbon fiber shock towers and beams in pink compound. im new to the ae rc8be so maybe this is typical of it?
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:54 PM
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We are running the stock setup from the instructional manual indoors and it is fine. The only change we have are the 10 hole pistons in the shocks. If you are traction rolling, take 5mm of droop out of the car and re-adjust your ride height.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:46 PM
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The DE mud guards work awsome very sturdy. I orderd a rc8be Jconcepts body started cutting it all out and fitting but nothing lines up at all? Is it possible it's the wrong one?
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Originally Posted by Mxer59 View Post
The DE mud guards work awsome very sturdy. I orderd a rc8be Jconcepts body started cutting it all out and fitting but nothing lines up at all? Is it possible it's the wrong one?
Any pics of the DE guards?

And which Jconcepts body? I got a high-flow with my RC8Be (bought it used) and it fits perfectly so far, just need to paint it ...

#0079 - RC8Be Illuzion High Flow Body
#0217 - RC8Be Illuzion Punisher Body

Those are the only two bodies that fit the RC8Be's. Note Jconcepts also makes bodies for the RC8.2e, which is longer and most likely won't fit correctly.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by ChrisH02 View Post
Any pics of the DE guards?

And which Jconcepts body? I got a high-flow with my RC8Be (bought it used) and it fits perfectly so far, just need to paint it ...

#0079 - RC8Be Illuzion High Flow Body
#0217 - RC8Be Illuzion Punisher Body

Those are the only two bodies that fit the RC8Be's. Note Jconcepts also makes bodies for the RC8.2e, which is longer and most likely won't fit correctly.
It's a punisher it's too skinny and all the holes for body and atenna don't match up. Package said Rc8be punisher but it looks more for a mugen maybe packaged wrong?
here the DE mud guards, with my stock body


Here's a side view, it not very good but it shows the integy hubs as well which are only $26 compared to the $70 for FT versions. Which I'm also getting in steering arms and caster block, as the hubs looked nice and are very light.
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Originally Posted by Mxer59 View Post
It's a punisher it's too skinny and all the holes for body and atenna don't match up. Package said Rc8be punisher but it looks more for a mugen maybe packaged wrong?
here the DE mud guards, with my stock body

Here's a side view, it not very good but it shows the integy hubs as well which are only $26 compared to the $70 for FT versions. Which I'm also getting in steering arms and caster block, as the hubs looked nice and are very light.
I have heard of a couple people getting Mugen bodies instead of RC8e bodies from JC, perhaps it was a small batch packaging issue. I'd look on the extra lexan to see if there is a part number or description ... usually there is. That would tell you exactly which body it is.

DE guards look pretty good! However I think I may just go with the 8.2 guards and drill some of my own holes into the arms.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ChrisH02 View Post
I have heard of a couple people getting Mugen bodies instead of RC8e bodies from JC, perhaps it was a small batch packaging issue. I'd look on the extra lexan to see if there is a part number or description ... usually there is. That would tell you exactly which body it is.

DE guards look pretty good! However I think I may just go with the 8.2 guards and drill some of my own holes into the arms.
I thought about doing that till I found these. I ran them today and no issues everything cleared perfect. Only issue I had is cracking my stock caster blocks
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Mxer59 View Post
I thought about doing that till I found these. I ran them today and no issues everything cleared perfect. Only issue I had is cracking my stock caster blocks
Hah, I did that once too. However with stock caster blocks at like 6 bucks or something ... I just replaced with stock plastic.
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:22 AM
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Has anyone, or has AE compelled a list of parts needed to convert the RC8B to the RC8B.2?
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:50 AM
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Also, complete new thread on it.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...-thread-2.html
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Originally Posted by cazman View Post
What you want is: 1) 8.2 wing mount 89540 2) 8.2 front arms 89550 3) 8.2 rear arms 89551 4) 8.2 F sway bar kit 89530 5) 8.2 R sway bar kit 89531 6) R upgraded shock tower 89484 7) F upgraded shock tower 89483

This will change few components of suspension geometry making car much more stable. New 8.2 wing mount takes care of having to modify old wing mount.
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Has anyone, or has AE compelled a list of parts needed to convert the RC8B to the RC8B.2?
Make sure you get theses shock towers and not the 8.2 towers when using original shock shafts. Not sure of rear drive shaft or +3mm chasis part #'s.
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:52 PM
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Who makes carbon, steel or aluminum steering rod ends for the rc8be? I broke my stock one 2nite and I was not driven all that hard....could of been on its last leg, but rather have a stronger material.

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