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Old 08-05-2010, 03:26 AM
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I had DE-Racing skid plates/bumper on the front bottom part of my RC8e chassis. The only thing is I had a Tekno RC conversion installed and I no longer have the protection from the chassis wearing away at the front with the DE racing bumper/skid plate piece. What do you guys do to protect the front bottom of the chassis?
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well we have been using these from RGX Inc.
there 20.00 and cover the "Entire Bottom"
these were trimed a little wider,and there is enough left over to
make 3 or 4 extra front or rear parts,some cut where a "Back" or a "Front" so they could remove that "Part" instead of the entire plate.
as for lasting, had one on my Nitro,for about 3 months of racing?
and one on my Indoor electric for about 5 months of racing


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?? i tried to post a pic of what they were but it wouldnt let me from my photo account??
well if anyone like to see some pics of them write to:
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pics are working, Blade
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Originally Posted by 1BLADE1 View Post
well we have been using these from RGX Inc.
there 20.00 and cover the "Entire Bottom"
these were trimed a little wider,and there is enough left over to
make 3 or 4 extra front or rear parts,some cut where a "Back" or a "Front" so they could remove that "Part" instead of the entire plate.
as for lasting, had one on my Nitro,for about 3 months of racing?
and one on my Indoor electric for about 5 months of racing


That's really neat one thing was over looked though. The Tekno RC RC8 chassis conversion is installed as in my original post. They area nice but I cannot use these on a Tekno RC8 conversion.

Thanks for posting that Blade it is really neat.

I am looking for a basic solution on what people use to protect it. I use tape but i comes off fast. I'm looking for ideas, feel free to show them.
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Are those full skid plates available for other makes?? If so, where can i get one??
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Lets stay on the original topic please.

I am looking for a basic solution on what people use to protect it. I use tape but i comes off fast. I'm looking for ideas, feel free to show them. protect the front bottom of the chassis? Specifically those with Tekno RC conversions.
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I have used anthing from scrap lexan to the latest is a RPM skid plate from my old T-maxx that I grinded thinner and screwed it onto my buggy. It looks like it is working good.

Just a little too thick.

My next try will be some coating that you can spray in and is pretty hard. Just looking now for the solution
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T-Maxx Skit plate fit? Like the front RPM skidplate?

I'm still trying to figure what else out to use. This single thing made me wish I went with the RC monster conversion since I'm not using mechanical brakes.
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Same issue here with my MBX5T and Tekno conversion.

Hoping Tekno makes something eventually.
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Same issue here with my MBX5T and Tekno conversion.

Hoping Tekno makes something eventually.
Any ideas welcome
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Pardon me for asking but why won't the skids fit on the Tekno?
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Not sure if this will work, I run them and my Caster EX 1.5R, and they are holding up nicely...
http://cgi.ebay.com/TBR-PRO-BUMPER-S...ts_Accessories

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Originally Posted by 1BLADE1 View Post
well we have been using these from RGX Inc.
there 20.00 and cover the "Entire Bottom"
these were trimed a little wider,and there is enough left over to
make 3 or 4 extra front or rear parts,some cut where a "Back" or a "Front" so they could remove that "Part" instead of the entire plate.
as for lasting, had one on my Nitro,for about 3 months of racing?
and one on my Indoor electric for about 5 months of racing


Dude that looks sick now all you need is to get like 5 more so they always can look that good.
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They wont fi the Tekno RC conversion because they slide in between the chassis and diff housing for a 3mm chassis and the tekno is 4mm. They are no held in from the screws from the bottom outside of the chassis. My duct tape held on today but I am still looknig for a batter solution.
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