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Old 11-05-2010, 03:23 PM   #46
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Is this the new version with less trouble?

I want a kit for my RC8Be. Is the 1900kv best for buggys?

Also planning on getting a RC8Te. What motor is recommended for truggys?

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Old 11-05-2010, 04:12 PM   #47
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my rx8 lasted about 7 weeks. It was the 4 hole. I live up in Canada but am about 3hrs away from the Idaho border. I arranged to have it shipped back to an Idaho shipping address so I could just pick it up and save the 2 week delay through customs. I was told 4 times it would be no problem. I took the day off work cancelled my other weekend plans and made the trip because we don't have much season left and I don't have a spare. Now I am here with my truck, all spare parts, laptop and find out that they shipped it to the Canadian address instead of the Idaho address. 2 thumbs down for a product that does not last 2 months, 2 thumbs down for customer service in regards to the shipping.
Did you put your Idaho or Canadian address on the service form? If you put the Canadian address, I'm not surprised that's where it shipped since they are trained to ship them that way.

You also had an old spec unit so you really aren't giving it a fair shot at all.
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:18 PM   #48
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Is this the new version with less trouble?

I want a kit for my RC8Be. Is the 1900kv best for buggys?

Also planning on getting a RC8Te. What motor is recommended for truggys?

Thanks!
i like the 1900 in my ve8

and really loved the 2000kv in truggy.

both on 4s.
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:20 PM   #49
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1 x RX8
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So, if you have used a Tekin RX8, please post the following information:
-Which version it is, including which motor
-When you got it/how long you've been using it
-The setup in which you used it (include car, voltage, gearing, and intensity of running; IE, bashing or hard racing)
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-Tekin RX8 with 2.12 Software and 1900KV Motor

-15 Months Ago - ran for 8 months or so without a problem before I sent it in to get an updated one from Tekin. Then ran my current one for 7 more months and still haven't had any problems.

-Xray 808e, 16/42 Gearing, I drive mine extremely hard

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-Top of the line, Tekin will do everything they can to get you a new or repaired product in the shortest amount of time for the lowest cost (free if it's under warranty)

A few people at the local tracks around me say they blow up all the time, but then I saw what they were doing with them. If you take care of your equipment and know what you're doing, this will be the best system for you!
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:02 PM   #51
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I have run my RX8 T8 1900kv on 4s for a year now in my SC8e with out a single problem. I love the system.
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It's been a couple of years, Dan. So....what's the sit rep? How's the Tekin stuff been for you after almost 2 years?

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Old 08-26-2012, 12:21 AM   #53
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I've been running electric 1/8 since they've been around and I started with the castle esc's seeing as they were the most reliable in the beginning. About 8 months ago I dove in and bought a rx8, & it's been nothing but great for me so far. I'm certain now that Tekin has worked out the bugs that were in the first units years ago, coupled with excellent customer service, it's a great esc.
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:28 AM   #54
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I've been running my RX8 for over 2 years now without a problem,I've gone through a few fans that's about it
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:04 AM   #55
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For the most part, I run Novak equipment. But when it came to my Pro-4 truck, the Tekin RX8 seemed to be the best choice and I chose the Tekin RS for my F104 car due to the limited space available. Both ESCs have performed flawlessly time after time. The RX8 sees a ton of abuse in the truck, but its never given me any trouble. If either ESC ever did require replacement, I'd put the same equipment back in.
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3 rx8 one is almost 2 years old

No issues !

And so many more tekin esc 's that have been good to me ..tekin rebel my 1st one about 18 years ago
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..tekin rebel my 1st one about 18 years ago
totally irrelevant...esp as it isnt the same crew from 25 yrs ago...
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Have 2 years on my RX8 so far and its still going strong!

Only issue, I had a fan go out on me, thats it.
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For the record:

I love all my Tekin stuff. Customer service is wonderful and they were all super nice folks at the RCX this year. I had millions of dumb and not so dumb questions and they were happy to answer them all. Tekin FTW.

All that being said, i'm currently looking to get a pair of RS speed controls to replace my two MMP speed controls. I've got an RX8 in Losi SCTE and never had a hiccup. Tuning is so easy with or without the Hotwire interface. I typically run on the default settings with very little tweaking. If memory serves, the settings are a hair less current output to the motor, a hair more on the timing, one or two other little tiny changes. Mainly to keep my motor (a 4000kv 4-pole Tekin) temps on the low side, I don't like getting it too hot even if i'm not going over the temp threshold. I used to run my Tekin to a Novak Ballistic 4.5T (550 sized) motor with the upgraded 14mm rotor. Ran like a beast but runs even better on the Tekin motor.

I recommend Tekin products any day of the week and twice on sunday.

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I have two three hole RX8s. One about a year old in various 1/8 buggies I've had. The other is in a Losi SCTE that gets an average of 10 packs a weekend run though it between practice and racing. I have never had any issues with either one. The only issue I have ever had with a Tekin product was a 4000kv Pro4 that has the magnets explode off the rotor.
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