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Old 12-05-2010, 10:27 PM
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What about tappered pistons? I have seen people say 10 hole 1.1. What do you guys run. Me and ae dan here run a large outdoor packed clay track. Its technical with mild jumps to be more 10th scale friendly. But that's probly going to change. It is usually big air and fast straights. Also what about a reciver pack. They put e buggy with nitro and run 20min mains. Really don't want to pit for a battery change.

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Old 12-06-2010, 05:43 AM
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your gonna need rear hubs with a larger hinge pin such as the m2c setup because thats only part ive ever seen break other than a tierod end, and ive seen alot of rear hubs break and outter hingpins bend.


other than that the stock kit is good, you can always use the rc-monster chassis kit for better weight distribution, and you can change the motor mount if you want.
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:53 AM
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Regarding the DE Skids... I don't recommend them for anybody who plans on racing... They are great for bashers, but they are not really a good idea for a racer.

The rear one packs up with dirt constantly and causes the rear of the car to kick up over jumps, the front one is OK, but still causes ride height issues.

8th scale chassis should be considered expendable wear items...
I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on that one..I've don't bash and have been racing with the de skids since July. The rear has never had an issue with dirt packing in it and setting ride height hasn't been an issue.
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The FT RC8B and T CE are not true Factory Teams. They should include the FT Machined front steering Blocks and rear Hubs.

Factor Team Driver's do not run the plastic rear hubs or the cast alum. front Steering Blocks.

All FT Machined Parts should be Included, tapered Pistons should also
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I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on that one..I've don't bash and have been racing with the de skids since July. The rear has never had an issue with dirt packing in it and setting ride height hasn't been an issue.
Well I'm glad they work for you... And everybody is obviously entitled to their opinion...

I bet though if you took them off, you'd see an improvement (even if a small one) in lap times.

I was running them for awhile, and just kept noticing my car doing "weird" things occasionally. A good friend of mine told me to ditch the skids and I haven't looked back since.

The car is just more consistent without them...

In my opinion of course...
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Originally Posted by DavidR View Post
I was running them for awhile, and just kept noticing my car doing "weird" things occasionally. A good friend of mine told me to ditch the skids and I haven't looked back since.

The car is just more consistent without them...

In my opinion of course...
What kind of weird things?...I've been running them since I built it and I'm always looking for faster lap times.
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There was 2 guys with new mounts at the track last week. They may have
been the grid mounts.

Do you know where I can go to see a pic and info. for the grid mount?
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The only upgrades I run are the tapered pistons and the Factory Team Aluminum front steering knuckles and rear hubs. Nothing had broke on the car !!

The Center cvd pins wear a little fast, but with all that power, its gonna happen in any 8th scale buggy you run.
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Originally Posted by lbckevin View Post
The only upgrades I run are the tapered pistons and the Factory Team Aluminum front steering knuckles and rear hubs. Nothing had broke on the car !!

The Center cvd pins wear a little fast, but with all that power, its gonna happen in any 8th scale buggy you run.
how fast ????
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Two months for the cvd pins, if you race twice a week.
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Originally Posted by lbckevin View Post
Two months for the cvd pins, if you race twice a week.
that sounds like anything else
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