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Old 09-24-2012, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Rockthecatbox21 View Post
I am tempted to sell my losi when the mugen shortcourse truck comes out. Mugen is just a better quality car than losi. I mean just look at the parts wear of losi vehicles. The drivetrain slop in my scte is just ridiculous and all the local racers that don't run losi comment on how there's something wrong when it's just normal for this truck. After my truggy, i really am becoming a mugen fanboy. Notice how i didn't say mugen was faster than losi. When a losi is set up right, it WILL win races.
What Mugen SCT ? The ones you see are converted buggies and NOT made by Mugen themselves . AFAIK Mugen has already said they will not be bringing a SCT to market ....
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by BashemSmashem View Post
What Mugen SCT ? The ones you see are converted buggies and NOT made by Mugen themselves . AFAIK Mugen has already said they will not be bringing a SCT to market ....
Damn. I heard some talk about one on the cwn podcast. As reliable as that is!
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:10 PM
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i imagine the next wave of sc trucks will probably be 1/8th buggies with sc lids...thank god...and i doubt mugen would be handing out info about a new truck unless they wanted to...no company is gonna spill the beans just because some guy sent an email
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i have a fully modded scte, you name it, I changed it:
diff pins
jammin chassis
long rear chassis brace
hardened shockbodies-bleeder caps-tinitride shock shafts
graphite ackerman arm-top diff plate
aluminum rear carriers-graphite shock towers(tlr tune up kit)
ceramic bearings

well worth it maintenance wise, but i still see box stock ones that are just as fast. it is a great truck.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:05 PM
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When I'll eventually need to replace the stock shocktowers I'd like to get carbon fiber ones, does it matter which brand I take ?

Losi : http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...rodId=LOSB2172
SNR : http://www.snrgraphite.com/index.php...products_id=12
FTW : http://www.avidrc.com/product/18/ftw...00012-ftw.html
Xtreme Racing : http://www.xtremercracing.com/TEN_SCTE.cfm
MIP (But I hear these are bad because they're thinner ?) : http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ar-Shock-Tower

..and probably more that I haven't found yet.

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Old 09-25-2012, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by BmainStar View Post
Yes please as well!!!The team does practice at my home track and there has been a 4 whl buggy in their hands! So fingers crossed!!P.S. it may have a belt!!Cheers!
The Losi XX/XXX4 are belted. Is this something different, something new?
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:36 PM
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The MIP tower is part of the Pro4mance package and changes the geometry. If you're OK w/ that, it's a good shock tower. Otherwise, stick with one of the others.

I chose Losi myself, price was right in line with everything else and quality was great. Someone with a keen eye questioned the roundness/accuracy of SNR's holes.
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Originally Posted by Pygmy View Post
When I'll eventually need to replace the stock shocktowers I'd like to get carbon fiber ones, does it matter which brand I take ?

Losi : http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...rodId=LOSB2172
SNR : http://www.snrgraphite.com/index.php...products_id=12
FTW : http://www.avidrc.com/product/18/ftw...00012-ftw.html
Xtreme Racing : http://www.xtremercracing.com/TEN_SCTE.cfm
MIP (But I hear these are bad because they're thinner ?) : http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ar-Shock-Tower

..and probably more that I haven't found yet.

Any public favourites ?
I went SNR but i did so becuz i have the 8ight shocks so i did the +9mm to accommodate the taller shock but didnt have an issue with the holes as stated above. The MIP's arent good to go with unless you have the MIP kit...someone posted back that they had them and it totally messed up the handling of the truck but other than that i would go with what you want or prefer...jsut like the chassis debate as its more a user preference or something about the one you pick as i went KH chassis to reduce the angle of the center drive shafts and the MIP kit wasnt out yet
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:48 PM
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i would watch out for snr...i bought the snr towers to convert an rc8.2 into a 1/10 sc (pretty much a sc10 4x4 that handled like a champ)...but the rear tower snapped in half the 1st time i landed on the lid...not a scratch on them besides that...called snr and they told me that they do not warranty any of there graphite parts but they would give me 20% off if i wanted to buy another lol...now i run the associated woven carbon fiber one on my rc8.2 with 0 problems...i'm not positive but i think the whole carbon graphite vs woven carbon fiber is the difference...but again i'm not sure


Originally Posted by Pygmy View Post
When I'll eventually need to replace the stock shocktowers I'd like to get carbon fiber ones, does it matter which brand I take ?

Losi : http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...rodId=LOSB2172
SNR : http://www.snrgraphite.com/index.php...products_id=12
FTW : http://www.avidrc.com/product/18/ftw...00012-ftw.html
Xtreme Racing : http://www.xtremercracing.com/TEN_SCTE.cfm
MIP (But I hear these are bad because they're thinner ?) : http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ar-Shock-Tower

..and probably more that I haven't found yet.

Any public favourites ?
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Originally Posted by streetsports View Post
i would watch out for snr...i bought the snr towers to convert an rc8.2 into a 1/10 sc (pretty much a sc10 4x4 that handled like a champ)...but the rear tower snapped in half the 1st time i landed on the lid...not a scratch on them besides that...called snr and they told me that they do not warranty any of there graphite parts but they would give me 20% off if i wanted to buy another lol...now i run the associated woven carbon fiber one on my rc8.2 with 0 problems...i'm not positive but i think the whole carbon graphite vs woven carbon fiber is the difference...but again i'm not sure
i've had my SNR towers for over a year and they are still in great shape after many crashes.
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Originally Posted by Pygmy View Post
When I'll eventually need to replace the stock shocktowers I'd like to get carbon fiber ones, does it matter which brand I take ?

Losi : http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...rodId=LOSB2172
SNR : http://www.snrgraphite.com/index.php...products_id=12
FTW : http://www.avidrc.com/product/18/ftw...00012-ftw.html
Xtreme Racing : http://www.xtremercracing.com/TEN_SCTE.cfm
MIP (But I hear these are bad because they're thinner ?) : http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ar-Shock-Tower

..and probably more that I haven't found yet.

Any public favourites ?
I have always had great luck with the SNR equipment, that being said I run the losi graphite towers since they came in the tuning kit. That has a lot of goodies in it, and the price is very fair as well! Makes this truck more tunable and quite a bit more durable. Great truck either way!
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:37 AM
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Love this truck, three more wins on the weekend.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Pygmy View Post
When I'll eventually need to replace the stock shocktowers I'd like to get carbon fiber ones, does it matter which brand I take ?

Losi : http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...rodId=LOSB2172
SNR : http://www.snrgraphite.com/index.php...products_id=12
FTW : http://www.avidrc.com/product/18/ftw...00012-ftw.html
Xtreme Racing : http://www.xtremercracing.com/TEN_SCTE.cfm
MIP (But I hear these are bad because they're thinner ?) : http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ar-Shock-Tower

..and probably more that I haven't found yet.

Any public favourites ?
Before buying shock towers do some planning. Are you going to get the TLR tuning kit or MIP Pro4mance kit in the future? Either comes with good shock towers, so you'd be wasting money buying them separately.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Numburn View Post
Before buying shock towers do some planning. Are you going to get the TLR tuning kit or MIP Pro4mance kit in the future? Either comes with good shock towers, so you'd be wasting money buying them separately.
Good remark, this is exactly why I want to know about the shock towers separately.
I am planning NOT to buy the TLR or MIP kit but instead piece together my own tuning kit in combination with the (non-TLR, Non-MIP) chassis and suspension of my liking.
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Originally Posted by TerribleTy View Post
Iíve been cruising this forum for about an hour now looking for some answers. I happen to have a Castle Creations SCT Race Pro set up sitting around that has the 1410 that seems to be perfect for these trucks. I tried the 1410 in my 22SCT but it is wayyyy too much. I have all the electronics just looking for the right kit/roller to throw it in. My intentions are to race but also run around parks and do some bashing. Iím an on road racer so Iím not too serious about off road, yet... but want to have a competitive truck at the track. If I was to take this roller to the track what would I wish I had. Iím talking option parts, what are the must haves for serious racing what are the nice to haves? Is there stuff I need to tear apart besides the diffs before I race? Your wisdom is appreciated.
I've been running the truck for about two months and really like it. Right off the bat I ordered the tuning kit, spring kit (F & R) and the piston kit. I'm running Aaron Lanes setup and the truck is competitive wherever I go. I do like the mip kit, but wasn't aware of it before I bought the above items. Non the less, I'm very happy with my choice and will run it as is until the chassis wears out.
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