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Old 03-07-2011, 04:06 PM   #1
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Which route would you go?
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buying a rc monster conv kit for my d8t here this week myself....reason being u can use all the kit parts in the d8 or d8t....shafts ect....i looked at tekno and it is sweet, but when shafts wear out or tekno parts wear out u gotta replace with tekno....pretty exspensive....rcm allows use of hb parts thats my take on the deal...ttyl
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buying a rc monster conv kit for my d8t here this week myself....reason being u can use all the kit parts in the d8 or d8t....shafts ect....i looked at tekno and it is sweet, but when shafts wear out or tekno parts wear out u gotta replace with tekno....pretty exspensive....rcm allows use of hb parts thats my take on the deal...ttyl
very good point.
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I just got the tekno V4 for the rc8, and its on a whole different level. very narrow and tight, and excellent quality. it made my rc more responsive and agile without loss of stability. I can push harder and faster through the turns.
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Both are good conversions, as for replacing parts when they wear out, tekno stuff isn't cheaply made which is why it probably costs more.

I think the main thing you should consider is what you want out of the conversion. Do you want mechanical brakes? do you want a motor mount ala rcmonster style or do you want tekno style.

RC Monsters and Teknos stuff is good. can't go wrong with either.

personally i really like how tekno V4 conversion is on the d8. they really got the weight more towards the center.
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I also love the tekno stuff, how often do you replace the center drive shafts? There only like $15 each, right on par with the other brands. I just had a v3 conversion rc8be and the shafts were still fine after 30 hours of running on indoor clay. So not a issue. I just put together a V4 tekno and it looks great haven't driven it yet but it scales better than the v3 did with the same gear.
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if I were to get the tekno kit, which one should be good for the use of a Speedpassion combo?
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Im looking at info to a conversion myself. Might trade my D8T for a D8 and convert it.

How many conversion kits are out there?

Theres obviously tekno and the rc monster, but what else?

Are there more pics and info on the rc monster kit somewhere?

I thought i saw somewhere a motor bracket and can just drill holes to mount it, then you cut and shuffle some of the existing parts radio tray, etc. And im sure lipo trays arent to hard to either make or to find around.

Inexpensive is good, but not at the cost of reliability.
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As far as wear on the driveshafts it will be very low on the Tekno conversion, it should definitely be lower than a stock D8. This is one of the reasons we went to a straight driveline, to reduce the angle of the center driveshafts.

Both kits are of good quality and you can't go wrong with either.
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you are talking about the Silver arrow V2 combo with that 2200Kv motor? I think you may need a different mount to use that motor on the Tekno.
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Im looking at info to a conversion myself. Might trade my D8T for a D8 and convert it.

How many conversion kits are out there?

Theres obviously tekno and the rc monster, but what else?

Are there more pics and info on the rc monster kit somewhere?

I thought i saw somewhere a motor bracket and can just drill holes to mount it, then you cut and shuffle some of the existing parts radio tray, etc. And im sure lipo trays arent to hard to either make or to find around.

Inexpensive is good, but not at the cost of reliability.
self convert? unless u have a CNC machine if not the motor mount wont be straight n will affect meshing!

i rather buy than make as its proven! so i can focus on driving more than fixing.
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Tekno V4 hands down!

I did the monster conversion 2 yrs ago on a D8 and this one is light years better! Better quality and easy assembly!

Either go Tekno or just do your own, just need an Elite RC motor mount, Losi battery tray, and modify the nitro radio tray. Pretty easy either way you go!
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you are talking about the Silver arrow V2 combo with that 2200Kv motor? I think you may need a different mount to use that motor on the Tekno.
yeah that one, so what do I do?
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