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Old 06-20-2011, 01:19 PM
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OK guys, im just getting back into 8th brushless buggy, and was wondering what everyones personal opinion on all the gear(motors, esc's, batteries and conversion kits) are?
Also, what is the best motor sizes to run?

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OK guys, im just getting back into 8th brushless buggy, and was wondering what everyones personal opinion on all the gear(motors, esc's, batteries and conversion kits) are?
Also, what is the best motor sizes to run?

Thanks!!
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I've owned 3 different buggies so far (8ight, Ve8 and RC8Be). My favorite is the Hot Bodies Ve8 with the aftermarket HHH chassis. Very durable, parts are cheaper, very forgiving and stable. The other buggies I would recommend would be the Mugen Eco and Losi 8ight 2.0

LIPOS:

My favorite brand of lipo is Thunder Power. If properly cared for, they can last a very long time. IP, ProTek are also good. I just started using the low priced Gens Ace lipos, and I think they are great. I'm not too keen on SMC lipos. I've had bad luck with them.

ESC/MOTOR:

Everyone loves the performance of the Tekin RX8 speed control. Your car will run as smooth as glass with that speedo. The most popular motor I see, that works well for most tracks, is the Tekin 1900kv. It's loaded with power, yet provides decent run time and manageable temperatures. The Castle MMM is more reliable, but it doesn't perform quite as well as the RX8. Just make sure you protect your RX8 from hard impacts.
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I recently converted a HYPER 7 using a mismatch of parts and it came out great. MMM/2200kv, 4s 5000 blue lipo (30c iirc), RC-Monster motor mount, cutdown battery tray from a Losi 8ight e. The tekno conversions are supposed to be pretty good. Be careful of the NOVAK conversions as they limit the motors you can use to their older lineup.
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RX8/T8 all the way.

They are smooth as silk. Put 2 layers of servo tape under your ESC and you shouldn't have any problems.

My T8 was pulling wheelies down the straights until I tuned back the current limit on the RX8...

I still have yet to see anything more than 2 LEDs for ESC temps.....
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Thats funny blueglowboy. Last time I was in the RC Scene was the rc10 trucks, but boy things have changedddd a lot
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My signature says it all, associated all the way. My first car was a tamiya rough rider in 83, and I'll never forget the day my dad brought home the gold pan rc10 in 87.
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