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Old 09-02-2008, 06:47 PM
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A quick question for you guys. I just bought a used FT B4. I already have a FT GT2. My B4 already has the blue hinge pin brace, but does not have the blue aluminum front bulkhead like my GT2 has. Is this a part that I want to run on my B4 or not? Will it even fit(it says for truck, not buggy)? Here's the link to the part so you guys know what I'm talking about.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/8100
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:15 PM
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No, I made it myself.



thats sweet..consider ur idea copied in tampa florida..lol Ill post a pic
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Eh, I don't think you need it for the B4. I've never broken the front chassis brace. As long as the hinge pin brace is alumnimum, you're more likely to break arms.


zardoz - You may want to try moving the weight more up front. I would try some other setup adjustments first though to see if it helps. Also, what is your rear and front ride height? You can try raising your rear to just above bones level. You'll lose some control in bumps and roughs though with this. Another thing to try is going softer on your springs, but make sure you aren't slapping the chassis on the ground when you jump/land. I'm still improving my setup each race. On a track that is lacking traction, I found that lowering the rear even helped with on power steering in this case, because the rear wheels would stay centered better. Kinda opposite of what one would think, but it worked for me. Also try adding limiters to the front shocks (inside). This may help them stay planted better.
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Originally Posted by whoajoe View Post
A quick question for you guys. I just bought a used FT B4. I already have a FT GT2. My B4 already has the blue hinge pin brace, but does not have the blue aluminum front bulkhead like my GT2 has. Is this a part that I want to run on my B4 or not? Will it even fit(it says for truck, not buggy)? Here's the link to the part so you guys know what I'm talking about.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/8100
This GT2 aluminum front bulkhead fits the B4 and T4 fine.

Although initially expensive, I decided to use them on both my B4 and T4 because I felt it was more economical in the long run compared to regularly buying and replacing the plastic front bulkhead when its shaft holes wear out/enlarge causing slop.

The inclusion of grub screws to hold the shaft is effective in reducing slop and also to avoid wear and tear in the aluminum bulkhead shaft holes.
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:00 PM
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Thanks, I think I might put it on tomorrow.
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:27 AM
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Originally Posted by whoajoe View Post
A quick question for you guys. I just bought a used FT B4. I already have a FT GT2. My B4 already has the blue hinge pin brace, but does not have the blue aluminum front bulkhead like my GT2 has. Is this a part that I want to run on my B4 or not? Will it even fit(it says for truck, not buggy)? Here's the link to the part so you guys know what I'm talking about.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/8100

Cheer's mate,
That's what Ive been looking for but couldn't find a part number
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Old 09-03-2008, 06:04 PM
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How difficult and expensive would it be to convert a B4 to a T4 or vice versa? Are there a lot of parts involved?
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Geppetto View Post
How difficult and expensive would it be to convert a B4 to a T4 or vice versa? Are there a lot of parts involved?
yes big differences , T-4 has a longer chassis than the B-4 for one...
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:44 AM
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Hubs, spindles, uprights, tranny and bearing are the only things shared.
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Ok. Maybe owning a single off road vehicle that can transform from T4 to B4 is not the right approach!

Do any of you have any experience with the JConcepts J82? Anyone driven a T4, B4 and J82? How would you compare the 3 cars?

The thing that bothers me about the J82 is the limited selection of bodies and wheels.
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Originally Posted by Geppetto View Post
Ok. Maybe owning a single off road vehicle that can transform from T4 to B4 is not the right approach!

Do any of you have any experience with the JConcepts J82? Anyone driven a T4, B4 and J82? How would you compare the 3 cars?

The thing that bothers me about the J82 is the limited selection of bodies and wheels.

Not really, shocks are different, spindles are different, arms are different, axles are different, shock towers are diff., chassis is different, body mounts are diff, turnbuckles are different. dog bones too..... thats like half the car.

Thats alot of stuff thats different.
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Geppetto View Post
Ok. Maybe owning a single off road vehicle that can transform from T4 to B4 is not the right approach!

Do any of you have any experience with the JConcepts J82? Anyone driven a T4, B4 and J82? How would you compare the 3 cars?

The thing that bothers me about the J82 is the limited selection of bodies and wheels.
Don't forget limited tire selection as well. That's what really bothers me.
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Old 09-04-2008, 12:11 PM
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Don't forget limited tire selection as well. That's what really bothers me.
+1 thats why i aint got one. no use if the fronts don't suit ma' needs at the time.
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Old 09-04-2008, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Geppetto View Post
Ok. Maybe owning a single off road vehicle that can transform from T4 to B4 is not the right approach!

Do any of you have any experience with the JConcepts J82? Anyone driven a T4, B4 and J82? How would you compare the 3 cars?

The thing that bothers me about the J82 is the limited selection of bodies and wheels.

The J82 doesnt seem too popular in our area....seems just like a fad.
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Old 09-04-2008, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by lbckevin View Post
The J82 doesnt seem too popular in our area....seems just like a fad.
I think we're a little spoiled with such a nicely groomed track at OCRC. I hear the J82's are starting to catch on in the area at the rougher tracks. That being said, I'm hoping to take mine on her maiden run this week at OCRC.
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