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Old 04-30-2012, 01:57 AM
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Originally Posted by thecman26 View Post
Take a look at the picture, behind the battery is a mounting point for a brake servo, just add a diff center diff mount, throw on discs, and brake cams. Bam ya got brakes!
Take a look at my original post. My question is regarding the clearance for the brake discs and calipers.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:07 AM
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my guess, the calipers go on the left side and they use a very small front disc.
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I think this buggy will be out before the duratrax dxr8e!
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan View Post
Got a question, how will the layout look like with the mech brakes? I noticed you guys have gone for a key/slot motor mount and I believe this may interfere with the front/rear brake discs if there were to be mech brakes.

The previous Tekno conversions used a longshank pinion for clearance.
Yup, from what I understand, the center diff gets flipped 180 degrees. You use a longshank pinion. Install servo and brake hardware and you're good to go.
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Hi guys,

Thanks for the interest. Keep the questions coming, we'll answer everything we can.

So, for mechanical brakes, we designed a completely new system.

There is NO need for a long shank pinion for any reason on this buggy.

The brake pads and levers are on the left side of the diff mounted vertically, the discs slip in on either side of the diff. There are no clearance issues, we made sure of that during design and testing. You can't see unless you take it apart, but there is a big cutout on the motor mount insert for front disc clearance, it's pretty slick.

You can flip the diff 180 so the gear is in back, but that doesn't affect the brakes. You flip the diff for Traktion Drive or Elektri-Clutch use. So you can use mechanical brakes with standard pinion, TD, or EC. The motor stays in the same position for all options.
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Originally Posted by NitroOB4You View Post
Plastic spur? Please, at the least make an aftermarket metal gear available. Yeah, I'm probably in the minority I know. But I will buy if you make it
We got you covered. There will be a steel option at or soon after launch. We recommend the steel spur for Traktion Drive or Elektri-Clutch use. If you're going direct drive, the plastic spur holds up well.
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Originally Posted by hlpressley View Post
Hope we can find a super short sensor wire.
They sell them really short. The wiring is extremely tidy on this thing.
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Is there gonna be a Tekno Truggy?

how big is the battery space?
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Originally Posted by UK.hardcore View Post
Is there gonna be a Tekno Truggy?

how big is the battery space?
We'll see where the market takes us. There is plenty of room for the longer truggy motors in the buggy, we made sure just in case we ever wanted to make one we wouldn't have to redesign the whole thing .

The battery tray is 50x150mm so you can move a standard 4s pack forward or backward ~10mm.
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Well i was in the market for an e truggy but after seeing this im having second thoughts..
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:39 AM
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really nice buggy.......good job TEKNO~~~
just wonder the weight compare with D8 V4.
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Hmmmm what to do, what to do.... I'm on the verge of ordering the V4 chassis for my D8, but dam this thing looks frickin sweet!!!

So this won't be out until summer... is that June, July or August.... if only June, then maybe worth the wait.
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Originally Posted by snwchris View Post
Hmmmm what to do, what to do.... I'm on the verge of ordering the V4 chassis for my D8, but dam this thing looks frickin sweet!!!

So this won't be out until summer... is that June, July or August.... if only June, then maybe worth the wait.
We can't say 100% right now. Manufacturing a whole car is tricky and delays are common. That said, everything is in production and we're on schedule for a late June, early July release as of today.
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Guess I'll have to keep an eye on this thread for any annoucements about pricing and pre-orders then... lol
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Looks pretty slick!! How big is the spur and what is the diff ratio? 3.3?
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