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Ok first off I wasn't sure where to post this bc I really am not sure what buggy I will end up using. My question is are any of you guys running an 1/8th scale buggy in 1/10 sc? I have a Losi 8 2.0 but would be willing to change if there is something more suitable. If anyone is running one could you let me know what you used for Wheel adapters and what not? In my casewould it be as easy as swapping scte arms hubs and out drives?
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Ok first off I wasn't sure where to post this bc I really am not sure what buggy I will end up using. My question is are any of you guys running an 1/8th scale buggy in 1/10 sc? I have a Losi 8 2.0 but would be willing to change if there is something more suitable. If anyone is running one could you let me know what you used for Wheel adapters and what not? In my casewould it be as easy as swapping scte arms hubs and out drives?
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No need to build anything, Losi already did it for you!
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Lol thanks I already have one I geuss I should have stated that. I just want something better with better diffs. Or at least someone to tell me I am wasting my time lol
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thanks to losi for naming it oddly, took me a few searches to find it
501 pages, you should get good responses posting in the vehicle specific thread.
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Most 1/8th scale buggies end up being too wide. If you can throw the shorter scte arms on your 8ight then you might have a solid platform. As far as 4x4 SC goes, the new tekno 410sct looks like it's going to be something special. Maybe consider being one of the first at your club to run one?
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The tekno does look sweet but our local track/store does not carry any tekno parts other then slash parts yet are heavy on Losi and X-ray and Mugen that is why I would be willing to switch up the buggy if there was a better platform for what I am looking to do.
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DE makes SCT wheels with a 17mm hex and 0 offset.

I converted my old MBX-5 and its been great. You may not need your track to carry parts... haven't broke anything in 6 months of driving it (something like that).

The MBX-6 conversion has a thread with a Google doc that has all needed parts listed! for the conversion. Cut the front arms down 5mm, rear MBX-7 arms, MBX-5 cvd's for the shorter arms. That about it for the chassis.

As said, tekno looks to be a performer.
Caster has one, the kriostasis rapture... very Mugenish.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...riostasis.html
And the so far do it yourself Mugen conversion.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...l#post11693321


Much more planted, more efficient drive line, stronger drive line, much better flight characteristics, better acceleration.
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Thanks for the reply that is what I am looking for do you run that in 1/10 sc? How does it work?
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Originally Posted by josh_todd View Post
Thanks for the reply that is what I am looking for do you run that in 1/10 sc? How does it work?
Works unbelievably! Yes, in 1/10 SCT class. Just gotta narrow it to Max width and run 1/10 motor and 2s. Bumpers, SCT wheels & tires and SCT body... that's the only rules.

On the layout that was in when it took its maiden I used to run 25's and went down to 23's

SCTE is a great truck. IMO conversion trucks are greater
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My dad built the conversion of the RC8.2e into a 10th scale short course truck.. the trucks works amazing.. its the heaviest truck in the class on race days but handles the best. Im still a new driver I have not been driving for a year yet, but had an sc10 4x4 and now just switched over to this... WOW.. truck just works!

We are running the Tekin RX8 and Tekin 4.5 redline 550

here is a video from just the other day out at LSR Speedway in Sac, CA

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or you can buy the new tekno sct410
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or you can buy the new tekno sct410
You are the 3rd to suggest tekno
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What did you have to change on th rc8 out drives or anything else? Or was it close on width ?
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Originally Posted by josh_todd View Post
What did you have to change on th rc8 out drives or anything else? Or was it close on width ?
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Width is 305mm, to wide without modification. Would guess having to take about the same width off my Mugen that you would need to run front center cvd's in the rear. My fronts didn't have to get changed, they are real close but plunge is ok.

Besides making it narrower to fit in class rules (296mm) it drives better to me. Better rotation in turns.
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