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Old 02-17-2014, 11:50 PM
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Looking to race tekno eb48.2 or tekno sct410 indoor clay
What are some pros and cons of these two?
2 cell vs 4 cell?
Tire wear?
Overall mantince?
Anything else I miss please let me know pros and cons
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:19 AM
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Buggies have wings
SCTs have big bumpers
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Tell us your skill level? Still new? Been doing this a while? What have you raced? Sct and 1/8 buggy are very different vehicles. 1/8 buggy can be difficult to get started in if your not used to the power. If you are a mod racer I would say go 1/8 buggy. If you a stock racer then go 4x4 sct. 4x4 sct is a good bridge to 1/8 buggy.
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1/8 buggy for sure

many 4X4 sct have heat issues because 2 cells is not enough for their weight and pull too much amps

4S is far more reliable, and 6S would be even better with a low kv motor

sct are fun but nowhere near as interesting to drive as a buggy IMO

there is a big protective body on the sct but all the dirt goes inside which makes them harder to clean

on the jumps this same body creates an annoying parachute effect that makes the car "float" in the air

overall sct have a poorer handling IMO, but what is interesting is that you can race very close from other cars and the one scale look is great
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Tell us your skill level? Still new? Been doing this a while? What have you raced? Sct and 1/8 buggy are very different vehicles. 1/8 buggy can be difficult to get started in if your not used to the power. If you are a mod racer I would say go 1/8 buggy. If you a stock racer then go 4x4 sct. 4x4 sct is a good bridge to 1/8 buggy.
Not a new driver just getting back after taking some time off.
I ran 1/8 buggy nitro about 10 years ago and 4 wd short course about 2 years ago just can't decide.
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Not a new driver just getting back after taking some time off.
I ran 1/8 buggy nitro about 10 years ago and 4 wd short course about 2 years ago just can't decide.
In that case I would say 1/8 buggy.
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Other big thing to think about is does your track have a class for either? Also are you planning to run indoor and out, If so how's the classes look for either? Don't want to spend $ and be stuck not being able to use your rc 100% of the time you'd like.
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As mentioned, does your track run 1/8 electric indoors? Make sure the class is offered at your track before making a purchase. Both are a blast and whichever route you go, you will be happy with. You can always pick up the other one I'm the future too and enjoy the parts compatibility and similarities between the two kits.
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Originally Posted by kahuna2793 View Post
Looking to race tekno eb48.2 or tekno sct410 indoor clay
What are some pros and cons of these two?
2 cell vs 4 cell?
Tire wear?
Overall mantince?
Anything else I miss please let me know pros and cons
Thanks.
I currently run both of these classes.

Both are fun, but totally different. Depends what kind of experience you are looking for. The e-buggy is going to handle better and be faster, but cost a lot more to run/maintain. Things seem to wear much quicker on these cars. The SCT is a lot of fun, but doesn't handle nearly as well. Run times are much shorter and heat becomes a big issue. It's also a different type of racing as bumping is accepted. The "problem" with SCT racing is that it's considered 1/10th scale, but with 8th scale sized cars with big bodies. That can sometimes mean a lot of big cars on small tracks running together. If the race director is not careful, these races can sometimes devolve in to "hack fests".

Racing on SCT's is almost always 2S lipos, while 4S is the staple for 8th scale. 4S lipos cost more and take a lot more punishment.
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I just ordered tekno sct410. The track in my area run both classes but 4wd short course more.
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Six of one half a dozen of another really. If you get the sct 410 like you did just get the sl conversion kit and run both classes just swap back and fourth when you feel like buggy run buggy. If you want to run truck switch back and run truck.
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