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Old 04-03-2023, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by komek.
Looking to get back into RC after 15 years or so. After loads of research and forum reading, Iíve really settled on going with the EMB or LC12B1. Thoughts on what route to go?

My local indoor carpet and outdoor turf track does 1/14 scale racing so the only downside to getting the 1/12 is I wouldnít be able to compete in races but Iíd still be able to go have fun at the track on open days. I personally like the look of the LB12B1 much better but other than wheel base, I canít really pinpoint the major differences between the two that Iíd really notice.

Thoughts? Thanks for all the info in this thread. Iíve read chunks and its been helpful
I personally would grab the 12b1 because it is honestly the same chassis length as the 1/14 sct and truggy. The 1/14 buggy is the small one of the group, so depending on what class you will run purchase accordingly. The LC12B1 has the mid motor design which is why I got it. Itís very versatile for me as a ďbasherĒ. I have the phatbodies zero, raptor with mud cover, funkenblitz, and the factor buggy shell. It can be any vehicle I want it to be.
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Old 04-03-2023, 02:16 PM
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I would go for emb1 if thats the class they run. 12b1 is probably faster being a litle longer and there for more stable.
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Old 04-28-2023, 05:12 PM
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I got around to trimming, painting, and mounting the Phat Bodies ATAK for my EMB-1. It is nice that my electronics and wires aren't all mashed under the original low-profile body which had really constrained where I located those electronics. I went with a black/gray color scheme with a 1/4 inch white stripe between the two colors. The decals on the sides are from Avid RC. The gray is Spaz Stix Anvil Gray. Overall it turned out pretty good. I went with the Anvil Gray because it was darker which I thought I would like, but it turns out to have a bit of a blue/slate tone. In retrospect I think I would have preferred the Spaz Stix Battleship Gray, which appears to be lighter but perhaps doesn't have that blue tone. It was good to do something a little different from my typical black and white with 1/8 inch silver stripe...but I do like that black/white/silver scheme better.







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Old 05-02-2023, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by DARKWAV
I got around to trimming, painting, and mounting the Phat Bodies ATAK for my EMB-1. It is nice that my electronics and wires aren't all mashed under the original low-profile body which had really constrained where I located those electronics. I went with a black/gray color scheme with a 1/4 inch white stripe between the two colors. The decals on the sides are from Avid RC. The gray is Spaz Stix Anvil Gray. Overall it turned out pretty good. I went with the Anvil Gray because it was darker which I thought I would like, but it turns out to have a bit of a blue/slate tone. In retrospect I think I would have preferred the Spaz Stix Battleship Gray, which appears to be lighter but perhaps doesn't have that blue tone. It was good to do something a little different from my typical black and white with 1/8 inch silver stripe...but I do like that black/white/silver scheme better.





I like your bumpers they must be a tbone product. Canít even find those anymore.
looks really good!
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Old 05-02-2023, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by TEKNOJ
I like your bumpers they must be a tbone product. Canít even find those anymore.
looks really good!
Yes, I'm using T-Bone front bumpers made for the LC Racing EMB-TG 1/14 Truggy. The bumper on the front I trimmed the corners for a different look. The bumper on the rear I was originally thinking of just using it as a rear skid plate so I was planning on cutting the entire bumper portion off...but then I decided to just keep the entire thing as-is for more protection. I also didn't trim the tips that curve back like I did on the front...the curve seemed to somewhat follow some of the shapes that are in the rear wing. Overall I like the look of it better without bumpers really, but since the purpose of this buggy for me is to run it out on the street around curbs and such I wanted them for protection.
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Old 05-06-2023, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by DARKWAV
Yes, I'm using T-Bone front bumpers made for the LC Racing EMB-TG 1/14 Truggy. The bumper on the front I trimmed the corners for a different look. The bumper on the rear I was originally thinking of just using it as a rear skid plate so I was planning on cutting the entire bumper portion off...but then I decided to just keep the entire thing as-is for more protection. I also didn't trim the tips that curve back like I did on the front...the curve seemed to somewhat follow some of the shapes that are in the rear wing. Overall I like the look of it better without bumpers really, but since the purpose of this buggy for me is to run it out on the street around curbs and such I wanted them for protection.
yes keep the bumpers, itís functionality over fashion! Beautiful car
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Blew yet another diff on 2s. Do the HD diffs actually hold up any better?
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Originally Posted by bourban
Blew yet another diff on 2s. Do the HD diffs actually hold up any better?
Iím not sure which ones you are destroying just on 2s but Iíve run 3S a lot on the ones in my lc12b1. Iíd say get the newest design they have, which has the steel cross pins and 4 bevel gears in it. If you own or have seen a Tekno RC diff, these are basically a scaled down version. Very durable design. Correct me if Iím wrong but Iím pretty sure if you got the diffs for the lc12 they would fit any other vehicle. Thereís even a diff housing that has a seal with it.
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Old 05-22-2023, 08:45 PM
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For the 1/14 truggy I'm just using the stock diffs which arrive with the four internal gears. It's not actually the internal part of the diff that is destroyed, it's the outer bevel and pinion ring gear that chew each other up. I've probably gone through 5 and don't even bother with 3s anymore as they don't last long with that. Now I've actually noticed that it looks like they have a HD diff that includes the ring gear but I don't see any HD bevel gear to mesh it with?

I presume this is a common issue? The gears are tight and I don't think I could even fit a shim. It already has the double bearing set up for the input drive shaft.
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Originally Posted by bourban
...It's not actually the internal part of the diff that is destroyed, it's the outer bevel and pinion ring gear that chew each other up. I've probably gone through 5 and don't even bother with 3s anymore as they don't last long with that. Now I've actually noticed that it looks like they have a HD diff that includes the ring gear but I don't see any HD bevel gear to mesh it with?

I presume this is a common issue? ...
Yeah that HD ring gear wasn't an option part when I got mine over a year ago. I did grab an original spare ring and pinion set after picking up the buggy; I think I heard it mentioned that it was either a potential point of failure or perhaps a high-wear item. Glad they have an HD ring gear but it does seem odd that it doesn't come with a HD pinion. So you wear out your ring and pinion set and you buy a better HD ring gear but you still have to get the non-HD ring and pinion just to replace the pinion? Could it be that only the original ring gear is weak but the original pinion is fine? Maybe the original ring gear wears out first than that worn gear destroys the pinion?

I don't run my buggy as much as I though I would so I really haven't experienced and failures or worn anything out yet.

You must run your buggy quite often. That's a good thing. I hate it when I have an RC that goes end-of-life in terms of supportability but it is overall still in very good shape...too good. Need to run these things into the ground so they are ready to be tossed when you can't easily get parts for them anymore! I don't need more display pieces!
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I've chewed up a few diffs here and there over the years, but spare crown and pinion gears cheap so I can't complain too much. I did sheer off all of the screws once though that was rather impressive.
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