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Old 09-23-2005, 10:31 AM
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I am converting a 1/8 buggy to a truggy. I saw proline has an adaptor by which you can put 23mm hex wheels on my buggy. Anyone has used it? any comments? Thanks. (got some suggestions shown blow, but try to get more input)
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Your best bet would be to get the Ofna Truggy wheels that allow you to keep the stock 17mm hexes and use the MT tire of your choice much stronger setup.If you are using a conversion kit it will have adapters that will allow you to use the more standard 14mm hex that most MT`s come with from the factory.You might find faster response next time in the MT forum As far as the 23`s I think they are a waste,they break axles and add weight.
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Old 09-24-2005, 07:34 PM
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I hope you meant to say BELOW The 23`s I was reffering to are for a MT sorry I misunderstood Those buggy adapters should be fine they are very similar to the ones that Ofna makes that allow you to use 14mm wheels that are much more common but not as strong,But if you use the Ofna truggy wheels you dont need an adapter I have a set on my Kanai buggy.
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Old 09-25-2005, 04:03 AM
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i suggest the ff:

1. ofna dominator rims - direct fit on your 1/8 buggy's hex, just buy maxx standard (not 40 series) tires - crimefighters or bowties (i prefer crimefighters )

*you can buy ofna or GS racing SUT 14mm adapters/extenders but you may need a wider offset rim to prevent the tire from rubbing on the body. with 14mm adapters, you can use any wide offset maxx rims (standard or 40 series)

**you can also get proline 23mm adapters/extenders but i think they are too expensive, so i suggested the ofna dominator rims - no need to replace the buggy hex

2. bigger spur gear - you may have to modify your center diff mounts (add spacers) and raise it from the lower chassis to clear the spur gear. you may also have to modify your radio tray to clear the spur gear from the side.

3. smaller clutch bell - use a 12T clutch bell (im not sure if there's a lower tooth count )

4. body posts - GS storm body mounts may fit on your shock tower with some modifications. or you can use heavy duty extended body mounts (like the ones that come with proline SUV bodies) and cut them to size. use a machine screw and lock nut to squeeze the body post on the shock tower - this will prevent them from moving around because you will use only one hole on the shock tower. you may have to alter your upper shock mount setup because you need the outermost hole to mount the body post.

good luck and hope this helps i converted my ofna hyper 7 buggy using the above methods
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Here is a post I made on another site,hope it helps.

I am going to list a "truggy" in new ARTR form, but you can pick up used stuff and the mill/radio stuff is up to you.

I am going to base it on a Ofna MBX2. Not the newest/best around,but it does make a really good cheap truggy. You can other Ofna LX buggies with how I am doing this,but not the Hyper series,remnember this is the "cheaper" way and you can find parts on sleaze bay REALLY cheap!!
$179.95
http://www.nitrohouse.com/ofna_ultra_mbx_r2.htm

These are extenders,you can use the 17mm to Tmaxx adapters, but i'm using 17mmhub extenders you can use 15mm OR 30mm, i'm using the 30mm
$16.96
http://www.nitrohouse.com/images/Wh...nded-15mm-2.jpg

The wheels are the Dominator rims,and the tires are up to you and the track.
$17.56 and $23.96X2=$47.92
http://www.nitrohouse.com/truck_%26_truggy_wheels.htm
http://www.nitrohouse.com/tires,_dominator.htm

Then you need body posts and a body
$5.69X2=$11.38
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXBGB2&P=7
$24.99
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...?&I=LXDKZ6&P=ML

Here is the Re-gear, it can be done many ways,but here is one way like the Mammoth ST. You can use your srevo plate if you clearance it a LITTLE.
$50......it says more on the site, but he sold it to me for $50
http://perfplusparts.netfirms.com/conkit.html

With the regear you MAY need to raise the servo,or space the linkage up some. He does include the linkage.

That is a BASIC truggy. This works out well if you already have a used buggy laying around. I use Ofna white springs on mine and I used Monster Pirate body mnts.

Grand total $316.40 + shipping. That is w/o a mill, pipe, radio, or servos. Sounds like a lot, BUT most people just sell off the RTR equipment they get anyway. Like I said, this is BEST to do with used stuff.

RCDriver just did a truggy build up in their last issue usind a Violator and a 2 spd to regear. Page 112
http://www.rcdriver.com/toc_09-05.shtml

You can also just buy this
http://www.nitrohouse.com/ofna,_blazer_sst.htm
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Wow alot of great input on a great subject All this should be put into a book and sold for like $15 a copy psunitro you really done your homework on the links!And marvi was it trial and error or did you get a setup you liked from day one?Thanks alot guys
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Originally Posted by Nitro21
...And marvi was it trial and error or did you get a setup you liked from day one? Thanks alot guys
well, i didnt get to run it offroad, just onroad my current ride is a GS storm SUT, which is essentially a buggy conversion out of the box.

it runs great with the ff:
1. xray XB8 front shocks with blue springs. on my previous SUT, i used the stock front shocks with pink (hard) springs
2. 12T clutch bell
3. crimefighter tires with dominator rims (on buggy axles - i ditched the 14mm axle extensions and stock rims)

front: 1 degree toe-out, 0 degree camber, 35 wt shock oil, 10,000 wt diff oil
center: 30,000 wt diff oil
rear: stock toe-in (i dont know how many degrees ), +2 degree camber, 35wt shock oil, 3,000 wt diff oil

my friend converted his kyosho kanai 2 buggy into a truggy and had great success in races with it. im pretty sure that you can find the sweet spot easily on your truggy setup, just stick to the basic kit setup
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Your guys are so nice and helpful. I will try to organize those infos so that may also benefit others. Thanks alot.
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