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Old 05-02-2019, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by frewster View Post
Some are making it sound like it's just the diffs that are different.
No, you may be reading it that way but I simply pointed out that the difference in just the diffs would be more than $100. And the diffs are very important when it comes to racing, for bashing it doesn't matter. But as others mentioned, the shocks, towers, and many other parts are different as well. Anyone interested in racing would be better off with the kit version and anyone bashing would be fine with either version.
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by ttr_racer View Post
No, you may be reading it that way but I simply pointed out that the difference in just the diffs would be more than $100. And the diffs are very important when it comes to racing, for bashing it doesn't matter. But as others mentioned, the shocks, towers, and many other parts are different as well. Anyone interested in racing would be better off with the kit version and anyone bashing would be fine with either version.
Actually, the diffs are very important when bashing. I quit running my RC8T because my LRP .30X was destroying the spider gears. Within 4 or 5 tanks of fuel the little gears inside the diff cup would wear the edges off of the teeth to the point where they would slip. I know, the next thing I will hear is that I didnít shim the diffs correctly. I tried every combination of shims just short of shimming so tightly that the diff would bind. The power of the engine combined with the BuKu clutch and Proline Badlands hooking up hard in the grass equaled instant worn spider gears.

My point is that bashing becomes no fun if youíre diffs are breaking/stripping all the time.

By the way, whereís the Losi 8ight T X ?!! Might be my next truggy. The move to metric hardware is what I like the most. Losi has always had good 8th scales. I just didnít wanna buy all new tools to work on them when every other RC in my collection is metric!
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Old 05-03-2019, 01:05 PM
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Vs. The money you have to spend on the kit after you buy the kit, an RTR with 4.0 diffs and all the TLR option parts (which there aren't many of) would still be cheaper.
Not entirely true. The electronics and engine are relative garbage in the RTR as well, and will require replacement as well.
I'd take a 2.0 truggy and p5 over the latest 8t RTR any day.
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Old 05-03-2019, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by 071crazy View Post
Not entirely true. The electronics and engine are relative garbage in the RTR as well, and will require replacement as well.
I'd take a 2.0 truggy and p5 over the latest 8t RTR any day.
The original poster was asking for a new RTR with decent upgrades. I have suggested the TLR 8ight T 4.0 kit, as well as suggesting the RTR with TLR option parts, others have suggested upgrading the diff's too. If he wants to throw a better engine, or electronics at it later...that is cool. But he asked for an RTR with decent upgrades not a kit with the best electronics and engine with decent option parts.

Anyone looking to buy a kit, typically doesn't look to throw the cheapest engine, electronics, and wheels/tires at it to beat the RTR price point.
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Me too. Iím looking at a new tekno to be released and waiting on the new losi. Mugen maybe.... but was always told to get a tekno for years was told they are built like a tank.
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Originally Posted by lighttravler View Post
Me too. Iím looking at a new tekno to be released and waiting on the new losi. Mugen maybe.... but was always told to get a tekno for years was told they are built like a tank.
I wish I had listened to the advice on here about getting a Tekno truggy for bashing. I got the Mugen 7TR and broke two front lower arms. Swapped them to Sworkz and haven't had a problem but broke a rear hub last week. Going to upgrade to the aluminum hubs. Hopefully there's no more weak points.
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Old 05-10-2019, 12:21 AM
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Iíd be going a MBX8T or a TLR 8T 4.0. Bloody awesome handling trucks and the TLR is bullet proof
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by 91junior View Post
Iíd be going a MBX8T or a TLR 8T 4.0. Bloody awesome handling trucks and the TLR is bullet proof
Agreed, the TLR 8IGHT T 4.0 is a tank..i've bashed and raced this truck only blew out a tire, and bent one rear dogbone on a bad landing and huge jump.. its seen many cartwheels, random trees that appear out of nowhere but its still all good
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Originally Posted by Micah78 View Post
Actually, the diffs are very important when bashing. I quit running my RC8T because my LRP .30X was destroying the spider gears. Within 4 or 5 tanks of fuel the little gears inside the diff cup would wear the edges off of the teeth to the point where they would slip. I know, the next thing I will hear is that I didnít shim the diffs correctly. I tried every combination of shims just short of shimming so tightly that the diff would bind. The power of the engine combined with the BuKu clutch and Proline Badlands hooking up hard in the grass equaled instant worn spider gears. My point is that bashing becomes no fun if youíre diffs are breaking/stripping all the time.
I saw your old thread on this, I definitely don't think you did anything wrong, and totally agree re: things no longer fun with diffs fail.
I think you're a good candidate for a Tekno or an Xray, both seem to be more durable than average particularly on the drivetrain front.
Mugen drivetrains are good also, but I dislike that they switched to smaller/weaker diff pinion bearings on the MBX8T.
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:56 AM
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I agree about the bearing changes. It was perfect before when the entire drivetrain used one bearing size.
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Originally Posted by uDi_MP7.5 View Post
I saw your old thread on this, I definitely don't think you did anything wrong, and totally agree re: things no longer fun with diffs fail.
I think you're a good candidate for a Tekno or an Xray, both seem to be more durable than average particularly on the drivetrain front.
Mugen drivetrains are good also, but I dislike that they switched to smaller/weaker diff pinion bearings on the MBX8T.
Well that made my decision easier in choosing my next basher. May sell my 7TR and get the Tekno.
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:59 PM
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TLR 8ight drive train is the best in the business. The new Mugens are pretty good now..
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