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Old 02-13-2011, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Teufel Racing
you could try running a little less front droop.

Say you normally run a front shock length (droop) of 113mm, try going down to 110 or 111mm and that should help keep the front end from unloading on power. I did that at the last race I was at and it seemed to help, but there could be better solutions to correct that.
Thanks. Ill have to give that a shot.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:42 PM
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No problem man. I only just recently figured that out. Still learning the RC8T and what it likes and doesn't like to be run at. Tried lowering the droop setting on the front pretty much as a last ditch effort on race day. Good thing it worked. I should get more practice in one of these days.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Teufel Racing
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No problem man. I only just recently figured that out. Still learning the RC8T and what it likes and doesn't like to be run at. Tried lowering the droop setting on the front pretty much as a last ditch effort on race day. Good thing it worked. I should get more practice in one of these days.
I didnt realize that it was that bad untill one of the other guys at the track drove it for me.. He told me i needed to make some changes.
Hopefully by making some changes ill be faster next time out.
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Has brandon or anyone said anything about the arm changes they've done to the buggys being worth a shot on the truck? I have some used arms I've thought about chopping up lol
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by BigAlz
Has brandon or anyone said anything about the arm changes they've done to the buggys being worth a shot on the truck? I have some used arms I've thought about chopping up lol
The thought crossed my mind, but the truck in stock form is IMHO as good or better than any truck, whereas the buggy had a couple improvements it needed on certain types of tracks. It's not as easy as hacking out some riser sections and bolting the shocks in, lots of things as uptravel and droop, leverage, etc.. to try and get right. You would need lower towers first off, just way too many things to try and do as a homemade project. I have no clue as to if AE has any thoughts or plans for this, your guess is as good as mine.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:24 PM
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Kool man. I just liked the idea of the new parts making the car more stable. My truck isn't always stable feeling to me. It seems like it wants to over react on uneven bumps and stuff. I've tamed it down some buy thickining up the shock fluids. But its probly just me. Im about two gallons back from not running for like 2 yrs.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:03 PM
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how does the rc8t champ rotate good,ok ,bad into corners ?

and is it pretty stable on a rough track ?
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by tc5 man
how does the rc8t champ rotate good,ok ,bad into corners ?

and is it pretty stable on a rough track ?
Corners extremely well. I had to dial out some steering. Rotates well and is especially good mid corner to corner exit. I run my truggy mostly at Revelation which is hard packed with a loose top layer and the tire of choice is usually a city block or caliber.

Truggy is good on rough tracks. If you already drive an 1/8 buggy, an 1/8 truggy makes driving so much easier with the stability and added suspension (especially true for rough tracks, but may feel slow and sluggish on smooth technical tracks).
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Originally Posted by SEF
Corners extremely well. I had to dial out some steering. Rotates well and is especially good mid corner to corner exit. I run my truggy mostly at Revelation which is hard packed with a loose top layer and the tire of choice is usually a city block or caliber.

Truggy is good on rough tracks. If you already drive an 1/8 buggy, an 1/8 truggy makes driving so much easier with the stability and added suspension (especially true for rough tracks, but may feel slow and sluggish on smooth technical tracks).



so it sounds like the rc8t ce is good on rough bumpy tracks ?

yea i like rotation and good cornering man it defietly sounds like i will like the way it drives .

i like steering just not to twichy or reacting to fast.

ha yea i saw truggys racing on smaller tracks
i, drove a eight-t 1.0 last year first season racing truggy from buggy and like truggy more on a rough track.
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here is a chassis i just got done for a friend of mine.. mr. john young.. start weight is 348.7 grams.. end weight is 290.2 grams.. 58.5 grams lighter.. should help out in low grip conditions also but yet be good in high bite also.. if you have any questions pm me.. jeremy
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Help in low traction cause it flexs?
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Originally Posted by BigAlz
Help in low traction cause it flexs?
correct...
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How many ounces do you guys use on a steering servo. Im looking at a 231oz. Servo but don't know if that is enough
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Originally Posted by outoforder
How many ounces do you guys use on a steering servo. Im looking at a 231oz. Servo but don't know if that is enough
LOL...that is plenty!
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I run a Savox 1268 on straight lipo.
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