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Old 07-02-2011, 10:30 PM
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K thanks for that info
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:56 AM
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You're welcome

TC,

There's always something that can be changed to make a car or truck better. Wether or not the Mfg. wants to do so is another topic all together.

I'm waiting to see what the new Evo truck from Kyosho has and if it's that much better. Reason being is that if the current RC8T is still winning against what's out on the market, then Associated will be less likely to update the RC8T. Still, a longer chassis could be a good thing. Maybe 4-6mm longer would be good. The steering knuckles? I dunno man. I've ran both the stock ones and the FT ones and haven't had issues with either. I have seen other people with knuckle issues. A new clunk style tank would be one of my top changes. I'm sure they might have a little something on the back burner cooking. Knowing Associated, they'll keep things pretty quiet until they are ready with new stuff.
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Anybody else see the hunk of lead Maifield ran in his truck at the AMS? (00:38 or so)
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It looks like there are a couple hunks of lead near the rear of his
buggy chassis also.
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:49 PM
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no, that's just the input cup
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by R/C Lidz
Anybody else see the hunk of lead Maifield ran in his truck at the AMS? (00:38 or so)

looks to be a lead weight for a b44.1

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...st-Weight-B441
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:25 AM
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Thinking about switching to associated ce truggy and was wondering if the truggy has any issues with the rear ring gear and pinion
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Originally Posted by dwkenn1
Thinking about switching to associated ce truggy and was wondering if the truggy has any issues with the rear ring gear and pinion
Never, and there is no special way to worry about shimming them, I have never stripped one in three years and never seen anyone atthe local track do it either. One shim each side, slap it in and let it rip.
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Originally Posted by dwkenn1
Thinking about switching to associated ce truggy and was wondering if the truggy has any issues with the rear ring gear and pinion
Just assemble as described in the manual. 1 shim on each side and that's all. RC8B/RC8T diff are extremely robust.
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Hope these are not silly questions but I'm breaking in a new engine and i notice over the last few tanks that the engine will not stay running once the tank get less than half now is this an engine problem or tank issue, and the other question is that i have the FT rear hubs and i want to use the inner hole for a short camber link is there a mod to get it to -2 degree thanks
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are the radio trays for the rc8t ce and rc8b the same....The #'s are the same but anyone tried to take one tray from a B and got to a T? I have only 2 good servos so I can run buggy and truggy with same set?
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Originally Posted by rawdawgga
Hope these are not silly questions but I'm breaking in a new engine and i notice over the last few tanks that the engine will not stay running once the tank get less than half now is this an engine problem or tank issue, and the other question is that i have the FT rear hubs and i want to use the inner hole for a short camber link is there a mod to get it to -2 degree thanks
You must grind off approximately 2-4mm off each rod end to be able to acheive short enough of a link. Also, try replacing your fuel tank, just to be safe.

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Old 07-04-2011, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by chris c
are the radio trays for the rc8t ce and rc8b the same....The #'s are the same but anyone tried to take one tray from a B and got to a T? I have only 2 good servos so I can run buggy and truggy with same set?
They are the same, just different steering servo link.
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To follow up on what Brad S. posted,

Either cut the rod ends off or open them up with a body reamer some. Also put some greese on the rod threads and it'll be a lot easier to thread them in.

My money is also on the tank. Don't know why a better tank has yet to be put out by Associated. You either get a good one or you don't, which can be very fustrating and costly.
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They need to come out with a tank that has a clunker in it
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