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Old 01-22-2010, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by marshon50
There are 2 shims, one on each side, that go between the bearing and the plastic of the bulkhead.
Yep thats right, im thinking of making and glueing a thin .3mm brass shim to line the outer casing where the bearing sits, this is my first RC8T and is brand new, built/raced/modified many cars over the past 20 years.

Has there been diff ring and pinion gear problems in this model?
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:06 PM
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Contact Don at AE and let him know. Not that I know of.
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:51 PM
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seems that quality control at AE or Thunder Tiger has not been there 1st priority. not so impressed with all the problems ive had with my ce kit. I've put many kits together and never had this many problems with parts and shipping. After dropping the $579+ for the kit and waiting 1week per item that was wrong in my kit. seems that they would ship parts faster that USPS regular mail. dont get me wrong they could have told me ship us the old part and will ship you the replacement. I've been and AE guy since the old gold rc10's of the day.
but im really wondering if i should have went with the mugen.
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:39 AM
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Man shanes setup is sick. I had to change two things to keep the to keep the rear end planted and not come around as much. Made the rear camber longer and went to the outside hole on the rear lower shock. Still was on edge and felt like the rear was unsettling abut but definitely in the ball park to place 2 and finish 2 in the amain. Thanks again Shane
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Old 01-23-2010, 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by slash bash
seems that quality control at AE or Thunder Tiger has not been there 1st priority. not so impressed with all the problems ive had with my ce kit. I've put many kits together and never had this many problems with parts and shipping. After dropping the $579+ for the kit and waiting 1week per item that was wrong in my kit. seems that they would ship parts faster that USPS regular mail. dont get me wrong they could have told me ship us the old part and will ship you the replacement. I've been and AE guy since the old gold rc10's of the day.
but im really wondering if i should have went with the mugen.
I've just started building the front end and noticed pretty much as soon as I screwed the outer diff housing on the diff wasnt fitting snug, even grabbed the rear diff housings out of the packets and fitted the diff in the rear diff housing and its loose as a goose aswell, my kit had the damaged fuel tank lid hinge and the Australian distributor is sending me another. My kit is being converted to the teknoRC V3 conversion atm.

Not sure what can be done about the sloppy outdrive diff bearing issue, should I still contact Don at AE even though im in Australia?
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:15 AM
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any input for the new proline rc8t bulldog body ?? come on guys i ordered the bulldog already ,please let me know is there any changes on handling ??
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by mbx5rcr34
any input for the new proline rc8t bulldog body ?? come on guys i ordered the bulldog already ,please let me know is there any changes on handling ??
Well I have the punisher and man I have to say it is so thick that i think I ruined my body scissors but it is well worth it. Not for sure but it seems to let the rear end rotate more and the truck turns on a dime.
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:08 PM
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Does anyone have any ideas? Maybe reduce the rear spring to a softer one, or even go to 1.3 x6 and 30 wt losi shock oil. I currently have 1.2x6 and losi 27.5. I just need it to stick a li more and not break lose coming off jumps and corners.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:30 AM
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I dont own the truck but was looking at the ce edition.I am now reconsidering because ae has so many versions leading up to the ce.Why do they need to have so many?Are they done updating or will there be more after the CE edition.Just curious?
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thats kinda how AE does it. the make running revisions.
This is their first venture into 1/8 truck and the rc8 was the first venture into the 1/8 buggy and the buggy had all sorts of issues. The truck is good but if you want a great truck you might want to look at the losi 2.0 or the mugen mbx6t. I wish I had.
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:25 PM
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wtf dude? ^^ AE have won more big races with the RC8T than Losi and Mugen have with there Truggies, im not sure where you get that from....

The RC8T is an awesome truggy.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:14 PM
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Man my truck went together perfectly. No issues at all. I put an extra shim on the rear diff because I want my rear diff to be completely snugg with only an hair of movement from side to side.
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Originally Posted by NJA82
wtf dude? ^^ AE have won more big races with the RC8T than Losi and Mugen have with there Truggies, im not sure where you get that from....

The RC8T is an awesome truggy.
It's called an opinion bud, I am entitled to it and to express it. I never said a thing about how much AE has won or losi or mugen. I just t hink the losi and mugen are better handling trucks. And just to clarify for you, It is an OPINION. You can't dispute the fact that this IS the first 1/8 truggy for AE and that the rc8 had tons of revisions for all sorts of issues. If there weren't glaring issues with the truggy then why would they put out 3 versions of it all saying it's updated from the last? So, with all this being said, I think the rc8t is a good truck, but not great.
my opinion, free of charge. Enjoy.
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:08 PM
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CHANGE IS GOOD. look at any evolving item in a competitive market and you will see change. as lomg as the change is for the better that is not to say any one product is worse than the other. i am sure there are revision to any new model that came out and dove into such a waring market.

and yes you are entitled to your opinions such as others are entitled to there own,you might just be in the wrong house expressing the wrong opinions.

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Old 01-25-2010, 04:14 PM
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I can not find the post with the Losi spring part numbers for Shane's set up...

So....as per Shane, these are the correct springs:

Buggy FRONT

Buggy REAR

Truggy FRONT

Truggy REAR

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