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Old 02-01-2010, 12:00 AM
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mine is the rc8t FT ,thinking to get the front battery box before ,but i realized that my nimh batt. pack is big its the ballistic 2700 batt. & yes on my experience it will give more steering cause of the weight really wanted to try lipos but i guess no need ,we dont do 45 mins. main even 30 mins. hope it helps
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:32 AM
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me and a fellow racer both have the foward battery box and im on nimh and he is running lipo. in a side by side comparison we can not tell a diffrence. he has a reedy 2100 lipo in the box. the only advantage is he gets to charge once to my three but i have three packs. i charge the night before and peakl at the track with no concerns.
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:03 AM
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Default Steering servo horn ?

How is the stock plastic servo horn holding up on the RC8T? I tried mounting a stock Hitec (ones that comes with servo), and even the shortest arm would rub against the forward mounted battery box. Any recommended aftermarket servo horns ?
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by TXRC8racer
This is a truggy I traded for about a month ago, I have pretty much have a new truck now thanks to ebay but I still can not see paying 60+ dollars apiece for the CE shock towers. But this truck has every thing but the towers. This is my first truck and can not wait to get it on the track.
Just waiting on my KustomRCgraphics Jconcepts Punisher body..



Hey Tx I was admiring your truck and noticed that your fuel line might be getting rubbed by your brake linkage. I moved mine to the other side of the filter.
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Ramirez24
How is the stock plastic servo horn holding up on the RC8T? I tried mounting a stock Hitec (ones that comes with servo), and even the shortest arm would rub against the forward mounted battery box. Any recommended aftermarket servo horns ?
i've been running the dynamite ones, doubled up, and they touch enough to leave a mark, thats it. you can go in a hole on any arm, just have to dremel some off the end maybe.
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:19 PM
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stay with the stock plastic, unless you want to waste $
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by RC-ZOMBIE
stay with the stock plastic, unless you want to waste $
You talking about servo horns? hmmm im not going to agree with that one, ive seen many strip out, i would definately invest in an alloy steering servo horn at a minimum, the throttle one works fine plastic.
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:35 PM
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I have never had any problems 20+ yrs racing with the plastic ones but thats just me, I know alot who have problems and there servo saver is too tight or roll there buggy or whatever after every jump.I would rather a $1.50 servo horn strip than replace a $100.00 servo IMO.
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:53 PM
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i just got the racers edge servo arm for futaba. i like a soft servo saver but not a floppy servo arm. seems to be the ticket for me and works goood. nothing wrong with the plastic horn it just hurts my feelings to look at such a beautiful creation and see plastic that is not involved with the gas tank. could be a bling thing but what ever works for you keep it going!
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Midnight
Hey Tx I was admiring your truck and noticed that your fuel line might be getting rubbed by your brake linkage. I moved mine to the other side of the filter.
Yes it was, but it was not race ready, still got some little odd stuff to do lso put it on a board before it hits the track..
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:31 PM
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Default steering knuckle problem

I encountered a problem with my new RC8B build.
It looks like the bushings that go through the front hub and helps to bolt the knuckle in and turn, is a bit too short.
This causes the screw to bind on the plastic hub instead on sitting on the bushing and causes a bind in the steering system.

Anyone encountered this before...any fixes???
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by vti-chris
I encountered a problem with my new RC8B build.
It looks like the bushings that go through the front hub and helps to bolt the knuckle in and turn, is a bit too short.
This causes the screw to bind on the plastic hub instead on sitting on the bushing and causes a bind in the steering system.

Anyone encountered this before...any fixes???
There are 2 sizes of bushings. The top get the short ones while the bottom get the longer bushings. IRC. ALSO, make sure you locktite the hell out of those screws.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Bigedmond
There are 2 sizes of bushings. The top get the short ones while the bottom get the longer bushings. IRC. ALSO, make sure you locktite the hell out of those screws.
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:08 AM
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Yes i know about the 2 different sizes. But even with the longer one it still needs a bit more to save it from binding.
No-one else has experience this with the car?
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:57 AM
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In some cases the bushings fit in the caster block to tight. That's why it does not rotate freely. Use a round file and ream the hole out a little until the bushings slide in and out freely.
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