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Old 05-21-2008, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by mugenb46
GO .25 6 port is a all out truggy engine, and easy on the wallet.
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:55 AM
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Has anyone seen that they have a fan website for this truggy already , Just pics up at the moment .

http://www.associatedrc8t.com/
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:16 AM
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I used the AE XP 1313 servos for testing. They are very durable and plenty of power to turn the wheels.

Also we ran a GRP .21 buggy or and OS .21 Vspec for testing. With the 14-54 gearing, the clutch/spur wear is awesome.

The RC8T does not come with tires. Any time there are tires included in the kit, it affects the price. It may seem like a good deal, but the cost of the tires in the end is passed on to the consumer. We'd rather see you buy tires that you know you will use, and not a pair that might work at your local track.
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:20 AM
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Is the truggy light? Of course compared to some of the others.
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by kdub
I used the AE XP 1313 servos for testing. They are very durable and plenty of power to turn the wheels.

Also we ran a GRP .21 buggy or and OS .21 Vspec for testing. With the 14-54 gearing, the clutch/spur wear is awesome.

The RC8T does not come with tires. Any time there are tires included in the kit, it affects the price. It may seem like a good deal, but the cost of the tires in the end is passed on to the consumer. We'd rather see you buy tires that you know you will use, and not a pair that might work at your local track.
Thanks Kdub, you just answered a bunch of questions in one posting. I have a ton of research to do. But I now have less than 2 months to get it all straightened out.
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:42 PM
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17 years ago AE was all I would race. After 17 years out of r/c racing last year I got back into nitro off road. I run all Mugen MBX5T and the MBX5R 1/8 scale. I like the RC8, and I really like the RC8T now. I'm just going to have to race my current racers till all the testing is over for everyone. I got my MBX5R to keep up and blow the RC8 off the track with the 5T gearing and a smaller center gear. I really think it'll be a sweet contender in the truggy class. I think .21 will be way more than enough power for the RC8T. Thats all I run in my MBX5T.


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Old 05-22-2008, 06:48 PM
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Since I am going to use these Hi-Torque servos I am assuming I need some heavy duty receiver pack to power them. I looked at some of the options and came across this:

Max Amps
Lipo Receiver Pack 2200mah 7.4V around $35

Since this is a 7.4v pack I need the regulator:
Voltage Regulator BEC around $25

So this setup is about $60, are there any other better options I should be looking at?

The size of the pack seems to be consistent with other hump packs, looking at the pictures I am assuming it will fit.
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Originally Posted by cutjo3
Since I am going to use these Hi-Torque servos I am assuming I need some heavy duty receiver pack to power them. I looked at some of the options and came across this:

Max Amps
Lipo Receiver Pack 2200mah 7.4V around $35

Since this is a 7.4v pack I need the regulator:
Voltage Regulator BEC around $25

So this setup is about $60, are there any other better options I should be looking at?

The size of the pack seems to be consistent with other hump packs, looking at the pictures I am assuming it will fit.

You won't need a pack that large unless you're going to be running a 3-hour endurance or something. Many of the locals to me use a 900mah lipo for the 45-minute mains that RC Pro series puts on. So you could save $15 and go with a smaller pack.
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I know that it was already stated that the kit does not come with tires but what about wheels?
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:53 AM
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http://www.teamassociated.com/
I read on the AE website that wheels are included.
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:41 PM
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What about starting? What method would you recomend for the RC8T?
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Originally Posted by KJT4
What about starting? What method would you recomend for the RC8T?
Starter box. Cause it's a race truck.

I know spins starts and pull starts work too. But when they start acting up you gotta pull the engine to clean things up. If you have issues with your starter box, you can usually use a friendss till you get yours fixed.
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just backordered mine at my LHS 615.00 out the door already have the servos,and engine so just need my tires
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:18 AM
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Hey Guys,


Just a heads up JConcepts has released the Goose Bumps Truggy tires. These tires work on many diifferent track surfaces. I plan mounting them up on my RC8T as soon as truggy comes out.


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So the tires that Jconcepts is making for truggy are of the LPR size, correct? Like 3.7" or 3.8"? I'd really like to try the Goosebumps.
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