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Old 06-21-2010, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by BAYCITYSTEVE
any help here ??
I don't know of any one running the 10 hole in truggy but I would say if they are running 30wt in buggy than you would go up at least 5wt for truggy.
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:09 PM
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Well I just ordered an RC8T CE. I should have it by Thursday and I'll start building it by Friday night. If anyone has any advice I'll take some.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:13 PM
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Well, going through my truck tonight after its first race weekend and found a bent front dog bone. Anyone found other replacements that work? If not, has anyone ruled out ones that don't? I have heard that those (And the gas tank & rear uprights) is the main downfalls to the truck. I would like to find more durable replacements, so looking for ideas before I start robbing my buddies trucks to test fit parts......Thanks for any help
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by jsmax
Well, going through my truck tonight after its first race weekend and found a bent front dog bone. Anyone found other replacements that work? If not, has anyone ruled out ones that don't? I have heard that those (And the gas tank & rear uprights) is the main downfalls to the truck. I would like to find more durable replacements, so looking for ideas before I start robbing my buddies trucks to test fit parts......Thanks for any help
Js i have had a couple bend on me also but i have found with a little patience and a vise you can straighten them pretty easy.They dont bend every run .I have run the rc8t for 2 years and only straightened maybe 3 times .haven't had to replace because of being bent yet though.Tank wise i recently switched to a hb tank with no problems so far.My original tank was working but i have seen some go and didnt want the hassle of trouble shooting tune mid race meet.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:49 PM
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Thanks, Did you have to drill any holes in the chassis for the D8T tank?
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I did drill one hole for the front mount.I tried it without drilling by using a servo arm as a bridge like spacer but i didnt like the look.So i drilled and counter sunk a hole for the front mount .Also i used the associated tank mounts that i cut the little ear off the end ( the bit the clip goes through) then drilled through from the bottom so it has a hole right through.I then turned them sideways so they didnt drop into the locating recess.You do this so they have clearance for the tank.Lastly just use the mounting screw and spacer that hb sells to screw the tank to the associated mounts.It really is easy and doesnt take very long.You end up with a stock looking finish.I also ditched the nipple that hb have that goes through the tank and run fuel tubing straight through like the losi to the clunk.
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by ace955
I did drill one hole for the front mount.I tried it without drilling by using a servo arm as a bridge like spacer but i didnt like the look.So i drilled and counter sunk a hole for the front mount .Also i used the associated tank mounts that i cut the little ear off the end ( the bit the clip goes through) then drilled through from the bottom so it has a hole right through.I then turned them sideways so they didnt drop into the locating recess.You do this so they have clearance for the tank.Lastly just use the mounting screw and spacer that hb sells to screw the tank to the associated mounts.It really is easy and doesnt take very long.You end up with a stock looking finish.I also ditched the nipple that hb have that goes through the tank and run fuel tubing straight through like the losi to the clunk.
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If you could post a picture or two, I would be especially grateful. I am having issues with my tank and your solution looks like its worth a try.
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It may take a couple of hours but I will try
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On Shane's setup, what's the closest AE equivalent to the Losi grey shock? I had the Losi's but lost one spring. I do know it's written in here some where, just don't feel like searching....thanks.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by sriley
Well I just ordered an RC8T CE. I should have it by Thursday and I'll start building it by Friday night. If anyone has any advice I'll take some.
I also just ordered a rc8t ce would like to know what must have parts i should keep in my pit box thanks
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Can someone post shane's setup or a link where I can find it?
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Steering ends and rear hubs are the most likely things to break. I would also pick up some outer hinge pins and camber link ends as they may bend.
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Originally Posted by sriley
Well I just ordered an RC8T CE. I should have it by Thursday and I'll start building it by Friday night. If anyone has any advice I'll take some.
Best price on aluminum rear hubs. They also match the trucks parts.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Aluminum-Rear-Kn...item2c548cde20
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:28 AM
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Guys,

For outdoor I have made some changes.

Kit set up and shock locations.

Front shocks:
1.3 x 6 hole
Losi 35wt
AE silver

Rear shocks:
1.2 x 6 hole
AE 30wt
AE silver
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Originally Posted by Shane Racer
Guys,

For outdoor I have made some changes.

Kit set up and shock locations.

Front shocks:
1.3 x 6 hole
Losi 35wt
AE silver

Rear shocks:
1.2 x 6 hole
AE 30wt
AE silver
When you say kit set up are you referring to the CE? Is it available on rc10.com? Why did you make the changes, seems pretty radical from your previous setup. Details if possible like, " I went from the 18 deg castor back to 16 for outdoor because....."

Did you get spanked by AE for publicly endorsing using Losi springs to make the truck run better?

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