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Old 04-17-2008, 10:55 AM   #16
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There is a guy, i am not sure of his name, that runs in the South that has an 18tz in his buggy....i was impressed by the power it had. i would also like to know what pipe and header they run on buggies....i may be making a switch to try this out...
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:54 PM   #17
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I run the .18 tz in my Hyper 8.5 and it's SWEET!
It has more power than the Dynamite .21 I had and better responsiveness too.
What it takes to install:
1:On the hyper 8.5 the motor mounts need a drill and tap for the closer spaced motor mounting tabs. Use the forward set of holes and drill a pair in the middle where the other holes are needed.
2: I chose to use a hpi clutch nut because the tz I was using was a threaded shaft; used the stock flywheel and MIP clutch.
3: Get the ofna clutch spacer kit for a set of washers needed to get the flywheel and clutch out to the chassis hole and to the spur gear. The tz block is much shorter than a .21's.
4: 13t clutch bell for the small track I'm on, might try the 14t.
5: I used a regular rc10gt pipe and rear exhaust manifold, sealed the pressure hole because it points at the tank, and put a new pressure nipple where it clears the tank. The new factory team smoothy pipe for the gt2 looks like a cleaner option.

note: my tz was also a rotary carb, you might laugh but the traxxas 2.5/3.3 carb fits nicely
on low bite days i got 12-15 minutes out of it, on super high bite (slicks on dirt!?) I only got 9.5, although I was trigger happy with all the bite.
I got my tz on clearance for $75
This setup also is 200g lighter than a .21 engine/pipe combo
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:55 PM   #18
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Thanks for the info, I will be running a losi 4 shoe clutch on my .18TZ and its a slide carb already! Just gonna have to see about making a pipe fit in a Losi 8ight...

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Old 06-26-2008, 12:49 PM   #19
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Here's a coupl photos of a tz in a buggy:
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Default A guy here wins with one all the time

There is a guy that runs in Austin that has a 18tz in his buggy and he wins all the time. I ran one in my pro mod drag car against the .21's and won lots of races with it. On road motors are generally balanced better from the factory rev faster as a result. Off-road racing is point and squirt and a quick revving engine is perfect.

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So the TZ fits in the 1/8 motor mount, but just needs to have new mounting holes drilled???? I
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One of the Losi drivers ran one in his 8ight at the '07 nats here in St. Louis and almost made the A Main.
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