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JB 28 09-29-2008 05:32 AM

Hyper 8.5 pro diet?
Got a 8.5 pro and was chasing some ideas or help on ways to give it a diet.Is there a company that makes good quality carbon shock towers,Battery boxes,cross members?Is there titanium screw kits or anyother weight loss programs to put the now a little heavy hyper 8.5 on?

rallyebmx 09-29-2008 06:22 AM

Get the Mugen MBX 5 ti screw kits(upper & lower). Also Lundsford ti turnbuckles

D8 09-29-2008 07:09 AM

go the OFNA website and search around... some good ideas there under Hyper8/8.5... http://ofna.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10170

wb-racer-ace 09-29-2008 04:22 PM

rumor is "someone" is going to try molding some carbon chassis, and he is going to start with a losi 8ight and a hyper 8

zJatoRad 09-29-2008 04:28 PM

Originally Posted by rallyebmx (Post 4887265)
Also Lundsford ti turnbuckles

the hyper 8.5 already have titanium turnbuckles from factory :nod:

as for the original post, look up D8's links, Rob from Nitrohouse put his Hyper 8.5 on a diet and turned out good!

NitroLuver 09-29-2008 05:00 PM

rob's buggy has aluminum screws, and lightweight everything(driveshafts etc) no cf tower though...also i think he did the kortz chassis cut but check out ofna talk back forums for full write up rob will def help you on your quest

Integra 09-29-2008 05:11 PM

Originally Posted by wb-racer-ace (Post 4888891)
rumor is "someone" is going to try molding some carbon chassis, and he is going to start with a losi 8ight and a hyper 8

No rumor....Robert over at Matrix has the buggy chassy out for the 8...the trug chassy is still not available....also he had no intention to Ever do anything with a Hyper 8.....at least from what ive read in the original carbon chassy thread.

JB 28 10-02-2008 01:26 AM

Thanks for the tips guys.Awesome ideas.Soon as i saw them the buggy got stripped down and got the treatment and Very happy with it.Any other ideas?

NitroLuver 10-02-2008 02:03 AM

you can do what kortz did and drill mass quantities of holes into the shock towers:nod:

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