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Old 03-27-2019, 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Eastside777 View Post
I have a D8T / D817T Hybrid and it runs just as good as any of the other Truggys in my opinion. It still has The D8T front end and chassis but has the D817T rear and diffs as well as the new hard arms. I use the base set up for the D817T as my set up and It runs very good. I don't race it all that often but when I do I feel it's very competitive.
would you be able to provide me with more details of this hybrid conversion you did. i have a D8T in route that would be fun converting to a D817T as much as i can. Thanks in advance
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Old 04-28-2019, 08:21 AM
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I am running a D8T and the original 133mm rear cva dogbones pop out from the outdrives for every big jump with the droop issue.

Can the

E817T 135mm Rear CVA Dogbone

fit the D8T without changing the arms?
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Old 04-28-2019, 10:21 AM
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yes in the rear.
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Old 04-28-2019, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by HaulinBass View Post
yes in the rear.
Thanks for your info!
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:57 AM
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Does anyone know what it would take to fit the jconcepts finisher D817t body on the D8T?
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:57 PM
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Taller front body mounts are usually all that is needed.... back in the day I had used some losi truggy mounts to fit different bodies, a friend of mine is currently using associated front mounts to fit different body on his D817TE.
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Old 07-19-2019, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Sofa King View Post
Taller front body mounts are usually all that is needed.... back in the day I had used some losi truggy mounts to fit different bodies, a friend of mine is currently using associated front mounts to fit different body on his D817TE.
D817t v2 front shock tower, which is the new tower for that body. It has two sets of mounting holes, the original and higher mounted holes
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:06 PM
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maybe try this works on D817T donít have a d8t so Iím not sure.
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Old 10-01-2019, 05:46 PM
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What is the part number for using the Kyosho center drive shafts on the original d8t??
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Old 01-29-2020, 06:37 PM
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Have the E817t for a week here is my observations.
1. Front Shock Springs too short. Yes I Dremeled the arms. My fix was use the long shock ends from 819 buggy.
2. Can't purchase a body to fit unless you purchase another shock tower $46 or some other brand's part.

3. Front shock bodies are discontinued on Amain web site.

Company name changes should not be the customers problem. I feel shortchanged say the least. Sucks to be a HB truggy owner!! Yes I sent an email to HB and no response.
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Old 01-30-2020, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by major3d View Post
Have the E817t for a week here is my observations.
1. Front Shock Springs too short. Yes I Dremeled the arms. My fix was use the long shock ends from 819 buggy.
2. Can't purchase a body to fit unless you purchase another shock tower $46 or some other brand's part.

3. Front shock bodies are discontinued on Amain web site.

Company name changes should not be the customers problem. I feel shortchanged say the least. Sucks to be a HB truggy owner!! Yes I sent an email to HB and no response.
Regards the body,. I believe part of the issue is that Proline discontinued the body which meant its unavailable to PL stockists and also HB.

Shock bodies. Not discontinued by HB. Amain may have discontinued stocking of that part for whatever reason, maybe an oversight but we still have it here in the UK and HB have stock of them

Answer-RC - HB-67289

HB Racing HB67289
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Old 01-30-2020, 05:55 AM
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Try absolute hobbies also they are the primary use distribution. Or stormer hobbies seem to have old stock sometimes as well.
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Appreciate you responding so quickly. I also have the HB E819 buggy. Whatever the reason for not having a body we the customer have to pay. You don't seem to understand those of us who recently purchased your truggy and have to turn around and buy something else for your over site. Prove to your customers you are the #1 rc car company who is a responsible leader with integrity. Include the new front shock tower in the kit and also offer those who recently purchased, a free front shock tower.
Think of it as a business investment.
Mine was ordered 12-23-2019 from my local hobby shop.


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Originally Posted by major3d View Post
Appreciate you responding so quickly. I also have the HB E819 buggy. Whatever the reason for not having a body we the customer have to pay. You don't seem to understand those of us who recently purchased your truggy and have to turn around and buy something else for your over site. Prove to your customers you are the #1 rc car company who is a responsible leader with integrity. Include the new front shock tower in the kit and also offer those who recently purchased, a free front shock tower.
Think of it as a business investment.
Mine was ordered 12-23-2019 from my local hobby shop.

I did this to mine. I use the Tlr 8t4.0 mounts. I use old shock tower I drill it like video.
ive used these bodyís with that setup.
jc 8t4.0 body
jc d817t body
proline mugen 7tr body sits a bit high though.

some other bodyís are
leadfinger strife. I think you need v2 shock tower or probably if you drill shock tower and use Tlr mount you can prob use the strife but not sure.
Iím also a privateer and buy my cars yea it sucks but these are your options just trying to help you out.

absolutehobbyz.com has more hb parts then anyone in USA Iíd say and usually cheaper.
there main USA distributer.

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Originally Posted by major3d View Post
Have the E817t for a week here is my observations.
1. Front Shock Springs too short. Yes I Dremeled the arms. My fix was use the long shock ends from 819 buggy.
2. Can't purchase a body to fit unless you purchase another shock tower $46 or some other brand's part.

3. Front shock bodies are discontinued on Amain web site.

Company name changes should not be the customers problem. I feel shortchanged say the least. Sucks to be a HB truggy owner!! Yes I sent an email to HB and no response.
problem is youíre shopping from the wrong place...

The proline bodies are in stock at absolute:
https://www.absolutehobbyz.com/pro-l...n-edition.html

They have the front shock bodies too. Get some red front springs while youíre at it
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