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Old 10-08-2009, 12:05 PM
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Okay I have made up my mind on my first ever truggy. I am going to go with the D8T. Why might you ask I like HPI/HB products for good or bad. Well anywho I will be using a dx3s for radio and picco .21 for the motor.

I need advice for what parts to keep in the spare parts box and what set ups work good on the truck. Thanks guys.
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Go here
http://www.rctech.net/forum/nitro-of...d8-truggy.html
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The people who run them at our track always have cv driveshaft rebuild kits and some rear arms. They seem to get alittle bow in the rear arms after a bit. You won't need to replace them at a track, but when replacing worn parts you may need them. Get some bearings for the vehicle, I carry spares no matter what vehicle I run.

That thread with everything you need.
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Pope, I race at Trax 70. I can help you with any question you may have. There's also a new HB D8/D8T convert showing up next race. I'm sure he will not have a problem helping you as well.

As stated above, carry bearings for clutch bell and diff case, CVD rebuild kit, Aluminum Steering Servo Horn, two sets of diff cases, Wing Mount Set, Steering Spindles, Fr/Rr Hub Carriers, one pair of CVD Shafts and 1 extra front center shaft.

Arms will last you all season, unless you have a really bad crash. Trax 70's Hobby Shop will be stocking HB parts in the next couple of weeks.
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I think when you build it, the parts you'll need are drive shafts(one set of front or rears and a set of centers), suspension arms, and the front hubs and spindles. Also have a few bearings for the front carriers since they aren't the normal 8X16 variety. Other than that, you should be all good. Enjoy your new truck.
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Thanks guys sounds like I won't need to keep very many backup parts at all. How do the diffs hold up in these by the way?

What is a good set up for the breaks in these? I know you can adjust how much break you have front to back in a truggy.
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you might want to pick up some rear hub carriers as well. I broke a few of them already. also think about captured hingepins for the front, the ones with a nut at the end.
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