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What option parts should I consider buying with a new kit?
None are required but we recommend the following:

Springs:
Low Grip Track:
TKR8772 Yellow Low Frequency Rear Springs and TKR8762 Grey Low Frequency Front Springs

Low to Medium Grip Track:
TKR8773 Orange Low Frequency Rear Springs and TKR8763 Black Low Frequency Front Springs

Medium to High Grip Track:
TKR8774 - Red Low Frequency Rear Springs and TKR8764 - Pink Low Frequency Front Springs

TKR5199B HRC Rear Hubs (L/R, CV or uni, EB/NB/ET/NT48/48.3) - Improves stability of the rear on mid to corner exit. Able to be on power earlier on corner exit.

TKR6146 - CNC Delrin Shock Cartridge Set

TiNi Shock Shafts
-TKR6017T (front)
-TKR6061T (rear)

This car is very durable. Here are the spare parts that I recommend you keep on hand:
TKR5020 Hinge Pins (inner, front/rear)
TKR6061T Rear Shock Shafts w/ TiNi Coating and TKR6017T Front Shock Shafts w/ TiNi Coating
TKR5286 Front Suspension Arms and TKR5184 Rear Suspension Arms
TKR5194 Spindle Carriers
TKR6009 Shock O-Ring and Bladder Set (for 2 shocks)

Tips and Tricks

List of Vehicle Setup Adjustments and Build Tips can be found here. There are several videos and articles detailing the building of shocks, diffs, camber links, etc.

Page 17 Step M-3
Put the screw in upside down so that the head of the screw is in the hex spot that's molded into the spindle. This will aid in clearance in full droop / full steering.

Page 14 Step K-2
Use no less than 4 shims on the steering spindle to limit steering throw. I actually just use one 2mm ball stud washer from my 10th scale stuff since each shim is .5mm.

Warranty Policy:
Tekno RC is the only company in the industry that will give 50% off of parts if returned to them using the General Warranty return policy found on their website. The parts can be lightly used or completely abused, as long as the part is still being produced it's covered!

Piston Drills:
Some of our setups recommend using pistons that are enlarged. For instance 4x1.9 or 3x2.0. To drill the pistons we recommend the following:
GMK Supply Piston Drill Set
16PC Metric Bit Set Metric Sizes 2.00 to 3.00 MM.

Setup Sheets:
Setup sheets for all of our vehicles can be found here.

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So what do people think about the NB48.3? Is it a great buggy? Debating between it and the EB48.3. Got a NT48 this year. Love the way it drives. Hate the mess...lol. I'm envisioning alternating between elec and nitro buggies and just wondering what people thoughts are now that the NB has been out for a little while.
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Hey guys, thinking about getting this buggy and I was curious about what starter boxes people are using. I was hoping to find out if there were any people recommend or do not recommend. Coming over from the electric world so I'm clueless about some of the nitro stuff. Thanks for the input.
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The blue Ofna truggy box. It's very powerful especially with a small 4 cell lipo. Easy to setup.
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Hey guys, thinking about getting this buggy and I was curious about what starter boxes people are using. I was hoping to find out if there were any people recommend or do not recommend. Coming over from the electric world so I'm clueless about some of the nitro stuff. Thanks for the input.
Ofna blue and a cheap 4S lipo
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If anyone wants to run universals on their buggy, sworkz 92.5mm are a direct fit. They are centered in the outdrives like stock so anything within about 1.5mm should work, like kyosho, mugen etc. Mbx7r front universals are 91.5mm and kyosho are 91mm so either should work.
For bearing inside what you have use?
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For bearing inside what you have use?
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Hey guys, thinking about getting this buggy and I was curious about what starter boxes people are using. I was hoping to find out if there were any people recommend or do not recommend. Coming over from the electric world so I'm clueless about some of the nitro stuff. Thanks for the input.
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As the previous guys said you can't go wrong with the Ofna blue Truggy box. Thats what I am using as well. Fits perfect.
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So what do people think about the NB48.3? Is it a great buggy? Debating between it and the EB48.3. Got a NT48 this year. Love the way it drives. Hate the mess...lol. I'm envisioning alternating between elec and nitro buggies and just wondering what people thoughts are now that the NB has been out for a little while.
I have built my NB48.3 a few weeks ago and run it this past Saturday. Since you already have a NT you already know that the car goes together great. No missing parts, no dremel work. Flawless I would say.

Regarding the handling, I think that the way the car jumps/lands and how it carries corner speed will leave you with a big smile on your face. Also brakes on the .3 cars are second to none. Great feeling and zero fade. I got almost a gallon through my car and couldn't be happier. You won't regret it, thats for sure!
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Hey guys, thinking about getting this buggy and I was curious about what starter boxes people are using. I was hoping to find out if there were any people recommend or do not recommend. Coming over from the electric world so I'm clueless about some of the nitro stuff. Thanks for the input.
The blue Ofna box works great.
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I think the blue ofna box.
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Thanks for all the help! Looks like it's the blue Ofna truggy box.
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Just wanted to share in case anyone hasn't seen the new aluminum throttle horn Mitchell at M2C Racing made for us nitro Tekno owners.

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here is a video from my last race using 1.6x6 shock pistons recommended by a team driver. car was pretty good still getting used to it coming from kyosho. i didnt drive the greatest but take the lead with 2 mins left and i end up getting second in the bmain and bump to the a-main
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Does anyone know if it's ok to run without the center chassis brace?
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Does anyone know if it's ok to run without the center chassis brace?
Should be fine. It's a tuning option. There is another part in there for the brakes that does not have the brace on it. I think I like the car better without the center brace.
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