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Old 01-07-2004, 06:45 PM   #1
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Sure wish I hadnt sold all my stuff, I do this every couple of years and end up regretting it later. Last year I sold everything (about this time) and now I'm back in to it again.

Anyways, I'm looking at getting a G4 and was wondering what starter box to get for it. I used the Ofna 12v 1/8 box in the past since it could configured quite a few different ways but is there a box that has a nice configuration for this car?

I never cared for the boxes using the two 540 motors but are they good enough now or should I stick with a 12 volt motor?
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Old 01-08-2004, 09:47 PM   #2
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Well, typically 2 540 motors powered by a 7amp 12V battery has plenty of power to start .12 and .15 engines. I have even started a brand new .25 before but it did have a hard time. But other than that, it will ge the job done. anything under.21 can be started with 2 540's.
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Old 01-09-2004, 12:58 AM   #3
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No. 1 Choice--Team Magic Alpha Starter Box



Lamberto Collari & Josh Cyrul used the Alpha starter box to win 2004 1/8 On-Road World Champion & TQ. Though it is the smallest starter box in the world, it is powerful because of the advanced reduction gear system. Also, there is a special chassis bracket available when you use the G4 on the Alpha.


No. 2 Choice--Team Magic X5 Starter Box



With this stylish box, you can start most gas cars. Either 12v gel battery or 7.2v battery pack can be put inside.
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Old 01-09-2004, 08:57 AM   #4
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The prices on these two????? Brace yourself........
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here is a nice one that i have used for many years
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I like that small blue alph box
does anyone out there have experience using this box
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Are these suitable for RR?
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here is a nice one that i have used for many years

This one is like a Ford! quarter million miles and still going!
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I really like my Ofna 1/8 scale box, it was a similar design to that one only bigger. I like that you can configure the wheel both ways depending on your car. The one problem I had with it was how big the wheel was for 1/10. At the time I was running a 10GT and had to open up the whole in the chassis a bit so the wheel could contact the flywheel.

Will I have to do any modding to fit the G4?
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With starter boxes that big you should be able to ride them around in the pits
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With starter boxes that big you should be able to ride them around in the pits
post your set up of your starter box !!
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Old 01-09-2004, 07:43 PM   #12
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I just use my ten speed bicycle that has a tricked out banana seat
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We have two of the Trinity x-5 starter boxes and we love them..They cost about 60 buck's a piece here at a Hobby town USA store..Itll fire up our .12's and .21's without a hiccup.. I highly recommend them.. R.
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Old 01-11-2004, 02:50 AM   #14
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Cool, thats a good price for a starter box that works well. Have to take a look see
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