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Old 02-20-2011, 10:32 AM   #1
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hey guys just brought a mrx4x from ebay to try out 1/8th scale any driven tips and any tips on a what engine to get and servos
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hey guys just brought a mrx4x from ebay to try out 1/8th scale any driven tips and any tips on a what engine to get and servos
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Speak to locals/people who race 1/8 at your track, and just take it easy.
Once everything is right, I've heard some people say it's even easier than driving 1/10, but that's only what I've heard, don't know if it's true or not.
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Novarossi Kangaroo
Get the three shoe clutch
Hitec servos Digital 7940 or 7945 or 7950

1/8th scale is easier to drive than 10th scale, once you get used to the power and the set up
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It really depends a lot on the track you plan to run at...

Servo's - I'd recommend a quality servo - KO, JR, Futaba & airtronics are popular and reliable, lean towards less power, and more speed for steering (for example a KO PDS2367ICS), and more power (for example a PDS2386ICS) for throttle/brake.

As for motor, those can be pricey, and it's not always necessary to spend big bucks. Once again, depending on the track, (less traction, parking lots or smaller tracks), a good little budget motor (novarossi Kangaroo) will do perfectly fine, the higher big cost/horsepower motors can get a little sensitive to tune, and typically are best suited to more grip longer tracks..

I'd recommend going to the track you plan to race at, and check out the drivers's rides.. Knowing "what's popular" at the local scene goes along way during your race day, especially when you may need a spare part, or suggestion of what combination works best on the track..

1/8th scale onroad is an exciting sport, and the pinnacle of on-road racing. Enjoy.
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Picco novarossi/jp or rb. And make sure you get a fast high torque metal geared servo for the steering. I really like the futaba s9351. You dont really need a high torque servo for the brakes and throttle but you want speed (s9551). You are barely using the brakes anyway. Pipe really depends on the track and your driving style. Talk to the guys at your track and see what shore/brand tires they are using.
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hey guys just brought a mrx4x from ebay to try out 1/8th scale any driven tips and any tips on a what engine to get and servos
Pm if you need parts i just switched to another brand & have a decent amount of spares available for the 4x
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kangaroo is affordable & reliable good luck
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Check out the BP Engines, you can get the 7 port competition for under $300, and the 9 port for $15 more.
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kangaroo is affordable & reliable good luck
you can also check out the BP's garen has
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