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Old 08-16-2010, 03:20 PM
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What parts are need to convert rc8b to latemodel?
Part numbers and where to get them would help, thanks
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:27 PM
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If you want or have to use a stock chassis plate:
www.dynotech-racing.com makes shock towers in two heights, one for touring car shocks and one for Revo length shocks. The Losi rear body mount fits these towers and the Losi front body mount is almost a direct fit on the stock RC8, you will need to thin down the area where it slides under the front diff.

If you are looking for an aftermarket offset chassis:
Look at the GFRP post for the "mistress" chassis in this forum. Everything from your stock car bolts to this chassis. Use the Dynotech shock towers, or I believe GFRP is working on their own design also. The Losi body mounts fit this chassis with no modifications.

With either chassis you can use the A and B plates from the front of the RC8B on the rear of the car in the C and D plate locations. This gives you more Dirt Oval friendly toe adjustments.

There are some other tricks with Losi one-way diffs and lockers that are pretty simple mods, but the aforementioned stuff will get you a very competitive car on any track.

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I'm not seeing any rc8 towers on the dynotech site. May require a phone call?
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yea i didnt see them either.........
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Dustin from GFRP is finishing cutting tower tonight, they should be available in about 48 hours...
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WOW.......really on the cutting edge here..........wheres crazyfrog? He needs to keep up on this thread
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Is a converted buggy a better option over a purpose built dirt oval car? This could get expensive!!!!
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well i think most major brands are converted buggys. Ofna is based of the old mbx platforn, same with the dm1. Losi based off the 1.0.

The only purpose built LM cars are expensive and might be hard to find parts for
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I think I might build a AE
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Ya you are correct, they all are from a buggy.....Man what to do
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Originally Posted by JFuel11 View Post
Dustin from GFRP is finishing cutting tower tonight, they should be available in about 48 hours...
Alright, I am getting tempted. Would be great to get into oval with a AE! Got some questions for ya. These shock towers aluminum? What kind of shocks are needed for the conversion? And this is the big one....what do you do for a setup I like to think I know a bit about off road but oval is a whole new ball game. But damn does it look fun
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Originally Posted by x8racing View Post
I think I might build a AE
Ya me too, but will have to go the whole 9 yards....chassis and towers, gotta go big with this one!!!
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http://www.rctech.net/forum/oval-lar...-mistress.html

This will give you more links as well as pictures. I got the shock towers cut tonight. They are made from aluminum to try to keep some of the cost down. They will work with the Revo's and the Losi shocks. They may work with others but I'm not 100% sure. As for setups and other questions you are best off to ask Stetler17 on here. He is one of the main guys in developing this car.

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Great! Thanks for all the info!
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