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Old 03-25-2014, 09:43 AM
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Maybe the sleeve is standard then and just a crank timing alteration...one would hope there has been something altered and not just a label/name added to sell it.
Did you try a cable tie around the rod to get it off?
That's exactly what I did. I wonder if they (I think they're crazy if they did) installed the rod onto the crankpin and installed the piston and wrist pin last. A guy needs a really long fine needle nose pliers or a tweezers to install (or remove) the wristpin circlip through the exhaust port. I can only get the rod 1/2 way off the crankpin with the liner out and the piston pushed back as far as it'll go.
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:10 AM
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Ok so the Jato is out...and u want something 4x4.....

first pick is always the 1/8 buggies but.... It's been done...

what about something like a 1/8 Ofna Ultra GTP? That and a awesome aerodynamic streamline touring car body would be awesome.
by the looks there is a Mclaren F1 and a Mercedes.... Something.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXTCJ1&P=7
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:04 AM
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I had a 4-Tec and I got kinda bored with it being on-road only. I'm interested in a Buggy or maybe a Truggy. Gotta be able to go offroad. I realize a 1/8th on-road is bigger than a 1/10th 4-Tec... But a gravel pit is no place for either! LoL.
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Tamiya truggy kit for $99 or the buggy for $149...
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Humm, if u are just bashing in a gravel pit I wouldn't worry about what pipe, the chances are there will be no noticeable difference...
I'd recommend going brushless and saving the motor for a nice project.
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:37 PM
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Humm, if u are just bashing in a gravel pit I wouldn't worry about what pipe, the chances are there will be no noticeable difference...
I'd recommend going brushless and saving the motor for a nice project.
The gravel pit was an example, I have all sorts of terrain near where I live. Long dead end roads for speed runs and plenty of parks for everything else.

Its a buggy engine, it should go in a buggy IMO.
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Pipes make a difference. 086 would be a good place to start.
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The gravel pit was an example, I have all sorts of terrain near where I live. Long dead end roads for speed runs and plenty of parks for everything else.

Its a buggy engine, it should go in a buggy IMO.
Ahh I'm with ya...so 1/8 buggy it is...

I still recomend a losi 8ight 2.0
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I'll keep my eyes out for a Losi. I was thinking the 086 would be a good start as well. I'll check out those Tamiya kits as well. I've never had a Tamiya before, how are they durability-wise? I know my local shops don't carry Tamiya parts but they do stock Losi parts.
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You can buy two truggy kits for $198. Full-on top quality, with lots of carbon fiber etc.. There's a thread in the truggy section.. the buggy is also a deal at $149.


053 or Losi RE10(or is it 11?..) pipe in truggy...
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Old 03-28-2014, 05:33 PM
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Gentlemen, thank you for all of your advice and recommendations. I'm seeing around $300 for a Losi 8ight 2.0 roller average and $600 for a new one kit or RTR about the same price. The 3.0 is around $100 more. Those dollars are a bit expensive but I know how well Losi makes their cars so I know its worth the money...

The Tamiya kits are very attractive based on price, but $99 for a race Truggy kit? Seems too good to be true? Not knocking it, just thinking along the 'you get what you pay for' line. I will be putting a Novarossi .21 in whatever I get so it's not gonna have a slouch for an engine.

I went so far as trying to find some 'truggyish' gears and lighter/smaller tires to "Muggify" an LST2. I think enough junk could be removed from an LST to make it competitive weight-wise. I bet I could get to 10lbs or less; a buggy is 8-10lbs RTR. Is a short stroke .21 enough power for a Truggy type setup in a monster truck chassis? I would like to have a 2-speed in whatever it ends up being.

Just covering as many bases as I can.
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I assume it's closed backplate, so forget an MT. The Tamiyas are so cheap because they're dumping stock.. Buy a second kit for parts.. (That's what I did..). You won't find better value for money.
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I don't think u can go wrong with the 801x/xl. I agree with HerrSavage if u were to get two kits u would save a fortune.. Hell the main chassis plate use to be $134 all by it self.
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:13 AM
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If you guys say they're that good, I'll save a few pennies and grab a couple kits. If something else comes along in the mean time (for the right price), I might snatch something up. I wouldn't turn down a decent Ofna or Losi roller.

Yes the the engine is bump start right now. If anyone has a way of knowing if a current-production Nova pullstart crankshaft and backplate would fit my BX21, I'd consider converting it. I'm not really opposed to anything...
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