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    Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    Hey guys, I am building a 1/8th scale touring car. I am using the 8e chassis and adding a Protoform 1/8th body, Mugen 17mm black star wheels and GRP rubber tires. It is the perfect size to do this and looks crazy with the clear shell already! I will post some pics of the car very soon. Just imagine 1/8th brushless touring car [:-]
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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    Sounds interesting. Cant wait to see it.

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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    Here is the chassis before wheels, then with and then she Protoform PF8-GT body. Painting it right now and will have pics soon. This will be a fun car!
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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    Here is the car with newly painted shell - fits perfect!
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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    That's wicked!!  Nice paint job!! If it was mine, I'd have to get some foam and build a BIG ol' bumper to stuff under that front end body work!! lol.. You gonna race it or drift it or?? Id love to see a class of 1/8 touring cars!!
    Mick Nesevitch

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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build


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    That's wicked!!Â* Nice paint job!! If it was mine, I'd have to get some foamÂ*and build a BIG ol' bumper to stuff under that front end body work!! lol.. You gonna race it or drift it or?? Id love to see a class of 1/8 touring cars!!
    Thats whats next is the bumper, going to use a ofna bumper and mount it to the brackets. Thanks for the compliments.
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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    that looks great. Does this mean that your not going to finish the aftershock project?

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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    No, I will have the aftershock finished next week, all thats left is the body painting.
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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    how did you get the body pin holes located so perfectly. tell us how you painted it


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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    I marked them, then drilled the holes. Always check and recheck where they are at, then drill. I drill very slow at first so the bit doesnt walk.

    The body is all airbrushed with spaz stix and faskolor paints on the inside. The lights and grille on this one are decals though, I havent had alot of extra time. I was hopeing to run it this weekend but when I woke this morning.... everything is white outside!! Its is winter here in Michigan I guess.
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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    Nice man looks really good
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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    This will be on ebay within a few days, starting a new redcat build. This is all new and never ran.
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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    Zielke, so what all did ya have to do to get it to "sit" like a touring car? Seems like the buggy chassis would ride too high for a touring car? But yours looks perfect! Looks like you even raised the ride height a little with the shock collars?? Nice build BTW!!
    Also, does the 8E come with all that blue aluminum or did you add it?(hub carriers mainly) Thanks for the info!!I cant get over how good it looks!WIsh they had an 1/8 touring class around here..
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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    Hey Mick! Check out my aftershock build, shows all the hop ups I installed. All the blue aluminum and the shocks are Redcat Hopups. I will be selling both of them to start on a new project.
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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    Ok,Im confused.. (what else is new, right) :P I saw the aftershock 8e build.. (I see the hops ups! It's sweet!) But is this one the same chassis or did you build 2 of em?? But anyway, the TC wheels and tires is all it needs to ride like a touring car huh? Help me understand!! lol..
    Mick Nesevitch

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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    I built two of them exactly the same except the car has different wheels, tires and shell thats it. To lower for touring car I added 4 grub screws in all 4 a-arms. There are holes pre drilled from redcat for this. This is something that many rc cars have that are 4wd. This allows you to set your ride height. The farther you turn the screws in the lower your chassis sits to the ground. There are 4 sopts on the chassis that hit the screws below the a-arms. I used M4x10 screws, there are no heads on these just the allen head mounted in the top center of the screw allowing it to screw into the a-arm without any limits.
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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    Oh ok, so there were actuallytwo of em!! Im with ya now! Adding those grub screws for the ride height is kewl!! Looks like the chassis was meant for thatTCbody!(You may of just given Redcat their next 1/8 RC!!)Both builds turned out sweet!! (Even though I never did see the "painted" Aftershock??) Hint Hint!!
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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    Where is a video at? I'm REALLY wanting to see this thing in motion.

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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    Zielke,

    Did you do those air brushed flames yourself? By hand? That is one damn fine job, bro!

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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    Yes, I painted the flames on the shell. I am a full time painter.

    I will have some video once the snow around here is gone, its been a long winter already and we have another storm watch for today and tonight.
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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    Kind of inspires me to do a similar build since its 1/8th.

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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    subscribed.. eagerly awaiting vids lol

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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    @ZielkeRacing, can you post a pic of what you're talking about with the grub screws? I have a Backdraft 3.5 I'd like to convert in to a touring car. Thanks!

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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    pretty sure he won't be replying... but to answer your question - turn your rc over, and look at the a-arms right near the pin that holds them on.  the grub screws would get screwed in  from the top side.

    Should see some pre-drilled holes and if you look close - they are threaded.  You'll need the right size grubs (i don't know off hand) but they'll lower the stance of the vehicle as you screw them in, by pressing down (moving the a-arm up) on the palstic mount beneath it.

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    RE: Redcat 1/8th 8E Touring Car Build

    Love the paint, wish Ihad that kind of talent.
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