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erevo1*16 - 5.21.13, 12:09 pm Post #1: | Reply With Quote
So, I bought an SC8e (ver.1) and I like it just fine...

But I was thinking of doing a conversion so that I might actually be able to race it (since no one in my area has one.)

I've got a Mugen MBX6eco, and a Slash 4x4 with an LCG kit from STRC...

What I was thinking about was either:

A: Doing a 1/10 SC with it. (I've seen a few RC8e to SC converts done.)
B: Going straight to the RC8e
C: Giving a shot with a Truggy (because there is another track about an hour away that has a truggy class.)
D: Selling it.... and getting some more goodies for my other trucks.
--If I sell it; would I be better off parting it out? or selling as a Roller/RTR?
I know the break down of parts:
-SC8 Only parts(Body, cage, bumpers, wheels/tires.)
-RC8 (All the suspension parts, and diffs.)
-RC8T(Chassis, shock towers, braces. Center CVs.)




Thoughts/opinions/rants?
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KRO - 5.21.13, 5:42 pm Post #2: | Reply With Quote
You would need RC8T a arms , and CVD's and camber links as well to make it a truggy . Or it will be way too narrow .....

Your ECO is already a much better buggy than a Gen 1 RC8 would be so making it a buggy would be a waste of money IMO .

You could make it into an RCSC8 but most places would make you at least run a 2s lipo to run in the 4x4SCT class and the RC8 is too heavy to do that IMO .

I think you would be best selling it and either getting a different RC or put the money into goodies for your other R/C's
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thestug - 5.21.13, 6:24 pm Post #3: | Reply With Quote
KRO said
You would need RC8T a arms , and CVD's and camber links as well to make it a truggy . Or it will be way too narrow .....

Your ECO is already a much better buggy than a Gen 1 RC8 would be so making it a buggy would be a waste of money IMO .

You could make it into an RCSC8 but most places would make you at least run a 2s lipo to run in the 4x4SCT class and the RC8 is too heavy to do that IMO .

I think you would be best selling it and either getting a different RC or put the money into goodies for your other R/C's
I agree if you already have a high end buggy, why would you need another.

A truggy would be a good option if you don't like the fact that you can't race an SC8e. Like KRO said, you will need truggy arms, tires, wheels, wing mount, wing, hardware, longer camber links, and steering links. Definitely do able, but you might want to see how much it will cost first. You might decide that it will cost more than it is worth to do.

I also agree that it would be too heavy to race as a 1/10 SCT on 2s. It's just a tank of a vehicle. If they let you run 4s then it might be worth it.

I have one that I just rebuilt and it looks awesome. I can't wait to do some bashing with it. Any reason in particular you couldn't just keep the SC8 as a bashing vehicle?
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Herrsavage - 5.21.13, 9:33 pm Post #4: | Reply With Quote
IMHO it's not worth trying to convert RC8 to SC8 to RC8T, in whichever order. I have an SC8, RC8B, and RC8T (all nitro), and IMO there is more to change out than you might realize going from one to the other.
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mycrors4 - 5.21.13, 9:41 pm Post #5: | Reply With Quote
well the sc8 is an rc8t with rc8 arms
so the sc8 is half way converted to either one.
you can upgrade to the rc8be/rc8b FT suspension geometry with the blue towers, or even the 8.2e suspension geometry with whole new everything.
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Herrsavage - 5.21.13, 9:48 pm Post #6: | Reply With Quote
It's more than just arms....

The SC8 has different shock towers.

If you put on shorter arms, you need shorter CVD shafts.

If you want to go from SC8 to RC8T for ex, you need at least:

1.) shock towers
2.) arms
3.) CVD shafts
4.) body
5.) different center spur gear
6.) wing mount and wing

Strictly speaking, I believe the front shocks are longer for the truggy, but this wouldn't be all that important IMO..

Not sure what else.. Buying all that stuff new adds up... Going from one to the other usually entails a list at least like the one above, if not longer..
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mycrors4 - 5.21.13, 9:58 pm Post #7: | Reply With Quote
oh right, forgot about the towers

the spur gear isnt an issue.

shock towers are $30 each = $60
arms are $15 for front and $15 for rear =$30
CVD shafts are $25 per pair = $50
Body is around $25
wing mount is $10
wing is $15
wheels = about $70

$235 to convert to an rc8t + front shocks (about $45)

for an rc8b it would be
$20 for the front tower, $25 for the rear(special on amain since they discontinued the rc8be towers) = $45
body is $25
Wing mound is $10
wing is $15
wheels = $30 for ebay premounts

$125 for an rc8b

this is assuming you dont change the wheels.
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Herrsavage - 5.21.13, 10:03 pm Post #8: | Reply With Quote
The RC8B has a shorter chassis.

which requires shorter rear shaft.

And so on...

Just saying.. If you're talking new prices to convert, you quickly get into a cost category where it might make sense to just look for a good used roller... It's always good to have multiple RC's of the same brand and scale, since there is so much part crossover. Converting between the models though is rarely simple or cheap..

And yeah - I forgot about truggy tires. They're not cheap either....
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mycrors4 - 5.21.13, 10:07 pm Post #9: | Reply With Quote
crap i forgot about the chassis
that's another $80
+ the rear shaft which comes in a pair for $25.
+ a new rear brace for another $10
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erevo1*16 - 5.22.13, 6:36 am Post #10: | Reply With Quote
thestug said
1:I agree if you already have a high end buggy, why would you need another.

2:Any reason in particular you couldn't just keep the SC8 as a bashing vehicle?
1: Because. plain and simple. because. Most certainly don't need it.
2: I have a ERBE, and a MonsterSlash 4x4... for 4s, and 2s bashes... (I know both of those trucks inside/out... and I don't need a 3rd basher.
#shruggs shoulders....
and then there is the pede truggy...


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