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Suggestions for my RC 8.2 (Moving from the electric section. I decide to go nitro)

Discussion in 'RC8 / RC8B / RC8.2 / RC8B3.x' started by B-Unit23, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. B-Unit23

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    1. I just purchased a RC8.2 second hand from my LHS. I wanted to get some suggestion for the everything on this racer. It has some servos that I plan to replace. I don't mind going electric or nitro either is great for me.

      The track I race on is a mid-sized dirt/dusty track. It's a pretty technical track most of the time. Most guys use the AKA Enduro tires on buggies, so I guess I know what tires to use, but I am basically starting from scratch.

      Help:eek:


    2. AERacerActive Member

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      What you want to know?
      Just the best: Team Associated - Pro-Line Racing - Reedy - Futaba
      RC8.2 - RC8.2e - RC10B4.1 Worlds - RC10GT2 - SC10 4x4



    3. B-Unit23New Member

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      Well,I'm looking for a lot of info. I mainly want to put the car of the track. I wanted to start with athe power. What electric or nitro engine would you recommend for the rc8.2. I know I'm in thewrong forum, but I'm kind of leaning towards nitro.


    4. AERacerActive Member

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      What's your budget? :)

      I assume you already have your transmitter and receiver, if not, add another 200$ I didn't list the tires and wheels

      Here is a rough estimate... Hope I didn't forget something :)

      Nitro:
      Engine...225$
      Tuned pipe... 75$
      Starter box...80$
      LiPo for starter box...20$
      Fuel... 60$ for 2 gallons
      Spare glow plugs...12$
      Glow starter... 20$
      Receiver packs.... 50$
      Charger for receivers packs and starter LiPo... 75$
      2 servos... 200$
      Total: 817$


      Electric:
      ESC/Motor combo... 300$
      1 servo... 100$
      Good charger... 150$
      LiPo batteries(2)... 150$ (Price varies from brand to brand)
      econversion kit... 125$
      Total: 825$
      Just the best: Team Associated - Pro-Line Racing - Reedy - Futaba
      RC8.2 - RC8.2e - RC10B4.1 Worlds - RC10GT2 - SC10 4x4



    5. B-Unit23New Member

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      I guess my best bet would be to go nitro, because I already have a starter box and reciever packs. I guess in the long run I would save money. I do want to know what engine and servos you were mentioning in that estimate. I know more and more people are looking for "smooth" performance from their engines. I guess that is where I want to go also. What engine would give me long run time and smooth performance without breaking the bank. I guess my budget is $300.


    6. AERacerActive Member

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      I love my Reedys but there is a ton good "budget" engines out there. The Werks B5 is a very popular choice.

      Also Novarossi P5 or Plus 4 both GREAT engines.
      Just the best: Team Associated - Pro-Line Racing - Reedy - Futaba
      RC8.2 - RC8.2e - RC10B4.1 Worlds - RC10GT2 - SC10 4x4



    7. B-Unit23New Member

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      I was thinking about going reedy. I have never had one. I see the 121vr and the 121vr-st. What is the difference between the two? I also see tower has the zrx.21 spec 2 would that also be a good engine?


    8. AERacerActive Member

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      yep LRP engine are nice too, the one you talk about is a 7 port, more revs more fuel less torque

      121vr Features

      • 3+1 Port Chrome Plated Cylinder.
      • High Silicon CNC Machined Piston.
      • Knife Edged 7075 Aluminum Connecting Rod.
      • Polished Turbo Scoop Crankshaft with Silicone Insert.
      • Chrome Plated Back Plate with Turbo Scoop.
      • Precision Ball Bearings.
      • Lightweight Machined Aluminum Heatsink Head.
      • Oversized Finned Turbo Head Button.
      • Thermo Insulated Screw Mounted 2-Needle Carburetor.
      • 7.0mm, 8.0mm, and 9.0mm Air Restrictors.
      • Fits 1:8 scale off road.



      121vr-st Features:
      • 3+1 Port Chrome Plated Cylinder
      • High Silicon CNC-Machined Lightweight Piston
      • Knife-Edged 7075 Aluminum Connecting Rod
      • ADLC-Coated Wrist Pin
      • Chrome-Plated Back Plate with Turbo Scoop
      • Ultra-Lightweight Machined Aluminum Heatsink Head
      • Thermo-Insulated, Screw-Mounted 2-Needle Carburetor
      • Balanced Turbo Scoop Crankshaft with ADLC Coating and Silicone Insert
      • Precision Steel Front Ball Bearing
      • Precision Ceramic Rear Ball Bearing
      • Oversized Finned Turbo Head Button
      • 7.0mm, 8.0mm, and 9.0mm Venturi Inserts

      If you are new to nitro, a 121vr is more than enough
      Just the best: Team Associated - Pro-Line Racing - Reedy - Futaba
      RC8.2 - RC8.2e - RC10B4.1 Worlds - RC10GT2 - SC10 4x4



    9. B-Unit23New Member

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      So just looking at the 121vr and the 121vr-st the st looks like it will rev up faster and the bearings are going to last longer right? right now that one is only $10 outside of my budget. I may run with it.


    10. AERacerActive Member

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      If you choose a Reedy engine, get the 2035 tuned pipe
      Just the best: Team Associated - Pro-Line Racing - Reedy - Futaba
      RC8.2 - RC8.2e - RC10B4.1 Worlds - RC10GT2 - SC10 4x4



    11. B-Unit23New Member

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      Cool thanks. one more question. Is the Reedy 2035 the same as the thunder tiger 2035?


    12. AERacerActive Member

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      yes it is
      Just the best: Team Associated - Pro-Line Racing - Reedy - Futaba
      RC8.2 - RC8.2e - RC10B4.1 Worlds - RC10GT2 - SC10 4x4



    13. B-Unit23New Member

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      Hey, Thanks man. I appreciate all your help.


    14. AERacerActive Member

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      B-Unit23 said:
      Hey, Thanks man. I appreciate all your help.​
      No prob, this is exactly why the forum is for !
      Just the best: Team Associated - Pro-Line Racing - Reedy - Futaba
      RC8.2 - RC8.2e - RC10B4.1 Worlds - RC10GT2 - SC10 4x4



    15. B-Unit23New Member

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      Oh I forgot. Servos. Sorry. I guess that wasn't my last question. What servos would you recommend? since I am going nitro I know I will need one for the throttle and one for the brake.


    16. MartijnMember

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      I don't run nitro but I would guess a XP Digital DS1015?
      Or the DS1313 (that's one is less powerfull)


    17. AERacerActive Member

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      I use Team Associated DS1015 for all my cars and trucks and I like them. Don't go under 200oz of torque for steering and brake. Some prefer servos with 300+ oz but I never had to complain about my DS1015

      Good and cheap servo is Savox 1258,


      That's my opinion... Others ones opinion can differ! LOL
      Just the best: Team Associated - Pro-Line Racing - Reedy - Futaba
      RC8.2 - RC8.2e - RC10B4.1 Worlds - RC10GT2 - SC10 4x4



    18. B-Unit23New Member

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      Okay thanks again. I will try to move this to the nitro section.
     

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