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★ List of 1/8 Scale Nitro Trucks/Truggys: ★

Ansmann Kryptonite
Ansmann Kryptonite Pro
Ansmann Short Course
Ansmann Short Course Ruler
Ansmann Terrier
Ansmann Terrier 2.0
Associated RC8T RS
Associated RC8T FT
Associated RC8T FT CE
Associated RC8T FT LE
Associated SC8
Carson CNT
Carson Montana
Carson V-Ln Strt-Brkr V32
CEN Matrix SC
CEN Matrix TR Arena
CEN Matrix TR3
Durango DNX408T
Duratrax Nitro Demon
Duratrax Raze ST
Duratrax RT-X-27
FS Racing Desert Truck
FS Racing Hammer Truggy
FS Racing Leopard
FS Racing Leopard 2.0
GS Racing Storm Unlimited
GS Racing SUT
GS Racing XUT
GS Racing XUT Pro
GS Racing XUT II Pro
HBX Ten4Tracker
HBX VRX-1
Himoto Cluster
Himoto Corr Truck

Himoto Demolition
Himoto RXT-1
Himoto RXT-28
Himoto Shellshock
Hobao Hyper 8SC
Hobao Hyper SS Truggy
Hobao Hyper ST
Hong Nor Mutilator
Hong Nor Nexx-8T
Hong Nor X1-CRT
Hong Nor X2-CRT
Hong Nor X1X-CRT
Hot Bodies D8T
HB Lightning Stadium
HB Lightning Stdm Pro
HB Lightning Stdm Pro R
HB Lightning Stdm 2 Pro
HB Lightning Stdm Sport
HPI Trophy 4.6
HSP Battle
HSP Lacerea
HSP Searover
Jamara Nexx-8T
Jamara X2-CRT
Kyosho C-20 Toyota Hilux
Kyosho Inferno Neo ST
Kyosho Inferno ST
Kyosho Inferno ST (2005)
Kyosho Inferno ST-R
Kyosho Inferno ST-RR
Kyosho Inferno ST-RR Evo
Kyo Inferno ST US Sports
Losi 8IGHT-T 2.0

LRP S8 Rebel TX
LRP S8 TX
LRP S8 TX Team
Mugen MBX-5T
Mugen MBX-6T
Mugen MBX-6T M-Spec
Mugen MBX-6TR
Ofna Blazer SST
Ofna Hyper SS Cage Plus
Ofna Hyper SS Truggy
Ofna Hyper ST
Ofna Hyper ST Pro
Ofna Mutilator
Ofna Nexx 8T
Ofna Jammin X2
Redcat Monsoon XTR
Redcat Aftershock 3.0
Redcat Aftershock 3.5
Robitronic Mantis
Robitronic Mantis TXS
Robitronic BR50
Schumacher Havoc
Seben TV1
Serpent Cobra T 811
Smartech MS-T
Smartech Warlord
Sportwerks Mayhem ST
Tamiya Nitrage 5.2
Thunder Tiger RTA-4 S28
Thunder Tiger ST-1
Thunder Tiger ST-1 Pro
Xray XT8
Xray XT9







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★ Radio Controlled Model Accessories: ★
Gas/Nitro Engines
Nitro Engines
Bearings and Bearing Sets
Bearings
Body Shells - Touring, Buggy, Truck, Monster Truck - Painted and Unpainted
Body Shells
Radio Transmitters etc
Radio Equipment
Tires - Touring, Buggy, Truck, Monster Truck, Rock Crawler
Tires
Wheels/Rims - Touring, Buggy, Truck, Monster Truck, Rock Crawler
Wheels
Electronic Speed Controllers
ESC
Battery Packs
Batteries + Chargers
Electric Motors
Electric Motors

Information and Advice



  Radio Controlled Model Cars are very fragile and easily broken. The main parts to protect are the Front A-Arms, Wishbones, Suspension Shock Towers, Shock Absorbers (Dampers), Hub Carriers, Kingpins, Uprights and Toe in Blocks, so make sure you have a good strong Bumper and Lexan or Fiberglas Body Shell, with, if available, an under guard/tray/panel and Roll Cage. For added protection you can line the shell with the waxy type of polystyrene you get in many electrical goods boxes. This can be easily shaped with a modelling knife to suit the curves of your shell and held in position using Shoe Gum. (Also recommended for fixing splits and rips in your Shell)

  The Steering Servo is also a weakness in High Speed Side Swipe crash situations, so get yourself some good strong Servo Mounts/Stays and Servo Saver. Also I would recommend Titanium Shafts, Turnbuckles, Tie Rods and pivot/steering shafts and if available for your model, lightweight Titanium Drive shafts, dog bones and CVD (Constant Velocity Drives). The standard steel types are far too easily bent.

  Gearing is another area of weakness on model cars. Head on collisions can easily break off gear teeth on Nylon/Plastic Spur Gears and even Bevel Gears inside the Gearbox (Gear case/housing) heavy impacts can also loosen nuts and or self taping screws that hold the Motor in Position, allowing the Pinion Gear to pull out of mesh slightly and rip the tops of the teeth on your Spur Gear. To avoid this to some degree, fit Nyloc nuts, and a new motor mount from time to time so the self taping screws that hold the motor in position have less chance to come loose.

  Many New car kits come with Nylon and Sintered Brass Bushings. My advice is to bin these before fitting and buy a good Hop up set of Shielded Ball Bearings. Or if you are serious about your racing, Teflon Ceramic Ball/Roller Thrust Bearings.

  One final bit of advice about the Setup of your Car. Keep the Centre of Gravity as low as possible. Ride Height is all important. For On Road Drift/Touring cars the Ride Height should be no more than 5mm, for Buggys, Trucks, Truggys and Monster Trucks, as low as possible depending on the track conditions. If Body Roll is a problem, handling can be improved with the use of Stabilizers, Anti roll or Sway Bars, stiffer Tuning Springs and, or thicker Silicon Oil in the Dampers. Also find somewhere to mount the Transponder as low in the Chassis as possible.


For More Setup Information check out my Hints and Tips page.

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