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Old 02-08-2011, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default RC8Be Conversion to SC 4x4

Converting an RC8Be to 1/10th SC

Electrics will be:

-Tekin RX8

-Novak 4.5 550 can

Looking for ideas on gearing for a good size indoor high bite clay track.

Has stock 46 tooth spur on it.

Any ideas on diff oil weights would be good too.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:04 PM   #2
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Did this project ever happen I was thinking about doing the same thing
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:01 PM   #3
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Not sure if this project ever finished, but I have seen a few people do this, and it worked out pretty good, Plus I've also seen this conversion in the magazine a while back too....I can't remember if it was RC Car Action or RC Driver....here is a video a found of a "short wheelbase" SC8 conversion in action:

SC10 4x4 (RC Monster converted RC8) running on my track - YouTube

I know Jim Hustins (on this forum) raced his converted SC8 very successfully, he would know all about it if you need more info.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:49 AM   #4
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I just got into 1/8 with a jammin x1cr I converted and love it. but I think I lost it to my son. I still love the sct so I found a rc8b to convert to electric and into a sc8

Is there a reason why I can't run this in the 1/10 class?

It has the shorter chassis, and the same width and wheelbase as my other sc trucks. All I need to do is get the DE 1/8 short course wheels. The Losi is based on an 1/8 chassis. In an open or mod class I cant see a problem. I dont run roar races just club stuff.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:45 AM   #5
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Depending on your track, they might let you run it with the 10th scales--the dimensions should be the same on the short wheelbase SC8....the only issue you might have is that they might force a 2S LiPo rule on you, and the SC8 won't run well being such a heavy truck....I think you would at least need a 3S pack, but that might not be fast enough.....the SC8 loves the 4S....if they let you run that, you'll be kool!!
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:41 AM   #6
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I did/have one... i run F-35/R-32.5 for the shocks and the diffs I run 5/5/3.... Awesome truck its a beast on the track!!
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