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 Post subject: LSP to D8T?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:23 pm 
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Yeah, I'm curious too. In order to bring a "modern" truggy to the bash I am converting my LSP to a D8T. I'm really doing this because finding a new chassis for the LSP is next to impossible, and yes I've seen the ones on ebay. They're two or three times the price of a D8T chassis, which is 4mm 7075 and milled out. The LSP chassis that are for sale are 3mm 6061 and more expensive.

I've ordered a few goodies, and found out that the diff cases are the same through the LSP, Lightning, Ve8, D8, D8T, etc. Hopefully I can use my current setup in the LSP and get away with the suspension arms, shocks, and only replace the steering and middle shafts. I plan on ordering a battery/esc tray from Mike at RC-Monster, but the motor mount and such may not be needed. If they are I'll note it here. I'm trying to keep this under 150 bucks, and if I can it will be well worth it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:33 pm 
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Well....

FUCK me.

There's a D8T on the way, fully Hara'd out. Now, I gotta find a box to hide this in. Ended up being more than 150.00, but should be well worth it after everything arrives.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:00 pm 
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Alright, here's the current parts list.

Hara D8 steering (All aluminum instead of steel)
Hara D8 Diffs (Lightened, with aluminum cross pins and lightweight ring gears)
Hara D8 Center Diff (Lightened, with aluminum cross pins and lightweight spur gear)
RC-Monster LSP motor mount
Edit racing center bulkhead
LSP front and rear suspension
1600KV brushless motor
Castle MMMv3
RC-Monster D8t Battery tray
Modified D8 radio tray
JConcepts Subcultures "Elevated Bead" 1/8th Truggy Tires
JConcepts "Elevated" Standard Offset 1/8th Truck Wheel
ProLine Racing Bulldog 2012 for D8t
Tekno Racing rear shaft
Tekno DCJ front shaft
Tekno Front/rear outdrives

I got two X-ray's in my sights.... bitches! I'll give the controls to Dustin if I can't drive the damn thing.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:08 pm 
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Oh shit! It fits! :shock:

If I had a nickel every time I've heard that.....

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:14 pm 
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I've got Lunsford turnbuckles on the way now.... New rod ends and aluminum balls. I'm thinking this may weigh eight and a half pounds fully loaded. Maybe nine. Quite the diet from the 14 pound LSP.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:18 pm 
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I'll miss some of these parts, they served me well.

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Oh well, going to a better cause now.

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Poor guy doesn't have suspension.... now.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:06 pm 
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Looks good Howard. But you'd better stay busy on that sumbitch if you've got the smoothness and refined luxury of the xrays in your sights. Mine isn't the fastest or best-handling in the world. But it IS the only rig I have ever had ahold of that would last all day with me driving it. It took three seasons for me to break it in, and break it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:37 pm 
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Quite a list of goodies coming together here :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:39 am 
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Scratch that LSP front and rear suspension. I've decided to go with the D8T stuff with Hara bits.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:04 am 
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So, it turns out that not much is common between the two trucks. I knew that going into this but have seen people run LSP arms on a D8T and vice versa. This will fit that, and that will fit this.... but the newer D8/T shit is much better quality. I've been kind of excited building this thing. All the old Hot Bodies stuff was way better than shit that HPI put's out, and ever since the two merged it seems to have gotten better for some things and worse for others. Anything that has a "HARA" label on it appears to be top notch from what I'm seeing in this build up. Some of the other stuff that is common between kits it is still a little dodgey. Take the diff cases, they're the same as the LSP, but are made from a "harder" plastic. I use 4MM screws in my LSP cases and have to modify them to fit from the 3.5MM stock screws. I drill new holes, countersink the plates and braces, and done. We'll see when the new "HARA" cases get here. They're supposed to be the 9001-2 cases that came with "TruckZilla" back in the day, the RTR twin engine LSP. We'll see....

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:51 am 
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Looks good Howard. But you'd better stay busy on that sumbitch if you've got the smoothness and refined luxury of the xrays in your sights. Mine isn't the fastest or best-handling in the world. But it IS the only rig I have ever had ahold of that would last all day with me driving it. It took three seasons for me to break it in, and break it.


Fuck me, how did I miss this....

LAWL!!! I'm building this in the "off" time that have from 60 hours a week, two kids, and an awesome wife. I'm gonna bring a 4S pack for this, and take your Xray while you drive this guy. I gotta drive that damn thing. If the *luxury* thing turns out, I might think about an XT8e and just sell this to fund it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:53 am 
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Somewhere in this world exists video footage of the xray in action. I don't know if its is actually "rrrreallly" all that much better than the rest of the truggys out there. But I was surely impressed by the kit, instructions, fit and finish of the parts etc. But mostly the fact that I beat that sumbitch for three seasons without ANY: Broken parts, loose screws, engine needle adjustments(okay maybe a couple here and there but NOTHING like ANY other nitro engine I have ever owned.) None of the frustrations I had with any of my other kits.

I would think the xt8E should have the same characteristics.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:20 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:54 pm 
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Howie, Jrc's Xray was pretty nice from what I remember. Drove it 2 yrs ago & it was really solid. Didn't race much last year but most of the guys in this area ran AE. Just all depends on the parts support & availability I suppose.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:00 pm 
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I know those Xray's are fantastic trucks, I just can't come down there missing a testicle for buying one. I had enough of a time getting this past the department of domestic tranquility, but she eventually came around to the idea when I told her they don't have to come with me. I just want a semi-modern truggy to beat the shit out of with 6S. From building this, I can tell you that ole Hara, and a couple other of their team drivers have MADE them step up the quality of parts on this Hot Bodies stuff. Comparing the parts quality from the LSP to the D8T is like comparing an old Rustler to an RC10-T4.1 Worlds Edition.... I've been shocked building this. With all the Hara parts, and the Jconcepts tires, I'm right under a new kit price. Around 300.00 bucks in so far, but ebay has been my friend on this one. I wouldn't have thought that I could build a brand new kit out of parts from auctions, but people are keeping their shelves stocked with cheap Hot Bodies parts.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:45 pm 
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I gotta buy some shocks...

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:35 am 
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What kinda lid is that Howard? Looks like something from JConcepts. I remember looking high and low for a suitable lid for my Truggy. The one I settled on only lasted the one weekend of the bash... :cussing: But I did kind of abuse it a little...


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:24 am 
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It's a Proline Bulldog 2012, and the fucker is thick, but seems brittle.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:25 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:31 pm 
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I drove it....

Tires are going to be taped with strapping tape, and I've got some linkage work to get them into check. I need to break down and buy a setup board, and a tire balancer.

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Only wires exposed, excellent routing job on the battery tray. They're about a centimeter away from the spinning shaft of death above.

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