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Old 09-26-2019, 01:15 PM   #1
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So it's been a crazy year for me, bought this early in the year and never had the time to tinker with it, Dad had a heart attack in March and a couple of weeks later he passed away, then I had so much to do with the estate. Needless to say I was busy. I've been messing with it the last two days, got to put some time into some simple mods. Installed the Club5 Racing servo relocation mount and changed up my steering links, very happy with it and it works way better than the stock setup. I moved the rear links back to the furthest hole and I think the rear wheel is more centered in the wheel well now. Finally for now I trimmed the front flares to what I think they should've looked like in the first place, much better in my opinion. This truck begs for big 1.9 tires, I'm out of the loop on tires now so what would be a good big 1.9 that works? Anyway here's a couple pics.
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Old 09-26-2019, 01:40 PM   #2
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I ran the 4.75 MTRs, RB XLs, and TSL XLs on mine at different stages and loved them all. I think for our north east type driving, the TSLs are hard to beat across the board honestly.
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Old 09-26-2019, 01:43 PM   #3
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I ran the 4.75 MTRs, RB XLs, and TSL XLs on mine at different stages and loved them all. I think for our north east type driving, the TSLs are hard to beat across the board honestly.
Thanks, the TSLs are Proline correct?
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Thanks, the TSLs are Proline correct?
yes sir, and mine are g8 compound and run amazing, I can't imagine what the predator would do.
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Thank you for the info!
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Old 09-26-2019, 05:01 PM   #6
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I am running predator compound. Must get ci foams for them as they are super sticky but still wear pretty good.

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I am running predator compound. Must get ci foams for them as they are super sticky but still wear pretty good.

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Which CI foams are you running, same ones work for G8?
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Sorry for your loss Kincer. Good to know you have this hobby to put your mind to rest. I like the little mods you have done to your Gen8, trimming the wheel flares and moving the rear link kinda centered everything in the right place. Looks good Man. I talked my buddy into getting in the sport and he bought a blue Gen8, he loves it. Beats the crap out of it though. I keep telling him it's for crawling, go slow, drive with finesse. We took the foams out of the tires and drove it like that for a while, it actually worked really well. I bought him some dual stage soft compound foams but when we put them in the tires they packed in so tight it made the tire even stiffer than the stock foams, so for now we put the stock foams back in. Till he really understands what he can do to modify and make his Gen8 perform better I told him not spend any money on it until it breaks then we will upgrade to better parts then.

Anyway, thanks for sharing your rig with us, now go and have fun!
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Old 09-26-2019, 08:13 PM   #9
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I think the Gen8's body is the best looking RTR body out there... hands down! Great looking truck in any color.

Agree on the TSL's, they just seem to hook up everywhere.
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Sorry for your loss Kincer. Good to know you have this hobby to put your mind to rest. I like the little mods you have done to your Gen8, trimming the wheel flares and moving the rear link kinda centered everything in the right place. Looks good Man. I talked my buddy into getting in the sport and he bought a blue Gen8, he loves it. Beats the crap out of it though. I keep telling him it's for crawling, go slow, drive with finesse. We took the foams out of the tires and drove it like that for a while, it actually worked really well. I bought him some dual stage soft compound foams but when we put them in the tires they packed in so tight it made the tire even stiffer than the stock foams, so for now we put the stock foams back in. Till he really understands what he can do to modify and make his Gen8 perform better I told him not spend any money on it until it breaks then we will upgrade to better parts then.

Anyway, thanks for sharing your rig with us, now go and have fun!
Thanks for the condolences and the compliments, I'm really impressed with this truck for it's price, it has it's quirks but they are not too hard to overcome. Upgraded servo, steel gears for the T-case and trans are next on the list as well as some better links. I never realized the stock ESC is only rated for 2s, I've been running 3s in it since the beginning with no issues
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Old 09-26-2019, 08:32 PM   #11
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I think the Gen8's body is the best looking RTR body out there... hands down! Great looking truck in any color.

Agree on the TSL's, they just seem to hook up everywhere.
Yeah TSL's it is, gotta pick out some wheels too, I think some black beadlocks would look killer on this with silver hardware.
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Thanks for the condolences and the compliments, I'm really impressed with this truck for it's price, it has it's quirks but they are not too hard to overcome. Upgraded servo, steel gears for the T-case and trans are next on the list as well as some better links. I never realized the stock ESC is only rated for 2s, I've been running 3s in it since the beginning with no issues
The stock ESC is definitely 3S compatible. It's a Hobbywing 1040. I'm running the Redcat ESC on 3S in 2 different rigs, and have been since the Gen7 first came out.

Here's the manual, which specifically states that it auto-detects 3S:
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:21 AM   #13
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The stock ESC is definitely 3S compatible. It's a Hobbywing 1040. I'm running the Redcat ESC on 3S in 2 different rigs, and have been since the Gen7 first came out.

Here's the manual, which specifically states that it auto-detects 3S:
I've never even read the manual lol, I just noticed the tag on the ESC yesterday that said 7.4 volt 2s max. I figured it was wrong because I knew this was a rebranded 1040.
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:35 AM   #14
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I dug the tag out of the garbage lol
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Which CI foams are you running, same ones work for G8?
I think most folks are running the 4.5 dual stage CIs
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I love the Proline TSLs. They just work.

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I think the Gen8's body is the best looking RTR body out there... hands down! Great looking truck in any color.

Agree on the TSL's, they just seem to hook up everywhere.
I love my Gen 8 blue body, but I have to say the TRX4 Blazer is the best body on a RTR.
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I love my Gen 8 blue body, but I have to say the TRX4 Blazer is the best body on a RTR.
I have to agree, then the TRX4 Bronco.
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Old 09-28-2019, 01:25 PM   #19
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Got my new TSL XL Swampers mounted up today, much better look for this rig in my opinion.
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They're not all that different from the stock TSL Swampers
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