New 1/8 MT from Associated! Looks interesting. Rival MT8

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What mod did you need to do to the body post ? Was it a pain in the ?

I love that body !!
The nipple bits (!?!) with the holes in on top of the body mounts on the MT8 are tiny and are formed on top of angular square posts. They barely fit through the Kaiju body holes. I had to remove the flippy flappy things under the nipples as they effect the clearance of the nipply bits, lower them, rotate them and screw them back on through the height adjusting holes. Now the flippy things are not north and south up and down the car but east to west and lower down the post. This gives you the extra penetration you crave! (The front posts needed the flappy things removing totally). 5 mins work and nothing needed gluing or dremmeling.
 
I have to laugh at RPM, since they advertise their MT8 arms as "thicker, tougher and stronger than stock". But let's be honest, the problem was never that the arms were weak, they were way too stiff and broke at the hinge. So will making them thicker and tougher REALLY solve that problem...?? 🤣

I'm assuming they (hopefully) also made them more pliable.
 
I have to laugh at RPM, since they advertise their MT8 arms as "thicker, tougher and stronger than stock". But let's be honest, the problem was never that the arms were weak, they were way too stiff and broke at the hinge. So will making them thicker and tougher REALLY solve that problem...?? 🤣

I'm assuming they (hopefully) also made them more pliable.
Hmm..I've always felt the Kaiju arms flex too much? Not likely the RPM would be more rigid based on RPM's reputation of being so resistant to breaking. I was just curious if there were any official usage reports I guess.
FWIW, I have Tekno "upgrade" cvds on my TRX Hoss, Tekno specifically states NOT to use RPM arms with their cvd kits due to "too much flex"..
The real reason I'm visiting the topic is that I blew out a mojo arm and 2 4mm hinge pins on me Kaiju recently..🤔
I need to buy some spares, but looking at all angles between Arrma,Associated and Redcat. I have quite the mutt going on these days,LOL. I must admit that with a couple relatively cheap upgrades, the Kaiju is one of my favorite rigs. No regerts with buying one.😎🍻
 
Hmm..I've always felt the Kaiju arms flex too much? Not likely the RPM would be more rigid based on RPM's reputation of being so resistant to breaking. I was just curious if there were any official usage reports I guess.
FWIW, I have Tekno "upgrade" cvds on my TRX Hoss, Tekno specifically states NOT to use RPM arms with their cvd kits due to "too much flex"..
The real reason I'm visiting the topic is that I blew out a mojo arm and 2 4mm hinge pins on me Kaiju recently..🤔
I need to buy some spares, but looking at all angles between Arrma,Associated and Redcat. I have quite the mutt going on these days,LOL. I must admit that with a couple relatively cheap upgrades, the Kaiju is one of my favorite rigs. No regerts with buying one.😎🍻
It's worth a shot. Odds are the RPM will probably be in between the flexibility of the kaiju and mojave arms. So honestly, yeah another good option to have. More is better in that case (y) I'm only slightly adverse to RPM based my experience on the 3s arms. That has kind of soured my interest in them slightly. But the KEXB uppers on the other hand have been great!

Oof, how bad was the landing to blow out a 4mm pin?? 😬
 
It's worth a shot. Odds are the RPM will probably be in between the flexibility of the kaiju and mojave arms. So honestly, yeah another good option to have. More is better in that case (y) I'm only slightly adverse to RPM based my experience on the 3s arms. That has kind of soured my interest in them slightly. But the KEXB uppers on the other hand have been great!

Oof, how bad was the landing to blow out a 4mm pin?? 😬
TBH, I have only bought 2 RPM parts in the last 25 years. Kexb front bumper and xmaxx f/r bumper supports. Both awesome IMO. I did use the kexb bumper spring with the RPM bumper tho.
The kaiju handles quite a bit better with the rigid Arrma arms and mojo front sway bar.
I may have made it too rigid tho,LOL.
The breakage happened trying to double 2 snowbanks I plowed up about 15 feet apart. Nose down into the face of the jump after coming up short.. it took alot of those "nose jobs" over the last week or so. My fault. Guess I'm not such a KnowAir after all..🤔🤣🤣👌
 
The nipple bits (!?!) with the holes in on top of the body mounts on the MT8 are tiny and are formed on top of angular square posts. They barely fit through the Kaiju body holes. I had to remove the flippy flappy things under the nipples as they effect the clearance of the nipply bits, lower them, rotate them and screw them back on through the height adjusting holes. Now the flippy things are not north and south up and down the car but east to west and lower down the post. This gives you the extra penetration you crave! (The front posts needed the flappy things removing totally). 5 mins work and nothing needed gluing or dremmeling.
Lol !! Love the descriptions!! I don’t know what they are called either, but I do know exactly what you are trying to say !! Thank you !!
 
Lol !! Love the descriptions!! I don’t know what they are called either, but I do know exactly what you are trying to say !! Thank you !!
Could have took a photo but using worlds is more fun!! - the RPM arm debate above. I have RPM on rear (1 rear actually) and Kaiju up front. One rear arm is original and has never failed me bizarrely!? I’ve broke multiple stock arms on all the other 3 corners. Kaiju arms are like butter compared to stock and I’d estimate 1/2 the mass of the stock ones. But they don’t snap! RPM are massive compared and feel as stiff as stock when compared “in the hand”. But again they don’t break down the seams like the stock ones. Both Kaiju and RPM are pretty cheap compared to TA stock arms in the uk (even with shipping costs from USA for the Kaiju ones!!). So I guess I’ll interchange the two types if and when they break across a single axle. You wouldn’t want rpm and Kaiju on the same axle as they are like night and day when it comes to rigidity.
 
Could have took a photo but using worlds is more fun!! - the RPM arm debate above. I have RPM on rear (1 rear actually) and Kaiju up front. One rear arm is original and has never failed me bizarrely!? I’ve broke multiple stock arms on all the other 3 corners. Kaiju arms are like butter compared to stock and I’d estimate 1/2 the mass of the stock ones. But they don’t snap! RPM are massive compared and feel as stiff as stock when compared “in the hand”. But again they don’t break down the seams like the stock ones. Both Kaiju and RPM are pretty cheap compared to TA stock arms in the uk (even with shipping costs from USA for the Kaiju ones!!). So I guess I’ll interchange the two types if and when they break across a single axle. You wouldn’t want rpm and Kaiju on the same axle as they are like night and day when it comes to rigidity.
Great feedback! Thanks!! Just what I like to hear👍
Here's my status.. fitting a new mojo arm. I've burned through 2 sets of the front hinge pin plates now too..
Stock kaiju next to mojo arm.
 

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What do you think would handle and jump better? The mt8 with its needed bits (kaiju parts where needed, aluminum steering rack, rpm arms), or truggifying a typhon enough to fit small 3.8 tires, like backflip lps, so thats adding kraton hubs etc + possibly m2c hex extenders. Basically deciding between picking up the mt8 or a typhon and modding it be slightly wider and putting on a big rock body.
 
What do you think would handle and jump better? The mt8 with its needed bits (kaiju parts where needed, aluminum steering rack, rpm arms), or truggifying a typhon enough to fit small 3.8 tires, like backflip lps, so thats adding kraton hubs etc + possibly m2c hex extenders. Basically deciding between picking up the mt8 or a typhon and modding it be slightly wider and putting on a big rock body.
Hmm..interesting. They will handle very differently for sure. Parts and upgrades are clearly in the Typhon's favor. As much as I like the Kaiju, I'd go Typhon myself. Who makes the aluminum steering rack for the MT8? Is it the same as the Kaiju in that area? I need to replace the steering arms on mine I think. Very sloppy, but it's not the rack, it's the steering arms (plastic) were the rack attaches..
 
Hmm..interesting. They will handle very differently for sure. Parts and upgrades are clearly in the Typhon's favor. As much as I like the Kaiju, I'd go Typhon myself. Who makes the aluminum steering rack for the MT8? Is it the same as the Kaiju in that area? I need to replace the steering arms on mine I think. Very sloppy, but it's not the rack, it's the steering arms (plastic) were the rack attaches..
This is the steering rack i was referring to https://www.amainhobbies.com/team-a...w8YpyCAd73CH9ljceO4rYfz4W9PKji8RoC5MEQAvD_BwE redcat makes a similar pne for the kaiju
 
This is the steering rack i was referring to https://www.amainhobbies.com/team-a...w8YpyCAd73CH9ljceO4rYfz4W9PKji8RoC5MEQAvD_BwE redcat makes a similar pne for the kaiju
Definitely looks familiar. Think it's the same piece in a different color. Buy whichever version makes more sense I guess. For me, the aluminum rack didn't really change anything from what I remember. I'm pretty sure I still have the original plastic rack in a spares bin.. I was trying to tighten up the steering for which the aluminum part did nothing. I have heard of folks breaking the plastic part though so, worth it in that scenario.
 
I'm not a fan of the short arms on a MT-ish Typhon, if you want a monster truck, get a long arm car. Wheel extenders is not the same thing (would take too long to explain).
 
Definitely looks familiar. Think it's the same piece in a different color. Buy whichever version makes more sense I guess. For me, the aluminum rack didn't really change anything from what I remember. I'm pretty sure I still have the original plastic rack in a spares bin.. I was trying to tighten up the steering for which the aluminum part did nothing. I have heard of folks breaking the plastic part though so, worth it in that scenario.
Hey dude - for better steering remove servo saver spring - superglue the saver down so it’s in theory locked and then add a decent aluminium servo mounted saver (low profile to clear under the tower brace) I used a Treal one. The whole assembly on the MT8 wears over time as the two halves of the plastic saver wear away.
 
I'm not a fan of the short arms on a MT-ish Typhon, if you want a monster truck, get a long arm car. Wheel extenders is not the same thing (would take too long to explain).
Agreed, short arms can't deliver proper suspension travel..a set of Mojo arms works pretty well without becoming too oversquared and compromising handling completely..cost effective? Maybe not so much..good point Razor👍
 
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