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Basher buggy build: ET48 to EB48 conversion? Parts list?

smirkracing

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Tekno RC's
  1. EB410
  2. EB48
  3. ET48
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Hey all,

I have an et48 and love it. Believe or not, it is so incredibly capable that I just can’t find enough terrain to keep things interesting. And, the size/power are a bit intimidating for the parks where I run (very crowded around me, no open spaces).

So, I figure I will try a “monster buggy basher” which is a little smaller and a little more nimble, and can be run in more local spots.

Does anyone have the parts conversion list to go from truggy (et48.3) to buggy (eb48.4)?

I think I need:
Suspension arms
Driveshafts
Steering and camber links

That seems like a thin list - am I missing anything?

Maybe some bearings in case the universals are different from the cvds on the truggy?

Anything else?
 

smirkracing

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  1. EB410
  2. EB48
  3. ET48
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Of course, chassis and rear center driveshaft.
 

Overkill

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Tekno RC's
  1. EB48
  2. ET48
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Basher
It would be cheaper to use EB48.3 parts. You can find the chassis cheaper and you don’t have to purchase hinge pin blocks and hubs/spindles/carriers.

Chassis from EB48.3/MT410/SCT410.3
Front & rear shock towers
Buggy springs & shock pistons
Suspension arms
Small center rear driveshaft
CVD driveshafts
Rear chassis brace
Camber links
Steering links
Sway bars
Body posts

The diffs are different as well but that’s not a requirement.

9/40, ET48.3
10/40, EB48.3
12/40, EB48.4
 
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Romaine839

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Tekno RC's
  1. ET48
  2. MT410
Driving Style
Basher
Hey all,

I have an et48 and love it. Believe or not, it is so incredibly capable that I just can’t find enough terrain to keep things interesting. And, the size/power are a bit intimidating for the parks where I run (very crowded around me, no open spaces).

So, I figure I will try a “monster buggy basher” which is a little smaller and a little more nimble, and can be run in more local spots.

Does anyone have the parts conversion list to go from truggy (et48.3) to buggy (eb48.4)?

I think I need:
Suspension arms
Driveshafts
Steering and camber links

That seems like a thin list - am I missing anything?

Maybe some bearings in case the universals are different from the cvds on the truggy?

Anything else?
I actually went the opposite route and converted an EB48.2 into an ET. I am going to be listing the buggy “take-off” items on eBay and can forward you the link if you are interested. May be a cheaper route for you.
 

GabeReal RC

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Tekno RC's
  1. EB48
  2. ET48
Driving Style
Basher
Seems like 2 totally different rigs to do a conversion. It'd be a ton of work, and not many pieces are reused. I mean it's doable. IMO i'd grab a EB roller / slider. The other option is getting the swb chassis (mt410 / sc / eb ), rear dogbone, rear brace, and run an MT410 style rig. Bumpers/ shock towers / body posts if you want. I ran ET towers and shortened the ET body
 

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