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Old 05-17-2014, 07:29 PM   #1966
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Good write up and good job on the win!!! I prefer the tlr 8/splits over the csi blue. Never have tried the csi reds. interesting about the tires. Are you running indoor clay or outdoor? ( I might have missed that in your write up).
Out side clay some sort of clay that is? I have a clip of todays practice. Did some test and tune. The kit is dialed in the dry and rough so we will see how it does this weekend on a prep'ed track. I took the front anti roll bar off and shazam! all the off power steering I could ask for. Now to take a tiny bit out LOL. I will get the vid posted asap.

I can see how the blues would be better than the reds. I ordered some splits today and silver front springs. Although I think the greens are going to best if I keep running no front anti roll bar?
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Old 05-17-2014, 07:42 PM   #1967
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65 degrees with hard gridirons. medium would have been better but I did figure out the hards will be dialed later this summer in the dry rough in hot weather. And on a prepped track at night they will work no matter what. The kit is working great. And thank you gents for all your in put.
I ran some Medium grids earlier and they were a bit better in the dry as long as I stayed in the groove.
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Old 05-18-2014, 04:31 AM   #1968
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Well good news gents. My kit was rocking last night. Only one that had anything for me was Taylor James and his SK. I out qualified him and held him off a quarter of the race then dorked it. But I kept him in sight and then it happened, he dorked it....LOL TQ and the win baby. Still some off power issues but this week I am sure that will be done with. I will post a set up for our track soon.

I am concluding the CSI pistons are great but not for the mammoth jumps we run. The pack is good but the rebound is to fast. Going to change to 8-1.3 and splits in the rear. Hard landings its great but then bounces back up to fast and unsettles the kit. It makes the kit feel over sprung on the rebound after a flat landing. Ended up with 27.5 in the front and 30 in the rear to calm it down. This week I will work on it. I may turn the rears flange upward? But pretty sure I will be changing the pistons. The kit was smooth and consistent all night long. Even though I wanted more in the apex. I will get a link to the results up when they post them. The averages were unbelievable. And there were 2 other 3.0 kits out there now to.

I didn't test the push control. Out of time to play around. We had rain coming in and only 2 rounds of quals.

And I have to put in a plug for AKA. They are having a close out on Hard compound Gridirons. I am telling you guys that these tires were the best tire I have ever ran in Medium but the Hards were like cheating and the wear was almost zero. And get this every one thought I was nuts cause it was only 50 degrees out last night.

But let me just say it was like having tacks stuck threw the tire on forward bite and a semi bald tire on side bite. I also tried the Hard Ibeams. And DAMN!! If you look the only way you can tell I ran them was by the scuffs on the wheels. At the start of the day I tested them on the dry ruff track. It was like running a medium Gridirion on side bite and with 10X the forward bite..

I didn't waste all my testing time last night LOL...
Try the TLR 8 hole tapered pistons with the taper up. They will help with your rebound problem.
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:29 AM   #1969
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Try the TLR 8 hole tapered pistons with the taper up. They will help with your rebound problem.
I already ordered the flat pistons so I will give them a shot first. Once we get a new layout I doubt we will have that huge flat lander. The CSI would be fine then with a weight thicker oil maybe. The kit was very plush with with them if you could hit the down side of the jump. That middle jump is slow if you don't just jump out there. Thta's the first flat lander we have encountered. Its so much faster to jump out there we pretty much sacrifice it all to go faster..
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:45 PM   #1970
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Well I will be the test rat. I took some time out to tinker with my shocks. They have a lot of stiction. So I took the center shim out from between the o-rings. Man what a difference. If they don't leak they are going to be way smoother. I will post back with results next time out.
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I joined the 8ight E 3.0 club this weekend. Bought a gently used 3.0 with a Tekin Gen 2 RX8 and 1900 on Saturday. Drove it today at the local indoor track and it performed fantastic. The previous owner swapped the battery and ESC positions to help balance it out. Anyone else do this mod? Seemed to work, but I really can't compare since I didn't drive it before the mod.

I still have my 8ight E 2.0 and plan on keeping it cause I've only had it a few months and would like to get it set up like the 3.0.
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Are the 8 hole tapered pistons available to purchase some where? I haven't been able to find them anywhere.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:22 AM   #1973
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I joined the 8ight E 3.0 club this weekend. Bought a gently used 3.0 with a Tekin Gen 2 RX8 and 1900 on Saturday. Drove it today at the local indoor track and it performed fantastic. The previous owner swapped the battery and ESC positions to help balance it out. Anyone else do this mod? Seemed to work, but I really can't compare since I didn't drive it before the mod.

I still have my 8ight E 2.0 and plan on keeping it cause I've only had it a few months and would like to get it set up like the 3.0.
Maybe you could get some pics up. I would like to try it if its not to much work. I would like to see how they did it. Looking mine over last night appears to be some tricky work? My gut says to leave yours the way it is and it will handle more like the 2.0. My 2.0 out turns the 3.0. MHO is that that the 3.0 is a better kit but only lacks the off power steering of the 2.0. if the mod is a lot of work I am just going to buy the brass weight for the front with the battery forward.
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I joined the 8ight E 3.0 club this weekend. Bought a gently used 3.0 with a Tekin Gen 2 RX8 and 1900 on Saturday. Drove it today at the local indoor track and it performed fantastic. The previous owner swapped the battery and ESC positions to help balance it out. Anyone else do this mod? Seemed to work, but I really can't compare since I didn't drive it before the mod.

I still have my 8ight E 2.0 and plan on keeping it cause I've only had it a few months and would like to get it set up like the 3.0.
I believe that mod is used to give it more of a "nitro" feel. Some folks run them with an optional clutch setup as well to help emulate this "feel". I wanna say Drake ran it like that recently.... Did good with it but Phend kept his in the stock setup and did great with it.

I had the 2.0 when I first bought my e 3.0 and came to realize that I would never ever be able to get the steering out of it like my 3.0. Two totally different beasts IMO. Sold the 2.0 two weeks later.
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Are the 8 hole tapered pistons available to purchase some where? I haven't been able to find them anywhere.
These?
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I believe that mod is used to give it more of a "nitro" feel. Some folks run them with an optional clutch setup as well to help emulate this "feel". I wanna say Drake ran it like that recently.... Did good with it but Phend kept his in the stock setup and did great with it.

I had the 2.0 when I first bought my e 3.0 and came to realize that I would never ever be able to get the steering out of it like my 3.0. Two totally different beasts IMO. Sold the 2.0 two weeks later.
Now that I have mine turning I would agree with you on that... But last week I was getting murdered in the apex by my old 2.0. The 2.0's had better forward bite. There's no question the 3.0 is better a kit that's for sure and has way more potential.

My thinking is the battery mod is going to give more off power steering and forward bite out of the turns. So it should give more on power steering more off power and forward bite. I am at 4 degree rear toe to get more forward bite. Oddly and I think its the front bite it has a spin and a drift with my 3.0.
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Does anyone know if these are for the shock body over the threads? Or for the shock cap. I am looking for a ring seal for the cap so o don't have to cut up a bladder.

http://www.amain.com/product_info.ph...llar-O-Rings-4
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Wow. 4* toe? Tyler runs his with 2* all the time. Inside and outside racing. Tyler would prolly run 0* indoors if he could. He has a very aggressive driving style.
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Try the short Ackerman arm.... you will never look back.
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