R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-17-2014, 06:39 AM   #2281
Tech Elite
 
symmetricon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: houston
Posts: 4,641
Trader Rating: 27 (100%+)
Default

I think I am using a 275mm wire.
__________________
XRAY / RCAMERICA
JCONCEPTS
RCSHOX
Mikes Hobby Shop
symmetricon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2014, 07:46 PM   #2282
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: SW IN
Posts: 68
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

OK guys, I just picked up this buggy and it's my first venture into 8th scale and I had a couple questions.

Is everybody shimming the rear diff by the manual or by feel? I'm sure it will be close out of the box but I wanted some opinions from experienced guys.

I'm going to stick with the stock 43T spur for now. Will 14T pinion be a good starting point with a 1900kv motor?

Finally, I am looking into using the SMC 4600mah 4s shorty packs. Will the balance be alright with a standard motor and the short battery or should I go for the full size packs? Planning to run mainly on indoor clay tracks.

Thanks for the help!!
bneukam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 01:58 AM   #2283
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Jeffersonville, IN
Posts: 259
Send a message via AIM to Brushless Corey
Default

I run a metal spur gear on my 3.0 and a 15 tooth pinion. I also run a Tekin 1900 in it as well. I run a Venom 5000 mah 4s and us a small piece of foam to keep it from sliding around. I only run mine on a indoor clay track as well.
Brushless Corey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 01:18 PM   #2284
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 2
Default

Someone can tell me if i need to put some black grease on oring in diff case? The manual say for front/rear to put grease only in the side of ring gear and no grease at all in center diff???

Also can you use black grease everywhere ask in manual or losi great grease can work?

Thank you,
Pascal
Pask32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 03:14 PM   #2285
Tech Prophet
 
Casper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Orange, Ca
Posts: 17,664
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pask32 View Post
Someone can tell me if i need to put some black grease on oring in diff case? The manual say for front/rear to put grease only in the side of ring gear and no grease at all in center diff???

Also can you use black grease everywhere ask in manual or losi great grease can work?

Thank you,
Pascal
This is a great video to building losi 8 diffs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbOfV5J5Z0k

So yes you should put some black grease in each of the outdrive holes and this gets it on the o-rings which is fine.

Losi black grease is fine for the ring and pinion and any CV joints but Casper-RC makes a better grease for these applications if you want to check it out.

|
V
__________________
TLR/Losi Team Driver
TLR/Losi | Tekin | DE Racing | Spektrum | Exotek | JBRL | Kolor Koncepts | OC/RC |Sticky Kicks | Imagine It Graphics | Casper-RC.com
TLR 22 3.0, TLR 22SCT 2.0, TLR 22-4 2.0, TLR Ten-SCTE 3.0, Spektrum DX6R

WWW.CASPER-RC.COM TLR and Tekin setups
Casper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 07:53 AM   #2286
Tech Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 2
Default

Hi,

It's normal to have a loose between the rear arm and the rear hinge pin brace?


Thank you,
Pascal
Attached Thumbnails
TLR 8IGHT E 3.0 THREAD-img_0420.jpg  
Pask32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 09:30 AM   #2287
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,578
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pask32 View Post
Hi,

It's normal to have a loose between the rear arm and the rear hinge pin brace?


Thank you,
Pascal
Yes, that is normal. Not sure why but it was like that on both my 8ight buggy and truggy.
kcobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 02:30 PM   #2288
Tech Adept
 
carrotcake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 112
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pask32 View Post
Hi,

It's normal to have a loose between the rear arm and the rear hinge pin brace?


Thank you,
Pascal

You can use "shims" to put in between the space(s) - front or rear on the hinge pins. But make sure you still have enough play / a little bit of room so the arms can still move smoothly and freely. I use Tamiya shims sets (starts with 0.1mm and other sizes).
carrotcake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 07:34 PM   #2289
Tech Prophet
 
Casper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Orange, Ca
Posts: 17,664
Trader Rating: 33 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pask32 View Post
Hi,

It's normal to have a loose between the rear arm and the rear hinge pin brace?


Thank you,
Pascal
The space is required in case you use the increased deg of toe in. you can shim the arms if this bothers you.
__________________
TLR/Losi Team Driver
TLR/Losi | Tekin | DE Racing | Spektrum | Exotek | JBRL | Kolor Koncepts | OC/RC |Sticky Kicks | Imagine It Graphics | Casper-RC.com
TLR 22 3.0, TLR 22SCT 2.0, TLR 22-4 2.0, TLR Ten-SCTE 3.0, Spektrum DX6R

WWW.CASPER-RC.COM TLR and Tekin setups

Last edited by Casper; 07-20-2014 at 08:35 PM.
Casper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2014, 07:26 AM   #2290
Tech Master
 
Brian C.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,320
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Every time I think my car is dialed it just gets better everytime I run it! I love my car!
Brian C. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2014, 01:14 AM   #2291
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: South Africa, Durban
Posts: 299
Default

quick question, may seem like a stupid one...but does toe change with ride height?

i dropped my car substantially this weekend and only afterwards noticed that i had about 1.5 degrees of toe in
akshayp14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2014, 05:05 AM   #2292
Tech Regular
 
drepus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 401
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by akshayp14 View Post
quick question, may seem like a stupid one...but does toe change with ride height?

i dropped my car substantially this weekend and only afterwards noticed that i had about 1.5 degrees of toe in
Rear toe in does not change with ride height.
Front toe in can change with ride height and is caused by bump steer. The amount of spacers you have under the outer steering tir rod where it attaches to the knuckle determines the bump steer. Changing the upper tie rod's inner location on the shock tower or flipping the inner steering to the balls up or down orientation causes different amounts of bump steer and I usually adjust the spacers to eliminate bump steer when the suspension is moved throughout its travel.
__________________
Dave Henry
TLR/Losi Team Driver,Team Horizon,Spektrum,Dynamite,JR,Nitrotane,AKA,CRC,Pinnacle Hobby, racing since '86 (at least trying!)

drepus???? it's "superd" backwards since it was taken!
drepus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2014, 11:24 PM   #2293
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: South Africa, Durban
Posts: 299
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drepus View Post
Rear toe in does not change with ride height.
Front toe in can change with ride height and is caused by bump steer. The amount of spacers you have under the outer steering tir rod where it attaches to the knuckle determines the bump steer. Changing the upper tie rod's inner location on the shock tower or flipping the inner steering to the balls up or down orientation causes different amounts of bump steer and I usually adjust the spacers to eliminate bump steer when the suspension is moved throughout its travel.
what a fantastic answer, thanks buddy!
akshayp14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2014, 03:27 AM   #2294
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 42
Default

Took my 8ight-e 3.0 to the skate park the other day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJPY6wePdcA
__________________
8IGHT-E 3.0/MM2/2200kv 19t/43t 4pls 4s-6s
rotachoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2014, 12:12 PM   #2295
Tech Fanatic
 
Salkin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 882
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rotachoc View Post
Took my 8ight-e 3.0 to the skate park the other day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJPY6wePdcA
Sorry, but what a waste of a fine racer.
__________________
Yokomo BD7 2016 Black Series - MuchMore Fleta Pro / MuchMore ZX - Highest DLP650 - Sanwa M12
Salkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
e-buggy, eight 3.0, losi, spur gear


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 09:28 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net