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Old 03-16-2016, 09:44 PM   #3691
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Guys I have done the basic conversion, well I would say the reason I did the conversion was for the battery location option and motor orientation option. I have a race meet this weekend and will share my findings on the change. I can confirm you will need the battery tray, which is the same as the 3.0 truggy. The chassis, motor mounts which comes in a set (0 and 4,4 deg) and the body. Everything else is a nice to have. The only other parts I will recommend is the front spindles and carriers, next on my list. There is no need for a new motor mount, if you study the exploded diagram the only difference between the 3.0 and 4.0 motor mounts is the alum. bit that gets attached to the motor, mine (3.0) went on just fine.

The other parts I have done to date prior to the 4.0 change above is the bearing spacer (sleeve) that goes inside the fr and rr diffs. Other than that its as simple as the above, no other parts needed unless you want to go the full 4.0 route I suggest buy the 4.0 kit rather. See attached completed pic.
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Old 03-17-2016, 03:20 PM   #3692
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Lol!! I bought the 3.0 to save money over the 4.0! I plan to use the saved money for battery and motor, if I go to a 4s system for outdoors.
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Old 03-17-2016, 05:27 PM   #3693
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Now time to figure out how to make the stock body fit over my batteries until my tlf and concepts bodies get in!!



Yay for invisible wires! Gotta love wire sleeves.


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Guys I have done the basic conversion,
Very nice. I think that's a good way to go, I would have done the same but needed the parts from my 3.0 to upgrade my truggy to a 3.0. imo your not missing a think not having 4.0 spindles and carriers...mine binded up bad so I used my 3.0 spindles. I'm sure they could have been massaged but my 3.0 ones were already perfect.

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Looks clean man.
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:07 PM   #3695
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Now time to figure out how to make the stock body fit over my batteries until my tlf and concepts bodies get in!!



Yay for invisible wires! Gotta love wire sleeves.


Looks good. I cut the little down box completely out and put a sticker over it. I would recommend the tlr cab forward body
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:24 PM   #3696
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Looks clean man.
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Looks good. I cut the little down box completely out and put a sticker over it. I would recommend the tlr cab forward body
that's what im going to do so that I can at least run until my new bodies come in. I contemplated the tlr cab forward but got a great deal on the jconcepts silencer and the lfr assassin body (which was specifically designed for batt forward). ill cut them both out, see which fits better and keep the other for backup. hell I may like the stocker with a sticker! lol
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Old 03-18-2016, 03:50 AM   #3697
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that's what im going to do so that I can at least run until my new bodies come in. I contemplated the tlr cab forward but got a great deal on the jconcepts silencer and the lfr assassin body (which was specifically designed for batt forward). ill cut them both out, see which fits better and keep the other for backup. hell I may like the stocker with a sticker! lol
I have not tested the lfr body so i do not know anything about that. I have tested the jcon and tlr cab forward back to back. I had more steering and faster laps with the TLR cab forward body. Both bodies did have more steering and faster laps over the stock body. Hope that helps!
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Old 03-18-2016, 11:42 AM   #3698
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Haven't really considered Losi for a 1/8 buggy, but now that they are on sale I am considering it. I don't know a lot about the Losi's. Is there any thing I need to know about the kit before I buy? Issues, tips, upgrades etc?

Any input would be appreciated

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Old 03-18-2016, 05:06 PM   #3699
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No issues, all the upgrades needed supposedly are a metal servo saver top and metal spur gear. Other than that it's one of the easiest builds around.
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picked up a set of rear dog bones. what do you guys think of them? whats the advantage?
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picked up a set of rear dog bones. what do you guys think of them? whats the advantage?
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i see TLR has front and center diffs called smart diffs, are those for E and N versions? anyone used them on E's?
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I used tooth paste on the cups to work them down, and it worked, but took a lot of time. I had to cut the head off a long 2 mm screw and run flanged nuts on it to hold the ball. I then put the screw in a drill and ran it for a couple of minutes. After that I cleaned out the tooth paste and added lithium grease. Now they are very smooth and move freely. I finished my diffs and don't really know how to install the rear plastic inserts for the hinge pin, is it 0* in the front, or the other ? And how are they oriented??? I had to stop there for now.
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i see TLR has front and center diffs called smart diffs, are those for E and N versions? anyone used them on E's?
Meant for nitro. Do not use them period.
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I used tooth paste on the cups to work them down, and it worked, but took a lot of time. I had to cut the head off a long 2 mm screw and run flanged nuts on it to hold the ball. I then put the screw in a drill and ran it for a couple of minutes. After that I cleaned out the tooth paste and added lithium grease. Now they are very smooth and move freely. I finished my diffs and don't really know how to install the rear plastic inserts for the hinge pin, is it 0* in the front, or the other ? And how are they oriented??? I had to stop there for now.
Antisquat do 1 pills up for 3 degree on the 8e 3.0 and 0 pills for toe to give 3 degrees toe.
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