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Old 10-14-2013, 10:37 PM   #811
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Hey guys I am with RCGOD on this one I just picked up a 8ight 2.0 and want to update it so what do I need as far as part #'s so I can get this thing up to speed... thanks in advance...
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Hey guys I am with RCGOD on this one I just picked up a 8ight 2.0 and want to update it so what do I need as far as part #'s so I can get this thing up to speed... thanks in advance...
We posted stuff earlier in this thread but it is cheaper to get a new kit than to convert.
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Got to give mine a go this past Sunday at my local track. Coming the the 2.0 electric car I was pretty excited to see how this car handled.

For the most part I started with the Drake outdoor setup (shocks and linkage positions), but I left the stock 2.7 sway bar in the front and 5-5-5 for the diffs. The car handled pretty well with this setup but I ended up changing the front sway bar to a 2.5. I'm not ready for finer tuning yet because the camber link ends are still SUPER tight. After cleaning the car, the ends seem to be even tighter. I am gonna take them apart and maybe hit them with a bit of fine sandpaper.

I managed to get some video too. New car on a new layout! Enjoy

http://youtu.be/JK7WyhZjmDU
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We posted stuff earlier in this thread but it is cheaper to get a new kit than to convert.
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Got to give mine a go this past Sunday at my local track. Coming the the 2.0 electric car I was pretty excited to see how this car handled.

For the most part I started with the Drake outdoor setup (shocks and linkage positions), but I left the stock 2.7 sway bar in the front and 5-5-5 for the diffs. The car handled pretty well with this setup but I ended up changing the front sway bar to a 2.5. I'm not ready for finer tuning yet because the camber link ends are still SUPER tight. After cleaning the car, the ends seem to be even tighter. I am gonna take them apart and maybe hit them with a bit of fine sandpaper.

I managed to get some video too. New car on a new layout! Enjoy

http://youtu.be/JK7WyhZjmDU
Don't sand them. Use a pair of pliers and squeeze them. This is the fastest easiest way.
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Don't sand them. Use a pair of pliers and squeeze them. This is the fastest easiest way.
I've tried. Worked alright on some of them but not all. I ended up switching ends from my nitro car since it's retired for the season and the ebuggy isnt
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Hacker07 or Casper,

What brand tapered pistons would be a good fit in the 3.0e? Im looking for something close to Phends national winning setup. What would be the piston hole size? Thanks...
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Hacker it will seriously cost over $700 to bring my 2.0 up to the 3.0 standard.. I wonder why non of the "big" names make upgrade kits... I honestly thought losi would set the example on this one but I guess not.. its not about making a better product it is just about selling more cars..

thanks in advance for all you do...
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Is anyone running the tekno traktion drive system? I fail to see how you can use electric brakes with a clutch. I'm interested in trying it. I just don't understand how Adam runs it and has brakes. Maybe that is why there is two sets of springs? I am uncertain.
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Hacker it will seriously cost over $700 to bring my 2.0 up to the 3.0 standard.. I wonder why non of the "big" names make upgrade kits... I honestly thought losi would set the example on this one but I guess not.. its not about making a better product it is just about selling more cars..

thanks in advance for all you do...
Well, you essentially need everything except the 3 diffs and that's if you already have good HD lightened outdrives, and the rear hubs, and some minor odds and ends.

The arms, chassis, spindles, carriers, center drive bones, battery system, wheels, shocks, towers, servo mount, side guards, hinge pins...etc...when you add them up separately, they cost similar to the new kit. The new kit isn't 700 and you can sometimes find it for a bit of a deal online or by talking to your local shop.
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Is anyone running the tekno traktion drive system? I fail to see how you can use electric brakes with a clutch. I'm interested in trying it. I just don't understand how Adam runs it and has brakes. Maybe that is why there is two sets of springs? I am uncertain.
The traction drive system is an engaged clutch that allows some slip off the bottom end which is adjustable but when braking is locked up giving you motor brakes. He only runs it on outdoor blown out tracks.
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The traction drive system is an engaged clutch that allows some slip off the bottom end which is adjustable but when braking is locked up giving you motor brakes. He only runs it on outdoor blown out tracks.
Thanks Ryan. I was thinking that was the reason for the two different style springs.
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Just got my Losi 8ight 3.0. took 7 hours to be put together but it was fun
i did put too much thred-loc on the center diff mout now cant get them loose.

Running Tekin 1900 with a RX8
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Just got my Losi 8ight 3.0. took 7 hours to be put together but it was fun
i did put too much thred-loc on the center diff mout now cant get them loose.

Running Tekin 1900 with a RX8
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shocks 37.5 front and 30 rear with adam drake set-up




Make sure you do NOT use the shock oil that came with the kit--it is very unreliable, and could greatly influence your setup for the worse. Use TLR shock oil.

As an FYI, we tried that setup, and took Casper and Ryan's advice and came back to the kit setup with 0s in the front--MUCH better. We look forward to your feedback on that setup, though.
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