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Old 03-02-2014, 12:25 AM   #1471
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So what your saying is it will fit?
Does anything need to be modified to make it fit or is it a no problem kind of fit?
Is anybody running this set up?
All motors that are max. 42 mm in diameter and max. 74 mm in lenght will fit just fine.

The "standard" Castle Creations Mamba Monster 2200kv combo fits fine.

Many runs with this setup. I have run the setup in an 8ight-E 2.0 and in the E 3.0.

As long as the engine is max. 42 mm in diameter and max. 74 mm in lenght you're OK.
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Am I missing something, or are there no aluminum spindles for the 3.0?
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:57 PM   #1474
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Am I missing something, or are there no aluminum spindles for the 3.0?
I had the same thought a couple weeks ago..

In my opinion, as well as most of the TLR guys out here in the Midwest the spindles are the most fragile part of car.

I believe it has something to do with the extreme cold we have been dealing with.

Regardless, at the Midwest Champs at CRCRC I witnessed many break.

Like I said, I'm willing to bet its the cold and no one out west has dealt with this issue as badly as we have.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:11 PM   #1475
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Am I missing something, or are there no aluminum spindles for the 3.0?
There are no aluminum spindles for the 3.0 line of vehicles. We are looking into the late development of some spindle breakages that seem premature at this time. During testing, we never experienced this and most that got original kits never experienced this. It seems to be as of late so we are working on getting some recent parts to test out to resolve this.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:54 PM   #1476
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I had the same thought a couple weeks ago..

In my opinion, as well as most of the TLR guys out here in the Midwest the spindles are the most fragile part of car.

I believe it has something to do with the extreme cold we have been dealing with.

Regardless, at the Midwest Champs at CRCRC I witnessed many break.

Like I said, I'm willing to bet its the cold and no one out west has dealt with this issue as badly as we have.
I think the cold was definitely part of the one I broke this weekend, flat landed a big triple and it snapped. I've rarely had anything on my TLR 1/8 vehicles break, they are stout.

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There are no aluminum spindles for the 3.0 line of vehicles. We are looking into the late development of some spindle breakages that seem premature at this time. During testing, we never experienced this and most that got original kits never experienced this. It seems to be as of late so we are working on getting some recent parts to test out to resolve this.
Thanks Ryan! It was 25*F in the arena we were racing in, lots of cars broke parts and I'm betting it had a lot to do with the temps. 3.0 did great all weekend, I ended up 4th overall.
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:32 PM   #1477
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Just getting around to building my kit...got 3 rear shock bodies and 1 front, haha...will call Horizon CS.

On the one front I built, the shock shaft hit the bladder before the eyelet hits the bottom cap, is this correct? If it is I'll put some spacers on it so the shaft doesn't hit the bladder.
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Just getting around to building my kit...got 3 rear shock bodies and 1 front, haha...will call Horizon CS.

On the one front I built, the shock shaft hit the bladder before the eyelet hits the bottom cap, is this correct? If it is I'll put some spacers on it so the shaft doesn't hit the bladder.
The spring cup takes up another bit of space and may be enough to keep the shaft from hitting the bladder.
Also make sure you have the shaft threaded all the way into the eyelet.
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The spring cup takes up another bit of space and may be enough to keep the shaft from hitting the bladder.
Also make sure you have the shaft threaded all the way into the eyelet.
Good point about the spring cup. Eyelet is definitely threaded all the way. Thanks.

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Anyone using the TLR341000 40 gram weight? Seems like a bunch of weight for the front. Have yet to drive my car since the motor is coming from Washington State via Alaska, darn USPS package screw-ups!
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Anyone using the TLR341000 40 gram weight? Seems like a bunch of weight for the front. Have yet to drive my car since the motor is coming from Washington State via Alaska, darn USPS package screw-ups!
I tried it last weekend, not that noticeable of a difference. Little more steering all around that's about it, no negatives so I left it in.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:49 PM   #1482
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I had the same thought a couple weeks ago..

In my opinion, as well as most of the TLR guys out here in the Midwest the spindles are the most fragile part of car.

I believe it has something to do with the extreme cold we have been dealing with.

Regardless, at the Midwest Champs at CRCRC I witnessed many break.

Like I said, I'm willing to bet its the cold and no one out west has dealt with this issue as badly as we have.
You can't be in here K car traitor!!! LOL!!

McGuire was there when we broke ours unfortunately. It was really cold like he said.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:59 PM   #1483
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You can't be in here K car traitor!!! LOL!!

McGuire was there when we broke ours unfortunately. It was really cold like he said.
Hey now! Variety is the spice of life right? I may be back with a Losi sooner or later! It's an awesome car! Just giving the kyosho a workout for now.

And I broke a total of 3 right side spindles myself in a couple weeks. The car other than that like mentioned above it straight bulletproof. Probably the most durable 1/8th I've had.

Not a design flaw in my mind, just the temps getting cold and causing any "brand" of plastic to be brittle.
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Has anyone tried the upgrade wrap on the stock body?
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Am I missing something, or are there no aluminum spindles for the 3.0?
It must be the cold that causes the spindles to break.

I have been driving my E very hard on an indoor heated track with a good deal of heavy front impacts. Only bent some front hinge pins, no spindles.
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