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Old 02-01-2016, 02:51 PM   #16
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Front hubs
Front Spindes
Front Arms
Axles
Half shafts
Front Shock Tower
Chassis
Side Guards
Rear Shock tower
Rear Hubs

probably some other stuff
front arms are the same part #
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Old 02-01-2016, 08:25 PM   #17
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Axles (driveshafts) not needed
front and rear shock towers not needed.
Its been posted on horizon's website a while back, there are lots of smaller parts in the end it all adds up.
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Old 02-02-2016, 04:35 AM   #18
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Guess what I'll do tonight?
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Old 02-02-2016, 12:43 PM   #19
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My car is already finished:-)
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Old 02-02-2016, 01:08 PM   #20
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Where did you buy ?
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Old 02-02-2016, 02:11 PM   #21
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In Europe we already have it, I got mine from local dealer in Latvia.

Just wiring left to do for tomorrow
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Did you have the 3.0 before do you fine it so much better
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Everything went well.
There was some binding issue with the spindles + carriers.
Cole Ogden has a video that shows how to free it up - doesnt take much:-)
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So it's true that it 1.5cm wider
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Just ordered a Team Losi Racing 1/8 8IGHT-E 4.0 4WD Electric Buggy Kit - I have been out of RC for quite a while. Raced '95-'99 but now just getting back in with my son.

Looking for a few recommendations to finish off the Buggy.

What do you recommend for a steering servo for the buggy? Tough, quick and high quality.

What about a Motor and ESC? - Brushless system

Size of Lipo battery? - 3S/4S/6S - mAh

Look forward to receiving the kit ~2/15/16

Your help is much appreciated.
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So I had 3.0 before.
While building 4.0 all was superb, except because of all new parts, kit is little bit stiffer (steering, because of new spindles and spacers and all the drive-shafts due to rubber protection), but I guess it will go away after 2-5 packs on truck.
All the camber link balls were not as stiff as on 3.0 and didn't need any pressing with pliers.
There was additional shim on center diff that goes under bearing, that eliminated center diff movement form side to side witch was good addition.

I personally have only 2 things I didn't like:
I could't find short ackerman in my kit.
And as I checked bleeder screws can't be bought separately - or at least they are not yet listed, this is bad as they tend to get damaged at least on 1/10 after many times of shock upkeep, and it's very bad if they cannot be bought separately.

Also if you want to mount tekin motor on it, as it mounts on 2 large screws (also new with 4.0) in order to get it in desired direction you have to unscrew motor upper plate and that screw it back on so wire leads could point to desired direction.
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Just ordered a Team Losi Racing 1/8 8IGHT-E 4.0 4WD Electric Buggy Kit - I have been out of RC for quite a while. Raced '95-'99 but now just getting back in with my son.

Looking for a few recommendations to finish off the Buggy.

What do you recommend for a steering servo for the buggy? Tough, quick and high quality.

What about a Motor and ESC? - Brushless system

Size of Lipo battery? - 3S/4S/6S - mAh

Look forward to receiving the kit ~2/15/16

Your help is much appreciated.
You will get a million answers to these.

Servo-Personal favorite budget friendly servo Hitec 7955 ($99),
I used it for 4 years before eventually selling it.

Motor and esc- Tekin gen2 rx8 and gen 2 t8 1900kv ($290)
Budget Friendly a hobby wing combo with a similiar kv motor

Battery- 4S 6950mah Trinity Revtech or 6500mah 4S SMC

Hope this helps. Again you will get a million opinions. Another thing would be to go to your local track and see what the faster guys are running in your area.
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Hope this helps. Again you will get a million opinions. Another thing would be to go to your local track and see what the faster guys are running in your area.
I very much appreciate your feedback and fully understand the million opinions. I wish I had a close track to run and see - Its about an hour north of me. Being my first 1/8th vehicle seeing a few options will help narrow down my research before final selection.
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Motor and esc- Tekin gen2 rx8 and gen 2 t8 1900kv ($290)
Budget Friendly a hobby wing combo with a similiar kv motor

Battery- 4S 6950mah Trinity Revtech or 6500mah 4S SMC
agree that combo with 1900kv motor is the best choice.

batteries- for sure only 4S, as its plenty enaugh and at al major events those are as a standard. capacity for batteries not les than 4500mah and no sence to take more than 7000mah... and C rating at least 45C, but preferably 90-100C difference is remarkable

about servo- any high end servo should be ok if it has speed at least 0.09sek and torque above 15kg
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