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Old 03-01-2007, 09:12 PM   #136
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Well i picked it up!!! Man this thing looks sweet!!!!!
I think that they thought of everything on this one.......I have had alot of RC's over the years ......This thing is PIMP!!

I cant wait to fill it up With Nitro!!!

While i was at the shop i realized that all the hopups for the Eight look like they will work.So i helped myself to some Losi and KingsHead Stuff.

For the people that want a ready to run ,This is were they should start...Looks like that the linkage is so close that all you do is center the servo ..Or maybe when they move up from rtr.....Anyway it is AWESOME!!


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Old 03-02-2007, 12:35 AM   #137
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I like this whole pre-built concept. For those who want a RTR, but want to choose their own equipment...

...it's perfect.
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Old 03-02-2007, 01:13 AM   #138
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I agree... the 90% built thing is cool. I'm an old-school "kit" guy, and I liked building the 8ight, but it was nice to have the truck mostly done, and done right.

I got mine all ready to run, starter box setup, body painted and everything... just have to put fuel in her and fire it up.

My fuel is about 2 years old.... that's the last time I have run a noisy, eye-watering, throat burning r/c. hee hee

I'm pumped to go racing with this thing... it is SWEET! I have never raced nitro before so this will be interesting.

The 8ightT will make a KILLER brushless truggy, once the nitro thing gets old.
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Old 03-02-2007, 02:03 AM   #139
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I didn't think nitro cars ever got boring? Hehe..

If you have problems getting your engine to run well, you might want to try a different jug of fuel. Two years is a long time, even if you stored it correctly.
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Old 03-02-2007, 07:02 AM   #140
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Yeah... I need some fresh fuel. If the old stuff seems to work I may use it for practice, etc.

It's not about nitro getting boring, it's about the brushless being better, faster, and more fun....
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Old 03-02-2007, 08:05 AM   #141
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Personally I'd rather still rather build it. i have some building habits I've picked up over the last 18 years and a vehicle just isn't really to hit the track until those are done. With the truck built it just will take longer to get it race ready and technically I've paid someone to do something that would just redo myself.

However I have seen the quality of the build of this kit and it looks very good. Having kits like this on the market are probably only good things for the industry. And if that equals more people at the track I'm all for it.
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Personally I'd rather still rather build it. i have some building habits I've picked up over the last 18 years and a vehicle just isn't really to hit the track until those are done. With the truck built it just will take longer to get it race ready and technically I've paid someone to do something that would just redo myself.

However I have seen the quality of the build of this kit and it looks very good. Having kits like this on the market are probably only good things for the industry. And if that equals more people at the track I'm all for it.
I agree. I'd still rather build it. Plus you learn how to work on it better. I'm kind of going through that right now. I bought a Mugan buggy from a friend and It took a few weeks of regular maintenance to really get a good feel for the best way to pull things apart and the process of working on it. Plus it doesn't help that it's the first nitro car I've ever had.

I must say though, I stopped in at Revelation on Wednesday right after they got their shipment in and was tempted.
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Me also...Started takin mine apart last night LOL
I know it is built correctly.....I just gotta see what makes her tic..... Been buildin them too long.Old habbits you get better at.LOL!!

Hey Aaron,What wheels have the guys been using
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I didn't think nitro cars ever got boring? Hehe..

If you have problems getting your engine to run well, you might want to try a different jug of fuel. Two years is a long time, even if you stored it correctly.
I think that jug is better suited for Traction Compound!!LOL
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The 8ightT will make a KILLER brushless truggy, once the nitro thing gets old.
Never happen my friend..............
I love 10th electric,and mini-t,Butt there is certainly no comparison to drivin 8th scale with 40,000 rpm....

And the smell of Nitro....mmmmmmmmmmm!
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40,000? Lean that thing out!

Factory Seal - The 8-T uses the same offset wheel as the Jammin' truck.

I know there are a lot of racers out there who'd rather build their trucks, but I'd have to argue that they're outnumbered by hobbyists who just want to go drive it, haha. I think the racers who want Losi performance and quality are going to buy the truck, built or not!

Besides, you'll get to take it apart and put it back together the first time you get it dirty!
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I picked up my 8ight-T last night. Ive been racing for 20+years, and this is only the second prebuilt car i have ever gotten. The first being a Cox Scorpion. But i tell you what, If every prebuilt car is put togther as well as this one is I would have no problem always having my cars prebuilt. Its put togther right! Even the camber was right in all but one wheel. And only had to change the rear sway bar, and front shock oil to put Truhes set up on.

Only thing i was suprized about was the width. The wheel base is close to my Mugen, slightly longer, but the 8-T is almost an inch narrower. Im sure there is a reason for that given the results so far, but i was suprized it was that much narrower.
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Old 03-02-2007, 12:42 PM   #148
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Pontiac lied. Wider isn't ALWAYS better!
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It would appear thats true LOL. Do you know why its not out to the legal limit?
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I don't know. I'm sure there's a very good physics-related answer to that question, I just don't know it, haha.

As a general rule, narrower cars rotate easier, so that might be part of it.
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