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Old 09-01-2008, 10:28 PM   #1576
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The 358 would be best for steering. The 650 will work for the throttle. It's slow enough that throttle response will help you in the long run, and it's strong enough to have great braking power. Welcome to the world of the T.
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That would be a great place to start, but someday you will want to upgrade.
IMHO I thing this combo is the best!

Steering: Hitec 5955 T: 333 S: .15 $109
Throttle: Hitec 5985 T: 172 S: .13 $89

It is alil overkill but why not?
This IS the truggy class... EVERYTHING is overkill!
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:45 AM   #1578
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im about to pick up a used 8-t was wondering where i should put my servos, never ran nitro. i have a airtronics 94358 and a new jr650, any help would be cool, thanx.
You won't have anything to worry about. I've been running the

ACE servos (DS1515:200oz.-in. @ $95ea.)

for over a year now. They work perfect. As long as your EPA are set correctly the servos you have will last and last. You won't have an immediate need to upgrade.
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:55 AM   #1579
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You won't have anything to worry about. I've been running the

ACE servos (DS1515:200oz.-in. @ $95ea.)

for over a year now. They work perfect. As long as your EPA are set correctly the servos you have will last and last. You won't have an immediate need to upgrade.
Yeah thats what I meant... But eventually...

The airtronics servos are great for electric, but just aren't as tough in nitro thats all...
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:07 AM   #1580
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thanx guys 94358 is coming out of a b44 and the jr 650 im getting with the 8-t, will be upgradeing at some point though just was hoping to get some time out of them before hand.
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thanx guys 94358 is coming out of a b44 and the jr 650 im getting with the 8-t, will be upgradeing at some point though just was hoping to get some time out of them before hand.
You should be gtg (good to go)...
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:54 AM   #1582
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is there anything that i should be looking for on a used truggy, like common breakages or anything?
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On the losi truggy, just look for things that are loose or worn.
There aren't too many things that break usually...
If you get a clutch look at the shoes, clutchbell, and spur gear for wear.
check the bearings, diffs, and shocks out.
Just do usual maintenence, clean and fill the diffs, clean and fill the shocks, and replace anything thats worn or broken.

FYI if the spur gear is worn greatly its a nice upgrade to get the robinson racing extra wide gear, it adds area for gear mesh.
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:05 AM   #1584
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is there any parts i will need to stock up on, such as arms and casterblocks and what not?
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is there any parts i will need to stock up on, such as arms and casterblocks and what not?
Not really. But some extra items to have on hand: Clutch bell bearings. Rod ends. CV rebuild kits. Shock seal kits. Spare wheel bearings. Diff gaskets. An extra shock shaft f/r. Rear outer hinge pins.

I have seen ONE guy break a steering knuckle. The SAME guy broke a rear hub at a later date. I'm not sure how he broke them, but he did. These are the only occasions I've seen broken chassis parts on a T.
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Old 09-07-2008, 03:26 PM   #1586
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Hey guys,
Set up question. I have run my truggy only a couple times and I am pretty new to 8th scale offroad. But I do have some ther rc and 1:1 racing experience. I ran the truggy last night for the second time and am running pretty much this setup: http://www.losi.com/ProdInfo/Files/8...rake%20Std.pdf. I have an extemely light front end. At speed, it steers well, but under throttle, it pushes on corner exit and it ill pull the front end off the ground hitting the slightest bump. I am losing speed exiting corners an setting up for jumps due to this handling issue. My son loves the wheelies

So, I went to the stiffest rear sway bar and the thinnist front swaybar to try and lose rear grip and gain front grip. I also lowered the front ride height. No noticable difference.

Track has medium traction and I am not running a crazy insane engine.

Also, it has a tendacy to jump way nose high. Again, This was only my second race with this truggy and my third 8th scale offroad run and probably 10th offroad race in total, so I don't have all the driving and jumping techniques down yet but more often than not, the nose is high. It makes for some exiting landings. But, the truck was good enough to be running third in the main until a crew backed out of steering link. In the sportsman class.

Any advice would be appreciated. I was thinking a shock length/droop adjustment, or diff fluid change might be in order, but not exactly sure which way to go.

I am running the race roller XTT tires on all four corners.

Thanks again!
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would 7/10/5 be a good starting setup with the diffs??
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would 7/10/5 be a good starting setup with the diffs??
Yes. This is the stock setup. Works good. But remember some people like a different feel from their vehicles. So don't hesitate to try different setups.
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jkas--I think you went the wrong way with the sway bars. The thicker sway bar up front should provide more on-power steering (coming out of corners).

You could try moving the rear hubs back also. This should give more on-power steering.
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RJS and air8, thanks for the replies. I can try the 7/10/5 diff fluid. The setup I am using has 3 in the rear. When you say this is the standard starting setup, is there a link to that sheet? I thought the one I had been using was the standard one...

Also, AIR8, I will switch my swaybar logic and switch them around. Thanks guys!
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