R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-18-2009, 11:59 PM   #1831
TIX
Tech Master
 
TIX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 1,943
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

I run 3.5 degrees of toe out on the truggy and 2.5 degrees of anti squat.
i find the toe gives it much more straight line stability and it rockets out of the corners
__________________
Alan Nankervis.

TIX Race Designs. Plaig Bearings. Thunder Innovations
TIX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2009, 01:48 AM   #1832
Tech Master
 
bobbyblaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,565
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to bobbyblaze
Default

I just got my 8T, when i took it out the box i gave it a roll, i heard clicking...so i took the diffs out and add oil in them ,check every groove on the gears add grease put them back in and the clicking still there...is that normal or what else should i check?
__________________
Arrma Nero 6s, Ofna DM-1 Pro
Traxxas Revo 3.3, Traxxas T-Maxx 3.3, Traxxas Jato 3.3
Traxxas Slash Platinum, Traxxas Slash 2WD
Bend The Rules--Rule The Bends
bobbyblaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2009, 01:55 AM   #1833
TIX
Tech Master
 
TIX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 1,943
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

The rear gearbox mesh is usually a bit tight. It takes a little while to break in.
If it really bothers you then you can upgrade the rear gearbox housing to the 8B 2.0 item which is shimable so you can reset the mesh to your liking
__________________
Alan Nankervis.

TIX Race Designs. Plaig Bearings. Thunder Innovations
TIX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2009, 08:24 AM   #1834
Tech Master
 
jkas10's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Living in Paradise!
Posts: 1,208
Trader Rating: 121 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TIX View Post
I run 3.5 degrees of toe out on the truggy and 2.5 degrees of anti squat.
i find the toe gives it much more straight line stability and it rockets out of the corners
I can see the advantage of the increased toe, and I am going to run it. TIX, thanks for confirming that it is a good idea.

But, I wanted to find out if the rear innner hinge plate (the one that is located in front of the rear diff) uses the removable cams, or if it simply holds the front of the hinge pin and all of the adjustment is made at the rear plate.

Thanks,
__________________
Jeremy Kasten - Cole's Pitman! (Dad); Kasten Racing: www.facebook.com/kastenracing
THANK YOU Sponsors: Mugen Seiki; REDS; AKA; Leadfinger Racing; NitroPro Fuel; RC Addiction Products; Dialed-RC Hobbies; Ben Brocato Designs (BDB); PT RC Racing Oils
jkas10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2009, 08:29 AM   #1835
Tech Master
 
jkas10's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Living in Paradise!
Posts: 1,208
Trader Rating: 121 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TIX View Post
I run 3.5 degrees of toe out on the truggy and 2.5 degrees of anti squat.
i find the toe gives it much more straight line stability and it rockets out of the corners
Oh, another question regarding the increased rear toe. I am looking to really lock down the rear of the car when our track dusts up and gets dry and slick.

Do you lose on-power steering exiting corners with the increased rear toe?

I run buggy and truggy - I am assuming the change has the same effect on both vehicles...

Thanks all!
__________________
Jeremy Kasten - Cole's Pitman! (Dad); Kasten Racing: www.facebook.com/kastenracing
THANK YOU Sponsors: Mugen Seiki; REDS; AKA; Leadfinger Racing; NitroPro Fuel; RC Addiction Products; Dialed-RC Hobbies; Ben Brocato Designs (BDB); PT RC Racing Oils
jkas10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2009, 09:04 AM   #1836
Tech Lord
 
Integra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 12,482
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to Integra
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jkas10 View Post
I can see the advantage of the increased toe, and I am going to run it. TIX, thanks for confirming that it is a good idea.

But, I wanted to find out if the rear innner hinge plate (the one that is located in front of the rear diff) uses the removable cams, or if it simply holds the front of the hinge pin and all of the adjustment is made at the rear plate.

Thanks,
a 3x3 rear end is what i run All the time.....and the rear inside brace is just like the rear rear...uses the same plastic bushing's for adjustment....imo they work great....sure if you take a realllly bad hit at some point it will slop out the bushing...but id rater it take out a .50cent bushing then a 20$ plate.....3.5toe eh tix ? are you going by the revised setting sheet....or whats on the sheet stock ?
__________________
TNS Driver - Radio Post - Blue Groove Apparel - Team Panther - Hitec - Losi - W.E.D. Paint - Clockwork Fuel - Competition Heat - SUMO Racing - Tekin - Team Terribles - M2C Racing - Matrix Concepts - Kal Gard - BuKu Power - DE Racing -
Integra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2009, 05:41 AM   #1837
Tech Master
 
TTR:EB4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Whyalla, South Australia
Posts: 1,290
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

im thinking about buying a Losi 8ight T pro truggy, are these trugs still competitive even tho the 8T 2.0 is coming out very soon?
__________________
The Masher! >.<
TTR:EB4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2009, 07:28 AM   #1838
Tech Lord
 
Integra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 12,482
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to Integra
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TTR:EB4 View Post
im thinking about buying a Losi 8ight T pro truggy, are these trugs still competitive even tho the 8T 2.0 is coming out very soon?

YES.
__________________
TNS Driver - Radio Post - Blue Groove Apparel - Team Panther - Hitec - Losi - W.E.D. Paint - Clockwork Fuel - Competition Heat - SUMO Racing - Tekin - Team Terribles - M2C Racing - Matrix Concepts - Kal Gard - BuKu Power - DE Racing -
Integra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2009, 12:50 PM   #1839
TIX
Tech Master
 
TIX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 1,943
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Integra View Post
a 3x3 rear end is what i run All the time.....and the rear inside brace is just like the rear rear...uses the same plastic bushing's for adjustment....imo they work great....sure if you take a realllly bad hit at some point it will slop out the bushing...but id rater it take out a .50cent bushing then a 20$ plate.....3.5toe eh tix ? are you going by the revised setting sheet....or whats on the sheet stock ?
Im doing as i always do.
Im going by what my setup station says

i dont trust either of those sheets because things move over time.
all i know is that my buggy reads 3 degrees and my truggy reads 3.5 degrees with tha same inserts and new arms. so those sheets are good for a reference and nothing else. so pushing those sheets in everyones face can make you as wrong as you are right at times
__________________
Alan Nankervis.

TIX Race Designs. Plaig Bearings. Thunder Innovations
TIX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2009, 02:34 PM   #1840
Tech Regular
 
GNS Racing 86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kalkaska Michigan
Posts: 319
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fordtastic View Post
where do you measure ride height at? and do you do it with tires on or on a setup station? I know differant tires slighty differant in size
hi all just found this site!

Iwas looking for a setup station i have a 8ght t rtr and 2.5 and 3.3 revo
short and long chassie.

just got into this last summer and caught the bug bad.

started racing in july last yr.

anyhow. are the set up stations worth getting? and were can i get one?,
and will it work on all 3 trucks?

thanks
steve
GNS Racing 86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2009, 02:55 PM   #1841
Tech Lord
 
Integra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 12,482
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to Integra
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TIX View Post
Im doing as i always do.
Im going by what my setup station says

i dont trust either of those sheets because things move over time.
all i know is that my buggy reads 3 degrees and my truggy reads 3.5 degrees with tha same inserts and new arms. so those sheets are good for a reference and nothing else. so pushing those sheets in everyones face can make you as wrong as you are right at times


i dont see how that's possible...the rear toe is directly related to the angle of the hingepin...if they are the same inserts and new arms......something's not adding up here....the revised sheet was based off the Outta the box stamped alum plates...as when you hold up the upgrade plates with corresponding #'s to acheive say 2 Anti and 3 Toe...they just Dont line up....so where's the .5 degree coming from ?
__________________
TNS Driver - Radio Post - Blue Groove Apparel - Team Panther - Hitec - Losi - W.E.D. Paint - Clockwork Fuel - Competition Heat - SUMO Racing - Tekin - Team Terribles - M2C Racing - Matrix Concepts - Kal Gard - BuKu Power - DE Racing -
Integra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2009, 01:46 AM   #1842
TIX
Tech Master
 
TIX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 1,943
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Integra View Post
i dont see how that's possible...the rear toe is directly related to the angle of the hingepin...if they are the same inserts and new arms......something's not adding up here....the revised sheet was based off the Outta the box stamped alum plates...as when you hold up the upgrade plates with corresponding #'s to acheive say 2 Anti and 3 Toe...they just Dont line up....so where's the .5 degree coming from ?
your a smart guy sometimes, so you tell me

there are a heap of places that it can come from. bad molding. different batches. bent pins. the list goes on

all i have to say is that the losi list and the revised list dont mean $hit.
you need to measure these things and not take the list for gosphel

i have found that the machining on wone of my plates it different that the other so i just setup to suit. ive had more inserts made that reflect the reading i desire so i can get the 3 up and 3.5 out i desire

as for why one of my plates are shorter that the other im guessing a change of manufacturer or a fluke of nature
__________________
Alan Nankervis.

TIX Race Designs. Plaig Bearings. Thunder Innovations
TIX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2009, 07:10 AM   #1843
Tech Lord
 
Integra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 12,482
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to Integra
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TIX View Post

i have found that the machining on wone of my plates it different that the other so i just setup to suit. ive had more inserts made that reflect the reading i desire so i can get the 3 up and 3.5 out i desire

as for why one of my plates are shorter that the other im guessing a change of manufacturer or a fluke of nature



well that makes sence...if one is shorter...no matter what insert you use it will read w.e that insert is....what did you compare it to ? the stock stamped plates ?
__________________
TNS Driver - Radio Post - Blue Groove Apparel - Team Panther - Hitec - Losi - W.E.D. Paint - Clockwork Fuel - Competition Heat - SUMO Racing - Tekin - Team Terribles - M2C Racing - Matrix Concepts - Kal Gard - BuKu Power - DE Racing -
Integra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2009, 07:59 PM   #1844
Tech Master
 
bobbyblaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,565
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to bobbyblaze
Default

well i today i finally had the chance to really run my 8ight truggy..it handles real goodand easy to drive as well just can't imagine how the 2.0 run, but compare to my X2 i don't have to drive too aggressive, i like the jammin but after spending time with 8T i think i like it better for this race season even tho i'm behind now that the 2.0 is outbut still it is very competive
__________________
Arrma Nero 6s, Ofna DM-1 Pro
Traxxas Revo 3.3, Traxxas T-Maxx 3.3, Traxxas Jato 3.3
Traxxas Slash Platinum, Traxxas Slash 2WD
Bend The Rules--Rule The Bends
bobbyblaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2009, 09:04 PM   #1845
Tech Master
 
jkas10's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Living in Paradise!
Posts: 1,208
Trader Rating: 121 (100%+)
Default

Hey guys,
Getting ready to get some new bodies painted for this summer. What have you guys been finding to be good looking, functional AND durable bodies to handle the abuse of the occasional - or frequent - tumble? I am running the 1.0 version of the Truggy.

I have always like the JC Illuzion looks on other vehicles bodies: http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/14785

Or the standard Losi Race Roller body - not RTR... http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/12288

Or, is there a Proline body out there that I am missing?

I hate it when bodies start to crack apart so I am looking for function AND durability.

Thanks guys!
__________________
Jeremy Kasten - Cole's Pitman! (Dad); Kasten Racing: www.facebook.com/kastenracing
THANK YOU Sponsors: Mugen Seiki; REDS; AKA; Leadfinger Racing; NitroPro Fuel; RC Addiction Products; Dialed-RC Hobbies; Ben Brocato Designs (BDB); PT RC Racing Oils
jkas10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Losi 8ight-T Truggy Pro Roller, 10 truggy tire/wheel sets deskwarmer R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 60 10-03-2008 08:29 AM
Losi-8T Truggy or Mugen MBX5t truggy 8IGHT-TMAN Nitro Off-Road 1 01-24-2008 06:47 PM
Losi 8ight Truggy vs/or Losi Muggy????? rclab1 Monster Trucks 5 11-22-2007 03:56 PM
*LIKE NEW LOSI 8IGHT BUGGY AND TRUGGY, 3PKS w/FASST, NINJA .21, 21-5,LOSI BOX, * MattP R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 12 09-16-2007 11:33 AM
mugen truggy/ losi truggy Ultraspeed84 Electric Off-Road 4 05-30-2007 06:58 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 02:20 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net