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Old 02-01-2009, 09:12 PM   #1846
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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!
I run the JConcepts Illuzion with an upgrade wrap and I love it. Its a little different and looks great on the track. Check it out>>







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Old 02-02-2009, 06:24 AM   #1847
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i find the JC shell to be the toughest and best looking....proline does make a shell for the 8ight...but imo its like every other shell out there....my choice would be JC.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:58 PM   #1848
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Nice looking truck, Frank

Thanks for the x2 on the JC, Integra
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:49 PM   #1849
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are hub extenders ok to put on a 8T 1.0 i want to run 0 offset rims but don't want to switch everything to the 2.0
thanks what are the best ones ?
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:11 PM   #1850
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are hub extenders ok to put on a 8T 1.0 i want to run 0 offset rims but don't want to switch everything to the 2.0
thanks what are the best ones ?


best extender's...well the Losi's are cheep and effective...but the kingshead version's are just that much nicer....w/e floats your boat.
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best extender's...well the Losi's are cheep and effective...but the kingshead version's are just that much nicer....w/e floats your boat.
well thank you very much how dependable are they do they wear out anything on the truck more? what other parts do i need to reinforce the weak parts
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well thank you very much how dependable are they do they wear out anything on the truck more? what other parts do i need to reinforce the weak parts


they never wear out...Unless you strip the treads on them or something strange.....upgrade parts...it depends....some of the 2.0 stuff if Nice to have on the 1.0 as well....rear outer pins...rear outer hubs...working servo saver but needs the alum top.
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they never wear out...Unless you strip the treads on them or something strange.....upgrade parts...it depends....some of the 2.0 stuff if Nice to have on the 1.0 as well....rear outer pins...rear outer hubs...working servo saver but needs the alum top.
thank you very much.
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are hub extenders ok to put on a 8T 1.0 i want to run 0 offset rims but don't want to switch everything to the 2.0
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iv ran the losi extenders for a gallon now w/zero offset rims and no issues. for $12 compared to khz $40 im happy
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iv ran the losi extenders for a gallon now w/zero offset rims and no issues. for $12 compared to khz $40 im happy


the KH rubber O-rings are a definite added bonus tho....100% insurance the pin wont come flying out Promptly taking you out of the race.
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what is a good starting point on shock and diff weight fluid for the 8T i bought one used and don't know whats in it but the shocks are way to soft and the truck bounces alot and pushes really hard out of corners. i guess what is the stock set up to start out with i am running on a track that is well groomed and hard packed with lose stuff on the outer sides of the lanes.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:09 PM   #1857
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what is a good starting point on shock and diff weight fluid for the 8T i bought one used and don't know whats in it but the shocks are way to soft and the truck bounces alot and pushes really hard out of corners. i guess what is the stock set up to start out with i am running on a track that is well groomed and hard packed with lose stuff on the outer sides of the lanes.
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Stock is 54/45wt in the front and 56/30wt in the rear. All of this stuff is on the Losi websit you just gotta look for it!!
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what is a good starting point on shock and diff weight fluid for the 8T i bought one used and don't know whats in it but the shocks are way to soft and the truck bounces alot and pushes really hard out of corners. i guess what is the stock set up to start out with i am running on a track that is well groomed and hard packed with lose stuff on the outer sides of the lanes.
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Here is some info from the team losi website. this is the link to the setup that comes on the truck right out of the box: Scroll down to page 10. http://www.losi.com/ProdInfo/Files/8T-part4.pdf

I have found this to be a good place to start. I run 3,000 weight oil in the rear diff and a few other little changes based on track conditions.

Also, in the above manual, there is a bunch of good tips for making adjustments starting on page 6.

More info on the 8T can be found here: http://www.losi.com/Products/Support...rodId=LOSA0802

Just go through each part of the setup sheet and rebuild the truck. This will really help you get to know the vehicle. Drive it and try to keep the shiny side up. Make adjustments as neccessary - one change at a time.

Most of all - have fun!
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I have been running http://www.losi.com/ProdInfo/Files/8IGHTTDrakeStd08.pdf but with 15K in the center dif. Also the last time I ran it was so cold I dropped a half weight in the shocks.
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