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Old 06-21-2007, 05:29 PM   #481
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Hi, I bein through 100's of you'r post's, and need Help.
I run a 1/8 scale flat chassis conversion and Need a new
Rear Ctr CVD bone. Is your Eight-T Rr shaft
longer than the 8 Buggy?!? That's to short.
[Nice looking shocks to]

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Old 06-24-2007, 07:59 AM   #482
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Is there any other way to remove tires from the wheels with out ruining either, other then acid tone? I need to replace the foam inserts.
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what cluch set up is everyone useing on there 8t??

i am sick of losi one and its big bearing.....
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:23 PM   #484
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dido41- I just posted this on Aaron's thread for you. I have been doing this for 1/10 off road tires, but it should work with any tire. It will probably smell up the kitchen a bit more with the bigger tires (truggy). So I do this late at night.

You can bake the tires off the rims. I have been doing this for years. I just turn on the oven at 325. put a piece of aluminum foil on the rack place tires on the foil, bake for about 15 minutes, turn over for about 5. Take them out with an oven mit. I let them cool unitl I can handle them (usuall just a few minutes) and press on the bead of the tire with a towel. It comes right off. It will smell up the kitchen a little so I do this late at night while the wife is sleeping. Tire, foam, and rims are all reuseable. The rims will have a small amount of dryed glue that I just use a Xacto knive or single edge razor and flake off the dried glue. I usually do this to replace foams or on old tires to reuse the rims. Hope this helps.
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:28 PM   #485
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I bake tires also. Works really well. I bake at 300 cause I deformed some 10th scale rims once. When I do this I have never gotten all of the rubber off the rim. So I wait until the tires are pretty gone before baking. I've only lost two wheels doing this. I've been thinking about trying to bake some half-used tires but didn't think I would be able to reuse the tires. Gonna have to experiment tonight.
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:41 PM   #486
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I have only baked off Losi 1/10 off road rims and never had one melt or deform. I usually reuse the rims once or twice depending on what shape they are in. When I reuse the tires I will usually buggy grip them after I have glued them up to keep the rubber softer. 315 deg might be a happy medium.
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:54 AM   #487
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Can someone give me a good diff and shock set-up for my 8T? My local track is dry and fast, with big air jumps, and one guy this weekend is running the stock setup makes his tires ballon to much.

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Old 06-25-2007, 03:53 PM   #488
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If your tires are ballooning "too much", you're too punched. Instead, try accelerating when the car is composed and on the ground. The only way to theoretically reduce the tires from ballooning by making changes to the car, is to go to thicker diff oil (most often the center), which will change how the car works and usually make it harder to drive. You could strap the tires by turning them inside out and wrapping duct tape around them, but it can cause other problems (like tire wobble, the tape coming loose, plus the added rotating and unsprung weight).

The stock setup is awesome and should be a great starting point for any driver, on any track.
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If your tires are ballooning "too much", you're too punched. Instead, try accelerating when the car is composed and on the ground. The only way to theoretically reduce the tires from ballooning by making changes to the car, is to go to thicker diff oil (most often the center), which will change how the car works and usually make it harder to drive. You could strap the tires by turning them inside out and wrapping duct tape around them, but it can cause other problems (like tire wobble, the tape coming loose, plus the added rotating and unsprung weight).

The stock setup is awesome and should be a great starting point for any driver, on any track.
Thanks Aaron! I didnt plan on changing mine at all, but i just wanted to hear it from someone that knows...thanks again.
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Not a problem! I actually haven't changed anything on my 8T except for the clutch, I'm running four aluminum shoes with silver springs. The stock setup is that good!
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Hi, I bein through 100's of you'r post's, and need Help.
I run a 1/8 scale flat chassis conversion and Need a new
Rear Ctr CVD bone. Is your Eight-T Rr shaft
longer than the 8 Buggy?!? That's to short.
[Nice looking shocks to]
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Think this was talked about already , but what Rear Hinge pins are you guys using? My stock Losi pins are shaped like a Banana. And they are on backorder like everyother part. I hear Lunsford ones bend easy also.
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are you talking about the old black outer pins or the new silver outer pins that are bent? the new silver's seem to be much better.
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Aaron, your running 4 aluminum shoes with silver springs on the 8-T and 4 carbon shoes with gold springs on the buggy? Can you explain why?
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are you talking about the old black outer pins or the new silver outer pins that are bent? the new silver's seem to be much better.
Well NEW anything would be better than what I have now. But they're on Backorder.
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