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Old 03-23-2008, 10:11 PM   #1186
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[QUOTE=rossii;4288623]hi there.
i have been hearing that jp3 pipe is good for truggy application. does any one here know exactly the name of this pipe or the code name to iit?
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:27 PM   #1187
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hi there.
i have been hearing that jp3 pipe is good for truggy application. does any one here know exactly the name of this pipe or the code name to iit?
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Old 03-24-2008, 01:07 AM   #1188
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I must admit Im willing to give the buggy a try again now after wheeling the truggy around for a few weeks now. have just one mod left from previous post and thats the trapped steering links, once i get that part in i should be ready for some big racing days. Thanks for all the helpful info ppl I have read all post on this thread and there was some great info in there.
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:36 AM   #1189
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What part of Texas are you in? I'm in Dallas.
Trapped steering links. Do you mean captured ends for your steering rods?
We have the sets at the shop.
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:02 AM   #1190
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I must admit Im willing to give the buggy a try again now after wheeling the truggy around for a few weeks now. have just one mod left from previous post and thats the trapped steering links, once i get that part in i should be ready for some big racing days. Thanks for all the helpful info ppl I have read all post on this thread and there was some great info in there.
May I suggest after doing this that the next weak link is the Front inner hinge pin cover (LOSA4431). There are aluminum covers, of course, and they would be the next step after capturing the rod ends. Just adds to the "Bullet Proof"
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:48 AM   #1191
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i was speaking of the steering linkages I reside in Victoria Tx, I have ordered the king headz hingepin holders front inners and outters. But then i noticed that the captured ones by losi are changeable so the king headz might get put up for an auction unless i happen to get another 8ight buggy. LOL...
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:05 AM   #1192
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I recently went to a standard 3 shoe clutch set-up in my 8T. I am using a mugen flywheel, shoes, springs & Bell but the clutch bell still doesnt totally reach the spur gear. It hits half of the teeth on the bell. Am i doing something wrong? I can get it to reach with gobs of shims but i really dont like all the shims. Any help would be much appreciated. Oh ya and i have the king heads extended motor mount.
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Did you turn the top blocks around so the arrow points towards the back of the truck. This should move the engine forward the 2mm required to use a 3shoe clutch.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:53 AM   #1194
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Im pretty sure that i did.. I will have to double check tonight. Thanks
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:54 AM   #1195
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Default i thought of doing this also

but i was told by a guy who races losi that you have to put all those shims in there in order to get the right mesh when using brand other than losi for clutch bell and shoes. lmk what happens with yours for now im still using the losi stuff.
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:22 PM   #1196
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but i was told by a guy who races losi that you have to put all those shims in there in order to get the right mesh when using brand other than losi for clutch bell and shoes. lmk what happens with yours for now im still using the losi stuff.
Im gonna mess with mine tonight ill post the results.
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I have the buggy, not the truggy, but it still applies. I run a Mugen flywheel, shoes and springs but use the Losi clutch bell and the teeth line up great.
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:03 PM   #1198
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I was wondering if any one could help me out. i just got a 8t and this is already built. is there anything i have to do to it before i finish it off such as rebuilding anything? I also was wondering about the lpr rims i should use standard offset or the 1/2 inch offset. It looks like the wheels that come with the truck have a 1/2 inch offset, but i thinkk that these are standard for losi. Either way i wanna keep it legal thanks
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You need to ensure you have the radio set up right. That is the biggy for the Losi.
Make sure your shocks are full and your diffs are tight and have fluid in them. I have seen the rear diff back away from the housings input gear. The aluminum inserts help this a lot. I would highly recommend these if you have the time and means.
On the shocks, I use an Xray 4mm reammer to open the upper bushings so they rotate freely on the shock mounts. If you grease them up and then put some glue on the bushing then install the shock over it, your bushing will wear instead of the alum shock tops. It is very effective. CA Glue will only bond the alum to the plastic temporarly.
Read my post about installing batteries in the battery holders.
There is a lot of good information on here. Good luck.
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thanks tex, i have went through the diffs and i did put in the aluminum bearing spacers i also did the one for the center diff. i also changed the upper servo saver arm. I will go through the shocks when i get everything installed in the truck. thanks
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