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Old 02-01-2007, 06:33 PM   #1636
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Bought an 8ight used off fleabay, and currently rebuilding it. Couple of questions:

1) bought the kingheadz 7075 al. clutch shoes. Whats a good spring/shoe combo to start with? Track is fairly high grip, most ppl use Clay Switch 2.0's or (when they come out) pink tapers.
2) The 2 servos I have to use are a KO PDS-2143FET high speed servo and a Hitec HS-5955TG ultra high torque servo. Should I use the KO for steering (111 oz-in/0.08s) and the Hitec (333 oz-in/0.15s) for throttle/brake, or the other way around?

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Old 02-01-2007, 07:06 PM   #1637
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I would use the 5955TG on steering, thats more torque than needed on throttle/brake.
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:31 PM   #1638
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Micro - Good stuff. I work in the PB industry as well.
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:17 PM   #1639
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I just use Dow 33 on my orings because I have tons of that stuff laying around.

Well I'm trying to get out of paintball but keep getting sucked back in. I don't work in a shop but I tech most of the guns and hoppers for the guys and girls on our team.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:05 AM   #1640
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NEED TO SEND SOME OF THAT LUBE TO THE AE GUYS,THERE GONNA NEED IT..
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:36 AM   #1641
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Bought an 8ight used off fleabay, and currently rebuilding it. Couple of questions:

1) bought the kingheadz 7075 al. clutch shoes. Whats a good spring/shoe combo to start with? Track is fairly high grip, most ppl use Clay Switch 2.0's or (when they come out) pink tapers.
2) The 2 servos I have to use are a KO PDS-2143FET high speed servo and a Hitec HS-5955TG ultra high torque servo. Should I use the KO for steering (111 oz-in/0.08s) and the Hitec (333 oz-in/0.15s) for throttle/brake, or the other way around?

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1) I'm happy with the KH70705's using 2 gold & 2 silver springs (some guys on this forum are using 2 green & 2 gold, that was to early for me)

2) 5955 on steering imo.
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Old 02-02-2007, 03:31 PM   #1642
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is the jury still out on using the losi alum. front and rear chassis braces? do they hurt or help the car. is the car better off with some flex or does it square up and rotate better with the stiffer chassis braces. are they a must have or no?

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1) I'm happy with the KH70705's using 2 gold & 2 silver springs (some guys on this forum are using 2 green & 2 gold, that was to early for me)
I'm using 7075s with green and gold and I've been having problems with my engine killing late in the race when I hit the brakes. Could it be that my sping combo is not stiff enough to disengage the shoes?
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Old 02-02-2007, 05:06 PM   #1644
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I'd say stiffer chassis braces are just another tuning option. More flex would probably help on a rougher track, or where traction is low. Less flew would probably work better on a smooth, very high bite track.
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is the jury still out on using the losi alum. front and rear chassis braces? do they hurt or help the car. is the car better off with some flex or does it square up and rotate better with the stiffer chassis braces. are they a must have or no?

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I don't think they are needed. Unless you run a smooth/hooked up surface. I have tested them and I like the plastic better.
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Man its good to see the RC8 thread finally died back down........haha j/k, buggy looks decent, nothing too exciting.
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It has some good features.

I have not had much track time with the Losi but I really like the "smart" design of the buggy. I have yet to find the right setup for my driving style. Still searching
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What are you looking for your car to do/feel?
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Is this the "Dow 44" grease that you recommend for bearings? I was using green slime, would this be better?

http://www.dowcorning.com/applicatio...t.aspx?R=390EN
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Old 02-03-2007, 04:10 AM   #1650
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Forgot to ask: would you use this grease on all bearings?
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