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Old 10-03-2006, 09:50 PM   #211
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At tonights race in the expert buggy class every buggy but one was a losi.

I raced mine tonight, i think losi did an alsome job i love it so far.

And parts are so cheap!
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:58 PM   #212
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Oh ya,
as for the clutch, i think it the alu. shoes hit at the wrong time for our track. Im running the Losi collet with a Xray flywheel, Mugen carbon clutch shoes and the stock Losi chutch bell.
I think it works alsome
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Old 10-04-2006, 05:30 AM   #213
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Front:
2 degrees of toe-out
27mm ride height
-1 camber
stock castor
2.3 sway bar
54 pistons, 40wt oil
4.4lbs springs (same as what the kit recommends)
I set my droop by measuring the shocks when they are on the buggy. 3.680 from center to center.
long steering ackerman
bump steer washer down
#2 camber link
#2 - inside shock location
5000 diff fluid
Trinity 1400 mah battery

7000 center diff fluid

Rear:
3 degree of toe-in
3 degrees of anti squat
29mm ride height
-2 camber
hubs back
2.3 sway bar
55 pistons, 35wt oil.
3.1lbs (same as what the kit recommends)
I set my droop by measuring the shocks when they are on the buggy. 4.175 from center to center.
4-A camber link
#2- inside shock location
2000 diff fluid

Clutch:
2 alum with 1.0 / 30 degree springs
2 plastic with 1.0 / 25 degree springs
13/ 48 gearing
Always been a Mugen guy but reading this post i'm kinda swayed to jump ship... how's the car holding up? been on the deciding factor since Mugen just release the MBX5R. I'm looking to get a new buggy by Chistmas so looking on which one to own now.

By the way, i notice the setup sheet dif config are usually R-2k C-7K F-5K that's pretty much what i ran my MBX5 but i had my center dif pump up to 10K all the while and no one else seems to do that here. Can any 8ight owner cmments on how it holds up on 10k center dif oil? especiall on rough tracks and jumps.
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Old 10-04-2006, 08:53 AM   #214
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I wonder about the little clutch bearings into the diff supports
should need some more maintainance with those front driveshafts
wobbling in them....
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:17 AM   #215
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Stonely so far the car is holding up real good. I have about 1 and 1/2 hours on it and the only thing that is wore out so far is the stock clutch. Word is Losi has new material for theboth the carbon and aluminum shoes coming real soon. Not soon enough for some of us though as out stock clutches are smoked.

Can't say on the 10k diff fluid myself as I'm just starting to make fluid changes from the above posted setup to see what effect they have. When I ran Mugen I used 7k fr 10k cen and 3k rear. Worked great for me but others didn't like it. I don't think that will work in the Losi since most of us are having trouble with the assend being loose. I just did a diff rebuild and went to 5k fr 5k cen 3k rr. I'll see how that works this weekend. Oh and I'm still trying to get my Jammin clutch to work as well LOL
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:42 AM   #216
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Pretty sweet, huh?
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looks like you cut the "step" off of the step pins.
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:47 AM   #218
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Aaron that looks sweettttttttt
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Old 10-04-2006, 12:03 PM   #219
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micro - Nah, just ran the tires to death and then cleaned 'em up with Simple Green for a Kodak moment.

Bowen - The stuff is incredible. Tough as nails, and the stickers help hold the body together so it lasts longer. No worry about fuel messing up your decals, and no waiting WEEKS for a painter to give you a custom scheme.

Custom artwork, affordable and durable graphics, quick turn-around times, and awesome customer service.

http://www.panthermotorsportsdesign.com/rcindex.html
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Aaron, That is bad ass!.... I think I'm done painting bodies!
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Old 10-04-2006, 01:06 PM   #221
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I'm done sending them away to wait to get painted! A quick "psh psh" with a rattle can, wait for the paint to dry, and the stickers take about 15 minutes to apply. Then it's done! Totally factory looking, clean, and professional.
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Old 10-04-2006, 01:27 PM   #222
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Are the decals on the inside or outside of the body? I've been using vinyl graphics, done in reverse, and applied to the inside before painting. They've proven alot more durable than the typical exterior decals.
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I bought my 8ight Monday and I just finished it. This is the first RC car kit I have built. I have to say that the instructions were very good and the car went together very easily. I am going to run it with a Sportwerks .21 V2, 14T and JP1 manifold and pipe. Eventually I will upgrade to something better, probably a Trinity. I have not had a chance to run it yet. I am having the starter box issues that so many of you have described in this thread. I am going to work on that issue tonight. Probably chamfer the wheel of the box and also the hole on the chassis. All the tracks here are indoor, hard packed clay. They had the Regional ROAR racings this past weekend here and there were 2 8ights in the Amain. Both seem to handle the track well. The indoor tracks here can become slick after a couple of races. I can't wait to try it out this weekend at the track.
Here are a couple of picks of my 8ight. I am not really into the fancy paint jobs.
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R40victim - They are external stickers. PMD does vinyl body wraps for full size race cars, so the beating these graphics will recieve from a little toy car shouldn't even phase them! The material is super strong and sticky, without being too thick or heavy.

localbuzz - Try using a file to make your starter box wheel thinner; just push down on the box to spin the wheel and hold the file in place to make the rubber wheel skinnier. Other than that, it's important that your chassis is lined up well on the box, and you shouldn't have much of a problem.
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Old 10-05-2006, 12:43 AM   #225
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As I understood the clutch wears very quickly.
I'm considering buying the Forini Turbo clutch. Which flywheel will fit the Losi? The one that fits the MBX or the one for the SP2.
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