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Old 03-31-2007, 08:37 AM   #2716
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Must not be as good as you think they are. 6 months racing the 8ight and I have broken 1 front arm,1 front shock stand off and 1 steering rod end.
I don't know if you are sarcastic or not, but for ANY vehicle, that is a good run with such low parts breakage. I went 3 months driving my Stadium Truck (AD2) without breaking anything, which is WAY harder to do. Finally broke another rear A arm because I was driving stupidly, for some reason trying to hang with the truggies that were practicing that day...

So far, Ive only had the 8 for about 2 months, I broke a clutch bell, bent a chassis and I think that is it. I have blown 2 servos, 1 was a freak (in steering) and the other because my carb locked up. I bent the chassis because after the race, the next door BMX track operator let us use his track, which had a huge 40ft jump, and I cleared it by about 20' I have no clue why the CB had a tooth cleanly pulled out, the rest were fine!
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:01 PM   #2717
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I bent the chassis because after the race, the next door BMX track operator let us use his track, which had a huge 40ft jump, and I cleared it by about 20' I have no clue why the CB had a tooth cleanly pulled out, the rest were fine!
Now that is some funny stuff
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Old 03-31-2007, 01:00 PM   #2718
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So far, Ive only had the 8 for about 2 months, I broke a clutch bell, bent a chassis and I think that is it. I
How in the world can you break a tooth on a clutch bell?
I haven't heard of this happening before.
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Old 03-31-2007, 01:14 PM   #2719
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How in the world can you break a tooth on a clutch bell?
I haven't heard of this happening before.
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I've got some friend's that were running 8's with the standard plastic chassis braces. When the chassis would flex because of a bad landing,or a bad crash, the flex would cause binding with the gearmesh.The bind would break a tooth off the cltch bell. The flex would be so bad, the clutch bell would dig in to the fuel tank also. Thank goodness the have aluminum braces..
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Old 03-31-2007, 01:24 PM   #2720
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I'm about to get the 8ight in about 2 weeks. But Before that I raced a Jammin X1CR - CRT, and an Xray XB8. And breaking was not an issue. I ended up replacing parts due to wear and tear before they broke. That's one reason I like 1/8th scale, durability. But since they are more durable, I see more and more people pushing the limits. Such as jumping BMX jumps. Oh, that reminds me, I did break my XRAY once, I took it off a 4 foot jump and landed about 25-30 feet away. It landed so hard, that my rear shock pitons crumpled after bottoming out. They broke into about 4 or 5 pieces on both sides.

I'm excited about getting mine regurdless of the few minor details that are causing some people trouble. I'm also excited getting my Arse handed to me by
Matt Howard!! April 15, its on !!!!!!
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Old 03-31-2007, 01:32 PM   #2721
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I'm excited about getting mine regurdless of the few minor details that are causing some people trouble. I'm also excited getting my Arse handed to me by
Matt Howard!! April 15, its on !!!!!!
I've been out there for the past two weekend getting some time on my 8ight and, knock on wood, I haven't had one problem with the car. It took Steve J a couple of tanks before he realized you can't drive it like an "old generation" 1/8 car. I took to the 8ight really well since I've never driven a 1/8 buggy before. I wish this rain would go away so we'd be able to work on the track, oh well.
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Old 03-31-2007, 02:06 PM   #2722
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How in the world can you break a tooth on a clutch bell?
I haven't heard of this happening before.
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Read the rest of my post, it says how! It was like flying my airplanes; it was in the air so long! Several people stripped CBs and broke other stuff, I just happened to rip one off, but like I said, the rest were fine!
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:46 PM   #2723
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Who's using the aluminum spindles and carriers?
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:17 AM   #2724
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Who's using the aluminum spindles and carriers?
I use the alum carriers on my 8b. I got them so i could change the height of the outer camber mount by adding washers under the ball link. I haven't actually gotten a chance to test some different setups yet thought. My 8T still has the composite carriers.
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:49 AM   #2725
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im useing the stock stuff. no need for the alloy parts, as i have never seen one break.
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Old 04-01-2007, 01:57 PM   #2726
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Thanks for the replie guys, Im going to stay with the stock plastic because i feel there tough enough. I do wonder how much heavier, if any, the aluminum is to the plastic.
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Thanks for the replie guys, Im going to stay with the stock plastic because i feel there tough enough. I do wonder how much heavier, if any, the aluminum is to the plastic.
If this was the only Aluminum parts you were to use, it would be very nomimal weight gain.
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:18 AM   #2728
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I know this has been discussed before and I am sorry for asking bu what do I need to do to use an existing more conventional clutch system in my 8 buggy??
I have three fully clutched up motos and want to get the most out of the money I have invested..
I am running Mugen flywheel and clutch set-ups..
Anything special I need to do? or just put it in the car and go??
I appreciate the help..
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:57 AM   #2729
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All you need to do is use a Losi 8 clutchbell and it works perfectly. I use all the Mugen parts with the 8 clutchbell and it works great.
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Perfect.....
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