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Old 04-03-2007, 08:48 PM   #2746
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http://www.teamlosi.com/Products/Sup...rodID=LOSK0800

8ight setup sheets off of Losi's website. Travis, Drake, and Truhe's setups are on there. Adam and Travis run drilled pistons f/r with 37.5wt front oil and 30wt rear oil. Truhe's setup is the same as Travis/Adam's but he runs 1mm longer shocks (more down travel), 25wt/molded 56 rear shock setup, and 40wt front oil with a drilled 54 piston being the only differences. They all run 2 plastic shoes with gold springs and 2 silver springs on the alum shoes even though this is one of a few typos on the setup sheets.

On the collet it isn't super important, but ideally if the proper angle is used on the collet you want the flywheel to come off of the collet very easily and not leave an indentation ring. If there is that ring and you have to tap/force the flywheel off of the collet then the angles do not match up.
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:50 PM   #2747
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Heat it up, hair dryer/heat gun/lighter/whatever, and or fingernail polish remover. I've helped a couple people with them, and that's how we did it.
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:47 AM   #2748
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Heat it up, hair dryer/heat gun/lighter/whatever, and or fingernail polish remover. I've helped a couple people with them, and that's how we did it.
So is it basically threadlock holding it in? If so should I apply threadlock on pins when I put the wheel hexes back on?
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:58 AM   #2749
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Hello, Im trying to take the wheel hex's off. Well I unscrewed the set screw and tried removing the pin but it wont come out. I even tried tapping on it with a hex wrench and hammer. What am I doing wrong?

Also you can try heating the pin up with a soldering iron to losen up the thread lock.
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Old 04-04-2007, 09:09 AM   #2750
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So is it basically threadlock holding it in? If so should I apply threadlock on pins when I put the wheel hexes back on?
Probably. I only use thread lock when I have to, and the set screws that retain the pins should have some blue thread lock to keep them from backing out during a race.
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Old 04-04-2007, 01:23 PM   #2751
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I was just wondering where the hell is video of the 07 silverstate race? Ive looked everyhwere and been waiting for one to pop up. Does one exist that I dont know about?
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:44 PM   #2752
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Adam/Travis run drilled pistons? I wish it was marked on the set up sheets like they are on the 1/10th set up sheets. maybe thats why my cars seem too soft. They run drilled pistons on the truggy too?

Looks to me like they have different springs that what they have on the set up sheets also. Adams springs look much shorter than the stock ones.
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Old 04-04-2007, 04:52 PM   #2753
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What exactly does drilled pistons mean?
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Old 04-04-2007, 04:54 PM   #2754
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never mind, will just get the losi 8ight box
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Old 04-04-2007, 05:41 PM   #2755
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What exactly does drilled pistons mean?


Yes what does this mean???????????
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It means they take a drill and drill the dampening holes out larger than it was normally. Making that particular piston feel softer than it would have.

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What size are they drilling the pistons to???
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What exactly does drilled pistons mean?
Don: It means that instead of using the pistons that have the molded holes in them, they actually take one with smaller holes and drill the bigger holes in it.

ex: Instead of a 56 molded piston, they might take a 57 and drill it with a #56 drill bit.

The piston sizes are all based on the size of the drill blank for the holes...

What this does is create a *slightly* smaller hole (I think, maybe it was bigger) as the molded pistons have the holes molded into them and when the plastic cools the hole changes size slightly.
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Also, it gives you the ability to 'mix' hole sizes. You could take a #57 piston, and drill only a few holes out larger, instead of all of them. You could drill 3 holes out to #56, and the other 3 holes out to #55, giving you a piston that's effectively inbetween a #55 and #56. On 1/10th Losi pistons, this is indicated by listing only the last digit of each hole's drill size. ie, 566 piston would mean 1 hole is 55, the other 2 are 56. 544 would be 1 hole 55, the other 2 are 54. We could do the same with the 8ight pistons, but we'd have to list 6 sizes. ie, 555677 would be 3 holes 55, 1 hole 56, 2 holes 57. We'd have like 5 steps of dampening between each standard piston size, if we only used 1 larger drill size at a time. Start mixing 2 or more drill sizes and.....ouch, I have a headache thinking about it. Too bad Losi doesn't sell a standard 60 piston to use as a base for drilling your own holes. As if we don't already have too many adjustments to deal with.
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drive and xray for a few months like i did, then come to the losi and you will praise the losi on how easy it is to set up.
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Also, it gives you the ability to 'mix' hole sizes. You could take a #57 piston, and drill only a few holes out larger, instead of all of them. You could drill 3 holes out to #56, and the other 3 holes out to #55, giving you a piston that's effectively inbetween a #55 and #56. On 1/10th Losi pistons, this is indicated by listing only the last digit of each hole's drill size. ie, 566 piston would mean 1 hole is 55, the other 2 are 56. 544 would be 1 hole 55, the other 2 are 54. We could do the same with the 8ight pistons, but we'd have to list 6 sizes. ie, 555677 would be 3 holes 55, 1 hole 56, 2 holes 57. We'd have like 5 steps of dampening between each standard piston size, if we only used 1 larger drill size at a time. Start mixing 2 or more drill sizes and.....ouch, I have a headache thinking about it. Too bad Losi doesn't sell a standard 60 piston to use as a base for drilling your own holes. As if we don't already have too many adjustments to deal with.
My goodness I wanted to have fun. Now this is starting to sound like a lot of WORK
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