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Old 10-09-2006, 12:06 PM   #301
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My setup is stock (sway bars, diff oils, etc.) with the following exceptions:

- 3 degree anti-squat
- rear camber link in the inner-bottom hole on the tower, inside hole on the hub
- 54's with 40 in the front shocks, 55's with 32.5 in the back.

The car is way more capable of winning races than I am. That's for darn sure!
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Old 10-09-2006, 12:17 PM   #302
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How does using the inner hole on the hub as well as the tower affect handling compared to using the outer hole?
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Old 10-09-2006, 02:48 PM   #303
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After seeing one run this weekend we are getting an Eight for sure! Eric Swanson's looked very smooth over the rougher parts of the track. It looked like a xx4 the way it took the bumps, which is what the front suspension looks like.

GeneralG, my son has an unmodded T21bf in his Jammin truggy, it's amazing how well it runs against motors that cost twice as much.
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How does using the inner hole on the hub as well as the tower affect handling compared to using the outer hole?
for inside on the hub it should sit on the rear of the car more and have more corner speed.
The more camber gain will also not catch ruts as bad.

the further in you go on the tower the stiffer the link will act, ie less camber gain. It should have more forward bite

check out the back of the 8 manul, it has some good set up info
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Old 10-09-2006, 08:08 PM   #305
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It had to happen sometime.. my first missing part from a Losi kit in 15 years.. Was missing a rear brake actuator... Got 2 fronts, no rear.. Sent an email to losi.. wonder if I'll get the part..

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Old 10-09-2006, 09:33 PM   #306
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I was missing two pins for the center diff, but the HPI tranny pins for an R40 fit perfectly...oh well. New kits, new manufacturing, typical growing pains. I'm sure they'll work out the bugs. All my other Losi kits have been second to none.

I too got on the 3 port TOP bandwagon. I picked up a stock version, but it should be plenty for what I'm using it for. I began the break in around 7 tonight(I bet the neighbors loved me for that one, and my wife loved the oily mess on the steps...hehe) I used the heat gun trick, and it fired right up, never flaming out the entire first tank. It sounds and feels really good...can't wait to get some track time on it!
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I was missing two pins for the center diff, but the HPI tranny pins for an R40 fit perfectly...oh well. New kits, new manufacturing, typical growing pains. I'm sure they'll work out the bugs. All my other Losi kits have been second to none.

I too got on the 3 port TOP bandwagon. I picked up a stock version, but it should be plenty for what I'm using it for. I began the break in around 7 tonight(I bet the neighbors loved me for that one, and my wife loved the oily mess on the steps...hehe) I used the heat gun trick, and it fired right up, never flaming out the entire first tank. It sounds and feels really good...can't wait to get some track time on it!
They really are AMAZING motors for the price.. and for most tracks.. they are all you need.. I was going to pick one up, but found a 5 tank old Picco p7Revo. I still may get the 21bf as a backup.
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:44 PM   #308
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Here is my rig. Badboy is hooked up large!

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Old 10-10-2006, 06:53 AM   #309
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Good God!...that cooling head is GI-NORMOUS! :ee

[Lt. Dan Voice] "You better watch that boy...might get it caught on a trip wire or somethin"
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Old 10-10-2006, 07:18 AM   #310
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Does anyone have any clutch spring info?
What are the stock poundage?
How about the 9112 and 9113?

Thanks guys.
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Old 10-10-2006, 09:20 AM   #311
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Hey Eric, that paint job looks very cool. Can you post a better pic of it?
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well i drove my 8 for the the first time yesterday and let me tell you i love it. everything that losi said it would do it does. pulls smooth, jumps great, 9 time out of 10 when it rolled it stopped on all fours. etc.... the scary thing is that this is the year for the 8. it will only get better. i can go on and on about the 8 but the guys that have them know what im talking about.
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Old 10-10-2006, 11:30 AM   #313
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If you have problems with your kit, give Losi a call and ask for Jeremy Felles or Bill Goldsmith, they're both awesome guys.

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Swany. I thought the green springs went in front. XRC did the same thing on their photo shoot. Or I could be wrong........
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The car is nice and smooth, We are getting more and more parts everyday.
We probably have 65% of the car on the shelve now. I love mine.
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