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Old 04-27-2007, 12:50 PM   #3181
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Manny, Im with ya,
Ok back to Losi 8. Iv'e got some crazy wear on the steering arm ball on the outer spindle. just me? or anyone else?
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Old 04-27-2007, 05:30 PM   #3182
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i know this has been posted a thousand times, but i dont want to do through a thousand posts to find it

what is the best all around setup for the 8ight? a link to the page or site would be great

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Old 04-27-2007, 06:08 PM   #3183
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I don't see any problem to buy on-line these days. I buy on-line myself about 80% of the time. If I'm at the track(120 miles away) and they have parts I need or want to stock up on, I will buy some there. All my local shops would have to order what I need anyways and like you said, it usually takes a while. Don't worry about it. Just keep on doing what you need to do and race/have fun with this hobby.
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Old 04-27-2007, 06:28 PM   #3184
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In the kit's instruction manual, the box stock setup is a good way to start
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Old 04-27-2007, 09:38 PM   #3185
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I am building the kit the last couple of days, do you have to change the diff fluids a lot or do you change them once in a great while. It seems if you changed them a lot it would take a long time. Just curious.

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Old 04-28-2007, 06:59 AM   #3186
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The center diff needs to be changed more often than the others. It turns black more quickly.
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Manny -
Just asked the question. You answered and it was a good answer. You tried the local shop and it doesn't work as well as you wish it would.

Afterall, the 8ight is one of the most popular cars out there and it does not sound like support is that good. That is where "worth their weight in salt" comes in. They are not when it comes to this car.

Prices? By all means save a buck. It works and it can not be debated. Freefall will confirm. Our shop will help anyone and any where. We help guys at tracks all over the place. We provide the kind of support that online just can not do. It is hands on type stuff with you learning it all the way.
I would like to think that our shop is worth its salt. The owner does a great job.

You did what you are supposed to do.
Rock on!

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Old 04-28-2007, 08:01 AM   #3188
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Freefall -
They stretch. Watch your DR and EPA. I have seen this on mine and Haggard's car.
These are the ones that can pop off.
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Old 04-28-2007, 09:15 AM   #3189
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Hey Tex I did'nt realize you work for a Hobbyshop? Which one if I may ask,
Sorry for getting off topic.
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Old 04-28-2007, 06:41 PM   #3190
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If you could improve the 8ight, What would you improve? I cant wait till the revised "8" comes out. Maybe they will listen to some of our ideas.
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:25 AM   #3191
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So i ordered my 8ight T.. and the buggy will be along in a few weeks. WHat should I keep on hand as spares?

What will i need thats not in the box? (parts/springs/pistons)??

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Old 04-29-2007, 07:56 AM   #3192
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Bearings in the steering rack. Right now it has those bushings with the keyed flat side. That's all I can think of. In the time I've had the car, that's the only thing I'd really like to change.
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what the crap is up with the clutch flywheel being on backorder everywhere. And those small button head screws that hold the clutch shoes on are nuts lol...might as well change the whole flywheel clutch setup when you need to change clutch shoes lol...oh well..thats my rant
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what the crap is up with the clutch flywheel being on backorder everywhere. And those small button head screws that hold the clutch shoes on are nuts lol...might as well change the whole flywheel clutch setup when you need to change clutch shoes lol...oh well..thats my rant
I like losi's clutch pin design. It is alot easier to change shoes and springs with losi's design than with a regular 3 shoes clutch setup.
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what the crap is up with the clutch flywheel being on backorder everywhere. And those small button head screws that hold the clutch shoes on are nuts lol...might as well change the whole flywheel clutch setup when you need to change clutch shoes lol...oh well..thats my rant.



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I like losi's clutch pin design. It is alot easier to change shoes and springs with losi's design than with a regular 3 shoes clutch setup.
I'm with you gporta, every time I have needed to work on the clutch, I have had to use kung fu on the pins. I dont like having to to buy new pins when I change out the springs to try new actions, That is my rant and .02cents worth.
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