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Old 10-10-2006, 06:48 PM   #316
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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........
Actually the Silver springs go in the front, Green in the rear. I also saw his car last weekend, it was super dialed by the looks of it.(I didn't see much though, he was in the main with me, but he beat me!) The evo graphics really pull off the paint job! At first I thought the body was kind of ugly, but it is BEAUTIFUL! I would marry that thing man! (not really) One dude at the track even wanted to fight Swany for the car! Right Eric? That guy was stupid...
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Old 10-10-2006, 09:41 PM   #317
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Actually, there are two sets of springs included in the car for tuning. Green and silver for the front and the same for the rear. Your driving style and what you need the car to do will depend on what spring you choose. There is no right or wrong way to spring unless you try running a rear spring on the front or vice versa. Losi also offers several rate springs that are not included in the kit.
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Old 10-11-2006, 12:13 AM   #318
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I read at Neo-Buggy that king heads and M2C have new clutch shoes for the 8ight.
Any comment on these?
How about the Fioroni turbo clutch?
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Old 10-11-2006, 12:52 AM   #319
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M2C and KHZ both got right on the need for new clutch shoes for the car. I haven't heard any reports as to the performance or longetivity of these products but I can't imagine they'd be terrible.

Try running all four carbon shoes, and softer springs as well, for longer clutch life. I know the guys are working on new stuff that should last longer, so sit tight!
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Old 10-11-2006, 03:42 AM   #320
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The fioroni turbo clutch works great!.... you will have to use different clutch bells, I use ofna.
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Old 10-11-2006, 04:29 AM   #321
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should I use the Mugen or Kyosho Fioroni flywheel?
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Old 10-11-2006, 06:09 AM   #322
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Running the kit's optional softer springs that is provided with the kit (softest on the carbon, the next softest on the aluminium) seems to be increasing the life of the stock clutch shoe setup alot. I've got over a half of gallon now on mine and the wear is miniumal, not really any worse than an other clutch.

Also when building the stock clutch, there is moding residue on the carbon shoes. I cleaned this off with some ether. The clutch bell also has resdue which should be cleaned. I used scortchbright pad for that.
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Old 10-11-2006, 06:26 AM   #323
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Weliin- What motor are you running. Im thinking of trying the softer springs too. What color spring goes on with the aluminum shoe, and which goes with the carbon?
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Old 10-11-2006, 07:38 AM   #324
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I run a Novarossi/Top .21 BF

I used the 25 deg on the carbon and the 30 deg on the aluminum shoes.

LOSA9112 Clutch Springs - Black (.036 25 Deg)
LOSA9113 Clutch Springs - Green (.036 30 Deg)

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Old 10-11-2006, 08:16 AM   #325
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should I use the Mugen or Kyosho Fioroni flywheel?

If you are going to use the fioroni turbo slider you will have to run the fioroni fly wheel.
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I think he was referring to the fioroni turbo for either the mugen or the Kyosho. They make 2 different ones. I personally would use the one for the kyosho.
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Adam Drake clutch tips:

Spring chart:
Silver .040 wire with 30 degree angle
Gold .040 wire with 25 degree angle
Black .036 wire with 30 degree angle
Green .036 wire with 25 degree angle.

Make sure you scotch bright the inside of the clutch bell if you are
running 2 plastic and 2 alum shoes. Also use motor spray to clean the
inner clutch bearing. The 13 tooth clutch bell will help with clutch
wear, but you may also want try running the following spring / shoe set-
up.
2 plastics shoes with 2 black springs.
2 alum. shoes with 2 gold springs.
If the clutch is slipping make sure you stop running the buggy and go
to lighter springs before you damage the clutch shoes.
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Old 10-11-2006, 05:20 PM   #328
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Hey guys, im Considering getting a Losi 8ight, i had the Hyper 8 but had bad luck with it, so i have a Few questions

- How is the Build easy? hard?.. ( im sorta a newbie with building, so it will take me awhile)
- Whats the best Starter box for it
- Are the Stock tires that come with it any good
- Are the Set-ups really picky?, like does one Base set up seem to work on different tracks? or is it constant set up?
- Also does a Stock 3 shoe Clutch and flywheel work?

Thank you!
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- How is the Build easy? hard?.. ( im sorta a newbie with building, so it will take me awhile)
The build is very easy and everything goes together perfectly. You should not have any issues. May want to pick up a set of quality allen drivers to make life a bit easier.

- Whats the best Starter box for it
I am using an Ofna Chrome top box.
- Are the Stock tires that come with it any good
Yes, they are good. They will work in soft loamy dirt. Just as with anything off-road, its good to have a few different tires on hand for track conditions.
- Are the Set-ups really picky?, like does one Base set up seem to work on different tracks? or is it constant set up?
I can't answer that exactly since I have yet to run mine. But from what I read and the setup's that I have viewed, they don't change much from the base set up.
- Also does a Stock 3 shoe Clutch and flywheel work?
I read reports of people using a Mugen or Jammin flywheel with their choice of shoes.
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Old 10-11-2006, 11:56 PM   #330
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If you are going to use the fioroni turbo slider you will have to run the fioroni fly wheel.
That I know(I'm not stupid)
Fioroni has 2 different kinds of fly wheels:
One that fits Mugen/Ofna/TT and one for Kyosho/GS.
Which one will fit the 8ight?
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