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Old 10-16-2006, 07:37 PM   #391
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Did you balance it with or without fuel in the tank?
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:45 PM   #392
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I would not recommend using aluminum screws anywhere on an 1/8th scale. For all your screw needs, visit www.tonysscrews.com. He has an entire screw kit available for the Losi 8ight and a ton of individual screws for all your needs.
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Old 10-17-2006, 05:22 AM   #393
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I have all the stock Losi screws in stock on http://www.bmainhobbies.com

We are also running a killer sale on the Losi eight. It's almost too good to be true.
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:06 AM   #394
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We are also running a killer sale on the Losi eight. It's almost too good to be true.
holy shiz.....at that price, i might just get a second one.
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Old 10-17-2006, 07:13 AM   #395
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A couple of things.
I measured the balance with the tank half full. Now I do have 95359 servos on both controls. They are very heavy. I could loose alot of weight in the throttle servo.

Also the plastic the screws are securing will break before an 8-32 aluminum screw will. I'm using them to hold in the radio tray and to hold in my switch and servos. I need some titanium screws for the 5-40 stuff. Those are high stress areas with minimal screw diameter.

FYI - I looked into a metric equivalent and there isn't one. 5-40 is 4.1 mm diameter and 4m is just shy of that.

I may put the Lipo in, drop the switch and change the throttle servo. A $6.00 MPI kit would also allow me to cut allof the wires to length. That is actually a lot of savings there.

Arron I did change the springs out in my clutch. I went with the green black combination in .036 diameter wire. I'll write in after the races tonight.

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Old 10-17-2006, 07:32 AM   #396
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I have all the stock Losi screws in stock on http://www.bmainhobbies.com

We are also running a killer sale on the Losi eight. It's almost too good to be true.

Nice price! I bought mine for $489 shipped...
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Old 10-17-2006, 08:23 AM   #397
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Has anyone balanced the car witha full tank of gas? Where are you putting the weight? And how much are you adding. Thanks.
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All I have to say is WOW. This is a new experience for me. I have NEVER built nor owned a nitro car in my 13 years of racing and it was quiet an adventure building it. But it went together great so Kudos to Losi on the kit.

As far as www.bmainhobbies.com that place is great. I ordered my 8ight from there and it was all the way to Orlando in 3 days for no additional shipping charge. Homer you ROCK!!!
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Homer's the man now if I could get him to stop taking my pay checks.
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Can someone tell me I was going by travis set up from THE farm and when I set the rear up to the outer hole and the wheels still seem to be +camber and I need -camber so I moved to the middle hole will this throw it off much.
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Can someone tell me I was going by travis set up from THE farm and when I set the rear up to the outer hole and the wheels still seem to be +camber and I need -camber so I moved to the middle hole will this throw it off much.

You can adjust the camber using the end of the shock tool provided, keeping the end of the links in the desired place.
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My tool gave up on me what size wrench is it.
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:12 AM   #403
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I'm not sure off the top of my head? It doesn't have to be perfect...you just gotta turn the turnbuckles until you get the camber right.

When setting ride height/camber/toe/anything that is ride-height affected, or trying to balance your car, you should do this with a half-tank of fuel. This way, your car will only be a half-tank different from that point at any time during the race. If you make these adjustments with a full tank, your car will be more significantly different at the end of the run, when your tank is empty (or close to it).

tex - That's entirely too much work for an intangible balance that won't make any difference to your lap times. One lap on a muddy track and that balance is wasted! Just put the car together and have fun
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Old 10-17-2006, 02:15 PM   #404
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I know that this might be a stupid question, but how do you mount the fuel line clip to the tank?
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I used a thick CA glue from Losi and it has held up for 3 10 minute qualifiers!
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