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Old 09-21-2007, 05:43 AM   #5176
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You won't be dissapointed Finken. Are you driving the car at the last Norwegian Round?
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Old 09-21-2007, 06:08 AM   #5177
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JR, The battery fit's with no mod's to the box?
I haven't installed it yet. I just charged it so far. The only note that the seller included with the battery pack was to remove some black foam that was in the box. I'll let you know how it goes when I get the chance to do it.
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Old 09-21-2007, 06:18 AM   #5178
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are there any lipo rec. packs that fit under the smaller battery cover?
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:08 AM   #5179
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Finken you can drive the car any way you want to. I recommend starting with the stock set-up except move the rear camber link to the middle hole on the hub. Ive found like this it handles alot like most other buggies. At first I tried the Truhe Silverstate set-up and it was kinda hard for me to drive. It definetly took finese. But moving the camber link really makes alot more rear traction and makes it much easier to drive.

I'm going to be trying some other things on the set-up when I get a chance. I tried the short ankerman plate and wow it gives alot of steering. I took it off because I didnt need that much steering on the track I was on at the time. My next experiment is going to be with the front camber link I am moving it to the lower hole. A local guy has been running his there and he has been quite fast.
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:06 AM   #5180
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Hi all.
I have an 8eight coming my way in a couple of days, i have just finishing reading ALL 174 pages on this thread, and i begin to wonder, is this the supercar everyone are talking about?

My question is: HOW does this car like to be driven, some says it dont like to be driven hard, that it likes to be driven like a track car? Is this true?
What will it mean that it likes to be driven like a track?

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Hi Finken,

When everyone else say to drive it like a track car, imagine that you are on a wet paved road and need to be fast under those conditions.

Meaning, other buggies you can push around the corners and drive them like you are drifting your way around. If you want to be fast with the 8B you need to be smooth around corners and fast comming out of them, you will be surprised how fast this car is; it also flies really well so landing and taken off is very fast.

Since the car came out there aren't many different setups, the reason behind it lies in the way to drive it.

I agreed that it may be driven anyway you want, but take into consideration the short explanation I have given you above.

Good luck and lots of fun
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:13 AM   #5181
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The 8b is my first 1/8th scale after years of electric racing and it fit my style pretty well. I tend to not break traction too much, staying smooth and trying to lay down as much power without wheelspin. It reminded me of driving 2wd mod but with more forward bite.

When I watch more aggressive drivers try to manhandle the 8b around the track, the car doesnt seem to be too forgiving to them. Lots of rollovers when you hit bumps while sliding.
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:37 AM   #5182
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anyone using the new losi front hinge pin braces?

looking for any advice for set ups
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Old 09-21-2007, 12:34 PM   #5183
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anyone using the new losi front hinge pin braces?

looking for any advice for set ups
I ran them last weekend front and rear. Very nice. I tried the standard setting then increased the kick-up with the 1 degree front insert in up position and 0 degree rear insert. That raised the roll center too much and took away some steering. Then I went to .5 up in front and .5 down in rear to increase kick-up, but maintain the same roll center. Car felt really good. Seemed to give a better balance for me. Increased off power steering and took a little on exit.
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:14 PM   #5184
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what is the stock setting to the front blocks and also the rears....
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Old 09-21-2007, 04:55 PM   #5185
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what is the stock setting to the front blocks and also the rears....
Well I know the front if you use the 0 degree inserts in both blocks will give you the standard 20 degree setting.

The rears would be 3 degree toe and 2 degree anti-squat. So whatever inserts give those settings would be standard.
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Old 09-21-2007, 06:20 PM   #5186
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Pancake Bunny- Do you run Lipo too? Im currently running HT Batteries with regulator and love it!!
Aw shucks, you guys are thinking of me? I'm blushing.

I run regular 5 cells. I haven't taken the plunge to Lipo yet but I am a huge believer in them and I run them in my flashlight cars exclusively. Swear by em. I just never had any trouble running 5cell 1400's so batteries are low on the spend list.
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Old 09-21-2007, 06:27 PM   #5187
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David, everybody loves a long haired hippy...
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:02 PM   #5188
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Ha ha! Don't let the long hair fool ya', I'm no hippie, I just need a haircut- BAD!

What's up with the new Losi compounds? I didn't hear anything about them.
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:16 PM   #5189
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anyone looking to buy the adjustable hingepin brace set check this price out 1/2 the price of anywhere else

http://www.losipartshouse.com/servle...r-Hinge/Detail

just ordered a set for the 8T already have ECKTEC on the buggy
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:50 PM   #5190
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Anyone have a coupon (discount) code for Carolinasrc ?

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