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Old 09-25-2007, 09:58 AM   #5206
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Er... With regards to the 8ight starter box, I've read on other forums that people have been complaining about burning out its motors in a ridiculously short period of time. Is there any truth to the opinions muttered that it's not a good starter box?
I have been using it since July, no problem so far.
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:46 PM   #5207
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Hey guys I have a Losi 8B with a ton of parts. If I decide to switch over to the Losi 8 Truggy can I keep most of my parts and also can I keep most of my hop-ups?


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King Heads extended motor mount

Q-oncepts center diff mount

Graphite upper radio tray brace, alumn radio tray brace

ultimate brake disk

M2C pivot ball toe blocks front and rear

red, black, silver and green springs front and rear

robinson spur's and clutch bells

extra shock piston

diff housings

Avid revolution bearings


I'm sure the arms are longer on the truggy and also the axles.


Is there anythin else?


Also is the internals of the diff on the losi 8T the same as the Losi 8B?



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Old 09-25-2007, 02:53 PM   #5208
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The internals on the diff are the same, the ring and pinion are different. Everything listed should work on the 8t, I believe even though the shocks are the same they use a different length spring.

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The length of the springs is the same between truggy and buggy. The rates are stiffer on the truggy. Since the truggy chassis is longer the rear, the rear center driveshaft is longer. And the shock towers are different. Like posted above, outer front and rear drive axles are longer and the arms are longer. So most hop ups for the buggy will work on the truggy.

I've been using the Losi box along with Indaway and have had no problems.
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:41 AM   #5210
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Hey Red-line---everything you have listed there will work between buggy and truggy. Springs are the same, the truggy just uses stiffer ones to make up for the weight. The only difference in the ring a pinion is the truggy is gear lower for the larger tires. Hmmm..I wonder what using the truggy diffs on the buggy would be like. He He. Maybe that's why losi made the 16 tooth clutch bell. LOL. Just kidding.

Oh, and of course the truggy has the 150cc fuel tank.
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Old 09-26-2007, 06:00 AM   #5211
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The 8T gears on an 8ight work real well on smaller tight high bite tracks...indoor tracks for example. It accelerates out of the hole like a rocket and makes short run ups to big jumps easy. Of course your fuel mileage also goes down a bit too...lower gearing will always do that. If you have the $$ and want to try it you need the 47T spur, 16T bell, 8T diffs & pinions. On larger, rough, low/medium bite tracks I wouldn't try it.


8T diffs w/47T spur & 16T bell:
47T/16T = 2.9375 x 4.3 (gearbox) = 12.63125 Final Drive Ratio

8ight diffs w/48T spur & 13T bell:
48T/13T = 3.6923 x 3.3077 (gearbox) = 12.2130 FDR

8ight diffs w/48T spur & 14T bell:
48T/14T = 3.4285 x 3.3077 (gearbox) = 11.3404 FDR
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New hubs to 8ight
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:49 AM   #5213
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If and when I ever break a stock one I'll consider those. Hmmm, no I'll just buy another stocker and race another 1 1/2 years.
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:02 PM   #5214
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I actually really like the look of those. (Did I just say that about a Trinity product? J/K) I really like vertical mounting for the camber links. Means you can adjust roll centers much more precisely than with the stock hubs. Angle is just as important as length on the camber links. I normally don't like aluminum parts, but I think for the tuning alone, they may be a good option. And I like the set screw option for the hinge pins.
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they are as light as stock and hard anodized. plus made in the usa with Good quality aluminum
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:30 PM   #5216
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The hubs will also help prevent the hinge pins from bending so easily.
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:16 PM   #5217
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I've had bad experiences with aluminium rear hub carriers in the past (Mugen). When ever I used them I went thru alot of rear hub bearings. When I took them off the car, problem went away.
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The 8T gears on an 8ight work real well on smaller tight high bite tracks...indoor tracks for example. It accelerates out of the hole like a rocket and makes short run ups to big jumps easy. Of course your fuel mileage also goes down a bit too...lower gearing will always do that. If you have the $$ and want to try it you need the 47T spur, 16T bell, 8T diffs & pinions. On larger, rough, low/medium bite tracks I wouldn't try it.


8T diffs w/47T spur & 16T bell:
47T/16T = 2.9375 x 4.3 (gearbox) = 12.63125 Final Drive Ratio

8ight diffs w/48T spur & 13T bell:
48T/13T = 3.6923 x 3.3077 (gearbox) = 12.2130 FDR

8ight diffs w/48T spur & 14T bell:
48T/14T = 3.4285 x 3.3077 (gearbox) = 11.3404 FDR
I've tried it...it gives insane pick up...unless you have good traction at the track...well might be possible to run overdrive on the 8B...thought I read something abt the xray guys are doing it..but on euro tracks.
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Old 09-27-2007, 03:37 PM   #5220
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hey guys need some help with a rough track setup. currently using Adam drakes neo buggy with 45wt /55 front and 35wt/55 rear, red springs on front and green on rear, 5-7-2 diff oils.

the track is tight outdoor med to high bite hard packed clay and rough

any help would be cool

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