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Old 10-05-2007, 10:06 PM   #5266
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Well, I got bored and decided to make a few changes to my car. I had most of the big parts annodized/electropolished Black, chassis, shocks, and shock towers. Every other aluminum piece I had annodized Mountain Dew green.
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:07 PM   #5267
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A couple more
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:40 PM   #5268
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that looks cool did you annodize it yourself or did you take it some where to get done?
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:56 PM   #5269
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I took it in and had it done at a local place in Omaha Ne,
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Old 10-05-2007, 11:23 PM   #5270
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does it cost much to have it done or is it about the same price as chroming metal?
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Old 10-06-2007, 01:05 AM   #5271
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That 8ight look's awsome anodized!!!!
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Old 10-06-2007, 03:03 AM   #5272
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Has anyone got a race roller yet? If so is there anything I will need to fix out of the box? I assume that the original bugs would be fixed in the race roller.
What bugs ? I never had any problems with mine .
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:12 AM   #5273
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it would of cost me 40 bucks but I had them buff the scratches out of my chassis, and electro polish the Black parts which drove the overall price up to 80 bucks!
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If I were to get a roller I'd heatshrink the front/rear CVD to pinions. After break in I'd re-loctite the screw for the shock pistons. Then I'd solder the in-tank bronze filter to the insert in the fuel line. These would be the first things I do.
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The heat shrink thing doesn`t last long at all . I used liquid electrical tape which has lasted almost a year . I know just put the GMK cvd condoms on and seem to work so far .
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I'd like to try the GMK covers sometime. For now the heat shrink I have has been on since January this year. But it is HEAVY DUTY. It doesn't really shrink. When heat is applied the inside diameter expands, grows inward. The outside does slightly shrink but not much. Also on the inside is adhesive which sticks good. It's weird but this stuff ends up being 1.8mm thick, measured with calipers. It's really thick. The one problem I had was when I first put it on. I used too long of a piece and it grinded the rear diff around the pinion bearing. The heat shrink looked like I had just put it on, but the pinion, bearing, and diff case were toasted. So I use a tiny sliver now to just cover up the cvd pins.
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I have the GMK condoms on my truggy, they work fine so I will do the same for the buggy.

As for the bugs, Losi put out amendments for the radio tray install. To add o rings and use differnet screws. Or was that just for the 8T? Also adding a small spring to the throttle/brake linkage.
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I never heard that for the buggy .
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Any of you 8ight owner's get to drive the RC8 yet? What did ya think of it?
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Should be able to this weekend as one of the guys I race with bought one .
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