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Old 11-06-2007, 07:14 PM   #5581
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But after 9+ gallons it was more than bowed, as the caster was also dramatically changed. The inner and outer hinge pins were no longer parallel or on the same plane.
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:40 PM   #5582
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Sloppy and damaged, equals bad.

Broken in and free, equals good.



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I tried 2 ways to get rid of steering slop to see which is best.I turned brass bushes to fit in place of the steel ones and reamed out the other drag link and fitted 7x3mm bearings. both reduced the slop a lot,to almost nothing.I don't think bearings is the way to go,but the brass bushes seem last pretty good,much longer than the steelAlso replace the outer ball and ends with mugen ones they have less play. Fit a shim under the top bearing posts.
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I tried 2 ways to get rid of steering slop to see which is best.I turned brass bushes to fit in place of the steel ones and reamed out the other drag link and fitted 7x3mm bearings. both reduced the slop a lot,to almost nothing.I don't think bearings is the way to go,but the brass bushes seem last pretty good,much longer than the steelAlso replace the outer ball and ends with mugen ones they have less play. Fit a shim under the top bearing posts.
do you happen to have part#s for the mugen parts?
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Old 11-09-2007, 04:25 PM   #5585
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Man i think its time for me to retire my losi and get a new one...seasons over..
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:18 PM   #5586
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i rebuilt mine for about 200$ with finding stuff on ebay and bmain. that was a complete rebuild. chassis and all plastics. add another 80$ for shocks
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I believe the one I have now will go electric cause it's trashed. Since the truggy roller was a success for me I'll do the same with the buggy. Sucks that you still have to tear them down so much to assure they're built right. But that's what makes for a happy bond between car and driver right? LOL.
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I figure ill sell my current chasis for like $250 buck's so someone could get into the hobby cheap. And just put another $250 into it for a new kit. Win, Win situation i guess.
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I believe the one I have now will go electric cause it's trashed. Since the truggy roller was a success for me I'll do the same with the buggy. Sucks that you still have to tear them down so much to assure they're built right. But that's what makes for a happy bond between car and driver right? LOL.
When you do the convertion to your buggy, can you post the parts you had to purchase and total cost of doing it. I might want to do the same later on (for fun) and also get another 1/8 buggy and transfer the nitro engine to that. I'll have the best of both worlds for my buggies (nitro and electric!).

Later and advance thanks.
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When you do the convertion to your buggy, can you post the parts you had to purchase and total cost of doing it. I might want to do the same later on (for fun) and also get another 1/8 buggy and transfer the nitro engine to that. I'll have the best of both worlds for my buggies (nitro and electric!).

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Any one have a good indoor setup they would like to share?
Large track, layout usually flows very well, I think the straight is 125ft or just a little more.
Traction is usually mid to high grip.

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Any one have a good indoor setup they would like to share?
Large track, layout usually flows very well, I think the straight is 125ft or just a little more.
Traction is usually mid to high grip.

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I race at Leisure Hours indoor track which is 75' x 125' and a high bite early in the day then reduces to medium bite for the mains. It flows well also.

My set up is dialed for me:

Front:
Toe: 2 deg out
Ride Height: 25mm
Camber: -2 deg
Caster: 21 deg (I have the upgrade hinge pin holder)
Sway Bar: 2.3mm
Piston/oil: 55/40 wt. losi
Spring: Silver
Droop: 95mm
Ackerman: Long (going to try the short though)
Bump steer: down
Camber link: 2
Shock location: inside
Front Diff: 4k Mugen
RX battery: Losi lipo

Center diff: 7k Mugen

Rear Suspension:
Toe: 3 deg in
Anti-squat: 3 deg
Ride height: 29mm
Camber: -3 deg
Hub spacing: all the way forward
Sway bar: 2.3mm
Piston/oil: 55/30
Spring: silver
Droop: 107
Camber Link: 4/A
Shock location: Inside
Rear diff: 2k Mugen

Engine:
Go Tech 5 port, OS #8 plug, Sportwerks 053 pipe w/"U header"

Clutch:
Losi aluminums w/ 2 black and 2 gold

Tires:
Panther Switch 2.0 clay w/ Proline Grey molded foams

Notes: I also use custom made curved backwards mud flaps that really help with in flight handling and a bit more down force on the straights.

I also use the Losi 8T truggy servo saver spring-this really helped to prevent the tires from pulling to the center when getting on the throttle coming out of a turn when traction is high!
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:13 AM   #5593
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I race at Leisure Hours indoor track which is 75' x 125' and a high bite early in the day then reduces to medium bite for the mains. It flows well also.

My set up is dialed for me:

Front:
Toe: 2 deg out
Ride Height: 25mm
Camber: -2 deg
Caster: 21 deg (I have the upgrade hinge pin holder)
Sway Bar: 2.3mm
Piston/oil: 55/40 wt. losi
Spring: Silver
Droop: 95mm
Ackerman: Long (going to try the short though)
Bump steer: down
Camber link: 2
Shock location: inside
Front Diff: 4k Mugen
RX battery: Losi lipo

Center diff: 7k Mugen

Rear Suspension:
Toe: 3 deg in
Anti-squat: 3 deg
Ride height: 29mm
Camber: -3 deg
Hub spacing: all the way forward
Sway bar: 2.3mm
Piston/oil: 55/30
Spring: silver
Droop: 107
Camber Link: 4/A
Shock location: Inside
Rear diff: 2k Mugen

Engine:
Go Tech 5 port, OS #8 plug, Sportwerks 053 pipe w/"U header"

Clutch:
Losi aluminums w/ 2 black and 2 gold

Tires:
Panther Switch 2.0 clay w/ Proline Grey molded foams

Notes: I also use custom made curved backwards mud flaps that really help with in flight handling and a bit more down force on the straights.

I also use the Losi 8T truggy servo saver spring-this really helped to prevent the tires from pulling to the center when getting on the throttle coming out of a turn when traction is high!

HAha, that's the track I'm talking about.Thanks for the info.
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Now I'm bummed I posted! Should've kept my mouth shut! The competition is brutal enough at LH and I know you're a good racer cuz I remember you now.

I take it all back, my buggy was sliding all over, turned like crap and slapping ass on all of the jumps. Nose high too! LOL!!!!

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Old 11-12-2007, 02:06 PM   #5595
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Dayton, did you just get an Eight or have you been racing one for a while? We are bummed we can't make it for the big race comming up.

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