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Old 12-04-2007, 08:26 PM   #5686
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I have got about 3 gallons on the Losi Carbons with Gold springs. They still were not worn and the size was about the same as new shoes.
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I have got about 3 gallons on the Losi Carbons with Gold springs. They still were not worn and the size was about the same as new shoes.
That's awesome!! I'd be happy with one gallon like Jon. I have only used 4 KH 7075. I was going to see how I liked the 4 carbons soon. I'm glad to hear they don't go out after a few qualifiers.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:45 AM   #5688
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I'm planning on getting an Eight and had a couple of questions:
Is there any talk of a new version being released in the next couple of months - an Adam Drake edition, for example? I'm wondering if it's worth waiting a while as I won't be running it until the spring.
Also, what are the most common screw sizes. It looks like 3/32 and 5/64. I ask because I'll need some new standard size hex drivers.

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Old 12-05-2007, 07:26 AM   #5689
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I'm planning on getting an Eight and had a couple of questions:
Is there any talk of a new version being released in the next couple of months - an Adam Drake edition, for example? I'm wondering if it's worth waiting a while as I won't be running it until the spring.
Also, what are the most common screw sizes. It looks like 3/32 and 5/64. I ask because I'll need some new standard size hex drivers.

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I doubt there will be a "Drake" version out at all...seeing as adam runs Very little as for Hop-ups...and its basically a Team truck outta the box....If u check any of the losi set-up's...they dont derive from the box stock set-up very much....and for the Wrenches....get a nice 4 peice kit....Losi's driver kit is Real Nice...i use Integy and they have lasted me Multiple seasons.
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:05 AM   #5690
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Jon Kerr and Cornerspeed,

When you guys are talking about the "carbon" shoes those are the same as the "composite" ones that come in the kit right? Just making sure that there is not some updated set of shoes that losi has come out with. It's time to change my shoes.

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Greg they are the same shoes
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:24 PM   #5692
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Jon Kerr and Cornerspeed,

When you guys are talking about the "carbon" shoes those are the same as the "composite" ones that come in the kit right? Just making sure that there is not some updated set of shoes that losi has come out with. It's time to change my shoes.

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Yes, the kit composite shoes. I really see them lasting for 5+ gallons. The springs, uh, I don't know. But the shoes I have been running have the same springs for a long time. They don't even mushroom out.
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Also, what are the most common screw sizes. It looks like 3/32 and 5/64. I ask because I'll need some new standard size hex drivers.

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I highly recommend checking into the Bullit wrenches. They are so bad a**. It's worth it to get a good set of wrenches for working on 8th scale stuff. These bullit wrenches can be used in a hand held cordless 1/4" driver for faster teardowns. I'm the only one around locally to have them but at least one to two people use them every weekend. Just look into them. See what you think.
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:14 PM   #5694
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Just aquired a used losi 8ight and im just wondering what the width of the losi front arms should be (Losi 8ight Buggy). What i mean is how many mm are the arms length sideways where it slides onto the hingepin, because the arms seem to be floating on the hingepin a fair bit with 1 side alot worse than the other which leads me to believe that possibly the arms plastic has compressed. Is this a common problem? Can you shim them so the arms sit tight on the hingepin.
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:57 PM   #5695
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I'd say just make sure the holes in the arms, the hinge pins, and the F/R hinge pin holders are clean. That will do a lot for you to start with, having the arms move freely. But if the arms are warped, then maybe check into a new set. I don't know the measurements, sorry. I'm not to that level of skill yet. LOOOONG way to go yet.
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i cant see how the holders are going to affect it as the arms seem 3 or so mm's short to fill the space on the hingepin
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:55 PM   #5697
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I'm just suggesting to have a clean and free suspension. No binding. That should be the only worry. If you feel the excess play is too much, try to take one of the arms to a LHS and compare them. Replace if necessary. Other than that, I don't know what to suggest. Sorry.
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Anyone try the trinity rear hub's?
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Rcstunt101: If there is excessive play on one side, just use some thin 3/16" axle shims from a Losi or any other brand shim kit you can buy and simply shim them until there is no play, this is common practice and i do it with all my cars, its cheaper than replacing the arms all the time, that sort of wear is very common in off road and is normal.
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i have a XXXCR for sale with the orion 4800mah and the novak 3.5 brushless system and a 7.5 extra motor and a bunch of extra parts. you can e-mail me at fastaschvy@yahoo.com for more info and a price.
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