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Old 12-13-2007, 10:33 PM   #5731
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i was wondering if anyone has tried out the new losi adjustable hinge pin braces and how they hold up the the abuse and such they look like an awesome upgrade and wanted to see the word on the street about them

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They are of the highest quality and hold up very well. Pay attention to the pics. The front and rear look very similar when you are putting them on.
Very nice product.
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The center diff is the same as the front and back as well. I have problems with all 3 wearing fast, like I said earlier. I don't mind too much, as the parts are cheap, but still I am not a fan of spending a small fortune on one part.
Yup, I have to admit, one thing Losi does is they make the "wear" items very affordable! I'm happy as can be with my car... although I see some points that could be addressed as "upgrades."
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Old 12-14-2007, 11:24 AM   #5734
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They are of the highest quality and hold up very well. Pay attention to the pics. The front and rear look very similar when you are putting them on.
Very nice product.
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I have them on my car, and they're great! Much recommended!

Hey, is this Tex from Indy? Thanks for the help last weekend! I never would have thought of that little shortcut... I was gonna tear the whole thing down to get that CVD back together! That was a great race too... see y'all at the "Better late than never" event. I'm gonna sit this weekend out and see if I can do that ackerman "upgrade" that was discussed a few posts back.
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How did that race at Indy go?
I wanted to make it for Sportsman, but we had to finish up a car and give it good street tune for the owner.
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:04 PM   #5736
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How did that race at Indy go?
I wanted to make it for Sportsman, but we had to finish up a car and give it good street tune for the owner.
It was fun... I didn't QUITE finish last. The usual suspects were, as usual, fast. Lots of sandbaggers.
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Cool
I have been to Indy and Speed Racers when it was open.
Never ran at JCG's.

I plan on heading down there again sometime to play around.
I am gonna try to race alot more this coming season.


I am loving my 8ight so far.
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:18 PM   #5738
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Hello all,
I have a few questions about my 8ight's set-up. First off my front wheels are unloading like crazy and ballon wayyyyy more than my rears. What differential oil should I change to, to fix this and make my car a little less drifty I guess you could call it. I currently run 5-7-2. Next its about time to replace the bearings in my 8ight because they are causing a lot of slop. Are the Xtreme Racing ABEC-5 Ceramic Bearings good? I am having a little trouble with my steering rods popping off, (I just bought new rod ends) is there a fix for this? Lastly, I can not clear the triple at my track and I think it is my suspension because I hit it perfect, but I still can't clear the sucker. Should I give it another round of pre-load? Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
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With your setup, your front should not unload like you are saying. Most likely you are grabbing too much throttle too soon, however you can try a thicker center diff oil. As for bearings, I prefer Boca Green Seals, but as of late have been buying any cheap $1 bearings because I just toss the old and throw in the new. As far as the triple goes, are others clearing it? What engine and clutch setup are you using? Are you using the right tires? What is your front/rear ride height?
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:54 PM   #5740
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I will try 8000 center dif oil. Almost everyone else is clearing it. I am running the stock Losi Mach 427 engine with 4 long-life losi clutch shoes with gold springs all around. My tires are perfect for this track. As for ride height I am not 100% sure right now but what should it be at? I can go throw on my tires and use my digital caliper to find out real quick if you want.
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Nevermind I can't find any 8000 so I think I will try 10000?
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Nevermind I can't find any 8000 so I think I will try 10000?
No. 7000 is fine. I run 5/7/2 and I have no problems. I love it. Use control. That's a throttle not an on/off switch!
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Hahaha, I don't really jam the throttle much. I think it would handle a little better with thicker diff oil on the center and rear, right? or am i horribly wrong...
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You will hurt nothing trying 10k. You will learn its effects.
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Old 12-15-2007, 07:01 PM   #5745
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could you tell me its effects?
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