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Old 12-27-2007, 09:57 PM   #5791
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Hello i'm a new 8ight owner. where can i get set ups? not too many on the losi home page anyone have links or web page on any Adam Drake or any other good set ups?
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Hello i'm a new 8ight owner. where can i get set ups? not too many on the losi home page anyone have links or web page on any Adam Drake or any other good set ups?
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The basic all around set-up is the Adam Drake Nats set-up. Should be up on the Losi web-site.
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Ok guys got a bit of a problem here.

The clutch bell bearing my Truggy collapsed and the outer race is stuck in the flywheel. I’ve tried getting a small hook underneath it but it just bends the hook outa shape.

Anyone got any ides about how to get out cause I cant get the flywheel off my engine with it in there
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:43 AM   #5794
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hi

do you have news about problem of diff ???

Do you shim it ?

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Ok guys got a bit of a problem here.

The clutch bell bearing my Truggy collapsed and the outer race is stuck in the flywheel. Iíve tried getting a small hook underneath it but it just bends the hook outa shape.

Anyone got any ides about how to get out cause I cant get the flywheel off my engine with it in there
When mine got stuck I took a small screw driver or something you can in from the backside like a punch, and just tapped it out. They can be stubborn sometimes, but patience is the key.
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Old 12-28-2007, 07:31 AM   #5796
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do you have news about problem of diff ???

Do you shim it ?




Looks like it wasn`t put together correctly and not so much a shim issue . .
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:01 AM   #5797
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do you have news about problem of diff ???

Do you shim it ?

It looks more like a maintance issure more than building it wrong. It pretty hard to mess a diff up building it. Losi is aware that the diff cases and are working on a fix.
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:40 AM   #5798
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You should be checking your diffs after every day of racing. When at a big club race like Revelation when there is a large enough break, I will also quickly check the diffs then as this will harm the diff gears. Like I said previously, usually I have to toss 1-2 diff cups every race day, but they are NEVER that bad. Usually mine only get bad enough where you can just start to feel the notch the cross pin makes.
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That's so strange because I've been running the car for at least a couple of gallons and there isn't even hardly any wear on mine. I know guys who have run the same diffs for 4+ gallons without any problems.
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Ill try to take a pic next time I change my diffs and show the wear that I change them at. Like I said before, I've tried shimming the diffs several ways or not shimming, and some other odd little tricks...must be the insane traction plus a C6BB I just bought 8 diff cups by the way..... I hate running out and having to borrow one at the track right before the race...no LHS here...
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Man, that sounds like way too much work and wear. Do your front and rear diffs suffer from the same?
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The center diff takes the most abuse.
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ok i cant seem to find this in the thread but i know its there. the only differences in PARTS between the rtr and kit/pro roller are the front and rear shock towers, shock caps, hubs, and the chassis correct? or am i forgeting some?
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ok i cant seem to find this in the thread but i know its there. the only differences in PARTS between the rtr and kit/pro roller are the front and rear shock towers, shock caps, hubs, and the chassis correct? or am i forgeting some?
........hinge pins, clutch shoes, toe plates, shock shafts and motor mounts. It also does not come with the option shock springs and sway bars.
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The people that are having issues with their diffs... and be honest now.... Do you use that throttle/brake as an on/on switch? Your either on the 100% gas or on the brakes? Just curious.

I got my 8ight used. It does not appear that the diff housings were ever replaced. I've put 3, almost 4 gallons on it... to the point the chassis is nearly wore out from myself and the previous owner... and I haven't had one issue with them.

I have my 8ight T... not nearly as much time on it... 2 race weekends... and no issues there either. But I'd hope not with how little time I have on it.

I really dont get the guys that bash the Losi. All year, I broke 3 tie rod ends, one inner hinge pin. One servo in the beginning because I didn't set it up right... not because the car blew it up. Two of those parts were because my receiver batt went dead and the throttle pegged wide open. Vspec stuck wide open hitting a full size parked car = broken parts on any car.
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