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Old 01-31-2008, 09:13 PM   #6091
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What new kit?

and how reliable are these sources ? what other info are u not telling us...
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Of course, the new chassis will be offered as an upgrade, however it will be included in the kits (same type of thing that Jammin just did with their SBB shocks). Losi isn't really releasing a "new" kit per say, but the future kits will contain the rolling upgrades already in them, if that makes sense.

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Old 02-01-2008, 03:20 PM   #6093
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They may offer it in a kit, but not replace the kit, IMO. They have several upgrades coming out and they will most likely be option or tuning parts. Mine should be here Tuesday, so I may post up some pics when I teardown the 8ight.
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how much difference is the chassis going to make, should i expect a big change? or does it have a small effect..
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:33 PM   #6095
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how much difference is the chassis going to make, should i expect a big change? or does it have a small effect..

the chassy JUST got released....so id expect a review from some 1 in about a week or so.
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and how reliable are these sources ? what other info are u not telling us...
There are some other things that are in the works but none of which I can say anything about. Hopefully you can respect that. Don't worry though. The new stuff will be well worth your patience.
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Old 02-02-2008, 08:31 PM   #6097
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how much difference is the chassis going to make, should i expect a big change? or does it have a small effect..
The new chassis really helps to mellow the car out on super rutted and blown out tracks. You should see an improvement on all track surfaces though. It really doesn't do anything bad.
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"missle is right, the car is even better in the rough with the chassis.
so far it has been an improvement on every surface that I have tested."

"I've been testing it for a while and I couldn't find any
disadvantages."
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:38 PM   #6099
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"missle is right, the car is even better in the rough with the chassis.
so far it has been an improvement on every surface that I have tested."

"I've been testing it for a while and I couldn't find any
disadvantages."

good to hear buddy....I look forward to gettin one for sure.
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I'm sure its probably in here somewhere, but for the heck of it I'll ask anyway. Has anyone found something better for the stock rubber shock boots? I seem to get holes in them pretty quick and think the if there is a leaky seal in the shock that boot will act like a vacum, pulling out more oil with each stroke. I may have found something that will work until I find a better mouse trap. What I have done is use the stock Jammin orange dust covers that go on the bottom of the shock with the felt inside and work them over the 8ight shock bottom. It is a tight fit and takes some effort to get them seated down as far as they can go. It doesn't seem to bind up the shaft any and have held up so far (about half of last season). I haven't seen the new Jammin shocks, but if that go with something that close to the orange dust boot that had on the smaller shocks, just bigger it could be easier to adapt them to the 8ight shocks.
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Yeah, I wish the Losi shock boots held up better. Mine would only last for a 7 minute run and they'd torn. LOL. But if I were winning a race then the person in front couldn't spit shrapnel at my car. LOL. Man I can't wait for the 1/8 season to start.
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Make sure there are no sharp edges on the shock end or the spring cup where the boot meets them. I think Losi made a running change on those parts to help that problem.
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I already solved the ackerman slop problem.

1)Drill the ackerman holes to 1/4" and then press in sleeve bearings:
From McMaster-Carr: SAE 841 Bronze sleeve bearings p/n 6391K113
2)Then drill those out to 5/32"
3)Next insert new shoulder screws: McMaster-Carr: p/n 93985A524

Put a drop of after run oil on and you're done.
where did the part come from to do the ackerman mod

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Anyone notice their a-arms bend and not return back to shape? My front arms were the worse.
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Anyone notice their a-arms bend and not return back to shape? My front arms were the worse.
Oh ya, it happens after a few gallons or a hit or two. The plastic is quite soft, but thats also what aides in the 8ights handling. Its just a compromise I think, especially as the cost of 2 arms isn't bad.
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