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Old 04-07-2008, 10:00 PM   #6526
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I have a car with a ton of gallons on it and it now has a ton of slop in the steering. what should i replace a single part or the whole steering rack? The left side seems to be worse off than the right.....let me know thanks
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:15 PM   #6527
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Springs: You have four different color coded clutch springs to choose from. As seen in the table the softest are the .036” “Black” and slightly harder “Green” springs that have more preload (angle). The harder springs are the .040” “Gold” and hardest “Silver” (more angle).

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LOSA9112 .036” Black - Softest
LOSA9113 .036” Green - More preload
LOSA9114 .040” Gold - Harder
LOSA9114 .040” Silver - Hardest with more preload
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:11 PM   #6528
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I started my buggy up this weekend with the losi 8ight starter box and a huge puff of smoke came out of the starter box. now my box dosn't work. i guess the motors are gone? what are you guys using for motors in your boxes? stock losi?
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I started my buggy up this weekend with the losi 8ight starter box and a huge puff of smoke came out of the starter box. now my box dosn't work. i guess the motors are gone? what are you guys using for motors in your boxes? stock losi?

I just put in the 550 motors from the team magic turbo II box. They have a little more power than the stock box motors. But getting the pressed on pinions to work is tricky. I'm getting ready to drill and tap for a set screw. right now I have used some metal epoxy between the pinion and motor shaft. If that doesn't hold then I'll use set screws. The Team Magic motors already have flat spots machined on the rotor shaft. As of now though all is working great.
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I have a car with a ton of gallons on it and it now has a ton of slop in the steering. what should i replace a single part or the whole steering rack? The left side seems to be worse off than the right.....let me know thanks
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/7724

The bushings and screws on the left side of the picture is a place to start. I'm not sure if they are available without the ackerman plates.
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I have a car with a ton of gallons on it and it now has a ton of slop in the steering. what should i replace a single part or the whole steering rack? The left side seems to be worse off than the right.....let me know thanks
Well... you need to check and see where the slop is, but I suspect the ackerman plate bushings. There is a fix posted on here, just read through for it. I run that fix, and best of all the fix cost about $2. It requires a little work though. You have to drill the ackerman plate and press in bronze bushings... not difficult, but requires a little care and patience.

I've run this for several months with no discernable wear.
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Threre's also the Matrix Concepts solution as well.
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I started my buggy up this weekend with the losi 8ight starter box and a huge puff of smoke came out of the starter box. now my box dosn't work. i guess the motors are gone? what are you guys using for motors in your boxes? stock losi?

How old was the box ? when did u get it ? curious is all.
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what are the softest to hardest shock springs?

thanks and sorry if its a question asked over and over
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How old was the box ? when did u get it ? curious is all.
i have had the box since it was released, one of the first orders from horizon. but i have only used it a few times
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the first ones are the ones know the go poof I got a box from the first batch and it went poof before i got my car started one time
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i have had the box since it was released, one of the first orders from horizon. but i have only used it a few times


did u break the motor's in ? or just ram it right outta the box ?
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Anyone have experience with carbon fiber shock towers? I want to upgrade these because I have the RTR and see the carbon fiber ones on ebay for $30 for the pair (about the same as a pair of the kit towers).

Are these as tough as the kit towers? Or should I just go with the kit version?

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did u break the motor's in ? or just ram it right outta the box ?
Stupid question, but how do you break the box in?
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Stevo - Carbon shock towers would be for stiffness and weight savings. They can take a little punishment but are not as strong as actual CNC kit towers. Those things can take a beating.
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