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Old 04-09-2008, 06:06 AM   #6541
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Stupid question, but how do you break the box in?
He is talking about breaking in the motors that are in the box . After Losi had many issues with the motors burning up they mentioned afterwards the motors need to be broke in . Run the starter box a few times with nothing on it .
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:25 AM   #6542
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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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the problem with carbon towers is that if any of the role center adjustments or shock standoffs come loose at all they will destroy the tower. I have seen it happen on my buddies Rc8 a couple times.
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:37 AM   #6543
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Stupid question, but how do you break the box in?


Not ramming it right outta the box...Running the motor's On and off with Zero Load for 10-15 minutes...then applying comm drops and bearing drops to the can's periodically.....Also rewiring the whole box and soldering All the connections makes a WORLD of difference.
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Can I run 2, 7.4v 2s li-pos in the 8ight starter box? The reason being that my charger only charges 1-3, and I can save some money. That rules out the 4s li-po from losi or anyone else.
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Can I run 2, 7.4v 2s li-pos in the 8ight starter box? The reason being that my charger only charges 1-3, and I can save some money. That rules out the 4s li-po from losi or anyone else.


Yupp....no problems there.
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:42 AM   #6546
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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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Old 04-09-2008, 07:49 PM   #6547
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Hey guys im haveing a little trouble mounting up my new GO Tech 5pt on my 8ight. it seems like i cant get any play on the clutchbell. Do i need to dump the GO collet and get a losi collet to get the correct spaceing?
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ALWAYS use the losi collet for the losi flywheel
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:34 AM   #6549
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Default 8 starter box ?

when u use a gel cell batt it says that u can hook up the extra leads to the power ports, these ports are for a glow plug igniter right? when i hooked up my igniter it just blowes the plugs instantly too many volts! what do u guys use???
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when u use a gel cell batt it says that u can hook up the extra leads to the power ports, these ports are for a glow plug igniter right? when i hooked up my igniter it just blowes the plugs instantly too many volts! what do u guys use???
glow igniter: 1.2 volts
gel cell : 12 volts

Some starter boxes have a power panel that regulates the voltage into output ports where you can hook up a glow starter with wires

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Hi,

Sorry if this has been covered before, but has anyone trying using a Werk's 4 shoe clutch in there Losi buggy? I installed mine tonight and it looks like it might work. I have not run it yet with it installed. I need to rebuild the shocks and diffs. Thanks
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My buddy is using the stock losi engine mounts with a werks clutch. The crankshaft screw comes close to the tank but it does clear.
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I have a drive shaft pin question.


The pressed in pin on the drive shaft (part that goes in the drive cups) front, rear and center..... what part # mugen or xray or whatever can you use to replace them ???


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Old 04-13-2008, 06:48 PM   #6554
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They are either the 3x13mm ro 3x12mm not sure. If someone can clear this up that would be cool but here are the part
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I wonder why the dog bones are the same ones from the LST2 and the pins on my LST2 have no problems and its bigger and weighs alot more.
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:13 PM   #6555
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Madman,
That is on the truggy correct? On both my 8ight and 8ight T, the only real wear I have found is on the front center more so than on the rest. The only reason I saw for it was because of the angle that drive line hits the center diff. Not too big of an issue to me, but if left unchecked could be a very bad thing.
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