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Old 04-15-2008, 07:11 PM   #6586
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interesting.....
i'll pass though


how much How much.....and where ?
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:38 PM   #6587
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interesting.....
i'll pass though
Reminds me of James' body that is plastered with kyosho heat tape
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:30 PM   #6588
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interesting.....
i'll pass though
one good punt and it will be cracked. Not to mention the splinters the corner marshals would get from the cf.
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:32 PM   #6589
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and its only $109.99 on eBay~!

http://cgi.ebay.com/LOSI-8-8IGHT-BUG...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:16 AM   #6590
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USELESS BLING!
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:20 AM   #6591
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maybe i'd get it if it were in the crowd pleazer 2 mold. I love that body
but then again, that body would just sit around for me to look at and realize how much the damn thing cost
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:57 AM   #6592
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That must be a show body! Good luck cutting out the openings. Slip up and it will most likely crack.
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:03 PM   #6593
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I'd try a combo of green and black springs to calm the hit down. I drove my 8 for a short while with the Mach and did a lot to calm it down. JP-2 was my first move also. Then I tried to find lighter weight shoes but not much was available last year so I just used green springs and if it hit too much then I'd drop down to the black springs on all four shoes. Most of the time I used green and black with the King Headz 7075 shoes.
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Try this set-up. All plastic Losi shoes with 4 Gold springs. It will last for 4-6 months and I think there is less heat andeven help the CB bearing last longer.
Good info - thank you!

I will probably try the Dynamite max-life aluminums and try a combo of the green/black or all black springs as suggested.

What is the advantage (or is there one) in using a combination of aluminum and composite shoes like Losi recommends in the manual?

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Good info - thank you!

I will probably try the Dynamite max-life aluminums and try a combo of the green/black or all black springs as suggested.

What is the advantage (or is there one) in using a combination of aluminum and composite shoes like Losi recommends in the manual?
less shoes more wear as they will have to work harder. try going with 2 m2s light med shoes with 2 losi carbons. Gold on the al. and green on the carbons. Also, get one of the steel flywheels from losi. They work very well with smoothing out the power band of motors.
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Any Tips?

for keeping the small screw that holds the piston to the shock shaft from coming undone.

Need to be able to remove it also so you can change the piston if need be.
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Clean the shock shaft and the button head screw and apply blue loctite to the threads. Before continue let locktite cure (use on the next day).
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Fully cured Loctite is clearly the best way, but if you want to change out your pistons at a race, you can't exactly wait around.

I've found that if I hold the shock shaft with a pair of channel locks or vice grips through a towel so that I can really tighten down on that little screw with a quality hex driver, they stay put.

If I only hold the slippery shock shaft between my fingers and tighten the best I can, they come loose.
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Clean the shock shaft and the button head screw and apply blue loctite to the threads. Before continue let locktite cure (use on the next day).
There are two versions of "Blue" loctite that come in the strength you want. One is 242 (most common) the other is 243 (oil resistant). Yes, 243 is the version you want for shocks. You still need to clean the shock shaft and screw with alcohol or motor cleaner before applying the loctite.

If you are going to be switching pistons a lot it might be worth buying a second set of shock shafts and having your alternate pistons already setup and glued.
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It's a bit overkill, but I think this body looks sic. I'm in the process of converting my 8ight to brushless and this just might be the finishing touch.

Has anyone ever used carbon parts from Holeshot Engineering?
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The first few times you hit large jumps, it will crack. The 8ight is designed to flex. I ended up elongating the mounting holes in my body so it won't rip it.
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