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Old 05-05-2008, 09:33 AM   #6706
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Where would I find a 24T insert? I bought these:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/7793

thinking there'd be one in there but don't see that there was.


Maybe I didn't look close enough....
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as far as diff oil goes, I just put 4-5-2 in my 8b. I had 5-7-2 in it but I needed more off power steering. I havent tried it yet but Im hoping I made the right choice
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:27 PM   #6708
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Where would I find a 24T insert? I bought these:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/7793

thinking there'd be one in there but don't see that there was.


Maybe I didn't look close enough....
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:06 PM   #6709
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The race roller actually has a more forgiving setup than the kit does. This is the setup that Cory put on his 8ight and he loves it
i see. well i did test my friend losi kit type. so i decided to buy a race roller.
just wonder does the handling will be exactly same...
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Old 05-05-2008, 07:54 PM   #6710
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i'v just got my losi 8ight and was wondering what would be some good hop-ups to get and if there is any mods that can be done tp make it go better

Matt
In addition to the items mentioned here, CRC's "No Pop" pivot balls for the steering are a great addition. Even after a big hit, they keep the tie rod attached to the steering block. These really benefit the the truggy.

http://www.teamcrc.com/crc/modules.p...prodID=7718959
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:12 PM   #6711
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In addition to the items mentioned here, CRC's "No Pop" pivot balls for the steering are a great addition. Even after a big hit, they keep the tie rod attached to the steering block. These really benefit the the truggy.

http://www.teamcrc.com/crc/modules.p...prodID=7718959


U can do the exact same thing with a set of balls and a cone washer.
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I saw in the GRP engine thread that the case of the engines need to be dremmeled to fit in the Losi qc engine mount. Wouldn't it be cheaper to grind on the engine mount?
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I saw in the GRP engine thread that the case of the engines need to be dremmeled to fit in the Losi qc engine mount. Wouldn't it be cheaper to grind on the engine mount?


HUH>.....a Grp's a Ninja...they were always somewhat tempermental to install into an 8ight...But u dont have to gring the case of the block....more like the center diff mount....or if u have the Qoncepts hope u dont have to grind too much to get a good angle on the carb...thats the only issue i know of.....why would u grind the motor mount air8 ?
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Yes, you do have to dremel the one piece engine mount to get the GRP to fit. I figured I was going to dremel a 30 dollar mount vs. a 330 dollar motor... The way the GRP case is designed it would not fit in the one piece mount (the bottom of the case has fins on it), however it fit the stock Losi 8 mounts PERFECT, matched the contour of them exactly.

I did not have a problem with the diff mount, however I did find a "new" rub mark on my fuel tank from the clutch bell... I am hoping once I get the one piece engine mount in I can use the holes that shift the engine back and it will take care of that.

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Howdy all! My new 8ight kit is on a FedEx plane somewhere right now and I'm trying to get prepared for the big home-coming.

I'm shopping for a simple receiver battery. Just want a regular pack, nimh...

will a common 5 cell hump pack fit?

like this:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXMUG7&P=FR

or do I need a stick type pack?

Please excuse the ignorance; I'm coming from electric buggy and I never required an Rx pack.

Thanks in advance; can't wait to start building!
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:10 PM   #6716
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That battery will work. Welcome to a great car.
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as far as diff oil goes, I just put 4-5-2 in my 8b. I had 5-7-2 in it but I needed more off power steering. I havent tried it yet but Im hoping I made the right choice
How is the front of your 8ight set up? You should be getting plenty of off-power steering with 5-7-2.

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Every 8ight I've ever seen where off-power steering was a problem (not enough off power steering), it turned out to be something wrong with the front brakes where they were grabbing WAY too hard under the very slightest of application pressure.

Just a suggestion: check that the front brakes aren't doing anything strange before you go chasing a setup problem. If the brakes are working fine (front one not grabbing in a strange, non-linear way), then start looking for setup options.
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^^^ I agree with both of these guys ^^^

My 5-7-2 setup is great. Tons of steering on and off.
I sway between the Pro Kit setup and the Mike Thrue setup.
There are only a few changes between the setups but they are noticable.
Good luck
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^^^ I agree with both of these guys ^^^

My 5-7-2 setup is great. Tons of steering on and off.
I sway between the Pro Kit setup and the Mike Thrue setup.
There are only a few changes between the setups but they are noticable.
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