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Old 06-11-2008, 05:51 PM   #7066
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Ah Yes. Kingz Heads. Thank you sir. I'll have to try them after my next set of max lifes that I already ordered are cashed.
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:55 PM   #7067
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Just bragging, but I got to. LOL. I was able to run a full run at the Nats qualifiers without a stop for fuel. I had at least a 1 1/2 to 2 lap cushion. All the hard work I put into my drivetrain paid off. I also posted a 33 mph speed at the trap. Pissed my friend off.
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Just bragging, but I got to. LOL. I was able to run a full run at the Nats qualifiers without a stop for fuel. I had at least a 1 1/2 to 2 lap cushion. All the hard work I put into my drivetrain paid off. I also posted a 33 mph speed at the trap. Pissed my friend off.
what are the mods you did to your drive train
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:00 PM   #7069
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what are the mods you did to your drive train

No mods really, just shaved the plastic in the diff bulkheads to make sure the diff assembly spins freely and does no bind/pinch the bearings. Plus I added Acer ceramic bearings. Also the newer the CV shafts are, the better.
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. I also posted a 33 mph speed at the trap. Pissed my friend off.
That's pretty fast on the track. Congrats.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:08 PM   #7071
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Here is what I have done so far.

I'm curiouse to see how this mill performs.


REar skid plate.



Front and rear braces. In the last picture you can see the CVD "condom".


Installed some OFNA break springs on all 4 screws. No more dragging.


Here it is abput 75% done. I'll be installing the electronics tomorrow consisting of JR 590 servos for both steering and throttle/break, 1500mah Trinity battery, and DSM-2 reciever using my DX3R.


The more I work on this buggy the more i like it. I cant waite to rip the track!
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:40 PM   #7072
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Your gonna want/need something stronger then a 590 servo , especially for the steering . 85 oz of torque is quite enough for an 1/8 buggy .
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:52 PM   #7073
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A couple of things I noticed if you're going to race that new ride:

Those plastic hindge pin brace covers will eventually break, I'd upgrade to alum braces with no cover. The front inner will probably be the first to go then the rear outer. Make sure you install a throttle return spring. Captured stearing ends mod to keep the stearing together. I even captured my upper links on the shock tower as I've popped those a couple of times.

I like those brake springs you have there, do you know the part number?
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:58 PM   #7074
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A couple of things I noticed if you're going to race that new ride:

Those plastic hindge pin brace covers will eventually break, I'd upgrade to alum braces with no cover. The front inner will probably be the first to go then the rear outer. Make sure you install a throttle return spring. Captured stearing ends mod to keep the stearing together. I even captured my upper links on the shock tower as I've popped those a couple of times.

I like those brake springs you have there, do you know the part number?
Captured steering ends Mod? Help a brother out here, thanks..... got any pics?
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Captured steering ends Mod? Help a brother out here, thanks..... got any pics?
I think CRC makes them......


also Amain has the springs for the brakes... or just use ball point pin springs......

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http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/18893
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Check this thread out:

Losi 8ight building and setup

I used washers from Ace on mine.
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:06 PM   #7077
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ooooh, ball point pen springs... I like I like. Going to check that out right now... thanks man
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Check this thread out:

Losi 8ight building and setup

I used washers from Ace on mine.

I found that over time, as the plastics stretch and get loose, the washer on top of the 6.8mm ball joint will back out. As you turn the wheels back and forth while at full droop, the steering rod ends will put pressure on the underside of the washer and cause it to loosen the screw. Amain sells the Kyosho outer ball joints that are very similar to the CRC joints. I recently put the CRC joints on my buggy and truggy. It's an improvement too me.
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Thanks guys! I will consider all of the tips and include the parts in my next Amain order.
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I had issues with the srings on the caliper's...when they would get dirty it would cause them to stick even more if the springs weren't there....i even went as far as to polish the rods they ride on..and it still bound up every once and a while.....i have since Ditched the springs....and if u take the time to set-up the linkage properly u should'nt have any brake drag anyways.
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