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Old 06-22-2008, 04:45 PM   #7186
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spring thingies...

Has anyone tried using a pen spring? $6 for 4 little springs is kind of steep.
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:02 PM   #7187
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Wink I have seen this......

I used a small sedan type threaded shaft on mine and it was perfect. You can not use the same rod ends if you go this route. The threads are reversed on one side and you will bugger them. Get new rod ends and find a rod that will almost max out the hole. You just need a little forethought to get it right.
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Thats actually a different one, but does the same thing.

Thank you!!


are u lookin for the Ofna's ? ive had bad experiences with these cam springs....i would'nt reccomend them.
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:58 PM   #7189
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Buy a 808
Why would he want to buy a COPY of the buggy he already has?
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:00 PM   #7190
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are u lookin for the Ofna's ? ive had bad experiences with these cam springs....i would'nt reccomend them.
No. I don't care for the OFNA ones. I found what I was looking for.

Part number LOSA5080

http://www.losi.com/Search/Default.a...rm=losa%205080
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Old 06-22-2008, 08:58 PM   #7191
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I used a small sedan type threaded shaft on mine and it was perfect. You can not use the same rod ends if you go this route. The threads are reversed on one side and you will bugger them. Get new rod ends and find a rod that will almost max out the hole. You just need a little forethought to get it right.
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Hey tex, sorry I didn't look you up at the Nats. I was sick almost the entire week there. I pitted in a trailer. Wanted to meet you though. Maybe next time. Anyways, were you able to run a 10 minute qualifier at the nats without a fuel stop with your truggy gearing? Also, what speed, if you notice you were able to hit in the speed trap? I hit a 33 mph.
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:54 AM   #7192
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Hey Chris, did you get your truck fixed?

What happened to it?

Your diff go out too?
My truck is fixed. Front CVD drive pin. I boneheaded and put in the wrong cross pin. I put a cross pin in that didn't have the slot in it.

So the sparks I saw from the truck were coming from the cross pin hitting the mini nut on the bottom of the steering link that "mixedguy" broke up a few posts.

It was funny though, cause when that happened Frank said: "WHOA!!!." ROFL. And when Frank says something like that you know it sounded REALLY bad. LOL.
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Old 06-23-2008, 12:12 PM   #7193
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I bought my 8T used and it did not come with the long ackerman. I was told that the long one will give me tighter steering. I have ordered one and will install it before this weekends race. How much different will the steering be? Will I need to relearn how my truck handles.
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I bought my 8T used and it did not come with the long ackerman. I was told that the long one will give me tighter steering. I have ordered one and will install it before this weekends race. How much different will the steering be? Will I need to relearn how my truck handles.
The manual says the short plate will provide more mid-corner steering. But the long one will provide smooth steering and the short one will provide quick steering. The short plate will be twitchy compared to the long plate. I've tried them both and I can tell the difference. You should try it for yourself.
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:51 AM   #7195
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Does anyone have the part number for the replacement pins for the center cvds? not the pin that holds the cvd together but the pin that is press fit. I know there was talk earlier about running mugen pins? Thanks guys.
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Here's the ones I used:

MUGC0271 Mugen 3x13mm Joint Pin
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:18 PM   #7197
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spring thingies...

Has anyone tried using a pen spring? $6 for 4 little springs is kind of steep.

Yes, I did. I prefer them actually. you dont really need much pressure to keep the plates off the brake rotors, some of the springs that are $5-7 I have seen to me appear to have more spring than necessary.
I cut the spring about 3/4 of a turn past the gap when the pads are apread out fully. Keeps them apart nicely without much extra resistance
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This might sound stupid, but I'll ask anyway.
Does anyone have a pic of how they've positioned their carby on an OS VSpec in their 8 or 8T?

The reason I ask, is cos I've got a new Vspec, and I've installed the standard Losi clutch setup on it, yet when I set it up and rev it - my T goes NOWHERE.

Yet if I take the exact same set up, and put it on another motor (a new GO .21) - she engages and runs fine.

It's like there's something stopping that same clutch system working on the OS, and it's doing my head in.
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Old 06-28-2008, 05:32 AM   #7200
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k have anyone had this problem before i just got back from a diapointing day of racing. i dont know why this keeps happening happened in two qual and in the a main cos me the race was in first almost a lap ahaed. new to this car only secound race with it any help would be great. postong pic too so u all can see and try and help
i was looking at your pic and the reason that you keep breaking the steering link is you have it in a bind move the link on the servo horn to the bottom side so the link is strait and not at an angle your link should be on the top of the servo saver and the bottom of the servo horn and also make sure that you have your end points set
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