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Old 06-30-2008, 03:24 PM   #7216
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Hi peeps. Ive got another droop question. For a rough open track what shock length do you guys in the states run, and where do you measure from. I have truhes set up sheet from last year sometime and it says 95mm front and 106.5 back but is that overall shock length or from centre of top and bottom screw?????????? Thanks in advance for any answers
Measure from the Center of the top shock mount, to the center of the shock-end ball. It's easier with the shock on the car - center of the Nut that holds the top in place, to the center of the button-head screw that holds the bottom in place, then adjust the droop screw. Calipers with the pointy edge work well.
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:33 PM   #7217
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Thanks guys. What inserts for the XBTs are you guys using. I believe the stock losi foams are a bit too soft.
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:29 PM   #7218
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:04 PM   #7219
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If I need more steering out/less in I'll let the front go full droop and reduce droop on the rear.

hey Air sorry to correct you but I think you have it back to front

if you want more steering on power you need to decrease your droop (wind the set screw in more) to keep the weight from transfering to the rear of the buggy .

if you want more off power steering you increase the droop (loosen the set screw) to allow weight transfer to the front under decelleration.

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Old 06-30-2008, 09:46 PM   #7220
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Uhhh.... My bad. It's hard to keep all that stuff straight when thinking about indoor high traction and outdoor looser tracks. I get mixed up when going from one track to the next.
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Uhhh.... My bad. It's hard to keep all that stuff straight when thinking about indoor high traction and outdoor looser tracks. I get mixed up when going from one track to the next.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:26 AM   #7222
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I am wanting to change my diff fluid in my 8IGHT Race Roller. Am I correct that the Race Roller has F 3000 C 5000 R 2000? & the Non-Roller is F 5000 C 7000 R2000??? I was looking at changing the Fluid to F 5000 C 10000 R 3000. Does it take much to take the front and rear diffs off the chassis?
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I am wanting to change my diff fluid in my 8IGHT Race Roller. Am I correct that the Race Roller has F 3000 C 5000 R 2000? & the Non-Roller is F 5000 C 7000 R2000??? I was looking at changing the Fluid to F 5000 C 10000 R 3000. Does it take much to take the front and rear diffs off the chassis?
I take the top plate off of the front of the car then the 4 screws holding the front assembly to the chassis. The back I take the 4 screws out of the chassis and the 2 screws out of the brace on the bottom of the chassis. then you take the 4 screws out of the back of the case, and open them up. Takes like 5 min a piece.
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I take the top plate off of the front of the car then the 4 screws holding the front assembly to the chassis. The back I take the 4 screws out of the chassis and the 2 screws out of the brace on the bottom of the chassis. then you take the 4 screws out of the back of the case, and open them up. Takes like 5 min a piece.
Sweet, alot easier than I thought it would be. Was I right about the 2 having different weight oils?
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Sweet, alot easier than I thought it would be. Was I right about the 2 having different weight oils?

Oh ya sorry the kit has 5k/7k/2k and the roller has 3k/5k/2k
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I'm new to Nitro RCs. Had to find a new hobby since my last one almost killed me. Got hit by a car last year riding my Harley and lost my leg below the knee on the left. Jumped into RCs with a Revo 3.3 and a Lois 8ight RTR. My 8ight seems to be leaking shock oil. I tightened the one in question up and it seems to be alright. Thinking ahead, what weight should I use in the shocks and how often should I change the oil in them? I use both buggy and truck a few times a week but not to race. Unfortunately no tracks anywhere near where I live. Let me know what you think about both vehicles as far as the oil filled shock maintenance. Thanks!
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guys i have the RTR version...i know it comes with greese in the diffs and im swapn over to fluid...the track i run at is prob considerd a small track wit some tight turns....what do u recommend i run??? i was just gunna go wit the kit fliuds...
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I'm new to Nitro RCs. Had to find a new hobby since my last one almost killed me. Got hit by a car last year riding my Harley and lost my leg below the knee on the left. Jumped into RCs with a Revo 3.3 and a Lois 8ight RTR. My 8ight seems to be leaking shock oil. I tightened the one in question up and it seems to be alright. Thinking ahead, what weight should I use in the shocks and how often should I change the oil in them? I use both buggy and truck a few times a week but not to race. Unfortunately no tracks anywhere near where I live. Let me know what you think about both vehicles as far as the oil filled shock maintenance. Thanks!
You might have the old black shock orings. Replace them with white orings when you rebuild the shocks. The RTR needs 40wt all around.
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:45 PM   #7228
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hey, thanks for the tip on the white orings for the losi 8ight shocks. i'll order some today. as far as the shock oil weight i just bought some 30 weight oil. what's the difference between the weights? if i'm not racing with the rig will it be alright to use the 30 or should i just return it and get some 40 and call it a day? How do I know when the shocks need to be rebuilt? Sorry about all of these questions. They're probably no brainers to all of you guys but to me, it's all new. Thanks again!!!!
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Get the 40wt, the pistons in the RTR shocks have big holes and the 30 wt will be to thin. For playing you will only need to change the shock oil every 2 gallons of fuel or so.
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ok. i haven't opened the 30 yet so i'll return it. as for the white o-rings, is there a specific brand or kit you'd recommend for the 8ight shocks? thanks again for the help. i appreciate it!!!
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