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Old 07-23-2008, 09:42 AM   #7396
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ok, third time asking..

trying to put in a picco .28 into a 8ight-t Roller but the bottom of the engine seems too wide in between the mounts.

Can I dremel away or do I have to get some new mounts (like quick change losi mount?)

come on folks, real simple question
Or possibly no one here has put a Picco .28 in an 8ight-T and has the answer?
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any 28 should fit, I have a feeling he has not moved the engine mounts since he probably bought the truck used and it was setup for a 21. seems very self explanitory but who knows.
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:45 AM   #7398
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Or he may be talking about the poblem that GRP owners run into as well... the case of the motor hits the mounts and it causes everything to not line up... Maybe not though.

Simply dremel the mounts. The one piece mount will be no different.

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Old 07-23-2008, 10:06 AM   #7399
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I had a Jammin' (Picco) .28 in my 8ight-T and it fit fine.
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:40 AM   #7400
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Ok i was looking at getting a new body for my buggy 8ight an i am not sure if there is a performance difference between the one i was looking at. The track i run at is pretty big. with some med sized jumps.

These are the bodies i was looking at
Crowd pleaser
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And the Jconcepts one(not sure what its called).
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:51 AM   #7401
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I like the look of the Jconcepts body. I should be receiving mine tomorrow. I have Jconcepts for my 8T and it looks good. I've heard they hold up pretty well. The proline one's look good as well but I haven't owned one for the
8ight or 8ight T. I have owned many other Proline bodies in the past and they seem to fit well and they hold up pretty good!

Either one you will probably be fine with...I've heard the Jconcepts sits lower on the 8ight than the Proline one thus helping aerodynamics.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:04 AM   #7402
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thank you for the help, much appreciated. My first Losi in 5 years, so wasn't sure what the best way to go about this is.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:22 AM   #7403
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Crewman, I have a JC Illuzion on my 8ight right now. Love the way it looks and fits. I'll try to remember to shoot a pic tonight.

Spawn_X, my post wasn't meant as a smart alec remark, hope it didn't sound that way. I don't have an 8ight-t so I honestly don't know. Sounds like you got some good advice though. I can tell you on the 8ight (and I'm sure on the truck also) when you tighten the engine mounts you want to be sure the clutch bell and spur gear are square to each other. Otherwise you'll eat gears and blow clutch bell bearings.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:50 AM   #7404
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Does anybody know if there are any progressive rate springs which will fit the Losi shocks? Reckward Tuning makes progressive rate springs but I don't know if they will fit the 8ight.

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Old 07-23-2008, 12:01 PM   #7405
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I recently just started racing a losi buggy. Been racing truggy. I have a race roller. I broke in the engine and raced one weekend on the stock clutch shoes. They were gone in this amount of time. A local gave me some worn out max life shoes that had little life left and the difference is amazing. It hits alot harder now. With those shoes i have raced one full weekend of club racing and put in one long day at the Nor/Cal champs. Practice, quals, C, to B, then won the A. You cant beat them.
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I recently just started racing a losi buggy. Been racing truggy. I have a race roller. I broke in the engine and raced one weekend on the stock clutch shoes. They were gone in this amount of time. A local gave me some worn out max life shoes that had little life left and the difference is amazing. It hits alot harder now. With those shoes i have raced one full weekend of club racing and put in one long day at the Nor/Cal champs. Practice, quals, C, to B, then won the A. You cant beat them.
What spring set up are you running? I would like to try these out, tired of putting money into clutch shoes. I find that the 2 graphite/plastic and 2 alum shoe set-up wears a little too fast for my taste. Thanks.
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nice buggy Dirty Dez. I will snap some pics of mine once I am done. Gonna take me a little bit.
LOL.. im sure it would be all pretty bling bling, cause when mine first was assemblied with cabron fiber parts, it was gorgeous! but after 6 races.. its goin from pretty to "prodived raced" beaten up.. haha.. though i never had any problems with carbon fiber chassis, shock towers, and im lovin the brakes, they work out real good though i keep sandin them for every race..
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Or possibly no one here has put a Picco .28 in an 8ight-T and has the answer?
my friend races his 8t with picco p3-28. i will have to ask him if he had problem with it mounting on..
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What spring set up are you running? I would like to try these out, tired of putting money into clutch shoes. I find that the 2 graphite/plastic and 2 alum shoe set-up wears a little too fast for my taste. Thanks.
Since i borrowed the shoes connected to the flywheel im not sure but i will take them off tonite and let you know.
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:39 PM   #7410
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Crewman, here's a shot of my car with the Jconcepts Illuzion body on. Not sure the profile is any lower than the stocker, but it fits very well, and I've always liked the roof scoop on the Illuzion. Another shot with the body off just for grins. And yeah, for you old guys, that's a brand new OS RG on it, LOL.
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