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Old 04-02-2009, 07:01 PM   #8251
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Need some help fellas,I pulled the buggy apart for some cleaning and repairs,I bought new center front and rear shafts to replace the ones I have(dont have a pin press yet) I had some spares that came from a junked buggy and I started looking at them and dont know what I actually rcvd when I got the new shafts(ordered off ebay)The only thing I do know is the rear center has the knot in it.Does anyone know what the length is on the front center?
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Need some help fellas,I pulled the buggy apart for some cleaning and repairs,I bought new center front and rear shafts to replace the ones I have(dont have a pin press yet) I had some spares that came from a junked buggy and I started looking at them and dont know what I actually rcvd when I got the new shafts(ordered off ebay)The only thing I do know is the rear center has the knot in it.Does anyone know what the length is on the front center?
just measured a centre front unassembled with digital calipers

95.8mm or 3.771 inches
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:26 PM   #8253
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Thanks a mill Retro,The one that is suppose to be the front is exactly 4" long from end to end...I think it may be an outer cv shaft?
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Thanks a mill Retro,The one that is suppose to be the front is exactly 4" long from end to end...I think it may be an outer cv shaft?
yep 4.037" thats a outer not a centre front
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Dang it,oh well --like I said before thanks for the help.
guess I will put the worn out one back in.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:11 PM   #8256
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I put this on its own thread. Maybe I will get some more traction here.

I kinda need some adivse on what to change next on my Losi 8 B for performance. My problem is the back end. I cannot seem to get it tight and feels really loose in the back.

I am having a problem on the turns and getting it squared up to hit the straight. It seems that when going into turns the back end spins out and when coming of of turns its loose as well. I just feel like I have no grip and the buggy dose not want to plant itself to the ground as it keeps bouncing all around the place.

I cant hit the straight full power due to this.

Here is my current set up what should I try next to tame it down for more grip?

1) Shocks were just serviced with recommend weight
2) Sliver springs in the front and green in the back
3) AKA City Blocks Medium
4) Diffs front 5 middle 5 rear 2
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For the wingmount problem,

has anyone tried one of these?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ALUMINUM-Wing-Mo...ayphotohosting
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quick question,

Just about finished with my 8ight. What spares would you guys keep in the pitbox? Any parts that tend to break easier with this buggy. Nothing worse than hitting the track and not having a spare when something blows. The hobby stores near my local track doesn't carry Losi parts so let me know what I should have on hand. Thanks.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:23 PM   #8259
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quick question,

Just about finished with my 8ight. What spares would you guys keep in the pitbox? Any parts that tend to break easier with this buggy. Nothing worse than hitting the track and not having a spare when something blows. The hobby stores near my local track doesn't carry Losi parts so let me know what I should have on hand. Thanks.

Shims
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I put this on its own thread. Maybe I will get some more traction here.

I kinda need some adivse on what to change next on my Losi 8 B for performance. My problem is the back end. I cannot seem to get it tight and feels really loose in the back.

I am having a problem on the turns and getting it squared up to hit the straight. It seems that when going into turns the back end spins out and when coming of of turns its loose as well. I just feel like I have no grip and the buggy dose not want to plant itself to the ground as it keeps bouncing all around the place.

I cant hit the straight full power due to this.

Here is my current set up what should I try next to tame it down for more grip?

1) Shocks were just serviced with recommend weight
2) Sliver springs in the front and green in the back
3) AKA City Blocks Medium
4) Diffs front 5 middle 5 rear 2

what are the toe and anti set at ?
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quick question,

Just about finished with my 8ight. What spares would you guys keep in the pitbox? Any parts that tend to break easier with this buggy. Nothing worse than hitting the track and not having a spare when something blows. The hobby stores near my local track doesn't carry Losi parts so let me know what I should have on hand. Thanks.
You need rear hingepins, a wingmount, a radio tray, and maybe 1 shockshaft if your up to it. I would also suggest the pins that connect the outrives and axles, they can shear or fall out.
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Dishsoap: Try a softer tire, Losi cars really seem to like softer compounds. I only run M2 or similar harder compounds on certain tracks. I ran M3 Bowties when I was down there or maybe even Red Eclipses if it's drier. Also you should try wider hexes in the rear LOSA3532. This will lock in the rear a little more and not allow it to swing around as easily.

http://losi.com/Products/Features.aspx?ProdId=LOSA3532
http://losi.com/Products/Features.aspx?ProdId=LOSA7769R

Talk to Chuck or Casey if you see them and they should be a little more help.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:23 PM   #8263
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what are the toe and anti set at ?
Dont really know. And I dont really know how to change these up!!!

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Dishsoap: Try a softer tire, Losi cars really seem to like softer compounds. I only run M2 or similar harder compounds on certain tracks. I ran M3 Bowties when I was down there or maybe even Red Eclipses if it's drier. Also you should try wider hexes in the rear LOSA3532. This will lock in the rear a little more and not allow it to swing around as easily.

http://losi.com/Products/Features.aspx?ProdId=LOSA3532
http://losi.com/Products/Features.aspx?ProdId=LOSA7769R

Talk to Chuck or Casey if you see them and they should be a little more help.

Thanks
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Should I go with the 1/2 inch hex or the 2mm hex.

It looks like the 1/2 in hex is too wide.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/16551

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/16340
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Should I go with the 1/2 inch hex or the 2mm hex.

It looks like the 1/2 in hex is too wide.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/16551

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/16340


the 2mm is for buggy....the 1/2 is for truggy.
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