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Old 04-03-2009, 04:22 PM   #8281
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This is gettting confusing. I think I should just use grease in the back diff no silicone oil. This should tame it down big time.
Have you ever considered that you are just too keen on the throttle and over driving it.....is this your first 1/8th buggy?? Also what tires are you using?? Throttle control and correct tires are two very important things 8ight owners need!!
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so the adjustables are good then?

Should I also replace the rear sway bars? Bigger or thinner?


run 3/3 in the rear...it Will tame it down..when you get them the rear sheet will be Wrong....this is the updated correct version....leave the stock bar's on and try and toe/anti adjustment's.



Rear Toe-In adjustment
Position...Insert #...total toe-IN...REAL total

Inside........1.............1............1.65
Inside........0.5..........1.5.........2.15
Middle........0.............2............2.70
Outside......0.5..........2.5..........3.25
Outside......1.............3.............3.80


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Position...Insert #...total Anti...REAL total

UP..........1...............3............3.15
UP.........0.5.............2.5..........2.60
Middle......0.............2.............2.05
Down.......0.5.........1.5...........1.05
Down.......1.............1.............0.95






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Have you ever considered that you are just too keen on the throttle and over driving it.....is this your first 1/8th buggy?? Also what tires are you using?? Throttle control and correct tires are two very important things 8ight owners need!!

Good point BOOST
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:14 PM   #8283
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AKA Tires City Block Medium. Yes its my first 1/8 scale buggy so you are probably right about over driving. I did have someone drive it that was experienced and it was loose in his hands too. Guess I just need more practice.

I jus see other peoples buggy planting into the ground off of jumps and going around corners with great control.

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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
Here's a good place to start with setup for the 1.0. Most of this setup is very similar to what a lot of the pros listed as their setups and is now very similar to the stock 2.0 setup.

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so i just ordered my 8ight t 2.0 race rolelr and im having troubles deciding what motor i want to put in it i was leaning toward teh grp .28 tuned truggy motor but with all the options available i wanted some experianced input on what motor to get.
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GRP`s are good engines . I like Orion engines myself .
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so i just ordered my 8ight t 2.0 race rolelr and im having troubles deciding what motor i want to put in it i was leaning toward teh grp .28 tuned truggy motor but with all the options available i wanted some experianced input on what motor to get.


.28 is NOt needed.....a .21 will have more then enough power to puch a truggy......28's are Overkill and only beat up on the drive train.
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AKA Tires City Block Medium. Yes its my first 1/8 scale buggy so you are probably right about over driving. I did have someone drive it that was experienced and it was loose in his hands too. Guess I just need more practice.

I jus see other peoples buggy planting into the ground off of jumps and going around corners with great control.

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Thanks for the setup notes I really appreciate it.
try getting rid of the AKA's and running a different name brand tire. I've found on some tracks the AKA's are too stiff for a 8ight causing poor traction and a bouncy/edgy car
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try getting rid of the AKA's and running a different name brand tire. I've found on some tracks the AKA's are too stiff for a 8ight causing poor traction and a bouncy/edgy car

That's a first...
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try getting rid of the AKA's and running a different name brand tire. I've found on some tracks the AKA's are too stiff for a 8ight causing poor traction and a bouncy/edgy car
What tires do you recommend? Name brand and modle?
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anything with a soft foam. JC tires work really well or PL BT's or CF's.
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That's a first...
not really. ask anyone running a Losi at the the Nitro Challenge. AKA's were not the tire to run on a 8ight. Like I said, I like AKA's, but there not the be all end all tire on all surfaces.
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anything with a soft foam. JC tires work really well or PL BT's or CF's.
What compound?
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Hey guys what is a good setup for the new buggy. Is there any hop ups that I need to buy for ?
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Hey guys i am considering getting back into 8th scale.The original 8 buggys are goin for a steel in most areas. my question is will 8ight 2.0 parts such as arms hubs and drivetrain parts fit on the old losi buggy 8ight
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