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Old 04-05-2009, 04:00 PM   #8296
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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
yes u shouldnt have any problems as long as u buy all the parts needed that is.
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:07 PM   #8297
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On the 8ight T 1.0 do the aluminum front spindles or front spindle carries give you more steering?? Thanks
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On the 8ight T 1.0 do the aluminum front spindles or front spindle carries give you more steering?? Thanks


yes but not much....a couple bumps on the EPA's is all.
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Do you have to run both or is the carries all you need?
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Do you have to run both or is the carries all you need?


both add a hair more...the steering knuckles more so then the carriers.
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:35 PM   #8301
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yes u shouldnt have any problems as long as u buy all the parts needed that is.

im kind of confused now. What do you mean when you say as long as i buy all of them. what i take that to mean is that if i break a arm and i want to replace it with a 2.0 arm i need to get other stuff as well? Knowing myself ill probably end up just buying the new 2.0 but with stormer sellin the originals for 300 bucks thats a screamin deal for a very competitive buggy
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It will be cheaper to buy a 2.0 then convert to one .
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It will be cheaper to buy a 2.0 then convert to one .
thats what i figured
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It will be cheaper to buy a 2.0 then convert to one .
If you already have the 8ight and don't want two different cars, then I would have to disagree.

It can be done for less then 200 on ebay auctions. I just did it myself for under 200. Just watch them like a hawk and you can get the parts for really cheap from the guys that part out the rollers.
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:37 AM   #8305
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If you read his first post about this you would of seen he doesn`t have one yet .
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:17 AM   #8306
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Any suggestions on NIMH RX packs are you guys using? Good price from anywhere in particular? Something with quality cells.
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When I used NIMH I made my own from rechargeable "AA" batteries . All you need is 5 batteries and this - http://www.radioshack.com/search/ind...r%20braid&sr=1
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thats what i figured
A part by part upgrade can be done, but wouldn't be efficient. You would need to do a symmetric upgrade to pick up any differences. Both arms, both hinge pins, etc, as you go. If you bent a rear pin and broke a rear arm, you'd need to upgrade both sides with 2.0 if you wanted to upgrade any at all.

Additionally, the final upgrade (in theory) - the chassis- will amount to the revised tray (at least, I believe it's revised but not sure), the new chassis, the new guards, and the center drive bones, which are longer, and new body (as your old one would no longer fit). That alone should cost you somewhere up to $170, assuming you didn't get a ebay steal somehow.

If you want a 2.0, it's very very likely to be cheaper to buy it, rather than part an upgrade and end up with older parts you can't use (though in theory you COULD sell them if you found a buyer who still ran the original).
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...or you could buy the new 2.0 and take all you goodies and put them on your new one and then convert your old one to electric. thats what i did and love it! or another thing to keep in the back of your head is to get the new one and sell your old one. ive seen the original 8ights go for aroun $250 on ebay or so. that way you take you new one and all your goodies and subtract what you made on selling the old one.


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Additionally, the final upgrade (in theory) - the chassis- will amount to the revised tray (at least, I believe it's revised but not sure), the new chassis, the new guards, and the center drive bones, which are longer.
So do you know anything about it or are you just pulling this from you a$$!!

Yes the tray is revised and different, only the centre rear shaft is longer and the guards haven't changed.
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