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Old 05-12-2009, 08:33 PM   #8401
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im not sure if this question has been asked but I could not find anything on it but what are the different effects of useing the long ackerman vs the short ackerman.
got this from the losi tuning guide...

The Long Ackerman plate will have smoother steering and is generally more forgiving.

The Short Ackerman plate produces a quicker reaction and steering response and has more steering in the middle of the turn. The short Ackerman plate would be better suited for tight technical tracks.

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Old 05-14-2009, 07:43 PM   #8402
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Guys how do I build the shocks on the eight buggy with, or without rebound??and how much rebound??
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:07 PM   #8403
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Guys how do I build the shocks on the eight buggy with, or without rebound??and how much rebound??
Try to go for at least 1/2or 100%. I go anywhere from 75% to 100% depending on how much time I have. And if you get the Losi shock matching tool (great tool) be ready to see how far off your shocks are.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:34 PM   #8404
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i have my about a little over half rebond to be honest though i cant tell the diffrence maybe thats because im not a really good driver i uess lol.has anybody tried advange 1/8 buggy tires i got them for $8.99 ! and they look like they are good rubber and they have molded inserts.they where on clearence at carolinasrc.com
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:50 PM   #8405
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Has anyone tried 3000wt in the front,5000wt in the center, 2000wt in the rear, and did u like it, and what type of track would u use it on? I tried it on a dry,hard, dusty track, I was using crime fighters m3, tires I didn't like it at all it push every where,
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:23 AM   #8406
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Has anyone tried 3000wt in the front,5000wt in the center, 2000wt in the rear, and did u like it, and what type of track would u use it on? I tried it on a dry,hard, dusty track, I was using crime fighters m3, tires I didn't like it at all it push every where,
Try 5/7/2. That works on just about any track surface.
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:17 PM   #8407
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Default Setting throttle linkages on 1.0

I just saw on the Losi website there is a slightly different method of setting up the servo arm on the throttle servo. For 1.0 the arm was parallel to the servo but for 2.0 the arm is slightly angled toward the carb.

My question is for a 1.0 buggy do I use the new method for the 2.0 or stick to the old way. I haven't had any servo issues with the old way so I'm wondering if the new way is for the redesigned 2.0 radio tray.
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:27 PM   #8408
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I just saw on the Losi website there is a slightly different method of setting up the servo arm on the throttle servo. For 1.0 the arm was parallel to the servo but for 2.0 the arm is slightly angled toward the carb.

My question is for a 1.0 buggy do I use the new method for the 2.0 or stick to the old way. I haven't had any servo issues with the old way so I'm wondering if the new way is for the redesigned 2.0 radio tray.
Thats the way to set up the servo so that the arm doesn't run on the body. Just make sure that you have 1-2mm of play and you should be good to go.
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u know how losi eight manuel gives u a piece of paper that says use a washer behind the flywheel if the shaft isnt flush with the bearing , well i dint use the washer and the clutch bell is lined up with the middle part of the bearing not competly to the front of the bearing is that ok or does it need to be flush with the front of the bearing.
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and i run a novarossi .21 bf
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EDIT: NM found the answer to my question

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Hello from the uk... I need some help i have put my losi 8 on my hudy setup station put my 30mm droop blocks under the chassie and set the car up with 3 degrees of negitive camber on the rear and 1 degree of negitive camber on the front when i take it off the setup station and put the wheels on it just dose not look right i then put my camber on the wheel and only have 1 degree rear and about 0.5 on the front i have no slop as i changed all tie rods and new lower arms can anyone tell me where i have or am going wrong
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hi guys, my losi is going on the hudys this weekend, and i want to know whats the ideal setup...

i have:
5 - 7 - 2 in the diffs
35wt front - 25wt rear - oil in the shocks
green springs rear - silver springs front



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Guys how do I build the shocks on the eight buggy with, or without rebound??and how much rebound??
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Hello from the uk... I need some help i have put my losi 8 on my hudy setup station put my 30mm droop blocks under the chassie and set the car up with 3 degrees of negitive camber on the rear and 1 degree of negitive camber on the front when i take it off the setup station and put the wheels on it just dose not look right i then put my camber on the wheel and only have 1 degree rear and about 0.5 on the front i have no slop as i changed all tie rods and new lower arms can anyone tell me where i have or am going wrong
Best guess is that you aren't measuring at proper ride height at some point, either when using the Hudy or when measuring after the wheels are on. Be sure you compress the suspension and let the car settle back to normal ride height before measuring.
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