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Old 11-29-2006, 06:46 PM   #931
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Good idea with the balloons. Then my shocks can match my paint too! lol
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Almost a whole gallon through my car with the new servo setup (longer fuel line on brakes, angled servo arm) and no problems. Hope it stays this way. I have have hella fun driving the car, it is a handful though. It is my first 1/8 scale, and my first car to race on dirt, this is mostly new to me. Other than my driving skills (or lack thereof) I love the car.

As for motor I went for a different one. I bought the IRC Radical 621T. I am very happy with it. I have the carb restrictor with the smallest hole in it, car runs very cool and is disgustingly fast. Partly because of tune, then because of the tall odd-shaped cooling head. It is hands down the fastest buggy on the track, out of the hole and top speed. I try not to compare brands to much to avoid arguments but alot the guys here run RB motors 3/5/7 and a couple of OS VZB's but I can eat them up with the power, now to control it. I actually should have bought a lesser motor to start out with.

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Old 11-29-2006, 08:54 PM   #933
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Anyone can be fast . The fastest engine made won`t do any good if you can`t drive it . It is usually faster to go slow anyways .
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Old 11-29-2006, 10:51 PM   #934
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HI everyone there... im new with this losi 8ight buggy.. but when i saw the build review at RC Modz, i believe this kit can go far. In fact,
Adam Drake & Travis proofs that already. just go check there!
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:57 AM   #935
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Hey guys, im about to step up to the king headz 7075 alum. clutch shoes. I know it's been talked about here, but there are about 32 pages about the 8ight, so i just want to ask, what springs are you using with the 7075's? and are you running all alum, or still with the 2 carbons.
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Old 11-30-2006, 06:05 AM   #936
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Hey guys, im about to step up to the king headz 7075 alum. clutch shoes. I know it's been talked about here, but there are about 32 pages about the 8ight, so i just want to ask, what springs are you using with the 7075's? and are you running all alum, or still with the 2 carbons.
I put these in my 8ight last week. All four are the King Headz aluminum, and I used the gold springs on two of them and the black springs on the other two.

Our track has a ton of bite, so this worked for me. I think that if the track had less traction, this would have been too much rip.

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Old 11-30-2006, 06:12 AM   #937
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I put these in my 8ight last week. All four are the King Headz aluminum, and I used the gold springs on two of them and the black springs on the other two.

Our track has a ton of bite, so this worked for me. I think that if the track had less traction, this would have been too much rip.

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Yep sure does help! thanks Walt!...I may try the gold and green. Our track is not really high bite, but loose in some sections, but your set up sounds good, so i'll try both.
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Old 11-30-2006, 06:13 AM   #938
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Motor advice....needed 2 months ago. As for my question. Our track is not a high traction track at all i have the stock springs (silver, gold)and the stock shoes (aluminum/carbon). Is there a better setup to get the power to the ground?

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Old 11-30-2006, 07:17 AM   #939
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You need the lighter springs. They should be easy enough to get. Also go down to 5k oil in your center diff if you haven't already.
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how does going to 5k in the center affect the car? currently running stock 5-7-2. i would like a little more pop out of the corner to clear a big jump.... also how much fuel are you guys getting out of king headz shoes? do you have to file the edges frequently? that is why i quit running mugen aluminum shoes. had to file edges every time i turn around. thanks
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how does going to 5k in the center affect the car? currently running stock 5-7-2. i would like a little more pop out of the corner to clear a big jump.... also how much fuel are you guys getting out of king headz shoes? do you have to file the edges frequently? that is why i quit running mugen aluminum shoes. had to file edges every time i turn around. thanks
going to 5 in the centre will give you less "pop" to clear that big jump. Maybe you just need more engine No seriously, you need to either try different tires or maybe try 10K in the centre??? If you can handle that thick of fluid, your car would have amazing punch!
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Old 11-30-2006, 10:28 PM   #942
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I put these in my 8ight last week. All four are the King Headz aluminum, and I used the gold springs on two of them and the black springs on the other two.

Our track has a ton of bite, so this worked for me. I think that if the track had less traction, this would have been too much rip.

Hope that helps.
I don't know I tried the two gold and two black and it didn't seem right and in the short maybe 25mins of use, it wore down two of my kinghead shoes bad that had the black springs to the point I have to replace them.
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Old 12-01-2006, 04:27 AM   #943
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Has anybody noticed when building your 8 that the instructions don't specify to put the smooth sides in and oval holes opposite each other on the brake pads when mounting them like other buggies do? One side is machined smooth with out rough edges and if installed wrong the brakes could be real grabby. What's your thoughts on this? Or has this not been an issue?
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Old 12-01-2006, 04:29 AM   #944
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I went to 3/5/1 in the diffs and like it ALOT better then 5/7/2. Really settled the car and gave it more steering.
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:28 AM   #945
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Is anyone having problems with the gold collet for the flywheel, Is anyone having trouble with their's wearing down I'm on my second one and the standard one I can't get it to fit and I can't keep buying the flywheel set to replace it.
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