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Old 08-26-2007, 08:55 AM   #31
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Hi guys,

what kind of receiver battery does this kit need? a hump or a flat? also, does the kit include a pipe already

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Old 08-26-2007, 12:31 PM   #32
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the 8 did come with a pipe but not sure about the 8.5.and it will take a hump.i ve only had my hp8 about 5 months now and now a new one that figures you now.great buggy though .
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:39 AM   #33
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A hump pack fits in the H8/8.5 battery compartment. You'll have to mod it for a flat pack, if that is what you have...

I just ran my upgraded Hyper8 this weekend. I upgraded it to the equivilent of the 8.5. I run Jammin' FTE Big Bores on mine, instead of the Hyper 8.5 BBs...

First time out with the new setup - using my best guess baseline settings. Qualified 2nd, Finished 3rd in the A Main.

I Love My Hyper 8.5! The thing just railed. I even had some slop in the left front arm (Just a little) and spent Panther KIIs on it. It was still fast!

The FR2 chassis makes the Hyper so much more stable and planted. I'm running the FR2 bracing as well...

The only thing I don't have that I want in terms of 8.5 upgraded parts is the new Battery Box design.

I did replace my old H8 batt box with a new one of the same H8 design and had no issues with it on Sunday.

If you are in the market for a new buggy, the Hyper 8.5 is "the beez kneez", gang! Get one, or get Pwned by one...

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Old 09-25-2007, 11:49 AM   #36
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Just to let everyone knows, a complete set of Mugen Seiki MBX5's clutch systems ( flywheel, flywheel locknut, novarossi collete, clutch bell ) can be fitted perfectly into Hyper8.

BTW, need shimming a bit for clutchbell's gear to perfectly aligned with spur gear.
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:23 PM   #37
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I currently have both a Hyper 8 and a Losi 8ight. I enjoy the way the Hyper 8 drives and it is definitely tough. Actually, it is surprising how tough it is. Adapting to the 8ight took a little bit but I find I am a bit faster and, oddly enough, more consistent with it. So, for those that have driven the new Hyper 8.5 as well as the Hyper 8 and the Losi 8ight, how does the new Hyper 8.5 compare? I have read comments that people prefer it over the Hyper 8 but what specifically do you like better about it? Also, do its handling characteristics now resemble another buggy more than the Hyper 8?
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:17 AM   #38
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Hyper8 is too aggressive cars for some people. I also feel that way...., I feel my Hyper8 is scattering on loose track. I guess it's setup problem...., nevertheless I don't mind to drive agressive cars.

Hyper8 is a tough car. I'm glad to own this car.
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:45 AM   #39
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The 8.5 is (I.e. the FR2 Chassis) a lot smoother and more predictable than the H8 chassis. The H8 chassis is really 'nervous' by comparison.

The new chassis doesn't seem to sacrifice any of the H8's quick steering, and seems to allow you to rotate it better and hold a line better than the old chassis. It's also stiffer than the stock H8 chassis.

The 8.5 is basically a lot less 'twitchy' than the Hyper 8 package.

It is a great handling bug, and I've definitely knocked a few seconds off my average lap times with the 8.5 package versus the original package.

Please note that I don't exactly have a Hyper 8.5. I bought most of the upgrades that make up the 8.5 kit a few months prior to the 8.5's release. I didn't actually get to run my upgraded H8 until after the 8.5's release.

My Hyper 8 has the following:

FR2 Chassis
Center Diff Bracing
Longer Ho Bao Motor Mounts
8.5 Lightweight Clutch Bell and Flywheel
Standard CVDs (Not the new 8.5 lightened CVDs)
Carbon Fiber Brakes
Lightweight Spur Gear
Jammin' FTE Big Bore Shocks
Lunsford Titanium Turnbuckles and Steering Servo Linkage
Standard Hinge Pins
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Front Off-set Hubs (+1.5 I think)
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Futaba 3PM Rx/Tx running in HRS Mode
NovaRossi P5x (Near or over 8 gallons at least)
I'm usually running OFNA Tru-Lite Wheels and Panther Komodo IIs...

Losi's do not beat this buggy - especially in the rough or off the line. They do seem to get a little more length off the jumps than the Hypers, but that's basically it.

My buggy is only limited by my driving. My flying laps are just as fast as the other fast guys, sometimes faster. I'm just not so consistant yet - although the 8.5 upgrades have helped my consistancy out a bunch, as it is definitely easier to drive with the FR2 chassis, but still it still seems to prefer a finesse type of driving style like the Losi. It just doesn't seem to be as demanding as the Losi - I.e. it's more forgiving, especially with the Jammin' BBs.

My next upgrade will be the new Jammin' GBs (I call them Ginormous Bores, instead of Big Bores - I.e. the new 16mm shocks). Initial report of these mounted on a Hyper 8.5 is that they are 'more of a good thing' as compared to the last generation of Jammin' BBs on a Hyper 8.5...

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sounds like the buggy to go for, i may be getting my hyper8.5 this week, if i dont get tempted by any other buggy.

what diff oils do you guys use for this buggy as well as the shock oil

the track that ill be useing at the moment is dry(usually with some water hosed on for traction) and the set up of the track is fast and technical.
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Old 09-30-2007, 02:02 AM   #41
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Has anyone else had problems with their engine flaming out once they put it into the 8.5? 4 of us have now had the same problem and i wondered if it was just us hehe
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why would it? maybe bad fuel?
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Old 09-30-2007, 04:43 AM   #43
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dont see how a buggy would have that effect on the engine. fuel it could be.
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Old 09-30-2007, 04:47 AM   #44
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the only thing that could cause it is the tank could be a faulty mold but highly unlikely
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Old 09-30-2007, 05:41 AM   #45
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my 8.5 tank had bad orings from new. so maybe it is a common problem as i was getting the same problem. bought some new orings and all good
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