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Old 09-11-2007, 04:45 PM   #1
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I would like to show everybody a sneak peak at our new Losi 8ight Carbon chassis. We are in the early stages of development at this time and plan to release a production version in the very near future. We are also currently making Carbon shock towers, brake rotors and black fiberglass dirt guards and tank guards for the 8B & 8T. To top it off we also are making our own fuel, what we believe to be the freshest available.
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looks good and runs even better...............
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:12 PM   #3
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I want one.
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looks good. Is the kickup the correct angle and what is the estimated weight savings over the 4mm machined chassis?
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Yes the kickup is the exact same as the stock chassis and the weight of the rtr chassis is 17oz and the weight of the graphite chassis is 9.3 oz. Those weights include the insert for the carbon chassis and side guards and the side guards on the rtr chassis.
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WOW!!!! How do I get one to test on the website????

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Looks sweet. Could we get them without the giant cutout and aluminum insert? Those of us running electric conversions would rather have that area just be solid graphite. Oh, and not have the holes cut out for the flywheel and spur gear. Basically, just need a solid chassis with only the holes cut/drilled/countersunk for the f/r diff cases, mounting holes for the f/r braces, front half of the radio tray, and center diff. That would rock!
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colin...we are still in early testing stages of the chassis and when it gets closer to production you might want to contact Robert at Matrix Concepts.

Stealth....don't know if he has plans for that might want to shoot Robert an email and inquiry about it.
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Thanks Peakman! How long before the chassis is in production?

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I'll say before the end of the year but I'll let Robert give the correct timeline, that way I can't get hung..................testing is going very well tho.
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i can think of a few heavier cars that this would work well on as well lol looks very good
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8T version in the works? Whats the price about?
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First off thanks for all the response's. What we are running at this time is the 1st generation prototype, the updated 2nd gen. is in the works and we should be testing them shortly. So far the results have been very good, the accelleration and braking are unreal. We are able to jump things we can't with the team car. Our main test mule has about 5 gallons on it to this point with no problems at all, and is at minimum weight with no Titanium. If you run Li-Po reciever pack it's under by about 35 grams. (that's with our shock towers, rotors, dirt guards, ackerman plate, and chassis.) We will keep updating this thread as more testing comes in.

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gearheadz80- A truggy version is on the table, but we need to get the Buggy version to production before we tackle that one.

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Just alittle more info on the graphite chassis, I have been running it for about a month now with no issues as well, when I first starting running it there was no significant temp changes from the stock chassis to the graphite one. The car clearly acclerates better and jumps better. I would say the car has the accleration of aluminum shoes while running carbon shoes. The shock towers are another great weight saving item and I have been running those for about 4 months without one single issue as well and if I am not mistaken Robert offers a warranty on the shocks towers, he can go more into detail about the warranty. If you guys have any questions about the chassis, shock towers, brakes, or mud guards just post them here and we will get to them as quick as possible.
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