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Old 09-01-2008, 06:09 PM   #1
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about to trade my b44 for a 8t just wondering what ur thoughts r on the 8t, also does it seem like a good deal.
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:37 PM   #2
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I love my 8ight-T. I got the RTR and it includes a Spektrum DX2.0 radio. You can find it currently on sale at your local hobby shop (about 150 off). If you got the RTR route I would replace the throttle servo since it is rather weak and add oil of your choice to the diffs. It is a tough truck that can take almost anything you throw at it. I have cart-wheeled mine down the back straight after a bad jump on more than one occasion and it is still in one piece. If you are new to nitro then there is plenty to read to get you up to speed on nitro. If you plan on racing then I would go the Race Roller route and put in the parts you want. What do you plan on doing with it? If you are just bashing then there may be better choices. I run mine on the track exclusively and never bash with it, that is what the other vehicles are for (Slash, E-Revo, Mini LST...).
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mostly racing, but would like to be able to tear up the yard from time to time. no heavy duty bashing or anyting like that
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:40 PM   #4
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Default 8ight-T or RC8T?

Are you referring to the Losi 8ight-T or the new Associated RC8T (available tomorrow according to Horizon)? You mentioned that you had a B-44...wondering iffen you was still wanting to stay with Associated cars....
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:45 PM   #5
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im actually waiting for it to be shipped right now, and its a losi 8-t. as far as staying with ae i wanted to but no one seemed interested in trading, i listed on here awhile back.
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:01 PM   #6
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I think you will be happy with the eight-T. Personally I've had a couple of Eight-B's. Yes there is a slop issue with them, but if you try to tighten it up they get darty. I leave mine alone, well except I use the King Headz acerman replacements. Other than that, you will be happy. I saw the RC8T run this weekend at a pro south race, but it was in the hands of a factory pilot. So I'm not sure how user friendly it will be. Being Associated, I'm sure it will be good.
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:13 PM   #7
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love my 8t it is the best truggy i have driven even with the losi slop it drives amazing u do need to do a few mods to make it bomb proof once i did them i have to say my 8t is stronger the my 8 buggy. will be gald to tell u what u need and hpow to do them just pm me cost about 60 bucks for what u need mabe not even that much. race mine all the time NO BASHING STRICKLY RACING for me. so if u wanna know how to make this think tick let me know.
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:40 PM   #8
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its a great truggy but everybody to their great great grand parents have one ...i don't understand how losi keep production up....every where you see there a 8T or 8 but its all good tho
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:43 PM   #9
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thats good then, wont have a problem getting parts. also this will be my first nitro.
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:48 PM   #10
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is it a rtr or race roller? what engine?
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:50 PM   #11
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from what im told its a rtr upgraded to the race roller with a mod 427 in it, from what im told only 1/2 gallon through it.
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since your a b44 fan i think you should wait a little and get the 8-e
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i hear ya on the e, but have always wanted a nitro truggy.
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You will like very much the Truggy, it's great !!! But, and there are a few of them, that if you don't take care of, you just might end up hating it !!!

1.- Make sure your end points, specially throttle/brake are set properly, this is very very important.

2.- Get some CVD Condoms, this will prevent the cvd pins from falling out, and trust me they will.

3.- Use a lock nut on the bottom shock screw front and rear to prevent them from backing out.

4.- Take the shocks apart and make sure the screw that holds the piston is screwed in all the way (do this every time you change the oils) it tends to back out and mess up a couple of things there.

5.- Make sure clutch bell has been properly shimmed, and check the mesh between spur gear and clutch bell is appropiate, this will avoid any clutch bearings issues.

6.- Check the rear diff (pinion/ring gear, outdrives, diff case, diff housing) for any signs of wear, this will prevent premature rear diff failure.

Hope this helps, I know you are not going to be racing, but this is just preventive maintenance, I race on a weekly basis.....
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MAKE SURE you have the "radio tray" mod done with the "O" rings on the rear screw that goes into the battery compartmet. Or you will burn out throttle servos. If you go to www.losi.com and look for radio tray adendum, you will know how to do it. Plus don't have the throttle servo open up the carb to wide open. Have it to ware you can still pull the throttle open about 1/16th of an inch at full throttle on the radio. You won't feel the power difference, and the servo will last longer. "this helps with chassis flex"
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