R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-05-2009, 03:09 PM   #1
Tech Master
 
rearviewmirror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Melbourne / Austin
Posts: 1,844
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to rearviewmirror Send a message via Yahoo to rearviewmirror
Default 8ight-T Race Roller Prep

I searched for 8ight-T and eight-T and 8T but there are so many variations of the name I didn't find my answer.

I just got my 8T today, I want to get it ready for the track on Wednesday night. I'm wonder what those with experience with this truggy are running for differential fluid weights? Do these diffs need servicing right away? Most factory built kits barely have any fluid in the diffs. What else needs to be done to it out of the box besides checking all the nuts and bolts? Any other tips to get this thing dialed in quickly?

Edit.. and the how is the default shock oil weight?
__________________
ARCTIC DOG RACING (Nitro free since 2009)

"Straights are for fast cars, curves are for fast drivers...."

8ight-E / 8ight-TE / T4 / Slash
rearviewmirror is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 03:16 PM   #2
Tech Champion
 
JAMMINKRAZY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 6,575
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rearviewmirror View Post
I searched for 8ight-T and eight-T and 8T but there are so many variations of the name I didn't find my answer.

I just got my 8T today, I want to get it ready for the track on Wednesday night. I'm wonder what those with experience with this truggy are running for differential fluid weights? Do these diffs need servicing right away? Most factory built kits barely have any fluid in the diffs. What else needs to be done to it out of the box besides checking all the nuts and bolts? Any other tips to get this thing dialed in quickly?

Edit.. and the how is the default shock oil weight?
Put it on the track and run it. I found the stock setup to be very good. All my diffs had plenty of oil in them. I really think losi does a good job on the build.
__________________
-Koby Kubrin-
Thanks to my Sponsors:
Serpent America | Team Novarossi | Desoto Racing | Race AKA | Ridgeway Bodies
JAMMINKRAZY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 03:20 PM   #3
Tech Adept
 
jyfz2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: birmingham
Posts: 158
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

if i were you i would go ahead redo the diffs and the shocks that way you know everything is right try 7 in the front 10 in the center 5 in the rear for the diffs in the shocks try 40 in the front 30 in the rear
jyfz2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 03:24 PM   #4
Tech Champion
 
JAMMINKRAZY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 6,575
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jyfz2 View Post
if i were you i would go ahead redo the diffs and the shocks that way you know everything is right try 7 in the front 10 in the center 5 in the rear for the diffs in the shocks try 40 in the front 30 in the rear
+1 this is the exact setup I normally run. I have to say though my truck came all topped off and ready to go.
__________________
-Koby Kubrin-
Thanks to my Sponsors:
Serpent America | Team Novarossi | Desoto Racing | Race AKA | Ridgeway Bodies
JAMMINKRAZY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 05:33 PM   #5
Tech Master
 
rearviewmirror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Melbourne / Austin
Posts: 1,844
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to rearviewmirror Send a message via Yahoo to rearviewmirror
Default

Cool.. Thanks.. I'd like to open the diffs just to be sure they're done right and I'll do the shock fluid as well. It came with different springs too so I'll play around at the track to get the right setting.
__________________
ARCTIC DOG RACING (Nitro free since 2009)

"Straights are for fast cars, curves are for fast drivers...."

8ight-E / 8ight-TE / T4 / Slash
rearviewmirror is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 05:47 PM   #6
Suspended
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: VA
Posts: 10,180
Trader Rating: 440 (99%+)
Default

I have owned 3 race roller T's prior to today and every one of them was built right from the factory. My 4th one showed up today from modhobby and the only changes I'm going to make to the truck is to put the thinnest rear swaybar on and a m2c 3/3 rear plate. That's really all the truck needs.

Get out and run it for a little while and get everything broken in good before making any changes. That will give you a good baseline on how the truck drives. Then if you feel like you need to change anything you will know what to go back to for a GOOD base setup........
MattP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 06:01 PM   #7
Tech Master
 
8&stuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: In.
Posts: 1,401
Trader Rating: 55 (100%+)
Default

x2

black ft & grey rr springs..mud guards,aluminum steering arm & set epas. nib is good for a gallon with normal maintnance checklist...
__________________
Mark Buecker
8&stuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 06:21 PM   #8
Tech Master
 
rearviewmirror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Melbourne / Austin
Posts: 1,844
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to rearviewmirror Send a message via Yahoo to rearviewmirror
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MattP View Post
I have owned 3 race roller T's prior to today and every one of them was built right from the factory. My 4th one showed up today from modhobby and the only changes I'm going to make to the truck is to put the thinnest rear swaybar on and a m2c 3/3 rear plate. That's really all the truck needs.

Get out and run it for a little while and get everything broken in good before making any changes. That will give you a good baseline on how the truck drives. Then if you feel like you need to change anything you will know what to go back to for a GOOD base setup........
That was a sweet deal from Modhobby. I tried it on another item on sale and it said the coupon wouldn't work on "sale" items. Not sure why it worked on the 8T unless they wanted to compete w/ Amain.

You're right about leaving it as is and then making changes based on the driving of it. Since I have their setup sheet I'll know where it's at and can adjust accordingly. What was the reason for the 3/3 rear plate?
__________________
ARCTIC DOG RACING (Nitro free since 2009)

"Straights are for fast cars, curves are for fast drivers...."

8ight-E / 8ight-TE / T4 / Slash
rearviewmirror is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 06:44 PM   #9
Suspended
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: VA
Posts: 10,180
Trader Rating: 440 (99%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rearviewmirror View Post
That was a sweet deal from Modhobby. I tried it on another item on sale and it said the coupon wouldn't work on "sale" items. Not sure why it worked on the 8T unless they wanted to compete w/ Amain.

You're right about leaving it as is and then making changes based on the driving of it. Since I have their setup sheet I'll know where it's at and can adjust accordingly. What was the reason for the 3/3 rear plate?
The swaybar change and the 3/3 rear plate are to aid in rear traction. It helps the rear stay planted more than the stock setup allows.
MattP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 06:59 PM   #10
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 223
Default

Not that you don't know this, but I didn't when I first started servicing mine, but you don't have to disassemble the entire rear end to pull the diff. You have to take off the sway bar and then the cover screws and then the diff will pop out. It saves some time if you are wanting to get it on the track in a jiffy.

Just thought I would add that.
Larks is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 07:42 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net