R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-16-2009, 10:35 PM   #1
Tech Initiate
 
boatsnhoes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: S. Texas
Posts: 31
Default taking the plunge, switching to bump box!

So after the TigerDrive debacle, its time to make the jump to the box.

Turns out I only broke the back plate on the Mutilator and not the case like I thought I had (see my tigerdrive thread if you care), so I am shit-canning the tigerdrive and putting the pullstart back on, and selling it. (keep your eyes peeled in the for sale section, nice Mutilator with a newly resleeved force 28)

Anyway, I will then only have the Losi 8t, as I sold the Lightning, Kyosho and finally my buddys CEN GST, so I can concentrate on one vehicle.

What do I need to remove the spin start from the losi and replace it with a plain bump start back cover? Does Losi make one or what? Can I bump start it with the flywheel it already has on it, or do I need to swap that out too, if so what do I need?

I am looking at the Losi 8T bump box with a hangar 9 gell cell and charger, is that the best way to go?
boatsnhoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2009, 11:08 PM   #2
Tech Champion
 
losi_racer's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: mesa,az
Posts: 6,470
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by boatsnhoes View Post
So after the TigerDrive debacle, its time to make the jump to the box.

Turns out I only broke the back plate on the Mutilator and not the case like I thought I had (see my tigerdrive thread if you care), so I am shit-canning the tigerdrive and putting the pullstart back on, and selling it. (keep your eyes peeled in the for sale section, nice Mutilator with a newly resleeved force 28)

Anyway, I will then only have the Losi 8t, as I sold the Lightning, Kyosho and finally my buddys CEN GST, so I can concentrate on one vehicle.

What do I need to remove the spin start from the losi and replace it with a plain bump start back cover? Does Losi make one or what? Can I bump start it with the flywheel it already has on it, or do I need to swap that out too, if so what do I need?

I am looking at the Losi 8T bump box with a hangar 9 gell cell and charger, is that the best way to go?
here

http://www.modhobby.com/catalog/detail/DYN0960

that should be all you need. except the new engine mounts

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/9001
__________________

Byron Fuels/AKA Tires/Radiopost/TKO/Viper Rc/Dialed Inc/Empire Metal Product/Advantage Racing Products
losi_racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2009, 11:08 PM   #3
Tech Elite
 
dishsoap's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 2,457
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

I just did this to my sons 1.0 RTR buggy. You have to get new engine mounts so it lowers the fly wheel so that the wheel hits the bump wheel. Below is a link for the back plate that you need. If they dont have it in stock losi part house does.

http://www.modhobby.com/catalog/emailFriend/DYN0960
__________________
HobbyTown USA Tucson!!! HobbyTown USA SRS!!!!
dishsoap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2009, 11:12 PM   #4
Tech Elite
 
dishsoap's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 2,457
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Oh and when do it just pull the original spin start back plate off. You will also pull another plate off and there will be a spring that pops out. You will not re use any of those parts. It only fits one way and will only fit if you have everything out that needs to be out.

Its really easy to do. You can just use the stock Losi mounts if you dont want to pay the extra cash for the easy change mounts.
__________________
HobbyTown USA Tucson!!! HobbyTown USA SRS!!!!
dishsoap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2009, 07:06 AM   #5
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Foley, Al
Posts: 516
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Buy the Losi quick change engine mounts. Dont buy the stock mounts. This will save you some time and a major headache when you need to change your clutch bell bearings.
__________________
Making a comeback !!
roadracer43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2009, 08:49 AM   #6
Tech Initiate
 
boatsnhoes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: S. Texas
Posts: 31
Default

Thanks guys! Already ordered everything!!
boatsnhoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2009, 09:01 AM   #7
Tech Master
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,771
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

I recently switched over to starter box. As a matter of fact, I actually really liked the spin start. I had this $70 race nimh battery, so it started my old engine from a new mach 427 over immediatly every time. Cant wait to see how powerful 2 race batteries and 2x 775 motors are.
__________________
Losi 8ight 1.5 ~ 8T ~ XXX Buggy ~ Mini-Baja

The o''le saying goes, pay me now, or pay me later, because you gonna pay me. "Pearl_414"
Chris__RC 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 07:01 AM.


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