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Old 06-09-2009, 09:23 PM   #16
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One major difference with the old Mugen is the weight.

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Everyone talks about the weight difference of these cars and how the 8ight and other newer designs are so much lighter etc. I have both the MBX5R and 8ight. Weighed both rolling chassis's on a digital scale (no wheels, engine, radio, body or wing) Wanna take a guess what the difference was?

The Mugen was 3 ounces heavier. That's it.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:38 PM   #17
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I'm looking at putting the Losi Stable and Easy to Drive setup on my 8ight 1.0 as I am having a lot of trouble getting it stable to where I want. Is this a good starting point?
Chris I might be reading it wrong but it looks like you did not list your set up.
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Chris I might be reading it wrong but it looks like you did not list your set up.
When I got the buggy it had the drake setup from the neo race (neo06) which is like his neo08 setup. Then I changed a few things. Went to 551 in diffs, 40F 30R in shocks, moved shock to outside hole on arm, 0 toe, -1 camber all around. I am an offpower steerer and I like to drive smooth with lots of traction at hand and to always feel confortable driving my car, which isnt happening now.
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When I got the buggy it had the drake setup from the neo race (neo06) which is like his neo08 setup. Then I changed a few things. Went to 551 in diffs, 40F 30R in shocks, moved shock to outside hole on arm, 0 toe, -1 camber all around. I am an offpower steerer and I like to drive smooth with lots of traction at hand and to always feel confortable driving my car, which isnt happening now.
Set to exactly to the Drake Neo '08 set-up and add anti-squat to +4 degrees. That will increase off power steering and help with on-power traction. Its a balance thing with handling. This is how my car has been set-up for the last couple months and am doing very well.
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On my 1.0 I personally like the basic "Easy to Drive" setup from Losi. A few changes were made to suit my driving style better. But it was close to that.

With my 2.0 the setup is basically stock with maybe ride height and camber angle being slightly different. The 2.0 car is really good for me.

Just remember to practice, practice, practice.
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Set to exactly to the Drake Neo '08 set-up and add anti-squat to +4 degrees. That will increase off power steering and help with on-power traction. Its a balance thing with handling. This is how my car has been set-up for the last couple months and am doing very well.
I tried that setup and it had way too much steering and didn't have the stability I wanted. Right now my rear plate is 3/3 and I also have a 3/2anti plate.
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On my 1.0 I personally like the basic "Easy to Drive" setup from Losi. A few changes were made to suit my driving style better. But it was close to that. Also, I've seen your race results and you are in intermediate right? I'm still near the middle/bottom of sportsman.

With my 2.0 the setup is basically stock with maybe ride height and camber angle being slightly different. The 2.0 car is really good for me.

Just remember to practice, practice, practice.
Great, I will try that setup then. I have a couple gallons on the car so I'm getting better, I just felt I was at a point where it just didn't feel right and I couldn't go a lap without crashing sometimes.
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great info guys, just got a 1.0 buggy and racing it sunday. Kinda wish I had ran it a few times for some breakin time now after readng this thread.
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Also keep those rear inner/outer hinge pins clean. For some reason they get dirty quick.

Check the camber rods and steering links for binding/tightness. If so just use a pair of pliers to squeeze the plastic ends SLIGHTLY till the binding goes away.
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