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Old 09-15-2009, 02:18 PM   #16
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Thanks for the replies everyone. Where can I get a tube of bearings? I was going to order the Avid bearings for the kit for my first after race tear down, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to have a few extra's of clutch bell bearings.

I plan on club racing only, probably once a month. I will probably get more active, but that is it for now.

I was set on the O.S, but I heard good things about the n21bf. And just thinking, this being my first buggy, I thought I might save that money and put towards other things, especially if it is a good mill.

I will eventually have 2 tool boxes full of parts like I have for my revo, I wanted to go ahead and stock up on the common wear area's.
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the aluminum rear diff bearing inserts is a good cheap upgrade. im just a beginner and i havent broken one thing! you will need clutch shoes. no telling when they will blow. i just use the stock losi HD clutch shoes with great sucess!



actually knowing when the clutch is about to fail is a Very easy thing to measure...23.4mm is the Max you want to run your alum and composite shoes down to....at this measurement the spring's are dangerously close to gouging out the bell and causing excessive heat/slip and That will be the end of the that clutch.

brand new shoe's pending on brand will vary from 24.4-24.5mm

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actually knowing when the clutch is about to fail is a Very easy thing to measure...23.4mm is the Max you want to run your alum and composite shoes down to....at this measurement the spring's are dangerously close to gouging out the bell and causing excessive heat/slip and That will be the end of the that clutch.

brand new shoe's pending on brand will vary from 24.4-24.5mm

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oh cool thanks integra, i never knew that. but that is a pretty easy way.
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Hey guys, I've been doing alot of research, searching, and reading on 1/8 buggy. This will be my first buggy, and I have decided on the 8ight 2.0 roller. I do have experience with nitro, but only MT's. I have a few questions, and I could use some of your opinions as well.

1. Engine and pipe - I thought I was pretty set on the V-Spec, because all I have ran are O.S and they're great, I love the way they tune, and are consistent, but reading more, I thought about the Nova p5xs. I don't mind spending 300 on a mill, but should I? Would it be better for me as a beginner in buggy to buy the Novarossi n21bf? Save the $150? And do you guys just use the Losi filters? Or is there a better filter setup?

2. Replacement parts and upgrades - After doing alot of research, it seems the front center driveshaft is known for wear, what other parts wear quickly? Should I even worry about keeping a replacement in the box this quick? And upgrades, should I do any right off the bat? I've read about the quick change mount, adjustable hinge pin braces, and aluminum rear carriers, anything else?

3. Servo's and Starter box - I've already got a 5955 I'm going to use for steering, and was planning on buying a 7965 for throttle, and I'm buying the OFNA truggy box from Garet Jax.

4. Accessories/Tools - I've researched and found I'll need .050", 1/16", 5/64", and 3/32" hex drivers, and 1/4" and 3/8" nut drivers, I've got a 4-way that has a 17mm socket for hubs but it's short, should I buy a better wheel wrench? Any other tools or accessories I would need?

Sorry about the long post, I just hate ordering something thinking I've got everything I need, just to find out I have to order something else. I appreciate all of your help.
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oh cool thanks integra, i never knew that. but that is a pretty easy way.


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