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Old 09-21-2009, 09:22 AM   #1
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Default 8ght 1.0 roller gettin ready to race

i just picked up an 8ght 1.0 roller. htis is going to be strictly a racer. what im asking for is some help with any aftermarket part to make this a bad machine. im new to buggy sceen, ive been doin monster trucks but i want to go faster.. lmk thank you
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The buggy don't need much i run Losi 8 and this is what i have done to it Center Smart Diff Kingz Head Motor Mount and Front and Rear Brace and Kingz Head Servo Brace and that should have you fixed up.
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Kings head servo brace and Motor mount are a must.
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:24 AM   #4
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The buggy don't need much i run Losi 8 and this is what i have done to it Center Smart Diff Kingz Head Motor Mount and Front and Rear Brace and Kingz Head Servo Brace and that should have you fixed up.
I did have some issues with my rear center drive shaft popping out when i first started. I just got the aluminum rear chassis brace to fix that.
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I just got a Losi 8ight T 1.0 and it has all the King Headz stuff but the rear shock tower and front chassis brace. I am going to do a 2.0 or BCE chassis and center smart diff, do you guys think it would be a good local club racer or should I bail out now and get a 2.0? If I keep it I will add the rest of the 2.0 stuff as I wear out or break stuff. Also what about the aluminum bearing adapters for the rear diff and the front of the center diff, are they needed?
Thanks and sorry to steal your thread, but a lot of the same ??
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I just got a Losi 8ight T 1.0 and it has all the King Headz stuff but the rear shock tower and front chassis brace. I am going to do a 2.0 or BCE chassis and center smart diff, do you guys think it would be a good local club racer or should I bail out now and get a 2.0? If I keep it I will add the rest of the 2.0 stuff as I wear out or break stuff. Also what about the aluminum bearing adapters for the rear diff and the front of the center diff, are they needed?
Thanks and sorry to steal your thread, but a lot of the same ??
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ive seen the 1.0's still tearing it up at the track. just learn to drive it better than the other 2.0 racers
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ive seen the 1.0's still tearing it up at the track. just learn to drive it better than the other 2.0 racers
Well even an RC8 will tear up a track if you know how to drive it but that doesnt mean its a good car.



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haha true true. but since he already has it why not run it and try to do well with it
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I agree i was just giving you a hard time. The 8ight 1.0 is a proven winner. I drove it box stock and replaced stuff as they broke.
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It's not my main ride, that's a well done MBX6 and the 8ight T is just more of a field filler in case enough truggies don't show up and for something to beat around in.
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Chassis braces stiffen up the chassis A lot and imo aren't needed unless you are running on a Super Hardpack smooooth track...chassis flex is directly related to traction..and the more traction the better....as for the rear bone popping out....you can do 1 of 2 thing's....shim the output shaft with a couple 5x.3 clutch shim's...Or upgrade to the 2.0 center shaft which is 2mm longer to accommodate the 2.0 chassis.

As for converting a truggy to 2.0 spec it's all up to what rims and tire's you have....if you only have 1/2 off stick with the 1.0 arms and bone's and get the 2.0 chassis or the BCE....the extra length on the arms/shocks do give the truck more droop and overall rough stuff handling...but from personal experience my 1.75T basically minus the arms/bone's Hauls Arse...there's VERY few places the genuine 2.0's get me and imo if your a driver you can compensate for it...im gradually building up the 2.0 parts but have to burn off 8-10 set's of tires before i can go 100% 2.0 spec.
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don't worry about having to use up them tires, I will help you out and take all you want to send me

I had a MBX5T last year and was FAST with it, sold it and bought the X6 buggy, and now truggies are coming back around and I got a GREAT deal on the 8T,

Before I buy a ton of bearings from Avid, are the bearings the same from the 1.0 to the 2.0?
6 of 8X14X4 Flanged
4 of 8X14X4
4 of 5X11X4
4 of 1/2 X 3/4 X4
not counting steering rack?

And Integra, what do you think about the aluminum bearing adapters in the rear diff, and front of the center diff ?
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don't worry about having to use up them tires, I will help you out and take all you want to send me

I had a MBX5T last year and was FAST with it, sold it and bought the X6 buggy, and now truggies are coming back around and I got a GREAT deal on the 8T,

Before I buy a ton of bearings from Avid, are the bearings the same from the 1.0 to the 2.0?
6 of 8X14X4 Flanged
4 of 8X14X4
4 of 5X11X4
4 of 1/2 X 3/4 X4
not counting steering rack?

And Integra, what do you think about the aluminum bearing adapters in the rear diff, and front of the center diff ?

yes the bearing's are the same....But dont bother stocking 8x14's....find a machinist buddy and have him hone out the hubs for 8x16 bearing's...Much more durable bearing.


as for the insert's.....the rear's are needed imo...Not at first but once the plastic inserts start to oval out they can take out the R+P....as for the center its really not needed....they eliminated it on the 2.0 plastics anyways.
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Thanks, I have heard to upsize the bearing before too!
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nick, did the 2.0 chassis give you more steering in truggy?
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