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Old 10-07-2009, 06:13 AM   #16
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Sure but you dont need to send em just take some pics please......but every other time ive asked to see these split tank's they all say. " oh i threw it out....or i never took a pic and switched brands already or something to that effect"

Im Not stating it Cant happen....cuz we all know some guys beat the SNOT out of their car's and wonder why they break parts....BUT i was stating it is Not a Common problem....at least not from what ive seen/experienced.....you can see the little white stress marks on the mounts...but i guess like you said bad sonic welds at the seams could definitely lead to a failed tank but for the 10-15 8ight's locally plus the other 100's ive seen at out of town race's ive never seen it happen so thats why im so skeptical of guys saying its a common issue....not trying to argue here just stating it from how i see it.
Yup, the tank is split on the side right along the seam - picked up a new tank yesterday. here is a picture of where the tank is split (attached)
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:55 AM   #17
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better pic maybe ? a macro shot would be ideal as that failure seems rather small compared to what some have claimed.
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better pic maybe ? a macro shot would be ideal as that failure seems rather small compared to what some have claimed.
Unfortunately, you can't see the leaks without air going through the tank. I can try to shoot some video??? I only have an iPhone to take the pics\video with, so they might be rough

Sorry to have started yet another contentious post - this is my first 8, and not even a gallon through it so this is my first tank failure as well... and just when I thought I had it all tuned right, back to the drawing board

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Very common on the Losi's. Throw a couple tanks in your pit bag.
never had an issue w a tank in a 8ight, now an RC8 is another story
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never had an issue w a tank in a 8ight, now an RC8 is another story
yeah that's old news... Associated replaced them free of charge... they have fixed the problem now...
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