R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-07-2009, 08:39 AM   #1
Tech Regular
 
lewis666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: suffolk, england
Posts: 345
Send a message via MSN to lewis666
Default losi 8ight smart diff?

hi im thinking of getting a losi 8ight centre smart diff but do i need it? coz the track i race is very dusty and is very short and technical but is it worth it?
__________________
Durango DEX410R, BCE Losi 8ight 1.5 (radical 621t), Durango DESC410R on the way!
radical engines- www.gotnitroonline.com
Got nitro team driver
lewis666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 09:21 AM   #2
Tech Elite
 
Zerodefect's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Underground, Ohio
Posts: 4,305
Default

Yes, but I prefere them in the front, not center.
Zerodefect is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 09:26 AM   #3
Tech Regular
 
lewis666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: suffolk, england
Posts: 345
Send a message via MSN to lewis666
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zerodefect View Post
Yes, but I prefere them in the front, not center.
im not sure if it will improve my losi 8ight in acceleration
__________________
Durango DEX410R, BCE Losi 8ight 1.5 (radical 621t), Durango DESC410R on the way!
radical engines- www.gotnitroonline.com
Got nitro team driver
lewis666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 09:31 AM   #4
Tech Elite
 
Zerodefect's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Underground, Ohio
Posts: 4,305
Default

are you ballooning the fronts?

I didn't like all the extra on power steering. It didn't really help my times.

Too much in high speed sweepers. I like regular diffs but I wanted the front to yank the nose around exiting turns and to act like 7 on power and 2 off.
Zerodefect is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 09:49 AM   #5
Tech Regular
 
lewis666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: suffolk, england
Posts: 345
Send a message via MSN to lewis666
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zerodefect View Post
are you ballooning the fronts?

I didn't like all the extra on power steering. It didn't really help my times.

Too much in high speed sweepers. I like regular diffs but I wanted the front to yank the nose around exiting turns and to act like 7 on power and 2 off.
i dont know i havent been racing for a week or 2 but i will find out coz i found a centre smart diff for a good price and i know they are good but im unsure if they are really needed coz the track i race is a small and technical so it is stop start corners
__________________
Durango DEX410R, BCE Losi 8ight 1.5 (radical 621t), Durango DESC410R on the way!
radical engines- www.gotnitroonline.com
Got nitro team driver
lewis666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 11:50 AM   #6
Tech Regular
 
lewis666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: suffolk, england
Posts: 345
Send a message via MSN to lewis666
Default

so what improvements would the centre smart diff make on my buggy?

same with the front smart diff what improvements would it make?

would the smart diff fit the losi 8ight 1.0? because it says for losi 2.0
__________________
Durango DEX410R, BCE Losi 8ight 1.5 (radical 621t), Durango DESC410R on the way!
radical engines- www.gotnitroonline.com
Got nitro team driver
lewis666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 12:03 PM   #7
Tech Lord
 
Frank L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NorCal
Posts: 12,500
Trader Rating: 148 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lewis666 View Post
so what improvements would the centre smart diff make on my buggy?

same with the front smart diff what improvements would it make?

would the smart diff fit the losi 8ight 1.0? because it says for losi 2.0
The diffs drop right in 2.0 or 1.0. Heres a thread that is dedicated to the smart diffs. Check it out.

Losi Smart Diff
__________________
- X-Ray/ RC America Team Driver - MKS -
- XB8 - XB8T - XB8 E - OS Spec III - B2102 - 4PXR -
~ SSC ~ Godfather ~ Ironman ~ ButterySmooth ~
Frank L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2009, 08:45 AM   #8
Tech Regular
 
lewis666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: suffolk, england
Posts: 345
Send a message via MSN to lewis666
Default

im watching a front and a centre smart diff on eBay that ends on friday so i need to know what which one i should bid on?

how would a front SD help my car?

again how would a centre SD improve my car?
__________________
Durango DEX410R, BCE Losi 8ight 1.5 (radical 621t), Durango DESC410R on the way!
radical engines- www.gotnitroonline.com
Got nitro team driver
lewis666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2009, 08:42 AM   #9
Tech Regular
 
lewis666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: suffolk, england
Posts: 345
Send a message via MSN to lewis666
Default

what improvements will a front smart diff do to improve my car?
need replys quick the diff ends on ebay tonight
__________________
Durango DEX410R, BCE Losi 8ight 1.5 (radical 621t), Durango DESC410R on the way!
radical engines- www.gotnitroonline.com
Got nitro team driver
lewis666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 04:36 AM   #10
Tech Regular
 
lewis666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: suffolk, england
Posts: 345
Send a message via MSN to lewis666
Default

i decided not to get a smart diff coz i spoke to someone who has got both of them in there losi and they said it made no difference to how his car handled although they tried everything ( only using 2 springs, all different rates of springs) so they are going back to normal diffs
__________________
Durango DEX410R, BCE Losi 8ight 1.5 (radical 621t), Durango DESC410R on the way!
radical engines- www.gotnitroonline.com
Got nitro team driver
lewis666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2009, 10:09 PM   #11
Tech Adept
 
AkA "Tweeky"'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Wichita Ks
Posts: 162
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

I have tried smart diffs in the front and center. In offroad the center is the only one that makes any sense to me, but I dont prefer either. I gave them a fair shot and tried them for a while and practiced with them, but just never liked them. If you Blip the throttle around turns than I would say they are not for you. The reason I say that is When you completely disengauge from the throttle your car is totally loose. If you are more of a "Squeeze the throttle driver" than it might be exactly what you are looking for. But my personal oppinion is that they hurt more than they help.
__________________
Losi L8ight, Novarossi, Hitec HV, Byrons Fuel
Kyosho RT5, Novak, Hitec, SMC
SC10, Novak, Hitec, SMC
AkA "Tweeky" 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 08:22 AM.


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