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Old 12-07-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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I was just currious what it would take to convert the 2.0 l8ight model into a buggy. I know that it is only a handfull of parts. The reason I ask is I dont understand why the l8ight is so much cheaper then the 8ight 2.0 race roller. So I actually have a losi 1.0 and a l8ight And I was thinking about converting the l8ight instead of getting a new 2.0 race roller. What would I need and what are some oppinions on this?
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You will need front and rear shock towers and a set of rear shocks since I believe the l8ight uses buggy front shocks on both the front and rear and the eight bumpers and that should be it
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The l8ight has a shorter chassis (but you already knew that.)

Shock towers, rear shocks, front bumper, front and rear body mounts, wing and its mount.
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:46 AM   #4
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Yeah I know all of those things. Whats weird is that it has all 2.0 parts on a 1.0 chassis. Even the rear drive shaft is a 2.0 which I am scared that it would bottom out and bend coming down from a jump when the chassis flexes If I dont trade it for a 2.0 buggy or truggy in the next couple of days then I am starting the conversion.
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I might sell it as a complete car with motor and servos just to get enough money to put twards a brand new 2.0
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I was just currious what it would take to convert the 2.0 l8ight model into a buggy. I know that it is only a handfull of parts. The reason I ask is I dont understand why the l8ight is so much cheaper then the 8ight 2.0 race roller. So I actually have a losi 1.0 and a l8ight And I was thinking about converting the l8ight instead of getting a new 2.0 race roller. What would I need and what are some oppinions on this?
If your L8ight has little time and in good shape i would really look at just converting it to an 8b. Recently i converted a buggy to late and was about $160 although no ebay listings had L8ight stuff. Original 8ight towers as well as 2.0 sometimes go very cheap. then like said one more set front shocks and then get a little front bumper and body and your on....
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If your L8ight has little time and in good shape i would really look at just converting it to an 8b. Recently i converted a buggy to late and was about $160 although no ebay listings had L8ight stuff. Original 8ight towers as well as 2.0 sometimes go very cheap. then like said one more set front shocks and then get a little front bumper and body and your on....
Yeah I think that is the direction that I am going with it. Thanks fot the imput. Just seeing what kinda feedback I can get about it.
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Late model has been converted to a 1.0 chassis with all 2.0 upgrades.
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I know a guy that converts his back and forth depending on the season. It seems to work for him. It can be done and it is just a handfull of parts.
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i have seen a hybrid from 1.0 to 2.0

1. 2.0 body
2. 2.0 rear drive shaft
3. 2.o chassis
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Everything is 2.0 except my chassis. So it is like a 1.9
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