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Old 03-22-2010, 10:52 PM   #1
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I have a losi 8ight-t 1.0 and since I am new to the 1/8 scene I have no clue what wheels fit it. I hear things like 17mm hex hubs etc. etc. and I have no idea if that is what I have or ??

Can you let me know what wheel specs fit a stock 8ight-t 1.0 please

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Old 03-23-2010, 12:40 AM   #2
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You need 17mm hex wheels with 1/2" offset or you can use wider hexes (1/2") with zero offset wheels.
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Can you explain the benefits and differences between using the different offsets

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The half offset wheel package on the 8ight t 1.0 was to widen the track width to the limits of what the rules for the class allow. Running 1/2 inch wider hubs is just so you can run zero offset wheels if you want to but they do tend to put more stress on the outer wheel bearing. There is really no advantage to running the different hubs unless you have some zero offset wheels you want to run on that truck.
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so for the best handling running the half offsets are best? or are their larger offsets that dont follow the rules...I ask because i like to play at the track but no official racing so being within the rules is really pointless
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i bought a pair of 2+ wheelbase hubs, with aka city blocks 0 offset is that ok?
will that stress the rear hub bearings more? i dont race at roar events anyways just club racing.
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so for the best handling running the half offsets are best? or are their larger offsets that dont follow the rules...I ask because i like to play at the track but no official racing so being within the rules is really pointless
On your truck the half offsets will work just great, there is no real performance advantage to using 1/2 inch hubs and zero offset wheels unless you have a set of tires on zero offset wheels that are the right tire for your track conditions, then you would want to run the wider hubs, otherwise than that there is no other advantage.

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i bought a pair of 2+ wheelbase hubs, with aka city blocks 0 offset is that ok?
will that stress the rear hub bearings more? i dont race at roar events anyways just club racing.
The +2 hubs just add 2 mm to the track width of the truck and are intended to be used with the 1/2 inch offset wheels. Your truck will be more narrow than stock with the zero offset wheels. The hubs should not wear out your hub bearings any quicker but only time will tell.
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i bought a pair of 2+ wheelbase hubs, with aka city blocks 0 offset is that ok?
will that stress the rear hub bearings more? i dont race at roar events anyways just club racing.


you really don't get it do you tc5 man ?
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The advantage of using 1/2" hexes is that you can buy premounted tires. I haven't seen tires mounted on wheels with offset yet.

...and when you decide to buy new truck you will not have to throw away the old 1/2" offset wheels (if i'm not mistaken, all new kits use 0 offset wheels).
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On your truck the half offsets will work just great, there is no real performance advantage to using 1/2 inch hubs and zero offset wheels unless you have a set of tires on zero offset wheels that are the right tire for your track conditions, then you would want to run the wider hubs, otherwise than that there is no other advantage.



The +2 hubs just add 2 mm to the track width of the truck and are intended to be used with the 1/2 inch offset wheels. Your truck will be more narrow than stock with the zero offset wheels. The hubs should not wear out your hub bearings any quicker but only time will tell.



oh dam dint know that i guess, il put back the stock wheelbase hubs than since im, running the 0 offset rims. i dont want it to be more narrow lol.
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oh dam dint know that i guess, il put back the stock wheelbase hubs than since im, running the 0 offset rims. i dont want it to be more narrow lol.


Now you Really Dont get it.

Your 1.0T needs to run 1/2" off set wheels OR Run the 1/2" extender's and the Zero offset wheels.
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Now you Really Dont get it.

Your 1.0T needs to run 1/2" off set wheels OR Run the 1/2" extender's and the Zero offset wheels.



ok i get it now, so if you run 2+ wheelbase hubs than what offset wheels whould you have to get ? i never messed with this stuff before.
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