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Old 04-20-2010, 02:24 AM   #1
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Default Losi 8 2.0 B grass set up

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just wondering if any one here or any one of the team drivers have a good starting set up for grass for the Losi 8ight 2.0 buggy. Also what tyres would you recommend i run.
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I would run a standard setup with possibly more ride hight.........
Maybe some Badlands.......they are not made for racing.......but will do well in grass.......
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Be sure to use use THICKER clutch springs, there is a TON of traction in grass.

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Contact Darren Bloomfield from Team Losi over in the UK....they just ran the BRCA Rd 1 @ Frankly and it was a 100% Astro track.


Or are you talking about real grass ? buggy's dont tend to like the grass very much due to being so low as apposed to say a Truggy or MT which ride quite a bit higher...Grass tends to burn out clutch's and motor's if not tuned for it.
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Be sure to use use lighter clutch springs, there is a TON of traction in grass.
don't you mean heavier springs? that would allow you to take full advantage of the available traction. lighter springs are better for a smoother earlier clutch engagement for use on low traction surfaces.
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I dont run a losi but here in WA ( australia ) we run all the time on grass!
1) haveri diff oil ( i ue 10-10-5 )
2) 1.1m springs on the clutch
3) stiffer springs/havier oil
4) thicker sway bars to educe the traction rolling..

But anyway if you run you standard dirt set up yo should be ok anyway.

Tires: shumacher make some good ones but use AKA inserts. Others: turbo rats,angle spike etc. Generally speaking you want to have long pins.

hope this helps..
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don't you mean heavier springs? that would allow you to take full advantage of the available traction. lighter springs are better for a smoother earlier clutch engagement for use on low traction surfaces.
yes, thanks fixed
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Thanks allot guys will defiantly try those tips out and let you know how i went.
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Hey Dude

I too regularly race on actual grass with our local clubs transportable trailer and piping setup. See www.radiorally.org.au if your interested for a look.

Tyre wise, hobao andle spikes, shumacker spirals or hong nor grass snakes are "the" tyres to run on grass. With grass being such a high traction surface though, you want to run hard inserts such as the aka inserts to take full advantage of the traction.

Setup wise, probably the 3 biggest things i would suggest is stiffer springsall round, heavier rear shock oil to say 30wt, 2.7mm sway bar front, 2.5mm sway bar rear and then you can also play around with your camber linkage positions to compensate for the generally smooth surface.

Motor and clutch wise, I would start with say a 7mm insert, all aluminium shoes and 2 gold and 2 silver springs if running the losi clutch.

If you have them also, the aluminium chasis braces help out also because grass is such high traction. That's a pretty good starting setup and something that I would run first off and take it from there.

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fleggasaurus Question for ya....what are all the large lug truggy tires in the pics ? The real Flat Profiled ones ?
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fleggasaurus Question for ya....what are all the large lug truggy tires in the pics ? The real Flat Profiled ones ?
If they're the ones I think you mean, they're GV Grinders
http://www.rcheadquarters.com.au/15604.html
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best tyres for grass are proline stepups...
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I've only driven my buggy on grass a few times and it has already worn a track in my yard. My buggy absolutely eats grass up!
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If they're the ones I think you mean, they're GV Grinders
http://www.rcheadquarters.com.au/15604.html


Truggy not buggy.
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