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Old 05-02-2010, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default how is the losi 8 rtr/ 8t rtr?

Thinking about getting a nitro for the summer, how well do losi's 2.0 rtr's stack up? They run at roughly $699 to $799 so do u recommend purchasing one at that price? I already have a transmitter, but no starter box etc for nitro

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You cant go wrong with the buggy or truggy RTR. They are both very durable vehicles. You'll just have to upgrade the servos fairly quick as they are weak outa the box and won't last too long, but all of the other equipment is good stuff and will work fine.
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I bought one. Put my engine, pipe, and servos in it and can run with the faster guys with it. I prefer the RTR chassis as it has less flex over the TFT. You'll like it. The stock engine doesn't get the best fuel mileage and the servos kind of suck but other than that they are good cars. I am very competitive in the sportsman classes with it and can run mid pack with the experts.
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had a bug last yr, shouldnt have sold it. i just attoned for that mistake by buying another 1 this wk. u be surprised at how others feel when a RTR makes the A, and their $$$-mobile does not.

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The losi rtr is one of the best deals out there right now . Cant beat it for the price. I ran losi for the last two years and loved them until i drove a mbx6 if my driven style alot better. But over all Losi is still one of the top buggys.
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Upgrade the 350 with the turbo button and its a good engine and will get pretty good fuel time. I heard a bunch of Losi guys running them in their buggies....
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Upgrade the 350 with the turbo button and its a good engine and will get pretty good fuel time. I heard a bunch of Losi guys running them in their buggies....
it is true, many losi guys use those engines in practice or for club races.

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I got an rtr buggy last year. get a new steering servo and move the stock one to throttle. get the turbo conversion for the motor and race it. great platform!
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You cant go wrong with the buggy or truggy RTR. They are both very durable vehicles. You'll just have to upgrade the servos fairly quick as they are weak outa the box and won't last too long, but all of the other equipment is good stuff and will work fine.
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Installing split center diff mount will help with servo durability as well, carburetor will align with linkage so much better. Overall, you can't beat those RTR's for what you get.


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I have both, 8 and 8T 2.0 RTR's - AWESOME.

I have slowly replaced all the parts on the 8T with race roller parts and had a blast doing it.

I would suggest that you get a set of "good" servos as the RTR's are poop. I had the steering servo quit on both models within 3 tanks of gas. Otherwise, I have had no complaints and recommend them to anyone.

FWIW, I have HITEC 7950 and 7940 servos.

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Installing split center diff mount will help with servo durability as well, carburetor will align with linkage so much better. Overall, you can't beat those RTR's for what you get.


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Also if you don't want to spend the money on the new center diff mount you can just dremel the stock plastic one a little bit to allow for the carb to be much more strait with the boot still clearing the diff mount and an over all better linkage set up.
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what is a turbo button? I'm kind of new to nitro, so please inform me! Also, can you explain more about the carb and why I would want to get a new diff or dremel the old one.
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what is a turbo button? I'm kind of new to nitro, so please inform me! Also, can you explain more about the carb and why I would want to get a new diff or dremel the old one.
The turbo button is basically a new head for the motor and runs a different style plug. It makes more power and better run times. Dremel the center mount area where the throttle linkage enters the carb by the rubber boot and you can keep the carb straight on the engine. http://www.myatomic.com/catalog/viewsku?sku=LOSR2345
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Also I run the Losi 350 for practices on my truggy and I push other 3 port motors down the straight!
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what is a turbo button? I'm kind of new to nitro, so please inform me! Also, can you explain more about the carb and why I would want to get a new diff or dremel the old one.
http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...rodId=LOSR2345

Dude the only thing that you would need to buy for your losi is:

Turbo Head - is a great add, but not necessary.
Rear Alum bearing holders
And 2 new servos as the ones that come with it are not the greatest.
I would recommend Hitec 7599s and they should last your for years, just make sure to set your EPA correctly.

The split center diff is not needed, I have been running the 2.0, since it first came out and I have not brunt one throttle servo nor have i have bearing problems.

Since your new I would not worry about the 4 million hop ups people tell you to buy. Just get it, learn it and learn how to turn laps with out errors, when you start making a REAL Amain consistently, THEN you can start doing things that will make you faster. A REAL amain is when you have 20 or more drivers in a class where you will have a B main. If there is only 6 drivers in a class, then you automatically make the A, doesnt mean you have the skill. Alot of people mistake, making an Amain with 4 drivers as an accomplishment.
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