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Old 06-02-2010, 10:40 AM   #1
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What are the best aluminum parts and what aluminum parts are best to stay away from for the losi 8T RTR? I dont like to put an alum part next to another alum part as one needs to give. So what have others experienced?
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What are the best aluminum parts and what aluminum parts are best to stay away from for the losi 8T RTR? I dont like to put an alum part next to another alum part as one needs to give. So what have others experienced?
I run the alum top plate, servo saver top, spindles, KHZ rear hubs, inner and outer front and rear KHZ hinge pin retainers and rear gear case inserts. I also just recently started running the Fioroni alum rear chassis brace. It actually allows more flex than the plastic one. Heres a link so you know which one I am talking about. http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...hassis-Brace-2

I also love the BCE chassis, but it does take some time to get your hands on one.
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Are you going to Burlington on June 12? I sent you a PM.

I run Losi spindles and rear hubs, top plate, steering servo saver top and rear bearing holders..... thats it for alum..... But go on the site I PMed you and ask the local team guys..... they will set you straight
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Are you going to Burlington on June 12? I sent you a PM.
I want to go to Burlington! What's a good excuse to ask off for work though?
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It keeps the front a little more stable. Ohh yea it looks pretty too.
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First three are an absolute must! Steering servo horn, Servo saver top and Aluminum rear bearing inserts. Those are must haves. Other items I recommend, but not absolutely necessary are... Top plate(KHZ), Inclined spindles and carriers(10 degree), Rear hubs(KHZ), Losi adjustable front and rear toe block sets. You'll want a V2 rear shock tower for sure.

Pballer, front top plate adds rigidity to the steering assembly. In theory it should make steering response more crisp. It also cuts down on chassis flex directly under the steering bellcranks. IMO it is very worth it. I use the KHZ ones myself. The KHZ version also eliminates the little plastic spacer that goes under the front part.
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It keeps the front a little more stable. Ohh yea it looks pretty too.
talking to billy fisher he said it does absolutely nothing other then looks

i seen every one saying those are a must when 8t 2.0 came out and i bought one then asked billy and thats what he said
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talking to billy fisher he said it does absolutely nothing other then looks

i seen every one saying those are a must when 8t 2.0 came out and i bought one then asked billy and thats what he said
They do look pretty! But they do make a subtle difference. Not much but some.
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I want to go to Burlington! What's a good excuse to ask off for work though?

you dont have vacation time?

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talking to billy fisher he said it does absolutely nothing other then looks

i seen every one saying those are a must when 8t 2.0 came out and i bought one then asked billy and thats what he said
The only reason I run the top plate is because I broke the plastic one and some one gave that one to me..... Speaking to a couple of losi drivers, there is no point of having it.
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I feel that the alum top steering rack is NOT needed what so ever.
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I want to go to Burlington! What's a good excuse to ask off for work though?
Well in the ARMY its aways better to beg for forgivness than to ask for permission.

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I feel that the alum top steering rack is NOT needed what so ever.
i noticed no difference what so ever thats why i asked billy, does look Bad ass tho
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I don't notice a handling difference, but you can feel the difference in chassis flex by hand. I have also seen a couple plastic ones break from chassis flex on an impact. So there is some durability advantage to it. Mostly a bling item though. Good thing is, unlike a lot of bling items, this one doesn't have any negative effects.
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