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Old 08-19-2010, 12:47 PM   #1
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I bought a Losi 8ight-T RTR with the starter box and I can't quite figure out how to get the starter box to line up. I had it lined up pretty well and then the mounts came loose and I can't get the flywheel to line up.

Does anybody have any tips for lining up the flywheel and the wheel on the starter box. It is extremely frustrating.
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:54 PM   #2
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i whould say get the losi eight box, and you dont have to worry about setting it up it will line right up with the eights.

but do replace the stock motors, with 2 traxxas titan 21 t motors but you do have to cut the motor shafts down a bit to line up .
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Easiest way to line ur box up is loosen all the pegs and take engine out of ur car then line it all up like that by the slot in the chassis. Much easier than with engine in, i do all mine with engine out.Make sure you alighn it straight though with the chassis.
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i whould say get the losi eight box, and you dont have to worry about setting it up it will line right up with the eights.

but do replace the stock motors, with 2 traxxas titan 21 t motors but you do have to cut the motor shafts down a bit to line up .
I have the 8ight box.
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I have the 8ight box.

the black one or the red eight box ?
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Easiest way to line ur box up is loosen all the pegs and take engine out of ur car then line it all up like that by the slot in the chassis. Much easier than with engine in, i do all mine with engine out.Make sure you alighn it straight though with the chassis.
..... I never thought of doing that..... I feel really dumb.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:20 PM   #7
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..... I never thought of doing that..... I feel really dumb.
yeah i use to do it with engine in and my luck was teribble and i had a friend do it for me and he was doing it with engine in aswell but all he did was look into the flywheel slot. After that i decided i will take the extra 5 mins to take my engine out and alighn it all then put my engine back in. Now that i have quick change its even easier lol. JUST MAKE SUE U TURN ON THE BOX AND I SPINS FREELY WITHOUT HITTING THE CHASSIS WITH THE ENGINE OFF OR ELSE ITS A PAIN IN THE REAR, because some times the car will slant up and the chassis will rub the wheel just a lil and can hurt the motors in the box.
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Having the engine out is a MUST. Makes everything much easier. I like to adjust the front pegs so that the wheel lines up correctly and tighten them down. Then adjust the rears to hold the back of the car. Works every time.
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Having the engine out is a MUST. Makes everything much easier. I like to adjust the front pegs so that the wheel lines up correctly and tighten them down. Then adjust the rears to hold the back of the car. Works every time.
Way easier isnt it lol i dreded doing it with engine in it was a pain.
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Having the engine out is a MUST. Makes everything much easier. I like to adjust the front pegs so that the wheel lines up correctly and tighten them down. Then adjust the rears to hold the back of the car. Works every time.

it is not a must.
takes just few moments even with the engine on unless you are vision impaired

loosen the pegs, slap the car on, tighten the pegs so the car can't move move

front pegs right behind front arms as close to chassis as possible.
rear pegs in front of the rear arms if it is needed to prevent car from moving forward. if not just to prevent the chassis from moving sideways.
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it is not a must.
takes just few moments even with the engine on unless you are vision impaired

loosen the pegs, slap the car on, tighten the pegs so the car can't move move

front pegs right behind front arms as close to chassis as possible.
rear pegs in front of the rear arms if it is needed to prevent car from moving forward. if not just to prevent the chassis from moving sideways.
Sounds complicated when u can just take engine out and u know its right the first time. I use to do that and it was a guessing game, i have pernt wheels from it just being a lil croocked its no good.Maybe ur lucks better but mine not so much.
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It's SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much easier with the engine out! I don't like the idea of the pegs sitting against the arms either. I set mine up so that they fit the chassis. Front pegs are as far toward the center of the car as possible, sitting in the narrow spot of the chassis right behind the front clip. Rear pegs braced against the back edges of the chassis. I have it setup so that anyone can start my cars. It only fits one way and that's the correct way. I've actually had the starter box "stick" to the ca when lifting it off. That's how tight the pegs are on the chassis.
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Excellent suggestion about removing the engine. I did mine with the engine in it

just because the engine is not always exactly centered depending upon which

clutch end bell you use. But, that way will get you to work.

After doing the setup, I suggest taking a black marker and tracing the base

of the setup pins. When you are all done, take the pins off and writing what

buggy/truggy/truck those circles are for. When you you are done with that

apply some clear Heavy duty packing tape (Just enough to cover the circles and

writing) to the box. This way, you can later move the setup pins for another

vehicle and you won't have to worry about having to try to setup the box

all over again. Do this for different vehicle and you can change pretty quickly

from one vehicle to another.
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