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Old 07-10-2011, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default 8T 2.0 Rear Traction Problems

I run a Losi 8T 2.0 and am having alot of rear traction problems. Yes I do have a heavy finger, probably the biggest problem. But theres got to be a way to get the rear to stick better. Heres all Ive done so far,havnt tried to run it yet. I went from -2 in the rear to 0 degrees of camber. Next question would be, would going from 2000 to 3000 diff fluid in the rear help any ? If I go heavier in the rear do I have to go heavier in the front to compensate? Any and all help would be great.
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Default Check out the 8T.2 thread.

You will get plenty of help in the 8T.2 thread.
I can only help with my own experience.
What helped me with traction was using the V2 rear tower and using the outter holes on the tower for the shocks I keep everthing else bone stock but the new outter links on the rear tower help to keep my truggy Planted and it turns in faster and is more stable under full noise.
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I run a Losi 8T 2.0 and am having alot of rear traction problems. Yes I do have a heavy finger, probably the biggest problem. But theres got to be a way to get the rear to stick better. Heres all Ive done so far,havnt tried to run it yet. I went from -2 in the rear to 0 degrees of camber. Next question would be, would going from 2000 to 3000 diff fluid in the rear help any ? If I go heavier in the rear do I have to go heavier in the front to compensate? Any and all help would be great.
Going to a heavier fluid in rear diff fluid will help. You do not need to change your other diff fluids just because you changed the rear.
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What rear toe/antisquat settings are you using?

I've always ran 3/3 or 3.5/3 and never really had much problem with rear traction. I'm still on the stock rear tower as well but am fixing to go to the V2 tower so see if it does anything. Everyone swears by the V2 tower that runs it.
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Clutch shoes can also help. Try two carbon and two aluminum.
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14 tooth bell, Losi Long Life shoes, Gold and Green springs. V2 tower will help IF you run the correct set up and cut the links.

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Thicker rear diff fluid. If that doesnt get you to where you want to be work with your clutch set up. Go with a smoother set up. Less is more and slower is FASTER!!
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What center diff fluid weight are you running?
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I would keep the rear camber at -2, thicker rear diff fluid can help, I would also try a longer camber link, and also just thicker rear shock fluid can calm things down. And Tires are probably the first place to start
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