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Old 06-02-2006, 05:46 PM   #181
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I know I can do many changes to correct that but something got into me and I just want to try the jammin. But also I like this car alot and to be honest I am going nuts with this dilema of hyper 8 and jammin FTE
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Old 06-02-2006, 05:49 PM   #182
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Hmmm...that's the reason I went with the hyper 8 instead of the jammin FT, was because everyone that I talked to that had them said that the hyper 8 was a much more stable, easy driving style, buggy....The people I talked to said you had to drive the Jammin like you stole it to go fast...lol.
Heck, who knows till ya drive each one, huh?
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Old 06-02-2006, 11:19 PM   #183
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I know I can do many changes to correct that but something got into me and I just want to try the jammin. But also I like this car alot and to be honest I am going nuts with this dilema of hyper 8 and jammin FTE
Hyper8 is cheaper to maintain. Performance is up to your driving skills.
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Old 06-03-2006, 05:39 PM   #184
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Has anyone had the chance of racing the H8 with the jammin FTE big bore shocks?????? Is it a big upgrade???? Does the car improve???
I think I'll stay with H8 and put the jammin shocks
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Old 06-04-2006, 12:09 PM   #185
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i would hold off on putting the jammin big bores on because hobao will be coming out with there own big bores soon, also there isn't anthying wrong with the stock shocks they work great and i have 3 days of racing including a 30 min. on them last week and 1 night of racing yesterday including a 30min. main and there still smooth
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Old 06-04-2006, 12:18 PM   #186
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I agree....The stock shocks are very good, I think. The ONLY issue I am having with the buggy is that it has a slight tendency to push off power when the track is loose.....I raised the rear end up a little with some small spacers and this helped, but then it made it a little loose under acceleration.
Overall though, I really like the buggy, and after a few more weekends of tuning, I think it'll be perfect...Brad
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Old 06-04-2006, 02:20 PM   #187
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hey brad i have found that when you have one end of the car working good and the other not so good it works best to focus on the side thats not working. if you have a off power push i can almost bet your front diff fluid is too heavy, run 3,000 wt. in the front. and you will be happy. i run 3,3,2 front to rear and the car works great if you need a setup i can supply you with a very solid setup you will not be able to go wrong, i would write it down now but i don't have the time i will post it later.
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Old 06-04-2006, 04:17 PM   #188
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Ya, I agree, but I tried lowering the front ride height a little before going to the back of the car, and it didn't help much, if at all, but I didn't lower it much. I tried a few other things in the the front as well, but no luck
I have 5, 5, 3 in it as far as diff fluid, so I'll try the 332 that you have and see how I like it.
By all means share your set-up if you don't mind. Might help me save some time getting it where I like it...Although I typically like a little different set-up than most...lol.
Thanks in advance!!!! Brad
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Old 06-04-2006, 05:31 PM   #189
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Ok so I'm staying with my H8 . That would be great rocket to have some of the more experience drivers and owner of the H8 share their setups with the rookies also one thing I've been trying to find are the setup of the factory drivers and can't find them. I'll be waiting for those setups
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I stick with my Jammin, i think it fit my driving style better BUT i must say that the Hyper 8 its a great machine, today i were at the track just to help a guy to setup one Hyper 8 he bought a couple of weeks ago, i run the H8 for about 5 tanks just for me and must say i loved the performance of it ... really great great machine ...
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Old 06-05-2006, 01:16 AM   #191
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ok here is my base setup that i have worked into on the car it is a very stable aggressive setup and should work good for most drivers, or most drivers shouldn't have to make too many changes to suit there style. please remember that i'am always testing and my next thing will be to drill out the third hole in the front arm. so this is my current setup.

front:
3,000 diff oil
inside hole on arm second hole out from inside on tower.
1.4mm pistons 40wt. oil stock blue springs. 10mm pre load
6 degree kick up
20 degree caster block.
middle ackerman hole.
upper camber link location.
0 degree toe in/out
0mm sway bar pre load

center:
3,000 wt. diff oil
jammin crt fiberglass brake rotors.

rear:
2,000 wt. diff oil
inside hole on arm third hole out from inside on tower
1.4mm pistons 30wt. shock oil stock blue springs 2mm pre load
3 degree anti squat
306mm (narrow) rear track width
drilled rear camber link
3 degree rear toe in
2mm sway bar pre load.
middle wheelbase

if you like more steering use the rear ackerman hole if you would like less steering use the middle hole on the front shock tower.

i dial out lot of droop but i also like the rear end to have more droop than the front by about 2mm. (i'am refering to tightening the droop screws as dialing out and more droop by loosining the droop screw) if you are traction rolling at all with this setup tighten those droop screws. or if the car feels unstable tighten those droop screws.

i would also like to hear what some of you guys think of this setup. so if you try it out i'am sure you won't be dissapointed but i would like to know what you think. if there is anything i forgot let me know.

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Old 06-05-2006, 02:12 AM   #192
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set-up us drivers

j.Krug/Kortz
6000/5000/2000

degani
3000/3000/3000
3000/3000/1000
3000/5000/2000

recent special:
no front antirollbar
2 rear toe-in
7000/4000/1000

1.5 pistons 500 - 350
1.4 pistons 400 - 300


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Old 06-05-2006, 05:52 AM   #193
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Rocket;
I've got to do my weekly disassembly and cleaning, so I'll just change all this stuff over while I'm doing that and see what I think this weekend. Thanks for the info, and I'll let ya know on Sunday how it worked for me..

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Old 06-05-2006, 07:32 AM   #194
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Thanks for the info Rocket I'll do all thge changes this week. I will be at the track next sunday to test it...
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Hello everybody!

I just found this site and subsequently, the H8 thread.

I've been racing my H8 for a little while now. I LOVE IT!

I've just ebayed a set of Jammin' Factory Team (Extra Long) Big Bore Shocks for my H8. I cannot wait. I've got a big race this weekend too.

Going to play around with the geometry some prior to the race. I need to change some things around.

Good information on here.

I've posted stuff elsewhere on my ride; here's some links:

http://www.ofna.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2922
http://www.ofna.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2324
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