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Old 02-14-2009, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by littlejohn View Post
does anyone know what wt shock oil the 8ight 2.0 buggy comes with from the factory?

the manual says

Fr 54/40wt
Rr 56/25wt

Does that mean they've mixed those wt together? if is it a 50/50 mix

EDIT: I'm and idiot.. I figured it out... 54/56 are the piston numbers 40/25 is the oil weight... duh!!!
The first number identifies the shock piston, the second is the shock oil.
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Old 02-14-2009, 03:36 PM
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The 8ight-E body is different than the Nitro version on the 1.0. The 2.0 Nitro is 2mm longer than the 1.0. I am not sure if they modified the 8ight-E body for the electric version of the 2.0 but do nor believe so. Hope this helps!
I have a nitro 1.0 body on my car, which is (now) a 2.0. The difference is only 2mm...1mm on each end. my "E" body fits just fine as well...it's just fugly as hell with chipped white paint.

We need some "E-wraps".

The only real geometry differences between the 1.0 and 2.0 are in the camber lengths and the chassis. The camber links are a little longer on the 2.0, there are fewer choices inboard. and more outboard. The rest of the items are even more minor (better bushings in the ackerman link, better material for the CV axles)...or weight saving (4mm TBs instead of 5mm, lighter towers).

The total package is pretty sweet though. I swapped over all the stuff aside from the CV axles so far.
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I would love the convenience of electric without the headaches of the nitro engine.

Is it possible to make a lipo brushless 1/8 buggy survive a 15 minute main? with battery change on pitstop maybe??
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These 1/8 electrics usually get about 15 - 20 minutes of runtime, so if you have a good sized battery and not too fast of a motor, then you will make 15 minutes.

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...at least 4 anyways.
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Originally Posted by Jeff Crosson View Post
These 1/8 electrics usually get about 15 - 20 minutes of runtime, so if you have a good sized battery and not too fast of a motor, then you will make 15 minutes.
+1. I have a Neu 1512/2D which is a little "hotter" than most @2550 Kv and have no trouble running 15 - 20 minutes. This is on a 4S MaxAmps 5000mAh LiPo. I am actually surprised that my 1/8th scales on 4S run longer than the much, much lighter 1/10th on 2S.
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Originally Posted by dangerwr View Post
The 8ight-E body is different than the Nitro version on the 1.0. The 2.0 Nitro is 2mm longer than the 1.0. I am not sure if they modified the 8ight-E body for the electric version of the 2.0 but do nor believe so. Hope this helps!
Thanks for the info! I'll look into ordering a v2.0 body for my v1.0 chassis.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan View Post
Thanks for the info! I'll look into ordering a v2.0 body for my v1.0 chassis.
You are welcome!

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Is anyone running the plastic Losi spurs yet. As far as fans go. A few mods to them and they last longer. Wat I do is trim the blades lightly with body trim scissors and run a cross brace underneath and ontop so u dont blow the fan off the shaft. And ya the 2.0 is 2mm longer in rear making the car more stable. You also will need the 2.0 rear center driveshaft as well.
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Plastic spurs work great. saves wear on the pinion and a little weight. The noise was a little less but not a big deal for me.
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oh ok. ya I have been running Kyosho plastic spurs so Im used to a quite eight.
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Has anyone had any issues with the excelorin fan?
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Does anyone know if there are changes in the 8ight-E 2.0 from the 1? Is it just a 2.0 race roller with the standard Losi conversion kit installed or is the motor mount, radio tray, and battery tray changed too?

I'm thinking of getting a 2.0 roller and putting a Losi conversion kit on it rather than getting the 2.0-E roller if there are no differences.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by TJames987 View Post
I would love the convenience of electric without the headaches of the nitro engine.

Is it possible to make a lipo brushless 1/8 buggy survive a 15 minute main? with battery change on pitstop maybe??

LOL No need for any stops in a 15 minute race. Start raceing your electic 1/8 ast your local club races with 15 minute mains and you will start hearing your old nitro buddys complain on how its not fair and you need to make fake pit stops so its fair again. 15 minutes int just possible.... Its easy IMO.
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Originally Posted by Miller_Time View Post
Does anyone know if there are changes in the 8ight-E 2.0 from the 1? Is it just a 2.0 race roller with the standard Losi conversion kit installed or is the motor mount, radio tray, and battery tray changed too?

I'm thinking of getting a 2.0 roller and putting a Losi conversion kit on it rather than getting the 2.0-E roller if there are no differences.

Thanks!
Here is my understanding. Losi updated the 8ight and called it the 2.0--this was a few months ago right after they released the original 8ight-E. Now, the 8ight-E 2.0 incorporates the changes made to the original 8ight chassis, suspension & drive train on the 8ight 2.0 (nitro race roller).

The 8ight-E 2.0 comes with the Losi ESC and 2100Kv motor. If you want to use your own combo get the 2.0 roller and put on the brushless conversion kit.
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