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Old 03-01-2009, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Pete Taulbee View Post
Hey guys, which would you expect to get better runtimes?

losi 8 2.0 using castle 2200kv on a 4s 5000
losi 8t 2.0 using the same

you think I can get 20 min on the 2200 4s setup on the truggy?

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Best I could get with a Polyquest 6000mah was 18 minutes, same setup and truck.
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Old 03-01-2009, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by shurcooL View Post
I do. In fact, that's the main reason I'm not buying an 8ight 2.0 yet, because they take away all the fun of building it.
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Just figured I would ask if there is a list of the parts required to upgrade to a 2.0? Now that the 8ight-E 2.0 is coming out I think I will slowly begin to acquire the necessary parts to keep me up to date.

To my knowledge the major difference is a different "flex tuned" chassis. F/R lightened shock towers. Different A-arms and updated outdrives & dogbones. Sound about right? I am in no real hurry to do this but figured as parts wear and need replacement I will step it up to the 2.0 stuff.

Any ideas if the new 8ight-E 2.0 body will be different from the original (I doubt it myself). When is Pro-line going to punch out a sweet E-body?
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Originally Posted by Pete Taulbee View Post
Hey guys, which would you expect to get better runtimes?

losi 8 2.0 using castle 2200kv on a 4s 5000
losi 8t 2.0 using the same

you think I can get 20 min on the 2200 4s setup on the truggy?

thanks
You might get 20mins. It all depends on the track size that you run on. If your on a small tenth scale track you can get 20 plus mins, but if you on a big eighth scale track then you wont get 20 mins with a 5000mah pack.

You can get 20 mins with a 6000mah pack though. Just make sure your motor, battery, and speed control aren't getting too hot.
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for those of you that are using the smart diffs,is it more effective in the front or center?i only have one diff to use at the moment
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Originally Posted by DRKSYDE View Post
for those of you that are using the smart diffs,is it more effective in the front or center?i only have one diff to use at the moment
Use for center. You don't really need one for the front.
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Use for center. You don't really need one for the front.
Unless he wants better, more aggressive turn in. I got to drive one, and it does turn in harder, and maintain good on power steering when exiting the curve. Our track is tight and technical, so it helps. I wouldn't need it in the center, I like my front diff to "diff out" a bit, for more on power steering.
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I just picked up a Losi plastic spur for my 8t 2.0 and it seems to bind against the motor mount. It is a good mm or two thicker than the steel spur that comes with the conversion kit. Am I missing something? It doesn't seem Losi tested the plastic spur to see if it actually fit in the center diff and against the motor mount.

Anyone else have the same issue?
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Yeah I had the same problem. It also seemed as if the diff was loose between the 2 diff supports. I bought some of the Losi diff shims for the 2.0 and shimmed the center diff forward to eliminate the play and this got the gear away from the guard.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/30456

Leisure should have more. I had them order them.

Man the LH track is much more energy efficient, like you said. I was down to a 150mah/min burn rate from 193.
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Originally Posted by dangerwr View Post
Guys,

Just figured I would ask if there is a list of the parts required to upgrade to a 2.0? Now that the 8ight-E 2.0 is coming out I think I will slowly begin to acquire the necessary parts to keep me up to date.

To my knowledge the major difference is a different "flex tuned" chassis. F/R lightened shock towers. Different A-arms and updated outdrives & dogbones. Sound about right? I am in no real hurry to do this but figured as parts wear and need replacement I will step it up to the 2.0 stuff.

Any ideas if the new 8ight-E 2.0 body will be different from the original (I doubt it myself). When is Pro-line going to punch out a sweet E-body?
I did some research on this myself and I'm doing the same thing you are, slowly updating worn parts to the 2.0. Here are all the parts you officially need to make a 2.0

3535 x2 1725 3545 4421 4451 6055 8095
1703 1731 3546 4423 4452 6056 9106
1709 1735 4404 4432 4453 6057 9162
1714 3501 4406 4443 5435 6503 9168
1725 3536 4412 4450 6045 6544
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Some of those parts we don't need running electric like the 2.0 radio tray and 2.0 linkages. Also their seems to be talk in one of the threads about some people going back to the 1.0 servo saver with the stiffer truggy spring.

For me I'll be upgrading the chassis, the center drive shafts (required with the 2.0 chassis), the steering linkage, and finally the shock towers. Everything else seems like very minor upgrades that won't effect handling of the buggy.
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Originally Posted by Linkdead View Post
I did some research on this myself and I'm doing the same thing you are, slowly updating worn parts to the 2.0. Here are all the parts you officially need to make a 2.0



Some of those parts we don't need running electric like the 2.0 radio tray and 2.0 linkages. Also their seems to be talk in one of the threads about some people going back to the 1.0 servo saver with the stiffer truggy spring.

For me I'll be upgrading the chassis, the center drive shafts (required with the 2.0 chassis), the steering linkage, and finally the shock towers. Everything else seems like very minor upgrades that won't effect handling of the buggy.
Whoa! Thanks man. I am with you, I will probably start with the chassis and make sure the major pieces are completed first. Seems as if Losi might be using a slightly different chassis for the electric 2.0 than from the Nitro. I bet the only thing different is some holes. Cheers . . .
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The chassis on the 8ight 2.0 is the same as whats going to come on the 8ight-E 2.0
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hey i just built up my 8e and i noticed i dont have a lot of steering. i have a 125 oz servo in there, is that enough torque?
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Originally Posted by Slokomo View Post
hey i just built up my 8e and i noticed i dont have a lot of steering. i have a 125 oz servo in there, is that enough torque?
Thats what I run, like 128 oz or something. Should be enough, but its electric and cant freewheel like the nitros. Either add more toe out, which will help it alot, but will get twitchy quick, or put in the smart diffs.

if its an original 8ight, i have heard the 2.0 steering assembly works wonders. and its only like 20 bucks from those kit sellers on ebay.
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Originally Posted by Slokomo View Post
hey i just built up my 8e and i noticed i dont have a lot of steering. i have a 125 oz servo in there, is that enough torque?
I too like LOTS of steering. I wound up moving the rear shocks out, and replacing the oil in them with 35wt(stock is supposed to be 30, but it feels like 20 by comparison) Try playing with your ride height, only use your brakes in a straight line, and shift your battery forward. This should give you plenty of steering. If not, you might consider the smart diffs, or going down on the front diff oil wt.
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