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Old 05-15-2009, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Bman's 3XNT View Post
So if I have a slight push in off power steering. Do I lighten the front or center diff oil? Thanks..
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:38 AM
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Any thoughts on the importance of having a hard case on the Lipo? I was going to get a the Losi Lipo, but it's out of stock at my usual store. From what I can tell, the Polyquest and Zippy aren't hard cased. Maybe I'm looking too much into this. Any thoughts?
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Originally Posted by mr_bungle View Post
Any thoughts on the importance of having a hard case on the Lipo? I was going to get a the Losi Lipo, but it's out of stock at my usual store. From what I can tell, the Polyquest and Zippy aren't hard cased. Maybe I'm looking too much into this. Any thoughts?
Unless you're a hard core basher that likes to lawn dart his car allot... a hard cased lipo is completely unnecessary. Save money, buy twice as many Zippy Packs, and have twice as much fun.
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Offhand, does anyone know if any ROAR guidelines have been established in this area? Regarding capacity, the case, etc? Just in case I wanted to run in a legitimate race.

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Unless you're a hard core basher that likes to lawn dart his car allot... a hard cased lipo is completely unnecessary. Save money, buy twice as many Zippy Packs, and have twice as much fun.
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Originally Posted by Bman's 3XNT View Post
So if I have a slight push in off power steering. Do I lighten the front or center diff oil? Thanks..
I assume all your base settings are to spec: ride height, shock lengths, camber, toe, etc. There's a few things I'd try before I started changing diff oils.
1. A bit more toe out on the front wheels
2. Slightly longer rear shock (ie: more rear droop)
3. A softer swaybar on the front
4. A stiffer swaybar on the rear

Personally I like to change swaybars to get more or less steering depending on current traction.

If none of those things work then start messing with diff oil weights.
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Hey I run a 2.0 and noticed last race night that it was pushing real bad when I turned to the right but rotated real nice when i turned left.


I have 40/silver/2.3 sway up front

25/green/silver sway of unknown thickness in the back( i took it from my 1.0 because thats what i had used.)

Center smart diff with .15s and front smart diff with 4 .20s



The driveshafts in the front or center arent worn, this is 3 race day old 2.0.

I think it might have been uneven tire wear but I have no idea at this point.
Any help?
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Originally Posted by mr_bungle View Post
Offhand, does anyone know if any ROAR guidelines have been established in this area? Regarding capacity, the case, etc? Just in case I wanted to run in a legitimate race.
They did, and they do want hard cases. So if I were you, I'd get ONE hard case lipo, then spend the same amount of $$ again, and get 2 or 3 Zippy Packs.
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Are people needing the Losi heatsink in the E2 with the kit electrics to avoid thermalling or is it ok without? And how easily will it fit under the shell of the 2.0
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Originally Posted by GO-RIDE.com View Post
I assume all your base settings are to spec: ride height, shock lengths, camber, toe, etc. There's a few things I'd try before I started changing diff oils.
1. A bit more toe out on the front wheels
2. Slightly longer rear shock (ie: more rear droop)
3. A softer swaybar on the front
4. A stiffer swaybar on the rear

Personally I like to change swaybars to get more or less steering depending on current traction.

If none of those things work then start messing with diff oil weights.
Hey thanks for the info! After I posted I thought about the front sway bar. Never ran a car before with one, totally slipped my mind. I will try a softer one first. My push is not bad, just was thinking ahead. Thanks again.........
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Old 05-15-2009, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by littlejohn View Post
I have found that with electrics, you need to me much smoother, like a 1:1. Drifting the back end around corners may be fun, but smooth brake modulation is what gets good lap times.
I agree with this statement........but old habits die hard! I will try the brake curve.
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Originally Posted by mr_bungle View Post
Any thoughts on the importance of having a hard case on the Lipo? I was going to get a the Losi Lipo, but it's out of stock at my usual store. From what I can tell, the Polyquest and Zippy aren't hard cased. Maybe I'm looking too much into this. Any thoughts?
I just rap one layer of electrical tape around it......no problems. Been running soft packs in my 1/10th for a while, and now running them in my 8ight.
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Hmm, I see some prefer the Zippy-R Lipo based upon some previous discussions in this thread, but it appears that version is no longer available. What's the current one folks are using...is it this one?

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...0C_Lipoly_Pack

Does anyone know offhand if the standard balancer on the Hyperion chargers fits these?
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I'm using this one:

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=6416
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Originally Posted by DaveG28 View Post
Are people needing the Losi heatsink in the E2 with the kit electrics to avoid thermalling or is it ok without? And how easily will it fit under the shell of the 2.0
It "Should" fit just fine. I have two heat sinks on mine. I would say it depends on where and how you race. If you're on a small indoor track in the North where it's 50F, prolly not. But if you're on a huge outdoor track in the 110F Desert... you might consider it an option.
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My 8t 2.0 is stupid fast and I want to slow it down AND run cooler. Can you guys help me out with my setup? I have the losi converison kit with 15/45 running the xceleron esc/1700kv on a 4s 5000mah. The bottom end is ridiculously fast so I could stand to lose a bit and I am actually happy with the top end speed however my temps are on the higher side. So basically will it cool the truck down to go to say 13/45? Or would it be better to go to like a smaller spur gear and give up a bit of bottom end with a 44t spur and use a 13 or 14t pinion? ANYONES input or pm's would be greatly appreciated. Also if you could recommend a "brand" of spur/pinion as I stripped 3 plastic ones at todays race and want to go to metal gears now.
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