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Old 08-17-2009, 06:39 PM
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Some replace it with a Novak fan..... some cover it with a guard!
Look in my Trader Rating for ManicRC. He sells quality fans cheaper than the RC manufacturers.
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:02 PM
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You don't want the rear suport to actually touch the motor, the chassis flex would apply excess pressure to the rear of the motor. The fans are hit and miss. My first one stopped immediately, the second one I have is working great. My First speedo fan I replaced with a Novak 30mm clear fan and it was great. The pinions just need to be tightened with a GOOD wrench the correct size. I havent had one come off ever.

For the FEMALE end of the connector to match the stock one on the speedo, see horizon hobbies and search EC5
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Originally Posted by omaha_racing View Post
As far as the Batt. connectors go the are e-flite ec5 connectors. My local Hobbytown has them. Look with the airplane stuff, they may have them hidden there.

I have only had one pinion failure, and that was do to me not tightening it down enough. My 15 tooth losi has a 5/64 setscrew, not sure why the would deviate from that.
I totally agree. I have never had the screw on the 15T ever come out, but the others with the small screw are always coming loose. Makes no sense to me having such a small screw with that big pinion.
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Is the 1.0-e and 2.0-e body's the same the reason I ask is because all I can find is one body and wanted to make sure they were the same before I ordered it, thanks
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Is the 1.0-e and 2.0-e body's the same the reason I ask is because all I can find is one body and wanted to make sure they were the same before I ordered it, thanks
The 2.0 is 2mm longer but will work with the 1.0 chasi. JConcepts also has a nice E body!
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The 2.0 is 2mm longer but will work with the 1.0 chasi. JConcepts also has a nice E body!
Anyone know if the losi convertion kit will work on a 8t 2.0? Or is there some modding involved?
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Originally Posted by Jammin57 View Post
Is the 1.0-e and 2.0-e body's the same the reason I ask is because all I can find is one body and wanted to make sure they were the same before I ordered it, thanks
I use the JConcepts body. It's listed as an "8ight-E 2.0" body, but it fits just fine on my 1.0 buggy.
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I use the JConcepts body. It's listed as an "8ight-E 2.0" body, but it fits just fine on my 1.0 buggy.
yeah, and I cut the vents out and it keeps my stuff WAY cooler and looks cool.
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the losi e conversion parts bolt right in to an 8t 2.0 with no mods necessary.
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so.....what battery shoudl i get for a 2.0-e with a 2650 mmm combo?

gonna be on a 12t pinion probably, but i have a coupe to swap around.

this is my first buggy, so it'll prob have the thorttle epa and expo low for a while
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Originally Posted by GSRswapandslow View Post
so.....what battery shoudl i get for a 2.0-e with a 2650 mmm combo?

gonna be on a 12t pinion probably, but i have a coupe to swap around.

this is my first buggy, so it'll prob have the thorttle epa and expo low for a while
12T? That's a thermal waiting to happen.
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Originally Posted by GSRswapandslow View Post
so.....what battery shoudl i get for a 2.0-e with a 2650 mmm combo?

gonna be on a 12t pinion probably, but i have a coupe to swap around.

this is my first buggy, so it'll prob have the thorttle epa and expo low for a while
Try a 14 T I think that will be plenty low..... your kit comes with 15/16 T pinions. Use the 15 if you have nothing else!
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Try a 4S 5000mah lipo atleast a 25C or 30C.

For the pinion, start with 15t.



Originally Posted by GSRswapandslow View Post
so.....what battery shoudl i get for a 2.0-e with a 2650 mmm combo?

gonna be on a 12t pinion probably, but i have a coupe to swap around.

this is my first buggy, so it'll prob have the thorttle epa and expo low for a while
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Try 13 or 14T. 15T will make it run pretty warm. I'm running the same motor.
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12T? That's a thermal waiting to happen.
why would a smaller pinion make it thermal more? if anything, it'll be undergeared.


and the previous owner ran it on 12t with no issues...nor does the 4-5 other locals have issues running theirs the same??????
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