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Old 02-04-2010, 12:21 PM
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If this is really a problem then the way to fix it, is to go to a smaller hole piston in the shock. This increases the pack and help minimize this effect. Going up in shock oil helps to a point but a smaller hole piston will have a more dramatic effect. Springs don't help a lot in this regard either although your springs make have "worn out" and need replacing.
I was having a similar problem last year and suspected weak springs so I asked a "veteran" racer how long do shock springs usually last. He says indefinitely. Well I dealt with it for the rest of the season. When I tore my buggy down this winter I measured my springs and one was a small bit longer than the other, got new springs and they were a bit longer than the old ones. Put new springs on and now I get proper ride height at half thread on shock body instead of all the way down. I thought I had to thread shock down so far because of extra weight of Ebuggy. Nope, my springs were worn out. Haven't tried it on track yet but it doesn't bottom as easy on the "drop test" Sorry so long, just trying to give some helpful info.
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Old 02-04-2010, 01:03 PM
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Theoretically assuming you are using the spring within it's design limits they should last forever. I did hear some reports of spring creep in the past so I made the comment. I would not say this is a common thing but may be part of the problem.
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I've had a pair of the silver front springs sag out to the point you couildn't get the correct ride height with an "e" conversion. IMO the silver springs in the front just don't cut it with any "e" conversion. I took some careful weights of both a nitro 8ight and my electric 8ight and found the "e" car to be about 7% heavier in the front than the nitro with a 1/2 filled tank. If you do the math on the springs you find they are about a 6-7% change per rate. So, going to a green in the front makes a lot of sense.

For reference my 8ight uses the the losi conversion with a Tekin system and a 500 gm 4900 4S soft pack. If you are using a bigger pack or a hard pack then you will be even heavier than my car.
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my silver's up front and just dandy.....but then again my car is Far from being a Stock E.
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my silver's up front and just dandy.....but then again my car is Far from being a Stock E.
What is the weight of your buggy battery and all? And what setup are you running? One more question, what have you done to reduce the weight? Thanks in advance!
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Originally Posted by brofroe View Post
What is the weight of your buggy battery and all? And what setup are you running? One more question, what have you done to reduce the weight? Thanks in advance!


tower's i can still loose a little as they are the 1.0 matrix version's.

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Nice! I like the tower comparison. Did you change anything in the drive line?
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Originally Posted by yfzracer912 View Post
Nice! I like the tower comparison. Did you change anything in the drive line?

not yet....i have mugen bones waiting to go on for the center shaft's but im running out the stock losi bones i have still....with a pin pressing tool you can make the bones last A Lot longer.

i also run the plastic spur....imo there's no need for a steel spur.
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Hi guys I am wanting to go electric on my buggy, I want to know what combos of motor an speed controls work and batteries work. Please?
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With the losi stuff. I would recommend a 3s for the 2100KV motor. Works great on smaller tracks. Lots of power but not insane.

For larger tracks or a little more speed you can go 4s on the 1700KV motor all on the Xcelorin systems.
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Hi guys I am wanting to go electric on my buggy, I want to know what combos of motor an speed controls work and batteries work. Please?
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I run a Nue 1512/1.5Y(1850kv) on 4S with a Mamba Max(1/10) esc, on 2 small-med tracks and it does fine. Plenty of run time and power.
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Hi guys I am wanting to go electric on my buggy, I want to know what combos of motor an speed controls work and batteries work. Please?


Tekin 1900 on 4S 5000's is what i run...but there's soo many variables to decide you really have to do some research and make a decision.
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[QUOTE=Integra;6970981]Tekin 1900 on 4S 500e0's is what i run...but there's soo many variables to decide you reially have to do some research and make a decision. [/QUgraOTE]

Integra.I only know u from RC tech. And seem to be a good racer, I will go with tekin. What Coversion would you use for with the 2.0 buggy. And pinions I looked on eBay an could not find any. Any help is good. I like gas but I never have a steady pit crew, and that sucks for me. That's why I want to try electric.
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Hey guys, what are you running for diff oil on a tight,hard packed, greasy indoor track? I run 5-7-2 for fluffy outdoor now. I was thinking maybe 3-5-1Thanks for any help...
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