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Old 03-20-2010, 03:58 PM
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the only time you want to run chassis braces is on a super smooth hardpack track with no bumps...they will take away chassis flex which is a bad thing.

side guards and bumper needing replacement ? what are you doing to them ?
So, you think I should not bother with the mods then and stay away from all the alu hop up parts? There must be some mods that need doing?

Just noticed that the front bump gaurd gets a little loose after a few runs. May try some strong loctite in the threads.

How often do you have to strip the diffs and are the smart diffs worth gettin?

I love the Losi 8ight. I just feel it needs a hop up?
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The only mods that I would say are needed are the center diff aluminum bearing carrier, and the rear diff aluminum bearing carriers. Also the aluminum servo saver piece if you run on a very sandy track.
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I got to see my first 1/8 electric buggy race against nitro, and the electric won. He had a 1800kv motor with a clutch???? I think it was a tenko,chassis. With a 4cell lipo. The main was 15 minutes!!!, he said he had it turned down, he beat them by 1 lap with a pitstop, just a stop an go pit. I can't wait to get my stuff, this week!!!!!!
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Hey everyone. I'm currently a Vorza owner (which I'm happy with) and was considering becoming a 8ight-E owner as well. Sorry for being lazy, but without sifting through this whole thread, can you give me the pros and cons on the 8ight-E and any recommendations. Thanks
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My dad and I both just bought a pair of Losi 1/8 8ight-e 2.0 buggies. What would be the best servos to run in the buggy? torque/speed

I also would like to know what your thoughts are on batteries. I believe they call for a 4 cell 5000mAh lipo battery. I have used Pro-Match batteries in the past and like them. What do you think of Pro-Tek batteries? Your opinions are greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by smoothie7 View Post
My dad and I both just bought a pair of Losi 1/8 8ight-e 2.0 buggies. What would be the best servos to run in the buggy? torque/speed

I also would like to know what your thoughts are on batteries. I believe they call for a 4 cell 5000mAh lipo battery. I have used Pro-Match batteries in the past and like them. What do you think of Pro-Tek batteries? Your opinions are greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance.

Hitec 7955 for steering and Nothing but....and for packs....i would recommend going the cheap route with Zippy packs....im not too keen on paying 150-200$ for a pack when i can get the Exact same thing from Hobbyking for 1/3-1/4 the price.
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I would have to agree with Integra, the HiTec HS-7955TG is a great servo.
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Hitec got something right with that servo. I have not been a fan in the past of hitec but it is working for a lot of poeple. I personally use the JR9100s in my 8-e. Has worked flawless so far and super fast. I would try and find something .10 or faster with 150+ oz of torque. You can go a little slower on the speed but I would stick above 150 on the torque side.

For the stock motor with the 8-E I recommend a 3S battery. Specially if you are new to the hobby. The kit 2100KV motor on 4S is VERY fast car. 3S is still very fast (what I use) but much more controllable. I like the dynamite 5300mah 3s battery. Thunderpower makes some great batteries as well. I have no experience with the zippy stuff but I would highly recommend a hard case lipo.
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Originally Posted by Casper View Post
Hitec got something right with that servo. I have not been a fan in the past of hitec but it is working for a lot of poeple. I personally use the JR9100s in my 8-e. Has worked flawless so far and super fast. I would try and find something .10 or faster with 150+ oz of torque. You can go a little slower on the speed but I would stick above 150 on the torque side.

For the stock motor with the 8-E I recommend a 3S battery. Specially if you are new to the hobby. The kit 2100KV motor on 4S is VERY fast car. 3S is still very fast (what I use) but much more controllable. I like the dynamite 5300mah 3s battery. Thunderpower makes some great batteries as well. I have no experience with the zippy stuff but I would highly recommend a hard case lipo.
Why so press for a hard case, is it for ROAR reasons or extra track safety, because I use MaxAmps non-hard case packs for over a year and I've had some pretty heavy crashes and have never had a problem with a pack leaking or swelling.
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They are just safer. The battery is pretty well protected in the car so that is not my greatest concern but out of the car if you drop a tool on the battery or something similar it is very easy to create micro shorts in the laminations of the lipo cell. Enough micro shorts or a large short from having a tool fall on the battery and it can be puff city. It is just worth the extra safety of having a hard case IMO. I have seen lipo fires and they are no fun. If they happen in your car you basically loose everything. Now a hard case will NOT prevent you from overcharging, overdischarging or other types of abuse but at least helps with accidental damage. The ROAR rules is not there to increase cost but increase safety. It is the right way to handle these batteries for cars. I believe you can get the zippies in hard case as well right?

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Now a hard case will Not prevent you from overcharging, overdischarging or other types of abuse but at least helps with accidental damage.



there's supposed to be a Not In there correct ?

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oops! Good catch.

Yes the hard case will NOT prevent those things! I fixed it.
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Soft lipos survive helicopter and plane crashes. I'm not too worried about them in my cars.

All the evidence I've seen in person from puffing lipos boils down to charging/discharging errors.
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oops! Good catch.

Yes the hard case will NOT prevent those things! I fixed it.


i gotcha buddy.
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Hey guys. Anybody have any tips for getting smooth frictionless shock? I have tried new stock orings with and with out green slime. There just seems to be a lot of drag in the shafts.The shafts are new and smooth used ones show the same result. Plus after a couple of runs the car starts to get floppy from losing a little bit of oil. Are there any after market o-rings? Do I have to re-shim the cartridge?

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