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Old 06-16-2010, 03:55 AM
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hey guys what is the best 4s hard case to buy
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How do you eliminate the plastic steering rod ends (A6046) from popping out of the ball stud sockets (A6050)?

Is this a safety thing that comes off on a hard collision?
Any modification tips? What hardware do you use?
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What's your budget?

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hey guys what is the best 4s hard case to buy
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How do you eliminate the plastic steering rod ends (A6046) from popping out of the ball stud sockets (A6050)?

Is this a safety thing that comes off on a hard collision?
Any modification tips? What hardware do you use?
I had the same problem last weekend. They just pop out after a hard landing...
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How do you eliminate the plastic steering rod ends (A6046) from popping out of the ball stud sockets (A6050)?

Is this a safety thing that comes off on a hard collision?
Any modification tips? What hardware do you use?
You don't. If they didn't pop off, you'd bend/break something.

Do you down side all jumps or land flat on the chassis?
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I take it you are running a 1.0 chassis? The steering rod thing was fixed on the 2.0.

You need LOSA6050 balls and a LOSA6275 screw and this should keep your steering link from popping off.

Look here to see how the 2.0 changed.

http://www.losi.com/ProdInfo/Files/8IGHTE2Parts.pdf

As for gear mesh as long as the center diff wiggles you should be good. Make sure it is loose all the way around. Check it in a couple spots as the pinion may not be dead true and a little wiggle in one spot could be tight on the other side.

The Losi Xcelorin 4S batteries are awesome.

http://www.losi.com/Electronics/Batt...spx#oneEighth1
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You don't. If they didn't pop off, you'd bend/break something.

Do you down side all jumps or land flat on the chassis?
It depends here. The track and jumps are very big. Sometimes you even land on the upside of a jump :x
This is the track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrNb6GmAnGo You can do the quad at once, but only with brushless and there a chance that you land on the last jump. Anyway you need a strong car for that track. My Losi had a few thing that broke last weekend
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Those batteries are rediculously over pricedd
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Originally Posted by vannon View Post
How do you eliminate the plastic steering rod ends (A6046) from popping out of the ball stud sockets (A6050)?

Is this a safety thing that comes off on a hard collision?
Any modification tips? What hardware do you use?
I put a washer on the top side of the ball. I have only broken one spindle arm bit I think it was weak anyway. I had just installed new ones because of wear and landed a little sideways off a jump on a 1/10 scale track, it should not have broken as I have had much harsher crashes with zero breakage.
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I have some crc balls that I use. There r all 1piece.
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It depends here. The track and jumps are very big. Sometimes you even land on the upside of a jump :x
This is the track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrNb6GmAnGo You can do the quad at once, but only with brushless and there a chance that you land on the last jump. Anyway you need a strong car for that track. My Losi had a few thing that broke last weekend
Neat Track! You def wanna down side those jumps. Landing any other way is like throwing your car at the ground. I've had the 8ight nitro since it first came out in late 2006, and the 8ight E since it first came out too(I was teh FIRST in my area to get either). In all that time(and countless races), mine have popped off twice. It was due to a bad landing; either over shooting a jump or hitting something. It may have cost me a few laps, but it saved me from braking a turn buckle.
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I 100% feel the steering ball ends should be captured....Not having them captured is asking for them to pop off and end a quali or race prematurely....the links will Not break from having them captured.
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Is there such a ball end, I'd like to see if it would work for an 8ight.

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I 100% feel the steering ball ends should be captured....Not having them captured is asking for them to pop off and end a quali or race prematurely....the links will Not break from having them captured.
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Is there such a ball end, I'd like to see if it would work for an 8ight.


yes the 2.0 parts are what you need...they did it right the 2nd time around.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ering-Ball-Set
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Originally Posted by R40Victim View Post
Neat Track! You def wanna down side those jumps. Landing any other way is like throwing your car at the ground. I've had the 8ight nitro since it first came out in late 2006, and the 8ight E since it first came out too(I was teh FIRST in my area to get either). In all that time(and countless races), mine have popped off twice. It was due to a bad landing; either over shooting a jump or hitting something. It may have cost me a few laps, but it saved me from braking a turn buckle.
Unfortunatly you don't land it perfect every time. Landing on the ground is pretty big hit with bottom out and landing op the upside of another jump is very painfull My rear drive shaft and balllinks poped out a few times last weekend when I was there. You can do the quad at once, but you wanna see your buggy comming down on the upside/top of the last jump
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