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Old 06-22-2010, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by fpart View Post
Im sorry if this has been asked before! Does anyone know if someone makes an aftermarket battery tray. Mine has broken and even with foam padding allows my lipo to shift in the tray and even come out.

Any help would be appreciated.
I installed velcro in the bottom of my tray. Cool thing is, even if the strap lets go, the velcro underneath is enough to hold it. I once finished the last 12 minutes of a 30 minute main, with no strap holding the pack in. I was SURE the strap would get hung up in or on something... I managed to finish the race with not only no strap... but the dang body fell off too! lol The lights at that track weren't so good, was surprised I could see the dang thing!
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by JimmyS1985 View Post
Any idea where I can get some new Losi velcro straps for my 8ight-E 2.0?
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=LOSA4463
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by JimmyS1985 View Post
Any idea where I can get some new Losi velcro straps for my 8ight-E 2.0?
I use La Parts House for all my Losi parts www.losipartshouse.com they seem to have pretty reasonable prices. They have a set in stock for 9.95
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:01 PM
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Do you guys have pictures of your rides? And what do you break the easiest, I just got the 8 2.0e
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:47 PM
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I don't have any pics I can easily post but I would get an alum steering servo arm and the alum rear hubs. Never broke either personally but I was told these are the two weak parts if there really are any on this car. It is pretty bullet proof.

Take the rear motor support off as well.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:08 PM
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I broke my servo arm the second time out. Losi has a nice selection of servo arms for just about any servo.

So take off the back motor mount? Are you talking about the little curve part under the motor? If so... why?
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Outtacontrol58 View Post
Do you guys have pictures of your rides? And what do you break the easiest, I just got the 8 2.0e
In my case, it's the darn battery tray. That will be fixed by using foam pads and Velcro to secure the battery. The Losi battery strapps started to fray after a while as well. Other than that, my only problem has been pinion and motor mount screws coming loose. The 8ight is nearly indestructible.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:17 PM
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well it looks pretty kool i would like to get one to check it out
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:21 PM
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As far as spares, I carry rod ends, the Losi shock parts kit and screw kit and a set of front steering spindles. I haven't broken anything in almost a full year of running nitro and electric. Big air tracks around me too. My truggy has been good to me too but I have a few hours run time and one race on it so far.
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:22 AM
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do the nitro and the e's use the same spur gears?
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by theagentorange View Post
do the nitro and the e's use the same spur gears?



No...Nitro's use 47-48.....E's are in the 43-45 range.....you CAN run a Nitro spur but will require some modification to the chassis.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:33 AM
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47 spur fits on 1.0 and losi conversion with no mods. 48 will require a little work.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Mya View Post
I broke my servo arm the second time out. Losi has a nice selection of servo arms for just about any servo.

So take off the back motor mount? Are you talking about the little curve part under the motor? If so... why?
Yes the curved piece. Under heavy chassis flex the motor mount will push up on the motor and this can result in stripped spurs. Without it the chassis is allowed to flex and the reported stripping of spurs has about gone away.
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:24 PM
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If your running electric you want to have a 45 plastic spur and 14, 15, 16 tooth pinions. These are most common run gears. I keep a 44 tooth spur as a backup.
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Originally Posted by martin-h View Post
If your running electric you want to have a 45 plastic spur and 14, 15, 16 tooth pinions. These are most common run gears. I keep a 44 tooth spur as a backup.
+1 Me too... and take that back curved motor brace off! I'll take some picks of my fresh rebuild and post!
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