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Old 07-26-2010, 12:11 PM
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That is a really cool trick! I like it alot. My biggest problem was the rear post so I jous took off the posts, did not cut holes in the body (I do not use stock) and placed good velcro along the chassis guards matched to the body. Super nice and no issues. Great too if I am running with Nitro and attempt a battery swap . . .
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:38 PM
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+1 on the velcro. Never fails. One piece on the front brace, and a strip on each of the mud guards does the trick. I even use it to hold in my batteries on some vehicles.
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by SpEEdyBL View Post
+1 on the velcro. Never fails. One piece on the front brace, and a strip on each of the mud guards does the trick. I even use it to hold in my batteries on some vehicles.

Yup. I put ~2" wide industrial strength hooks in the battery tray and the loops on the battery. WILL NOT MOVE. I have to employ a special "grab the battery by the side and roll it out towards me" technique to get the battery out.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:12 PM
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guys do they sell the losi 8 as just a kit i can only find the race ready roller???
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Originally Posted by Chris08527 View Post
guys do they sell the losi 8 as just a kit i can only find the race ready roller???
Sold as a race roller with the Losi Xcelorin electronics. Many people do not run these factory electronics for various reasons. I personally do not have experience with these but know a Losi factory driver who cannot keep it running from what I have observed.

What many people do is buy the Nitro "kit" and the Losi EP conversion kit and their own electronics. You may pay a little more this way but you can use you own motor and speedo and have more fun.
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Originally Posted by dangerwr View Post
Sold as a race roller with the Losi Xcelorin electronics. Many people do not run these factory electronics for various reasons. I personally do not have experience with these but know a Losi factory driver who cannot keep it running from what I have observed.

What many people do is buy the Nitro "kit" and the Losi EP conversion kit and their own electronics. You may pay a little more this way but you can use you own motor and speedo and have more fun.
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thanks for the help any place online where i can find the kit and the conversion???
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris08527 View Post
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thanks for the help any place online where i can find the kit and the conversion???
Well, I would try A-Main Hobbies or eBay. Stormer Hobbies often has really good prices if they have it in stock.

LOSA0804 is the Nitro roller
LOSA0912 is the conversion kit

I cannot easily recommend electronics. The Tekin ESC has too many problems but their motors are very good. The MMM ESC is solid but am not a big fan of their motors since they are such large kV. Hobbywing is another option but have not used one myself but know they are dependable . . .
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:43 PM
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what kind of probs the guys having with the tekin ESC
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris08527 View Post
what kind of probs the guys having with the tekin ESC
I would invite you to read through this thread:

New Tekin RX8 1/8 scale brushless ESC

Again, I have never used a Tekin ESC but know of plenty people sending them back often.
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:31 PM
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The MMM is a great ESC, and the 2200 (1y) works fine in a buggy but it is a little over kill if you are a serious racer. Castle just released a 1.5 that is 1800kv shorter and lighter. Another motor option that I just switched to myself that is fantastic iMO is the tekno Lektron 2200 it's super small and light weight and more than enough for any 1/8 buggy.
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:50 AM
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Been driving it about every day for about 4 weeks with stock losi 1700 kv and excelerion esc and had the fan go bad in the middle of a race this past w/e. I put another one on its back to racing. The losi 8e has been a very good car to me since day one,my first and only problem was the fan. Ill keep you updated.
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The fans will break on occation. I keep a couple on hand at all times. They will go without warning. I have had a few blades come off and seen a fan or two break a lead wire. The ESC in most conditions still runs in an acceptable temp range without the fan. Mine will be in the 110 range with a fan after a 7-10 min race and in the 140 range without the fan. I do recommend having a fan on at all times though. The ESC will be more efficient with it.
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Anybody here running the new shock caps and foam? I've never noticed it so much with buggy but my truggy could sure use this mod. I'm sure the buggy would find it helpfull too.

I'm also back to my black rear springs but up to 32.5w oil. Just too bouncy with 30w, for my tastes. Front still remains 42.5w with silver.
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My understanding is the team guys are only doing this mod with the buggy and not the truggy. Not sure of the exact reason why.
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Originally Posted by Hate2Looz View Post
Anybody here running the new shock caps and foam? I've never noticed it so much with buggy but my truggy could sure use this mod. I'm sure the buggy would find it helpfull too.

I'm also back to my black rear springs but up to 32.5w oil. Just too bouncy with 30w, for my tastes. Front still remains 42.5w with silver.
I saw exactly what Casper mentioned at the Nats race here in Colorado. Drake and others were running the new caps, hence foams, on the buggy but did not see this on the truggy.

In my personal experience the foams work great on the buggy. Drake has a great rebuild tip on YouTube for running the shocks with the foam. As he states, the foam makes the shock more consistent--meaning I do not have to constantly adjust for ride height throughout the day.

Note: One thing however! Do not get the foams saturated with the shock oil. Make sure they stay dry during your rebuild or they will not work. The shock will not compress with oily foams.
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