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Old 05-10-2011, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Emmeth View Post
Stop guys, that SD has been used a week after the delivery to my home.....

I may agree that it was a defective one anyway it broke after few seconds.

Told that, how much do you cut your SD's internal springs ?

Do you use SD grease ?

Do you honestly feel the car quicker or it is only marketing stuff ? I ask that because I see that no one within the top Losi drivers around the world use the SD anymore after its release.....

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I will use a center SD on a tight track that does not see water in our area. I believe this is the only time I really notice the difference. Otherwise, the way I have it setup (Drake), I can not tell the difference between a standard with 5k. So, I guess it just might depend on the track . . .
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Emmeth View Post
Stop guys, that SD has been used a week after the delivery to my home.....

I may agree that it was a defective one anyway it broke after few seconds.

Told that, how much do you cut your SD's internal springs ?

Do you use SD grease ?

Do you honestly feel the car quicker or it is only marketing stuff ? I ask that because I see that no one within the top Losi drivers around the world use the SD anymore after its release.....

Thx
In addition can someone take some pictures about the correct SD assembling tips? It would be very useful for me and for all of us who don't know the SD rebuild tips...
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:16 PM
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quick question, what pinion should i start with? I'm running a mmp w/ tekin 1900kv and a 44 spur. i know it depends on the track but what's a good starting point for a medium loose outdoor track. thanks
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by RacerX20 View Post
Definitely 4s buddy. You wont be going very fast on 3s. You'd really only wanna do that if your driving on a very small technical track.

I recommend Hyperion if you want the best,
35c
http://www.allerc.com/hyperion-g3-vx...ck-p-4799.html
or 45c
http://www.allerc.com/hyperion-g3-ex...ck-p-5473.html

Any bigger than 5Ah and you might have fitment problems.


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Thanks Tony for the reply. I figured the 4S but just wanted to make sure.

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Old 05-10-2011, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by tltfab View Post
quick question, what pinion should i start with? I'm running a mmp w/ tekin 1900kv and a 44 spur. i know it depends on the track but what's a good starting point for a medium loose outdoor track. thanks


14-16 would be a good start.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:48 PM
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Mamba monster ESC and Castle 1512 1.5 or Tekin RX8 and 1900kv in a Losi 8ight-e setup?
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by RcOneNitro View Post
Mamba monster ESC and Castle 1512 1.5 or Tekin RX8 and 1900kv in a Losi 8ight-e setup?
I'm running the Tekin 1900kv w/MMP on 4s @ 45/16 w/Traktion Drive and have been pulling faster lap times with the sensored setup vs my CC 1800kv which now sits as a backup motor.
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:52 AM
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I love how guys "Claim" sensored isn't needed as were never at a dead stop on the track...Blah Blah Blah, Meanwhile most everyone will pull faster/More consistent lap time's with a Sensored set-up Vs Non sensored.
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:12 AM
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I'm not anywhere near good enough that a sensored system will help me. It's still me that get's in the way of me being fast. It's not the setup, it's freaking dialed. Does everything I tell it too, and that's the problem too.
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Old 05-13-2011, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by neobart View Post
I'm not anywhere near good enough that a sensored system will help me. It's still me that get's in the way of me being fast. It's not the setup, it's freaking dialed. Does everything I tell it too, and that's the problem too.
I think thats where 95% of most racers, myself included, are too. I've watched the supposedly "pro" racers and even they are making inconsistent turns and over/under shooting jumps. I think people get to caught up in the "set up" aspect of things and thats what they blame their poor driving on. It distracts from getting better at keeping a tight line IMO.

Pick a set up and stick with it, know your car, and just make adjustments based on the track conditions.

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Old 05-14-2011, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by RacerX20 View Post
I think thats where 95% of most racers, myself included, are too. I've watched the supposedly "pro" racers and even they are making inconsistent turns and over/under shooting jumps. I think people get to caught up in the "set up" aspect of things and thats what they blame their poor driving on. It distracts from getting better at keeping a tight line IMO.

Pick a set up and stick with it, know your car, and just make adjustments based on the track conditions.

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And I think it is coincidental that sensored guys are running faster laps. Probably because faster guys have bought these systems. I personally cannot tel the difference quite honestly other than slow take off.
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:30 PM
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Anybody got a losi 8ight e for sale....
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Hey there all, have just converted a Losi 8ight 2.0eu and was wondering what weight oils i should use in the diffs?
Cheers Scott
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Hey guys, just wanted to report back on a new product I tried this week. I bought one of the Venom 5000mah 35C 4S Hard Case lipo packs to try in my 8ight E 2.0, it ran awesome. I use a tekin 1900 with Rx8 and 45/15 gearing. Battery never got warm, wires never got warm, the cheesy looking plug adapters that come with it to allow you to use 3 or 4 different types of plugs worked great with no problems.

And the best part, these packs are $94.99.

Got mine from GSHobby.com http://www.gshobby.com/index.php?mai...ducts_id=21203
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Originally Posted by hijinx View Post
Hey there all, have just converted a Losi 8ight 2.0eu and was wondering what weight oils i should use in the diffs?
Cheers Scott
I run 5/7/2 in mine, if it's high grip I go up to 10k in the center.
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