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Old 09-01-2011, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by krash'um View Post
Hey Guys, I'm a newbie to 8th scale electric and I have a Losi 8ight 2.0 that I just ordered the Losi e conversion. My questions are, 1. Does the Losi 8ight 2.0 and 8ight e share the same chassis and suspension components? and 2. I will be running the Tekin RX8, T8 1900 kv buggy motor with a 4s battery, will the nitro body fit or will I need the e body? Thanks for the help.
All the components are the same except for the E conversion components, the E and the nitro are the same vehicle. You will need an E body, mostly for battery clearance. The Losi E body has laser cut vent holes, very cool!
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by krash'um View Post
Hey Guys, I'm a newbie to 8th scale electric and I have a Losi 8ight 2.0 that I just ordered the Losi e conversion. My questions are, 1. Does the Losi 8ight 2.0 and 8ight e share the same chassis and suspension components? and 2. I will be running the Tekin RX8, T8 1900 kv buggy motor with a 4s battery, will the nitro body fit or will I need the e body? Thanks for the help.
1. Yes same chassis as long as your nitro isnt the RTR model.

2. Get the Proline Slip Stream body for the most battery clearance.
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Old 09-02-2011, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Slash and Burn View Post
All the components are the same except for the E conversion components, the E and the nitro are the same vehicle. You will need an E body, mostly for battery clearance. The Losi E body has laser cut vent holes, very cool!
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1. Yes same chassis as long as your nitro isnt the RTR model. I have the race roller.

2. Get the Proline Slip Stream body for the most battery clearance.
Thanks for the info guys, I sent in my RX8 to be uptdated can't wait to get it back and "e" go racing.
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I'd say get the Losi body for longevity. The Proline body is weak as spaghetti.
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Originally Posted by neobart View Post
I'd say get the Losi body for longevity. The Proline body is weak as spaghetti.
Is it true that Jconcepts makes the Losi body?
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by n2trouble View Post
Is it true that Jconcepts makes the Losi body?
Yes, they make an Illuzion body for the 8ight-E . . .

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Originally Posted by n2trouble View Post
Is it true that Jconcepts makes the Losi body?
JC makes bodies for the 8ight series but the Losi/TLR kit bodies are made by Losi/TLR.
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Ended up ordering the Losi body primarily for durability. I know that the "e" is a little heavier than the nitro and I will download the setup sheet for it but for now would it be safe to start 5wt heavier on the shock fluids?
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Stock weight buggy

2.5wt to start out with and get some Black spring's for the rear.
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Originally Posted by Integra View Post
Stock weight buggy

2.5wt to start out with and get some Black spring's for the rear.
black springs in the rear... which springs do you run in the front?
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Silvers up front. Since I'm running the lrc rear links, I'm gonna try out this combo this weekend.

Green rear springs, 54 piston, 30 weight oil.
Silver front springs, 54 piston, 40 weight oil.
Diffs are 5-5-2.
12* inclined spindles and carriers.

Track is very dusty, tight, and technical.
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Words. I really like a center Smart Diff (SD) on a tight, dusty & technical track. Just something to think about in the future . . .
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I know that they've been out for awhile but what exactly does a smart diff do?? Do you still use diff fluid?
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Originally Posted by nickdawg18 View Post
I know that they've been out for awhile but what exactly does a smart diff do?? Do you still use diff fluid?
http://www.tlracing.com/Products/Def...rodId=LOSA3601
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Just getting back into racing after several years away from the hobby. Picked up an 8ight, first time with 1/8 scale, can't see how I could go wrong with the Losi buggy

Just had a question on the conversion kits, this is a nitro buggy, and I would like to go directly to a Tekno V4, would I still need the losi conversion kit, and to anyone is running the Tekno, should I be ordering anything else to go with my E conversion?

My plan is also to go RX8, T8-1900, 4S for electrics, after reading and catching up on this thread that seems to be the way to go, thanks for all the great info btw
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