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Old 12-26-2011, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by lethal19 View Post
I have the Mamba Monster I have not run it much because the BEC I have the wires are now to short to wire in and I was unsure if I should wire it in or not
you should be ok with the mmm i was running savox 1233 its a power hog. i never had any problems. I also run a glitch buster on rx.
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:33 AM
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I bought a used 8ight e, it has a castle 1800kv motor with a 48 spur and 15 pinion. How much larger can I go on the pinion without overheating the motor? I'd like more top end but I don't know the gearing range on the 8ight e. Thanks for any help you can offer.
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by scracer68 View Post
I bought a used 8ight e, it has a castle 1800kv motor with a 48 spur and 15 pinion. How much larger can I go on the pinion without overheating the motor? I'd like more top end but I don't know the gearing range on the 8ight e. Thanks for any help you can offer.
It's going to depend on outside temp as well as the size of the track . Just run for 4-5 min . Come in and temp the motor , you wanna keep it under 180 , here in az it was about 105 ambient temp and with a 15 pinion on my 1900 I was at 155
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:23 PM
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have a chance to get a eight 2.0e for cheap that was wrecked really hard. my question is can you upgrade the car with the tekno v4 kit, or would it all have to be done with losi products. car will need a new chassis and some other stuff for sure, just wondering what my options are should i chosse to buy it
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by scracer68 View Post
I bought a used 8ight e, it has a castle 1800kv motor with a 48 spur and 15 pinion. How much larger can I go on the pinion without overheating the motor? I'd like more top end but I don't know the gearing range on the 8ight e. Thanks for any help you can offer.


Your 3 teeth Off on the Spur, You need to be running 45/15 which is what 99.9% of the guys run with a standard 1900Kv or similar.
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:58 AM
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Whilst on the subject of gearing, am I about right on 46t spur, 13t pinion on a 2250kv on 4s??

I have a 11,12t pinion in my box too if needs be.......
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quick question, is anyone has the spring rate chart for the front spring, thanks

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Originally Posted by Headling View Post
Whilst on the subject of gearing, am I about right on 46t spur, 13t pinion on a 2250kv on 4s??

I have a 11,12t pinion in my box too if needs be.......
i'm running 14
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i been searching for this with no luck. ackerman - short vs long which one has more off power steering low speed? I was trying to figure out which way the inside wheel has more angle?
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Originally Posted by scracer68 View Post
I bought a used 8ight e, it has a castle 1800kv motor with a 48 spur and 15 pinion. How much larger can I go on the pinion without overheating the motor? I'd like more top end but I don't know the gearing range on the 8ight e. Thanks for any help you can offer.
I have the same motor and MMM esc and I run at 46/16 at 85-90% throttle on a large 1/8 outdoor. I would just keep the 15 pinion and go down to stock gearing which is 45/15..
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Originally Posted by rcguy76559 View Post
i been searching for this with no luck. ackerman - short vs long which one has more off power steering low speed? I was trying to figure out which way the inside wheel has more angle?
Hope this helps!

Ackermann


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(Bigger difference in steering angle between the two font wheels)
More Ackermann makes the steering more consistent, and smoother.
It just feels right, also at low speeds and in tight turns.

Less
(Smaller, or no difference in steering angle between the two font wheels) Less Ackermann makes the steering more agressive at high speeds.
The car turns in more agressively.
It doesn't work well when either traction or cornering speeds are low.
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Hey guys. I'm picking up an 8ight E 1.0 in a trade and was wondering what the differences are between the 1.0 and the 2.0. What are things to lookout for when I get it? What spares do I need? Do the 2.0 parts bolt on? Thanks in advance.
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Recently I bought a Losi 8ight E 2.0 and was taking apart the diffs and everything to put in new bearings which needed to be replaced. After putting the gears in the diffs, I tried putting the case back on, but whenever pressure is on the bearing inserts, or on the diff at all (Like when you screw on the control arm pin holders) the diff pinion and the diff gears lock up and don't to move. I was wondering if this was a problem with the case, or a problem with the gears. I've already tried shimming it in a multitude of different ways.

Also, if I'm running a Tekin 1700kv T8 with a 48tooth center diff. What pinion should I use to keep temps low but keep enough power? I know it needs to be low, like lower than 15.

Any suggestions help! Thanks!
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Hi Guys, i've got a question to ask. If i'm using a 46t spur gear with a 1750kv-1800kv with 4s lipo. What pinion gear would you guys recommend? The track is medium sized, pretty technical with a couple of straights. Thanks guys
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