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Old 02-25-2012, 10:18 AM
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can somebody give the link to drakes set up please thanks in advance
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:00 PM
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weight.. my new enemy.

can everyone weigh their losi 8ight E cars? I want to compare and see what I can do to shave some fat from my car.

chassis with electronics, no wheels battery or.body: 2718g
RTR weight: ouch. 3776g
Motor: Castle 1518 1Y 1800kv truggy motor 75mm long lol..
ESC: hobbywing 80a
Lipo: Turnigy hardcase 4500mah 4s
Body: Jconcepts 8ight 2.0
Other hopups: losi aluminum rear hub carriers, front knuckles and
carriers +2mm hubs 48t drilled spur on the center smart diff.
adj. hinge pin braces front and rear.
tekno diff to chassis brace.
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Old 02-25-2012, 04:05 PM
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Posted this on the weight thread the other day.. tekno 8ight 1.5. I've made no real attempt to loose weight (including cleaning it LOL) other than the carbon shock towers. I was going to go crazy with it but just backed off and ran it. Lipo's for this year are about 580grams too.. 6s 3100 hardshells so I can run full races (20min) w/ the nitro's. Could easily loose weight for 10min races if needed with smaller packs.

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I'm thinkig carbon shock towers. cutting a large amount of the battery tray out. and different wing options for more downforce. I'm considering the plastic spur.. bit I think my motor would kill the hell out of one.
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Originally Posted by losi_racer View Post
because the ones that come with the HD cases are heavy , idk the exact material its some kind of metal. This rotating mass hurts efficiency of your system and will cause your motor to heat up.

The DE inserts are some kind of plastic. these will save a bunch of weight and save your cases. When they wear just put new inserts in : )
I ran the crap out of mine with these heavy inserts and my motor was at 117 after killing a full 6000mah with 1800. It doesn't get hot it's just I want that thing hahaha

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The chassis will flex and hit the motor and then will strip the plastic spur. Take I off young skywalker!!!!!!! And the force will be with u!!!!!!!!
Again I have always ran that rear brace with plastic spur and I have yet to kill one. On the other hand my friend did shread one, but his motor mount plate screws came loose.
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No, really...An thoughts or help? I read the rear gear box inserts, gear box wears. I was thinking maybe replace them and shim the diff.
Start off with losi factory shims, 3 on each side

2 .25 shims and 1 .10 on the left bearings insert, then 3 .10 on the right side.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by mfcoupe32 View Post
can somebody give the link to drakes set up please thanks in advance

Here ya go Mike's and Adam's set-up's

http://www.tlracing.com/Products/Def...807#prodSetups
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Originally Posted by getloose View Post
I'm thinkig carbon shock towers. cutting a large amount of the battery tray out. and different wing options for more downforce. I'm considering the plastic spur.. bit I think my motor would kill the hell out of one.

You can also try lighten out drives and since we only qualify and race for 5 mins you can run a 3300 MAh lipo and save a ton of weight there. Don't for get to adjust your spring and oil weights when you get lighter.

let me know how it turns out...
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I know weight is a killer!!!!! Have any of u guys tryed cut the lipo tray in the buggy, I was bored one night, and I cut shapes out of my box to be different, I don't know what I am losing in weight but I was careful not to cut alot around the screw holes. I would show u guys but I don't know how to post pics on here. I see places where I can cut some more out and maybe lower the battery tray some more??? It could help give the car more flex also cause the tray is pretty stiff!!!. Something else we could cut is the rock guards, cutthem down an1/8-1/4 of and inch, just a little????? I don't know of anything else I would cut on the would not hurt the durability of the buggy.
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Low weight == more $$.

Titanium bits
Aluminum cross pins
Aluminum F/R out drives
Aluminum CVD axles
Carbon Fiber shock towers
DE Racing inserts (HD diff only)
BCE chassis

Run plastic everywhere you can also. Some people stated they run aluminum rear hubs. Plastic are lighter and hold up just fine in my experience. Also, if you use the aluminum chassis braces--ditch them. Hard case batteries are also quite heavy.

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Old 02-26-2012, 08:02 PM
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i have a race spec 4s 60c 6000 that i ran in my 8ight less than 10 times.. anyone looking for a battery for their buggy?
http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...or-4slipo.html
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any body have the spring rates my stock springs are starting to get soft after a yr of running I looked at the first 10 pages and cant find. thanks
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Originally Posted by chucko View Post
any body have the spring rates my stock springs are starting to get soft after a yr of running I looked at the first 10 pages and cant find. thanks
I think the front silvers are 4.4 and the rear greens are 3.1...... But you may want to do what I did. I carefully stretched them out equally to 2.75" in front and 3.5" long in the rear. Was able to reduce pre-load collars almost to the top of the body........ Working great for me....... :-D
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I found them and I think this should be on the first page with all other information.

front springs

Green 2.3 x 4.7
Black 2.3 x 5.0
Red 2.3 x 4.1

Rear

Silver 3.1 x 2.8
Red 3.1 x 2.5
Black 3.1 x 3.4

Great Idea on stretching the springs but ?? can you do that and make them the same or is it a guessing game ? Thanks
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Originally Posted by chucko View Post
I found them and I think this should be on the first page with all other information.

front springs

Green 2.3 x 4.7
Black 2.3 x 5.0
Red 2.3 x 4.1e

Rear

Silver 3.1 x 2.8
Red 3.1 x 2.5
Black 3.1 x 3.4

Great Idea on stretching the springs but ?? can you do that and make them the same or is it a guessing game ? Thanks

Just take your time........ Sneek up on the length you need. Trial fit and test....... Working great for me....... And as far as I can tell they are still the same rate...... Just less progressive. Feel smoother to me ;-)
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Originally Posted by KING_PALM View Post
i have a race spec 4s 60c 6000 that i ran in my 8ight less than 10 times.. anyone looking for a battery for their buggy?
http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...or-4slipo.html
how much shipped to florida?
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