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Old 04-08-2012, 10:07 AM
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Look around here...... There is a Losi truggy thread with a wealth of info. I think they are running lower kv motors than that. 1350 - 1550 seems popular on 5s and 6s packs. Probably want a 1700 for 4s
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SO I'm trying to mount rear mudguards on my 8ight 1.0 and the outer hinge pins aren't long enough. I picked up the longer 2.0 hinge pins but they're much too thick (3.5mm) to fit through the 1.0 hubs and arms. Is there a longer pin I can use that will fit on a 1.0?
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This is the fix that was on mine. Guy i bought it from had already dropped the hinge pin setup for the screw, luckily it was long enough to still add the mud guards.

Do not know if he had done this for the same reason or not.

This is one option that might work for you.

** edit, looked at my parts list out of curiosity and it looks like this setup is normal and from losi. Should have looked at that first. Sorry Tim.
Then again this is on a 2.0 so it may be completely different and im sitting here talking out my backside lol. (i love the GTP2e by the way )
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by nsginc View Post
Hello, I bought a truggy roller off the boards here. Going to order my motor today. Going to run 4s. Any pros or cons between the tekin 2000 or 2250? Also what pitch pinions does the losi use? Any pinion brand recommendations? Thank you.
If you have to run 4S it will probably be best to run the 2000Kv. The pinions are called Mod1 and believe it or not the Hot Bodies pinions are a favorite in my area.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:03 PM
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so will the rear truggy ring gear fit in the buggy with the 13t pinion?
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:06 PM
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or can i change my front and reaer ring gears over?
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Timbulb View Post
SO I'm trying to mount rear mudguards on my 8ight 1.0 and the outer hinge pins aren't long enough. I picked up the longer 2.0 hinge pins but they're much too thick (3.5mm) to fit through the 1.0 hubs and arms. Is there a longer pin I can use that will fit on a 1.0?
If you own the 2.0 pins did you consider just drilling out the holes so they would fit? Might be the easy way.. find the right size drill bit and go.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Hotbodiesd4 View Post
has anyone ever blowen a bearing apart in the rear diff out drives? hahaha
Only when I had the aluminum bearing supports...... Another great example of unnecessary metal parts- I found that when the suspension is fully compressed the drive shaft forces the outdrive inward and breaks the bearing. Aluminum rear hubs with also dramatically reduce the life of the bearing too, mainly because the plastic parts are flexible and absorb much of the impact.
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Cool thank you
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Originally Posted by bjanzen View Post
Look around here...... There is a Losi truggy thread with a wealth of info. I think they are running lower kv motors than that. 1350 - 1550 seems popular on 5s and 6s packs. Probably want a 1700 for 4s
i run the 1700kv on 4s, against 1900kv motors,
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:24 AM
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anyone know an answer to my questions? thanks
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Originally Posted by Hotbodiesd4 View Post
anyone know an answer to my questions? thanks
you want to change or quick fix, cause u got to change both to the truggy for it to work, u just cant change one without changing both diffs,
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Vision450F View Post
Only when I had the aluminum bearing supports...... Another great example of unnecessary metal parts- I found that when the suspension is fully compressed the drive shaft forces the outdrive inward and breaks the bearing. Aluminum rear hubs with also dramatically reduce the life of the bearing too, mainly because the plastic parts are flexible and absorb much of the impact.



Not entirely the case. The fact the 8x14's are weak is what it boils down to.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:51 PM
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I just purchased the 12Deg caster blocks, do I need to get different spindles or can I just run the stock spindles? Just not a big fan of a lot of aluminum, as stated below it reduces bearing life and tweaks.
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