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Old 07-25-2012, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by SUPERLOOPER View Post
I really didn't think soft packs would hold up to the abuse of a 1/8 car. I should have done some research on batteries. Oh well! Thanks for the info guys.

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I got my 6s packs with my 8 buggy and they were used. I must admit they have seen better days and when it comes while to replace ill probably get hardcase.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by SUPERLOOPER View Post
I really didn't think soft packs would hold up to the abuse of a 1/8 car. I should have done some research on batteries. Oh well! Thanks for the info guys.

Brian
This is my 4th year running soft packs in my car and race most every weekend! The trick is using some industrial strength velcro--hooks in the battery tray and a generous strip of loops on the battery. Dialed. They are lighter too!
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by dangerwr View Post
This is my 4th year running soft packs in my car and race most every weekend! The trick is using some industrial strength velcro--hooks in the battery tray and a generous strip of loops on the battery. Dialed. They are lighter too!
Good tip with using velcro in the battery tray! I never thought of doing that. My next pack may be a soft case as well.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by jha07 View Post
Good tip with using velcro in the battery tray! I never thought of doing that. My next pack may be a soft case as well.
Yeah, I would personally run velcro on hard packs as well to keep them from sliding around. I punched out the front of my battery tray once with a soft pack once and never again after using velcro. I line the entire width of the battery tray with the hook (stiff) side of the velcro. And then I cut the loops (soft side) to about half the width of that battery and center that strip for the entire length of the battery. Does that make sense?
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:02 PM
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Can anyone tell me how to remove the center outdrive from the center diff? It's on my e-converted 8ight T. I know it's kind of a stupid question but I bought the truggy used and I'm still trying to figure this truck out. The flange bearing on the front side disintegrated and I need to replace it.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Gene158 View Post
Can anyone tell me how to remove the center outdrive from the center diff? It's on my e-converted 8ight T. I know it's kind of a stupid question but I bought the truggy used and I'm still trying to figure this truck out. The flange bearing on the front side disintegrated and I need to replace it.
Not a stupid question but believe you answered your own question~you need to remove the outdrive to take off that bearing. If you need to replace a bearing on the center outdrive (happens often BTW!) you will need to remove the spur first . . . it all comes apart from there . . .
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Gene158 View Post
Can anyone tell me how to remove the center outdrive from the center diff? It's on my e-converted 8ight T. I know it's kind of a stupid question but I bought the truggy used and I'm still trying to figure this truck out. The flange bearing on the front side disintegrated and I need to replace it.
it should be a small set screw on the end of the shaft...
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by BlackStarRacing View Post
it should be a small set screw on the end of the shaft...
It's on the side opposite the spur. In the manual, I dont't see any set screw. I just see the bearing and outdrive cup which apparently is held on by a pin but I can't access the pin.
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Too bad the weather here recently has been more geared to boating...

But finally finished my new build.
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Originally Posted by dangerwr View Post
Not a stupid question but believe you answered your own question~you need to remove the outdrive to take off that bearing. If you need to replace a bearing on the center outdrive (happens often BTW!) you will need to remove the spur first . . . it all comes apart from there . . .
Actually my center diff is a smart diff if that makes a difference.
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Shouldn't, just means more parts inside the diff.
4 screws to remove the spur, it comes out with the out-drive cup. once its out you take the gear off and the pin is under that gear. then you can remove the diff-cup and replace the bearing.
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Does the smart diff work like a one way or do you still have 4 wheel braking?
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:34 AM
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can someone tell me if this pack is on its way out or if its already clapped?




i got 2 of these 4000mah 20c 6s flightmax in the sale with my 8ight and I'm not sure if they are rats--t....

this was after 15mins of bashing and speed runs. running a 1350kv t8 rx8 system and gears 45/20... temps are 140f for motor and 100f for esc....battery was 120f.
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:43 AM
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looks like its time for a new lipo
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:44 AM
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Originally Posted by UN4RACING View Post
Does the smart diff work like a one way or do you still have 4 wheel braking?
Yes I still have 4 wheel braking. To be honest with you, I couldn't tell you the performance difference between the smart diff and the stock diff. I bough this truck used with the smart diff already installed.
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