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Old 10-22-2012, 08:16 AM
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I was just wondering... Is it possible to convert one of these 8E's to nitro.
I haven't heard of anyone doing this. Is it not practical or not possible?
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Hotbodiesd4 View Post
Does anyone else's car have huge belly slap off big jumps? is it normal?
if your jumping yes that does happen. and it does hurt electronics
you could try to gas it in air to bring the nose up then gas it just when it hits or use thicker oils in the shocks or slow down on that jump unless your the bank and have a bunch of parts and dont care about your ride. I know in the moment its fun to fly. but rebuilding can be a pain when your racing and need to go 1 more race and your chassis is bent or have broken arms and shocks. I have done it. its cool. but it costs to have fun...
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by JC1225 View Post
I was just wondering... Is it possible to convert one of these 8E's to nitro.
I haven't heard of anyone doing this. Is it not practical or not possible?
Yes the chassis is drilled for it. different parts and it will work
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by JC1225 View Post
Hi guys
Can anyone give me some advise on fitting a pinion gear?
My pinion keeps coming off.
In the manual it doesn't say that you have to use thread lock, but I have tried it and it still comes off.
Could it be that my gear mesh is not right?
Thanks in advance for your input.
The problem is the "hex shape": if you use a flat shape that tightens "flat" on the shaft it will not produce enough fixing force.
You have to use a pointy hex, in this case it will fix better and the pinion will stay there.

This is how I came across the issue.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:38 AM
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Thanks gentlemen...
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:41 PM
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by chucko View Post
if your jumping yes that does happen. and it does hurt electronics
you could try to gas it in air to bring the nose up then gas it just when it hits or use thicker oils in the shocks or slow down on that jump unless your the bank and have a bunch of parts and dont care about your ride. I know in the moment its fun to fly. but rebuilding can be a pain when your racing and need to go 1 more race and your chassis is bent or have broken arms and shocks. I have done it. its cool. but it costs to have fun...


I have got 40 weight in it atm and the car is still saggy???
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:22 PM
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ackerman short vs long do you get more steering or turn in on short vs long.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by rcguy76559 View Post
ackerman short vs long do you get more steering or turn in on short vs long.
Short gives more turn in. Long gives a smoother turn in with more mid and exit.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by drepus View Post
Short gives more turn in. Long gives a smoother turn in with more mid and exit.
I just switched to the 10 inclined setup but have not ran it yet like that. I also have the 12* carriers to. I run on med size track 30sec laps fast guys. is pretty tight. So would I be better off to switch to short then. So short will make both wheels more angled from one another?
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by JC1225 View Post
I was just wondering... Is it possible to convert one of these 8E's to nitro.
I haven't heard of anyone doing this. Is it not practical or not possible?
What do you mean? A E buggy is a nitro buggy with a E conversion. It can be converted back if you buy the parts. ie...engine mounts, gas tank, radio tray, exhaust pipe holder and whatever else I may have missed.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by JC1225 View Post
I was just wondering... Is it possible to convert one of these 8E's to nitro.
I haven't heard of anyone doing this. Is it not practical or not possible?

Not worth it in my opinion, unless you've ran nitro before and liked it. All i can say is there is alot more things to go wrong with nitro. Plus you won't have that instant power of electric.
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Originally Posted by rcguy76559 View Post
I just switched to the 10 inclined setup but have not ran it yet like that. I also have the 12* carriers to. I run on med size track 30sec laps fast guys. is pretty tight. So would I be better off to switch to short then. So short will make both wheels more angled from one another?
I find the ackerman link is a personnel preference thing. If you need more initial steering then i run the short one. If you want a smoother turn in run the longer one.
For me the inclined front end has a smoother turn in with more mid corner and exit steering than the standard front end. I now always use the 10 degree inclined front end unless the track is either very low grip in the slow speed sections causing a lack of initial steering grip or if the track is very tight with lots of low speed corner sections like an indoor track. The 12 degree inclined blocks help reduce initial turn in on very high speed & grip tracks. The 12 degree blocks will give more exit steering.
Spend some time on a prsctice day and test the two ackerman plates back to back then try the inclined front end vs the standard so you can learn what it does to the way it makes your car handle.
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Originally Posted by drepus View Post
I find the ackerman link is a personnel preference thing. If you need more initial steering then i run the short one. If you want a smoother turn in run the longer one.
For me the inclined front end has a smoother turn in with more mid corner and exit steering than the standard front end. I now always use the 10 degree inclined front end unless the track is either very low grip in the slow speed sections causing a lack of initial steering grip or if the track is very tight with lots of low speed corner sections like an indoor track. The 12 degree inclined blocks help reduce initial turn in on very high speed & grip tracks. The 12 degree blocks will give more exit steering.
Spend some time on a prsctice day and test the two ackerman plates back to back then try the inclined front end vs the standard so you can learn what it does to the way it makes your car handle.



thanks for all the help! Their only few losi here and the fast guys hardly show up with theirs. I do know they run 10 inclined setup. Not sure on ackerman tho. Thanks again for the help
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