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Old 04-12-2013, 07:19 AM
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Hi. I was searching for a used losi 8ight buggy, and I found that some of them has the chassis black and others gold ones.. The question is, why is that deference?
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by alfonso View Post
Hi. I was searching for a used losi 8ight buggy, and I found that some of them has the chassis black and others gold ones.. The question is, why is that deference?
Thanks.
The hard anodized "gold ones" are the 1.0 buggy (I believe) or the 2.0E with a Tekno RC electric chassis conversion, and the black are the 2.0. You want the 2.0E or the 2.0 with with Tekno chassis (preferably Version "V4" Tekno chassis conversion).
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Originally Posted by LVBaja View Post
Here's another one you might like to try. I've run it before and like it.

http://www.nitrohouse.com/Proline-Sl...0_p_13021.html

I really like the FTW bodies. I like the stealth inspired angular look better than the funky trend of cab-forward designs, and the PL SlipStream looks pretty much like every other non-cab forward bodies out there. I picked up 3 FTW Exabyte's while they were on sale @ A-Main (they are sold out currently) and they are on the way to my painter right now.
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(preferably Version "V4" Tekno chassis conversion).[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the info. -WHEELMAN-
But why the V4 Tekno chassis?.. There is something wrong with the stock chassis?.. Did not handled well??
And what types of upgrades I should buy for this buggy?
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by alfonso View Post
But why the V4 Tekno chassis?.. There is something wrong with the stock chassis?.. Did not handled well??
And what types of upgrades I should buy for this buggy?
Many of the Losi E-Buggies you will find started life as 1.0 or 2.0 nitro buggies and were converted to brushless power. The two main conversion kits were made by Losi and Tekno. It's a matter of opinion, but I believe that the Tekno conversion(which I own) is superior the the Losi conversion. You then have the buggies that were made by Losi with native e-power.

As far as what you "need" for hopups...that is up to you. I have carbon shock towers, aluminum shock ends and cups, full bearing upgrade, titanium kingpin/hingepin/turnbuckles, 10* & 12* inclined spindles and carriers, f & r LRC kits, lightened out drives, aluminum front steering brace, +2mm hexes all around, and probably a few other things that are eluding me at the moment.

I also carry 2 full sets of suspension (arms, links, hardware etc) 2 spare sets of shocks, 2 spare f/r/c diffs, and 2 sets of f/r axles cvds & center cvd's, spare stock hexes, wheel nuts, 2.0EU aluminum shock towers, spare wings mounts, spare servo, and other breakable/consumable parts in the track box.

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Old 04-12-2013, 04:20 PM
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CNC machined and engraved S.S rear skid for LOSI 8ight 2.0- 3.0 by Leadfinger R/C .090 thick weighs in at only 1oz. slightly thicker than a quarter. Message me if anyone is interested. Thanks guys
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:31 AM
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Hey guys,

Got a losi 8ight e here and I'm wondering the the electric versions have a different front and rear differential compared to the nitro versions? If so, what are the part numbers and where would I be able to get them from?

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The diffs between nitro and electric are the same. the only difference is a matter of preference on whether or not to run metal or plastic Spurs on the center differential. The plastic Spurs are much quieter than the metal gears but do wear somewhat and may need to be replaced more frequently. There are a difference between the buggy and truggy diffs however if you were unaware of that and they are not interchangeable
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by QuikWgn View Post
The diffs between nitro and electric are the same. the only difference is a matter of preference on whether or not to run metal or plastic Spurs on the center differential. The plastic Spurs are much quieter than the metal gears but do wear somewhat and may need to be replaced more frequently. There are a difference between the buggy and truggy diffs however if you were unaware of that and they are not interchangeable
Thanks for the reply. I'm currently running a plastic spur but will swap it out as I also have a metal one. I think my front diff might be broken. It makes this violent crunching noise but still seems to have plenty of power. I've put a video of it.
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Could it be anything else?
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I ran my 8ighte 2.0 yesterday for 8 mins with the tekin 1900kv combo geared 16/45 metal spur temps around 160 is this normal or is the gearing need to go up or down thanks
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Originally Posted by nate79 View Post
I ran my 8ighte 2.0 yesterday for 8 mins with the tekin 1900kv combo geared 16/45 metal spur temps around 160 is this normal or is the gearing need to go up or down thanks



160 is more than ok for 8min, 180 at the End of a Hard run is also more than acceptable.
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Do you guys think I need to shim the center diff forward?

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Old 04-15-2013, 09:05 PM
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Which spektrum servo are you guys running? The s8000 is too tall.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by ach86 View Post
Which spektrum servo are you guys running? The s8000 is too tall.
s6100 is pretty popular.
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Originally Posted by sunco1 View Post
Do you guys think I need to shim the center diff forward?



Its fine. No worries.
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