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Old 12-25-2010, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by kman16jr
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the chassis are used but in great shape. One is v1 and the other is v2. Will come with two sets of plastic skids and 1 set of aluminum skids. The front aluminum skid is brand new and the rear is used. Will also include brand new DE racing front and rear skids.
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by OWTKAST cpt
Ve8 is like the touring car of buggies in my opinion.

THE ONLY buggy I'd consider over my ve8 is an X-ray.



Go with the ve8 and skids or get the HHH. If you need skids I'll hook you up on the cheap just so you will buy the ve8 lol.
The Losi is a superior handling buggy, but has to be driven hard compared to the HB car. The wear with the losi is a little better to then the HB. The Xray car is an great car as well, but parts are hard to find. The quality is similar to like a MUgen car in that the machine work and finishing are the best in the industry, but expensive at the same time. But for cheaper route the VE8 is not a bad way to go. I just wish the car wasn't so heavy. It is strange the car is heavy yet is nimble on the track. Now the Mugen car is great too, but I am not a big fan of bump steer in the car. Makes it to unpredictable at times. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by BuggyKing
well with the aluminum skids it should really strengthen the chassis. Also look into the aluimnum servo horn from HB. The stock for me lasted about an hour after I first ran my car. Also I would keep on hand a front shock tower because the aluminum will bend easy with hard landings. Also keep a set of center shafts and coupling as to these will wear quickly to on the car.
Are the problems like you said above for the ve8 the same for the rc8e? Would you say that more things break on the ve8 than the rc8e???

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Old 12-25-2010, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by bazthecarman
Are the problems like you said above for the ve8 the same for the rc8e? Would you say that more things break on the ve8 than the rc8e???

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Well on the Ve8 things really don't brake they just wear out fast. The RC8 the only broken parts I knew of were on the steering rack. If you run the updated steering rack it fixes this issue.

The thing I forgot on the Ve8 is run the aluminum skids, horn and also run the new updated motor mount. The old one the gear mesh changed with the flex of the car. The new one will keep the gear mesh true on the car.
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by BuggyKing
The Losi is a superior handling buggy, but has to be driven hard compared to the HB car...
It really depends on your driving style. I had an 8ight and I could not even drive it as well as I can with the Ve8. I thought the Ve8 handled much better, so I sold my Losi. I can take corners much sharper and more controlled. The 8ight was a better made buggy though. One of the best made vehicles I ever had. I kind of miss it.
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:18 PM
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Hey guys, I noticed after I finished building my Ve8 that the rear center drive CVD barely goes into the diff cup on the center diff. Is this normal? It almost looks like the drive shaft is a few mm too small. Anyone else come across this problem?
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ohdeeuhm
Hey guys, I noticed after I finished building my Ve8 that the rear center drive CVD barely goes into the diff cup on the center diff. Is this normal? It almost looks like the drive shaft is a few mm too small. Anyone else come across this problem?
Normal. Room for chassis flex.
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Old 12-26-2010, 11:36 PM
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Hey all, I got a VE8 on christmas and got it all assembled yesterday and took some pics earlier today. I am just waiting on an ESC. Hope you don't mind the White Whale body. ;D

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Old 12-27-2010, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by ohdeeuhm
Hey guys, I noticed after I finished building my Ve8 that the rear center drive CVD barely goes into the diff cup on the center diff. Is this normal? It almost looks like the drive shaft is a few mm too small. Anyone else come across this problem?
A lot of people put about 1mm of shims behind the rear diff output cup to move the drive shaft a bit forward.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by ohdeeuhm
Hey guys, I noticed after I finished building my Ve8 that the rear center drive CVD barely goes into the diff cup on the center diff. Is this normal? It almost looks like the drive shaft is a few mm too small. Anyone else come across this problem?
Yeah i had the same thing, but after you tighten up the screws it gets in there.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:24 PM
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hey i'm almost done building my ve8 and now down top the shocks.Why does the manual say 35 in the front,and 45 in the rear?Isn't it always heavier oil up front?
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Originally Posted by kman16jr
hey i'm almost done building my ve8 and now down top the shocks.Why does the manual say 35 in the front,and 45 in the rear?Isn't it always heavier oil up front?
stick with the 350/450 450 in the rear and leave the shock ends out a few turns to get 103mm of droop. Also dremel off the corner of the rear hub durt guards for more down travel.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:29 PM
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ok,thanks for the tip
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:32 PM
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no problem. run the 1.3's gray springs up front and 1.2's white's in the rear then pick up a set of the yellow springs for the rear when you can.
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:29 PM
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Just a little heads up for newer Ve8 owners. Make sure you shim your diffs properly, according to the manual. I just bought a second used Ve8. When I took apart the front gearbox I noticed metal shavings everywhere. The bevel gear on the diff was shredded and many teeth on it were ground down. The culprit? No shims.
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