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Old 05-05-2012, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by BlackStarRacing
Well i will listen to you because you run on our local tracks, i was at coral today good day of running......

Question, had my center diff fluid actually seep out completely... i think it just might be the ae fluid i used, are you guys doing anything to the center diff I'm not? i have other Losi cars and my 8E diffs are quite similar...but don't leak....also they seem to be a little loose are you guys shimming them? I refilled the diff with Losi fluid and she hauled As* lol!!! Any help will be appreciated!!!

Thanks guys!!! oh i purchased a new diff housing as well!!!
Im new to all of this and the same thing happened to me the centre diff leaked spraying oil all around the spur gear .

I had success with silicone sealant i ran a very fine bead around the face of it then screwed it back together , Ran the car all day and so far all good no leaks.
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Originally Posted by muzzytt
Im new to all of this and the same thing happened to me the centre diff leaked spraying oil all around the spur gear .

I had success with silicone sealant i ran a very fine bead around the face of it then screwed it back together , Ran the car all day and so far all good no leaks.
i might have to try that!!! good tip thanks
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Originally Posted by goehm
Got the RPM front bumper a few days ago, modded it a little.

Initial impression: it's beefy, and heavy. Heavier than stock. Cut down it's about the same weight. I think I cut off about 1/2 the material and added some holes.

Not a huge fan of the grill/front part of the bumper mostly because the screws that come with were all too long and had to be cut and I'm not certain they won't pull out based on the material. Time will tell.

For now I like it. Stock front bumper doesn't have much style, but is very functional. Aesthetically I like the RPM bumper.

Built in front skid is ok I suppose (I'm not a big fan of skid plates).

File this under "Great for bashers".
The only thing i didnt like about it was my body got caught on the top of the grill sometimes.
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Does anybody know if the Kingheadz alum center diff mounts fit on the stock SCTE chassis ?

Also on the HA metal balls is that what its called ? I know il need some new ball ends also.
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Originally Posted by tc5 man
Does anybody know if the Kingheadz alum center diff mounts fit on the stock SCTE chassis ?

Also on the HA metal balls is that what its called ? I know il need some new ball ends also.
the kh part fits on all chassis.. great part iMO.

Not sure what you are asking about the HA upgrade, they are nice and can swap into your current plastics unless you have warn parts then just replace the ends as well in one shot.
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Has anyone had this problem yet?

Im running De Wheels and the right rear tire keeps falling off. I took a look at it today and the Hex in my tire seems rounded. this would be the second pair of tires this has happened to.

I plan on switching to other wheels but i was wondering if this happened with anyone else.
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Originally Posted by Moogumby
Has anyone had this problem yet?

Im running De Wheels and the right rear tire keeps falling off. I took a look at it today and the Hex in my tire seems rounded. this would be the second pair of tires this has happened to.

I plan on switching to other wheels but i was wondering if this happened with anyone else.
DE Wheels are solid with the Losi SCTE. The SCTE stock nuts are garbage though, they seem to wear out fast. I see a lot of people switch to the Traxxas Serrated nuts (same as slash ones).
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Originally Posted by Kuya_Kimo
DE Wheels are solid with the Losi SCTE. The SCTE stock nuts are garbage though, they seem to wear out fast. I see a lot of people switch to the Traxxas Serrated nuts (same as slash ones).
I've had the same thing happen with Losi and DE wheels. You are right, it's not the wheels but inadequate wheels nuts coming loose, allowing the wheel to slide to where there's not enough bite and quickly rounding it out. This can also happen if the wheel is not seated squarely on the hex - the DE wheels are a nice tight fit and need to be pressed on and tightened properly....
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Hpi serrated wheel nuts are are very good also.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:31 AM
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Originally Posted by BlackStarRacing
Well i will listen to you because you run on our local tracks, i was at coral today good day of running......

Question, had my center diff fluid actually seep out completely... i think it just might be the ae fluid i used, are you guys doing anything to the center diff I'm not? i have other Losi cars and my 8E diffs are quite similar...but don't leak....also they seem to be a little loose are you guys shimming them? I refilled the diff with Losi fluid and she hauled As* lol!!! Any help will be appreciated!!!

Thanks guys!!! oh i purchased a new diff housing as well!!!
You need to put grease around the metal insert, that is usually where it leaks out. Some guys say to glue the insert in, I have done both methods. They both work, matter of preference. I would rather be able to remove the insert easily.
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Originally Posted by BlackStarRacing
i might have to try that!!! good tip thanks
It works, specially when you are running the screws a little loose when you first are breaking in a diff. I have only done once to one that was being stubborn

But be warned, don't expect the blue gasket to come out alive next time you rebuild!.

Now if we could just buy bulk packs separately of the blue gaskets, it might not be too bad.

and while I'm wishing... the metal inserts, the o-rings, and the shims in bulk too.
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Originally Posted by Kuya_Kimo
DE Wheels are solid with the Losi SCTE. The SCTE stock nuts are garbage though, they seem to wear out fast. I see a lot of people switch to the Traxxas Serrated nuts (same as slash ones).
Originally Posted by MotoWood
I've had the same thing happen with Losi and DE wheels. You are right, it's not the wheels but inadequate wheels nuts coming loose, allowing the wheel to slide to where there's not enough bite and quickly rounding it out. This can also happen if the wheel is not seated squarely on the hex - the DE wheels are a nice tight fit and need to be pressed on and tightened properly....
Originally Posted by Moogumby
Has anyone had this problem yet?

Im running De Wheels and the right rear tire keeps falling off. I took a look at it today and the Hex in my tire seems rounded. this would be the second pair of tires this has happened to.

I plan on switching to other wheels but i was wondering if this happened with anyone else.
guys am I the only that knows about blue thread locker? It's a ancient chineese secret I guess :P
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Originally Posted by 8ight-e
guys am I the only that knows about blue thread locker? It's a ancient chineese secret I guess :P
thread lock on wheel nuts tend to wear out. With good serrated nuts, you wont even have to worry about it.

HPI's
^probably the best ones out there, they are the sharpest serrated I've seen.
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Originally Posted by Feint Motion
thread lock on wheel nuts tend to wear out. With good serrated nuts, you wont even have to worry about it.

HPI's
^probably the best ones out there, they are the sharpest serrated I've seen.
wear out? hmm actually once you do it a few times you get the 'grime' build up on the axle and your nuts never fall off ;P The stockers work just fine, nothing against the serrated, though I have actually seen someone ruin a set of rims of a very short period of time due to being over tight and ruining the material then eventually the center area broke on the wheel with a good hit.
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