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Old 06-20-2011, 03:02 PM
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Heyyyyy yall, brand new here. Just picked up a Losi 8ight, been looking at cars for a while. I am currently in afghan, lots of rocks/dirt figured would be fun to race around. Heres what I got, paid 1100 for it, I think it is a pretty good deal but maybe you can give me any suggestions or comments to help out since I'm new....

Heres what package included:

Losi 8ight-E 2.0
Tekin RX8/1950 Motor
2 Batteries 4s, 5000mah 35c and 25c
Futaba 4PKS and 2 x r614ff receivers
Hitec hs7995tg sservo
extra set of tires and illuzion body
Turnigy charger with seperate power supply
Car has a 10 degree incline hub upgrade, and a adjustable cnc tow brace, and steering brace. Attached a couple pics.


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Any tips or suggestions / comments. Either something to change, or pick up before it gets here?
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sounds like a great setup! You'll really enjoy it. I love my Losi! I switched to a metal spur gear because I kept eating spurs. I know that occasionally I have to replace the pinions as they get chewed up every 3 months or so, but it's a hell of a lot easier to change the pinions than it is the spur and costs aren't much more either, so I just save the headache. I've had the same spur for about 10 months now and gone through maybe 3 or 4 pinions.
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sounds like a fun setup I can't say I have had much experience with losi's but I'm sure that buggy kicks some real butt
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Yea I wish I could post links for pics, she's a real beauty and looks brand new.

I am looking at picking up 2 more 4s 40c batteries, was considering 5s but I'm hearing it's just way to fast to even be a useful car lol.

Can't wait till it gets here, at what level posts can I post some pics?
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I believe you can now if you just link them from an image hosting website. I have mine on photobucket You just copy the direct link of the photo you want to show up, and then paste it like this:
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If you did it correctly it should show up like a picture
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I've heard the diffs can be alittle weak but on 4S you should be fine. AE products have been so good to me I just won't switch.
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Sweeet I can host pics, heres a couple images of the buggy. Not sure what else to do besides order a few 4s 40c batteries.

is 1100 for all this and a charger to much, not sure what the going rate for used cars goes for?

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