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Old 04-02-2015, 11:32 PM   #3121
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Ya I mushed them hard with the vise grips and left them for about 30 seconds, smushed them so much they almost poped off lol. But are perfect now.
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:16 PM   #3122
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I was wanting to consider the RTR version of the 3.0 or a kit RC8.2e.
I've got both, Losi RTR (bought as a roller from dollarhobbyz for $375) and RC8.2e FT.
Ended with upgrading 8ight to a kit, it costs a lot but it's worth it.
Differences - kit vs rtr - are:
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RC8.2e is an obsolete design, it's a good buggy for beigneers but need a lot of tuning parts if you want to race it with sucess. I converted it with Tekno v4, added some option parts and it's much better car now. Still, Losi beats it in every way on the track.
So my pick would be Losi.
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:09 PM   #3123
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What's the best diff fluid setup for a outdoor med to low bite track that can get bumpy. Right now I built it with 5-7-3. wondering if that should work fine ? Thanks
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:36 PM   #3124
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What's the best diff fluid setup for a outdoor med to low bite track that can get bumpy. Right now I built it with 5-7-3. wondering if that should work fine ? Thanks
I'd run it around the track as you have it. Then adjust it as you see fit for your driving style. Download the Hudy setup guide if you need help with knowing how changing the fluid in each diff adjusts the car. Hope that helps
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:12 AM   #3125
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I have the RTR. Haven't been able to race it yet but took it to a basher track nearby here and am presently waiting for my new replacement, metal shock caps. Yes, they break easily. Also, the servo really sucks so those two things should be replaced right off. That's about all that I have found are weaknesses. The car is fast, and the AVC does work pretty well.
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I have the RTR. Haven't been able to race it yet but took it to a basher track nearby here and am presently waiting for my new replacement, metal shock caps. Yes, they break easily. Also, the servo really sucks so those two things should be replaced right off. That's about all that I have found are weaknesses. The car is fast, and the AVC does work pretty well.
Alright thanks for the input guys, i believe i will be getting a losi so now i just got to get everything ordered from a main!
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Cool, bring it up here and we can race. Our season starts soon. Lol.
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of using dogbones in the rear instead of cva?
how durable are dogbones? Is it worth changing to cva?
my rtr came with dogbones and trying to figure out if the mod is worth $60.
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I'm having temp issues with my Tekin 1900Kv motor in my 8ight E 3.0. The drivetrain appears to spin freely, no binding and it's easy to spin. I went down a tooth on the pinion last weekend and temps went up. Went from a 16T to a 15T pinion. Temp outside was about the same both weekends. I'm running my current limiter at 40. The track is normally very loose because of dust. Any ideas?
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Tekin always run hot. 1/10 scale, 1/8 scale doesn't matter. I always found tekin to run hot.
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I'm having temp issues with my Tekin 1900Kv motor in my 8ight E 3.0. The drivetrain appears to spin freely, no binding and it's easy to spin. I went down a tooth on the pinion last weekend and temps went up. Went from a 16T to a 15T pinion. Temp outside was about the same both weekends. I'm running my current limiter at 40. The track is normally very loose because of dust. Any ideas?

What kinda temps are we talking here ?
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What kinda temps are we talking here ?
Data logs show the peak was 204F
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Data logs show the peak was 204F


200 at the end of a hard run is acceptable. if your doing that 1-2 laps in, I would venture to say something might be up with the motor.
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Sorry for this question as a newbie in 1/8 scale . There is a nice track 45min from my house so i will run it there. But my question is more is the 8ight e 3.0 solid enough for bashing ?

I would probably run a mamba monster 2 combo 2200kv

Thx for your help
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Sorry for this question as a newbie in 1/8 scale . There is a nice track 45min from my house so i will run it there. But my question is more is the 8ight e 3.0 solid enough for bashing ?

I would probably run a mamba monster 2 combo 2200kv

Thx for your help
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