Losi Truggy

Reply

Old 08-30-2007, 04:05 PM
  #586  
Tech Master
iTrader: (19)
 
MikeFriery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,368
Trader Rating: 19 (100%+)
Default

my truck came with a yellowish color brake pad ive never seen before.. did losi revise them?
MikeFriery is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2007, 09:37 PM
  #587  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Nor*Cal/SF Bay Area
Posts: 270
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

My 8T's brakes are very weak! I'm using the JR 9000s for throttle/brake and find it very hard to brake. Anyone using different brake pads?
James Y is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2007, 02:29 AM
  #588  
Tech Adept
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 105
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default 8t

I thought the fuel line on the linkage was to soft so I changed it to some stiffer stuff and that did the trick.
sracer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2007, 02:30 AM
  #589  
Tech Master
iTrader: (19)
 
MikeFriery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,368
Trader Rating: 19 (100%+)
Default

Freefallmarine- You can use a 1/10th scale shock shaft as your rear outer hinge pin. You can modify it to use a capture screw if you really want.. or you can just use a 1/10th scale piston to hold one side in place, and still use the nut on the other side.
MikeFriery is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2007, 07:19 AM
  #590  
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 67
Default

As long as your hubs are at least 2 spacers back, the hinge pins will not break/bend with normal use. (not talking about a head on into one of your rear wheels or landing a big jump on one rear wheel.) There is too much leverage when running the hubs all the way forward or one spacer back. The stock hinge pins are fine with this setting.
Themajorhobby is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2007, 10:06 AM
  #591  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (5)
 
Lars Johnson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 486
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by MikeFriery View Post
my truck came with a yellowish color brake pad ive never seen before.. did losi revise them?
I dont think they are a different material, probably just a different shade of the same material. My kit (s/n 1982) came with the white ones, i'm still running them, but i just put the yellow shaded ones on my 8ight, and i didn't really notice any difference.

Originally Posted by James Y View Post
My 8T's brakes are very weak! I'm using the JR 9000s for throttle/brake and find it very hard to brake. Anyone using different brake pads?
you might want to look at what sracer said, and if you've run the truggy for a while, the disc's and pads are probably glazed. i've got about 4 gallons thru mine now, and i've taken them out twice and scuffed the disc's with a scotch brite pad to get all the build-up off, and just flipped the brake pads last weekend. I've been running the same JR 4800T throttle servo the whole time, she still stops on a dime.
Lars Johnson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2007, 12:37 PM
  #592  
Tech Regular
iTrader: (3)
 
SHIZZILANILLA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hooffta
Posts: 317
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by Themajorhobby View Post
As long as your hubs are at least 2 spacers back, the hinge pins will not break/bend with normal use. (not talking about a head on into one of your rear wheels or landing a big jump on one rear wheel.) There is too much leverage when running the hubs all the way forward or one spacer back. The stock hinge pins are fine with this setting.
I have run my hubs 2 spacers back and front and they still bent , Also truck handles better with Hubs forward . I just mashed a railroad tie throuh my hubs ,now they dont bend.
SHIZZILANILLA is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2007, 01:16 PM
  #593  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (7)
 
air8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hutch, KS
Posts: 5,748
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by SHIZZILANILLA View Post
I just mashed a railroad tie throuh my hubs ,now they dont bend.
??HUH???? What do you mean by "railroad tie"?
air8 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2007, 07:21 PM
  #594  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (9)
 
freefallmarine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 2,170
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

Choo,Chooooo.....
freefallmarine is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2007, 11:51 PM
  #595  
Tech Master
iTrader: (4)
 
tex1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 1,156
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Red face

Joe and I made some out of drill blanks from the trickest of aircraft surplus supply stores. Joe said they are unbendium. I'll let you guys know if it is Shens or not. I think it is true tricknology at work here!
We have not bent any yet. The Lunsford ones suck!!

TEX
tex1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2007, 08:06 PM
  #596  
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (1)
 
mcsquish's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Was in Toledo, OH now Battle Ground, WA
Posts: 831
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Hi all, I have just picked up a 8T and I am wondering what changes are being made to it. I haven't ran off-road for about 5 or 6 years (local track closed, had to go on-road) so I'm WAY out of the loop for information. I have to apologize for being too lazy to read all of the previous pages before asking............
mcsquish is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2007, 10:42 PM
  #597  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (7)
 
air8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hutch, KS
Posts: 5,748
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

No changes needed. Just run it. I think in the 8ight thread someone posted to use a small piece of fuel tubing on the throttle linkage to absorb vibration the throttle servo might endure. Also using a one piece engine mount make maintenance very simple. Engine swaps or pulling for clutch inspection takes less than two minutes to pull the engine. If you got the RTR start planning for decent servos. Enjoy the truck, it's awesome.
air8 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2007, 10:50 PM
  #598  
Tech Master
iTrader: (19)
 
MikeFriery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,368
Trader Rating: 19 (100%+)
Default

i ran my eight t out of the box yeterday, with the exception of taking a few screws out and making sure they were loc-tited and it ran flawlessly, and the kit setup was really good.
MikeFriery is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2007, 01:01 AM
  #599  
Tech Adept
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Madera, CA
Posts: 102
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default Outer Pins

I'm running these. Highly recommended.

http://www.m2cracing.com/product.sc?...&productId=158
dirtdemon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2007, 01:02 AM
  #600  
Tech Addict
 
RETRO RC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND
Posts: 715
Default

nice choice the 8T rocks here a small list of things that need attention

1. check all parts are loctited as some kits have had problems with screws coming loose, especially the front centre universal.

2.make sure that your end points on the throttle servo are set properly and that there is no binding (under braking especially). 3-5mm of fuel tubing on the pull side of the throttle servo horn is a must.

3. the plastic inserts in the factory servo horns have been known to strip on the steering servo so it might pay to get a solid aluminium horn for the steering.

4.the plastic rear bearing inserts wear pretty quickly on the 8T so it might pay to get the ali ones part# LOSA4430 theyre alot cheeper that replacing a crown and pinion gear.

5.clutch shoes either king heads 7075's or the dynamite long lifes would be my pick haven't tried the new losi long lifes yet

I'm sure there are things that other people have or are doing but these a just a few to get you started

have fun burn nitro

Adrian
RETRO RC is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Terms of Service