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Old 08-06-2007, 08:45 AM
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Probably not. The Losi uses different bearing sizes than most buggies.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:48 AM
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The bearing for the diff is 8mm inner size. so it's the same as the rest of the cars..
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:52 AM
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You might be able to use the Losi bearings on the Tacktyl diff. Let us know.
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Old 08-06-2007, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by kjuliussen View Post
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Does any of you know if any other cars front diff will fit the 8ight?

I'm keen on testing a Tactyl II bbf diff.
I doubt it will work but Please let me know if you make them work. I'm sure the grearing will be incorrect.

For those of you who do not know the BBF tactyl II diffs are amazing. I used to run them in K-cars & later MBX's and if your track has anything BUT a hard pack high traction surface these diffs will make you faster. I don't think anyone is importing these diffs now days but if anyone has any info on how to get them, I would like to hear it. I see on there site the do not offer a diff for the Losi yet.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by CaseyP View Post
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Do you have the setup sheet for the one in the video? Because the one you have a link to is for wet, 30-50 degrees etc... If you could either write one up or link something for that specific setup, Id appreciate it,
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Aaron Waldron View Post
Hey guys, just a couple things I tried yesterday that worked well, so it's worth repeating.

- 37.5 and 54's in the front, 25 and 56's in the rear. Down from 40 and 27.5, seemed to get through rough stuff better without sacrificing corner speed.

- Four carbon shoes with four gold springs in the clutch. Lots of power, great feel, excellent wear!
Aaron Waldron- Hello, do you still run with this set-up? Or does anyone else out there run with the drilled pistons? And if so how do you like it an does it work better than regular "non-drilled" pistons?

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Sorry for double posting guys, and gals.

Can someone get me a link to a proven setup that is definitely a nice setup??Please, please?
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:33 PM
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same set up with 15k in the center diff, zero rear camber short ackerman plate zero toe in and losi taper pin slicks. Thats it. This car works great on every surface I have encountered so far.

drilled pistons will be in between pistons as far as pack goes. so a drilled 54 will start out as molded piston (with holes bigger than 54) which is then drilled out with a 54 drill bit. It will be slightly smaller than a molded 55 hole.

more pack , slower dampening
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:09 AM
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Can someone get me a link to a proven setup that is definitely a nice setup??Please, please? [/QUOTE]

Rob- use the stock setup and make changes to that.

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Old 08-07-2007, 03:47 AM
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Just use the setup we did this weekend 100,000 is the center, bacon grease in the rear and pickled pigs feet juice in the front. Shocks use sand fron the beach and clay from the track it was all hooked up....


LOl j/k kidding I will call you later .Dave
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Originally Posted by tlxxx4driver View Post
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Just use the setup we did this weekend 100,000 is the center, bacon grease in the rear and pickled pigs feet juice in the front. Shocks use sand fron the beach and clay from the track it was all hooked up....


LOl j/k kidding I will call you later .Dave

lol. wow u tried that one as well, what luck did u have with it? i used custard in the front, and it seemed to work. lol.
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Originally Posted by jrr102486 View Post
lol. wow u tried that one as well, what luck did u have with it? i used custard in the front, and it seemed to work. lol.
Wow, since it's working for you guy's. Im going to use a maple long john for reciver padding..
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On both my 8t and 8b I had a shock piston come loose and acually flip itself upside down in the shock. One shock pierced the bladder, the other shock was fine. Needless to say, my fastest qualifier with the buggy was with the blown shock.
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Originally Posted by xrayeddy View Post
On both my 8t and 8b I had a shock piston come loose and acually flip itself upside down in the shock. One shock pierced the bladder, the other shock was fine. Needless to say, my fastest qualifier with the buggy was with the blown shock.
That's nut's eddy.! Did you feel the car get upset during the race? Congrat's on the Qual.
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I didnt' notice anything until I went back to the pits.


Just a couple laps into the truggy qual. my truck was not steering like it did before. I knew immediately the servo saver had backed down onto the chassis.


Just a heads up to "us" Losi newbs, use loctite on everything.
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How many of you guy's run your buggy with the plastic chassis brace's? Can you really tell a diffrence?
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