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Old 09-23-2006, 07:56 PM
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For those of you with these vehicles, please post how well they perform and tracks that are not high traction. I have been hearing about issues concerning this with the 8ight, so I am curious to see what the average joe experiences.
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Old 09-23-2006, 08:53 PM
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ARRRGGGHH!!! No one has pictures of their 8ights? come on people!!! lollol
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Old 09-23-2006, 09:13 PM
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i posted a pic of mine. im working on getting the body painted this week.
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One of the guys on the S-grid posted that his piston nuts all came loose on him. So use some loctite on them nuts and let them set before building the shocks. Other than that, he loved the car.

Lots of folks finding it hard to use the Ofna starter box with the 8ight. Mugen box should work.
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Originally Posted by TonysScrews
One of the guys on the S-grid posted that his piston nuts all came loose on him. So use some loctite on them nuts and let them set before building the shocks. Other than that, he loved the car.

Lots of folks finding it hard to use the Ofna starter box with the 8ight. Mugen box should work.
Tony,

First off, your screw kit saved my build.......lost a couple of the stockers, LOL. Anyways, I was able to get my chrome top box to work, but I was unable to start the box with the pegs and I had to hold it with the right side up more. It was kinda jacked up. Maybe the Losi box is the cure?

My parents in law got in an accident late in the week and I used the 8ight to get it off my mind.....anyways. The car's performance was above and beyond my expectations. The thing jumped mega flat, super turn in, ten times the car the Jammin' is. I can't wait to get the car on a blown out track......

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Originally Posted by TonysScrews
One of the guys on the S-grid posted that his piston nuts all came loose on him. So use some loctite on them nuts and let them set before building the shocks. Other than that, he loved the car.

Lots of folks finding it hard to use the Ofna starter box with the 8ight. Mugen box should work.

The directions call for loctite on those 2-56 screws that hold the piston to the shaft.

I noticed that my ofna box won't work either, it seems the rubber flywheel is too large for the chassis opening. I'll be damned to take a dremel to a brand new $100+ chassis, especially one that looks so good!
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Old 09-24-2006, 12:55 PM
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What setup seem to work best on so far or are most using the basic setup that came with it?
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Originally Posted by Panther
Tony,

First off, your screw kit saved my build.......lost a couple of the stockers, LOL. Anyways, I was able to get my chrome top box to work, but I was unable to start the box with the pegs and I had to hold it with the right side up more. It was kinda jacked up. Maybe the Losi box is the cure?

My parents in law got in an accident late in the week and I used the 8ight to get it off my mind.....anyways. The car's performance was above and beyond my expectations. The thing jumped mega flat, super turn in, ten times the car the Jammin' is. I can't wait to get the car on a blown out track......

-Seann
Glad to be of service Seann

BTW, the next time you need screws, email me. I could use your services

I was actually going to contact you anyways

Best regards,
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Old 09-24-2006, 09:07 PM
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I snapped some pics during the build... here's a couple....
Attached Thumbnails Losi 8ight building and setup-losi-eight-build2.jpg   Losi 8ight building and setup-losi-eight-bags.jpg   Losi 8ight building and setup-losi-eght-steering-rack.jpg   Losi 8ight building and setup-losi-eight-arm2.jpg   Losi 8ight building and setup-losi-eight-steering-blocks.jpg  

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Check out the arms compared to XX4... and the steering blocks in the last post. pretty funny....
Attached Thumbnails Losi 8ight building and setup-losi-eight-arms.jpg   Losi 8ight building and setup-losi-eight-top-pic.jpg  
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Old 09-24-2006, 09:16 PM
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One of the biggest questions I have is the driveshafts/CVDs... they look like toothpicks compared to my Kyosho.

Are these really gonna hold up?

The body is real thin lexan too... 1/10 type.

The car is pretty sweet for the most part. I haven't run mine yet.
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Wow that front driveshaft angle is much more pronounced than i thought it would be. I can just see the problems.
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Old 09-24-2006, 10:08 PM
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Wow! that shaft angle looks almost as steep as the angles that the dogbones going to the wheels get! What problems?

glassdoctor, the Mugens have driveshafts that are almost the same . I have never seen a Mugen driveshaft break before. They should hold up fine.
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:23 PM
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It looks much more offset then the Mugen. Are we talking about the center shaft? The Mugen is only about 5mm. not a full 10+mm.
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Davidka meant that the DIAMETER of the driveshafts is similar to the Mugen's, not that the driveshaft angle/offset is the same.
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