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Old 06-19-2010, 11:06 AM
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( but the website seems to have shut down )
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Old 06-19-2010, 06:24 PM
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what wt oil is everyone using with the 10 hole tapered pistons ???? i herd like 25 or 30 ??
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:58 AM
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anyone ???
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:48 AM
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Well, had the first race day with the RC8T-CE yesturday, went ok, but so far I have to say I am a bit mixed on it. Played around with the setup, and it was really planted but was inconsistent. Compared to my Losi, seems it it wants to be slowed down a lot more before entering the corner, but then comes out of the corner faster, but mid corner it seems stuck - slow to come around. In 90* corners was not so noticable, but in 135-180* corners was really noticable. Fast lap was 0.7 seconds faster than my losi, but top 10 lap average was 0.2 seconds slower but it was also a bit misleading due to the much faster fast lap. Another thing was I was running medium City-Beams compared to softs on the Losi, softs on the RC8 was just to planted and slow in the corners....
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Old 06-20-2010, 06:41 PM
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Also, one other thing I forgot, was brake fade. I was surprised as I have ran a RC8 buggy before and thought the brakes were really good, but over the course of a 10 min run the brake's faded and every 3-4 min I was increasing the brake end point trying to get some brakes back. I run Hitec 7955 servos, so don't really think that is the problem. Anyone else experience this problem?
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by jsmax
Also, one other thing I forgot, was brake fade. I was surprised as I have ran a RC8 buggy before and thought the brakes were really good, but over the course of a 10 min run the brake's faded and every 3-4 min I was increasing the brake end point trying to get some brakes back. I run Hitec 7955 servos, so don't really think that is the problem. Anyone else experience this problem?
It sounds like you know what your doing, so I won't try to go down the list.

But I will say, the brakes on the AE are very good, and in 2 years I never noticed any thing like you had happen. I am not sure were you are with the setup, but my buddy just won both of his first two races with the box stock setup. It really looks awesome on the track, and it has gotten the attention of all the LOSI's and Mugens.

All I am saying is stick with it, it is an awesome truck and I am saving my pennies for one now.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:40 PM
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Close to Mayfield's Nat's setup, couple variances though. Still playing with the setup and it is getting better. Was able to run some good laps with it, some faster than my Losi which I have ran for the last 17months. So it is off to a good start. Brake problem is mainly that the track I was at has a straight which ends at a 180* turn. Truck was so planted that I was going from full throttle to a creeping crawl and trying to do so as quickly as possible. Still workin on how to improve the rotation, hopefully 2.5* toe helps, but have to order the derlin bushings, so will try those next weekend.

Also, one question, the setup sheet only shows three holes for the rear inner camber link, but the CE has 2 columns of holes, what hole is everyone running?
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:26 AM
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I threw in a set of new tires today and I noticed that after 1 race the front tires were wearing down a lot faster than the rear.
show I run heavier shock oil in the back so the front doesnt squat and balloon as much?
I am also running 5k oil in the center diff...should I move up to 7k?
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by funkhouser
I threw in a set of new tires today and I noticed that after 1 race the front tires were wearing down a lot faster than the rear.
show I run heavier shock oil in the back so the front doesnt squat and balloon as much?
I am also running 5k oil in the center diff...should I move up to 7k?
Yes,put 7000 in the center.
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:56 AM
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Maybe the brakes are fading because the fuel tubing on the end is either going soft or the ends are moving. It could also be from fuel contamination if you have a sloppy pit man. Give it a good look over its probably something simple.
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I'll check the fuel tubing and change it....
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Is the D plate with the 1 dot hinge pin bushings = to 3 degrees of toe in on the RC8T CE.

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Originally Posted by t4mania
Is the D plate with the 1 dot hinge pin bushings = to 3 degrees of toe in on the RC8T CE.
Yes.
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Originally Posted by BAYCITYSTEVE
what wt oil is everyone using with the 10 hole tapered pistons ???? i herd like 25 or 30 ??
any help here ??
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:12 PM
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Thanks Shane
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