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Old 08-14-2009, 03:09 PM   #1
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Default 1st time losi 8 2.0 user

I have been running mugen 5t and 6t for awhile and I just purchased the losi 2.0 race roller buggy.
what are the recommended things to change or alter.
I heard the stearing rack you want to use the one from the 1.0 is this true? and why.

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Old 08-14-2009, 03:15 PM   #2
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I just went to the 1.0 spring instead of changing the whole rack. I also was having problems with the camber links pushing in the ends and drasticly changing the camber during the race. Some guys went to the 1.0 5mm camber links but i went to the lundsford 4mm camber rods. also the shock ends might need to be replaced, at the factory they heat up the shock rod and press them into the ends. (i've heard) so they like to pop out.
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:22 PM   #3
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I'm unsure of the steering rack debate, it's a recent topic to me. However on my 2.0 I only changed the spring back to the 8T 1.0 spring. Keep the parts clean and working well--no problems. However I do use the aluminum Losi 2.0 servo saver top, and Losi servo horn. Servo horns of different lengths can slow down or speed up the action of your servo.

I use the Kingheadz quick change mounts to make cleaning, clutch maintenance a breeze. I like the adjustable hinge pin mounts as well, they arent' necessary but it's easy to make adjustments.Once again keep the plastic inserts clean--no problems. The stock design aluminum hinge pin plates will wear a bit over time, a long time, and bind the hinge pins a little.

For the battery box use a piece of lexan or hard plastic in the bottom so the plastic screw boss doesn't impact your battery and wear it out over the season.

Like with all 1/8 vehicles make sure you set the servo endpoints correctly, make sure the carb is pulled as straight as possible, use a carb return band/spring to help alleviate run-a-ways,

When the Losi is new you will feel some notchy action from the diffs. If you simply run the vehicle for half an hour the action will free up once the parts mate together. The diffs can be shimmed after that for correct mesh.
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Old 08-14-2009, 04:47 PM   #4
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thanks I appreciate the help
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:34 PM   #5
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air8 nailed it on the head!
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