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Old 11-05-2010, 10:01 AM
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Ok...what are your picks for the top 10 must have hop ups!??

The focus here is on adding durability and shaving weight at the same time. Not lookin for Bling here...

I'm specifically trying to lower the weight of my 8ight 2.0 buggy, but it really doesn't matter what brand...just list your top 10!
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The #1 way to save weight with any vehicle is to use titanium turnbuckles and screws everywhere
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:24 AM
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alum hubs, carriers, spindles
Alum adjustable hinge pin
lightened drive train
black brakes 2.0
alum bearin holder rear
split center diff - alum
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anti-crash telemetry system.

j/k

I don't think you have to worry about reducing weight on the 2.0. It's pretty good as is.
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Lipo or life rx pack
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Alum axles and couplers saves a ton of weight but they are not as durable as the steel ones.
A smaller 800-1000mah lipo battery
A micro receiver JR or KO are the smallest I have seen
No skid plates
Stock Losi Bumper
Titanium turnbuckles and whatever other parts you can swap
Open wheel nuts
Make sure your car is clean, dirt adds weight.
1-2 thin coats of paint on the body
Light servos (I dont have any recommendations here but I am sure someone will chime in. Look for composite cases)
Plastic spindles, carriers, braces etc. Plastic is usually lighter than alum.
Clean the grease out of your bearings and use oil. (you will have to clean them often but a couple drops of oil weighs less than grease)
BCE 3mm chassis (its lighter than the 4mm tuned flex)
Alum nuts on the shock towers or wherever you can use them.
Small body clips
Cut holes in the body (IDK if thats legal but less mass is less weight)
Remove a few fins from the engine head (not the best for cooling in the hot summer but fine for winter)

Just remember that lighter usually means less durable and you have to finish the race to win it.
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by token View Post
alum hubs, carriers, spindles
Alum adjustable hinge pin
lightened drive train
black brakes 2.0
alum bearin holder rear
split center diff - alum
doesnt all that alum actually add weight??
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Originally Posted by FOXC View Post
Ok...what are your picks for the top 10 must have hop ups!??

The focus here is on adding durability and shaving weight at the same time. Not lookin for Bling here...

I'm specifically trying to lower the weight of my 8ight 2.0 buggy, but it really doesn't matter what brand...just list your top 10!
If you have to put 10 upgrades on a new car to make it good it might not be the car of choice to buy. There's plenty of cars that are good out of the box.. Just a thought

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Originally Posted by PFKAOG View Post
If you have to put 10 upgrades on a new car to make it good it might not be the car of choice to buy. There's plenty og cars that are good out of the box.. Just a thought
Very true...dont intend on "all 10" upgrades though. Everyone needs to pick and choose what suits them best. Just thought it would be informative...
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:55 AM
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The list I put up are just suggestions I dont run some of the parts because they have caused DNF's (alum axles) Its just suggestions to save a few grams.
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Frank L View Post
Alum axles and couplers saves a ton of weight but they are not as durable as the steel ones.
A smaller 800-1000mah lipo battery
A micro receiver JR or KO are the smallest I have seen
No skid plates
Stock Losi Bumper
Titanium turnbuckles and whatever other parts you can swap
Open wheel nuts
Make sure your car is clean, dirt adds weight.
1-2 thin coats of paint on the body
Light servos (I dont have any recommendations here but I am sure someone will chime in. Look for composite cases)
Plastic spindles, carriers, braces etc. Plastic is usually lighter than alum.
Clean the grease out of your bearings and use oil. (you will have to clean them often but a couple drops of oil weighs less than grease)
BCE 3mm chassis (its lighter than the 4mm tuned flex)
Alum nuts on the shock towers or wherever you can use them.
Small body clips
Cut holes in the body (IDK if thats legal but less mass is less weight)
Remove a few fins from the engine head (not the best for cooling in the hot summer but fine for winter)

Just remember that lighter usually means less durable and you have to finish the race to win it.
Frank L...way to be positive and informative...thanks
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Ive been experimenting with the 1000 mah receiver pack lately, as that's a nice chunk of weight to save.. roughly 50 grams..


but it just doesn't get enough run time to be practical if you are running unregulated HV servos..........

I wouldn't even feel good about running it in a 45 minute main.
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:43 AM
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I'm really considering new servos. I havnt had any trouble with my ACE servos but they are heavy and draw alot of juice...
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Originally Posted by FOXC View Post
doesnt all that alum actually add weight??
Yes but its durable..... Do you want to sacrifice weight for durability?
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