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Losi eight 2.0 split center diff mount

Old 07-10-2012, 01:36 PM
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I have been looking for a thread about this, couldnt find one so i am making one. Does anyone know if it will make it quicker to access the center diff? If so i was going to get this hop up i just dont know what other people are doing with it
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:40 PM
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I never thought it was dificult to get the the center diff on a Losi before but that does make it a bit easier. For me the best part of that split center diff mount is that it allows you to set the carb so it pulls much closer to straight out rather than a funky angle.
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Originally Posted by Chris Peralta View Post
I never thought it was dificult to get the the center diff on a Losi before but that does make it a bit easier. For me the best part of that split center diff mount is that it allows you to set the carb so it pulls much closer to straight out rather than a funky angle.
Sounds pretty neat! Is it easy to install and were can you get them?
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Originally Posted by 71schaeffer View Post
Sounds pretty neat! Is it easy to install and were can you get them?


Amain to the rescue....lol
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When i ran Losi all my kits had this item you were able to get a better pull from the Carb now they have a new tray so that's voided. I found it easier to remove the center diff on the old tray so i guess it would be the same for the new tray
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I always thought that the center diff was easy enough to get out from the car. Amain has this part but might be a waste of money, more for looks...IMO
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:23 AM
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Well if your getting it for looks it is indeed a waste of money because you can hardly see the thing when it's installed. Even with the new tray it helps let you setup the carb to pull much closer to straight out. To me that is worth the cost of the split mount.
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Lines up the carb and easy to take out diff..... Great upgrade for me. Works well for what I need it to do.

Just make sure to only use hand tools and don't over tighten.
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Lines up the carb and easy to take out diff..... Great upgrade for me. Works well for what I need it to do.

Just make sure to only use hand tools and don't over tighten.
Now I've never used it myself, but have always seen it as unnecessary. For the weight it adds it just brings to little to the table IMO.
I rarely changed diff oils in my cars, but can see the benefit for someone who tinkers a lot with the setup.
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By the way, what center diff oils are you guys running on a dusty slick track?
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7k front 5k center 3k rear.... If its really dusty and loose try 7k 7k 3k
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Originally Posted by Airlmeier4422 View Post
7k front 5k center 3k rear.... If its really dusty and loose try 7k 7k 3k



Why on Earth would you go UP on center diff oil when its a Looser condition, Going down in Oil would be the way to go if your looking for a little more stability.


5-5-2 is a pretty standard Oil combo for most any condition.
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A higher diff fluid will slow down the all tires and provide a slower acceleration which gives a better chance for the tires to bite...
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hmmmm
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Originally Posted by Airlmeier4422 View Post
A higher diff fluid will slow down the all tires and provide a slower acceleration which gives a better chance for the tires to bite...
Sorry, but no.

Going up in center diff oil will slow down the diff action, and that will send more power to the rear tires. Not exactly ideal for slick conditions. I would go with a 7-5-3 or 5-5-3, and if it's still a little fidgety go down to 2K in the rear.
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