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Old 01-30-2013, 01:34 PM
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:11 PM
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The upgrade from the 1.0 to the 2.0, whilst minor was a step change improvement in handling characteristics and I would expect this update to be similar. The major difference is the front spindles with more caster and allowing a lot more droop by altering the height of the axle. That is a major shift from where the car had been before.

I think that many are looking at this the wrong way, these changes make a front running car even better - did anyone watch Bloomfield's Euro's final - that car was seriously dialed! Phend at the ROAR nats and even some of his quali's at the worlds were similar.
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Get the parts n update is how I'm gonna roll with my buggy and truggy, I'm pumped I won't have to buy a new car. Looking forward to a rebuild with new stuff.
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Really good video of the new 3.0. A lot very good updates made to the car.

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I need a new buggy for nitro this spring/summer!!! But maybe not for $699!!!! WOW!!! My 2.0 is gonna stay with the Electric Set-up!!!
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Originally Posted by Shane Racer View Post
Really good video of the new 3.0. A lot very good updates made to the car.

great video
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Tyler's 8 2.5, we are at 99mm front and 124 mm rear droop. And still have a little left! So, new car will be better than 2.0!!
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Originally Posted by Shane Racer View Post
Really good video of the new 3.0. A lot very good updates made to the car.

That video at least defines all the changes and why they are there
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That was a very good informative video. I'll bet you will see the same redundant questions over and over anyways.
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That video at least defines all the changes and why they are there
this is a darn good video!!!!!!!!!!!
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That video was full of information, it answered a lot of my questions. Thanks.
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looks like i'm going to buy the shocks call it done for my 2.0e. If they fit
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:30 PM
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I love the fact that I don't have to buy all new parts for spares
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:56 PM
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A lot of great comments here guys. I would like to clarify a few things. This vehicle has a lot more upgrades than the 8IGHT 2.0 had.

The front suspension is full redesigned with new front caster blocks (15 degrees), spindles, and front arms. The spindles are higher on the caster block creating less front dog bone plunge therefore allowing for better bump handling. We've also revised the droop screw system to eliminate chassis galling with a large headed screw that touches the chassis instead of the traditional set screw.

The Ackerman links now have 4 x 8mm flanged bearings allowing for ultra smooth steering. It is now possible to full tighten the shoulder screws with no binding issues

The 8IGHT 3.0 has a substantial amount of more travel. The front shock tower is taller with longer front and rear shocks.

Onto the shocks, they are now 16mm bore with machined pistons, guides and bushing guides offering near perfect tolerances for excellent shock action. The bores of the shocks have been precisely machined allowing for even smoother shock action and decreasing any bind issues that one may experience under heavy impacts. The shock shafts are now TiCn coated. The new coating is ultra smooth and extremely durable. Just like the shock shafts, the hinge pins are treated with the same coating. The springs are new and tapered to decrease the spring cups from becoming ejected during crashes.

Gen III Radio-Nothing new there but definitely an added feature to improve servo life.

Chassis-Updated chassis with increased milling that lightens the 4mm 7075 T6 aluminum chassis.

Myriad of option parts included-Front and rear adjustable hinge pin mounts, lightweight 48T spur gear, lightweight outdrives in all three differentials, aluminum bearing inserts, and +1mm rear hexes.

Center Drive System-We changed from the CVA style center driveshafts to a dog bone system. This decreases friction in the drivetrain which increases acceleration, improves runtime and decreases front center dog bone wear.

The shock towers are the traditional 4mm milled 7075 aluminum shock towers with optimized camber link and shock positions.

Rear arms have been updated to accept the rear dog bone driveshafts that are advantageous on bumpy tracks.

Body-New cab forward inspired body with center fin for added side bite.

Wing-A completely new molded wing with larger endplates and center fins aid in increased stability and rear traction.

Wing spacers-We now offer three different wing positions via spacers. The stock wing location, .250" back, and .500" back. By moving the wing back creates more rear grip.

Wicker bill-Molded wicker bills in two different sizes. .250" and .350" offer more stability and increased off-power steering.

New dome style wheels-The new TLR wheel offers improved clearance with a revise dome style look. The wheels are stiffer than the current Losi 8IGHT wheel. We now include 4 white wheels and 4 yellow wheels.

We have also updated the internal diff gears that provide smoother diff action.

As you all can see we have definitely increased the feature set on the 8IGHT 3.0. The car handles substantially better over the 8IGHT 2.0. The 8IGHT 2.0 is definitely a drivers car and is known to play tricks on the best drivers and cause unexpected mistakes. At TLR, we put a lot of focus on the drivability of the chassis while doing our best to keep it fast. I am confident that once the 8IGHT 3.0 reaches the hands of racers across the world you will see all of the work and development we have invested into the 8IGHT 3.0.
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Well Todd, Tyler and I can't wait to have the new car in hand and on track!! We are running some things on his 2.0 that is close to the new car and it made a huge difference in the car for the better. The 3.0 took what we have further and will get tons of wins and podiums!!!
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