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Old 01-31-2013, 06:42 AM
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How does the taper of the new springs effect rates as it relates to linear/progressive?
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:14 AM
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Did they change the screws to Metric or stay with SAE?
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:47 AM
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Should i wait to see what losi has in store for truggy this spring or pick up a 2.0t? Is losi currently testing and improving the 2.0t?
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by tonydig11 View Post
Did they change the screws to Metric or stay with SAE?
other thread Todd said SAE.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:00 AM
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release it soon please !
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Can't wait to get my hands on one!
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:17 AM
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I am a Losi customer since years but I am not impressed by the 3.0.

I think the Mugen MBX7 is better above all in terms of weight height barycenter works behind the scenes.

I will stay with my 2.0 EU even because each new piece brings for sure new problems, beside supposed better performances.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:04 AM
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Todd will the inclined aluminum spindles bolt right on to the 15 degree plastic caster hubs or are the new ones not inclined anymore. Thx
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:57 PM
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Hello,
I wanted to provide you guys with a little more information about the Team Losi Racing 8ight 3.0 buggy.

Shocks:
We spent a lot of time testing and improving the overall quality of the shock package on the 8ight 3.0. We improved the internal finish on the shock bodies to make the shocks as smooth as possible and to have a more consistent feel. The 3.0 also uses machined shock pistons, spacer and guide bushing to support and guide longer 16mm shock. This made huge improvements on bumpy tracks. TLR also change the coating of not only the shock shafts, but also the hinge pins to a much smoother, more durable coating called titanium carbo-nitride.

New springs:
The 8ight 3.0 uses a new Tapered shock spring that not only creates more clearance between the spring cup and the arm, but it also makes the spring rate more progressive. This allows the springs to have a softer rate at ride height and increase in stiffness as the shock is compressed. This system allows you to have increased traction and improved bottoming resistance when land large jumps.

Chassis:
The 8ight 3.0 chassis is not only lighter, but also in machined to have more flex to provide better handling on rough and low grip tracks.

Differential gear set:
The 8ight 3.0 comes with new gears. The new gear set is an updated that makes differential action smoother with an improved gear mesh.

New molded parts:
-Front arm to optimized durability and increased steering angle.
-Rear arm to accept the new droop screws and to have more clearance for the spring cup and optional rear dogbones.
-15 degree castor block (non-inclined). The new blocks not only have more caster, but also a different axle height and camber link location. The provide a much smoother more predictable feel with allow you to drive the car harder. The new axle height decreases dogbone plunge into the outdrive, which provides more consistent handling on all track surfaces.
-Front spindle arm height was changed to allow for more tune ability and bump steer adjustments.
-Body, wing, wing spacers, and wickerbills: The new cab forward body accommodates the revised chassis layout in addition to increased performance. The rear wing features larger side plates and improved air flow for greater downforce. Two included wickerbills accommodate various track conditions for increased downforce. Also included are two sets of wing spacers that move the wing further back on the car for more aerodynamic tuning.
-Wheels light weight dome styled wheels not only look great, but they also provide more clearance for maximum steering angle.

Option parts included:
The 8ight 3.0 has many new features that include improved suspension geometry, 16mm shocks, tapered shock springs, center dogbones, improved droop system, new wing, adjustable wing positioning, and wickerbill system, new wheels, multiple sway bars, 5mm turnbuckles, improved shock shaft and hinge pin coating and metal servo arm inserts. With the 8ight 3.0 you donít need to purchase any option parts, they are included in the kit! The 8ight 3.0 includes the following option parts:
LOSA1754 Adjustable front pivot.
LOSA1759 LRC adjustable rear pivot.
LOSA3556 Lightweight 48 tooth spur gear.
LOSA3553 HD lightweight front and rear outdrives.
LOSA3554 HD lightweight center outdrives.
LOSA4454 Aluminum gearbox bearing inserts.
TLR4401 Gen 3 radio tray.
TLR3538 Covered 17mm wheel nuts.

Ball bearing steering racks:
The 8ight 3.0 comes with two steering racks (short and long) to adjust the Ackerman. The new steering racks now use ball bearings. Ball bearing steering provides precise steering feel.

Gen 3 radio tray:
Team Losi Racing has found that moving the throttle servo to the front of the vehicle helps to optimize the weight placement and improves the overall balance of the vehicle. The Gen III radio tray also greatly enhances servo life.

More cool features of the 3.0:
-Aluminum servo inserts.
-Brake caliper springs.
-New droop screws for more consistent droop settings.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:49 PM
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It's just another badass ride from TLR!! Prolly pick one up later in the year...just traded for a 2.0 that is practically new...when she's done...3.0 will be on the bench!
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:53 PM
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Thanks for the info Mr. Drake. Keep up the good work.

P.S. Talk the guys into making a new 1/10th scale 4x4 buggy... Please...
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by RandyJones View Post
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!!!
Thanks Randy!
Originally Posted by KingdomRacer View Post
How does the taper of the new springs effect rates as it relates to linear/progressive?
They are slightly more progressive.
Originally Posted by tonydig11 View Post
Did they change the screws to Metric or stay with SAE?
SAE
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Todd-
Should i wait to see what losi has in store for truggy this spring or pick up a 2.0t? Is losi currently testing and improving the 2.0t?
We are always working on new vehicels

Originally Posted by maddog74 View Post
Todd will the inclined aluminum spindles bolt right on to the 15 degree plastic caster hubs or are the new ones not inclined anymore. Thx
The new spindles and caster blocks are non inclined so they will not fit.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Todd Hodge View Post
We are always working on new vehicels
I hope so, since it looks like the 8T 2.0 has been discontinued.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:40 PM
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Errbody knows the 8ight T 3.0 is on the way with the same updates as the buggy on the longer wider chassis! Body should be interesting this round with all the cool ones out right now!
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:43 PM
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Why would the truck be longer and wider?
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