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Building my first kit. TLR 8 3.0 nitro. Any tips or tricks to this kit?

Building my first kit. TLR 8 3.0 nitro. Any tips or tricks to this kit?

Old 02-20-2014, 12:20 PM
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Exclamation Building my first kit. TLR 8 3.0 nitro. Any tips or tricks to this kit?

This is my first non rtr buggy. I decided to get the losi for a few reasons.. mostly the parts availability etc etc.

So, again. I've rebuilt all my rc's but I've always had a part to dissemble , see how it works and rebuild... never from scratch.

Any tips or tricks ,things to look out for and etc. Opinions on oil weights and things would be helpful as well bc I've never got that deep into tuning my diffs.

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Old 02-20-2014, 04:05 PM
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Jut follow the instructions an youll be fine.
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Jut follow the instructions an youll be fine.
+1. The instructions are good.
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Before trying to find that awesome setup from pro's set up sheets. Try the box stock setup only with different oils. They oil in the kit are different than the TLR branded oil. Who knows what their true weight is.

Buy blue loctite and use instead of the kit's thread lock. Use as directed in the manual.

Get a good quality servos. I use Savox with no issues.

No need to buy any hop ups. The kit is great with what's in the box. Minus servo horns. Get those in Aluminum.

Only thing I had an issue with was the holes on the A arms was a bit tight where they attach to the chassis. You may need to use a reamer to open them up a bit. You want your suspension to move freely.

Find Adam Drake's Youtube channel and watch his videos. Some good tips in there.
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plenty of good info in this thread,

http://www.rctech.net/forum/nitro-of...-pictures.html
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Shit! I installed the red o ring on the outside and not the inside on the front diff...
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With any kit regardless of the make, take your time, read the instructions, and with each step read it twice.
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congrats, you pulled the trigger on a fine chassis. you will love that car. and yeah just follow the directions carefully. a little advice on building get good tools for assembly. if you have the money get mip hexes. thehre a little pricey buy they last a long time and are dead on perfect fit. especially for the smaller screws in the kit. and if the kit says use locktite or grease or whatever. use it. cuz theres a reason 4 it..just a tip for ya. also check out the ryan lutz video on shock building. he explanes the process very good and its spot on every time. its using durango shocks but the process is the same on most shocks. including losi. good luck. great choice
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Pay the money and get the good tools. It will make your life easier.
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