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Old 03-03-2010, 12:35 PM   #1
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Anyone using the L8ight has a GT car? Can you please post / share your setup? Thx.
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:55 PM   #2
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I ran a L8ight in the GT class last year. The first thing I realized was that I needed harder springs. Losi ended up coming out with some stiffer springs and I think rc4less has even stiffer springs.

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What kind of diff and shock fluid would you recommend for this car. I will be running at a indoor track with lots of traction.
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I'd try starting at something between 50K and 100K for the front diff. In the rear I'd try 10K to 20K.

For shocks, we go pretty heavy on the fluid here. It's not unheard of to use something in the 700 to 1K range.

Let me know if you want the 700 to 1000 translated into Losi numbers (these numbers are mugen/xray/etc weights).
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I see you are running Losi's L8ight model on road in the GT class. What motor/pipe combo are you using and what is the gearing you are running. I was thinking of doing this but thought since it's only a single speed it would be a loss. Your insight would greatly change my mind since I'm a LOSI NUT!!!!!!Thanks, Mike
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We run on small to medium tracks in Utah, so the lack of two-speed didn't hurt me too much. How big are your tracks, mike?
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It's a pretty good size track. Long back straight. Track is called Control Freakz in Chaplin,CT I'm thinking I would need a two speed or what size pinon will make more top speed??? Did you run the spool type front diff? Didi it make a difference and how?? Thanks, Mike
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I've been trying to get the Kyosho GT guys to give me some info on how long the diff mount is, and how long the 2-speed is from outdrive to outdrive. I think I can make the 2-speed work on the L8ight if I can get the right driveshafts. But I'd like to find out the length of the Kyosho tranny first.
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Those Kyosho guys are secretive about there stuff.Do you agree.
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Do not use the stock 2 speed from Kyosho. Most guys are tossing them for the Ipanema Black Hawk tranny and others are using the OFNA trany for Kyosho.
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Hmmmm, I'll have to check that Ipanema out later when I get home. I didn't think about the ofna stuff. But i did used to use my Losi engine mounts on the dirt oval ofna car before the L8ight came out. LOL. so now maybe i can get the Ofna tranny to work on the Losi car.
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Kyosho just released a 2-speed also. The Black Hawk is better but I'm not sure if you will need the drive shafts.

If you can get to work, that would be awesome! I looked at the layout of the 8T but didn't think a 2-speed would fit.

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The Blackhawk 2 speed and the new Kyosho shoe type two speed are about the same length, looooong. About 43mm long center to center of the bulkheads. Good luck, those Losi cars do not have much room. Moving the front bulkhead forward would make the driveshaft angle even more extreme. d

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My only questions are wether the 2-speed is longer than the standard diff in the Losi. If it is I think the HB D8T front drive shaft could be used. But I'd need to research more for a correct length rear shaft. Basically I have a 1.0 truggy sitting around and I really need to get a Kyosho body on. LOL .
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