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    man i cant wait tell next thursday then ill be heading to peelit. o yeah'
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    is the 8ight t a run out of the box car?

    ore do some mods too race brakes cvds pins lost?
    stiffer radio plate etc.......


    can you use a normal 3 or 4 shoe clutch in the 8ight or only drive the losi clutch?

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    Rich, I really liked the ST-R for the most part. But just from the one race with the 8T straight out of the box and I'm more impressed with it than I ever was with the ST-R. I turned faster laps than I ever could with the ST-R. My understanding is that it will get better once the diffs get run in. I also think a different set of tires will help alot at my track. The Mugen guys like the cubics, that's why I was thinking those. The truck itself is a rocket like the buggy, not as twitchy since it is bigger. I have a B3 in it now and it has wicked acceleration. Once I learn a little throttle control and get used to it, I'm confident it will take me to the next level, that the ST-R couldn't. Can't wait to get some more run time with it.

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    @ mitten


    this sounds you are very happy with your car!
    any moddings on your car or ran out of the box?

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    No mods. Zero runtime until I got to the track. I wanted to try and run the diffs in but I spent too much time painting. lol. I did move the rear knuckles all the way back after my 2nd qual. which seemed to help calm the rear down little. My friend and I both had some issues with the rear end wanting to come around coming out of a high speed 90* turn. He lowered the rear diff to 3k and he thought it helped. I think it might have something to do with the bent hinge pins changing you toe . He took a picture of my rear hinge pin said he was going to post it on the grid. I don't have an account there so I don't know if he has yet. Like said before we both bent them and we weren't driving real crazy. I was taking it a little easy just trying to get the feel for the truck.

    If you want to run a different clutch set up you have to get a differernt motor mount. I believe Qoncepts makes one.
    http://www.qoncepts.com/RCpages/Losi8ight.htm

    If you take the time and set up the radio trey per Riches instuction, I think page two of this tread you will be fine. My self and two other guys have had zero issues in our buggies. I actually just pulled the trey from my buggy and threw it on the truck.

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    [QUOTE=SupermaxxRich] Also if you can get your hands on some drill blanks, get the right size and run them, you'll never bend one of them. Just keep them in place with a screw on each side of the hingepin, kinda like a Xray
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    Where would I look for a drill blank? Not real sure what you are talking about.

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    i have a jammin crt and want buy a new truggy!

    im not shure the 8ight t or the new x ray! in germany losi parts sucks i have to order all parts in usa!

    the x ray parts can i easy order in german jobs!


    the losi 8ight is my favourit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DITCHPICKLE
    You can check a local Fastenal, maybe Grainger, or McMasterCarr.com.
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    Talking

    You can also use the King Headz mount as well if you want a 3 shoe clutch and it's cheaper .

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    Sadly I am Mark's friend Here is a photo of one of the bent hinge pins from his truck.



    Sorry about the quality it was taken with a camera phone.

    I was taking the pins off of my truck and straightening them after each qualifier. It can be avoided for the most part on the buggy by use of titanium pins and running a middle setting but on the truck it is just amplified by what I assume is the pressure/ weight from the bigger tires. Losi is looking into it and possible coming out with an updated hinge pin which makes everything fine in my book.

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    Go to http://www.mcmaster.com

    In the search bar type in "hardened steel dowel pin"
    From the material list click on "steel"
    From the steel type list click on "hardened steel"
    From the dowel pin type list click on "standard"

    From here you can select inch or metric diameter, as well as the length.

    These are precision ground hardened steel dowel pins used for mold making etc. I used them for all the Quickturns, so I know they can handle the punishment. And they are very resonably priced.

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    Does anyone make a one piece engine mount for the 8 or 8T?

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    Well I took the plunge. Got me an 8ight T. This is my first truggy and all I can say is WOW I thought driving a buggy was fun, this is even better.

    Ran about half a gallon through it today at the track. No issues to report on other than it doesn't quite handle like I want it to, but it will. I am use to my Jammin CR where I could point the nose where I wanted it to go and hammer on the throttle. I felt I didn't have enough off power steering, and hammering on the throttle coming out of a turn would cause the rear end to slide out a little. So I think I will drop down the weight in the rear diff, and see what that does. Correct me if I am wrong but stock the truck comes with 7/10/5 in the diffs? Might drop down to 3k in the rear and see what happens.

    Anyways thought I would post up some pics. The paint ain't nothing special, but it gets the job done.







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    King headz makes a one piece mount with removable top plates.

    http://www.rccompound.com/p1876/King-Headz-Team-Losi-8ight---EZ-Change-Motor-Mount-(Novarossi--/product_info.html

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    I saw that one earlier-was thinking more along the lines of something like what Dace makes for the Jammins.

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    Fritzz your to fast beat me to it. Go to 3k in the rear makes the truck a lot less edgy and makes the overall cornering feel a lot better. I was on an indoor hard packed clay track though. Oil was mugen.

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    Pics don't work for me??
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    Must be the Canadian Firewall..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritzz
    Must be the Canadian Firewall..........
    hmmm, even opened up properties and copied and pasted the link and still nothing..
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    I can e-mail them to ya if you really want to see
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritzz
    I can e-mail them to ya if you really want to see
    sure. Always like a good pic richard.infanti@shaw.ca

    Congrats on the purchase by the way
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    on their way, sent ya all the ones I took
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    Cant believe that chassis wear pic. amazing stuff.
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    Which springs are you using on the front and the rear of the 8T, shock piston #, and lastly what shock oil wt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritzz
    on their way, sent ya all the ones I took
    looks good bud!
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    Stock straight out of the box.

    Front:
    Black Springs
    54 Piston
    45 wt oil

    Rear
    Grey Springs
    56 Piston
    30 wt oil
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    Quote Originally Posted by SupermaxxRich
    looks good bud!
    Thanks man, lovin the Truggy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritzz
    I am use to my Jammin CR where I could point the nose where I wanted it to go and hammer on the throttle. I felt I didn't have enough off power steering, and hammering on the throttle coming out of a turn would cause the rear end to slide out a little.

    You can't drive the Losi buggy OR the Losi truggy like that, it just doesn't work. Gotta use more finesse and let the car/truck steer through the turn. The rear end on the truck will slide or our spin out entirely if you hammer the throttle coming out of a corner unless you're on high traction blue groove. 3K in the rear will help but be careful, it'll unload quicker too.
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    pics no worky here either, but its cool

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    I see them as well. I like the way the body looks when it ISN'T that candy corn color like they did on the box...

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    For those of you that are coming from CRT's or Moogens and finding he
    8ight-T to be a little loose in the rear there are many things one can
    do to tame this down. Going to the 3(toe)-2 rear plate will
    definitely "lock" in the rear end more on power. Also going to a
    thinner rear sway bar will help a little. Rear camber link change from
    the inner hole to the middle hole on the rear hub will calm the rear
    end down tons. Also ride height adjustments help in this department as
    well. Many things one can do to help keep the rear end from being loose. But everything is a compromise, if you totally "lock" the rear end in, you will loose all that awesome steering the 8ight truggy has. Its all about finding a happy medium
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    Some of us have been dialing out rear traction from our Mugens for the exact same reason - More steering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffS
    Some of us have been dialing out rear traction from our Mugens for the exact same reason - More steering.
    Exactly, thank you.....
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    Just picked up my 8ight-T, now the fun begins
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    Quote Originally Posted by SupermaxxRich
    Just picked up my 8ight-T, now the fun begins
    Lucky ducky!

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    Rich are you going to change the setup at all?

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