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Old 01-23-2008, 09:35 PM
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just thought i would take some pictures of my new losi 8ight after its 5th tank of nitro. cant wait to start racing it! it buggies could smile mine would have a huge diabolical grin. just raced my neighbors fully built RC8 and pulled him, put them both on the track and he will smoke me with his driver mod. lol really love this car, cant wait to mod it!



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Old 01-23-2008, 10:02 PM
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nice!! i miss my first days with my now gone eight
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:07 PM
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GOT TO LOVE THE LOSI I LOVE MINE!!!!
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:13 PM
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YEA THIS THING IS ALMOST SCARY FAST! I LOVE IT
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:09 AM
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Stop staring at it and go drive it!
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:15 AM
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after replacing the ever popular trottle servo issue yesterday i put 3 more tanks thu it. performance tuning now. . . racing in joplin, mo. at next race i hope, my friend's rc8 is about to get owned, lol we have both never raced before.
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:59 AM
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Then I have some advice for you.... when the race starts, slow down, try to be smooth and consistent, rather than over driving the car. You'll have a much better raceday that way...
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On the throttle servo issue use the grommets that came with the car on the throttle servo and use a good coreless digtal servo with at least 120 ounces of torque. Check to make sure the spring on the throttle linkage is not fully collapising when you give full brakes and shorten the ball link if needed to correct. I also would get rid of the overly large return spring too.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:32 PM
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ill check it out, i raced professionally on quads for 5 years, motocross for 2 years, so its going to be hard to hold back from WFO, (wide fuking open) so thanks for the advice, i need it bad, probley racing next weekend. woohoo, i need to paint my hot pink and purple body so i can tell which car is mine, lol
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Watch the fast guys, try to match their line, but not as fast. Let yourself adapt, then you'll pick up speed without realizing it... You've raced before, so you know that you can't jump right in and hang with the bad asses. Give yourself time so you don't destroy your car trying to get there. I've seen at least two nice guys(with huge competitive egos) do simply that. The best racers I've met are often relatively humble, and race that way. Quick and clean, no running over the other racers. Makes it allot more fun that way.
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Clean buggies make baby jesus cry...
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You can't disappoint Jesus!? Get out there and RACE!

Nobody messes with Jesus!!

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If you get out of turn 1 in the same position you qualified, you did good.
unless you have a clean shot, don't pass. just tail them. eventually they will make a mistake and you will have an easy pass.
slow is fast.
no need to clear the "big pack" if you're gonna crash every time you try it.

hope this helps. thats what i do, ive been doing quite well with this method.
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thanks guys, im very excited to race next weekend, just need to get the buggy to idle for more than 5 seconds without stalling [] and adjust the clutch, the damn thing wheelies right now because of how stiff its set, what ride height you guys runnin?
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thats odd. it shouldn't wheelie because it has a center diff. maybe theres something wrong with it. I'm running my 8 at bones level.
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Old 01-28-2008, 09:44 AM
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fixed it, my brakes were grabbing and making it lauch too hard
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