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Old 01-17-2011, 06:03 AM
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I just switched from nitro to electric, from Kyosho to Losi. I am absolutely in love with my Losi 8ight E. I bought this as a roller off of ebay. I installed a castle creations motor and esc. I am running a 5000 mah 4s lipo. I have no idea of the set up of this buggy and that is where I am needing a lot of help. The buggy seems to heavy for the set up and I seem to be getting a little bit more wheel spin out of the rear than the front. It has what looks like the stock front and rear shocks with green springs rear and silver or chrome springs front. As it set now it does not take a very big jump before it bottoms out. I do like a buggy that handles well with stiff suspension any help as far as shock weight and spring, also center front and rear differential oil weight. thank you so much for all of the help.
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:21 PM
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Diffs.

5-7-2 is pretty standard on this car. I have been running 5-10-3 for indoor clay and really liking it. 7-10-3 for blue groove high traciton.

Shocks. 37.5 on 55's or 42.5 on 56's is pretty common, Silver springs in the front.

Rear 27.5 on 56's and black springs is a good starting point, on black springs.
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:12 PM
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Sounds good thanks for the help what is the 55's or 56's
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:16 PM
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Piston size.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:45 PM
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ok that helps alot now not to sound dumb how will i know what i have.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:21 PM
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The numbers are stamped in the pistons.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:01 AM
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Ok that is a big help. now far as the diff oil the higher number the more it locks in? Is that correct?
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Higher the number shock oil the thicker it is.

The pistons are different. The numbers on the pistons relate to the drill bit size used to make the holes. Bigger the number the smaller the hole. Kind of weird but it makes sense once you understand why.
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:27 AM
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Casper you are the man thank you for all the help. One last thing for now how does the diff oil wt affect the buggy what does a heavier wt do?
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:14 AM
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Would be easier if Losi went to metric, bigger number means bigger hole.

All these US sizes are messing with my head.
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