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Old 10-11-2008, 07:54 AM   #31
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In order to have the engine the closest to the centerline of the chassis [The designers objective for the best overall mass centralization] than any other manufacturer, the designer flipped the ring gear, now they can have an extremely offset outdrive from the rear gear-box.
The moulding process would be way too complex as there would be an impossible "undercut" in the mould. :IDEA: Inserts !
I thought it was rather dorky too but now that I understand why they did it, I think it is totally brilliant and I have had very little problems in the two seasons I have raced the Losi 8ight.
The inserts can be a pain but this design allows them to have the trickest mass centralization of any buggy and now look where we are, as they [the manufacturers] all have moved the engine and narrowed the chassis.

Derek, don`t forget... HammerTown Hobbies sells the car we race so don`t trash it too much !!
hahaha jordan, you are right. I can't bite the hand that feeds me. I love the losi, I wouldn't trade it for any other car out there. Well maybe I would trade it for a eight 2.0.

I am still waiting for the HammerTown Hobbies centrally angled motor mounts to come out. Maybe they will be ready for the 2009 race season. Aagghm…Ron……

For all of your Losi Needs come on down to HammerTown hobbies. Located in the Beautiful Hamilton Ontario.
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:14 AM   #32
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Oooo thats Funny !

Best bang for the buck ?
I would say the Losi, From HammerTown Hobbies in Hamilton !
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:00 AM   #33
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Yes sir ,HammerTown hobbies has a large wall of Losi partsMuch cheaper than that other place.
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:55 AM   #34
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I have the same complaints as most when it comes to Loosie, the parts wear too quickly and although it might be a nice buggy. IMO the car's true potential can only be found by experienced drivers or seasoned veterans. Two seasons ago I raced Losi and was enable to dial it in due its extremely poor quality of composites, even after installing "brand new" parts would wear after just a few tanks! Now I'm running the Xray XB808 and lovin' it. The composites used for construction IMO are the BEST on the market, 7075T6 aircraft grade aluminum and plastics that are virtually bullet-prove!! All last season didn't have to change anything due to premature wear and had a few heavy impacts to the chassis and front-end and didn't break anything All Season and the car is as tight as the day a bought it!!

Get a buggy that suits your driving style or that has a track record of durability, reliability and performance (Xray, Mugen, Kyosho). As for parts support, sure its more convenient if your LHS carries the parts, but there are other ways of getting parts, the internet... Amain Hobbies I found to be one of the best to order from.
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Old 10-11-2008, 03:23 PM   #35
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The TL 8ight needs a lot of maintenance. I always put lots of time in mine anyways no matter what it is. THe Losi 8ight is one fine buggy. Play in the losi is what makes it work. You don't win that many races by acccident. When everything is to tight it's twitchy.
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