I am a HUGE fan of the new (well, fairly new), Losi Mini 8ight. As stated in a previous blog entry, nearly every time I head to R/C Madness in Enfield, CT I take this killer little buggy with me and throw down some laps. Well, after 30-40 packs plus through the vehicle I thought it was time for some freshening up and a few more hop-ups!
First up I decided to replace the stock carriers and spindles with the aluminum aftermarket items from Losi. They are obviously tough, look great and move very freely. To give the front end a sharp look I replaced many of the stock screws with silver titanium screws and used gold anodized counter-sunk washers and gold nuts.
Also on the front end, I added a shim between the front pinion drive gear and the bearing. The shim is very thin and removes any possible gear slop. NOTE: If you do this, and use a shim that is too thick, it will cause the gears to bind! In the picture below the area where I added the shim is circled.
Keep checking back as I work my way through the 8ight Mini!!!