By Mike Garrison
New TLR Blog Update:
Here is a quick build tip from Team Losi Racing’s Factory Driver Tyler Jones’s father, Randy Jones, who is an avid mechanic and is always looking for ways to improve the build on Tyler’s 8IGHT-X and 8IGHT-XE.
During the build of your 8IGHT-X differentials, it is hard to not get oil into the screw holes that hold the ring gear and spur gear onto the differential case. To alleviate any oil into the screw holes, Randy uses a #54 drill bit, which measures .055”, and drills through the four screw holes in the differential case. By performing this simple modification, it will allow the oil to escape and avoids the screw from hydro-locking in the differential case.