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Old 01-14-2019, 07:27 AM   #1
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I went and got myself one from the LHS friday evening. As with most, I found the foams froze solid before I ever made it home. No worries, swapped some 4.75 MTRs on. Just a single pic before I went outside with it in the snow. No pics from that, I have a hard time remembering to document the fun while I'm having it.



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Old 01-14-2019, 07:36 AM   #2
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I like the blue too but I'm building another scout with a 3d printed body and it's going to be blue so I got orange.

Looks good with those wheels and tires.

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I don't plan to trash the tires or anything, I just didn't feel like fiddling with beadlocks and foams when I was ready to play. I'm not a huge fan of the beadlocks or MTRs on it to be truthful, but they were sitting unused and mounted so on they went, in truth I think I want to run these motoworx and TSLs, but I was too lazy to remove them from my G6 to swap them over before heading outside haha.



I think these fit the scout much better
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Have any of the other gen8 owners with trucks in hand popped your shocks open to check fluid levels? My truck sits wonky out of the box. Also, how about portal boxes, diffs, etc to check grease? Mine runs pretty quiet but after watching a youtube video or two where guys found they had dry gears, I'm leaning toward cracking all mine open to be safe.
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Have any of the other gen8 owners with trucks in hand popped your shocks open to check fluid levels? My truck sits wonky out of the box. Also, how about portal boxes, diffs, etc to check grease? Mine runs pretty quiet but after watching a youtube video or two where guys found they had dry gears, I'm leaning toward cracking all mine open to be safe.
Mine had plenty of shock oil & still hasn't leaked a drop. I actually really like the shocks on it. The diffs had plenty of grease, but the trans, t-case & portals were a little light on grease. I greased everything with marine grease.

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Have any of the other gen8 owners with trucks in hand popped your shocks open to check fluid levels? My truck sits wonky out of the box. Also, how about portal boxes, diffs, etc to check grease? Mine runs pretty quiet but after watching a youtube video or two where guys found they had dry gears, I'm leaning toward cracking all mine open to be safe.
My shocks had oil, and Diffs were lubed. Its usually the first thing I do on any new rig as they never put enough in there. Not pulling the trans and transfer case until the steel gears area in stock so I can replace them at the same time.
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:32 PM   #7
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My driver front has a hard dive. I havenít so much as cracked a shock I been too busy running it, but Iíll check it eventually.
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it could be due to the 3 link suspension. My Gen7 with the portals leans hard to the left under throttle. I haven't seen any of the Gen8s doing that, and I know the geometry is different in the Gen8, but it could still be an artifact of the 3 link & panhard geometry.
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it could be due to the 3 link suspension. My Gen7 with the portals leans hard to the left under throttle. I haven't seen any of the Gen8s doing that, and I know the geometry is different in the Gen8, but it could still be an artifact of the 3 link & panhard geometry.
I don't think its a geometry thing. Good buddy bought orange one same time I got my blue one and his doesn't have this behavior. I'm guessing just failure in QC of some kind, whether shock isn't adjusted correctly or fluid levels are off somehow. I'm sure its not something major, it hasn't bothered me enough to take time checking instead of running it haha
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