To all that liked my post...thanks! Haha...kinda kicking myself for it, but it wasn't too bad. Plus...writing is my thing
SpeedBump - I shouldn't have even clicked on this thread to read it...haha
Tall Can - Being an armchair engineer is different when you're actually an engineer!
***UPDATE*** on the other thread for the 8ight, an "undercover" source let it be known that the shock towers will be aluminum. So ya'll can sleep soundly tonight...ok?
Platinum - The whole car looks like hex hardware? Losi has always used hex machine screws for their cars. I think the bend in the air filter boot is probably to fit the filter inside the body.
What makes a car look like a basher vs. a race car?
binary terror - Jr. doesn't race much anymore..that's not his thing. Jukka has made the A-main at races like Silver State, the ROAR Nationals, and I THINK he made the final at the Euros?
SAE hardware because it's a U.S. car, and all of Losi's race cars have been SAE. I doubt this car will live or die by that decision, but it's a decision Losi made.
A car that works for the factory drivers will work for the average racer. You can't beat the world's best driving the world's best equipment if your own stuff isn't up to par.
The LST and LST2, although badged as Team Losi (Sport), are not made by Team Losi, at Team Losi. I agree the original truck had a few teething issues and the LST2 is better, and I would love to help you straighten out any other issues you have with the truck over e-mail.
rocket42 - Associated's "Stealth" buggy had the front shock tower moved forward, not the shocks moved back. You can prototype anything you want (dual disk slipper, etc.) but if you can't make it work and release it to the public, what good is it?
Losi had the first mass-produced truck kit (the JRX-T). Sure..people were racing "trucks" before that, but it's like giving GS the credit for really starting the "truggy" class because it wasn't the first hack job conversion kit.
Doug D - This is a message board..everything is subjective! haha
And no...I don't think a bunch of blue goodies are worth anything on the stop watch!
RCmayor - The car has been run before...so I'd venture to say there's nothing wrong with the fuel tank.
The buggy will have traction...it's 4wd, it has no choice but to have traction!
What makes you think it will break? 1/8th scale buggies can afford to have huge, beefy parts on them with no weight penalty. If Losi has gone so far as to start using a different plastic, I think we'll be fine. After all, Losi's gas truck can last an hour, buggy shouldn't be a problem!