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Old 04-04-2013, 04:12 AM   #2941
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I really don't care about the absent receiver box. Anybody who races and does multiple classes would ditch the thing anyways. My grip is the same cheap plastic as the RTR (and fasteners) I wanted the 22 stuff. The first run the rear carriers fail and also the steering arms just failed, cracked! I notice these are both must have upgrades but Losi still uses same old stuff and that is what everybody ends up replacing. I don't want replacement parts from HH I want parts that do not fail. Version "2" should = improvement and not require the number 1 product being upgraded by a aftermarket companies.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:16 AM   #2942
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Since the 1.0 was released I have had 1 rear carrier fail due to me punting it sideways into a curb so hard that it punched the center out of a wheel. This has been my only plastic breakage even though I mostly raced it against 8th scale monster trucks and truggies...is it really cold where you run?
I agree the plastic on the 1.0 was / is tough as nails! I have launched mine higher then houses! Plenty of times, and can't think of anything that was weak, other than the stock shock towers. If my 2.0 turns out to be 2/3rds as strong I will be happy.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:59 AM   #2943
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What's the best way to get a bit more off power steering? Running box setup. Works awsome aside from I would like a bit more off power steering.
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Try freeing up the rear a little. I like to run the A hole in the rear hubs. Allows more rotation. If you have a sway bar kit go with a thinner one in the front.
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Try freeing up the rear a little. I like to run the A hole in the rear hubs. Allows more rotation. If you have a sway bar kit go with a thinner one in the front.
Thanks carl will try that !
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I really don't care about the absent receiver box. Anybody who races and does multiple classes would ditch the thing anyways. My grip is the same cheap plastic as the RTR (and fasteners) I wanted the 22 stuff. The first run the rear carriers fail and also the steering arms just failed, cracked! I notice these are both must have upgrades but Losi still uses same old stuff and that is what everybody ends up replacing. I don't want replacement parts from HH I want parts that do not fail. Version "2" should = improvement and not require the number 1 product being upgraded by a aftermarket companies.
The plastic is pretty good on this truck. I agree the 22 stuff is better but for the weight of this truck the plastics are super tough. Rear hubs have really only been an issue for guys running in cold weather (40F or below about). As a result this was not deemed a must have upgrade and to reduce the cost of the kit for everyone they were left as an option. Are you talking about the servo arm? Depending on how tight you set your servo saver will determine how long that plastic arm will last. Most of use do upgrade to alum arms and run metal gear servo's so we can tighten the servo saver more.

This truck will take a TON of abuse. Can you break it with sufficent effort, yes but these things finish more races the most of the competition.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:24 AM   #2946
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I had an off power steering problem and found that the steering rod was fouling on the servo. It only needs to be on the inner hole of the servo horn for throw, but it fouls on the servo. I moved it to the outside hole and found a LOT more static steering angle. Perhaps make sure the steering isn't fouling as these cars have a LOT of off power steering.
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Hey Guys,

On the Ryan Dunford setup sheet it shows: 2 hole 55 (using 22 pistons). I'm guessing the kit doesn't come with these. Can I buy these somewhere? Or should I just stick with the stock pistons and run the 32.5/30 oil? Indoor Medium size high bite clay track. Thanks.
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These are TLR22 pistons.. You can buy the standard 22 pistons, which are 4 hole, however, to make them '2 hole', you must CA glue two holes, diagonally across from each other.

The TLR 22 pistons are p/n "TLR5090" and you can buy them from A Main!

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ngs-Set-TLR-22
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:59 AM   #2949
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These are TLR22 pistons.. You can buy the standard 22 pistons, which are 4 hole, however, to make them '2 hole', you must CA glue two holes, diagonally across from each other.

The TLR 22 pistons are p/n "TLR5090" and you can buy them from A Main!
Thank you. Would these pistons work just as well? Amain part# AVD1030-2-1.6-F. They are the Avid 12mm 2 x 1.6mm.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:26 AM   #2950
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Thank you. Would these pistons work just as well? Amain part# AVD1030-2-1.6-F. They are the Avid 12mm 2 x 1.6mm.
If Ryan Dunford's setup sheet shows "2 hole 55", without any notation regarding drilling, then they would be box-stock #55 pistons, that use 4 x 1.3mm holes, but with 2 holes glued-shut.

If you bought Avid's 2 x 1.6mm pistons, they'd have far less "pack" than the above suggested 2 x 1.3mm (2 hole 55) setup that Ryan Dunford used on that setup.

Answering your question, yes they'd work, but they'd have less pack/compression/expansion properties than the smaller 1.3mm holes.
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Try green front spring, next try silver rear spring, if you have it try short steering draglink. Tried this stuff yesterday gave me a lot more steering.
Does the kit come with other springs?
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:37 AM   #2952
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Hey Guys,

On the Ryan Dunford setup sheet it shows: 2 hole 55 (using 22 pistons). I'm guessing the kit doesn't come with these. Can I buy these somewhere? Or should I just stick with the stock pistons and run the 32.5/30 oil? Indoor Medium size high bite clay track. Thanks.
If you choose not to make the 2 hole pistons stick with 27.5 all around with the stock #3 and #4 pistons. We went up in oil a little for these 2 hole pistons. Both work well. The 2 hole versions just have a little better pack.
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Hey Guys,

On the Ryan Dunford setup sheet it shows: 2 hole 55 (using 22 pistons). I'm guessing the kit doesn't come with these. Can I buy these somewhere? Or should I just stick with the stock pistons and run the 32.5/30 oil? Indoor Medium size high bite clay track. Thanks.
I like the 2 hole pistons myself. Unfortunately losi has been dragging their feet in releasing them so people are still using the 55 pistons in the 22 piston pack (tlr5090) and gluing two holes shut. The good news is an Avid representative was on here a couple days ago and said avid will be releasing the two hole pistons with 1.3 mm holes shortly.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:48 AM   #2954
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Does the kit come with other springs?
No, i have the front and rear tuning spring sets.
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Just got my rx8 in yesterday. Anybody know if the wire tekin provides is long enuff to hook up the motor and make battery leads or do I need to buy more wire? If I need more wire anybody got a recommendation?
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