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Old 05-26-2007, 09:19 PM   #4111
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So where are you guys adding weight for LiPo cars?


I just found out that the local club track will allow LiPos now, but the car needs to make ROAR minimums. I have no idea where I'm going to shove over 4 ounces into this car... with the Orion Platinum, there isn't much room around the battery.
I'm running them on top of the battery. I had to buy $60 worth of tungsten weights, but I arranged it so that's enough weight for two Platinum packs. That puts weight up high, unfortunately, but it seems to work okay. With with Carbon packs, you can line the battery tray with the same weights and keep the weight down low.

Let me know if you're interested in the weights, or pictures. It's a little bit of an expensive option, unfortunately, but the weights are versatile and will be nice to have around for future LiPo weighting.
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:20 PM   #4112
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i would place it on both sides to balance it out
That's extremely counterintuitive to the whole concept of the Type-R, don't you think?
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:32 PM   #4113
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That's extremely counterintuitive to the whole concept of the Type-R, don't you think?
i meant on the battery you can get thin weights from auto shops they are very flexible and about 2mm thick
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:50 PM   #4114
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i meant on the battery you can get thin weights from auto shops they are very flexible and about 2mm thick
Ah, okay. It won't be enough. You pretty much have to use tungsten, lead isn't heavy enough. And it's toxic, leave that stuff behind if you can avoid it.
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:51 PM   #4115
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I've got a 2oz stick on weight in front of the front diff on the chassis and another one behind the rear diff, and 4 1/2 oz weights at the corner uprights. The car comes in at 1545 grams and is balanced front to rear and side to side very well


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does anybody knows how clint is doing at the reedy race?
I'm sucking butt at the moment The car is dialed but the driver failed I'm in the last main right now with one more qualifier to go. I hope to move out of the basement tomorrow. Todd and the rest of the team have been great and full of set up help. The biggest difference for me today was the body change. The regular Mazda 6 feels alot better than the speed 6. My lap times went down and the car was stable. (thanks Jason E.) No A-main for me this year but look for more to come tomorrow. The new arms are much better than the old.
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Are the Speed 6 and DNA2 both slower than the good old Mazda 6? I'm wanting to run those new bodies because I like their look, but if they suck on the track I would like to know now (before they are painted).
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Old 05-27-2007, 06:38 AM   #4118
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I've got a 2oz stick on weight in front of the front diff on the chassis and another one behind the rear diff, and 4 1/2 oz weights at the corner uprights. The car comes in at 1545 grams and is balanced front to rear and side to side very well

Good deal. Thanks


Has anyone tried machining a battery tray out of brass or steel or something HEAVIER than plastic yet? I wonder if I could get 4 more ounces out of something like that?



Might have to give ol' dad a call this week.
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Old 05-27-2007, 01:03 PM   #4119
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I'm sucking butt at the moment The car is dialed but the driver failed I'm in the last main right now with one more qualifier to go. I hope to move out of the basement tomorrow. Todd and the rest of the team have been great and full of set up help. The biggest difference for me today was the body change. The regular Mazda 6 feels alot better than the speed 6. My lap times went down and the car was stable. (thanks Jason E.) No A-main for me this year but look for more to come tomorrow. The new arms are much better than the old.
well hang in there and get one clean run!!!
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can anybody tell me how much should I tighten the differential. In the manual it only says try it out :S

And I am confused about the shocks too. If i fill them according to the manual the shaft stays in.
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can anybody tell me how much should I tighten the differential. In the manual it only says try it out :S

And I am confused about the shocks too. If i fill them according to the manual the shaft stays in.
the diff i adjust mine until it stops slipping!
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can someone explain to me the differences between the losi jrxs-r shocks and let say the threaded XXXS shocks???besides the way they look, thanks you.
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who all drives for the losi team?
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Old 05-27-2007, 01:52 PM   #4124
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can someone explain to me the differences between the losi jrxs-r shocks and let say the threaded XXXS shocks???besides the way they look, thanks you.
XXXS ones are longer I believe. I know you can't use the springs from one to the other.
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XXXS ones are longer I believe. I know you can't use the springs from one to the other.

how about performance, would you say one preforms better than the other??
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