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Old 08-29-2007, 09:30 AM   #5311
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As Greg has mentioned before, try stiffer springs. Depending on traction, I have run up to a 25 on the rear, and a 42.5 on the front! I have run high and low roll centers, and for my driving style, I prefer the low RC.
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I replaced all the ball cups that I normally pop off for maintenance (shock tower in rear, hubs in front) and that seemed to remedy it somewhat. I'll have to give it some more time and see how it goes. Thanks for the suggestions. It's good to know I'm not alone.

The one-way not spinning evenly from side to side didn't seem to matter. The car stayed straight off-power, which is where I thought I might notice it. I just had a heck of a time keeping the rear end planted, even with 10.5lb springs. I've got a lot of things to work with though.

I know the car likes 3 degrees of to in the rear with foams, but what about rubbers? I went from 2 to 3 and it seemed like the car wanted to square up too fast.
Get rid of the one way if possible. The spool has more than enough speed to carry you through the corners. That should plant your rear end and give you some more stability.
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:43 AM   #5313
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Just a quick question for all the guys who run spools...

Given a neutral handling car with fairly tight diffs front and rear (little slip as possible) with rubber tyres on carpet, what would the car handle like with a 42T spool assuming the suspension settings are the same?

The reason for my curiousity is that most of the guys run one-way pullies or diffs, and not a single soul runs a spool. I don't use the one-way as it does not suit my style of driving.

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Old 08-29-2007, 01:28 PM   #5314
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I noticed in a photo from the KO GP at West London this weekend that David Spashett was driving a JRXS-R, Has he gone back to Losi??

Is there many people running this car in europe?? I used to run a jrxs, Loved the car but fed up of no UK shops carrying parts. Like the look of the JRXS-R.


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Old 08-29-2007, 02:35 PM   #5315
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Is Spashett not sponsered by Tamiya anymore?
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:39 PM   #5316
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I actually think he has retired from racing?? But might be wrong.
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:45 PM   #5317
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I actually think he has retired from racing?? But might be wrong.
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:59 PM   #5318
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Old 08-29-2007, 03:05 PM   #5319
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:55 PM   #5320
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Yes David was there with the Type R.

He did retire after the worlds last year and been working hard for Horizon Uk.
Earlier this year he went to Eastbourne for their open day for his first run with the new car. This was to be his second running of it.

He Qualified 10th in the A and finished 5th, his car look very good.

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Just a quick question for all the guys who run spools...

Given a neutral handling car with fairly tight diffs front and rear (little slip as possible) with rubber tyres on carpet, what would the car handle like with a 42T spool assuming the suspension settings are the same?

The reason for my curiousity is that most of the guys run one-way pullies or diffs, and not a single soul runs a spool. I don't use the one-way as it does not suit my style of driving.

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What I would do is loosen up the rear diff if running a spool. The one benefit of running a spool is your front drive train is locked, giving you more on power speed and making the car lean in as you turn. A one way does the same thing but does not give you the stability that a spool will. The spool works like drag brake the more you let off the more it will slow down. So if you take an example like rubber on carpet where you are not getting as much traction as foams a spool is beneficial because you can still carry the speed through the corners without making the car loose exiting the turn. Three degrees is more than enough to plant the car if you have the right setup. Hope this helps.
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I just picked up my next JRXS Type R and had a few questions maybe someone can help me with. I will only be running it on carpet and I was wondering on whats good for a starting point setup. How is the Kit setup for starters?. Also I was wondering what are good parts to keep on hand. I am moving from my T2 to this. We run on foams and will be running either stock or 19 turn for the most part.

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I just picked up my next JRXS Type R and had a few questions maybe someone can help me with. I will only be running it on carpet and I was wondering on whats good for a starting point setup. How is the Kit setup for starters?. Also I was wondering what are good parts to keep on hand. I am moving from my T2 to this. We run on foams and will be running either stock or 19 turn for the most part.

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here is a setup that andrew gray gave me when i got the car, its fast and pretty easy to drive...

its not in any kind of setup sheet but most everything is there...if you have any questions im sure someone has an answer
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Old 08-30-2007, 04:49 AM   #5324
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Thanks alot for the info
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Yeah mate, i think i will be there. i have got me another type r to play with as well as the TC5. Just need to find a speedo

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Grindey!

I tried dying the white pulleys on my JRXS once, just could not get the dye to stick. I'm glad Losi released the R pulleys in black, hides the dirt.

Your old Losi did well at the weekend Bq'd and finished second at the BTCC at Wrexham.

You at Stafford on thur? Martin and I are making an appearance.
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