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Old 12-06-2007, 11:32 AM   #6001
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The only changes you might have to make for that setup on lower bite tracks is lower the front camber link and increase the camber to -2 in the front. That is all I have changed on my car in the last 5 months on carpet.
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:45 PM   #6002
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I switched to the Losi from an RDX, and started out with Schreffs setup on our lowbite carpet track. A few changes and I was running faster laps on my first night with the Losi than I ever ran with my RDX. I found though that the rear of the car needed changed.

Loving the Losi for sure though. Second weekend with the car this week... we'll see how it goes.
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:12 PM   #6003
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Forgot to mention that the only problem I had was a couple broken c-hubs. I noticed that the axles are a bit long and grab the walls causing the breaks. Are you guys cutting the axles?
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:25 PM   #6004
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Forgot to mention that the only problem I had was a couple broken c-hubs. I noticed that the axles are a bit long and grab the walls causing the breaks. Are you guys cutting the axles?
Yes, do cut your axles. Believe me, it's worth it. I threw away 2 legit chances of winning the stock and 19t mains at Vegas for being lazy and not cutting mine! Of course, I could have easily just not hit walls, but I was driving like an idiot.
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:50 PM   #6005
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Yeah, I break a C-hub once in a while. No fault of the car.. Just been driving a year and I'm a little on the aggressive side

I'm working on getting some aluminum 4 and 6 degree hubs (from a machinist that has done replacement hubs on plenty of other cars).

I'm sure I'll post pics them if/when I get them.
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:58 PM   #6006
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Hi All,

For our low traction carpet track, myself and alot of others prefer a real tight diff to a one-way or a spool..

Unfortunately, the threaded material on the diff is plastic and strips when I get it about the right tightness. Any ideas? or just get some 1,000,000 weight diff grease and go easy on the diff tightness...


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Old 12-06-2007, 03:03 PM   #6007
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You can use brown grease, part number LOSA3012 and it will feel tight without cranking on it.
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:04 PM   #6008
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Hi All,

For our low traction carpet track, myself and alot of others prefer a real tight diff to a one-way or a spool..

Unfortunately, the threaded material on the diff is plastic and strips when I get it about the right tightness. Any ideas? or just get some 1,000,000 weight diff grease and go easy on the diff tightness...


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Mark, Get some Losi brown grease, load it up on the diff balls, rings and thrust bearing. It will help, its very sticky and really slows down diff action. It's what we been running in the front diff for a while with foams. If you load it up and then tighten it pretty good it should be close to what you need.
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:13 PM   #6009
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... but I was driving like an idiot.
Then I should definitely cut my axles. lol

Good info guys. Thanks.
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i have been running the car rubber tire on carpet only changing the shock oil to 40 weight front and rear.and shortened the rear camber one hole.and 15 pound springs in the back.everything else is box stock set-up for foam tire.
i use rp 24 tire and the car is amazing...at the sametime time i am the only one running brushed so i lack on horsepower preiod....but as for set-up it works great....lois did a wonderfull job on this car no doubt.
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:07 PM   #6012
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Since the subject of chassis flex has been mentioned...

Has anyone tried removing the 4 chassis post screws from the top deck of this car? Does it affect the chassis flex much? Did you experience tweak problems after doing this? I thought Todd Hodge had mentioned doing this back when the car came out, but can't remember for sure.

I'm curious about this as I removed the 4 chassis posts from the rear of my old front motor JRX-S and really liked the car after that. It just seemed to steer harder and have more rear grip at the same time. Just more grip overall. And the car remained really consistant and tweak free. I was considering trying it out on my Type R and was just curious if anyone else has and can share their results with the class. Thanks in advance!
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I removed the rear post completely. Removing the screws does give more flex but I felt the the top deck was kind a stuck and wasn't flexing properly.

I had to make some brace so the battery brace can crew in...
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i tried removing the top deck screws for the battery posts running rubber asphalt. i prefer to make the car softer via setup rather than chassis flex. it just didn't feel as good as a rigid chassis did.

i do find that i have NEVER tweaked the chassis on this car, which is a first for me and 2 deck cars.
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:18 PM   #6015
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i tried removing the top deck screws for the battery posts running rubber asphalt. i prefer to make the car softer via setup rather than chassis flex. it just didn't feel as good as a rigid chassis did.

i do find that i have NEVER tweaked the chassis on this car, which is a first for me and 2 deck cars.
You just need to remember to bring the lipo tray!!!
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