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Old 01-20-2002, 02:01 AM   #1651
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the hinge pins in my xxx-s seem to slip after a few runs. is there a way to tighten the setscrew without stripping the threads on the plastic parts? i think i've tighten them enough but the hinge pins still pop out. i was thinking of either filing flat spots on the hinge pins for the setscrews to rest on or just using e-clips. what do you guys suggest?
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Old 01-20-2002, 03:20 AM   #1652
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On the XXX-S I had I did both those mods and nether had a problem.
What you don't want to do is overtighten the grub screw as it is sure to strip.

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Old 01-20-2002, 07:45 AM   #1653
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I put small eclips on the ends of the hinge pins.
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Old 01-20-2002, 08:49 AM   #1654
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marvi- I would start using eclips to hold the hinge pins in. You could use a slightly larger set screw as the stock one works fine but if you over tighten it the hinge pin will start to slip therefore a larger set screw will be needed....or just use eclips and call it a day.

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Old 01-20-2002, 09:41 AM   #1655
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marvi- I would start using eclips to hold the hinge pins in. You could use a slightly larger set screw as the stock one works fine but if you over tighten it the hinge pin will start to slip therefore a larger set screw will be needed....or just use eclips and call it a day.

Harsh- This darn micro body is a pain to paint a design on. I'm painting one for Mike See and after this I'm done painting micro's. I thought painting certain 12th scale bodies and legend bodies sucked but now we have a new champ. I'm sending him to you for the next one...LOL
Send him tome... I've done a couple, and you're right they're a pain, but I enjoy the challenge. My website link is in my sig.
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Old 01-20-2002, 11:06 AM   #1656
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hehe lol - yea ...not very forgiving either, you can really see the mistakes on that small body!
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Old 01-20-2002, 04:04 PM   #1657
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Please help with my setup -

This is my carpet setup: Kinetix (Austin,TX) ozite

6 droop front/back
blue springs front/back
60 wt / 56 piston front/back
F0 and 4 degree caster blocks front
R2 and stock hubs rear
5 mm ride height
inside hole on shock tower front
2nd inside hole on shock tower rear
2nd inside hole for camber link front/back
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Full Diffs with Pit 24's (Yoke Mediums)
I'm running with the fast guys, but the fastest guys are still a lap or two ahead. I've let several of them drive my car to help me tune and they all said it lacked aggression. "It's too easy to drive." Also, all of them said that it needed a oneway to carry more speed through the sweeper. Any comments on what else I can do besides buying the one-way. Also, where can I get an aluminum one-way instead of the Losi composite one?
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Old 01-20-2002, 05:48 PM   #1658
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thanks guys i think i'll also put a couple of washers because the hinge pins slide a bit with e-clips alone.
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Old 01-20-2002, 08:42 PM   #1659
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Make sure you remove any of the plastic that might come between the setscrew and the pins. This will cause them to back out when you are on the track.
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Old 01-20-2002, 08:48 PM   #1660
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Anybody got any hints for me on carpet? I'd like to be able to put a spanking on the Mission and the Yoke which are the fastest cars at our track, currently. TC3's are also fast if they could keep from breaking every other run. Someone fast with the Losi on carpet has to have a tip for me to try......
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Try to cut the corners as quick as you can.
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Old 01-20-2002, 09:19 PM   #1662
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Thanks proudwinner ...... doing that already.
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Old 01-20-2002, 09:39 PM   #1663
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You current setup above shows your using the stock rear hubs. Maybe go with less rear toe-in. Maybe try anti-dive instead of 0 degree kickup. Also try shorting the front camber links.
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Old 01-20-2002, 10:10 PM   #1664
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OK, thanks. I'll try those things in my next tuning session. I'll have to order the hubs though. What will shortening my camber links do for me? I'm thinking that it will increase the rate of camber gain - does that increase traction or take it away, considering my setup? Thanks for the tips.
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Old 01-20-2002, 10:36 PM   #1665
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My buddy proud tells me that there is a post in here bout how much shock shaft to cut off,but I really don't feel like going though all 56 pages of this forum to find it.If any one knows what I'm talking bout,give me a shout or post please. AIGHT!!
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