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Old 03-08-2002, 10:37 AM   #2176
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Backmarker- Here is my current setup for a small carpet track(67x30).

Front
one-way diff
#2 hole on tower for shocks
#1 for camber link
blue spring 60w oil with 56 piston
-1 camber
6 degree caster 4 block 2 kickup
low roll center
5mm ride hieght
0 toe

Rear
shock #2 on tower & outside on arm
#1a for camber link
silver spring 60w oil eith 56 piston
-1 camber
0 deg anti-squat
standard toe in
low roll center
5mm ride hight

I ran Sorex 24/20 f/r the car was good in both stock and mod class. I started with a front sway bar but took it off to gain some more sterring, the car was very easy to drive. If you want a more stable & consistent feel you can take out the one-way. This set-up was good enough to win regionals last weekend. Hope this helps.

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Old 03-08-2002, 11:38 AM   #2177
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Hello,
right now I start to build an XXX-S. Is there somthing special to take care? Is there something not correct in the manual? Or anything what could be done better? (I have already built and raced for years several HPI Pro cars)
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ttr, Congratulations on your purchase of the XXX-S! It's a sweet car, and I'm sure you'll love it. I just built mine a month ago and didn't have any problems what so ever. Just take your time and pay attention to the details. It's pretty straight-forward.

Here's a link to a site that has lots of information on the xxx-s. This guy also visits this thread often. Check it out.

http://www.fictionlab.com/losifaq/index.htm

Jits

EDIT! Forgot to mention one thing! In the steering assembly, there are 4 5mm bushings that come with the kit. Go to your LHS and get 4 5mm bearings and replacd those right off the bat. None of us really understand why they put bushings in the steering assembly like that. Ok, that should cover it.

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Old 03-08-2002, 05:41 PM   #2179
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Default stripped screws

i have 2 hex screws that are rounded out on the bottom of my chassis! i bought it used and the guy before me has rounded them out! help! i need those things outta there pronto!

thanks in advance.

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Old 03-08-2002, 06:08 PM   #2180
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just found two more ! this is not good. any idea how to get these things out?

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Old 03-08-2002, 06:42 PM   #2181
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Yep....dremel....with a cutoff wheel. Cut a small slot....and use a regular screw driver.
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Old 03-08-2002, 06:52 PM   #2182
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i have 2 hex screws that are rounded out on the bottom of my chassis! i bought it used and the guy before me has rounded them out! help! i need those things outta there pronto!

thanks in advance.

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If you do not have a Dremel tool to make a slot, I have used this trick from time to time in a pinch...

Open a set of needlenose pliers, using one of the tips, put it in the area you would put the Allen wrench. Rock the pliers side to side while pressing very firmly (your trying to open the sides areas of the tip).
While pressing firmly try to rotate. YOu will only need to get 1/2 turn till the screw could be turned out by your fingars.
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Old 03-08-2002, 08:16 PM   #2183
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Took the car out for it's initial run and it would not hook up at all. I knew the diffs needed tightened but it still was squirrely. BooBoo of the day. Had the directional tires on backwards.Always so careful to check everything
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Old 03-08-2002, 09:25 PM   #2184
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another way to get stripped screws out is to get an old hex wrench that you no longer need, like the "L" shapped ones that come with kits, put a small dab of CA on the end and put it in the screw and let it sit overnight, then just screw it out and throw it away or cut the end of and use it again
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Two weeks until the carpet nationals. I can't wait to run the car with my new set up. Too bad I can't race tomorrow.
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another way to get stripped screws out is to get an old hex wrench that you no longer need, like the "L" shapped ones that come with kits, put a small dab of CA on the end and put it in the screw and let it sit overnight, then just screw it out and throw it away or cut the end of and use it again
Wish I'd thought of that. Great idea!

Could've save me a bunch of time.

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Two weeks until the carpet nationals. I can't wait to run the car with my new set up. Too bad I can't race tomorrow.
A "new" setup? Inquiring minds want to know... you holding out on us?
I won't be racing tomorrow either... and too bad since I was looking forward to punting BBB this time. LOL.
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A "new" setup? Inquiring minds want to know... you holding out on us?
I won't be racing tomorrow either... and too bad since I was looking forward to punting BBB this time. LOL.
You gave me the set up so it isn't new to you I'm tearing down the car and getting it all ready for the nats. I'll be there for sure next Saturday. I'm going to get more practice with the 12th scale too.
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Old 03-09-2002, 04:48 PM   #2189
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HI,
I have now built this car, and the shock seem strange for me. The top end moves freely forward and backward on those plastic bushing. Is this normal?
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ttr, that's normal. Actually you want them to be a little free. The only thing to check is that you have the front and rear bushings on the proper end.

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