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Old 04-24-2002, 11:35 PM   #2611
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Mine fits fine on the MIP tweak station!
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Old 04-25-2002, 05:05 AM   #2612
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The MIP tweak station should be adjustable front to back like Sydewynder said. I know mine was VERY hard to adjust at first, but after a while it becomes easier and easier to move the rear bar (the one without the bubble) back and forth.

Thought I'd post some questions I asked previously but have not had much luck in the response department. If anybody can help out that would be great!

First, I see that Losi has released both the steel and aluminum dogbones as a separate item. (When I first bought the car the only way you could get spare bones was by buying the whole CVD assembly.) Are the steel and aluminum bones interchangeable now or do you need to buy the aluminum CVD assembly first before you can buy just the bones? I thought that the aluminum CVD kits had a shorter axle or something, so there might be a reason I couldn't just swap the steel with the aluminum. Hoping I'm wrong though because the aluminum bones are only $8 a piece.

Second.....for those of you who are using the low roll center option, when you want to run high roll center again do you need to purchase new front and rear bumpers? Would be nice if you could use the same bumpers for both high and low after you've cut off required sections.
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The MIP tweak station should be adjustable front to back like Sydewynder said. I know mine was VERY hard to adjust at first, but after a while it becomes easier and easier to move the rear bar (the one without the bubble) back and forth.

Thought I'd post some questions I asked previously but have not had much luck in the response department. If anybody can help out that would be great!

First, I see that Losi has released both the steel and aluminum dogbones as a separate item. (When I first bought the car the only way you could get spare bones was by buying the whole CVD assembly.) Are the steel and aluminum bones interchangeable now or do you need to buy the aluminum CVD assembly first before you can buy just the bones? I thought that the aluminum CVD kits had a shorter axle or something, so there might be a reason I couldn't just swap the steel with the aluminum. Hoping I'm wrong though because the aluminum bones are only $8 a piece.

Second.....for those of you who are using the low roll center option, when you want to run high roll center again do you need to purchase new front and rear bumpers? Would be nice if you could use the same bumpers for both high and low after you've cut off required sections.
I don't know the reason for the shorter aluminum assembly but all MIP CVD'S will work. I had the aluminum one's on the front of my car but switched to the steel cvd's while keeping the short axle's one the car.

About the high and low roll centers......I do switch bumpers when I switch between the two because with high roll center I can use standard length droop screws. When running the low roll center you have to use smaller droop screws and trim the hump that the droop screw comes out of. The droop screw is to short if you go from low to high roll center. I hope this answers your questions. If not I can go into more detail when I have a little more time.
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Old 04-25-2002, 09:10 AM   #2614
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About the MIP tweak station, I know on mine that the end the shaft slides into didn't get cut, drilled or milled properly. The shaft only goes in so far before it stops. You might want to take a look at that piece to see if you have the same thing. You will just need to clean that out but I don't have any suggestions on how to do it as I have left mine alone.
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Old 04-25-2002, 10:08 AM   #2615
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I think the early MIP tweak stations were made so the center rod doesn't go all the way through the block without the bubble. That's how mine is. I have a buddy that bought one about 6 months ago and his can slide all the way through. It's easy enough to open the hole up a little and let it to slide all the way through.
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Old 04-25-2002, 10:09 AM   #2616
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Schuie--

You should be able to use the same axles with both the steel and aluminum bones.

I use the same bumpers for both low and high roll center, I just change the droop screws. For high roll center, I install the droop screws just the way the manual shows, for low roll center I put the front droop screws in the back bumper, and an even shorter set of screws in front.

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Old 04-25-2002, 05:17 PM   #2617
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I got my MIP Tweak station last December, and i had to ream out the hole a little bit. Just find an old pair of scissors, and get the little ridge out. Thats all it is, is a small burr... or ridge on the inside. It just takes a little bit to get it out. Also... a dremel works too..

I used the dremel first, and finished it with scissors.

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Old 04-25-2002, 05:25 PM   #2618
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Thanks for the help on the questions guys. So you are saying that the bones are interchangable between the steel and the aluminum? I wasn't concerned with the axles as I just planned on using the ones that came with the kit. I was more concerned that I wouldn't be able to use the new aluminum bones with the standard axle.
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Old 04-25-2002, 07:10 PM   #2619
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Got a quick question...I've seen several set-ups that use orange and some that use the pink springs which are 2.5" in length if I'm not mistaken. Are these springs being cut down for use on the xxx-s? I saw Kinwald's set-up for low bite and he use pinks in the rear, but once I got them in my hand, they sure are long!! Tell me how to use'em fellows! Thanks
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Old 04-25-2002, 07:50 PM   #2620
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sorry to tell you this but you have the wrong springs. All most all the XXX-S springs are 1.15" some of the heavier wt springs are 1"
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Old 04-25-2002, 08:20 PM   #2621
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Hello all--

After seeing the first couple of replies to my question, I went out and checked the fit on the end of the tweak station that should be able to slide on the rod to adjust for wheelbase. The rod would only go so far into the whole ( no pun intended). After some adjustment I can now adjust for different wheelbases.

Thanks to all that replied to my post

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Old 04-25-2002, 09:18 PM   #2622
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You have offroad. They make the same colors for the sedan but they are 1.15" in length. They are the same rate.
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Old 04-26-2002, 05:59 AM   #2623
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BIG thanks guys!
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Try this and see if it needs any changes...

It's a PDF XXXs set-up sheet, that is a form you can edit and print....

You will still need Acrobat Reader at the least....

XXXs Set-up Form

I have them for most Losi cars....
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Try this and see if it needs any changes...

It's a PDF XXXs set-up sheet, that is a form you can edit and print....

You will still need Acrobat Reader at the least....

XXXs Set-up Form

I have them for most Losi cars....
Thanks for posting that set up sheet. I was tired of writing my set ups down. Now all I have to do is type them on this sheet and it looks so neat and clean
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