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Old 09-17-2002, 08:43 PM   #3796
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when i was running on carpet i found a mix of both tied up onto the rotating part
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Old 09-17-2002, 09:49 PM   #3797
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with your setup i would do 3 things.
1. shorten your rear camber link, go to the #2 hole on the tower
2. stiffen your springs, go trinity congo blue (front), and losi black (rear) you could even go congo purple front, congo blue rear.
3. go to 10 wt heavier oil. run either 70 wt f/r 56 front piston 55 rear, or 56 pistons 70f/60r or possibly even 10 wt heavier 80/70

when on foams i run either underdriver 41/42 or standard 42/42
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Old 09-17-2002, 10:26 PM   #3798
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-chassis-The car uses the same chassis. We are changing the way it is milled out. Right now it is about 1/2 oz lighter than the original lightened chassis.

-Rear arms and hubs-The arms have a another hinge pin hole located .150" in from the outside hole. Then we have new hubs that are offset .150" wider. This is the rear end we ran on carpet with foam tires and worked well. We have also found it works well on apsphalt and rubber tires.

caster blocks-Yes they will work on the existing front arms.

Here are a few other details on the graphite XXX-S
-Full graphite components
-New stiffer foam bumpers
-New stiffer plastic bumpers for the front and rear. This helps relieve the flexing problems with the droop screws.
-Ball bearing steering
-New front bumper brace that does not affect the front sway bar.
-Team Losi 24mm mesh wheels
-New belt which is yellow
-New rear shock tower. This shock tower is the same as the exisiting shock tower. The only change is that is has 3 more optional lowered holes for the camber link.
-High and low roll center blocks.
-Aluminum CVD's with aluminum 8/32 low profile wheel nuts
-Lunsford Titanium Turnbuckles
-Team Losi Alfa Romeo Body with high downforce wing. This body/wing is awesome!!
Will the Trinity Matt Francis line of options fit the new car. I'm wondering about the rear hubs and arm carriers since the rear hub has been redesigned. Also does it include the short threaded shocks (part# A5081) or standard sized threaded shocks? Thanx in advance.
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Old 09-18-2002, 12:25 AM   #3799
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I've been told the front shocks are the short shocks and as far as the MF aluminum hubs they will work as long as you use the original outer holes on the arm and not the inner holes. Everything else should fit. The chassis is still the same just milled out differently to shave off more weight.
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Old 09-18-2002, 12:49 AM   #3800
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Thanx man. I havent played with electrics since my Pro 2 so i'm a newbie now . does anyone bash with this car? i'm planning to run a esc with reverse on it, but with the belt skipping under braking i dont know if this is such a good idea. the graphite ed. comes with a new belt that should eliminate the skipping right?
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Old 09-18-2002, 12:53 AM   #3801
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I doubt it will eliminate the skiping. That's just something you have to deal with when running this car. I never use breaks, so I never have to deal with it. The new belt should be more efficient while keeping the strength of the old one. You can try and tighten the belt a little and this might eliminate some skipping and since you say you're just bashing I'd play around with the tension of the belt. If you go from full throttle to reverse or brake the belt will skip, even the new one.
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Old 09-18-2002, 02:51 AM   #3802
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I really wish Losi will have a Graphite chassis WithOut Milling.
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Old 09-18-2002, 05:30 AM   #3803
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Lightbulb Stuck XXXS!!

Hey guys,

Thanks for tips!! I will play with dampening for sure. Also-this car has diffs. 1/16 out on front and 1/8th out on rear.

Thanks agin,
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Old 09-18-2002, 07:28 AM   #3804
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do the xxx-s drive shafts fit the old Street Weapon?
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Icon, you can just adjust the tension of the belt to eliminate skipping.
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Old 09-18-2002, 09:44 AM   #3806
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do the xxx-s drive shafts fit the old Street Weapon?
i believe neither the xxxs nor the street weapon uses a drive shaft......

if you are talking about the belt then xxxs uses 1 belt, street weapon uses 3 belts......
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i believe neither the xxxs nor the street weapon uses a drive shaft......

if you are talking about the belt then xxxs uses 1 belt, street weapon uses 3 belts......
I think he ment CVD's... Unfortunately i do not have an answer.
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The Street Weapon rear CVD shafts are a little bit shorter then the XXX-S ones, I have a set on my car right know because I had them and they were alum. Using XXX-S ones on a SW may be an issue as they bottom out in the diff.

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Old 09-18-2002, 07:46 PM   #3809
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Arrow Carpet set-up tips.

shrekair and everyone else-Thanks for tips for my car on carpet/foams. have increased the weight of oil front and rear, stood shocks up one hole and also went up in spring rate. I think it will all help tremendousely. I want to keep the steering, but lose the unpredictibility!!!

But this is a great start. I'd rather start the season with too much steering than be fighting a push!!!
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do the xxx-s drive shafts fit the old Street Weapon?
They should fit in the front because that's where I got my shinny CVD'S from. The street weapon front MIP cvd's fit but were a hair bit longer than the XXXS so I had to shave them a little but going from XXXS to street weapon shouldn't be a problem.
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