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Old 11-25-2002, 06:48 PM   #4441
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"Belt Flutter" I see your not the only one who notices that. You think the new yellow belt will flutter even more than the blue?
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Old 11-25-2002, 08:11 PM   #4442
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Personaly i wouldn't get anything besides a losi or asc. They are the two most popular, best handleing and performing cars out there and the big races show it. They come from the biggest names in the buisness which also lets you know you have plenty of hop ups and service.
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Old 11-25-2002, 08:38 PM   #4443
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proudwinner-I do not think the belt moves or flutters enough on acceleration to touch the bottom plate. Only in transistions to braking or from braking to acceleration. It is not a problem. The yellow belt is supposed to have a harder material so the little cogs flex less causing less power loss. Fewer cords so the belt can flex easier, for less power loss. Should be just the ticket for stock. Can't wait to get my hands on one, but they are not available yet.
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Old 11-25-2002, 08:42 PM   #4444
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I was told that the yellow belts have been released, it's just very hard right now to find one.
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Old 11-25-2002, 10:20 PM   #4445
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they have the yellow ones at socal raceway. Give um a call and theyy can ship you one. www.socalrc.com
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Old 11-25-2002, 10:54 PM   #4446
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What is the part number for the new yellow belt? What about the new stiffer bumpers. Are they out too?
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don't know a # but the new bumbers are no good they crack very easly. Just make one out of lexan or something like that
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Old 11-26-2002, 06:01 PM   #4448
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I was referring to the front and rear bumpers that hold the droop screws. They are supposed to be made from a stiffer material.
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Old 11-26-2002, 10:59 PM   #4449
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Some time ago, I read that Losi was changing all of their sedan springs to 1" from the old 1.15" variety. I have been waiting and waiting but I still haven't seen any 1" blue or 1" silver springs on the shelves.

Did that change ever happen? If so, how would one go about getting those springs?

Not a huge deal, just an annoyance. heh
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Old 11-27-2002, 11:54 PM   #4450
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new firm bumpers could use improvement!
2 down, not wasting money to buy anymore!
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Old 11-28-2002, 01:12 AM   #4451
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Futureal - yes, the springs have been changed to 1". However they are what they call a "running change".

New Stiff Bumper - Alot of people use an upper brace on their front bumpers. When you use the stiff bumpers, you are supposed to use the new Losi body post bumper brace. This allows the stiffer front bumper to flex up upon impacts instead of putting all the force straight back which cracks it near the body post mounts.
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Old 11-28-2002, 10:35 AM   #4452
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Looks like it's available. I got mine on reserve at my LHS so hopefully he gets his shipment any day now!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=1921549631
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Old 11-28-2002, 03:56 PM   #4453
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Hmm, its cool the XXXS graphite editions came out, though I am glad in a way I got the current graphite hop up, I like the TL on the chassis Also, thats means the older parts probably will go down in price.

Anyone tell me what the advantage is on the new mounting positions on the rear shock tower are? Besides the obvious *You have more mounting positions!*

Also, what do i gain out of having the new offset hubs?

Finally, whats the best all around body for the XXX-S? The one that came with the car I didn't like as I had to stiffen up the front too much. My current HPI romeo doesn't have enough steering.
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Old 11-28-2002, 10:15 PM   #4454
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I recently switched from a Protoform Stratus 2.0 to the Losi Alfa body. What a difference. The car is much more stable and precise!! It turned in better and the rear end stayed put. Give one a try, you will not be disappointed. Plus you dont have to run a STRATUS!
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Old 11-29-2002, 05:55 AM   #4455
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Doung ...That's the body that comes with the Graphite + kit right?

Cain ...don't know about the shock towers (yet) but the offset hubs, if you run them in the inner holes on the new arms your rear ends up the same exact width as the "old" arms and hubs, but your camber links are then shortened. When I ran them last weekend it seemed (to me anyways) to let the car roll around the corners smoother than before. I had all kinds of people comment on how smoth and faster it looked around corners ...and I didn't tell anyone I had made the switch (just as an experiment). If you run the hubs on the outside hole it makes the car wider, I tried this and didn't like it at all, made the car push a lot. ...incidentally these are just my observations and experience, your results may vary
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