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Old 01-05-2003, 08:53 PM   #4846
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Great results! What surface are you running on? A look at that setup would be great! So you like it much better than your Yok?

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Old 01-05-2003, 09:06 PM   #4847
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I must say that I am very impressed with the Graphite Plus, even compared to the original xxx-s.

The bearings, compared to the old kit are a TON better. I only blew out the bearings inside the tunnel, and left the bearings in the carriers alone. I built the car, de-greased and lightly lubed all the bearings inside the belt tunnel. I then put it on the T-35 for quite a while, running at 2V, with an old mild mod motor. I took it off, and brand spankin' new, It rolls just about as well as my xxx-s, which is over a year old, and de-shielded.

I put the Carpet nats setup into the car, with some slight mods, and took it to the track today, and changed absolutely nothing. I changed tweak between 3000 and 3300 cells, but other than that.. nodda. Heck, The diff wasn't even broken in untill after the first heat ..heh..

My only problem is, with the belt being new, it seams to want to twist to one side on the bottom. I would assume this will go away after a few mores runs.
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Old 01-05-2003, 10:15 PM   #4848
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I've been very happy with my xxxs g+. I've had it about a month now, I've only run Stock Rubber, trying to get ready for the Novak TC Champs next weekend. I'd say I'm very close to a full lap faster with this car than I've ever been with my XRay in Stock Rubber. In a couple weeks, I'll be going to foams, and running Stock and Mod, so I'll find out how much I really like this car then.
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Does anyone know if A9918 is the correct part number for the new G+ chassi?

Also, anyone know where I can get a complete titanium screw kit for the XXX-S?

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Old 01-05-2003, 11:31 PM   #4850
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Reading all this positiveness about this car is great.

I cant wait till i get mine when they arive here.
damn thing we live so far away..

But hey im sure ill be impresed when i get it.

so wyd you like it better than your yoke whys that?
im moveing on to losi from a yok as well.

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Old 01-06-2003, 12:19 AM   #4851
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Looks like I will soon be back in the ranks of losi drivers , I will be getting a G+ car..... I can't wait to get back to the Losi diffs!!!! My brother also owns a XXX-S as of last week (the standard version) I have a few questions......

How would the car behave with the frear shock tower on the frontt? Has anyone tried this yet? also would I need to put long shocks like on the rear? We are gonna test this, but would like some input before hand.........

Has the Graphite upgrade kit been updated to include all the options like the G+ has?? (new chassis, new shock tower, rear arms, rear hub carriers, roll center blocks)
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Old 01-06-2003, 07:00 AM   #4852
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JeffWerner I'm running a close to stock setting on my G Plus. I did move the rear camber link on the new tower to the top inner most hole. On the new tower that is hole #1. Shocks are in hole #2 on the front and rear tower. I run 70wt oil in the front and rear with 56 pistons. I run Losi green springs in the front and rear. Everything else is the stock setup from the book on the G Plus. We run on inddor asphalt with foams. I run TRC 26mm purplse in the front and rear. I use ZipGrip 2 on the the whole rear tire and on the front I do 1/4 of the inside edge of the tire. I like the let the compound on for about 20 minutes to 30 minutes. The car is on rails and I really think this setup will work on carpet with just some minor spring changes (stiffer) and change my front tires to TRC Plaids and the rear would still be the same.

RyanC my Yoke was not as stable as the Losi is and I do have a little more adjustments on the the Losi too. I think the Losi responds a little more to little changes and then Losi has alot better setup guide in the back of the directions that really helps take the guess work out of what a certain adjustment will do. I figure out what my car is doing and what I want it to do and just look in book if I don't know what exactly to do to make it better and find the answer. It has worked great for me. I also like that parts are easier for me to get as well. Don't get me wrong as the Yoke was a very nice car but the Losi is just easier for me to get it to do what I want it to do. My Losi has alot less slop as well. My new Yoke Sp had a fair amount of slop but it never affected the way the car worked. It also helps that the Losi was as fast as my Yoke in the 1st weekend on it and now the last two weeks has passed it. I have ran Yokes for the last 3 years on and off and have had 3 pros and 1 sp so I do like the car but the Losi has just been easier to go fast with for me.
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Does anyone know if A9918 is the correct part number for the new G+ chassi?

Also, anyone know where I can get a complete titanium screw kit for the XXX-S?

Thanks!
The Ti screw kit you can get from www.kthobbies.com or www.speedtchrc.com
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Old 01-06-2003, 08:30 AM   #4854
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Does anyone know if A9918 is the correct part number for the new G+ chassi?

Also, anyone know where I can get a complete titanium screw kit for the XXX-S?

Thanks!
We have 1 of the new style chassis left in stock. This is the same one that comes with the Graphite Plus kit. People found out we had them and purchased all but 1. We also have the titanium screw kits and titanium ball studs in stock.

I also wanted to mention that later on today I will have the Lunsford quick tune shock mounts on the website. Here is a picture.



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I have to say that the Lunsford Quick Tunes for the shock mounts are great. I have run them for years on all my cars, they make making shock position changes easy. I have always been surprised that more people did not use them, they are great products.

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Old 01-06-2003, 06:25 PM   #4856
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Question for the foam/carpet guys. Have you ever been to a carpet track that really does not have much traction? The plaids and purple provide a good balance but the car has an on-power push and feels lazy in the middle of the corner. This is with the Cleveland setup from this year. Any suggestions to get the car hooked up better without changing the tires to cyan/magenta since I cannot find any? BTW, I was using losi black springs. Tried TC3 purples but the car floated too much. Before anybody says, "why dont you just keep testing", keep in mind that the closest carpet track is 2 1/2 hours away and they are having a trophy race this weekend. I would like to try and nail a more responsive setup to finetune during quals. Thanks for the help!
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impact....the shock settings front and rear tower on the losi are the same.....the rear is just different due to the body mount...
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Sorry but I beg to differ, after studiing 2 carbon fibre replicas on-line the front towers shock mounting points are closer to the center, and arch towards the lowest of the 3 mounting holes while the rear towers holes arch towards the center of the 3 holes.

Also from memory the lower shock mounting points are roughly at the same location on each arm. This would dictate that if the mounting points on the towers are identical then there would be no need to use shorter shocks/shafts on the front of the car.....
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Old 01-06-2003, 09:19 PM   #4859
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ok, fine, aperently you know the answer.....so why ask the question.....i was refering to the stock losi parts, i do not use aftermarket towers, i checked the locations, and they appear to be the same.....when i get home i will check for sure.......
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no I don't know the answer...lol I was wondering what handling changes they would make...... sorry to offend
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