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Old 01-07-2003, 07:02 PM   #4876
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maxboost - in addition to the advice of John S, check to make sure that you aren't overtightening your wheelnuts. Some people have reported that this was their problem. Also, the clicking could be in your drivebelt. If you run a spool or regular front diff, or run the belt really loose, it can cause the belt to make a clicking sound.

Mr Losi - Whassup? Yeah, I'be been running that same set of tires since we visited your track. They've only got about 35 runs on them...LOL. I've got a pretty good setup with the tires now but that's on our track. Plus I haven't been able to run the setup in modified yet. So I guess we'll see how it works when we get there. I'm looking forward to this weekend and hangin with the sconnies. email me at dkurschner@mn.rr.com, I'd like to see what you've been doing for setup as of late. We'll talk to you soon.

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Old 01-07-2003, 07:11 PM   #4877
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Something that alot of us here in Kansas have done is to take a dremel with a barrel shaped grinder and took a small amount of material out of the steering blocks at the top and the bottom where the lower caster block screw and the upper camber ballstud screws in. If you take the front wheels and turn them full throw, then take the top of the caster block and push it to the rear of the car, then turn the tires you will feel the pins slightly hitting. Take the steering blocks off the car, install the bearings, then install the cvds and as you turn them push in all directions to check for binding. It doesnt take much material removal to get the clearance needed. I dont think that the problem is a material or workmanship problem, it is a bearing tolerance problem. You will notice it more when your bearings get worn than when they are new. Give it a try.
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Old 01-07-2003, 07:22 PM   #4878
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Doug, can I get your Enid setup from you?
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Old 01-07-2003, 08:02 PM   #4879
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Hey Guys,

I got my new parts in:

1) Protoform Stratus Body (older style, was only 13 bucks new)
2) new yellow belt
3) parts to rebuild diff (other than carbide diff balls, 11 dollars, ouch)

I also got some more tuning aids and other goodies. I am still waiting for the low roll centers (losi stock). What will I experience when I add this to my car?

Also, what will I experience when I add the new belt as well? I run in a 19 turn spec class.

Finally, anyone know how much more steering will be generated by my new body instead of my old HPI Alpha romeo?
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Old 01-07-2003, 08:28 PM   #4880
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Hey all, what's the difference between a CVD and a dogbone? I want to upgrade the things that go from the outdrives to the hub... I know Losi makes them in aluminum, but are they CVD's or Dogbones? I'm confused.

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Old 01-07-2003, 08:39 PM   #4881
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The entire drive axle is often called a CVD. The part from the oudrive to the CVD joint can be purchased separately and is often called a dogbone or bone. Dogbones on some kits have two ends that look alike. CVD's have a flexible lower friction joint on the wheel side. Personally I don't think they should be called CVD or Contstant Velocity Drives because they are not. That is why the Losi front wheels vibrate on the stand at full lock.

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Old 01-07-2003, 09:25 PM   #4882
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dave, i will e-mail you when i get home..
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Old 01-07-2003, 09:29 PM   #4883
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Sure David!! Let me get it scanned and I will email it to you. I will send you the last one I ran in mod there. All it needs for stock is to install the 1/2 deg blocks on reversed.
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Old 01-07-2003, 09:33 PM   #4884
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Heck David, I ride with the guy to the races and I don't get THE Enid setup...lol Come ON Doug help a Brother out! LOL


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Old 01-07-2003, 10:11 PM   #4885
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Keep in mind David, somebody did not attend the last Bragging Rights race or they would have it!
Last time I took him to a race he tried to cut his hand off on practice day and ended up at the ER for an hour to sew it back on. Sorry "Blade" I couldnt resist!
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Old 01-07-2003, 10:13 PM   #4886
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What Really stunk about that weekend was the darn VA not treating me first...damn almost bled to death with my one inch cut...lol

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Thanks Dave for the insite and setup assistance! You are an asset to the Losi team for sure!! Good luck this weekend.
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I have not run my GP yet as racing hasn't started here yet, but I am trying to find a setup sheet for foams on carpet that will be a good base setup that I have all the parts for, don't need to make modifications, and understand fully.

The Spashett Cleveland setup seems to satisfy most of these criteria, with the exception that someone said the Matt Francis low roll centre blocks are different to the Losi Low roll centre blocks, so the rear of the car (and possibly the front) would be slightly different) Also, since it is a XXX-S setup, would the front shocks be a different length to mine ? Does it matter ? I mean you've got droop screws right ?

Lemieux setup requires an extra hole to be drilled on the arm, don't particularly trust myself to do that, and it doesn't give too much detail.

Andrew Gray setup for Octoberfast seems feasible. Again, a question of shock length and why the need for limiters with droop screws ? Also does drilled mean 1 hole drilled out to the next size ?
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also, are there any online shops that have plaids purples cyans and magentas all in stock ?
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Sleek the elite,

We use the shock limiters because the bumpers flex to much.

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