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Old 01-09-2003, 08:34 AM   #4906
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I just use the Graphite ones out of my many FTTC3 kits I have had. They work great are light and never come off when I pull the wheels off. But I use Jaco and TRC foam tires. Maybe some of the rubber tire or Euro brand rims fit tighter on the hex.But having said that-I used to have the O-ring ones on a MR4 and they were awesome!!!!

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Old 01-09-2003, 12:59 PM   #4907
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I run blue Associated TC3 alum. hexes on my new G Plus. They don't have the o ring setup to hold the pin. They are more like the stock plastic ones but once I tighten them rim on once they never come off. I think they press themselves on tight and with a medium tap on the axle I can get them loose. They seem to work very well and I'm happy with them. Plus I like the blue alum. over the red stuff but it is just preferance as I like blue better.
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i have problems with my shock on my GP. here it goes.... when i fully compress the shocks, it bounces back, when i extend them, it goes back to the middle. i followed the manual on shock assembly. is this normal? my droop is no use coz the shocks doesnt fully extend when i lift the car.
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Old 01-09-2003, 01:59 PM   #4909
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i have problems with my shock on my GP. here it goes.... when i fully compress the shocks, it bounces back, when i extend them, it goes back to the middle. i followed the manual on shock assembly. is this normal? my droop is no use coz the shocks doesnt fully extend when i lift the car.
Are you saying the weigh of the A-Arm and tire is not sufficient to extend the shock to the proper length? Are you sure you don't have the .28's on the rear? If it's moving to far in... move it up and down a few times. Should settle at about 1/4 in.

My shocks perform the same way. To my knowledge this is how the Losi shocks should perform (suck back in).
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Thats how you know you built the shock right, when it sucks back in. But there is no reason why the weight of the arm shouldn't pull the shock back down to set the droop.
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ok the manual says "there should be no air in the shocks". thats what i did. when i fully compress the shock, it has this pressure inside that makes it bounces back. and when i stretch it out, it has this pressure to go back in the middle.
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Old 01-09-2003, 02:16 PM   #4912
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Dave, a 24 tooth pinion ought to be pretty close if I am correct in assuming you're talking 48 pitch.
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im using 24 pinion with the stock 90 teeth 48 pitch spur w/ monster pro. this is perfect for my track. it doesnt get real hot.
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Yes sir, 48 pitch. I've yet to dip into the fancy gear world yet. lol
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Just got off a carpet track this week-end in prep. for Snowbirds. We were running 19t foams.......the gearing for 19t foams or rubbers is basically identical to stock. TC3's were running 25 and 26 tooth pinions on a track very similar in dimensions. That's exactly how you would gear a stock TC3 too. Two guys were running as high as 27 teeth on TC3's. A 24 - 25 tooth is a good starting point for the losi with rubbers.
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I should state the 27 teeth guys were on foams at about 2.27" to 2.30" in diameter.
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motor rpm plays an important role in gearing.
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Of course it does, that's why I only suggested a starting point. Layout, freeness of the chassis, tire diameter, torque and RPM all factor in. That's all a given.
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I run foams and with the two 19T motors I have had I have only been able to go up to around 24 tooth pinion (stock 88 spur, 48 pitch) without overheating the motor. My drivetrain is very free, but I have heard from others using trinity chameleon motors that you have to find a sweet spot for the motor. right now, on tighter tracks, I run about 21 tooth or 22. seems to work the best.

What performance difference will I notice with the new yellow belt?
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Cain, the new belt is sweeeet! You will be able to run it much looser than the old blue belt without the belt skipping. I was able to run mine set to the tension I ran for stock motors while running a 10x1 D5 last weekend with no skipping at all under braking. The whole drivetrain feels smoother and should be even more efficient.
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