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Old 08-16-2003, 08:42 AM   #6856
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hey guys

i keep hearing that i should get the short front shocks for my standard xxxs to improve cornering

is this really necessary?

do i have to buy a new shock body or just shorter shafts?
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Old 08-16-2003, 12:32 PM   #6857
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hey guys

i keep hearing that i should get the short front shocks for my standard xxxs to improve cornering

is this really necessary?

do i have to buy a new shock body or just shorter shafts?
You would need to use the short body and shafts.Losi sells a pair of short shocks w/everything you need to build them in the bag.I think they retail for around $30.00 .
The short shocks give the front suspension more up travel and also keeps the piston in the oil better(the long shocks tend to get air in them when fully compressed).
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Old 08-17-2003, 01:34 PM   #6858
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I got a monster motor and it heats really quickly and is sUPER hot even with the heatsink on! My gearing is 128 spur 38 pinion (64pitch) overall ratio is about 6.5 should the number of my overall ratio be higher or lower for the motor to get less hotter. or is it not even the gearing?!
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Old 08-17-2003, 02:12 PM   #6859
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neo-pro-3, i had the same problem, for u, i would try a smaller pinion, and then check the car for any friction causers. The belt may be too tight also. Check all of that, then post back. I've also heard that if ur tires are almost too grippy, they can strain the motor.
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Old 08-17-2003, 03:55 PM   #6860
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At Socal, I generally gear my Monster Stocks between 32 and 34/128
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Old 08-17-2003, 07:54 PM   #6861
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I got a monster motor and it heats really quickly and is sUPER hot even with the heatsink on! My gearing is 128 spur 38 pinion (64pitch) overall ratio is about 6.5 should the number of my overall ratio be higher or lower for the motor to get less hotter. or is it not even the gearing?!
that seem pretty high to me. I agree with the gearing that Evicerator gave. I haven't run a monster over a 34. The lower gearing should also give you more punch and be easier on your brushes too.
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Old 08-17-2003, 09:06 PM   #6862
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i wish i lived in so cal, theres so much to do, and better weather
wisconsin suxs, btw, i'm making a new spool(take out bearings, all that stuff), any tips, i have a reg. xxx-s, makin it better.
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Old 08-17-2003, 09:08 PM   #6863
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I guess it is too high. Cuz my belt is loose and the tires were worn out so i think my gearing is too high. I'll try going down to a 34. Cuz at 38 it's REALLY Fast.
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Old 08-17-2003, 09:09 PM   #6864
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also what do threaded shocks do for your car. Does it improve anything while driving or is it just for looks?
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Old 08-17-2003, 09:13 PM   #6865
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they make adjustments alot easier, than using preloads or those slide thingys, and u can measure the treads, easier to adjust. The have alittle eye-candy, i have them on my pro 3, but not on my xxx-s(i don't feel like payin for'em). There nice to have, but not esential. If u keep adjusting ur car, and putting new setups in, there great, but for the "make it go, and i'll drive it" kinda guy, there not nessesary.
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Old 08-17-2003, 09:13 PM   #6866
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It's mostly for ease of adjustability. When you're setting ride height and tweek, it's much easier to just put in a turn or take out half a turn instead of add this clip, too much, Take it out, add this thinner clip, not enough, etc...
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Iv'e had this car for about a month but never really wanted to give it a try at the track till yesterday my TC3 was swinging in the rear I took out my Losi XXS G+ and guess what!? TQ'd and ended in second in the main just couldent find a gap to pass the guy who I dumbly let go buy me early but hey I have a new love for the car handles like a Cadallac!!
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sorry to go a little off topic..but anyone can confirm that the spindle set for Losi xxx-s:
A-9753 can actually be plucked into the TC3?
i kinda need the exactly all in that package(c-hubs and steering blocks)but to get them from AE would cost more than $30 bucks!!
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