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Old 09-24-2003, 02:18 PM   #7081
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I'm just using high speed cutting bits, I finished one of the holes just to see how it will come out, and it does look like mill quality. Unfortunately the high speed cutters make a lot of dust, so I have to blow the chassis off every few cuts so that I can see what I'm doing... takes a lot of time because of that.
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Old 09-24-2003, 03:24 PM   #7082
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I wish I had the time you have on your hands. I barely have time to build diffs and shocks. The wife is going shopping tonight though so I get to work on the car all night.
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I work nights, and I go out later at night, so days are pretty much filled with dremel work
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Old 09-24-2003, 03:33 PM   #7084
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96% actually No change to the avatar quite yet though Have the upper deck all drawn out where I'm going to grind... this is gonna be a bitch!
Why all the mill work? Don't you want to try the car first in stock form then mill if necessary? Just wondering.
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Old 09-24-2003, 04:11 PM   #7085
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I really dont want to use the car stock, because I know I'll end up taking everything apart to cut all of the slots anyways. I see what the local guys to beat are doing, and go with what they've done. Just wish I had the patience to do some of the stuff Kinwald did on his upper deck...
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Old 09-24-2003, 07:09 PM   #7086
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Hey guys Iv'e had my losi for about a month now and have not really worked on it but am going to start learning it better. I have a couple of questions but dont want to look through the whole thread mabe you can help me. First what are you doing to free up the the chassie? Are you shimming or using certain barings or just plain keeping the bearings clean? Also Im running a one way but want to know what will tightining or loosining the rear diff do exactly? Thanks. I love the easy acsess of the rear diff BTW. Thanks.
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Old 09-24-2003, 07:19 PM   #7087
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As far as freeing up the drive train, I know a lot of guys are using Acer or Boca bearings. Or removing the seals on the inside of the stock bearings and degreasing them. I don't really use the diff tightness as a tuning option too much. I've found it to be a little inconsistant. I set it and don't worry about it. I'd rather tune with springs, oils, alignments, rollcenters, etc...
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For the diff tightness usually the tighter it is the more traction it will have....to a point. If you run the front diff tighter it will pull more out of corners but give up a little steering on corner entry. Rear diff if its tighter it will not really allow the car to rotate very well though the corner....but will give more traction once power is applied.....so it could cause the car to push comming out of the corner when on the gas.
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And a Free drivetrain does not really mean a whole lot....just make sure that nothing is binding up...like no locked up bearings and over tightened screws that will bind the drive train up. It doesnt matter if the car free wheels for 40 seconds or 10 seconds.....once there is a motor placed on the drive train and the car is on the ground all that goes out the window. Main thing is to make sure nothing is bound up....dont get too concered with how long the car will free spin for....thats way over rated.....leave that for the TC3 guys to lose sleep over.
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I agree Kevin. I spent so much time when I ran a TC3 trying to get my drive train as free as I could. Then I checked out a friends car who races for Schumacher and the drive train barely free wheeled. It's just not that big of a deal.
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OK thanks guys, saves me time on maintenence!!
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Old 09-24-2003, 10:36 PM   #7092
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Got the other side of my upper deck cut out, gonna look nice when it's finished
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the xxxs competes quite well without swisscheesing the chassis.
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I am very VERY FAAAAST at the Tamiya Track and I pick the Acura RSX for my King of the Hill race car!
Hey Mark, shouldn't you be working on something other than a Losi right now?
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the xxxs competes quite well without swisscheesing the chassis.
I agree. But at least we got Randy away from that noisy assed cuda. I guess I bugged him enough.

Mark, are you planning on running that Toyota race up in Irvine? If so, any idea on what body you're going to run. (You have to run a Toyota or Lexus if you didn't know) I was thinking the Losi Lexus but I keep hearing that it pushes like a dump truck.
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