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Old 09-26-2003, 11:30 PM   #7141
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STLNFRST-HAHA!!now THAT'S funny! still racing offroad bro but now that the track i am racing at is putting in a big sedan track its on like donkey kong!! gonna try to pry you and Mark Dawson back here to race again!!

also i bought a new REAL vehicle,i am looking at coming up to your neck of the woods now that i have a dependable vehicle....and do some racing...if that what you want to call it
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Old 09-27-2003, 12:36 AM   #7142
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hey I used a roto zip bit in my dremel worked very good no melting and very nice cuts as well ... my 2cents....
I heard about those, do you know where I can find one?
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Old 09-27-2003, 12:37 AM   #7143
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randy here the springs for all the losi's

http://www.teamlosi.com/techtips/spring_chart.htm

And for the roto zop my sucked I bought it because it was there and looked preatry good but it could not cut crap my 2 cents but I also added 2 more cells for some real power lol.
Cool, thats a lot of help! Thank you!
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Old 09-27-2003, 10:05 AM   #7144
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i was just about to start packing my car up for this weekend with it's new setup, when i noticed that my front ride height is about 3/4 inch up!!!!, i 'm using the trackside todd hodge setup, i never understood how you lower a car down, so could someone please tell me, my car looks like a drag car, going backwards.
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Old 09-27-2003, 10:08 AM   #7145
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I've never seen a sedan with a rideheight of 3/4", I didn't even think the shocks could extend that long. You need to back off of the preload collar to bring it down though.
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Old 09-27-2003, 10:31 AM   #7146
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pretty wierd huh, is that it, or is there more i can do to bring it down, it's not preloaded that much to start, okay, maybe it's a 1/2 inch, i rechecked.
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Old 09-27-2003, 10:31 AM   #7147
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That and shorten your shocks. Make sure you've got the short shocks in the front and long in the back.
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Old 09-27-2003, 10:43 AM   #7148
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i just realized i put rear(1.5) springs in the front, now i have to change, i my setup is all screwed up, but i guess thats just one joy of the hobby
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1.5 or 1.15? You can run 1.15's in the front and still get the correct ride height, it just takes a little adjusting. But I don't know about 1.5". That sounds like a buggy spring.
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Old 09-27-2003, 10:59 AM   #7150
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that was what i meant, but anyways, guess what, i didn't work, i have the long shocks in the back, and everthing square, would it have to do with my front pivot(Or) choice?
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i just realized i put rear(1.5) springs in the front, now i have to change, i my setup is all screwed up, but i guess thats just one joy of the hobby

i use to use the 1.15 springs up front, the blue ones, and i could still make the proper ride height. the shock collars just need to be all the way up.

... BTW, im using todd hodge's socal setup now, but before, i use to use the blue or red springs, depending on the track.

... the hinge pin holders in front shouldn't make a difference.
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great, how didn't i see all these problems, now the hex screw that gos through the bumper(i'm trying to take it off), stripped out. How do you guys get a stripped screw out!
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great, how didn't i see all these problems, now the hex screw that gos through the bumper(i'm trying to take it off), stripped out. How do you guys get a stripped screw out!
we use a cutting disc on a dremel to place a slot on the screw, in order to be able to use a flat head screw driver to turn the broken screw... just be careful not to hit the chassis...
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Cut a slot on the head of the screw with a cutoff wheel on a Dremel and remove it with a flathead screwdriver.
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great, how didn't i see all these problems, now the hex screw that gos through the bumper(i'm trying to take it off), stripped out. How do you guys get a stripped screw out!
I avoid them in the first place by not ever using the allen wrenches that come with the kit. I used the stock wrench on the tunnel plate on mine, since I couldn't find my good 0.050" one, and stripped out the head on one of the 2-56 screws before I could blink. To remove stripped screws, I usually do like Randman suggested and dremel them into flathead screws. If they're countersunk (flathead) screws, I use a reverse thread extractor a machinist friend of mine made me. I chuch it in my drill press and apply a ton od pressure while slowly turning the spindle backwards by hand. It's hard and slow, but it's the best way I've found to remove the most stubborn small screws. As a matter of fact, I just used it on my car.

Next stop: Hobby shop, for stainless tunnel screws.

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