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Old 09-30-2003, 02:55 AM   #7186
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Hello XXX-S drivers, my mate is gettin one of these cars, and he si wondering what hopups you guys recomend, aswell as, what spare parts are needed most frequently..

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Old 09-30-2003, 05:56 AM   #7187
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I would get the trinity bumper brace and the matt francis 2 pc. foam bumper. the stock bumper is weak and will break front shocks with goods hits.
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Old 09-30-2003, 10:45 AM   #7188
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From my experience with the XX4, I'd suggest getting the aluminum motor mount clamp as well.
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Old 09-30-2003, 11:10 AM   #7189
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From what I have seen Frt and rear hub carriers and frt and
rear arms are it for spare parts
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Old 09-30-2003, 11:30 AM   #7190
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Well I just finished grinding down one side of the chassis, gonna go to the gym in a little while, but I'll try to finish the other side today as well, just want this project to be over with The one side came out pretty good, I am a perfectionist though, so I do wish I knew someone at a machine shop that could do it for me perfectly...
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Old 09-30-2003, 03:03 PM   #7191
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i know what you mean, while "redesigning" my SS chassis, a cnc or something would be nice, dremeling and filing is just too much work . My next project is to outfit my pro 3 with a custom chassis. If only i had a digital camera.
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Old 09-30-2003, 10:41 PM   #7192
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Hey does anyone know who if anybody makes aftermarket spur gears? someone was telling me theres an adapter that allows you to use Kimbrough gears.
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Old 09-30-2003, 10:47 PM   #7193
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ops....i found it...

TMF1117 Gear Adapter Allows for use of aftermarket 48 BK a Matt Francis R/C- Losi XXX-S Gear Adapter. Allows for use of aftermarket 48 BK and 64 pitch gears.

Thanks anyway guys....
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Old 09-30-2003, 11:02 PM   #7194
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i know what you mean, while "redesigning" my SS chassis, a cnc or something would be nice, dremeling and filing is just too much work . My next project is to outfit my pro 3 with a custom chassis. If only i had a digital camera.
Penguin RC does some custom work, so I contacted them seeing if they could do anything with our car.
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Old 10-01-2003, 11:46 AM   #7195
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Does anyone have some sort of pattern for cutting out the chassis? Please email me if you do or know where to get one.
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Old 10-01-2003, 03:19 PM   #7196
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i've again, found a mysterious problem with my car. When i hit the gas, my cars perfectly quiet, but when i turn and hold gas on, i hear a very distinct rubbing or grinding noise. it doesn't do it with the tires(tryed foam and rubber) off, but when i put them on it does, and i see a scape mark in the tires, but i don't see what would be scaping, i polished and cleaned my dogbones, and relubed them, it is my spool, i don't think so though.
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it might be your hub axles not centered correctly or the set screw could be loose or stripped.
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Make sure you have the correct set screw that holds your hinge pin in place on your rear hub and castor block. If you used a droop screw for one of the set screws then it might rub on the rim. Other then that with wide front tires and depending on the upper shock location your tire could be rubbing on the shock and spring when the wheels are turned.
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i thought it might be that since my cars on a stand, there isn't any weight, so i took it outside, it ran quite, nice, but when i was making a lap in my driveway, i lost power, and my motor area started smoking! I broke a belt, and it all is now rock hard, waded up in my belt tensioner.
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Does anyone have some sort of pattern for cutting out the chassis? Please email me if you do or know where to get one.
The only pattern I know of is the one you draw. I'm gonna see if I can have a few chassis' milled out, anyone interested in them?
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