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Old 12-22-2003, 12:58 AM   #8101
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Old 12-22-2003, 12:59 AM   #8102
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I will be an owner of a XXX-S G+ in a few days!! Be patient with my queries, questions and favors. . . .

Basically from numerous, pages of this thread. It will rock box stock. I think the main hop up to do is change to Ti Screws all around. Is this advisable?
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its advisable, but not really the 1 number hop-up, in my opinion... alum steering knucles are the number 1 hop-up.

From the box, i'd change the rear hubs becasue the off-set ones are more for carpet racing than asphalt, i'd get the standard ones with 1 degree toe to be able to add more toe-in in the rear.

2nd would be putting an extra bumper or brace on top (underneath the exsisting bumper)

Get a couple of tuning springs (red, blue and green)

Also, almost all XXX's users put their ESC's behind the motor.
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Old 12-22-2003, 01:56 AM   #8103
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Why do you suggest aluminum steering knuckles?

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Old 12-22-2003, 04:18 AM   #8104
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Why do you suggest aluminum steering knuckles?

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although i haven't stripped my graphite knuckles before, alum ones make that a very remote possibilty....
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Old 12-22-2003, 07:39 AM   #8105
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Old 12-22-2003, 12:34 PM   #8106
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do aluminum n\knuckles weich thatmuch, and do they do any other good other than not being able to strip out. I've stripped out 2 knuckles, both grphite, and don't want to do it again. Also, what chassis improvement would be best for carpet racing, my car is graphite(old style), and with no aluminum parts. Should i upgrade my electronics, or go to my chassis.
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Old 12-22-2003, 02:28 PM   #8107
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well it depends..... first off what do u run for electronics?? and second off do u really want to spend the money on hop-up parts... on my tc3 ive had bad problems with the aluminum hop-up parts that end up bending and cause a tweak... but on a personal note i would stay with graphite, its strong and light and for a losi it wount break unless you really tire to break it..

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Old 12-22-2003, 03:04 PM   #8108
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I use aluminum pivot blocks and supports, and an aluminum steering rack and wheel hubs, but that's it, everything else is graphite or composite.

I would stay away from using suspension pieces made of aluminum, the graphite stuff works fine and is cheaper and in many cases lighter.
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Old 12-22-2003, 03:19 PM   #8109
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yea, i run a cyclone(i have a C2, don't won't, i'll send it in, pay 50 bucks, get a gt7(hopefully)). I have a nice servo, i need a new radio, i'm getting a new one, any ideas, and i need a new motor. Other than that, my batteries can last me till the summer. So, should i just buy tires, springs sets, traction sauce, shock oils, all the sets to tune stuff out, or should i just revamp my electronics, or spend some money on back-ups, and some aluminum, a one way, 3 ideas there.
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Old 12-22-2003, 04:41 PM   #8110
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get a M8 for your new radio.. its a very nice system, for motor stk binary from epic, and then springs,tire squace, ect.
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you shouldnt need backup radio gear but its never hurts to have a back up... and now u know why i run two car lol
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Old 12-22-2003, 04:59 PM   #8112
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haha, a M8 might be a little too much money for me. Even though i just got a job. I'll have about 200 bucks for anew system, maybe if someone has a used M8, or a futaba high end, i don't really care about the system, as long as it's fm, and is synthsiszed. Maybe a xs3 would be good, how much is that?
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I think The xs3 is about $230, my dad has it and really likes it.
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hey just wondering does anyone have a good setup for carpet?
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Check out Losi's website, try either Paul L's or Todd Hodge's. I use Hodges myself
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