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Old 01-08-2004, 11:01 AM   #8386
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Old 01-08-2004, 10:30 PM   #8387
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Is the Losi heavier then say the Yokomo and the new HPI? I'm wondering if those cars have an advantage with that flat graphite chassis... The new HPI looks like there's almost nothing to it. Just curious.

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the losi is heavier than both of those cars right out of the box.
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Then how can it be as competitive?
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Old 01-08-2004, 11:31 PM   #8390
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Weight isn't everything. A lighter car is usually better, but the differences here are small, within a few ounces typically.

My XXX-S G+ is under the ROAR limit. My older XXX-S is about one ounce over the ROAR limit.
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Old 01-09-2004, 12:07 AM   #8391
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Oh okay... That's cool... I just can't seem to get my car to transition as fast as some of the other cars here... I just put a sway bar on front to see if that helps keep the tail end stuck. I love the Losi though... It's just a matter of learning what changes do what and finding a setup that's right for me.

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Have you tried messing with droop, shock oils, and shock pistons to get your car to transition quicker?
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That's the next thing on my list... I'm currently using 40wt in the front and 35wt in the back... I'm going to go with 50wt all around and see what that does.

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That should slow down transitioning by going thicker with the shock oil.
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Oh! LOL I was thinking that making it more stiffer would mean it wouldn't roll as much? I see what you're saying though... So, I'm already running a good oil for transitioning eh? I've got orange pistons in the back and reds in the front, should I change that?


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JitsuGuy- You might also try to angle the top of your shocks in one hole. Gives more rear bite. Has helped my car as track temperature drops.
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does anybody have there rear shocks layed down to the innermost hole. Wondering what the effects of it are, and if there too extreme, just a idea for 5 minute tuning.
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Then how can it be as competitive?
this car carries killer corner speed and has good accelleration. At my local track there are cars that are under weight or right at the limit and the losi still comes out on top. A lighter car won't automatically put you in the winners circle with out a decent set up or track time.
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this car carries killer corner speed and has good accelleration. At my local track there are cars that are under weight or right at the limit and the losi still comes out on top. A lighter car won't automatically put you in the winners circle with out a decent set up or track time.
Clint,

Are you still running your Losi?? I got rid of my Evo III and can get a Killer deal on an XXX-SG. If I pick it up I will be contacting you for asphalt setups.

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Oh okay... That's cool... I just can't seem to get my car to transition as fast as some of the other cars here... I just put a sway bar on front to see if that helps keep the tail end stuck. I love the Losi though... It's just a matter of learning what changes do what and finding a setup that's right for me.

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Get with Brian Stanton when he gets back from the Novak. His car at the winter champs was pretty strapped. Had great corner speed and the back end was planted.
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