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Old 04-03-2004, 02:40 AM   #9676
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Old 04-03-2004, 04:11 AM   #9677
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Sup people!

I recently got a used xxx-s rtr and am looking for some info? The drivetrain seems like it's binding or something? Could it be that I just need to tear it down and clean it out?

Another thing also is that I ran it for like a minute and the motor and motor wires got really hot, and the esc was warm. I'm thinking the motor might be the cause or could it again be the drivetrain?

I really like the car otherwise and have wanted one for awhile as one of my favorite old cars was a JRX2! And would like to find the easiest way to get it running a little smoother.

Thanks for any info/help!
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Old 04-03-2004, 07:14 AM   #9678
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my rtr was/still is quite stiff, but not to the point where my motor was being overworked. Your diffs may be too tight. a little test is to raise one side of your car from the ground and hit the gas, with pressure on the grounded wheels. if all 4 are turning then its too tight, only the raised wheels should be spinning. Other than that, people say my drivetrain is tight but according to the manual its fine.

I also recently removed all my bearings, soaked them in lighter fluid for a day, re-lubed and only put on 1 sheild, leaving the exposed side to the inside. this seems to have freed up my car a little more. next step for me is to get the black long belt system.
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Old 04-03-2004, 09:06 AM   #9679
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Pull the motor out and see if there are any binds. If so that'll cause the motor to get hot like that. If it is binding I'd tear it down and bebuild it completely.
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Old 04-03-2004, 10:36 AM   #9680
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I heard about some guys in Phoenix bolting on a piece of lexan somehow around the motor in the XXX-S to channel more air to the motor and it apparently helps dramatically with cooling. Does anyone have a pix of this?

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Old 04-03-2004, 10:47 AM   #9681
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I just picked up the black belt conversion kit,does it really make a difference or is it all hype.
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Old 04-03-2004, 10:56 AM   #9682
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I heard about some guys in Phoenix bolting on a piece of lexan somehow around the motor in the XXX-S to channel more air to the motor and it apparently helps dramatically with cooling. Does anyone have a pix of this?

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not the same, but on a similar note, does anyone have a picture of the plactic antenna mod some use to keep the wire under the body? ive heard of cutting a coke bottle and wrapping the wire around that. im just wondering how its mounted to the chassis
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Old 04-03-2004, 11:49 AM   #9683
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I tried something like that on a Yokomo SD, and it didn't help much at all... if you want to keep things cooled down, run a fan.
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Old 04-03-2004, 06:40 PM   #9684
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how many degrees of anti-dive do the low-roll pivot blocks add?
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Old 04-03-2004, 07:26 PM   #9685
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What is the trick to do for the stock servo saver? I would touch the boards and my steering would drift the car to the left or the right depending what side I hit the boards. I am using the stock Servo Saver in the stock configuration witha JR Digital 8450 Servo

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The trick I use is.. I dont use a servo saver,I have spare motors in my box and spare servos.. I have been racing a Losi xxxs for some time and have yet to destroy a servo.
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But what do you break when you could have used a servo saver and and not broken that part. I went back to the stock servo saver after breaking the servo bellcranks.
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I got rid of the servo saver as well... never had any problems with any broken parts, but I do stay off the pipes.
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how many degrees of anti-dive do the low-roll pivot blocks add?
Assuming you are using the low holes for the pivot block and a 0 block, it will be 0
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stay off the pipes, since when?
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