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Old 04-04-2004, 08:20 PM   #9706
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I really dislike adjusting my turnbuckles on my xxx-s. Seems when i try to adjust they always pop out, or i have to use needle nose pliers on one end as i try to adjust them, just a pain in the arse. Im using the ones that came with the RTR kit, would a lunsford set with the rpm ends help this at all? maybe im doing something wrong. I even put lube on them like it said in Drakes article in RC Nitro, but same thing
I had the same problem with my RTR - the ball ends are very hard. Use the Lunsford turnbuckles (or titanium turnbuckles from graphite kit) with the RPM rod ends (I used the short rod ends) I then turned the turnbuckle into and out of the rod end 5 times to establish a clean thread. They work great. They never slip and I can adjust them without popping off.
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Old 04-04-2004, 08:24 PM   #9707
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Does anyone know how to fix stripped theads on the graphite chassis. I have stripped 2 of the 3 screws on the gear cover and 1 screw on the front diff cover.
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Old 04-04-2004, 09:04 PM   #9708
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you can either rethread using ca glue or get longer bottom cover screws. i'll try to find the exact screw measurements you'll need.
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Old 04-04-2004, 09:08 PM   #9709
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Thank you. I will try the CA glue
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Old 04-04-2004, 09:28 PM   #9711
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On removing every other tooth on the belt are you doing this on the black belt also ? And how is this belt "trick" holding up in mod,I run a 10x2 most of the time and dont really like changing belts..
I'd consider a 10x2 a rather mild modified... I dont have any problems with the belt skipping with low turn mods and I run the belt really loose.
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what changes should i make on todd hodge's snowbird's setup for a tight track? i was thinking normal wheelbase and less front caster.
Are the ae hexes really worth it? my hexes always seem to come out with the wheel, so they must be worn, but the price on the ae hexes .
on a side note, i'm really bummed that my local track is closing for the summer. i only got to go there 5 times . now my xxx-s has to go into storage after next weekend .
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how many degrees of anti-dive do the low-roll pivot blocks add?
Using a 0F front block in the lower diff case holes and losi low inner pivots it should give you 2 degrees of anti-dive.
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Old 04-05-2004, 09:25 AM   #9715
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what changes should i make on todd hodge's snowbird's setup for a tight track? i was thinking normal wheelbase and less front caster.
Are the ae hexes really worth it? my hexes always seem to come out with the wheel, so they must be worn, but the price on the ae hexes .
on a side note, i'm really bummed that my local track is closing for the summer. i only got to go there 5 times . now my xxx-s has to go into storage after next weekend .
I picked up the carbon AE hexes, only a couple bucks and they worked fine...
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Old 04-05-2004, 02:27 PM   #9716
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...Are the ae hexes really worth it? ...
I thought that the use of AE hexes are to set the track to its maxium beacsue the TRC wheels have a different offset which makes the car less than 190mm.

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sometimes when you use 28mm tires they rub and the AE hexes are a bit thicker which is enough to help with the rubbing..

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10 winds are what most of the guy's run at the track I race at,it's not that big of a track.
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the use of the ae hexes or other aftermarket hexes were not so much used for clearance with rubbing as they were to compensate for the offset on the older style trc wheels to get the regular track width. the new trc 28mm wheels have the regular offset so you can use the stock hexes.
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10 winds are what most of the guy's run at the track I race at,it's not that big of a track.
hehe, SoCal isn't too big either, and we use down to 6t
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