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Old 04-19-2004, 02:46 PM   #10021
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I dont know by first hand knowledge but I have been told the car is alot more free and adds run time with alittle more rip. the pully system is larger allowing a larger belt and a less binding drive train
That's what I have been told also. Just wanted to see if anyone that has tried it, what their thoughts are..

Mine will be here soon.... I hope it helps out because the Xray's are killing us Losi's....
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Old 04-19-2004, 02:49 PM   #10022
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There's a difference. The black belt does make a noticeable difference in the acceleration of the car.
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Old 04-19-2004, 02:53 PM   #10023
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There's a difference. The black belt does make a noticeable difference in the acceleration of the car.
Very cool.. I sure hope so... we had about 20 sedans out in sportsman yesterday and 4 of us are running Losi's and the rest are xrays... They just kill us in accleration...
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Old 04-19-2004, 07:57 PM   #10024
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Anybody need a black belt kit? Call 319-362-1291 (Box Karr Hobbies). Store opens at 10 a.m. central time. There was only one left hanging for $17.95.
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Old 04-19-2004, 08:02 PM   #10025
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No reason they should be. Work on your bearings a little and free up the drivetrain.
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Old 04-19-2004, 10:32 PM   #10026
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I was gonna say the same thing David said, if they are out accelerating you, your motor and batts could be in question as well. Blow the grease out of all the bearings and it'll free up the drivetrain a ton. I do this after every 2 racedays.
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Old 04-20-2004, 06:43 AM   #10027
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There are a couple of things I am going to try, including the new belt.. The only thing is... if it was just me that this was happening to, I could understand something being off with my setup(motor,batts, etc), but this was with every other Losi as well...

Thanks for the input..
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Old 04-20-2004, 07:35 AM   #10028
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I won expert stock at Mikes a few weeks ago with the worst stock motor I've ever had and before I got my new belt. The Xrays aren't any faster then the Losi. Its all about setup and gearing and how free your car is.
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Old 04-20-2004, 07:37 AM   #10029
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How did you gear your car? I am running a 27/128(64 pitch) with a Putnam Binary2...
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Old 04-20-2004, 07:44 AM   #10030
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Thats your problem. Ditch that motor. Its got no punch at all. Get you a good monster stock and start about 31/128. Run is a few mins and check the heat. If its too hot the go down a tooth. That quad mag stock is just....whats a nice word....slow.
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Ok, I have a good Monster that I am using in my 1/12th scale... I will put that it and try it..

Thanks for the help David. I really didn't want to ditch my Losi because I really like it. I need some more practice time..

I should have my new belt this week...
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Old 04-20-2004, 08:33 AM   #10032
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What setup are you running? What tires?
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What setup are you running? What tires?
TRC Plaid FR 59mm
TRC Purple Rear 59mm
50wt all around
yellow springs fr
orange rear
.070 fr sway bar
stock hubs
stock shock locations

I don't remember my ride height.. think its 4mm fr 5mm rear
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Old 04-20-2004, 08:45 AM   #10034
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Try Todds cleveland setup except go to 50 wt oil, black springs all the way around. 4.5 mm ride height all the way around. TRC Cyan/Magenta tires at 59mm. Should be strapped.
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Try Todds cleveland setup except go to 50 wt oil, black springs all the way around. 4.5 mm ride height all the way around. TRC Cyan/Magenta tires at 59mm. Should be strapped.
Ok.. I will have to order the tires as I don't think Mike's has the Magenta/Cyan's in stock...
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