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Old 08-24-2001, 04:52 PM   #91
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I know this is Off Topic but I wanted to get Plaid TRC Tires for my XXX-S and the place didn't have any so they sold me a set of Jaco TOur Car Tires mounted on the Velocity Rims. The guy said that the Jaco Purple/Orange are the same as the Plaid TRC Tires. Is this true?

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Old 08-24-2001, 05:13 PM   #92
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I definitely do not agree with the statement that this car is too heavy to be raced competitively. In fact I only plan on adding the graphite chassis, and the shock towers once they are available. Aluminum CVD's may help in the rotating mass department but if they are anything like the TC3's they will be bent as soon as you have a good sized impact. The cars in my area have been in the top 3 ever since it was released and that is in a VERY competitive stock class.

On another note have any of you seen replacement arms showing up at your LHS? I would like to get my hands on a few just for spares and locally spares for this car are simply unavailable.
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mike webb - Yep they are Personally I prefer the TRC foams due to the rim being stronger. Seems like the Jaco's bend very easily.
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master xxx-s: It would be something of a small miracle to replace the XXX-S belt without removing the small screws and the bottom plate... there's no other way to take the steering tunnel out, unfortunately.

I still think it's a pretty simple design, though.

There is actually a set of rear arms for the XXX-S at our local shop. I probably should have picked them up, since I now know exactly which part of the car I'm going to break this weekend... lucky for me I have backup Yokes! heh heh
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Shane - You should have bought them... even if you don't break... there are about 4 other losi's that could... make a buck..
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If they are still there we can always get them tomorrow... I didn't see 'em there, but Matt said they were there. I did get my new Hudy lathe though, that thing is slick.

Only me, Matt and Nick have the car in town here, as far as I know. So parts aren't in too high of demand. We're going to try to "borrow" Matt's car on Sunday to pirate parts off of if we need anything... heh
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Well, We have sold 4 down here. We have 2 more coming in, might have come in today, i was only there for an hour. We will be carrying Losi parts down here in the near future. There are some...parts... but none made for the XXX-S specificly.
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Old 08-24-2001, 06:46 PM   #98
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I would agree that the car is not too heavy to race competitively.

If you are not competitive with the car, then there was something already missing before you got the car; ie. batteries, motors or driving/setup skills.
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I don't know what electrics you all are running, but my car was like 54.8 to (55 at most) when it was stone stock.

As for all this belt talk, Why do you think you'll need to be changing belts? That belt should last forever. And if you want to change it, just do one time when you have the diffs out.

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Sir Speedy - Believe me I don't think anyone will wear out the stock belt either

My current electronics setup includes an airtronics servo, novak cyclone and a KO receiver. With 2400's and a pretty heavy body my car weighed in at 3lbs 5 ounces with TC3's weighing in at around 3lbs 2 ounces with weight added.
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You guys that race indoors (non-carpet) and med bite outdoors should give this a try. Rons really found something good here. And yes the spring rates are correct. The car gets really good.

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I forgot that you had to have the bottom plate out to get the tunnel out????

As I stated before, weight is not a huge factor when you are talking in mere ounces. If you can notice the weight difference, then you are more of a driver than I. I really don't plan to get anything unless they:

A.) Release a graphite upgrade kit.

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B.) I break the parts that are replaceable with graphite.

That's just me.....



Kinda bummed, parents are in town so can't go race.
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I don't plan on changing the belt... just talking for the sake of talking, I suppose.

Personally I plan on getting the graphite chassis, but that's about it for graphite. I have never really used graphite parts on any of my other cars, even when I break something and have to upgrade... they just don't seem necessary, especially with the money factor.
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Hey guys.......ok this may sound like an unbelievably stupid question considering I've had the car for a few weeks now How are you guys setting your mesh between the pinion and the spur gears? I've been removing the plastic cover that's held on by three small screws and then rock the spur gear back and forth like I would on a TC3. This seems to be a pain in the butt though and I'm afraid that after a while I'll strip out the small holes that hold those screws. Are you supposed to use that window thing on the side? If so how do you rock the spur gear back and forth without being able to touch it? See.......I told you it was a stupid question
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Schuie- I usually tear a small piece of paper and stick it in the side window between the spur and pinion. As far as rocking goes, just move the wheels.
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