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Old 05-14-2004, 10:29 PM   #10651
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Yeah, definitely check out the Todd Hodge thread. Very helpful.

I wouldn't worry about the trend at your track. I've found that a lot of tracks work that way...popularity will shift from one car to another for sometimes unknown reasons. Some people just want to run the latest car out there.

The xxxs is still a very competitive car, especially with the new black belt kit. FYI, that's one upgrade you should definitely get if the kit you bought didn't already include it.
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Old 05-14-2004, 10:30 PM   #10652
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One more thing regarding setups. Check out the setup sheets posted on Losi's website. These are the setups the team drivers use.

http://www.teamlosi.com/setups/xxxs_plus/index.htm
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Old 05-15-2004, 02:42 AM   #10653
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Clint - What day are you guys leaving for Reedy?
we are leaving on wednesday the 26th. We should get there around 4:00pm or so. When are you heading down?
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we are leaving on wednesday the 26th. We should get there around 4:00pm or so. When are you heading down?
I believe I am heading down there on that thursday for pit b*tch duties.
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Old 05-15-2004, 07:21 AM   #10655
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One more thing regarding setups. Check out the setup sheets posted on Losi's website. These are the setups the team drivers use.

http://www.teamlosi.com/setups/xxxs_plus/index.htm
I've also got all those loaded at http://www.gearchart.com as well as other cars setup sheets ...in fact if anyone is interested in beeing a setup admin, there's a link to fill out to get a login.
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Old 05-15-2004, 10:47 AM   #10656
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I believe I am heading down there on that thursday for pit b*tch duties.
I'll be heading up Early Saturday morning and we'll check @ the hotel after practice. I wonder how they're going to handle the pit bit*h situation with us all having to get pit passes this year?
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Old 05-15-2004, 06:40 PM   #10657
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Anyone know of a good way to do this without scratching the shock shaft? I'm doing this to adjust droop, so I don't want to disassemble the entire shock. I know a company makes a tool specifically for this, but the price is a little steep I think.
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Old 05-15-2004, 06:45 PM   #10658
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I take a pair of wire cutters, (dikes) and grab the shaft by the very top thread. This way if it does slip slightly, it won't effect the surface.
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Sushi: Thanks for the notes a week back. I have the car working quite well, even with the heat. I basically ended up with a little bit softer (spring wise) setup than Hodapp's setup from last summer. The only differences are the oil (45F-30R) and springs (blue-F, silver-R)

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Old 05-15-2004, 10:18 PM   #10660
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I take a pair of wire cutters, (dikes) and grab the shaft by the very top thread. This way if it does slip slightly, it won't effect the surface.
That's a really good idea. Thanks.
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I take a pair of wire cutters, (dikes) and grab the shaft by the very top thread. This way if it does slip slightly, it won't effect the surface.
Jon,

I have seen too many shock shafts break at the exact location you are describing. I pushed the shaft into the shock and found a fair amount of still exposed surface to grab with hobby pliers ($5) without using dikes on that weakest location of the shaft.
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That's a good point. But I haven't had one yet. (Knock on wood.) Besides, I usually don't have much problem getting it to turn so I'm not really putting that much pressure on them. Not enough to cut a week spot into the shaft.
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I believe I am heading down there on that thursday for pit b*tch duties.
You bet man, see ya bright and early on Thursday morning
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are you supposed to shim up the slop in the arm between the pivot block and main block?
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are you supposed to shim up the slop in the arm between the pivot block and main block?
yeah, just use motor shims.
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