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Old 11-10-2001, 08:09 AM   #1066
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Thanks for the help Dave I couldnt have asked for a better breakdown on my question.

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Thanks Mark. I will wait for that info.
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Old 11-10-2001, 09:55 AM   #1068
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I'm using the Losi A-5052 shock bodies on front and rear and they work perfectly for both. You have to screw the height adjuster nut further down on the back to get the ride height correct, but they are only about 1/4" from the top when the rear is at 4.5mm ride height.
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Old 11-10-2001, 11:32 AM   #1069
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Hi,

I am going to Cleveland this year and have yet to run my car on foam tires. What is a good standard setup for it?? I need something that is going to be pretty easy to drive but will still be pretty fast and smooth. I usually run rubber tires, Is there any good tips to keep the tires from chunking?

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Old 11-11-2001, 09:01 PM   #1070
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What is up with the crappy ass hub carriers on this car.I have never had so much trouble with a car.It's a big let down when you get a new car and one part makes the whole car crap.In the past three weeks of racing I have spent at least $28.00 on hub carriers.Plus $10.00 to race when you don't really get to race because one piece can't take more than two small hits on the boards.I guess switching bak to the yoke not such a bad idea.
Just wanted to rant a little.

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Old 11-11-2001, 09:05 PM   #1071
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Ranting is ok, but what are you hitting to break rear hub carriers?? Might be better if you switch back to the yok. and maybe not

$28 bucks? The stock (0 degree) hubs are reversable.....
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Old 11-11-2001, 09:34 PM   #1072
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I have put my XXX-S through some hard hits and have not broken any suspension pieces at all. That's after three months of constant weekly racing. The only problem I've had is bent body posts and a broken outdrive... in fact I have not seen any hub carriers break at our track at all, with 6 or 7 Losi cars out there every week.

Where on the carrier are they breaking? If it's in the same place every time, something might be off on the car, leading to too much stress being placed on a weak point in the hub. That's about all I can think of... but really, that piece should not be breaking...
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Old 11-11-2001, 11:20 PM   #1073
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Hi,

I am going to Cleveland this year and have yet to run my car on foam tires. What is a good standard setup for it?? I need something that is going to be pretty easy to drive but will still be pretty fast and smooth. I usually run rubber tires, Is there any good tips to keep the tires from chunking?
Here's the setup I run at Bruckner Hobbies' indoor track:

Tires: TRC purple rear, plaid front
Springs: Losi blue rear Losi purple front
Oil/pistons: 80wt/55 rear 80wt/56 front
Droop: 3 front, 5 rear
Camber: -1 rear, -1.5 front
Ride height: 5mm rear, 4.5mm-5mm front
Front toe: 0 or a tiny bit out
Front kickup/caster: 0F kickup, 4 degree caster block, high roll center
Front camber rod: all the way in on tower
Front shock mounting: third hole out on tower

Rear toe: kit standard
Rear anti dive: 0R, high roll center
Rear camber rod: all the way in on tower, in on hub carrier, one washer under ball stud on hub carrier
Rear shock mounting: outer hole on arm, third hole out on tower
Battery: forward
Diffs: standard diffs F & R

Bruckner's track is Ozite, but it doesn't develop the level of grip you'll see at Cleveland. This setup might be a good place to start, but when the bite's up you might be getting into traction rolls. Take some Losi black springs along, you might start with Losi purple in back and blacks up front instead of blue/purple. If you can get them, get some blue and purple Trinity Congo springs just in case too.

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Old 11-11-2001, 11:30 PM   #1074
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I broke a hub carrier... once...

Had an unintentional meeting with a certain track's "hobby shop friendly" boards, courtesy of a poorly trained trigger finger, and powered by a healthy 10x2.
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Where on the carrier are they breaking? If it's in the same place every time, something might be off on the car, leading to too much stress being placed on a weak point in the hub. That's about all I can think of... but really, that piece should not be breaking...
I broke one... But it was a pretty good hit too. I turned in too early and cliped the boards right at a sandbag. It broke right at the curve at the bottom, taking a CVD with it. I don't expect any car to hold up to what i did to it. The angle i hit the wall at was just bad....and driving was bad... but thats a different story
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Old 11-12-2001, 06:30 AM   #1077
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I am braking a lot of stuff on my Losi XXXS, even though I do drive stock motors, and am not a big hitter. When checking the Graphite parts that brake I found out that it has a lot of air bubbles in it that extremely reduces the strength. I'll contact the Dutch importer on this. The things that brake, brake in a starnge way. Not a normal clean brake.

By the way, even with only one qualifyer the car took me to 7th in the B final, with over 50 drivers in totalk and the Dutch top racers at the start. Not to bad!
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Old 11-12-2001, 08:53 AM   #1078
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what parts commonly brak on teh xxxs? ill probably be moving from my tc3 to a rclab 7 even and a losi xxxs. i just want to know what spares i sould get like belts and what else?

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ps is it true that the belt skips under heavy breaking?
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Old 11-12-2001, 09:35 AM   #1079
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The only part I've managed to break was a graphite front arm, and that only after a particularly heavy crash caused by a glitch this weekend.

I've heard reports that the front arms and hub carriers are prone to breakage, but so far I've had no hub carriers break and only the one arm. That's after approximately eleven or twelve full race days.

The belt can skip a bit under heavy braking depending on the tensioner setting and how much brake you use. Mine skips a tiny bit under hard braking from full speed with mod motors.

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Breakage experience for me is limited to a front carrier and rear arm.

Any r/c car will splinter or break under the right conditions. There are parts at greater risk, but a lot of other factors (course design and materials) can increase the probability.

It is always good to carry spares that consist of; belt, spindle/carriers, front/rear arm, rear hub.
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