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Old 06-07-2004, 10:07 AM   #10981
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Randy: How low grip was the track? I am half wondering if this setup would help my cause in the heat. The spool (as mentioned) is not bad, but...

I am finding the tires just get too hot after 3.5 minutes and pretty soon its drift racing... Car just doesn't want to rotate without throwing it into the corner (which is half the problem). If I increase the rear rotation then it gets too loose after 3.5 mins.
It's a very low grip track. I used 36R's instead of the Take Off's and even they overheated at about 4 mins in. Fortunately I drove a lot of off-road and I can drive a way loose/pushy car.
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Old 06-07-2004, 10:15 AM   #10982
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Randy that was a close one, great driving. where can i find that set up? Robert
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Old 06-07-2004, 11:01 AM   #10983
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I made changes to the front end. 3.5mm droop, 4.5mm ride height, #4 in shock tower, camber #2 in shock tower, ackerman forward and flipped.
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Old 06-07-2004, 12:47 PM   #10984
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why are you guys reluctant to run a one way???? the only times i dont' are if the rules prevent a oneway or, if i have faom tires....but as a general rule, if my car has rubber tires i use the one way......period....the car is faster.....

just my opinion...

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Old 06-07-2004, 03:27 PM   #10985
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I didn't know I was reluctant to run a 1 way, must be in denial or something.
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Old 06-07-2004, 04:15 PM   #10986
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if the track is hooked up 1-ways are dialed... if you're just drifting your car around a spool will make it easier to deal with
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Old 06-07-2004, 04:50 PM   #10987
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Default Fragile one-way

I'm reluctant to use a one-way anymore because the Losi unit kept breaking... I admittedly hit stuff way too often, but the one-way would go bad with a few wall or stranded car whacks, before an arm or hub or any other part would break off. I didn't want to keep buying the replacement halves...
I did like using the one-way though-- is there a stronger one available, or a way to beef up the Losi model? Or just a way to replace the bearing, which seems to be the part that went bad?
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Old 06-07-2004, 04:54 PM   #10988
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I have yet to break a 1 way, but I believe it is Tech Racing that makes an aluminum one.
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Old 06-07-2004, 04:57 PM   #10989
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I have yet to break a 1 way, but I believe it is Tech Racing that makes an aluminum one.
tech racing does make an aluminum one-way that has a larger bearing and outdrive. rc modeler in HK sells them
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Old 06-07-2004, 05:11 PM   #10990
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I'm a big fan of the XXX-S, but I'll say that in my experience the one way is fragile. I've resigned myself to a spool or diff, and I am going to keep a oneway in my box to only use when I'm getting beat by a field of one ways. I've had two bearings in the one way go bad after just a few weekends of running them.

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Old 06-07-2004, 05:30 PM   #10991
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The only o-way I broke was the one I put in my xxx4 buggy.
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I'm a big fan of the XXX-S, but I'll say that in my experience the one way is fragile. I've resigned myself to a spool or diff, and I am going to keep a oneway in my box to only use when I'm getting beat by a field of one ways. I've had two bearings in the one way go bad after just a few weekends of running them.

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i've had many bearings come apart (break) and since i've used a very good quality light weight oil in them have not (knock on wood) had any further trouble. but have strongly considered getting the tech one-way.
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rocketron, what oil are you using on your one way bearings? I was always under the understanding we were supposed to use a small amount of grease on them. Maybe that's my problem? Interested to hear more thoughts on this because I do like the feel of the oneway in certain situations.

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Old 06-07-2004, 10:51 PM   #10994
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I know XRay makes some 1 way lube thats supposed to be good.
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rocketron, what oil are you using on your one way bearings? I was always under the understanding we were supposed to use a small amount of grease on them. Maybe that's my problem? Interested to hear more thoughts on this because I do like the feel of the oneway in certain situations.

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there are a couple of oils said to be for one-ways but i've been using marvel mystery oil. i don't know if everyone would agree on that being a quality oil but i've not had a one-way bearing go bad in the last 4 to 5 months sense i started doing this. just a drop or two every 4 race days or more.
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