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Old 06-21-2004, 11:06 PM   #11236
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Just noticed that Randy C is now a "Tech Lord" with his over 10K posts.

So, do we now have to call him Sir Randy?
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Old 06-21-2004, 11:19 PM   #11237
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Old 06-22-2004, 01:55 AM   #11238
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randy I am new give me a break ha ha ha
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Old 06-22-2004, 03:52 PM   #11239
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Just wondering if anyone races mod/foam on asphault at your local tracks...
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Old 06-22-2004, 04:10 PM   #11240
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Hey guys,

I finally getting back into RC racing after a 2 year break. Work, family, and the house took over my time, but I'm ready to jump back in. I only drove my XXX-S a couple times before I stoped racing. Last night I started cleaning the car, but I assume you all have learned a lot over the last few years. Can you give me some pointes, for example anything I should purchase that came out for the car? I have a Novak cyclone which is fine, but I have no idea what is the hot motors and battiers. You will all laugh but I have 2400 still. I will be running mod as no place around me runs stock. My last BIG question is which tires should I get. The track is a paved and allows foam

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Old 06-22-2004, 04:37 PM   #11241
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Hey guys,

I finally getting back into RC racing after a 2 year break. Work, family, and the house took over my time, but I'm ready to jump back in. I only drove my XXX-S a couple times before I stoped racing. Last night I started cleaning the car, but I assume you all have learned a lot over the last few years. Can you give me some pointes, for example anything I should purchase that came out for the car? I have a Novak cyclone which is fine, but I have no idea what is the hot motors and battiers. You will all laugh but I have 2400 still. I will be running mod as no place around me runs stock. My last BIG question is which tires should I get. The track is a paved and allows foam

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Assuming you have a G+ already, you'll be alright... If not, I'd replace your car with one. Pick up a HD belt kit (pics and part # on Losi's site in new products) anf you should be fine. Reedy Kr seems to be a great motor along with the D6 teardowns. GP3300 packs are the only way to go. Check out the Team Brood and SMC links in my signature, both have high end products and will get you up to speed in a hurry.
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Old 06-22-2004, 05:10 PM   #11242
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Are there two different graphite chassis made? I have one that has a TL in the rear where you mount the ESC and another without. I found the that the one without is lighter? Looking at Horizons website they only offer the heavier one. Any ideas?
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Old 06-22-2004, 05:14 PM   #11243
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The one with the TL molded in it is the one that was used in the graphite conversion for the original car. The G+ chassis does not have that. I'm pretty sure they've discontinued the conversion chassis.
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ive had the newer style on my conversion, and when i replaced just the chassis i got the Older TL style. Is there a performance difference at all? maybe one is stiffer? more sturdy?
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The old style chassis with the TL in it should be a bit stronger than the new one because it has more material.
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Old 06-22-2004, 07:23 PM   #11246
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Randy Caster: Thanks for the quick reply, but what does the XXX-S GP give me over what I already own. I have the threaded shocks with the Ti shafts. It would give me the lighter parts, but that I do not think is a big advantage. What are the hot tires?

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It will flex a ton less than the plastic kit, comes with the yellow belt (which works fine) titanium turnbuckles, really just a bunch of stuff that the stock kit doesnt have, I dont know all the differences to be honest. Id at least suggest the graphite conversion for your car though.

With mod you need to replace parts often though, I replace my CVD's after every raceday unless I see them wearing even faster than that. Change arms, caster blocks, and hubs every 2-4 racedays depending on how they feel to keep the slop out of the car. I also switched to ceramic bearings because I was having to change out the stock ones very often as well.

I'm guessing you'll run on asphault and my choice is always a Sorex 36R. For low grip tracks, try HPI green inserts on a Losi dish wheel. High grip tracks Yokomo super-thin firm inserts on a Yokomo precision dish wheel work good.
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Old 06-22-2004, 07:36 PM   #11248
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I basically started with a plastic car and built it up to a G+ (not cheap) The differences in the 2 are quite noticable. My personal favorite is how much nicer the G+ turnbuckles are to the ones on the plastic/rtr kit. I wanted to sell the car they were such a pain. switched to the G+ Titanium ones and now i really enjoy the car and wouldnt dream of selling it. I only wish i would have bought the G+ right away, instead of getting the RTR.
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Old 06-22-2004, 08:09 PM   #11249
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if anyone needs any losi parts i'm selling a few in the forsale forum...

gear adaptor
woven graphite towers
spur gears

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Losi XXXS parts - gear adaptor, towers...
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Old 06-22-2004, 11:15 PM   #11250
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. I only wish i would have bought the G+ right away, instead of getting the RTR. [/B][/QUOTE]

YEAH, ME TOO!- I love my RTR though. But now since I have the XXX-s and the Yoke SSG SD, I don't know if I want to get the Yoke CGM or the XXX-s G+.
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