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Old 08-25-2004, 03:19 PM   #12016
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is there a difference when you cut your belt from the black one ????
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Old 08-25-2004, 03:27 PM   #12017
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They feel pretty close... I'd say a broken in black belt would probably be a little more free than the cut yellow though...
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Old 08-25-2004, 03:33 PM   #12018
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did everyone sell their XXXS over the weekend or what, where are you guys
Aloha Randy,

Was at Maui for the week...No racin' there.

Looking forward to the next Shootout article for the belted cars in next month's XRC magazine.
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Old 08-25-2004, 05:21 PM   #12019
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Hey guys,

Just picked up a new black belt kit and wanted to know if i should do anything special to break it in? It seems a bit sluggish right now but im assuming its because it is new.

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Old 08-25-2004, 05:28 PM   #12020
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When ever I completely rebuild a drive train with new bearings, belt and everything, or especially a brand new kit, I'll mount a old stock motor in the car and hook it up to my LRP charger at a 2 volt motor run in and put the car on a stand with a big fan blowing on the motor. Let it run for about a half an hour. That's what I do to break in a new drive train.
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When ever I completely rebuild a drive train with new bearings, belt and everything, or especially a brand new kit, I'll mount a old stock motor in the car and hook it up to my LRP charger at a 2 volt motor run in and put the car on a stand with a big fan blowing on the motor. Let it run for about a half an hour. That's what I do to break in a new drive train.
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Geeeze...Something else I should try.

Do you do anything to bring the wheels up to what would be a normal running position? Not too sure that I would want to just let them hang down during break in.

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whats wrong with just letting them "hang down"?

unless you got a miniture rolling road you kinda got no choice...unless you take them off
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Geeeze...Something else I should try.

Do you do anything to bring the wheels up to what would be a normal running position? Not too sure that I would want to just let them hang down during break in.

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whats wrong with just letting them "hang down"?

unless you got a miniture rolling road you kinda got no choice...unless you take them off
Ever let a real CVD based car wheel hang while applying power to the drive train? Not a good thing and warned about in the owners manual of at least one car I have owned! That's my thinking. Break in is the desired result as opposed to wear of components positioned at odd angles.

Otherwise, I could temporarily drop in four long droop screws to achieve normal ride height for the wheels during the break in process.

Actually, a chassis dyno is something I am considering making for multiple reasons. Used them on my formula car way back when to check for drive train issues.

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meh, all you need is 4 rolling pins and a box to fix them to...viola a rolling road
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I dont have my CVD's hooked up,I am only breaking in the belts.
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The car is complete when I do it, shocks and all. So the down travel is limited. Not really at running height but not hanging at full extension either. It's usually the last thing I do before I take it to the track for the first time.
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Old 08-25-2004, 10:08 PM   #12028
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i was racing the other night and snaped a black belt
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Old 08-26-2004, 02:45 AM   #12029
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I've been racing a Losi XXXs for about 18 months. After about 6 months I cut every second dimple on the yellow belt and found that to be a significant improvement for stock racing.

After using the black belt for a couple of weeks I found that cutting it in the same way as I did the yellow belt made the drive train very free and did not lead to to skipping.

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i was racing the other night and snaped a black belt
One of my mates snapped a belt on his losi but he cut a tooth write off every three teeth and the belt was extremely loose and he didin't run the gear cover, don't worry about it though david spashett over here in the UK snapped a belt but his losi works fine

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