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Old 09-15-2004, 11:16 AM   #12241
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Old 09-15-2004, 11:39 AM   #12242
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Losi belts alway skip under braking. If you've got the belt so tight that it dosen't skip, it's too tight.
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Old 09-15-2004, 11:57 AM   #12243
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jkerr0043 Are you trying to confuse me?
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Old 09-15-2004, 12:33 PM   #12244
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Also if the belt is to tight you loose efficiency in the drive train.
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Old 09-15-2004, 01:02 PM   #12245
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No. In other words don't worry about the belt skipping under braking. It is inherint in the design. Just worry about it skipping under acceleration. If the belt dosen't skip under braking, it's too tight and your drive train will be bound up. Loosen it up until it just wants to skip when you hold the wheels and try and turn the spur with your thumb, then tighten it just enough to keep it from skipping. That's how I set mine.
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Old 09-15-2004, 02:06 PM   #12246
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I feel that bekt tightness depends on what type of racing you are doing. I fthe belt is run on the loose side you get increased top end but lose some bottom end, the oppisite when you run a tighter belt. So I will adjust the belt depending on running stock or mod and on tight or long open tracks. I do agree that with this car belt skipping under breaking is not bad.
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Old 09-15-2004, 02:11 PM   #12247
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Good point. I don't run stock at all though so my setting's never varied much.
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Old 09-15-2004, 02:13 PM   #12248
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the looseness of your belt really won't effect the top-end and bottom-end that much, that is motor and gearing

when I run stock, 19t, and mod with the car I basically have my belt set about the same and the top end and bottom end are never effected

the belt needs to be loose enough to where when you accelerate it might slip a tooth or so, but the car should also jump off the line, after running the car for a while you will get to be able to set it without even running the car, and when you find the tension that you like trace around the washer or screw on your tension bar with a SHarpie, it makes it real easy to set your tension the next time when you rebuild a diff or somthing and have to take off you belt

also cut every other tooth off of your belt no matter what motor you are running and also degrease your bearings
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Old 09-15-2004, 04:15 PM   #12249
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I just did the black belt in mine and noticed it was skipping under heavy cornering. So I tightened it a little more. It's definately a smart idea to mark the setting you like. If only as a reference incase the screw decides to loosen up too. I had that happen once with the yellow belt.

Major difference in the freeness of the drivetrain. Yellow belt = motor could brake for me. Black belt = ESC needs more brake dialed in. Currently I'm running a 12T with 7 cells and a 22 tooth pinion w/ stock spur. Last time I clocked my car I was doing about 32-35 MPH. I'm probably overgeared though.
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Old 09-16-2004, 02:28 PM   #12250
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hey guys I thought of some mods that I think seem sound

1. thread your screws for front and rear shock towers from the inner side of the chassis and the put a washer and a lock nut on the other end...........this would make it tons easier to take off shock towers to change camber holes and also would give you a better closer hold, I will post pictures once I get it done

2. on the shock mounting (this is almost the same as buying quick tune shock mounst but it is cheaper) you thread the screws with a washer from the front of the shock and then into the shock tower and the you place a washer and a lock-nut to secure it............. it would make it alot easier to change you shock position this mod is just to cut cost

I have some other mods but I have to finish testing before I post them on here, I will post how these thing work or even if they do, I will also post pictures


I wondered if anybody thought these things were worth the time
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Old 09-16-2004, 03:26 PM   #12251
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the belt needs to be loose enough to where when you accelerate it might slip a tooth or so,[/B]
If your belt skips off of the line, or under acceleration, the tension is too loose. My belt NEVER skips under accleration, even with 7 and 8 turn motors.
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Old 09-16-2004, 04:10 PM   #12252
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I'm probably going to have to switch from modified to 19T when I start racing. I know I'm going to get all types of answers for this, but for those who have tried many motors out, which seems to be the best 19T for medium to large carpet tracks?

Also any spring or brush choices that seem to work best?
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Old 09-16-2004, 04:16 PM   #12253
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I've been running the C2 and the quad mag. Both of them seem to turn about the same lap times. Really good motors.
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