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Old 02-04-2005, 08:38 PM   #12781
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the design on the hood is a carbon graphite design. it is similar to an external decal except it goes on the inside of the body, and the glue is on the opposite side of the vinyl aswell.
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Old 02-04-2005, 10:23 PM   #12782
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the design on the hood is a carbon graphite design. it is similar to an external decal except it goes on the inside of the body, and the glue is on the opposite side of the vinyl aswell.
Nay, that body is 100% painted. there is a method to get it uniform like that, i believe James mentioned one way, another is to use drywall tape. This painter is quite talented.
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Old 02-05-2005, 07:45 PM   #12783
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i'm sorry, but i cant believe that.
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Old 02-05-2005, 07:57 PM   #12784
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The trick is to use the foam no slide mesh that you use to line a shelf with but you have to find the square pattern type. Spray silver on very low pressure so it doesn't blow under then lift off the foam and spray black. You end up with the checkerbord pattern where the edges of the silver are blured and the corners don't touch!
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Old 02-05-2005, 08:03 PM   #12785
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The carbon is painted, its not a decal.
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Old 02-06-2005, 10:17 PM   #12786
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Redalert-- I used the spool pads in my spool this past year with these exceptions. First, I used the steel outdrives as I kept shattering the plastic ones. Second, I bought 60 grit sandpaper to make my next set of pads and after assembling the spool I used CA glue to glue the diff halves to the diff gear. MAKE SURE WHEN YOU BUILD THE SPOOL TO OFFSET THE OUTDRIVE SLOTS 90 DEG. I.E. When you look at the spool you can only see one set of outdrive slots at one time. I cannot tell you why this works just that every time I built a spool with the slots evenly spaced I ended up toasting the spool. Some of my Losi buddies in Tulsa turned me onto this trick and it worked.

This is just my opinion but I would suggest you get a milder mod or even a 19 turn motor to start with so you can get used to the car and tuning it plus driving it instead of spending your time repairing it. An 8 turn is heaps of power and very hard on the car. Good Luck!

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8 turn is really hard on the car. That why I bought 2 kits My experience shows that the XXX is a very hardy car. I haven't broke the car yet with the 8T except for shearing the rear diff. spool.
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Old 02-06-2005, 10:17 PM   #12787
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Anyone have a good set up for a xxxs G+? I race on ozite mod and stock foam.. track area is 40x80 or so.. Oils mounting postions degree of hubs etc etc etc would be awesome..!!!
Let me know ASAP as I need to change mine pretty soon
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Old 02-07-2005, 04:16 PM   #12788
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when i put the 1 deg. hubs on backwards why am i only getting 1 deg. toe in isnt it supposed to be 0 deg.?
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Old 02-07-2005, 04:21 PM   #12789
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There is two degrees per side factory so ones backward give you one degree per side. There is no way to get zero with factory parts.
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Old 02-07-2005, 04:30 PM   #12790
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the 1 deg hub per side gives you a 2 deg change when you run the 1 deg hub backwards i should give you 0 deg toe, right?
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the 1 deg hub per side gives you a 2 deg change when you run the 1 deg hub backwards i should give you 0 deg toe, right?
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Jim said it right already.

By default, you start with two degrees of rear toe-in on each side of the XXX-S. When you use negative one degree hubs (placed backwards), you end up with one degree of toe-in on each side.

When we are talking toe-in, the norm is to refer to the amount of inward angle (toe-in) on each side as opposed to the cumulative for both sides.

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Anyone have a good set up for a xxxs G+? I race on ozite mod and stock foam.. track area is 40x80 or so.. Oils mounting postions degree of hubs etc etc etc would be awesome..!!!
Let me know ASAP as I need to change mine pretty soon
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SPC,

Jim said it right already.

By default, you start with two degrees of rear toe-in on each side of the XXX-S. When you use negative one degree hubs (placed backwards), you end up with one degree of toe-in on each side.

When we are talking toe-in, the norm is to refer to the amount of inward angle (toe-in) on each side as opposed to the cumulative for both sides.

Hope this helps.
When are you going to get the car that matches your name.....LOL It's okay to change it back for a while
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do TC3 wheels fit on the XXX-S? Anyone know cause I will probably trade for some.
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:46 PM   #12795
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i'm sorry, but i cant believe that.
its true, and its very easy to do. you just take of that dashboard padding, you know the stuff they sell at meijers so your crap doesnt slide around on top of your dashboard. just lay that over the aread you want to paint, paint over it with black, remove it, then paint with silver, voila! instant CF.
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