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TSR6 08-19-2001 06:20 PM

Losi XXX-S
 
I thought it would be nice to get a Losi thread going on here like what was previously on RCTouring.

Quick Q? - Steering felt a bit sloppy to me. I'm running the stock ballcups. Should i ditch those for RPM?

AE_Racer 08-19-2001 06:23 PM

Well, once I added RPM ballcups to my Atlas it took some out, but the Atlas is the god of "slop". Sloppiest car i've ever seen. It works for me though. Just need to add some shims in a few places and it'll fix er up :)

MASTER XXX-S 08-19-2001 06:25 PM

What happened to RCTOURING???

Anyway, I have thought the steering is a bit sloppy as well. I am planning on switching to RPM and that should clear up that issue.

For the push, you might try messing with the droop settings. I was surprised at how much they affected the handling of the car.

TSR6 08-19-2001 06:28 PM

Well, i would rather have it tight than loose. It is "ok" the way it is, but i wouldnt mind a more neutral setting.

RCTouring was Shutdown due to unknown reasons. I still havent been able to contact Dan. It was a big loss.

Speedo 08-19-2001 07:25 PM

I have a XXX, and I have about 3 degrees of slop in it's steering, the RPM ballcups didn't help. I think if you switched to BB's in the steering it may clean up the problem...

Speedo

MASTER XXX-S 08-19-2001 07:27 PM

One other suggestion for XXX-S owners, take out all of the bearings and remove the shields and clean out the old grease then replace with Royal Oil or Dura-Lube. Your drive train will be as free as a well broken in TC3.

Did this to mine and she rolls clear accross a large kitchen floor with just a tap.



Has anyone picked up any graphite parts? I am curious where this stuff is avaiable for mail order.

Speedo 08-19-2001 07:30 PM

I did that to my XXX and it means you have to constanly check it for maintanance. I spend two hours cleaning my bearings in my XXX buggy every two weeks.

MASTER XXX-S 08-19-2001 07:33 PM

If you are a serious racer, you should be checking at least that often as is.

Just gives me a better reason to tear the car down to make sure there isn't anything broke or worn.

TSR6 08-19-2001 07:35 PM

I was planning on getting the Bearings. 5 x 8's, i just haven't gotten them yet. It always slips my mind on my way home from work. :( We get so busy sometimes i can't buy my own stuff ;)

MASTER XXX-S 08-19-2001 07:36 PM

Someone had mentioned that the bearings from a MR4TC's steering will work but I tried and they don't. Just a heads up.

TSR6 08-19-2001 07:43 PM

Yeah, I was just planning on getting some cheap 5 x 8's ( if that is the correct size ) I'm taking my car to work on Tues anyways, so i will just find out what fits. I think it is 5 x 8 though.

Speedo 08-19-2001 07:48 PM

Try www.rcboyz.com for bearings, great prices and free shipping too

TSR6 08-19-2001 07:50 PM

Well, I work at my LHS. I think i will get them there :)

We stock full Boca & Dynamite bearings, so i will just get those ;)

Speedo 08-19-2001 07:53 PM

I like boca, but they are a little too pricey for me

TSR6 08-19-2001 07:56 PM

Boca is very nice. They have different levels of bearings. The cheap " Sportsman" bearings, all the way up to the Pro bearings. They also have bearing sets fore most popular cars.

Remember, you get what you pay for in most cases. That is mostly true with the bearings :)


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