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Old 05-09-2007, 07:24 PM   #3406
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My front shock o-rings are leaking.should i replace them w/stock ones or does someone make an upgraded set? ---Thanks to repliers !
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My front shock o-rings are leaking.should i replace them w/stock ones or does someone make an upgraded set? ---Thanks to repliers !
If you replace it with a losi set, make sure the oring's white instead of black. These are the new up-graded o ring's. If you go an alternate route, then try tkocompetitiondev.com These are the one's im currently using with good sucess.
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If you replace it with a losi set, make sure the oring's white instead of black. These are the new up-graded o ring's. If you go an alternate route, then try tkocompetitiondev.com These are the one's im currently using with good sucess.
If you're in a pinch and don't have time to get new o-rings, use a clutch shim and place it on top of the o-rings when re-assembling the shocks. I had to do that and it's worked great so far.

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Old 05-10-2007, 07:45 AM   #3409
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And green slime them! I've been using that stuff with the stock o-rings, and as long as your shock shafts are in good shape, they will work.
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How are the Losi Aluminum shock towers vs. the plastic ones? Are they bending on bad flips or are they a lot better than the plastic ones?

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How are the Losi Aluminum shock towers vs. the plastic ones? Are they bending on bad flips or are they a lot better than the plastic ones?

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Do you mean the chassis braces?
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Plastic shock towers....on an 1/8 car???? The 8ight aluminum shock towers have held up great, the only thing I've seen/noticed on anyone's car is the anodize wears off at the top from rolling the car over.
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No the shock towers. Maybe I'm confused, does the RTR come with plastic shock towers and the kit come with aluminum? But while we're at it are most of the optional aluminum upgrades going to hold up better on a rough track and take hard hits better than the plastic ones?

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No the shock towers. Maybe I'm confused, does the RTR come with plastic shock towers and the kit come with aluminum? But while we're at it are most of the optional aluminum upgrades going to hold up better on a rough track and take hard hits better than the plastic ones?

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The RTR car comes with stamped aluminum towers, the kit comes with hard anodized machined aluminum towers. The RTR kit also has plastic shock caps, while the kit has aluminum caps. These are probably the first upgrades to make from RTR to Kit standard.

The one option part that I've heard is worth the time is the hard ano aluminum bearing inserts for the rear diff. Other than that, the kit is pretty much good to go. The aluminum chassis braces aren't very helpful on rough track, and it wont be the kit parts that have "upgrades" that you're going to break first. It's more likely to be hinge pins, shock shafts and that sort of thing.
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:39 AM   #3415
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to bad you can't get the bearing inserts anywhere . does anybody on here have a set they want to sell . if so i'll take them
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to bad you can't get the bearing inserts anywhere . does anybody on here have a set they want to sell . if so i'll take them
Nitrohouse.com has them.
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not in stock . they just don't have real time inventory on there site because you can put 400 for the quanity and it doesn't say out of stock
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SO, sorry about that. i went as far as the check out and it didn' say out of stock. I didnt know they didnt keep live inventory. my bad.
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:55 AM   #3419
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Yeah, put an order at nitrohouse for bearing insert.

No news from them at all...
I'm trying to search them in the UK.

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Is there any difference between the RTR and kit engine mounts? Not sure if the rtr mounts are taller to accomadate the roto start.
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