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Old 05-16-2007, 08:01 AM   #3511
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air8 - One easy way to check the outer pins is to insert your wrench into the head and spin the pin, if the nut is too tight it will be hard to turn, and if the pin is bent, the hub will wobble really bad. Check that after every run.
To check if a hinge pin is bent - I prefer to take it completely out... take two allen drivers in my hands and make a level surface between the two to set the hinge pin on. Then I rock the drivers back and forth to cause the hinge pin to roll back and forth along the drivers. By watching it roll - you will easily be able to tell if its bent or not.
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:02 AM   #3512
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I did not come from the R but I did come from the pro-spec. I think the Losi is better than the Pro-spec for my driving style. I have run the R & feel it is a great improvement over the pro-spec. Had I owned an R, I may not have gone to the Losi or at least it would have been a much tougher decision. Bottom line, Both great cars. The decision to me is more about driving style & "the feel" you like in your car. The Losi is also lighter & I like light cars.
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:05 AM   #3513
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To check if a hinge pin is bent - I prefer to take it completely out... take two allen drivers in my hands and make a level surface between the two to set the hinge pin on. Then I rock the drivers back and forth to cause the hinge pin to roll back and forth along the drivers. By watching it roll - you will easily be able to tell if its bent or not.
when one is bent it binds the whole rear end up
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:05 AM   #3514
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To check if a hinge pin is bent - I prefer to take it completely out... take two allen drivers in my hands and make a level surface between the two to set the hinge pin on. Then I rock the drivers back and forth to cause the hinge pin to roll back and forth along the drivers. By watching it roll - you will easily be able to tell if its bent or not.
Neat idea, but it's alot easier to just roll it back and forth on a flat glass surface...lol I just checked mine after 7-8 months, and countless runs and impacts... they are still perfect.
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:38 AM   #3515
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you can also spin the pin with your wrench and see if the hub moves around while you are turning the pin.
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:56 AM   #3516
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I haven't bent one yet either. And for laughs I've got a Lunsford one in one side - and a stock one in the other. Both are still perfect.

And yes - you can just roll it on a flat surface. But I have found that not all heads of fasteners are on it perfectly true. And I reall dont care if it is - as long as the rest of it is straight. Call me anal. lol
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:30 AM   #3517
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I bought the Lunsford pins but havent had to use them yet. Do you think I should change them anyways?

Anyone know when the aluminum rear bearing inserts should be ready?
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I bought the Lunsford pins but havent had to use them yet. Do you think I should change them anyways?

Anyone know when the aluminum rear bearing inserts should be ready?
maybe july
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I bought the Lunsford pins but havent had to use them yet. Do you think I should change them anyways?

Anyone know when the aluminum rear bearing inserts should be ready?
I'd just run it the way you have it.
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I'd just run it the way you have it.
Thats what I figured. Thanks.

PINK SLEEVE- JULY??? Are you serious? aluminum rear bearing inserts?
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i work at a hobbyshop and horizon's expected date is 6/28 and anytime the expected date is an even number it's just a guess not a solid date so i'd say maybe in july . i don't know why fioroni or king headz isn't just making them
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Todd has it right, no need to remove the pin to see if its bent, just spin it with the hex driver. on e clip pins, the above mentioned methods are good, but no need to with the captured, your hubs will do a dance if the pin is bent at all.
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i work at a hobbyshop and horizon's expected date is 6/28 and anytime the expected date is an even number it's just a guess not a solid date so i'd say maybe in july . i don't know why fioroni or king headz isn't just making them
Well that stinks, thanks for letting me know.
I wish they would make them too.
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maybe if enough people emailed them they would kingheadz@kingheadz.com
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maybe if enough people emailed them they would kingheadz@kingheadz.com
Good Idea. Just did, maybe we can get enough people to put a request in it might happen. I like KHZ, they make real nice products.
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