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Old 06-04-2007, 04:58 AM   #3916
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Has anyone come up with a solution to the outer hinge pin problem

I am now on my 4th set of pins and have even tried the titanium ones from lunsford but they are no better.I think its a design flaw as i had an x1cr before the 8ight and never had to change one once.The only solution i can see is if losi revise the wishbones.

Any help or solution would be greatly aprieciated as this is really starting to pee me off.
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Old 06-04-2007, 05:52 AM   #3917
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For people using Bowties or Crimefighters and mounting them on the Losi wheels, what inserts are you using?

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It was suggested to me to do the following when using Losi wheels and Proline tires.

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M2-Stock Losi foam............
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Old 06-04-2007, 06:39 AM   #3918
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Trebor we missed you at RC Pro in OKC. Maybe next time.

On the outer hinge pins, I'm using drill blanks. They are as hard as rocks. I would like to see Losi go to 4mm or 3.5 mm hinge pins there. The material is just not right but it could be if they changed diameter. They do bend way too easy.

Car ran awesome in OKC! Had a blast.
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Old 06-04-2007, 07:23 AM   #3919
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go to the hardware store and get drill bits that are the same size and cut to length. then drill a couple of holes next to the hinge pin.. tap and thread extra screws next to the hinge pin... i looked a a guys that where like that but ive never had a problem with mine
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www.carolinasrc.com has a few 3/3 plates in stock. only a few though. get them before there gone again
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:20 AM   #3921
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Trebor we missed you at RC Pro in OKC. Maybe next time.

On the outer hinge pins, I'm using drill blanks. They are as hard as rocks. I would like to see Losi go to 4mm or 3.5 mm hinge pins there. The material is just not right but it could be if they changed diameter. They do bend way too easy.

Car ran awesome in OKC! Had a blast.
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Hopefully next time I can make it. First I gotta get good in order to run with you guys.

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Old 06-04-2007, 04:18 PM   #3922
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go to the hardware store and get drill bits that are the same size and cut to length. then drill a couple of holes next to the hinge pin.. tap and thread extra screws next to the hinge pin... i looked a a guys that where like that but ive never had a problem with mine
Thanks,i had to read it a few times to get what you were saying but i understand now and its a great idea.Just got to get some drill blanks now then.
thanks again
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Old 06-04-2007, 06:22 PM   #3923
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Heres a vid of my 8ight in the A final at my local track (bet you ain't seen this much dust before).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9LL7Sd8MMg

What tires and setup would you lot choose for this dusty track?I've asked a few times before but the video might help a bit.
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i would go with a crime fighter to get some extra side bite and run a softer clutch enguagement. also, a thicker sway bar in the front to get rid of some of the agressiveness.
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how do i go along removing my clutch bell i have the screw out of the front and it isnt budging thanks in advance
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Heres a vid of my 8ight in the A final at my local track (bet you ain't seen this much dust before).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9LL7Sd8MMg

What tires and setup would you lot choose for this dusty track?I've asked a few times before but the video might help a bit.
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Looks like my Local track couple weeks ago. I thought "Bowfighters" worked pretty well.
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Heres a vid of my 8ight in the A final at my local track (bet you ain't seen this much dust before).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9LL7Sd8MMg

What tires and setup would you lot choose for this dusty track?I've asked a few times before but the video might help a bit.
Ohmygod, water that dang track!
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Old 06-04-2007, 07:33 PM   #3928
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what was the tire cinfig that truhe was callling bowfighters
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Ditto on the softer clutch. I would run 2 khz 7075 w/gold springs and 2 carbon shoes w/green springs for this slipperly/dusty of a track. Also stepdown the center diff from 7K to 5K diff oil. 3/5/1 or 3/5/3 would be good diff combos. A little more rear traction can be had by moving the rear shocks out to the 3-outside shock location and moving the rear hubs all the way forward. The Proline High Downforce Wing also helps over the stock wing.
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Speaking of Freefall,it was good to meet you last weekend.Maybe we will see him and some of you guys from down south up here some day.


He broke his 1/10th scale.I did not catch his buggy race.
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