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Old 08-26-2008, 06:26 PM   #7726
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Does anyone know if this is any good, or know anyone who uses it?
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:49 PM   #7727
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Does anyone know if this is any good, or know anyone who uses it?
I haven't seen anyone using it. I think the stock piece is fine. I like my car in pretty much stock form with the exception of the alum steering saver top and arm, the alum bearing inserts for the rear and center diff. and the m2c rear outer pins. If it was me I wouldn't waste my money.
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:11 AM   #7728
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i installed some aluminum bearing inserts for the rear gear box today and the mesh is very tight and i mean tight!!....everything is lined up well and there is no slop on the pinion and coupler. i ended up having to put a couple thin spacers on the two top screws between the gearbox halves to have the mesh smooth out...
I haven't used the aluminum inserts, but I did have a problem with the rear gearbox feeling 'chunky'.

I used a dremel to take a little plastic out where the bearing goes for the rear driveshaft. (nearest to the pinion gear). Now the bearing can be moved in about 1mm. You then add a shim or two between the pinion coupler and the outside gearbox bearing to adjust the mesh. So far so good. I can keep the tranny together nice and tight and she spins like butter.

I'm sure you can find a drill the size of the bearing, and take a little plastic out. Doesn't take much to make it smooth as silk.
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:47 AM   #7729
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I haven't used the aluminum inserts, but I did have a problem with the rear gearbox feeling 'chunky'.
I've encountered this problem as well- I found that something was binding in the rear diff, so I built a new diff (case, gear set, 2000wt oil), new bearings, same outdrives and losi aluminium bearing inserts. The rear diff itself is very smooth in operation, but the mesh between the ring gear and pinion is very clunky.

Previously it was clunky in only one spot, but when pulled apart I could not see any reason for it (no damage to the teeth, dirt/small stones etc). Now it doesn't bind as such, but is consistently noisy/notchy. I'm new to 1/8 (and RC really) so I'm at a loss as to why it isn't meshing well. I used plenty of grease on the pinion/ring gear and used similar techniques building my 1/10 diff/transmission which is exceptionally precise and smooth in its operation.

From Boostfiend's suggestion, adjusting the mesh of the pinion by modifying the case/shimming is a possible solution to the problem. Anything else I should try?

Edit- I've searched a little more and found several possible solutions. Some are recommending running it for a while and waiting for everything to 'wear in'. Alternatively, it has been recommended to loosen off the set screw on the rear coupler, push the pinion/bevel back towards the bearing and then tighten the set screw. Now I just need the time to try some of these solutions!

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Old 08-27-2008, 09:40 AM   #7730
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any body got a link to the captured steering rod ends?
This is what I use. Kyosho 6.8mm flanged ball works great!
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/3931
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:45 AM   #7731
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I use the stock inner balls on the outside and use a concave washer and never pooped off since .
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I use the stock inner balls on the outside and use a concave washer and never pooped off since .
I've been using a larger flat washer on top with the flange on top and an small on the bottom to keep the retainer from rubbing the arm.

Where do you find concave washers?
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:13 AM   #7733
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My LHS stocks them .
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Does anyone know if you can buy those decals/sticker that come with the Losi Race Roller
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Does anyone know if you can buy those decals/sticker that come with the Losi Race Roller
Only decals I know of are as follows;

LOSA8370 - 8ight logo sheet
LOSA8371 - Losi logo sheet (large)

I'm assuming they include the same decals in the kit and roller. Those came with the kit.
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I just found it, just not to many stores have them

http://www.losi.com/Products/Default...rodID=LOSA8369
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New Tire from Losi: 1/8 Kingpin Buggy Tire, premounted p/n LOSA17770R, unmounted p/n LOSA7770R.

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I just found it, just not to many stores have them

http://www.losi.com/Products/Default...rodID=LOSA8369
Here U are
http://rc-mushroom.com/product_info....ducts_id=14433

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New Tire from Losi: 1/8 Kingpin Buggy Tire, premounted p/n LOSA17770R, unmounted p/n LOSA7770R.

AWESOME. I'm loving all this Losi action before Worlds. New kits, cars, tires, development. I hope those tires come available soon. Can't wait to try them out.
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Dude, kingpins.... Sweet!
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