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Old 11-24-2007, 08:50 PM   #196
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i am using the thinner shafts.. on the buggy.. but on the STR, i dremeled a little where the lower shock mount is.. and put a 1mm spacer behind the lower shock mount.. to space it away..
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:44 PM   #197
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Hi,

Anyone recall a year back degani posted on rcpics.net the procedure to build volume compensating foam int he standard shocks ?

I am trying to locate the info on the web without luck would apprieciate any help on this.

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Oh here is a small video i edited having fun with my sp2 and not te wc who is zzzzzing away till race day

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Old 11-29-2007, 09:37 PM   #198
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Just a quick update on the Kyosho race this weekend at Revelation
Raceway. The track is closed tomorrow (Friday) but the gates will be
open Saturday morning at 8 am for practice. I think Dana is going to
do 3 rounds of qualifying, and mains on Sunday. Sounds like there will
be a bunch of fast guys, it should be fun. Hope to see everyone out
there. Here's the track website: http://www.revrace.com
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:34 AM   #199
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Hi everyone,
is anyone using the 2 x 1.2mm shock pistons for the front? Feedbacks?


thanks
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:49 AM   #200
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Check this out. Slick tyres. Track must be really sticky.

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Old 12-16-2007, 09:49 AM   #201
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You know the Japanese with perfection. It must precision cut micro dirt for slick tyres!
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Old 12-16-2007, 03:59 PM   #202
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what can be said from anyone that has had a losi 8 and gone to a kyosho sp2 wc ?

how does it drive, parts wear.... all the good and bad things...

thanks
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is anyone using the 2 x 1.2mm shock pistons for the front? Feedbacks?


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Old 12-17-2007, 03:10 AM   #204
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Most of the fast guys in our area are running the big bore shocks with a six hole piston.
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:18 AM   #205
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Most of the fast guys in our area are running the big bore shocks with a six hole piston.
I would like to have those but the price is much too much for me.
I'm just waiting for the new kit with the BBs
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:15 AM   #206
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what can be said from anyone that has had a losi 8 and gone to a kyosho sp2 wc ?

how does it drive, parts wear.... all the good and bad things...

thanks
I've done this exact thing. Here's what I've noticed...

- Kyosho parts quality is MUCH better than Losi. No variability in parts quality from batch to batch, and the parts are all excellent
- The WC is much better accelerating through rough sections than the Losi
- The WC lands crooked jumps like a wet rag. It doesn't jump around after the landing like the Losi would sometimes do
- Notched diff cups are now a distant memory
- Kyosho suspension arms don't develop a bow in them like I saw on my Losi
- Replacing front center driveshaft pins every half gallon is not necessary on the Kyosho

Like all things, it's yin and yang though...

- The Losi rips through hairpin corners. I can't get the WC to turn like that
- The Losi pops off of jump faces much easier
- Kyosho parts are expensive. You don't need to replace them as often, though.
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I never had a Losi, but on the Kyosho, it is like a tank. It needs very little maintenance from event to event. I bought a lot of plastic parts as spares off Ebay, and I still have the original arms on it. The aluminum front hinge pin braces (both front & rear) will wear out before the plastic arms. I have changed the chassis (worn out rear section), the diff cases (stripped screws to chassis), hinge braces and a few bearings, not all. All else is still original parts. Axles can get worn, but they really have to be worn out to start to bind. When they're gone, just get the new lightened axles shafts.
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what can be said from anyone that has had a losi 8 and gone to a kyosho sp2 wc ?

how does it drive, parts wear.... all the good and bad things...

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Losi fast
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cool... thanks for the info.. cant wait to get my new car....
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cool... thanks for the info.. cant wait to get my new car....
Hey SteveJa, is the WC your new buggy? I converted your old MBX5 to MBX5R with titanium axles some Option parts. Finally got the chassis tuned in now.
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