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Old 02-16-2010, 05:16 PM   #211
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I found the best technique for installation on Losi is simply put a point on your pins then literally drive them in like a nail...
+1 on all losi style pins ..i sharpen em like a pencil for sure

i will be running the answer flag this week end at the 2nd annual bamajama ...got everything ready to rock ..wish me luck ..
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:40 PM   #212
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You know that makes sense. The hardest part is the first hole passing the first part of the spring. Once you get through that it was easy.

Did you use a hammer.
Nope just the nearest hex driver with a little size to it.
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i found the easiest way is to put the flywheel in a vise. put the pin in tilmit hits the spring, then push the shoe down with a flat screwdriver then push the pin in the rest of the way.
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[QUOTE=mikenix;7015954]Nope just the nearest hex driver with a little size to it.[/QUOTE

Like Mike suggests,Round the pin(were the end and length make a 90 DEG angle) off slightly.Put the pin through the flywheel,shoe and spring.Take your thumb and push down on the clutch shoe,lining the pin up with the back hole of the fly wheel.Put the head of the pin against a solid vertical service and push the pin in to the threads.Do all 4,dip the tip(just the very end) of a thin regular screwdriver in a drop of blue loctite and touch all 4 sets of threads on the pins.Screw the pins in just snug and back out just a hair and your GOOOOD to go.Also you may want to take a little length of the end of the springs that go into the clutch shoes
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:11 PM   #215
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Nope just the nearest hex driver with a little size to it.[/QUOTE

Like Mike suggests,Round the pin(were the end and length make a 90 DEG angle) off slightly.Put the pin through the flywheel,shoe and spring.Take your thumb and push down on the clutch shoe,lining the pin up with the back hole of the fly wheel.Put the head of the pin against a solid vertical service and push the pin in to the threads.Do all 4,dip the tip(just the very end) of a thin regular screwdriver in a drop of blue loctite and touch all 4 sets of threads on the pins.Screw the pins in just snug and back out just a hair and your GOOOOD to go.Also you may want to take a little length of the end of the springs that go into the clutch shoes
I thought blue loctite was never to be used on the pins
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I thought blue loctite was never to be used on the pins
I've never seen a pin actually backout but I know many do this but I don't. You just had to hammer the pin in can't image it will back out. This probably is part of the cause of losi pins stripping like mad or our pins snapping the head off.
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i would like to thank mike for all his help last year and i am looking forward to 2010 with him and the rest of the team.

hows that one look mike


i bought one the first set of motor bearing and i will say there still alive in perfect shape and been in to motors mike i gone need another set soon lol
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Got to run the new Silver shoes in my Truggy this weekend with a .28. They grab strong and consistent all weekend. Little to no signs of wear. Used 1.0 springs.
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Finally got the Losi shoes installed on a steel flywheel.

I didn't have a binding issue at all on the steel flywheel and they fit perfect.

I can't wait to see how they perform. I will post some feed back once I can finally get some good run time on the motor. Still really cold and up and down with the weather in Dallas Texas.
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My order from Answer is on the way. Lots of interest locally in this product. Curious to see what the popular items are so I can keep them stocked up?
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Got to run the new Silver shoes in my Truggy this weekend with a .28. They grab strong and consistent all weekend. Little to no signs of wear. Used 1.0 springs.
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Those are prototype shoes from Pete in the UK, I think they will be black in the end. Perhaps we can keep them silver just to show they're different.

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Finally got the Losi shoes installed on a steel flywheel.

I didn't have a binding issue at all on the steel flywheel and they fit perfect.

I can't wait to see how they perform. I will post some feed back once I can finally get some good run time on the motor. Still really cold and up and down with the weather in Dallas Texas.
I also used the Losi steel flywheel at motorama this weekend fitment seemed fine as well.

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My order from Answer is on the way. Lots of interest locally in this product. Curious to see what the popular items are so I can keep them stocked up?
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Answer-RC Losi 4 Shoe High Bite Low Wear Clutch w 3pks Springs 328
5*10*4 "SP" Clutch Bell Bearings 10pk Red Seal / Metal Shield 254
Answer-RC RC8 3 Shoe Clutch High Bite Low Wear Clutch w 3pks sp 150
8*16*5 "SP" Wheel / Diff Bearings 10pk Red Seal / Metal Shield 138
Answer-RC Losi 8ight B / T Shock Spring Holders Long - Red 126
ANSWER-RC TEAM LOSI 8IGHT & 8T "SP" CLUTCH BEARINGS - 4 PAIRS 114
Answer-RC Losi 8ight Ridge Cut HQ Foams 10pk 111
Answer-RC Brake Release Spring Set x 12pcs 98
Answer-RC Exhaust Gasket Set x2 pcs Shaped .21+ Black 90
Answer-RC Team Losi 8B 8T 1.0 2.0 13t Clutch Bell w. 2 x Bearing 89
Answer-RC 13t 1/8th clutch bell w. 2 x Bearings 86
Answer-RC Exhaust Rebuild Set BLACK 86
Answer-RC Losi 8ight B / T Flywheel Pins Flat Head 80
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Thanks for the info Mike I will be in touch again soon!
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wow you guys have issues with clutches lol. i dont do anything with the pins. Ive done enough clutches i can do the whole thing(disassemble and reassembly) in 5 min. guess its a feel thing, btw NEVER use loctite. ive never seen a pin loose, if you say you have you did something wrong. those pins strip very easy, i have hudy tools and ive even stripped 1-2 since getting them. you just cant over tighten them.
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Answer shoes are the BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I ran them this past weekend at the Dirt Nitro Challenge. On main day the track was really bad for the first few races. Two pounds of mud on the car when coming off the track.

The shoes held up extremely well with no wear. Last time I ran in those conditions with non answer shoes they filed down to a pulp.

Nice job Mike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Answer shoes are the BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I ran them this past weekend at the Dirt Nitro Challenge. On main day the track was really bad for the first few races. Two pounds of mud on the car when coming off the track.

The shoes held up extremely well with no wear. Last time I ran in those conditions with non answer shoes they filed down to a pulp.

Nice job Mike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'd have to agree on the Answer Shoes and bearings being top notch. I've been running them for about a year now and have gotten great life out of them. I also had gone to the Nitro Challenge this last week and I hated the first couple day's as every time I turned around something went wrong, lost a steering servo, New Voltage regulator, Reciever, busted off the whole rear wing mount (Becouse I'm Blind and can't see at night) then some problems with my 1/10 electrics but in the end the ANSWER Products carried my almost double weighted Caster Buggy through the mud and I got a bump up from the G to the F main but only had time to re-fuel then get checked in for the next main. With every crack and crevis packed with mudd and the suspension barely moving the clutch was still able to grab the bell and throw my buggy up and across all of the jumps. They just need a little cleaning up and a new set of 1.1 springs and bearings and the plus 4 will be ready to rock again.

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