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Old 09-21-2009, 06:54 PM   #1
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I HAVE A LOSI 2.0 BUGGY AND TRUGGY AND HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS WITH MY LOSI BOX STARTER. I HAVE IT ON A LIPO AND CAN'T KEEP BELTS, MOTORS OR WHEELS ON IT. I KEEP OVER HEATING THE MOTORS AND BATTERY. I PRE HEAT ALL MY MOTORS AND STILL OVER HEAT IT ALL.
PLEASE HELP ME..................
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:16 PM   #2
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I HAVE A LOSI 2.0 BUGGY AND TRUGGY AND HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS WITH MY LOSI BOX STARTER. I HAVE IT ON A LIPO AND CAN'T KEEP BELTS, MOTORS OR WHEELS ON IT. I KEEP OVER HEATING THE MOTORS AND BATTERY. I PRE HEAT ALL MY MOTORS AND STILL OVER HEAT IT ALL.
PLEASE HELP ME..................
did u get the box new? i had lipo in mine and it was fine, only issue i had was motors kept going about 2-3 months
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yea you need to change those motors out. but it seems like there is something internally that is burning all that stuff up. i havent had any problems except for replacing motors like losi racer said.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:42 PM   #4
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WHAT MOTORS DID YOU GO WITH AND DOES YOUR LIPO GET REAL HOT?
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:31 PM   #5
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Not to step on anyones toes but I have terrible luck with the losi starter box. I ended up going with an ofna.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:37 PM   #6
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I havent had any issues with mine really. I discovered quickly that I couldnt pop it on the box and press the rear end down or the flywheel would slip on the starter wheel. Once I pushed down on the plug ignitor or heat sink it made good contact and I didnt have any problems. I'm going to shim the entire assembly "up" a little bit to alleviate this issue.

I dont preheat my motor and run two cheap stick packs. It will last at least 2 complete race weekends (to include practice runs).
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:58 AM   #7
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is it the black box, throw in 2 ofna 770 motors and you will be good
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The old stock losi box flat out sucks. Get an ofna truggy box and be done with it. The ofna truggy box will start anything.
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The ofna motors are too large to fit in the losi mounting bracket also. If you go this router and buy all the ofna internals, you might as well just buy their truggy box.
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The old stock losi box flat out sucks. Get an ofna truggy box and be done with it. The ofna truggy box will start anything.
watch out for franks box though it has an insane wrap and dose not say ofna anywhere on it!

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The ofna motors are too large to fit in the losi mounting bracket also. If you go this router and buy all the ofna internals, you might as well just buy their truggy box.

just have to drill in new screw holes, I have done this and its fine
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i went with two traxxas 12-turn titans for my race 2.0 truggy.......work great.
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just have to drill in new screw holes, I have done this and its fine
If they are the same ofna motors in the truggy box, which I believe are 775, just redrilling the holes will not work. The center opening is not large enough to tighten the belt. In addition the ofna motors have a different size pinion which screws up the whole belt size. Like I said, I am referring to the truggy box 775 motors.
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ya....i just used some new losi belt drive gears(pressed on)...but, the mounting screw holes line up with the traxxas motors.........just have to carefully space the motors so that the flux rings dont contact the (metal) box, itself..........over time, with contact the motors magnets will weaken, slightly.....
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