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Old 02-04-2005, 07:53 PM   #2101
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HeY hEy!!!



Hey Aaron why do you want to stay away from the 8 rows???
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Old 02-04-2005, 08:11 PM   #2102
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Aaron:
I just moved from San Diego where I raced lot at Socal to Park City Utah, so my new home track is Intermountain Raceway. If you've been here or raced the April Fools classic, then you know the track: tight and high traction indoors. You say the XXX4 is good for those kind of tracks, but what is the reasoning?
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Old 02-04-2005, 09:10 PM   #2103
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The XXX4 is an onroad car with offroad tires. It does not have a ton of ground clearance but it accelerates like a rocket due to the single belt. The XX4 on the other hand does everything else better IMO. The XX4 suffers from an inefficient drive train (3 belts) but has a lot more ground clearnace and in my opinion is more durable. The front one way on the XX4 is on the front pully shaft instead of in the diff and is vurtually indistructable. The XX4 is the best 4wd I have ever seen in rough sections and seems to land better then the XXX4. The XXX4 is the latest car out and is the top losi 4wd out right now but if I were to run 4wd right now I would run the XX4 or the X5 due to the better rough track handling. The X5 is a single belt XX4 so it may have the same problems with the front oneway but I do not know enough about the car to know if they solved that XXX4 issue. There are tricks for the XXX4 oneway but you have to learn them. The XXX4 is a good car but they seem to not like rough sections AT ALL. If the track is smooth and flowing they are about unbeatable though. The rougher the track the more the XX4 starts to outshine the XXX4.
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Old 02-04-2005, 11:12 PM   #2104
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Aaron, I have two questions.

can the ad2 oversized rear hubs with quick release wheels be adapted to fit the mugen in your opinion.

And are the new wheels the same hex size as the mst-1 wheels
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Old 02-05-2005, 02:03 AM   #2105
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stu - You'd have to modify your rear arms like crazy..I don't know if you could do it. After that..you'd have to make sure the dogbones would fit.

edseb - Acceleration and corner speed. Nuff said!

Josh - 8-rows usually have a lot of steering..and I like my cars to be smoother on high bite tracks. There have been plenty of times where I ran 8-ribs to get more steering, especially in gas truck. It's just personal preference..

sdmlsu - It's part number TK5009.

I'll do a write-up of the enduro sometime later this weekend, probably Sunday.
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Old 02-06-2005, 04:43 PM   #2106
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Hi Aaron, do you know if there are rear hubs made by Losi that come in varying toe in degrees? (i.e. 0*, 0.5*, 1*)
I think that Trinity makes bling bling blue ones but I'd rather just stock type plastic.
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Old 02-06-2005, 05:08 PM   #2107
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Hey Aron how would you compare the durability of the new Drake to the old one.

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Old 02-06-2005, 05:52 PM   #2108
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Davidka - They had them for the old cars, but I don't think they've made any for the new ones. The toe-in they've specified with the stock parts is the best balance we've found for all tracks.
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Old 02-06-2005, 10:36 PM   #2109
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Aaron:

A few posts ago I said that Drake's AD2 "low Bite" setup indicates that overall rear shock length was 4.355" with no limiters.

However, the stock shock length (no turns) is 4.375.

Does he run a shorter shaft or limiters for that setup?
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Old 02-07-2005, 12:33 AM   #2110
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Limiters inside the shock.

I tried my own version of the rough track setup on Sunday; I put red springs on the back and went to long arm. The truck got very mushy but much easier to drive and helped to deal with the worst ruts and bumps I've ever driven on.
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Old 02-07-2005, 07:21 PM   #2111
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Aaron,

what is the part number for the front one way assembly for the XXX-4 G+, I just ordered the kit and I need this to complete the buggy....

hope you can help me.
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I just pulled my front one-way from my sedan to put in my XXX4 to hopefully get the additional corner speed I'd like. Hopefully this will be fine, and the parts will hold up. I'm using the aluminum retainers to keep the outdrives from spreading too.
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so the xxx-s front one-way is a "direct" bolt on and "option" for the xxx-4 "as well"?????
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Aaron, My friend bought some tri tk5027c rear hubs for his xxx4. The problem is that they are for the cre conv. Can he get new axles and the molded slider shafts for these hubs from losi. Can you post the part #'s for me please.
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Old 02-08-2005, 10:02 AM   #2115
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ghoppa - I believe it's the same one-way from the -S to the -4, but I'm not 100% sure.

You can find the part number on Losi's website, under "Complete Parts List".

stu - I believe Trinity sold the CVD's and axles required to use those hubs; I know Losi doesn't make them, and I know the CRE conversion has been discontinued.
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