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Old 05-16-2004, 09:51 PM   #226
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Help with xxx-nt
Hey Aaron. I need some setup help with my gas truck.
A good setup for hard packed clay track that gets rough. We water it down so it's not so dusty. It has good traction when wet. Thanks.

The setup I have now is along the same as Drakes rough track setup. I just can't seem to get it dialed. Wish I could get it like my MF xxx-t cause it rocks. Thanks for your time.
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Old 05-16-2004, 10:42 PM   #227
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Doug - I got to your question on the Nationals thread before I read it on this one.

threeEwes - I grew up at that track (DHW)! I've come along way since then..but I'll never forget all the years we race there. Do you remember the old announcer, Gary Guest? He's racing again..and is sponsored by Mugen and Orion.

Thanks for the compliments..you should come out to some of the tracks up north sometime.

mafia - Honestly..there really is no place where CVD's have an advantage on the back of a Losi vehicle.

Most of the trucks weren't jumping through the section where that buggy had just launched off of. I did jump that quite a few times in practice on Thursday, but never did during the race.

Casey - I'm not familiar at all with that .18 engine, so I really don't have much of an idea. The clutch should fit, but I am not sure about the motor mounts.

Tony - Are they dragging? Or just not operating smoothly? Are you running plastic brake clips?
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Old 05-16-2004, 11:44 PM   #228
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I heard Gary Guest's name the other day and figured I must have been hearing wrong, that's cool that he's racing again.
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Old 05-17-2004, 07:43 AM   #229
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He had me COVERED Saturday during qualifying at the Nitro Maxx Challenge, he was 3rd qualifier behind Ryan and Adam.

Something happened, and his truck faded during the main.

Top three for the 2004 Nitro Maxx Challenge:

Cavalieri
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Old 05-17-2004, 08:35 AM   #230
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HeY!!!

Troy i'm with Aaron you shouldn't drive my truck, because i saw you try to race my truck befor and you were all over the place..... stick with sedan where theres traction for you... LoL......

Aaron what tuned pipe should i get, because the stock one that i have with it som how got a dent in the side of it about 1/2" around and i didn't hit anything at all when i was driving in track in my backyard...(nothing to hit that would do that) so i'm wondering if i should get the adam drake tuned pipe, unless you know a better one????
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How does the difference in piston hole size compare to changing the shock oil? In other words how do changing the pistons rather than the oil make a difference in handling?

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Old 05-17-2004, 11:45 AM   #232
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k thanks for the help
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Old 05-17-2004, 02:37 PM   #233
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Josh - The Drake pipe is the best all-around pipe for gas truck.

Casey - Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

Barnracer - Changing oil will have more affect on the shock throughout its range of movement, whereas changing pistons change the amount of "pack" the shock has, which is a fancy term for how the shock reacts to sudden compressions, usually in the first little bit of travel.

Assume the same static dampening rates:
Big piston holes + thick oil = less pack
Small piston holes + thin oil = more pack
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My brakes are stock Drake kit brakes- they drag for about 1/4 of each revolution...also just wondering if you did anything special when you build your brakes since the brake disk is sometimes a little too thick (or the pad spacers too thin) to allow drag-free action when the brakes are not applied
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Hi thank for the help set-up my st i went to the race and get first now i need help set-up my buggy it a bx how fast will a 81/22 kill my battery then a 88/22 and how much speed differant bettew the to THANK FOR THE HELP ON THE ST GUY i will be use 2400-3300battery
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nitro kid - 88/22 will make the battery last longer and the buggy will accelerate faster.

tall can - I haven't had to do anything special to my brakes before... if the disc is too wide, you could always file it down. Is the disc spinning straight between the shoes?
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Troy i'm with Aaron you shouldn't drive my truck, because i saw you try to race my truck befor and you were all over the place..... stick with sedan where theres traction for you... LoL......
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Hey now, I drove someone's offroad "thingy" and was doing pretty well with it. Was it your's or dougs? I don't remember... ?
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tall can - i too had this problem on my first nt. it turned out the brake disc itself was not of even thickness all the way around (a bit thicker in one spot). replaced the disc and problem solved.
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HeY!!

Prolly both of ours, although you took like the whole pack to finely keep it off the walls and pipes for last 7 laps.
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Prolly both of ours, although you took like the whole pack to finely keep it off the walls and pipes for last 7 laps.
Nah, if I remember right, There was only one corner I didn't like, and couldn't get right, otherwise I was decent.

If someone were to give me a truck with a decent setup, I think I'd do pretty darn good for a sedan guy.
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