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Old 11-04-2004, 09:22 PM   #1441
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Because it doesn't help as much on loamy tracks, and it's counter-productive on bumpy tracks.

Go look at most of Losi's team cars at a blue-groove race..
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Old 11-04-2004, 09:24 PM   #1442
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well, if you get good at it, sliding around corners looks alot cooler hehe

aaron, so if i went with outside shock holes on the arms and inside shock holes on the towers, it would make the suspension feel stiffer the more it compresses, correct?

i might have to experiement with shock mounting when i get my new shocks tomorrow
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Old 11-04-2004, 09:31 PM   #1443
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98% of the time, sliding around corners isn't the fastest way to go.

You are right on making your shocks progressive..but don't be expecting a HUGE difference.

Also, remember that going out on the arm will make the shock "stiffer", and going in on the tower will make the shock "softer", although they won't balance each other out.
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Old 11-04-2004, 10:27 PM   #1444
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well, I'm glad you all brought that to my attention....now I have something new to play around with.
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Old 11-05-2004, 06:02 AM   #1445
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Aaron.. I have a weird question.. on my mst-1 I was having the same trouble as my losi did.. the diff would unload under throttle.. no matter if it was tight or not.. especially in loose conditions.. so, I put these mugen S3 o-rings over the tips of the dogbone ends.. and man.. I have no more issues at all.. I actually think my gas truck handles better in loose..

so, my question is.. why? why does this help? I honestly have just sat thinking about it and can't come up with an answer.. I figured it would cause binding and slow down the reaction of the suspension.. but that doesn't make any sense for the results I'm getting..

thanks for any asssitance..
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Old 11-05-2004, 09:06 AM   #1446
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For the same reason CVD's help create straight line traction; any driveshaft binding will cause the rear end of the truck to square up and accelerate forward with more authority..
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AW, Im really starting to like this engine a whole lot (the Drake Siro) tonight my throttle arm came loose on it, should I locktight the nut thats around the low end needle


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Old 11-05-2004, 11:19 PM   #1448
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I wouldn't, just make sure it's tight every once in a while.

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Well I went to tighten that low end nut that holds the throttle arm on, and it broke, help anyone I know AW is gone. Im thinking Just throw my os carb with a lungsford adapter on, just wondering will I loose power? Is their any other options?

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I'd try the os carb Dave, and order a new nut from Tower or the hobby shop. Don't know if Tower has them, but I'm sure you can find one somewhere. Hehe, maybe Aaron will send ya one when he reads this.

And my question is my B3 is getting the motor, batt, and speed control really hot. I'm not running a great speedo, but it's rated for an 8T. Also running a 6 cell nicad matched pack, and a 11x2 motor. Sometimes it gets hot enough to shutdown, which it's supposed to.

Now should I cut a couple of vent holes in the body, or is the gearing to low? I'm a gas guy who hasn't ran an electric in about 14 yrs.
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Jeff
Yea Im going with the os carb, and after taking the Siro carb abart I have found a piece of metal like a drip hanging in the high end needle whole, so now im really wanting a whole new carb, and that explains the its running great at 200 and all of the sudden its 250, cant wait to try the os carb on it. Hopefully Siro will make it right, time will tell.

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Dave, I don't know what kind of manifold that motor runs, but I've seen temp spikes like that from a loose manifold also.
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You will loose a little with the OS carb since it air opening is a little smaller but the reliability will be well worth the very small sacrifice in power.
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