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Old 03-30-2010, 01:26 AM   #16
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So far I'm not even close to being competitive, but I'm having fun. Until the time comes that I am, I choose to have both my cars mostly stock. As loong as I'm the limiting factor I think my money is better spent on tires and such.
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I got Ofna and Lungsford for my Hyper9, the Lungsford stuff was better and beauty more than the OFNA
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:49 AM   #18
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So far I'm not even close to being competitive, but I'm having fun. Until the time comes that I am, I choose to have both my cars mostly stock. As loong as I'm the limiting factor I think my money is better spent on tires and such.
+1 - I am no pro, but can wheel my truck around the track. Question, I totally understand its choice, but why are club racers so worried about weight? Should you wanna learn how to be consistent around the track, instead of pipe to pipe racing. Learn how to hold your line and pass instead of flying round the track punting people in the corners. IMO
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Jmo, there tires suck.

they were spliting at half a gallon and was losing pins pretty much imediatley.


Just because a company wants to make everything, it does not mean the make everything well.

This happens in every industry. The people that specialize in certain products get pushed out by someone who can do it cheeper but not better.
Dreaux,

I can tell you have read things posted on neo buggy and have no real idea on the tire making process. First things is this..

It takes time to make things right. In tire molding you have many different variable and if one is off that may comprimise your tire. There is a reason that losi has "prototype tire" that are being tested. So if they do suck they don't do it in the hands of paying customers. So rest assured when they do release they will be as good as anything on the market.

So chances are this titanium is already being ran on cars and is working well since it is soon to be released.

Another note..

The losi Tires that are available do work very well. I often use the Green xbt/eclipse combo and just last weekend tq'd and won a large event with those tires in red compound.

It just takes time, you dont just come out of the gate being perfect in a new venture. No company ever has..
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The losi Tires that are available do work very well. I often use the Green xbt/eclipse combo and just last weekend tq'd and won a large event with those tires in red compound.
I agree with you Losi/Proline used to be the authority in tires. I have no reason to assume this is not still the case. Losi products have always been top notch. When i decided to come back to RC after 8 years. Losi was and is the only choice for me. I have been running losi cars and products since i was 18 and im 33 now.

I have a question the xbt/eclipse combo, i have seen this combo many times whats the reason for running different tires on the front and rear? I assume a little more fwd traction? without compromising to much rear bite?
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titanium hingepins and turnbuckles? does that little bit of weight make that much of a difference? seriously, how many grams are we talking?

i can understand axles, outdrives, cups, cvd's and shafts as they are part of the drivetrain and reduce rotating mass.
The weight savings isnt the biggest benefit. The ability to shift that weight exactly where you want it is. When that weight is on unsprung suspension components, it makes a huge difference.
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The Losi Titanium is available now. I bought some of it last week at Dalton. I go the upper shock mounts. 31.00 was not a bad deal when compared to lunsford and on line prices. They also had the Turnbuckles but I passed on those for now. Until I can drive those arent needed!

I broke an upper shock mount and thats the only reason I went with the Ti ones there. Plus they arent much more. 31.00 for 4 Ti or 23.00 for 4 steel.

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I agree with you Losi/Proline used to be the authority in tires. I have no reason to assume this is not still the case. Losi products have always been top notch. When i decided to come back to RC after 8 years. Losi was and is the only choice for me. I have been running losi cars and products since i was 18 and im 33 now.

I have a question the xbt/eclipse combo, i have seen this combo many times whats the reason for running different tires on the front and rear? I assume a little more fwd traction? without compromising to much rear bite?
the xbt's give you a little more steering when you run them up front. Sometimes it's necessary and sometimes it's not. All around eclipse is great.

And can someone please correct all these damm typos it's lunsford.
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the xbt's give you a little more steering when you run them up front. Sometimes it's necessary and sometimes it's not. All around eclipse is great.

And can someone please correct all these damm typos it's lunsford.
Thanks for the clarification Frank!!
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the xbt's give you a little more steering when you run them up front. Sometimes it's necessary and sometimes it's not. All around eclipse is great.

And can someone please correct all these damm typos it's lunsford.
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The Losi Titanium is available now. I bought some of it last week at Dalton. I go the upper shock mounts. 31.00 was not a bad deal when compared to lunsford and on line prices. They also had the Turnbuckles but I passed on those for now. Until I can drive those arent needed!

I broke an upper shock mount and thats the only reason I went with the Ti ones there. Plus they arent much more. 31.00 for 4 Ti or 23.00 for 4 steel.

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The Ti turnbuckles are considerably stronger than stock so novice drivers get the added benefit of having nearly indestructable turnbuckles. They really are a nice upgrade all the way around.
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