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Old 03-29-2010, 07:11 PM   #1
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I'm looking to switch out my turnbuckles for my stock losi 2.0 truggy
to titaniums I want know if anyone has option, also the weight difference as far how much weight will I be shaving off...thanks
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I'm looking to switch out my turnbuckles for my stock losi 2.0 truggy
to titaniums I want know if anyone has option, also the weight difference as far how much weight will I be shaving off...thanks
the lunsford pieces are much lighter than stock ..lunsford is solid stuff ..also due for release soon losi has there own line of all titanium pieces ..they shold be cheaper but i bet they will be as solid as the lunsford ..sorry i dont have exact weights ..but trust me its lighter and a little stonger ..allthough i have seen the lunsford hingepins bend just like the ti-ni coated losi pieces
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I know that the losi ones are 43% lighter the the steel stock one anyone have the spec's on the lunsford ?
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The stock turnbuckles are pretty impressive. I havent bent any of them yet.
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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.
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I know that the losi ones are 43% lighter the the steel stock one anyone have the spec's on the lunsford ?
The losi hinge pins on the roller that are gold in color are titanium nitrite coated. They also steel therefore the weight. Lunsfords are titanium which is half the weight of steel.
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Lunsford has been the name in titanium parts for well forever and now Losi wants not just another piece of the pie they want the whole thing. Losi literally makes 99% of what you need to run your nitro car or electric car for that matter. The only thing I can think of is a high end transmitter and servos otherwise they make it all now. Better titanium is titanium as far as I am concerned.
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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.
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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.
If you were losing lugs it sounds like you were using a compound that was too soft. Not sure about lately but Losi and Proline were unmatched in the tire department. I have a feeling it was that way until AKA came around but I've had a long layoff.
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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.
You can say what you want but the losi eclipse work on almost every track I have driven on. When I use a green compound on a very abrasive surface lugs to come off, but thats just knowing when to use soft and when to use supersoft. The losi eclipse tires are the schiznit in my book.
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they are decent tires for the money. You can get them real cheap.
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Titanium....its really your choice. We folks that run in the local ranks of driver expertise probably can't and never will be able to feel the wieght difference on our cars.... but that doesn't stop me from exercising my right of CHOICE to purchase all the titanium hop up parts I can find!!!
I agree,since I'm a victim of the bendable hinge pin from Lunsford....but the rest of the stuff he has for the 8 is great! It hurts me to say that since I went back to the stock hinge pins I haven't bent one
And for Losi tires....nothing but praise.
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I already went light weight outdrives, just looking at the turnbuckles next maybe the light weight center spur gear, anyone can think of a good way to drop weight...?
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I already went light weight outdrives, just looking at the turnbuckles next maybe the light weight center spur gear, anyone can think of a good way to drop weight...?
I was going to say lw outdrives and proline vtr wheels and tires. Its a good way to drop about 4 1/5 to 5 oz.
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Lightened outdrives are great and so is the lightened spur gear. I bought a used losi buggy and it had every lightened part in the drivetrain and it was too much for me to drive. I went back to the steel axles (I broke one of the alum ones) and kept everything else. The alum lightenened f/r driveshaft couplers are good too. I like the firorni ones. Less weight in the drivetrain let's the engine work less and spool up quicker that you can notice no matter what level you race at.
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