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Old 11-05-2010, 10:51 AM   #16
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Yes but its durable..... Do you want to sacrifice weight for durability?
theres alot of alum mods out there...I guess King Headz is a good choice if you are replacing alum parts??
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:43 AM   #17
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theres alot of alum mods out there...I guess King Headz is a good choice if you are replacing alum parts??
I know a few people that tried them, I have not..... I personally stick with the Losi parts...
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:34 PM   #18
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The king heads stuff is great. I use their toe blocks inner and outer and then fioroni rear brace and top plate (I like the way the top plate looks) khz rear hub carriers and servo saver top then losi imclined spindles and carriers and alum diff mount. I usually replace parts that break with alum parts if they are avail. I'm not too concerned with a few extra grams but I can say that I bought a used losi buggy from a serious racer and it had all the lightened parts axels and so forth. I could feel the difference it was too much for me to handle. The car was too snappy
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:07 PM   #19
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Ive been experimenting with the 1000 mah receiver pack lately, as that's a nice chunk of weight to save.. roughly 50 grams..


but it just doesn't get enough run time to be practical if you are running unregulated HV servos..........

I wouldn't even feel good about running it in a 45 minute main.

Really? I guess it all depends on the servos. I've run two Team orion VDS servos on a 850mah life and gotten close to 60 minutes of runtime out of them.
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To lighten the car get

lightened out drives
Lightened Spur gear
Titanium Turnbuckles
you can shave and make custom parts but thats really it to shave weight that i would recommend

Good upgrades
Alum servo saver arm
Adjustable hinge pin brace
Alum gear box inserts
Titanium Turnbuckles



thats really all the buggy needs. You can put lightened outdrives and spur but that also makes the buggy more twitchy imo, i have them on truggy but not buggy
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:17 AM   #21
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:19 AM   #22
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I don't like carbon fibre towers so change them.

Other than that, I'm not fussed about saving a few grams here and there...best hopups are tuning options i.e. the right springs, shock pistons, oils, tyres, rollbars and maybe clutch...
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#1. Practice.
#2 Tracktime
#3 Reliable car
#4 Proper tires/selection
#5 Proper Suspension tuning
#6 proper engine tuning
#7 Foolproof Radio
#8 Spare parts to rebuild entire car
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