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Old 07-17-2019, 03:04 PM
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[QUOTE=jpcopeland1;15481402]
Originally Posted by Frank Root
More trail will smooth out off-center steering, but give more mid-corner, and vice-versa. I've tried less, and preferred 4mm myself.[/QUOTE

ok. Something g else to play with. Noob question, how do I shut up the rear wing 4mm. Just stack the carbon parts?
I have 4x the angle wing shims stacked, but RC Lyfe makes a cool shim.

https://rclyfe.com/store/TLR-High-Ri...cer-p129121204
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Old 07-18-2019, 12:16 AM
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[left][QUOTE=Frank Root;15481472]
Originally Posted by jpcopeland1


I have 4x the angle wing shims stacked, but RC Lyfe makes a cool shim.

https://rclyfe.com/store/TLR-High-Ri...cer-p129121204


gotcha. Thanks.
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Old 07-20-2019, 07:45 AM
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A couple questions if anyone has a moment. I’ve searched quickly but still a little fuzzy on some of this. Racing on a budget here and have basically a full setup of 22 4.0 spares. Picked up a 5.0 last week and wondering which parts I should keep before I sell off my 4.0 stuff.

Specifically wondering if I can use any of these parts from 4.0:

3.0/4.0 aluminum gear diff
shock towers?
A-Arms? (I think I read you can just dremel the rear arm a bit and it will work as intended? Is geometry the same?
Transmission case/motor plate, etc.
Rear hubs
Turnbuckles

Im assuming the front hub geometry is different?

and finally, am I reading that you need a different (taller?)servo horn?

Thanks guys.

(I'd go compare them myself but I'm traveling for work at the moment)

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Old 07-20-2019, 11:29 AM
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xj wolfpacker,

A good amount of stuff will transfer over.
Rear end is the same so transmission, arms(Dremel for lower ride height for carpet) or run exotek/associated 0 degree spring cups, tower is the same just a softer material, hubs driveshafts all work.
Front end--arms, front pivot, carriers, spindles(different spindle number inserts) You can also use the hingepins all around. 5.0 has a different material on the hinge pins. Only things that cant be used on the front end is the bulkhead, front tower, side guards, steering, and chasis since all that is different. You will need a different servo horn for the 5.0.
Turnbuckles will work depending on setup. 5.0 has all 50mm around but you can run front camber/steering at 50mm and run the rear at 55mm depending on your setup.
Hope this helps and anyone else chime if something is missed or incorrect. There are small differences in some of the parts but you can keep those parts for spares especially if you race at a track that doesn't carry parts.
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:35 AM
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Thanks so much for taking the time. Exactly what I needed.
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I picked up a TLR 22 5.0 AC last week after reading this thread. I havenít built a kit in over a decade and Iím really impressed with what I see of the kit so far. I havenít had much time to work on it yet, only assembled the diff so far, and I have a few questions. I read about the shock shaft seals leaking and to soak them in shock oil. How long should I soak them? Also, should I soak the upper and lower cap o-rings? Iíve never had to do that on previous kits Iíve built, which were almost always from Japanese companies.

New member btw. I plan on building it to kit specs since Iíve never run a 2wd electric buggy before and want to get used to it. Plus see what happens to the handling when I make changes. Iíve never raced before and want to try it, and have some fun.

Thanks for any help/advice you guys can give me.
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I picked up a 22 5.0 AC last week after reading through this thread and have a few questions. I read about the shock shaft seals leaking and to soak them in oil before assembly. But for how long? Should I also soak the o-rings for the top and bottom caps? I havenít built a kit in over a decade and never had to soak the seals before. This is my first Losi kit and have only had time to put the diff together, but Iím extremely impressed with the initial quality so far.

I plan on using the kit set-up, since Iíve never raced before or even driven a 2wd buggy, and want to know what happens when I change something. Hopefully get a feel if it made the car better or worse lol. Then try some racing and have some fun.

New member btw. Thanks for any help/advice you guys give me.
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Old 07-25-2019, 07:22 PM
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good to see some from NC on here.
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Old 07-25-2019, 09:10 PM
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I just raced it for the first time tonight. Loved it.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:28 AM
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22 5.0 DC Elite
https://www.redrc.net/2019/08/tlr-22...kit-2wd-buggy/
Pictured with a 4-cell & brushed motor....

Wonder if there will be an Elite SR?
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Originally Posted by Pinebox
22 5.0 DC Elite
https://www.redrc.net/2019/08/tlr-22...kit-2wd-buggy/
Pictured with a 4-cell & brushed motor....

Wonder if there will be an Elite SR?
FYI, that paint scheme, tires, and electronics package is a tribute to Brian Kinwald, who passed away this year.
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Interesting hubs, I recently got some adjustable height hubs from Exotek, but if these new ones are able to be adjusted without removing bearings I might get them too whenever theyíre released as a separate part. Now all they need to do is release an optional gearbox with easier access to the diff
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:50 PM
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VRP Pistons: Used these on a Kyosho awhile back with good results. Anyone use these on the 5.0? Effects?
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Originally Posted by I_NeedBigDrink
optional gearbox with easier access to the diff

PLEASE!! This would be the absolute icing on the cake!
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