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Old 07-27-2006, 10:41 PM   #1
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Default Losi BK1- Is it still competitive?

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I am new to the offroad scene and i have just purchased a cheap and almost brand new Team Losi BK1. I was just wondering is this car still competitive to race off-road. Is there any hop-ups or BK2 bits i should purchase that could make it a better performer? How many people are there still racing there BK1 and how do you go?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Stick with the Bk1. The new XXXcr has more in common with it than the Bk2. Bk1 is still very competitive.
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yes the bk1 is still VERY competitive..ive seen some people run pretty nice setups for bk1 and own. I'm sure you can make a few set-up adjustments...have the front end of a bk2 or CR and have the steering system of the CR, and im sure you can be very competitive...you can also be competitive with the stock bk1!
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Bk1 is a great car expecially for loose dirt,outdoor tracks.
Bk2 is a decent car for Indoor Hard Packed surfaces.

You will be fine with that car tc4.Goodluck and enjoy offroad.

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What bits from the CR fit or should i put on the BK1?

Also when you say CR front end does that mean arms and hubs or what?

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yea i mean the entire front end..i would probably go with the bk2 front end..but switch to the CR steering system..and maybe the CR diff and such. that way...you probably have the ultimate buggy.
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Sorry about the question but what parts does the front end consist of? Like is it just the arms, hubs etc or the shocks and shocktowers aswell?

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You only need the new steering, rear pivot block, rear arms, and hubs.

The front and rear towers have more tuning options as with the front arms, but see as your new to off road racing the "kit CR" setup would be the best way for you to start.

I have a BK1 BK2 and a CR.

I converted the BK1 with these parts only, and I found a great improvement in steering and rear grip.

If your in Victoria, drop in to Knox next weekend for the Off road state titles ask for me and I'll show you first hand.

I practice with the BK1, and race the CR.

Hope this helps

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I think the Bk1 is still very competitive. I just recently sold my losi equip. I went assoc. But I owned a bk1 and 2 I liked the 1 a little better seemed to handle the outdoor tracks around here. I sold it to a friend I run with every weekend set for the race and for his first race ever he did acceptionally well.
the cars are great I would have stayed losi but parts availabilty slimmer than assoc.
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I would just run the car nearly stock. Switch out the steering assembly for the cr assembly, about a $7 part. It makes the car handle better under accel. Then just drive the car. A simple rule of thumb to follow that is never mentioned in the set up sheets that you see posted on line. If the set up is for a loose track then you will need to run the rear pivot block as is. If it for a track that you will have good traction then add a washer, the same size ones you would put under the balls that the tie rod ends snap on to for adjustments. This will shift more of the cars weight forward and improve your on power handling. If you do not know how to make a diff properly then the new cr diff would be recomended, otherwise just run the stock diff. The new diff is suposed to be newby proof. If you find that the car is too agresive for your liking then switch out the front arms,pivot block,hubs for the new cr ones. These will give you an option that allows the car to be more forgiving on a high traction track.
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Could someone tell me the part number or numbers for the cr steering?
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OldSkool- I won't be able to get to knox next weekend i will be racing my onroad.

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You only need the new steering, rear pivot block, rear arms, and hubs.
How much would this cost?

Oldskool- How does your BK1 perform against your CR?
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All the parts, only came to around $25 AUS.
That included all the screws and washers needed to complete the steering assembly.

The chassis is about $20US and this could be an option as well.

The difference in the 2 cars on the track I have found is the BK1 responds a little quicker to steering inputs, almost to the point of being twitchy.

The CR feels alot more forgiving.

I would say use the car as is for now as someone already said, and learn the off road way.

Then look at doing the conversion, or even the full CR kit.
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Thanks for that. Do you know the part number for the steering assembly?

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