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Old 02-07-2007, 04:24 PM   #1
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Does any one know if someone makes Aluminum and graphite parts for the xxx-T. Thanks
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You can get the whole truck in graphite, but Im guessing you want the carbon fiber looking graphite or something, which Ive never seen.

Aluminum, Im not sure as well, but for a racer or basher its not really recommended because it bends so easily.
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Losi makes full graphite parts for the XXX-T - chassis, shock towers, suspension arms etc. What alumimnium parts are you after? You can get titanium hinge pins and turnbuckles

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Old 02-08-2007, 06:20 AM   #4
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The aluminum shock arms and a shock tower.
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The aluminum shock arms and a shock tower.
Why do you want aluminum shock arms? 1/8 buggies don't even use aluminum shock arms

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Its not a recommendation to do it But if you like the bling!!!!

http://www.asiatees.com/model.php?br...el=XXX-T&pid=1
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:45 PM   #7
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Just search around for MF1 parts... you can get every part of your truck in graphite.

Aluminium not a good idea IMO. Key to these trucks is keeping them light!!!
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The reason I want aluminum is because I just put a novak 3.5R brushless and I don't know how well teamlosi's grapite parts hold up in hitting a wall or crashing during a race.
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Nothing will survive hitting the wall at the speeds a 3.5 will make (assuming that you have a track with unlimited traction). You would be best served by getting a 7.5 or 6.5. A 3.5 will not work in offroad, you may not even be able to gear a XXX-t down low enough for one.
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If you're dead keen on going Captain Insano with the motor.. then might just be best to leave everything as plastic.

Stuff WILL break if you clip objects at that speed. Better off doing a plastic a-arm that costs a few bucks and a few minutes to replace... rather than snapping a chassis or the like...
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Here are some sites to get your bling on....

www.teamtrinity.com

www.teambluestar.com

www.asiatees.com

www.lunsfordracing.com
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I've upgraded my RTR XXX-T for full graphite since I've owned it. I broke more plastic pieces and that is the main reason I upgraded. I figured since it was broke might as well upgrade.

If I were to add anything aluminum on my XXX-T, it would probably be the front and rear pivot blocks and maybe the rear hubs and front steering buckles. Thing is, you add alot of aluminum and hit something really hard your gonna bend the aluminum and the initial shock of the impact will probably break the plastic or graphite parts connected to it. Might as well break one part rather than replacing a bunch.
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The reason I want aluminum is because I just put a novak 3.5R brushless and I don't know how well teamlosi's grapite parts hold up in hitting a wall or crashing during a race.
Aluminum will just bend!!!! Get graphite! And with that motor you are going to need really, really good tires to get traction. What tires do you plan on using?

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It doesn't matter what tires your running, you will never, ever, ever get enough grip to lay down the power that the 3.5R puts out (isn't it over 475W? ). The only place you could possibly get enough grip would be on carpet, but even then the truck would just wheelie all over the place. Basically in a 2wd truck the only thing the 3.5R will be good for is top speed runs. If you do plan on racing the truck at all (as in on a track) please do yourself a favour and buy a 6.5 turn motor. Not even do the the pros use something as insane as a 3.5 turn motor when racing, most of them use a 10 or 11 turn brushed motor which is roughly equivalent to a 6.5 turn brushless motor.
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I've upgraded my RTR XXX-T for full graphite since I've owned it. I broke more plastic pieces and that is the main reason I upgraded. I figured since it was broke might as well upgrade.

If I were to add anything aluminum on my XXX-T, it would probably be the front and rear pivot blocks and maybe the rear hubs and front steering buckles. Thing is, you add alot of aluminum and hit something really hard your gonna bend the aluminum and the initial shock of the impact will probably break the plastic or graphite parts connected to it. Might as well break one part rather than replacing a bunch.
I'll second that, well said.
I have an MF2, I have only replaced the front pivot plate with a Trinity aluminium part as this is a weak point IMO. Other than that, why are you planning on smacking this thing full flight into a wall? A 3.5 will be absolutley insane in a straight line! I run a 5.5 and the front wheels spend more time off the ground than on it!
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