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Old 03-31-2003, 12:49 AM   #16
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ok im sorry i really should have said i have just ordered the car, my mistake,and as you know being laid off isnt fun, but i cant find another place to work and ive got taxes and bills and all that good stuff so i have a short temper.
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Old 04-09-2003, 05:29 PM   #17
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About the wheelies, you should try getting the highest profile tires (I think truck tires will fit) and longer shocks. I also think that lightening the front will also help.

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Old 04-09-2003, 05:49 PM   #18
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thanks and its cool now, i got a new job
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Old 04-12-2003, 08:45 PM   #19
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Is there any way to get a XX-4 to do wheelies? I think I might have to remove the front belt and let the diff spin freely, but it wouldn't be 4wd anymore.
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Old 04-13-2003, 07:03 AM   #20
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Use some of the tips I gave buggyman81 and get the highest downforce wing. I might be wrong but using only 4 cells moved way back will also help.
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Old 05-02-2003, 07:52 PM   #21
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So have you tried it out, did it work?
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Old 05-04-2003, 04:30 PM   #22
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Just wondering why anyone would care whether or not a real race car like a XX-4 can be made to wheelie.

I would think that I would be more concerned if the F-ing thing did pick the front end up.

Still, being a nice guy, I will tell you how to do it. You will not like the answer though as it is not easy to accomplish. But, since it seems important to you do something stupid with your car, here it is................................... Weight needs to go high.

Get it?

No? Need more help with this?

Mount the batteries as high as you can. More towards the rear would be good too but this is not near as important as getting the weight high. Of course this would make you look like the biggest dork at the track if you do it but, hey, you want wheelies.

See, Losi went to a good deal of trouble to get the weight low. This was for something that we racers call handling. Wheelies are the equivilent of a nose ring. "Look at me! I am a total tool! I need constant attention and approval!"

Get a monster truck if need to do wheelies and nobody will care how you look. That is what they were made for.
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Old 05-04-2003, 06:18 PM   #23
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wheelies are just cool to do if you are just bashing.
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Old 05-04-2003, 11:13 PM   #24
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hey man, dont freak out. he is just asking a question. this is supposed to be a fun hobby. he is just having fun.
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Old 05-05-2003, 03:39 PM   #25
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Tony, I just thought it would be fun to do a wheelie with a buggy. I don't know what your problem is, but you seem to have one. I don't believe any of you IDIOTS who think that racers aren't allowed to bash. Why not bash? What's so wrong with enjoying yourself away from the racetrack?
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Wheelies are the equivilent of a nose ring. "Look at me! I am a total tool! I need constant attention and approval!"

Get a monster truck if need to do wheelies and nobody will care how you look. That is what they were made for.
I already have a sweet E-Maxx. I don't see how your anology makes any sense. Wheelies are a way to impress others without having a needle through your nose[ which doesn't impress people anyway]. Besides, they're fun. I don't see anything wrong with doing wheelies. My E-Maxx can't do them anymore. Well, the next time I have a question, I'll know who to call if I want it answered with a large dose of unnecessary criticism.
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Old 05-05-2003, 06:34 PM   #27
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Chicken.
Yeah, that came off a little harsh. I don't have anything against bashing and hey, if it is fun for you then great.

Still the main point of the post was that wheelies occur when weight transfer rearward. the way to accomplish this with a XX-4 are not that easy This car (like most pure race cars) is low. This prevents excessive weight transfer.

If you really want to try it here are a few tips:

Don't worry about disconnecting the front belt. It should not matter.

Soften the rear end. Light springs, light shock oil, big piston holes.

Raise the batteries. Try putting them on foam blocks and zip tying them down.

Big motor. Low gearing.

Raise the car. Try truck front shocks to get the front a little higher.

Now about your Emaxx not wheelying. That is not right.
I may know why.
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If you can pull a wheelie with a four wheel drive buggy, I will be quite impressed as the physics of a 4WD buggy make it nearly impossible.

With a truck or a standard buggy, it is actually fairly easy... as Tony stated - big motor, low gearing... and there has to be adequate traction - typically dirt will not give this to you.

Can the racing vehicles pull wheelies?? Sure... but they are designed to keep all tires on the ground - with the fronts in the air... you can't steer.

Better watch out Tony!! they're ganging up on you!
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another good way to raise the batts is to mount them like this:


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I'll try it. Thanx!
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