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Old 03-05-2007, 08:49 AM   #16
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I have checked everything that you guys are talking about.I think It is a chassis issue then. I will call losi today and see what they say.Thanx for all the help.


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A shot in the dark but maybe check the front bulkhead. if it's not tightened down evenly, it might cause the height of the hingepins to change the angle on the arms. again just a shot in the dark.
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Can you take a good picture of it for us? That would help a lot.
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:50 AM   #19
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a steering knuckle spacer is not going to cause the front end to be off 6mm. Losi has never made 25 degree castor blocks for the xxx platform.

How your chassis can be bent is beyond me, how did the brace on top of the servo go on? If that is on, and went on easily, then how can your chassis be tweaked?

6mm is 1/4 inch, that's a large discrepancy that can only be caused by something in a shock. The shocks missing a spacer in between the seals doesn't matter, it uses a cartridge.
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Well, they do make 25 deg VLA front hub carriers - LOSA1123

but i agree - 1/4" is a lot, more than a very minor chassis tweak. shock shaft/shock body length, rod ends not screwed on completely, front pivot screws not tight, spindles up/down on either side, etc.. but a picture could be worth a thousand words in this case
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Old 03-05-2007, 11:34 AM   #21
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Also check to see if the rear of the car is tweaked because that will affect the front end. The best way to check the chassis is to take the front and rear clips off the car, put the chassis on glass and measue the height at all 4 ends to the glass with calipers.
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Old 03-05-2007, 12:35 PM   #22
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It may not be as "big" of a problem as we think, for it to be 6mm off. If the problem is at the chassis or the shock, it could very easily be 6mm by the time it gets to the end of the arm.
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Old 03-05-2007, 02:10 PM   #23
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a steering knuckle spacer is not going to cause the front end to be off 6mm. Losi has never made 25 degree castor blocks for the xxx platform.

How your chassis can be bent is beyond me, how did the brace on top of the servo go on? If that is on, and went on easily, then how can your chassis be tweaked?

6mm is 1/4 inch, that's a large discrepancy that can only be caused by something in a shock. The shocks missing a spacer in between the seals doesn't matter, it uses a cartridge.
has a spacer in it between the two o-rings and if it's not there and the snap on cover gave way (the cover of one of mine fell off during construction so it can happen) one shock would be about 6mm different from the other....or haven't you ever pulled one apart to have a look.

*I did say it was an 'out there' possibility*
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Your talking about the limiters, right.
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Upon further inspection I found that the chassis was the culprit..I called losi today and they said they would send me a new chassis.I just hope that this one is not bad.

Again thanx for all the input people.


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Old 03-05-2007, 08:44 PM   #26
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Upon further inspection I found that the chassis was the culprit..I called losi today and they said they would send me a new chassis.I just hope that this one is not bad.

Again thanx for all the input people.


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What exactly on the chassis was the culprit? Just interested to see how it was that far off.
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Old 03-06-2007, 07:53 AM   #27
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The chassis was bent from left to right sloping down.(front).
From the right side of the chassis It translated to about 6mm to the end of the
axle.So the right side wheel was about 6mm lower
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The chassis was bent from left to right sloping down.(front).
From the right side of the chassis It translated to about 6mm to the end of the
axle.So the right side wheel was about 6mm lower
and people wonder at all the stuff that was wrong with mine from the word go lol. The front of mine around the same area was a mess too, glad you got yours sorted so quick dude, I'm still waiting to here about mine.

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Old 03-07-2007, 10:00 PM   #29
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Hey mabuchi540 why don't you call Losi and ask for a tech.He will replace what ever is wrong with the buggy.Good luck dude.
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Hey mabuchi540 why don't you call Losi and ask for a tech.He will replace what ever is wrong with the buggy.Good luck dude.
the most obvious solution is to make a call , it's just that the cost of such a lengthy call from here in NZ makes it cost prohibitive.
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