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Old 01-10-2008, 05:56 AM   #1
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Default xxx-nt body fit a xxx-t??

Tired of the thin flimsy bodies that Losi makes for the XXX-T. Wishing there was thicker options. Will a XXX-NT body fit on a XXX-T truck without major mods? I know that the one side is popped out a bit to make room for a pipe but am willing to overlook that to get a thicker body like the pro-lines or something.

Has Losi chased away the other body manufacturers from making the XXX-T bodies? Tons of these trucks out there but only Losi, JC, and Mcallister making bodies.

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the xxxnt body is longer than the electric version. but as long as you dont mind the side of it you might be able to trim out the wheel wells differently
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I think you're going to run into a bigger problem with the rear shock tower clearance being about an inch off. Gas Trucks mount their shocks to the back of the rear control arm, while Electrics mount in front. I highly doubt you'd be able to get the body far enough back
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OTE is correct. The shock tower will hit the body. The first time you run it, you will most likely break the humps that cover the shocks towers when they hit.

Line the inside of the body with masking tape or even duct tape to give it more strength. Remember more strength means more weight that equals less speed. The difference is probably not that great.

I have always had good luck with the Protoform Crowd Pleazer body. I see by their ads that they are making off road shells again. They had been doing more with on road and oval but are making a comeback in off road.
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DO NOT run a XXX-NT body on your XXXT. They do not line up correctly in a number of places.
Look for a Jconcepts XXXT body. They are thicker than normal and hold up better.
Use a blue painters tape or shoegoo to thicken the area's you usually break out.

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Tex has some good suggestions. I had trouble when I used Sho Goo because it seemed to lift the paint (Pactra Lexan Spray Paint).
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