Losi xxx-4

Old 12-06-2007, 08:37 AM
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Yeah, you have to use both the inner and outer pivots on the rear of the buggy for it to work. Plus, you have to find longer hinge pins. I bought some for a T-Maxx. The only concern I had was with me being the great driver I am I bent a few of those longer rear hinge pins.
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Drew Manzella
I have to go tomorrow morning to do an alignment on my SP2 up at the hobby shop (Because the GF insisted that I NOT buy anything I had previously put on my Christmas list and my dumb ass put the setup station on without thinking). The owner has a BJ4. I'll take the Losi up and confirm the compatibility for you.
When you are looking at the BJ4 look closely and I bet you will find a slipper clutch. According to Jconcepts it has one also. On the B44 Associated improved the accessability to this part to make it easier to adjust over the BJ4 they claim.

Also, for the guy that is having problems with the slipper clutch on the XXX-4 loosing is the slipper newly rebuilt? If that is the case after the slipper pads seat in it usually will hold a setting. It is frustrating till it finally takes hold though. This is one reason I upgraded to the X-5. Much better slipper design.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:38 AM
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No slipper on the BJ4.

And I didn't go back/forth with the wheels/tires but the BJ4 was sitting there wearing wheels with "Losi" stamped in them so that was conclusive enough for me.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:55 AM
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I wouldn't lie to you

The only thing is you can put lost rims on a BJ4 but if you're running the old style larger diameter outdrives on the Losi you can't run the BJ4 rims.
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Originally Posted by br93lx
I wouldn't lie to you
Oh I wasn't questioning you. I was merely providing a service for the other guy.

The only thing is you can put lost rims on a BJ4 but if you're running the old style larger diameter outdrives on the Losi you can't run the BJ4 rims.
I bet I could fix it with a drillbit.

Unless by "outdrive" you are referring to the drive hexes.
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:43 PM
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Here is a link to a write up with pics of the slipper on the BJ4 WE.

http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/reviewbj4we/page02.html

The BJ4 DOES have a slipper. Your friend must have modified and removed his.
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Drew Manzella

I bet I could fix it with a drillbit.

Unless by "outdrive" you are referring to the drive hexes.
Yeah a drill bit would work. Couldn't do it at the time though because the guy who loaned me the rims wouldn't have liked it!

I meant to say "axles", for some reason I was having a brainfart and the only thing I could come up with was outdrives.
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:12 PM
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Nah I consider the axles as outdrives. You were correct and I knew what you meant. Some people however consider the hex drives as part of the outdrive, hence my clarification.
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:38 PM
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The bj4 uses losi rims. AE (proline?) just started making their own..similar design but I think the hex is different, deeper. I think you can run losi rims on b44 but not b44 rims on the losi.
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:58 AM
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Has anyone done the Truggy conversion on their XXX-4, I have seen some that were on Ebay. Would like to know which parts they used for the conversion. I am either getting rid of my XXX-4 or considering converting it into a truggy for messing around with around the house to get my r/c fix when I need it!
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Are there any tricks/secrets to get more steering throw out of the XXX-4? At full lock my steering linkage is hitting the chassis and it still isn't a whole lot of throw. Is there a way to increase this (I am assuming if there is, it requires modified/different parts)?

My initial thought is to shorten the connecting rod between the 2 bellcranks - which will move the tie-rod mounts farther out and provide more travel before it hits the chassis.
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Originally Posted by Drew Manzella
Are there any tricks/secrets to get more steering throw out of the XXX-4? At full lock my steering linkage is hitting the chassis and it still isn't a whole lot of throw. Is there a way to increase this (I am assuming if there is, it requires modified/different parts)?

My initial thought is to shorten the connecting rod between the 2 bellcranks - which will move the tie-rod mounts farther out and provide more travel before it hits the chassis.

move the ballstud form the left stock position to the middle of that rack. get the short rpm ball cups and a longer tie rod to accommodate for the longer throw.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:01 PM
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Ive got the losi xxx-4 and I hooked everything up
and went to run it and it makes this high pitched noise when throttle is applied
it seems as if the spur gear/center pulley is moving faster then the car is going
and sugggestions on what could be the problem?
thanks
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loose slipper maybe
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:29 PM
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I would say either a loose slipper, or loose ball diff at one or both ends of the buggy.
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