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Old 04-03-2008, 09:15 AM
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I am also interested in the front end mod...
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:07 PM
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For the front end mods, check out post #1163
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:32 PM
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Hey thanks, what does everyone do about shocktowers breaking? I picked up a sheet aluminum and may attempt to make some out of that...
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:47 PM
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Old 04-04-2008, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by re-inferno
Yes, I posted about it a few pages back. I actually did it the work in Feb. 06 and I haven't broken any diffcover yet







3mm carbon plates - just attach them using 4 4-40x5/16" screws.
They clamp together the chassis and diffcover, so the latter one can't break any more.
You'll have to drill the 4 holes (2 into the chassis, 2 into the diffcover) yourself, which can be a bit tricky - but using the carbon brace as a template, it shouldn't be too hard.

sweet where can u get these at
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As far as I know, they're do-it-yourself.
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Old 04-04-2008, 03:35 PM
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Dose any one know where I can find aluminum steering bell cranks?

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Old 04-04-2008, 04:26 PM
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So i bought a xxx4 g+ kit and i finish the build today or let's say i tried to finish. I feel like i made a mistake buying another offroad losi kit. I love my losi Type R's (i own 3 of them). So put my new bl motor in and the insert that goes in the bottom of the chassis was not tapped correctly. I didnt notice until i started to screw the bad side in and it stripped the chassis. I am going to try the good insert that i have on the stripped side and hope that it still holds. If this doesnt work i need a new chassis and new inserts. So this car is costing me way too much now. I had a choice between kyosho zx-5 sp and the xxx4 g+. i chose the losi because i have always loved losi products. Oh well i guess i'll go out and look for the cheapest place for a chassis.
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Old 04-04-2008, 04:41 PM
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So after i went back to work on the car i moved the insert to the part of the chassis that is stripped and it worked just fine. I guess i have to check my lhs and see if them have them in stock.
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Jerry---I had a similar problem, and I always have the same problem when taking out or installing a motor--you have to make sure the bolt goes in straight. Its not because the insert was tapped incorrectly, its just if you don't tighten down each side of the motor strap at the same time (roughly) it will angle it and put the bolt in at an awkward angle--if you keep going at that awkward angle you will strip the insert. If I start screwing one of the strap bolts down and its not totally straight it will start binding/stripping. You just have to pay attention when you screw the bolts in.

I have a BJ4WE, 501x WCE and my original 4wd was the XXX4 G+. And yet I have come back to running the XXX4 at LIR and I love it!! Its easier to drive than the other two cars. If you plan to run the xxx4 at LIR you NEED a one way. The car is already starting out with a very limited amount of steering lock and with the way the track is right now--its hard to do those hair pins and 180s with f and r diffs. The one-way lets you brake and pivot the car around.

ZX5 sp is also a really good car (drives similar to the 501x), but the XXX4 is still very competitive--especially on an indoor surface. I had forgotten how solidly built the losi cars are and how easy the shocks are to build/maintain. Associated shocks are good but a PITA!!
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Old 04-04-2008, 05:31 PM
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I got the oneway because it seems at LIR it's a must.

Thanks for the info.
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So i bought a xxx4 g+ kit and i finish the build today or let's say i tried to finish. I feel like i made a mistake buying another offroad losi kit. I love my losi Type R's (i own 3 of them). So put my new bl motor in and the insert that goes in the bottom of the chassis was not tapped correctly. I didnt notice until i started to screw the bad side in and it stripped the chassis. I am going to try the good insert that i have on the stripped side and hope that it still holds. If this doesnt work i need a new chassis and new inserts. So this car is costing me way too much now. I had a choice between kyosho zx-5 sp and the xxx4 g+. i chose the losi because i have always loved losi products. Oh well i guess i'll go out and look for the cheapest place for a chassis.
Put some thick CA glue on your threads and 'screw' them back in. When the CA dries it creates new 'threads' that should be good for a while.
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:56 PM
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Im about to pick up a xxx-4 G+ to go along with my MF2 And CR buggy.
What are the mods that you put on this car?
Thanks for all the info ive read, seems that everyone likes to over look the xxx-4 until it passes them

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Old 04-07-2008, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Jerry P
I got the oneway because it seems at LIR it's a must.

Thanks for the info.
Jerry pack the oneway with black associated grease.
And grind the pins on the cvds so they slide in and out of the out drives with the alum. ring on it
This will save you or extend the life of the 1 way
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:19 PM
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Hey all, just finished the buggy and ran it for the first time...ran good and fast but a lil loud and clunky and seemed to have a lot of drag/resistance...good time though
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