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Old 03-25-2009, 10:03 PM
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i always like the alloy caster blocks and rear hubs on my rides, but then again i am a former 8th scale guy.
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Originally Posted by y2kgtp
Is that a much needed part?
ive seen alot of those break where the pin goes in from a sidways landing or similar, i also run electric 8th scale buggy and truggy, i would like this to be somewhat of a tank lol
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by big greg
ive seen alot of those break where the pin goes in from a sidways landing or similar, i also run electric 8th scale buggy and truggy, i would like this to be somewhat of a tank lol
Point made I feel the same way. Too bad it's 40$ for a set
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I may have found a solution to the battery mounting from some parts I had laying around from a 1/18th Losi Late Model. This is the front bumper and body mounting posts.

Looks like I may be able to use these as adjustable battery strap posts, and the bumper material....good for holding the battery in place I would think after some trimming.


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Those caster blocks (Losi calls them carriers) are nice, and I've looked at them, but never picked them up. Basically, I haven't broken the plastic ones without taking out the spindle too, and they both come in the package. Since I have broken the spindle without the carrier, I had extras as well. Most recently, I've been cracking wheel rims at the hub instead, and they're not going to help with that.
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Well, that was easy enough.

I just need to trim down the front post a bit as it hits the body, but easy enough.....now I can fit multiple height batteries.

The battery strap was dremmeled like that when I got it....I might get a new one....

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i like how you did that... i am gonna look for a carbon battery strap at the hobby shop, something like a touring car uses rather than spend all that time cutting the graphite one.
i am still waiting on parts... i will convert the new chassis to lipo when it gets here.
anyone have a sure fire way to adjust the slipper?
also i have a one-way and regular diffs and dont know if i should run the one-way. What typically is the reason you guys run the one way? i race an outdoor track that grooves up but i wouldnt call it blue groove. its usually pretty smooth but they do run 1/8th scale on it.
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Originally Posted by ShtLuck
i like how you did that... i am gonna look for a carbon battery strap at the hobby shop, something like a touring car uses rather than spend all that time cutting the graphite one.
i am still waiting on parts... i will convert the new chassis to lipo when it gets here.
anyone have a sure fire way to adjust the slipper?
also i have a one-way and regular diffs and dont know if i should run the one-way. What typically is the reason you guys run the one way? i race an outdoor track that grooves up but i wouldnt call it blue groove. its usually pretty smooth but they do run 1/8th scale on it.
I only found the one-way to really be necessary on track thats had alot of sharp 180' corners when I ran a XXX-4. I did use it on big outdoor tracks where there wasn't sharp corners, but if you have driven the car a bunch with out the one-way the I would say just stick with it unless you want to see how you like it.
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Originally Posted by ShtLuck
i like how you did that... i am gonna look for a carbon battery strap at the hobby shop, something like a touring car uses rather than spend all that time cutting the graphite one.
i am still waiting on parts... i will convert the new chassis to lipo when it gets here.
anyone have a sure fire way to adjust the slipper?
also i have a one-way and regular diffs and dont know if i should run the one-way. What typically is the reason you guys run the one way? i race an outdoor track that grooves up but i wouldnt call it blue groove. its usually pretty smooth but they do run 1/8th scale on it.
I am going to look for a new strap as well.

From what I understand on the one way, it's better for larger, less technical tracks. Under power it will make the car push a bit more as it technically is a Spool and you don't have any differential action.

With the stock diff under hard breaking you might lock up the front and cause push going into a corner as well.

I guess it all depends on your driving style....I put mine in as I'm used to 2WD, so thought it might help me in that respect, but I am thinking I might put the stock diff back in and try that first.

At least I'm ready to go for either one I want to try out.
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:59 AM
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hmm... i guess i have to go look at the track tonight. the new pipes should be laid out for this season...
i really have no idea how i drive, i have been racing slash spec all winter, so i think i can no longer drive as a side effect.
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Y2kgtp, I had to throw some tape around the LiPo and battery hold down strap so it wouldn't get ejected out the side during hard contact. Just a heads up. It only happened to me once, but seeing my $100 lipo shoot out the side of my car was all it took.

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Originally Posted by pyro18t
Y2kgtp, I had to throw some tape around the LiPo and battery hold down strap so it wouldn't get ejected out the side during hard contact. Just a heads up. It only happened to me once, but seeing my $100 lipo shoot out the side of my car was all it took.

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Well, I can see how that can happen. Maybe an L bracket of some sort to keep it more secure?

I was thinking of sealing the bottom of the chassis somehow, and using Velcro on the bottom of the battery + the strap. It won't go anywhere then.

I bought one of these for my XXX-T Speed-T, as I have the battery mounted across the chassis now, might be also a way to secure the battery...and add a little extra weight to the right side.



http://cgi.ebay.com/AXIAL-AX10-SCORP...3A1|240%3A1318
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That looks pretty neat, I'll have to check that out.

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Originally Posted by pyro18t
That looks pretty neat, I'll have to check that out.

Jay
I think it's overkill, but I needed a solution for my truck as I had to move the battery.
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Originally Posted by y2kgtp
I may have found a solution to the battery mounting from some parts I had laying around from a 1/18th Losi Late Model. This is the front bumper and body mounting posts.

Looks like I may be able to use these as adjustable battery strap posts, and the bumper material....good for holding the battery in place I would think after some trimming.


Do you have a part number on those posts?

That looks ideal.
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