Losi xxx-4

Old 05-24-2007, 11:00 PM
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looking at some of the pictures throughout the forum, ive noticed the carbon fiber shock towers, are there any places in the states that sell these? ive seen a few European sites that carry them but nothing domestic.
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Old 05-25-2007, 07:12 AM
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www.xtremercracing.com... Is the only place that I have found now. Arts hobbys made mine, but since I have bought them they have dissapeared??
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Old 06-02-2007, 09:44 AM
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Are there any other front wheels that fit, and have a different offset to widen the track width? B3 fit the rear and widen it a bit more than 1/2 inch. Would love to find something that would match that.

Just trying to keep my car from rolling like a pencil on our track that is all rough and nasty from all the driving skill-less crashtacular nitro dudes.
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Honestly this car is more about the driver then the car. It is an amazing tool but you need to be able to drive it. I'm running a 5800 in it and broke it every 5 minutes when I first got it but now, after I went out and bought nearly 80 bucks in parts, I don't break. It takes a specific feel.
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here are a couple Pix of my XXX-4. I've got two differnt bodies, wich one do you like better







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Old 06-05-2007, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by streetracer745
i was looking into possibly getting the XXX4 +G. but ive heard a lot of bad things about it not being durable? will it hold up like a plastic chassis in a hard crash? ive heard lots about the chassis and arms breaking on these buggies. is this true?
I have had mine for a couple months, haven't broke any arms but I have broke the front pivot support like 10 times. They have aluminum parts but I'd rather just replace the little brace rather than arms etc.
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:40 AM
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i think im sold on the academy SV buggy now. i was able to drive one recently and its great. and no breakage even in a hard crash.
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Old 06-06-2007, 09:55 PM
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i had an idea about using the aluminum pivot blocks, but avoid chassis breakage. ive never used them my self or broke a chassis so i'm not quite sure brake pattern, but what about using nylon screws for the front and/or pivots. Any thoughts?
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Old 06-07-2007, 01:02 AM
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That would probably work, if you wanted to use alum. inner pivots. I just wonder if they would get tight enough without striping? Good idea though.
I think the stock graphite, (G+ stock) inner pivots are very strong. I've broke alot of things but not one of those.
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:22 AM
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I bought a XXX-4 a few months ago. I'd always heard they weren't durable, but not the case so far. I raced a new layout a few weeks ago with no practice. I beat the dog out of it in the first round trying to figure out the layout. There was a tabletop double that I kept casing, and I hit the dang thing so hard at one point I knocked the battery out, LOL. Didn't break a thing. The only breakage I had was on Sunday in the 3rd of the triple A's. Same dang tabletop, stuck an A-arm into the double. But, it would have broken just about any other vehicle too. It's so low slung you have to drive it a little differently, and I've been using some external shock limiters to avoid chassis slap. But I like the car a lot, and that's unusual 'cause I'm an AE guy. Good car.
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Originally Posted by cjtamu
But I like the car a lot, and that's unusual 'cause I'm an AE guy. Good car.
ahh ic. we bring you over from the dark side my young padawan! lol.
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Old 06-07-2007, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by jrr102486
ahh ic. we bring you over from the dark side my young padawan! lol.
Nope. I like THIS car. I've owned an AD2 and XXX, and driven a XXX-T. They're why I prefer AE, LOL. I do own a mini-t and I like it too.
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ok ok i give you more cred now. you have driven losi. i cant complain. here in madison wi. we have fun with the people who switch. AE makes a good product i just like the losi's better. speciallly my xxx-4 and my 8ight.
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I really like the XXX-4 in the time I've had it. I also really like the 8ight, if I were going to run 1/8 again it's what I'd get. But, both those cars respond well to setup changes and you can make the car drive the way you want. Never felt that way with the XXX or AD2. They never felt bad, but couldn't eve get them the way I wanted.
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:35 PM
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ive only broken one of the inner pivots, but that was when i was messing around in a parking lot, rather than on a track. But ive used nylon hardware for various applications as long as you have a good amount of thread and clean material to go into (aluminum, not sure how it would do in graphite) its quite durable, but still is quite flexy. as far as running the front pivot blocks in the aluminum, does it really cause that much breakage? or is that just with ridiculous crashes?
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