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Old 08-07-2008, 02:09 PM   #46
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Ok , my bad 13 . I must have you mixed up with someone else .
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:18 PM   #47
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plus, how can I learn if no one tells me how to do a certain thing? I am the most knowledgeable person at my LHS so I teach them rather then they tell me what I need.
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plus, how can I learn if no one tells me how to do a certain thing? I am the most knowledgeable person at my LHS so I teach them rather then they tell me what I need.


Don`t take it the wrong way , but if you didn`t know what a spindle or hinge pin is and want to know how to remove the hinge pins . Along with the rear hub spacers deal , I can`t see you being the most knowledgeable person at a hobby shop . If so , your hobby shop is in trouble if they don`t know anything .
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Don`t take it the wrong way , but if you didn`t know what a spindle or hinge pin is and want to know how to remove the hinge pins . Along with the rear hub spacers deal , I can`t see you being the most knowledgeable person at a hobby shop . If so , your hobby shop is in trouble if they don`t know anything .
I know what a spindle is, jsust for a second I thought you were talking about the rear. I have removed hinge pins before, just I had to smash it for it to even budge.

Well my LHS is mostly a plane shop. They have a bunch of rc though. Like I took my diff in when it was like gritty and he said that is the smoothest diff I have ever felt, remember this is metal to metal.

At least im not the Traxxas kid who buys a rtr and when it breaks they take it to a hobby shop and say "fix it."
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:56 PM   #50
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If you go to a track, especially OCRC, most of those people can help you.
Don't be afraid to ask.
I was blown away that you didn't know how to adjust the toe in tho.
It can be tricky to measure it but adjusting it is just a matter of looking at what moves the wheel in or out. Tie rods and camber link rods do affect each other tho so you need to keep checkin toe and camber of the front wheels as you make adjustments.
You do have a manual for your truck don't you?
If not Horizon hobbies has all the manuals available for download for all the Losi vehicles.
If you been at it for as long as you say, it seems some of this stuff must have come up.
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If you go to a track, especially OCRC, most of those people can help you.
Don't be afraid to ask.
I was blown away that you didn't know how to adjust the toe in tho.
It can be tricky to measure it but adjusting it is just a matter of looking at what moves the wheel in or out. Tie rods and camber link rods do affect each other tho so you need to keep checkin toe and camber of the front wheels as you make adjustments.
You do have a manual for your truck don't you?
If not Horizon hobbies has all the manuals available for download for all the Losi vehicles.
If you been at it for as long as you say, it seems some of this stuff must have come up.
When I went to ocrc everybody I asked helped me. The tips and tricks in the manual got me confused and i didnt know what one meant toe in. Yes I have a manual for the truck. I got the Losi xxx buggy used in 2001 or 2002 and all it came with were crappy electronics, crappy esc and crappy motor and no manual so all i knew is that it was a Losi xxx buggy. Then I got a mini-t and that is way different from the xxx-t. After that I got a xxx-nt sport and I didnt race so I only took it apart a couple of times and I didnt adjust anything.
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Maybe try going back to the original MF2 setup and see if that fixes you problem with the truck not driving straight. Matt Francis's long arm setup drives pretty good and performs decently at most tracks and is the box setup of the MF2. I ended up almost exactly back at the box setup after 2 years of running this truck. The only difference is I am running yellow rear springs instead of the red ones on the rear and my camber is set to 4-A. Also make sure your steering servo and linkage are setup right without any binding and the steering servo is working correctly. I have had servos start changing center position went they are going bad.
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I think we need a better explaination of what you are having problems with. When you get on the straight is the rear end coming out from underneath you when you roll on the throttle. You are rolling on the throttle and not using it like a light switch right. Or, is the truck just not wanting to track straight while accelerating straight or at high speed kind of wandering all over the track. Also, letting us have a look at you present setup would help too.
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I think we need a better explaination of what you are having problems with. When you get on the straight is the rear end coming out from underneath you when you roll on the throttle. You are rolling on the throttle and not using it like a light switch right. Or, is the truck just not wanting to track straight while accelerating straight or at high speed kind of wandering all over the track. Also, letting us have a look at you present setup would help too.
Well sometimes it felt like the rear was coming out from underneath when I roll on the throttle but mostly it just didnt feel like it wanted to go straight.

This was the setup I was running at ocrc.

front: red springs, 30wt shock oil, vla outer position, shocks all the way in on the shock tower, and I would go back and fourth with using the inner or middle position on the front a arm.

middle: battery positioned in the middle, using GP3300 and Ep4200 which are kinda heavy.

rear: combo of 30 and 25wt shock oil, yellow springs, shocks on the outer hole on the shock tower and middle on the arms, everything else stock.
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Check all the ball studs on the front of the car, especially the studs in the steering linkage. Make sure they aren't loose and wobbly.. sometimes the little gold nuts back off on older cars... also make sure that your steering servo arm isn't loose. While you're at it.. make sure the servo saver nut isn't loose either..

Just a few things I just thought of..


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Check all the ball studs on the front of the car, especially the studs in the steering linkage. Make sure they aren't loose and wobbly.. sometimes the little gold nuts back off on older cars... also make sure that your steering servo arm isn't loose. While you're at it.. make sure the servo saver nut isn't loose either..

Just a few things I just thought of..


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This car is only about 25 runs old. I checked and snothing but I notced a tad bit of steering slop. Very little though. In the manual it said to turn the servo saver 2 turns back after it is all the way down. I might of done like 2.25 turns back. Will that affect anything?

Is there anything in my setup that makes you think twice?
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