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Old 02-28-2010, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by los2 View Post
could someone tell me exactly what pitch/size screws i need
Thanks
Just get 3mm diameter screws at ACE Hardware, local fastener store(Fastenal, etc.), or LHS. You will need to measure how much depth you have in your motor for screw length and then give a mm or two clearance to be safe(5mm is recommended on some motors). Then go to the screw source with your motor mount and try screws until you find the one with the correct length sticking out past the surface of the mounting surface. Hope all this scratch makes sense.
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by brofroe View Post
Just get 3mm diameter screws at ACE Hardware, local fastener store(Fastenal, etc.), or LHS. You will need to measure how much depth you have in your motor for screw length and then give a mm or two clearance to be safe(5mm is recommended on some motors). Then go to the screw source with your motor mount and try screws until you find the one with the correct length sticking out past the surface of the mounting surface. Hope all this scratch makes sense.
Ummm thanks for the reply, but i was actually looking for the exact screw dimensions i need, someone on here must have used 4mm screws to mount a nue motor on a losi mount
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by los2 View Post
Ummm thanks for the reply, but i was actually looking for the exact screw dimensions i need, someone on here must have used 4mm screws to mount a nue motor on a losi mount
Not to be nasty or anything, but sometimes this hobby requires homework.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:24 AM
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I used the 3mm screws with my Castle 2200 until I broke 1. Then I tapped 2 of the holes for 4mm And used part # LOSA6259 srews to mount it. I have been using it for a year since then and no problems. If you are set on the 3mm I think I used 12mm length also.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by brofroe View Post
Not to be nasty or anything, but sometimes this hobby requires homework.
please dont patronise me i just asked a question thats all.
and what is this if its not 'homework'???
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by brofroe View Post
Not to be nasty or anything, but sometimes this hobby requires homework.
Not a very friendly response. I think this board is the place where one is supposed to ask questions.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by los2 View Post
please dont patronise me i just asked a question thats all.
and what is this if its not 'homework'???
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Not a very friendly response. I think this board is the place where one is supposed to ask questions.
I was in no way trying to be ugly about the statement as I said. I was just trying to say that sometimes you have to do some legwork since you're particular motor choice and mount type may be different than what I or others have run. No harm intended.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:47 PM
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Just tap out two holes and run 4x12mm screws. You'll be happy you did. Not only are them MUCH stronger, but they have a bigger hex so you can torque them down much more.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:50 AM
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i just picked up a losi 8e 2.0. this is my first brushless car. what i want to know is r people keeping the 45t plastic spur gear or r they replacing them with the metal 45t from the conversion kit. maybe i'm wrong but i'm not comforable with the spur beig plastic. r they holding up.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:35 AM
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ok just picked up a losi 8ight race roller that had the losi conversion added it looks like the spur gearis rubbing on the motor mount is this normal? please help thanks
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plastic over here and no issues....Just make sure your mesh is all good and the adjustment bolt is good and tight.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:41 AM
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Plastic works great. I would pull the motor out and remove the rear motor support. I have heard of some people that have had an issue with that rear motor support being a cause of stripping the gear. I have been running my car with the plastic spur for about a month and a half and no signs of wear.

The spur will be very close to the motor mount but should not be hitting. Be careful when you put the pinion on that it does not rub on the motor mount as well. Leave a little room for motor shaft play.
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Originally Posted by Casper View Post
Plastic works great. I would pull the motor out and remove the rear motor support. I have heard of some people that have had an issue with that rear motor support being a cause of stripping the gear. I have been running my car with the plastic spur for about a month and a half and no signs of wear.

The spur will be very close to the motor mount but should not be hitting. Be careful when you put the pinion on that it does not rub on the motor mount as well. Leave a little room for motor shaft play.

X2 ditch the rmotor brace....its not needed for anything and will only cause unwanted flex issues.
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Originally Posted by gkn0315 View Post
ok just picked up a losi 8ight race roller that had the losi conversion added it looks like the spur gearis rubbing on the motor mount is this normal? please help thanks
The plastic spurs do rub a bit in some cases. It's normal. Just make sure the pinion doesn't rub the motor mount like Casper said.

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plastic over here and no issues....Just make sure your mesh is all good and the adjustment bolt is good and tight.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:02 PM
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i had to take a dremel to my losi motor mount, 45 plastic spur for definate! hell of alot quieter than a hardened spur gear
had mine around 2 weeks (neu castle 1512 1800kv, v3 speedo, zippy 5 s 5000mah) just luvin the plug & play!! after nitro
and after reading this i will be taking the plastic rear motor support off.
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