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Old 06-12-2010, 08:52 PM
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dallen, 43/14 will put you very close to what you were at with 45/15. 3.07:1 vs 3:1 just a touch slower is all.
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Old 06-12-2010, 09:07 PM
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Hey thanks for the quick reply brofroe! will give it a go with the 14-43.
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:00 PM
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i went racing saturday, and won with the 1800kv on 4s lipo but the motor got hot!!!. the speed control was at 105 temp. motor was 200. battery was at 100 temp. so i am guessing that is was over gear at 14-45. the mains was 12 minutes long, just this ounce for fun. usually we run 10 minutes. please give me some feed back guys? my setup on the speed control was set 50% punch 5 degrees timming, with a small throttle curve.brakes at 50%
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Gear it down. Werid it is getting that hot. You have the cutouts open in the body for cooling right?
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I just used the Hudy "Drive Pin Replacement Tool" To punch out the old dog bones in my center/front Drive shaft on my losi 1.0. I also used the Hudy 3mm by 14mm Drive Pins. This was the first time I used the tool and it was easy to use, though it cost 100.oo. This tool will pay for itself quickly, after a few drive pin replacements. When I use to race nitro a few years ago at Revelation Raceway, I sure could have used one of these drive pin tools. It was only recently I learned these dog bone/drive pins can be rebuilt/replaced, without the need to buy the entire shaft.
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Old 06-13-2010, 05:27 AM
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Raced yesterday with my 1 with flex chasis and all I can say is that I had a lot of carnage.

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Front diff casing
Rear axle poping out of the turnbuckle in the center diff (chasis flex)
And now there still a problem with my drivetrain. Something is making a weird noise but I still have to find out what it is. I guess my center diff is pretty screwed.

We were racing on a large astro track with huge jumps. And it seemed a bit too much for my 3650g Losi I don't know if I'll hold the car. I have it for 3 months now and it just doesn't feel like a tank. I think I'll pickup an MBX6 this summer.
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Originally Posted by LOSIRACER77 View Post
i went racing saturday, and won with the 1800kv on 4s lipo but the motor got hot!!!. the speed control was at 105 temp. motor was 200. battery was at 100 temp. so i am guessing that is was over gear at 14-45. the mains was 12 minutes long, just this ounce for fun. usually we run 10 minutes. please give me some feed back guys? my setup on the speed control was set 50% punch 5 degrees timming, with a small throttle curve.brakes at 50%
What gearing did you run?
Sorry I just seen your question about the wraps. They can be a pain but not nearly as much as a complicated paint job. Just take your time and it will come out good. Plus the mire you do the better you get.
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by morgoth View Post
Raced yesterday with my 1 with flex chasis and all I can say is that I had a lot of carnage.

Wing mount
Front diff casing
Rear axle poping out of the turnbuckle in the center diff (chasis flex)
And now there still a problem with my drivetrain. Something is making a weird noise but I still have to find out what it is. I guess my center diff is pretty screwed.

We were racing on a large astro track with huge jumps. And it seemed a bit too much for my 3650g Losi I don't know if I'll hold the car. I have it for 3 months now and it just doesn't feel like a tank. I think I'll pickup an MBX6 this summer.
Right! And all of this is the fault of the chassis? Yeah right, man. You seem like one of these to blame anything but you lack of ability to wheel the car. I hope you buy a POS Pugen and beat it on out of this thread . . .
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Originally Posted by morgoth View Post
Yap! But I'm oldskool and I'm driving a converted 1.0 with flex chasis Nah actually I bought this one with all hopups, spares, 5sets of tires for a very low price. My dream is the Tekno mbx6 tho
You aren't setting your dreams too high. The mugen is a great buggy but IMO there are better and much lighter ways to convert than that conversion.
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Originally Posted by Jube View Post
You aren't setting your dreams too high. The mugen is a great buggy but IMO there are better and much lighter ways to convert than that conversion.
Because I'm interested in doing a conversion, I'll bite here.
What would be a great car for conversion ?
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Let me make myself a little more clear. The mugen makes a great ebug but I wouldn't use the tekno kit. Not that it's bad but it's a porky conversion and it's not my cup of tea so to speak. I personally would go with the BCE chassis and RCM conversion for the mbx6. There us a thread on the mbx6E floating round w good info in it.
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Right! And all of this is the fault of the chassis? Yeah right, man. You seem like one of these to blame anything but you lack of ability to wheel the car. I hope you buy a POS Pugen and beat it on out of this thread . . .
I never said the chasis was crap... I said the chasis flex made my rear shaft pop out of the center diff. Anyway you can fixt it with shimming is closer to the center or place a longer 2.0 shaft. But the front shocktower is a very weak point in the 8ight. The shocktower hooks into the astroturf surface and then your front diff case breaks...
The car handled very good but it isn't made like the Xray or Mugen tanks.
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The newer towers should hold up better (2.0) At high speed on something like astro you will go through lots of front tower on any car I would expect but maybe not. The Losi has been a tank of a car for me. I hardly ever see anyone around my area that can break of of these things. It does happen on rare occations and it is usually something weird but not a common thing at all!
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Hey guys,

I was sold on getting a Caster buggy but I found a good deal on an Eight 1.0. I need to slap an esc/motor in it and to keep the budget reasonable (so the wife won't kill me) I was looking at the xerun 80amp/2250 combo. What do you guys think? Also, I have (2) 2s 5000 lipos. Am I able to wire those up together to make it 14.8? A picture or any info would be great!

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Originally Posted by Casper View Post
Gear it down. Werid it is getting that hot. You have the cutouts open in the body for cooling right?
Yes I got them cut out? I had a 13-45 on it I made a mistake on the gearing guys. I bet I call castle and see what they run on a 1800kv cause this sucks that i can't gear it up

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