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Old 01-22-2004, 06:40 AM   #76
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I've heard some problems with people's rubbing the outdrives but I didn't have a problem.
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Old 01-22-2004, 10:39 AM   #77
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Anyone have problems with the gear cover? I got a old style one in my kit, it's not even near to fitting. At lease Losi is replacing it.

first time i installed it, i thought it woudn't fit, the holes didn't line up... but i just made sure that the cover hugged all the corners properly, especially underneath the transmission, and it now fits fine.
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Old 01-22-2004, 02:17 PM   #78
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I have a 3-4 mm gap. no matter how hard I try to fmake it fit there's always that gap.
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Old 03-16-2004, 09:12 PM   #79
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i just picked one up this weekend, any building tips or points to look out for?

also what hop ups or diffrent parts are you running? i already got ti ball studs for the whole car, but are there anything else i should replace?
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Old 03-16-2004, 09:20 PM   #80
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everyone around here runs dogbones instead of cvds. seems to free up the movement of the rearend. i personally am going to expirement with it myself as soon as i can get them.
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Old 03-16-2004, 09:25 PM   #81
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i actual run those on my xxxt, i think it gives you more rear traction or side bite (one of those two) but i havent bought those yet because my lhs didnt have them.
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Old 03-18-2004, 06:39 PM   #82
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Do you mean the Losi universals? Those are made for bumpy/low traction tracks and the CVD's are made for more smooth tracks.
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Old 03-18-2004, 06:46 PM   #83
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I think just about all the Losi factory guys were running the dogbone/universals at the Worlds. I know Rick Howart and Hodge were, but I don't remember about the others. I even thing Ryan ran them in the back of his XXX-4 GP
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Old 03-18-2004, 08:36 PM   #84
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They are definately getting popular, funny how one of the first things you wanted to change on the old cars was the universals and get CVD's. Now people want to ditch the CVD's for universals. I guess there just arent enough smooth tracks out there anymore
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Old 03-18-2004, 10:16 PM   #85
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i think there is more to just smooth or bumpy tracks. rick howart said in rc car what they actualy do but i cant quite remember what he said word for word, ill have to find the mag. something to do with more friction than the cvds creating more rear traction or side bite?
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Old 03-19-2004, 09:16 AM   #86
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From Losi's site

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Team Losi now offers universal dogbone type driveshafts and offset axles for their new XXX BKII off-road buggy using the GENII transmission. This type of driveshaft offers enhanced rough track handling characteristics so the serious racer can tune his buggy for the exact track conditions he is competing on. The LOSA3089 steel driveshafts are designed to handle the rigors of modified racing while the LOSA9987 aluminum driveshafts are ideal for stock class competition. Like all Team Losi driveshafts, these are precision machined from the best alloys on computer numerically controlled equipment for the highest quality fit and performance. Each dogbone/driveshaft includes a molded drive yoke and attachment screw. The LOSA3031 offset GenII rear axle must be used with both of these driveshafts to meet the ROAR and IFMAR specs
I have some on the way with my buggy, so I'll give first hand results...
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i agree with you that they help on rough tracks, ill have to find the page i was talking about so i know what im trying to say.
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Old 03-19-2004, 06:42 PM   #88
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ok i was able to find the page that i was talking about. todd hodge actualy put this together for rc-car in april of 03 for trucks but i think it would carry over to the buggys. the dogbones have less friction since its a plastic yoke and a steel pin, so they give less rear traction but tend to give more steering. the cvds give more rear traction due to the friction of steel on steel of the axle and coupler.
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Old 03-20-2004, 12:02 PM   #89
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They should try a composite dogbone for the CVD's like the TC3 had, propably hold up descently for stock racing.
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they do make aluminum dog bones. what about sliders? has anyone tried these?
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