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Old 06-21-2004, 10:15 PM   #16
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Yes, and that's the car I have JR-X Pro SE (with the bearing set and ready to add "Hydra Drive" setup).

Sadly, the Hydra Drive seemed to be the only real innovation that Losi flopped on. It worked well, but didn't do much better than the standard slipper on smooth tracks. The extra weight it brought to the car (rotational mass as well) didn't justify keeping it on the car. I didn't try it on my Pro SE, but a friend got a XX with it and used it, then later put the standard slipper on it, as it wasn't any improvement. An excessively rutt filled track would be the suitable situation for it, but that meant that the track wasn't well groomed.

As for the 5 link, if they had used a CVD approach to it, it would probably still be in use today. The only flaw was how they applied the linkage. A great idea, non-the-less.

Kyosho Golds, have 4 of them and yes, they are quite good, though the Losi's still work much better.

As for feeling like a historian, nah, you lived it.

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Old 06-22-2004, 01:06 AM   #17
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Please, keep the interesting information coming, I'm finding this stuff very interesting and educating... I have virtually no knowledge to this car other than the 4 link suspension and the LRM tranny...
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Old 07-07-2004, 11:31 PM   #18
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I've seen one truck done with a wall around the chassis, in some kind of cast metal (not sure if it was aluminum, but didn't look like it), the suspension connections were mounted to it, as it was used to stiffen the chassis, seemed to work for the person, since the truck handled fine on the rough track.

Minor maintenance suggestion, get yourself some "Make A Gasket" Gasket Sealant (it's brown "goo"). A THIN application on the diff case wall where they join will ensure that the dirt doesn't enter the tranny. A downside of the gearbox being back there (it's not just with that car, I do this with the Pro SE too), it keeps a good tight seal for the gearbox, so that dust, etc, is kept down to a minimum and also lengthens the lifespan of the bearings inside.

The diff gears in the truck, don't recall if they're the new Losi type ones (from the Pro SE era), they'll look graphite-like, dull and rough looking. If they're plastic looking, they can still have this done. I find that using a light amount of Associated diff grease on these gears in the transmission makes it very quiet (small as in fill three teeth with some, leveled to the top of the teeth) and then roll the gearbox for a few minutes by hand at a slow pace, should even the stuff out. Typically after I've redone the Pro SE, it's butter smooth and very quiet.

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If anyone here wants a free jrxt , i have one and it needs to go , pay for shipping and its yours.
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Here. Just send me a PM and I will give you the adress toi send it and I will send you the money for shipping by either paypal or MO.
My son would love it and I could fix it for him when he breaks it because there are still few parts available here.
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