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Old 10-06-2011, 11:41 AM
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...just ordered the BCE chassis. Are droop screws needed or do we need the losi 4-40 droop screws?

http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...rodId=LOSA6253
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Originally Posted by khannibal
...just ordered the BCE chassis. Are droop screws needed or do we need the losi 4-40 droop screws?

http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...rodId=LOSA6253
The actual droop screws are threaded into the A-Arms. The Losi 4-40 Droop Screws are used to protect the chassis from being marred as the droop screws come into contact with it during spring compression.

The stronger aluminium in the BCE chassis should hold up very well to the abuse but if you want to keep the finish scratch free then you can put the 4-40 screws in to protect it.

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Old 10-06-2011, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Starlite033
The actual droop screws are threaded into the A-Arms. The Losi 4-40 Droop Screws are used to protect the chassis from being marred as the droop screws come into contact with it during spring compression.

The stronger aluminium in the BCE chassis should hold up very well to the abuse but if you want to keep the finish scratch free then you can put the 4-40 screws in to protect it.
Thanks for the info. One more q - If I do decide to go with the 4-40 screws, are the bce chassis holes for the droop screw already tapped? Thanks again!
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Even with a 7075 chassis like the BCE, bump or TLR I would still highly recommend a steel screw in the chassis as the alum will dent over time and result in inconsistant droop settings.
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Originally Posted by Casper
Even with a 7075 chassis like the BCE, bump or TLR I would still highly recommend a steel screw in the chassis as the alum will dent over time and result in inconsistant droop settings.
I actually just use the really short button head screws as they do not stick out from the bottom of the chassis that way.
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Originally Posted by hacker07
I actually just use the really short button head screws as they do not stick out from the bottom of the chassis that way.
Hacker, you mean these ? http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...rodId=LOSA6234
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:52 PM
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No those have 6.35mm of length. Try these

http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...rodId=LOSA6212
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the tlr chasis is tapped for screws, not sure but i dont think the bce is tapped.
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Just curious what are some of the main parts that need to be kept on hand with this truck? If anyone could give me a must have on the parts side I basically will have a stock truck with a MMP and 3800kv 4 pole castle system in it.

Just switched to all Losi and still trying to learn some of their weaknesses (sp?).
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I don't think I have actually broken any parts on my truck. I have worn out drive shafts and outdrives and I keep shock o-rings and diff parts for rebuilds on hand but suspension wise I really have not had a failure. I had a screw come out of the caster block and a nut back off on the rear hinge pin but that is it. I would keep things like diff gaskets and such on hand and what ever you need to tune the car (shock and diff oils.)
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Thanks a bunch.
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Originally Posted by Casper
Even with a 7075 chassis like the BCE, bump or TLR I would still highly recommend a steel screw in the chassis as the alum will dent over time and result in inconsistant droop settings.

A big +1, 1 day on the BCE with a Minute amount of droop and the chassis is already showing where they sit.
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Broke the rear bumper supports on the first race with the truck, no hard landing, I did get smashed into by a new driver but that was a direct hit in the back. No big deal no ones only 8 bucks. Cut down the new bumper so its not so wide maybe that will help.

Just not much meat to the plastic around the hing screw points.
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:53 PM
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Cool im getting one for a good price online, I just hope i dont have issues with the BEC or w.e. We will see.

What are some good Option Parts to make this truck Handle. I just orderd front and rear set of racing springs for $35.00 all different lb. springs to find what works best.

I'm going to pick up the TLR kit as well, But is there anything else that will really make a difference?
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Lightened outdrives save wieght and will last longer but you may just want to wait until the stock ones show some wear.

Clamping hexes will be a nice addition when they become available so you don't loose the drive pins and they are lighter. (every little bit helps!)

You may want to invest in an upgrade chassis down the road as well as they will save a few oz off your trucks weight. A few to choose from already!
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