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Old 02-08-2012, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by MX304
My stock shock towers finally bent beyond repair. Is there any better upgrade than the TLR carbon towers or should I just go with those?
I really like the snr graphite tower.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:17 AM
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I've seen a few reports of this happening in this thread.

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I'm probably the only person to have ever broken this piece. Once this happens even if you replace the plastic insert, it just continues to break the new plastic inserts as the aluminum isn't there to provide support anymore.

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Old 02-08-2012, 09:22 AM
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Which part are you referring to? The piece that attaches to the tower or the "hoop" that attaches to the bumper? I haven't seen either of those broken locally.

Those of you that are breaking bumpers, hinge pin holders and arms, what kind of tracks are you running on? I broke a couple parts when we raced on the 1/8th track, but since we started racing on the 1/10th track I haven't broken anything.

Originally Posted by TheRevolution
Yeah I'm gonna take the new piece to a local machine shop and see if they will make me a couple, unless Chris attebury wants to give it a go! Lol
I don't think it even needs to be aluminum, if it were solid plastic it would probably be fine.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:26 AM
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Hello All, I just wanted to make you all aware of some new parts that got announced today and will be in stock shortly. I will give the description and possibly what was altered to make them better.

TLR4004 - New 7075 HA servo saver tube (tolerances are much improved at the bearing fitments)

http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...ProdId=TLR4004

TLR5063/TLR5064 - Fr/Rr titanium nitride shock shafts

http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...ProdId=TLR5063
http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...ProdId=TLR5064

TLR6080 - Titanium Nitride hinge pins (made the inner hinge pins 1mm longer to aid with the angles we are using with these adjustable pivot supports so they do not pull out any longer)

http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...ProdId=TLR6080

If you have any questions, please let me know...just an FYI though.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:29 AM
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I asked this question several pages back but no answer. I've been looking but can't find exactly what I'm looking for. What kind of shock setups are everyone using. Springs, Pistons, Bladders or bladders with foams or Immulsion setup, vented caps or not, oil, rebound.


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Old 02-08-2012, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by hacker07
Hello All, I just wanted to make you all aware of some new parts that got announced today and will be in stock shortly. I will give the description and possibly what was altered to make them better.

TLR4004 - New 7075 HA servo saver tube (tolerances are much improved at the bearing fitments)

http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...ProdId=TLR4004

TLR5063/TLR5064 - Fr/Rr titanium nitride shock shafts

http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...ProdId=TLR5063
http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...ProdId=TLR5064

TLR6080 - Titanium Nitride hinge pins (made the inner hinge pins 1mm longer to aid with the angles we are using with these adjustable pivot supports so they do not pull out any longer)

http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...ProdId=TLR6080

If you have any questions, please let me know...just an FYI though.
Awesome!!! How soon are we talking about?
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:31 AM
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I have a dumb question. What is the difference between carbon fiber and graphite? For example, SNR graphite sells carbon fiber parts. I remember back in the day it was the thing to have a rc10 with a graphite chassis. Now you always hear about carbon fiber.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by AgroAMG
The losi ones are solid. I wouldnt buy the jammin' or other brand out there as I've seen a few posts complaining of issues. I would consider the FTW carbon shock towers though as they honestly to me look like they would be stronger. amainhobbies has all of this stuff. obviously avoid the aluminum, or you'll just bend another (like strc and others that make aluminum ones)
I saw the FTW ones on A-main and that's what got me wondering.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by AgroAMG
I'm probably the only person to have ever broken this piece. Once this happens even if you replace the plastic insert, it just continues to break the new plastic inserts as the aluminum isn't there to provide support anymore.

I had this issue with my rear piece. For some reason the hinge pins was not seating right. Aminor bump cuase mine to do the samething. I replaced my insert made sure they were pressed in place and replaced my hinge pins. They were a bit bent making them shorter. Tightened it all down and I haven't had any issues with it since. I think the issue is the hinge pin once they are bent it's easy for them to pop out.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:36 AM
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Chris: I know you made titanium hinge pins for a bit, then stopped. Were they stronger than the stock Losi steel ones? Why did you not continue? Just curious...
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Originally Posted by hacker07
Hello All, I just wanted to make you all aware of some new parts that got announced today and will be in stock shortly. I will give the description and possibly what was altered to make them better.

TLR4004 - New 7075 HA servo saver tube (tolerances are much improved at the bearing fitments)

http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...ProdId=TLR4004

TLR5063/TLR5064 - Fr/Rr titanium nitride shock shafts

http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...ProdId=TLR5063
http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...ProdId=TLR5064

TLR6080 - Titanium Nitride hinge pins (made the inner hinge pins 1mm longer to aid with the angles we are using with these adjustable pivot supports so they do not pull out any longer)

http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...ProdId=TLR6080

If you have any questions, please let me know...just an FYI though.
Lokking forward to the titanium hinge pins. Any dates
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Originally Posted by alvinsmith75
I have a dumb question. What is the difference between carbon fiber and graphite? For example, SNR graphite sells carbon fiber parts. I remember back in the day it was the thing to have a rc10 with a graphite chassis. Now you always hear about carbon fiber.
That's a bit of a loaded question. Sometimes there is no difference, it's just that some people call the same material by a different name. Sometimes there is actually a difference. Carbon fiber is a woven material impregnated with resin. Graphite parts are sometimes graphite powder that is mixed with resin, pressed and cured, then milled to shape. There is also graphite impregnated plastic that is sometimes referred to as graphite. Most of the time you can tell by looking at the parts in question. If you see the woven pattern it's carbon fiber, or a composite of some sort with carbon fiber as an outside layer. If it has no weave, but looks almost like a part that was painted flat black, then it's powdered graphite, or graphite / plastic.
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Hey Chris, I am talking about the piece that mounts on the front tower, around the diff housing, not the hoop.
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Originally Posted by hacker07
Hello All, I just wanted to make you all aware of some new parts that got announced today and will be in stock shortly. I will give the description and possibly what was altered to make them better.

TLR4004 - New 7075 HA servo saver tube (tolerances are much improved at the bearing fitments)

http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...ProdId=TLR4004

TLR5063/TLR5064 - Fr/Rr titanium nitride shock shafts

http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...ProdId=TLR5063
http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...ProdId=TLR5064

TLR6080 - Titanium Nitride hinge pins (made the inner hinge pins 1mm longer to aid with the angles we are using with these adjustable pivot supports so they do not pull out any longer)

http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...ProdId=TLR6080

If you have any questions, please let me know...just an FYI though.
Hope the shock shafts have descent coating on them unlike the past .
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Originally Posted by TheRevolution
Hey Chris, I am talking about the piece that mounts on the front tower, around the diff housing, not the hoop.
Yes, you are referring to this piece below. I've broken it about 3-4x. One of them being last night (And i managed to break off one arm on the replacement that I was installing as I was careless.

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