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Old 03-29-2012, 09:51 AM
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Total Lurker here.... went through every page and read most posts.
Curious, I finally log in with my account and it says there is only 796 pages, but as guest there is 2122.

Great information guys,
I got a lot of great info.

But this is what I took away off the top of my head:
IMOP must have buys:
Spring kits(for Orange and black springs)
TLR tuning kit - best price ratio (budget: buy rear shk twr)
Hardened lightened out drives (replace only after stock is worn)

There were some early problems with diff pins(that Chris Atterberry had a solution) but since have been fixed.

There was a running change on the diff gears, run what you have until they NEED to be replaced, old ones are fine.

Setup: Go to Losi site, pick one and try, Lanes seems to be the most popular. (edit: Ryan says the Dunford setup is the goto startup setup now )

Diff weights: 553 still seems to be the most recommended starting point. (753, and 332 closely follow)

Seal your metal inserts in the diff cup - RTV, CA, Grease, pick one

Diff rebuild: Take your time, make sure everything is seating properly, dont over fill, may be a little notchy when first put together due to square nuts not quite seated, but should smooth out. Metal shim under shim gear does wear out, Chris Atterberry, makes what most use to replace. Most replace with diff oil, but few are still using grease.

Out drives: they can wobble a little and its ok - There are a couple aftermarket center diff braces that have a second bearing to reduce some wobble.

Great Chassis debate - Run your stock for a while, then pick one of the aftermarket chassis's - personal pref. on which one. TLR, BCE, BUMP, Jammin, Xtreme, King Headz, etc, Just read up and see which one you would like to try

Chassis braces: seems to vary based on track, and which aftermarket chassis you choose.

Sway bars: Make sure where they are attach on the bulk heads that they can move freely, those set screws should not be overly tight and should allow the bars to move.

Great Motor debate: Winner still seems to be pro4 4600(13-16 tooth pinion most popular for this motor), but there were some great alternatives mentioned. If running the pro4 4600 to keep temps down put Current Limiter to 80%(if you have a RX8)

Pinion to use: varies greatly on which motor. So make sure to include what motor and spur gear you are using when asking what pinion

Great ESC debate: Tekin rx8 and MMP still seems to be the top choices, but again some other good alternatives were offered

Batteries: Turnigy nano-tech 65-130c 6000-6600 seems to be the most recommended, but shipping times could take a while and cost just as much as other good batteries once you factor in faster shipping. There were some other good recommendations on local batteries at a decent price, search...

Emulsion shocks: Seems to be the rage, but there are a few out there that like the bladders still.

Shock oils: seems to have a very narrow range, 27.5 - 32.5 seems to be the most recommended.

Droop: Full droop(screws not touching chassis) also popular 2 turns out on shocks ends for even more droop.

Front end is going to have some slop you may be able to get rid of some of it by upgrading your posts to the harden ones, Aftermarket Bell crank, and new harden balls new Rod links, to varying success. In the end you are still going to have some slop still, Just the way it is. Run it the way it is for a season then think about reducing some slop for next season(depending on how much you run)

Tires: just like any other car, it all depends on the track. However the stock eclipse tires, are not bad for out of the box.

Wheels: Losi stock still most recommended, however AKA just came out for SCTE.

Well take that for what its worth from a newb, I bought a new SCTE at the beginning of march and have applied the knowledge I learned here. I took my car out to the track for the first time last weekend, and I had a blast driving it, It was good enough to just drive and get around the track and had a blast! I didn't have worry about setup quite yet. Now all the fine tuning begins.

Thank you all that contributed, specially Casper and Hacker7. You guys really did answer a lot of the questions asked, and kept this thread together. There are quite a few people on this thread that I value there opinion after seeing how much it has helped others.

(whew longer than I thought post!!!, back to lurker status...)

-Woody

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Old 03-29-2012, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by WideOpenThrottle RC View Post
Did a thorough rebuild tonight on the truck getting ready for the first points series race that's coming up in 8 days, does anyone have a part number for the shim in the diff that sit's on top of the oring where the outdrive comes through the case? Cuz mine are eaten up!!!
Anyone???
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by WideOpenThrottle RC View Post
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LOSB3568

I think that and the gear kit comes with that shim.. I forgot the size of the shim but you could also probably just buy the shim they're 0.3mm thick I believe 5mm ID hole and 11mm OD something like that you'll have to verify that.. You can get the shims in that kit though!
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Originally Posted by chucko View Post
PERFECT solution to gluing and sealing your diffs. use grease!!!! no leaks no problems
+1, I tried to glue on for the hell of it and screwed it up. I just coat the insert in grease, press it in and that is enough seal. No leak issues. I do hate those square things and tiny washers.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:25 PM
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I know this will be deleted/moved fast,but this is the perfect place to post this.LOL

I am looking for a loaded,clean losi scte roller,p.m.with what you have...

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Originally Posted by WideOpenThrottle RC View Post
Did a thorough rebuild tonight on the truck getting ready for the first points series race that's coming up in 8 days, does anyone have a part number for the shim in the diff that sit's on top of the oring where the outdrive comes through the case? Cuz mine are eaten up!!!
I use these and IMO help put a little needed space to help the diff be smoother.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...lutch-Shim-Kit
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+1 on the diffs, I would like to buy the gasket seperate and my bro uses black rtv for the inserts and gaskets, no leaks
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Originally Posted by WideOpenThrottle RC View Post
Anyone???
GMK Supply - GMK0143 - "Hardbody" Losi SCTE/810/Ten-T hard spring steel diff shims, package of 6. These won't wear out like the stock shims do. A Main Hobbies will have them early next week.
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I feel like I'm losing my mind.. Lol my truck without body with promatch 6000 weighs 5lbs 11oz with 550 can motor.. I figured it had to weigh more comparing to others weight.. I've got the rear bumper Durango style and battery tray and radio tray chopped up.. Bce chassis tlr kit.. I calibrated my scale to a 5lb free weight.. Just seems like it should be heavier.. I use an older post office scale... Maybe these newer digital ones are lying
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That's about right. Your body probably weighs 6-7 oz. That would put you at 6lb 2oz which is what my truck weighs.

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I feel like I'm losing my mind.. Lol my truck without body with promatch 6000 weighs 5lbs 11oz with 550 can motor.. I figured it had to weigh more comparing to others weight.. I've got the rear bumper Durango style and battery tray and radio tray chopped up.. Bce chassis tlr kit.. I calibrated my scale to a 5lb free weight.. Just seems like it should be heavier.. I use an older post office scale... Maybe these newer digital ones are lying
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Perfect.. Just seemed like when everyone was trying to go light.. It seemed like a big hassle and I honestly haven't done much except cut a few things and drill some holes in the battery tray
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Diff shims can be bought from mcmaster for dirt cheap in mass quantities and in varied thicknesses.
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Does anyone know where I can find a losi scte roller,that is in stock and accepts paypal? I can't find one anywhere..LOL
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Originally Posted by Gary NJ View Post
GMK Supply - GMK0143 - "Hardbody" Losi SCTE/810/Ten-T hard spring steel diff shims, package of 6. These won't wear out like the stock shims do. A Main Hobbies will have them early next week.
I love your products and will be buying these.
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