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Old 07-22-2012, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by j_kinz
Yep the integy tools are you problem. I was using that crap and it did seem like every screw was different. I went and got a quality set of losi hex drivers standard size and it fits every screw perfect. No jamming them in and stripping out heads. Maybe you should spend the extra $50 on the right tools before bitching that your new $300 roller is junk. Or go buy a traxxas they even come with cheap tools to work on them.
Yes because I said my new 280 roller was junk. Im positive I did. Complete junk.

Thats why I bought a second one, its junk!
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Integy tools are not good at all. Use a 2mm about 10 times and it becomes a 1.8mm. The material strips before some screws do. Buy a real set or at least the hex part like from Hudy. Also Losi screws are terrible, get a set of Tony's screws.
Want to build the best 4x4 out then base it off the Losi but use as minimal losi parts as possible.
1. Any aftermarket chassis is better than stock. I use the Bump
2. Shock towers- go carbon (Losi carbon not bad, losi aluminum bend just like stock)SNR or others good too.
3. Use all the drivetrain available from Tekno. The Losi stuff is just not satisfactory unless u get the lightened stuff. Still Tekno stuff is better.
4. Shocks go with Hd for lightweight or indoors or for me the SNR tall towers with 8ight shocks as I run all large tracks.
5. RPM makes good arms stock ones aren't too bad but plastic strips like butter, always been a Losi problem. Even the diff screws came stripped from factory.
6. If someone else made a diff case everyone would jump on that as the stock ones are total crap, have to glue inserts into already cheap plastic. Gears would wear pretty quick, new gears are better.
7. Front stock bumper not bad but rear has never been good. Breaks if you look at it wrong just like the stock shock towers and chassis. Can bend with my bare hands.
Don't even buy a roller, buy it in parts you want so you don't throw away all the stock parts that belong in trash anyway.
You can still build the truck for around $300-350 but have all upgraded race ready parts.
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Originally Posted by j_kinz
Yep the integy tools are you problem. I was using that crap and it did seem like every screw was different. I went and got a quality set of losi hex drivers standard size and it fits every screw perfect. No jamming them in and stripping out heads. Maybe you should spend the extra $50 on the right tools before bitching that your new $300 roller is junk. Or go buy a traxxas they even come with cheap tools to work on them.

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I had integys expensive tool kit, 2 blue handles a bunch of bits and OH MY how nice it looked, but thats where it ended!!! I, 2 also had to buy new bits becuz after 5 uses they wore out and got sick of buying $5-$8 bits everytime i wanted to work on my trucks! Sold the kit for 1/2 of what i paid and only had it a few months!! I never looked back bought the Losi 8in1 driver kit $40-50 and have had no issues with the screws and YET to replace a bit and had it for almost a year now...If it fits tight, thats good, there is no slop to wear out the bit or the screw SO FLAME ON with yer issues since i would be worried about bigger issues if parts were breaking, stuff not working right, and so on but not screws/hexes being too many diff sizes or fitting tight
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I really like them. I didn't weigh them, but they are certainly heavier than the plastic. I would guess about 2-4 grams more per. I wanted the weight in the front since im running the MIP kit.

Races today, but only 1 qual. Took 1st though with my setup. Truck felt great. Running stock setup with a few small changes. Can check out the mip thread and see what i changed.
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That could make for some nice swamp buggy action. Looks like there are some nice sippy holes ready to go!
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Question, first race with scte, tekin rx8 and tekin 4600. We race 10 minute mains and I dumped battery with 50 seconds left, 6000 ip battery. Question is my motor was 230 degrees and speedo at 110. I was geared 14 pinion with speedo at 80 percent current limiter. Do you think that's to high temp on motor and what you think I could do to make 10 minutes, decrease current limit to 70 or gear lower pinion?
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Originally Posted by jhock
Question, first race with scte, tekin rx8 and tekin 4600. We race 10 minute mains and I dumped battery with 50 seconds left, 6000 ip battery. Question is my motor was 230 degrees and speedo at 110. I was geared 14 pinion with speedo at 80 percent current limiter. Do you think that's to high temp on motor and what you think I could do to make 10 minutes, decrease current limit to 70 or gear lower pinion?
Run 12-13 tooth pinion, make sure no timing in esc. Also too much brake will cause high motor temps. With those settings you should be able to make 10 minutes but to be safe limit warm up laps. I usually dump a 5000 mah pack in 8 minutes or a little less. I now run the ip6800 pack to be safe.
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Looking for some electrical trouble shooting help. I just installed a Xerun SCT PRO ESC and 4000kv motor to my SCTE. I ran it for the first time today and I am getting bad cut outs in power and steering. I am using a Turnigy 6600 mah batt which is using a harness with Castle 4mm bullets into the Turnigy batt and EC5 on the other end into the ESC. from what I can tell all solder connections look good.

How would you guys go about trouble shooting this? My thoughts are it is either a faulty ESC or my connection from the battery isn't good. Again, when I loose power, it is throttle and steering.
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by jcbudny
Looking for some electrical trouble shooting help. I just installed a Xerun SCT PRO ESC and 4000kv motor to my SCTE. I ran it for the first time today and I am getting bad cut outs in power and steering. I am using a Turnigy 6600 mah batt which is using a harness with Castle 4mm bullets into the Turnigy batt and EC5 on the other end into the ESC. from what I can tell all solder connections look good.

How would you guys go about trouble shooting this? My thoughts are it is either a faulty ESC or my connection from the battery isn't good. Again, when I loose power, it is throttle and steering.
Almost certain a Castle External BEC will solve that. It seems every ESC can have this problem. Sometimes not needed but a simple test is turn on your system, crank wheels back and forth real fast on controller watching your reviever light. If it dims at all then install the BEC. Follow directions mainly remove the red esc wire from connector. I would install the external BEC anyway to adjust the power going to servo. Almost all the internal adjustable BEC outputs on ESCs are weak and are not correct. I have MMP that needs it and one that doesn't same with RX8 so it's pretty common issue.
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Originally Posted by pooldoc
Nice truck chucko, what battery tray is that?I like the esc forward
Chris Attaberry Performance. hes here... PM him or go to his web site. its nice. helps with traction. lowers center of gravity. makes running wire from esc lots more fun,.
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Originally Posted by jcbudny
Looking for some electrical trouble shooting help. I just installed a Xerun SCT PRO ESC and 4000kv motor to my SCTE. I ran it for the first time today and I am getting bad cut outs in power and steering. I am using a Turnigy 6600 mah batt which is using a harness with Castle 4mm bullets into the Turnigy batt and EC5 on the other end into the ESC. from what I can tell all solder connections look good.

How would you guys go about trouble shooting this? My thoughts are it is either a faulty ESC or my connection from the battery isn't good. Again, when I loose power, it is throttle and steering.
e-mail Jeff at Pro match battery's he got a 6800ip. that will get you to your 10 min main. or call hobbyking pay 58 get it in a few weeks. or promatch and get it in three days

next.. glitch or problems with???? if your running a spectrum radio that explains it. a cap 10 will fix or band aid it .. plug it in to the bind port. some times big current draw motors will do that. change your current limit to 60 % expo to 100% dont spin out try to drive smothe. gear down temps to high.. put a fan on it. kingshead makes one. clamp ons work, I got one for 10.00 and used the fan from the speed control.. as it never goes on if your geared right. also make sure your end settings on steering are set.. binding the servo will glitch most of even the high dollar radios
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I don't know what he's talking about my 6600 nano's were $48 each shipped, all 8 of them and using stock connector with deans and not one has caused an issue. I get 12-15 minutes easy on 1/8 sized tracks in a +-7lb losi depending on how much mud I pick up.
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Originally Posted by jcbudny
Looking for some electrical trouble shooting help. I just installed a Xerun SCT PRO ESC and 4000kv motor to my SCTE. I ran it for the first time today and I am getting bad cut outs in power and steering. I am using a Turnigy 6600 mah batt which is using a harness with Castle 4mm bullets into the Turnigy batt and EC5 on the other end into the ESC. from what I can tell all solder connections look good.

How would you guys go about trouble shooting this? My thoughts are it is either a faulty ESC or my connection from the battery isn't good. Again, when I loose power, it is throttle and steering.
What servo are you running. Savox by chance? I have the same setup, except a 6000mah battery, and have no issues. I have Spektrum DSM2 receiver.

I had a Savox servo and had to bail on it (causing similar issues as you described). I've been using Hitec since without a problem.

Anytime I ran a Savox I had to use a capacitor to fix the glitching.
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Originally Posted by jcbudny
Looking for some electrical trouble shooting help. I just installed a Xerun SCT PRO ESC and 4000kv motor to my SCTE. I ran it for the first time today and I am getting bad cut outs in power and steering. I am using a Turnigy 6600 mah batt which is using a harness with Castle 4mm bullets into the Turnigy batt and EC5 on the other end into the ESC. from what I can tell all solder connections look good.

How would you guys go about trouble shooting this? My thoughts are it is either a faulty ESC or my connection from the battery isn't good. Again, when I loose power, it is throttle and steering.
Originally Posted by USMC STONE
Almost certain a Castle External BEC will solve that. It seems every ESC can have this problem. Sometimes not needed but a simple test is turn on your system, crank wheels back and forth real fast on controller watching your reviever light. If it dims at all then install the BEC. Follow directions mainly remove the red esc wire from connector. I would install the external BEC anyway to adjust the power going to servo. Almost all the internal adjustable BEC outputs on ESCs are weak and are not correct. I have MMP that needs it and one that doesn't same with RX8 so it's pretty common issue.

I had same issue with the hobbywing esc made for the 1/8 esc. I had to get castle BEC and remove the red wire from the plug that goes from esc to receiver. This make the batt power run directly to the receiver. Works great for me now.
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Getting ready to put some fresh silicone in my difffs and was thinking of trying 7,5,3 has anyone tried this setup? The track I run on is usally bumpy and somewhat loose, no sweeping turns 180's with short run up to the jumps I know 5,5,3 is popular but is that better suited for a highbite track?
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Originally Posted by chucko
I love my truck nuff said. oh wait!!!!!!!!

tools, screws, nut drivers, I purchased rc screws,, not cool, tony's better, ace hardware grade 8 gota love em.. ten shock 411 runs hot, rx8 4600 1 yr sent in 4 times. all in the middle of a series. Randy Pike said buy two. one for back up so you can finish a race..don't spin tires drive slow. so I did.. came in last.. but I finished a race.. still using the tekin because I cant afford to go out and buy a mmp 4000 to run 20 deg cooler. just in stall a fan. get over it.. this thread is a sales place for us to sell what we think works for all... blue shocks bitchen I can look at my truck all day..its just a guy thing. but I did notice that when I was tearing in to the truck to rebuild the thing,, some screws were installed wrong. one diff was missing a shim washer and one had no grease in it at all. the front diff was ... I get it we all have problems. working on the truck is fun.. I took pictures sent them to Horizon. they sent me a Christmas package. 6 brand new drive shafts. three diff housings. and all for free.. you got to love these guys no matter what. so call me a punk. I have been called worse. now lets go play with our toysAttachment 949673
Hey Chuck Great to see you have many miles on your race 4X4
Got your msg em me with your contact have a few questions
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