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Old 01-25-2013, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by hacker07 View Post
Some food for thought...some people just like upgrades. They like to work on their truck and personalize it and add stuff and change stuff. Not always because it needs it, but just because. Just a thought though.
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Tinker- ing is just a huge part of it to most of us Pseudo Geeks. Adding upgrades is just part of it that feels like modeling to me.Thats where the urge to build Kits comes from I guess..
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I've spent allot of money on upgrades,not because I thought it was going to make be a better racer or even make my truck faster I just enjoy tinkering with my truck
Same here, i do what i what becuz i can, not becuz im fast...i dont even really race and i would hate to admit how much money i have put into my RC's. I dont really drink(more of a social drinker), do drugs, smoke or anything else that takes up my money so RC's are the only "release" as i would call it and i love to work on things and have since a kid so this is awsome and my kinda thing...

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I am planning to get the new diff cases. Can I use the old internal gears (sans the 4 tiny shims)? I read some posts about new gears so wanted to confirm first. Thanks!
Yes, all gears work but the newest gear set is the set you will most likely get if you order and yes, do not use the 4 tiny shims
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Rockthecatbox21 View Post
+1 every upgrade i did to mine was a necessity.
Only must have upgrade is the rear carbon tower!!ONLY!!!
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:29 PM
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I am getting ready to pick up a used SCTE. I am getting a good deal on a buddies entire setup. he just had a kid and no longer has time for RC. Couple of quick questions. Is the scte sae or metric? How often do you have to service the diffs? And is it a chore to get to them? I am planning to tear down the entire truck, clean and refurb from the ground up so I start with a clean slate and go from there. I have always run ae till this. I ran a sc10 4x4 for a couple of weeks then sold it. Only been running blinky SC since. This will be my first Losi product ever. I came to the understanding in the last few weeks that brand loyalty doesnt really mean anything unless they are paying you. Checked the mailbox. Nope no check for running what i have been running. Time to make a change. I hope to learn alot in the coming months about how to setup this beast. Thanks all for all the posts I have been trying to catch up on.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Rawwolf View Post
...Couple of quick questions. Is the scte sae or metric?
Mixed - mainly SAE
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How often do you have to service the diffs? And is it a chore to get to them?
Your mileage may vary. Some (many?) have problems with leaking diffs and there are many methods for trying to seal them (search "seal diff RTV"). Just released has been a new TLR diff housing that does no leak. I am not experienced with many kits, but find it is quite easy to get to them. Here are a couple of links I have saved:
http://www.rctech.net/forum/10810042-post34902.html

+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


Here are some other notes I sent to a new SCTE owner:
Preventative Maintenance
  • Blue Threadlock 4 Centre Diff Mount screws
  • Blue Threadlock Servo Saver in tightened position
  • Cut Nerf bars?
  • Trim rear bumper?
  • Engine Mount Screw - swap to cap head (or countersunk with washer)
Pre-Flight Checks
  • Wheel nuts tight
  • All screws on base plate are present & flush tight
Immediate Purchase Items
  • Serrated nylock flange nuts for wheels
  • Pinion gears
Widely used Tuning Ideas to Try
  • Ride height to 27mm/27mm
  • Diffs changed over to Diff Oil (plus sealing method), start with 5000 Front / 5000 Centre / 3000 Rear
  • Gold/Black Springs Front, Silver/Orange Springs Rear
Common Problems & Solutions
  • Centre diff Mounting Screws loosening - blue locktite
  • Diff fluid leaking - sealing metal insert
  • Centre driveshaft coupler pin (LOSB3556) wearing into plastic holder - newer part with grub screw, or aftermarket solutions
  • Motor mount button head screw stripping head or thread - cap head screw
  • Loss of "tight" steering over time - loose servo saver needs tightening + locktite
  • Wheel nuts coming loose/off and wearing wheel hex away - serrated flanged nylock wheel nuts
  • Bending shock towers (never happened to me) - carbon fibre shock towers
  • Too much slop? Design feature, or hardened steering ball ends
  • Too loud? SCTE is generally loud, but adjusting pinion gear mesh can help a little
  • Glitching? Glitch buster capacitor or external BEC. (or change ESC / Servo / receiver)
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:18 AM
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WOW thanks for all that info. Really points me in the right direction. One more question and i didnt see it on the first page. What type of pinions does the scte need? Mod1 or 32 pitch? really looking forward to getting this truck now.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:23 AM
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by GenX69 View Post
Has anyone heard of KK Pit? Any thoughts or comments from people who have used their parts?

Here's one part they make. Talk about bling...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/KKPIT-LOSI-S...adio_Control_T
They've ripped off Chris Attebery's aluminum battery tray design..
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Rockthecatbox21 View Post
+1 every upgrade i did to mine was a necessity.
I think I might have gone a bit overboard with the upgrades..
I just like tinkering around with it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Pygmy View Post
They've ripped off Chris Attebery's aluminum battery tray design..
The battery tray and even the center diff actually look like they one upped apes and kingheadz.. just slightly.. extra esc mount holes, lightened areas etc a few design changes on the battery tray but yes a very close design. Similar w/ the motor mount w/ dual bearing.. close to kh, but they have some differences. No idea how good of material they used vs Attebery's or KH's but I wouldn't call either a direct "knock off" or copy. If someone had a thought to improve on a design make it, people will either buy it or not. I would give Chris the business if I were in the market though as he's been great to our group with needed items for years now.


I'd stay away from the center CVD they make.. from the looks of it to get the shaft off you would have to remove it off the front outdrive or take the center diff right out. Pain in the butt.. I'd rather replace more often and keep it as designed.

Now if losi would be super cool and make us a easy release center diff mount.. another story, then they could do something like that kkpit center cvd with less issue. Maybe Attebery could drop a two part center diff mount with dual bearings on both sides, similar to the 8ights; 4 screws holding the top 1/2 down all alum. Wow Id be all over this part.
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Does anyone know if amain has the new diffs yet?
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:32 AM
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Does anyone know if amain has the new diffs yet?
Nope, AMain doesn't have the TLR332001..
I ordered them from Phil's hobby Shop.
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Originally Posted by Pygmy View Post
Nope, AMain doesn't have the TLR332001..
I ordered them from Phil's hobby Shop.
Thanks dude. I will order them through there then.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:41 AM
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I can't remember if I've posted this already, but I've finally received my Radiopost 2207M servo.

Compared to my Savox 1258TG, the Radiopost supposedly has 30% more torque.
All I can say is that the Radiopost is completely silent (!!! the Savox makes a LOT of noise), and in my opinion feels superfast and surgically precise. Imho best servo ever.
The Savox is still a very good servo, but this just somehow feels even better to me.
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I'm using king headz cvd pin keepers, somehow the pin got lost. Anyone knows the actual size of the pin so I can call the LHS an order it? I place an order on amain but it didn't arrived today. Thanks
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Originally Posted by Pygmy View Post
Compared to my Savox 1258TG, the Radiopost supposedly has 30% more torque.
All I can say is that the Radiopost is completely silent (!!! the Savox makes a LOT of noise), and in my opinion feels superfast and surgically precise. Imho best servo ever.
The Savox is still a very good servo, but this just somehow feels even better to me.
i would hope so for $50 more...the savox is only $70 and RP is $120(from AMAIN atleast)
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