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Old 08-17-2004, 07:58 PM   #1
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Default Team Losi XXX-T MF1 v. MF2

I am looking at a new stadium truck. The T4 and Losi are my main choices. I really like the Matt F edition. I have seen new mf1's for going about $100 less than mr2's! Are the parts of the mf's interchangeable for version 1 and 2?

Would a MF1 be a good choice over the Team Associated T4?

If anyone who sees this topic would like to trade a xxx-t or another losi or associated stadium truck for a tc3 please PM me.
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Old 08-17-2004, 08:08 PM   #2
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I have a Matt Francis Edition 1.

Most of the parts are interchangeable, Like the Front arms and such. I have the MF2 arms on the front, but in order for the VLA to work properly, you must upgrade to the MF2 Carriers... Otherwise you are limited to the outer hingepin hole on the arms.

I'd suggest breaking down and buying an MF2 instead of the MFE.

I bought my MFE before the MF2 came out, so I'm watching RC Boyz on ebay for their MF2 conversion that they've put together.

Here's a picture of mine! (sorry for how huge it is...)
Underneath...

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You cant go wrong with a MF1, I just sold mine for a MF2 thinking it would out performe, and be a night and day difference, well I was a little dissapointed after all the hype. Not in performance, but in how it felt over the MF1. Handling wise I really couldnt tell the two apart, but one thing I did notice was on the jumps the MF2 seemed to hug the face and stay closer to the ground once airbourne. Overall I could have just kept the MF1 and been just fine, or uprgaded it with the new arm's later. I guesss you cant go wrong with either losi truck, but if you can get a deal on a MF1, I'd say take it!
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Old 08-18-2004, 04:26 PM   #4
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Really? I heard that it's spectacular as well, but nobody seems to be as happy with it as I thought they would be...

Is the transmission ratio really too close to even tell the difference? I heard that it was supposed to be some big difference, but in reality it was virtually unnoticeable.
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I just bought my buddies xxx t because he bought a MF2 and at the big race this weekend I beat him with his old xxx t. I don't think the differences are that big cept the new tranny is way nice!!
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[B]I bought my MFE before the MF2 came out, so I'm watching RC Boyz on ebay for their MF2 conversion that they've put together.
theres already been a conversion kit released by another big seller on ebay.
i think it went for about 80 usd.. i could be way off though.
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to give my opinions on the original questions:

1. parts interchangeable: some are, some aren't. you can get the vla for the front relatively cheap (arms/hubs/carriers), but to do it for the back end is going to set you back around 100 bones... and this is pirating parts like bearings and diff balls from your old kit.

2. mf1 over t4: no one can give you an answer, based on fact, to your question. since there is not a 'worlds', the highest level of racing in the world is probably the roar nats. ae won that, so is ae the best? one could argue the flip point that per capita losi wins more, so is it better? each car is able to win at any level. get the one you think is 'cooler', as it will have more long term appeal.
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I think the biggest hyped part of the MF2 is the tranny. Yes, it does hang lower but losi is not the first to do this, anyone remember the Kyosho triumph? (early 90's). I guess if you can lower anything and get a lower CG in offroad is a good thing. Anyway, when I switched out my radio gear and 19T motor the final drive of my MF1 was 11.60:1, now its a whopping 11.58:1. I'm not saying I'm not happy with the MF2, it just seems like I had my MF1 dialed in and need some track time to find my way again with the MF2.
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Well I have a deal about 90% done with someone for a mf1 and all I was wondering is where I could find one of these conversion kits to see?
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Well I have a deal about 90% done with someone for a mf1 and all I was wondering is where I could find one of these conversion kits to see?
eBay is where I've seen them... you may be able to try www.rcboyz.com but I don't know if that's their actual website...
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Just sring for the MF2. THey are both good trucks. I personally run the T4, and used to run the XXXT. But, if you have the money, either go with the MF2 or the T4 FT
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final drive of my MF1 was 11.60:1, now its a whopping 11.58:1.
Isn't that VERY little of a difference? I don't know much about ratios in these, but isn't that a tiny difference?
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any time i tried a mf2 compare to my mf1 ive always felt a huge difference. Any1 at my local track that had a mf1 that now has mf2 say they felt a big difference. the rear end rolls more so u have to change the rear end setup a little. the new body wont get the best looking award but aerodynamicly is awsome. more steering more traction then any other truck body. overall i think the mf2 is much better in everyway jumping turning tuning pretty much everything
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The new tranny isn't there to change the ratio, they did it to lower the center of gravity.

Yes..the old truck was very good. But the new one has the potential to be faster.
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