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Old 08-24-2004, 12:22 AM   #1
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What parts to upgrade XXX BK2 ?

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What is for you the best parts to upgrade a LOSI XXX BK2 ?

What difference between CVD and dogbones driveshafts ?
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Old 08-24-2004, 12:30 AM   #2
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Dogbones will free up the rear suspension, and give you more sidebite.

There really isn't much you can add to make the new car any better than it is. We run the Trinity front pivot block to add a little bit of weight to the front end, but that's it!
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Thanks

Do you have the part number for the trinity front pivot block ?
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You don't really need a part number....your LHS should have them. Just ask for "Trinity Aluminum Pivot Blocks"
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It's TK5009.
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Old 08-24-2004, 01:38 AM   #6
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Thanks Aaron
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No problem dude.
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I retrack my last statement. Ya done good mr. Waldron....ya done good....
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Old 08-24-2004, 10:59 AM   #9
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That's one of the probably ten part numbers I know off the top of my head. It comes up a LOT.
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The only things that I have upgraded to for durability are titanium ball studs in some areas, and longer titanium turnbuckles because the stock ones bend or break pretty easily because too much of the threaded portion is exposed. If you swith to longer turnbuckles with little or none of the threaded area exposed you will break ball cups in crashes that would usually cost you a turnbuckle. I have alot of big crashes though, if you're better at driving than me you probably wont need them.
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Yeah, go with more titanium stuff. Try some aluminum or titanium screws and the bulkhead. Oh yeah, the lunsford quik mounts
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That SkipGear mod for the rear shock tower sure comes in handy!!!
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The MF2 white ball cups will end the ball cup breaking problem. Other then those, bog bone universals, I put titanium ball studs in the nose plate and the rear shock tower. This car just about has it all. I run the trinity rear alum hubs with the vertical ball studs and the trinity rear pivot support (the front one the losi rear support is already alum.)
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The MF2 white ball cups will end the ball cup breaking problem.
Do you end up breaking/bending turnbuckles since those ball cups don't break?
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I have not noticed this happening any more then it happend in the past. I seem to find a way to bend tie rod regarless of the ball cups I use. It is far from a frequent event though. I usually bend a tie rod a year or so. The BK2 kit tie rods are weak though so I would expect to bend or break those anyway. When running the old losi ball cups I would break in the hex area. Becuase of this I ran the RPM cups that would pop off rather then break but stayed on pretty good. The white losi cups do not have the hex area any more so they are not failing in this area anymore and stay on better then the RPM cups. The best of all worlds!
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