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Old 08-21-2007, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Jake S View Post
im not sure about this, but if your running 19turn, id look at the new orion 07 element, its a great motor, if your looking for a checkpoint-like setup the orion 07 v2 is a nice motor, just need to be geared for that "sweet spot"
If you have any gearing Q's just send me a PM.
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by OTE_TheMissile View Post
The ones made of metal.

there's an option for that?

Umm yes smartass there is. The FT has aluminum with a small screw, and the other ones run steel.
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by K_King View Post
Umm yes smartass there is. The FT has aluminum with a small screw, and the other ones run steel.
I like the aluminum ones because they sheer off very cleanly and don't take any other parts with them if/when they break. I've only broken one in the last year and I probably would have broken other parts if I had been using the steel ones...and the aluminum axles are much easier to replace than any other part on the B4. That might be a messed up way to look at it, but that's my opinion.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:06 PM
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Thanks Matt, do the screws stay in pretty good?
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:57 PM
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Yeah they do Kevin. Actually I find they hold too good sometimes. I barely tighten them and after running I have to use some muscle to break them loose.

BTW, if you want to use your Losi front rims, you can do so with a spare set of losi knuckles and axles... Just drill the hole out to 7/16" and use 1 less bumpsteer spacer than you would on the AE knuckles. You can only use the middle hub height though unless you shave the knuckle.
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:01 PM
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Does it change the geometry at all? What about the rears? Same offset?
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rears are the same... although the pros will tell you losi wheels have less sidebite cuase they are stiffer normal people wont notice
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:14 PM
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I started using a countersunk bolt with a cone washer on my FT front axles. I don't know if its coincidence but I haven't sheered the bolt since.
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by mfishel View Post
I started using a countersunk bolt with a cone washer on my FT front axles. I don't know if its coincidence but I haven't sheered the bolt since.
Thanks! Do you know about the different colored diff outdrives? I got some in black and another half in like a brown/gray color. Looks goofy HAHA
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by K_King View Post
Thanks! Do you know about the different colored diff outdrives? I got some in black and another half in like a brown/gray color. Looks goofy HAHA
I think the black ones are the lightweight. The brown/gray sorta gunmetalish color are the stock steel ones.
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:58 PM
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Hmm arent the lightweight ones the ones with holes cut out of them?
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:14 PM
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Mine didn't have the holes cut out, they were just machined dimples I guess you could call them.
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:21 PM
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http://www.losipartshouse.com/servle...5C-cln-/Detail

Ok I was going off that.

My other ones look normal, only different colors.

http://www.losipartshouse.com/servle...utDrive/Detail

Like that, only that part is black and the other side is that color.
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:29 PM
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Might have been from anodizing, someone screwed up.
haha, it's plenty strong already and shouldn't give you any problems. The lightweight outdrive just has better acceleration, less rotating mass.
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OK I'll try to clear it up. The lightened outdrives from Associated are the ones with the dimple and are black. MIP used to offer 'Lite Drives', and were drilled completely through. They snapped pretty easily. The standard outdrives used to be hard anodized a greyish color, but are now black. So you just got an older set.
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