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Old 01-04-2006, 01:31 PM
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Damn now I'm even more confused

Stupid noob.

Ok, what's a spool? What's a clicker? I'm assuming the clicker is the thing that goes click when I push the car right? I'm also assuming that that clicker is so when the front end of the car lands before the rear that the front spins without spinning the belt and affecting the rear of the car? Is that correct?
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Not a stupid noob. Eveyone has to learn. Hell, I'm learning a lot about off road lately. I'm an onroad guy with no local track. Gotta race something between trips to LA to race. 4wd buggy is the closest to running an onroad car

Spool= solid/locked front diff. Used a lot in on road. Provides massive amounts of steering exiting corners but you loose a lot of turn in since the front tires aren't allowed to turn independently of each other.

Clicker= The center clicker oneway that allows the front diff to spin independently from the rest of the drivetrain. It allows for the front to spin faster than the rear when needed and gives more steering. A regular oneway like what's used in on road and what the XXX4 uses allows each front wheel to spin totally independently from the drive train and each other forward but locks under acceleration. Worst part about any kind of oneway is you loose front wheel braking. Any 4wd car without oneway in it will stop on a dime as long as the tires can grip. Put the oneway in it and you loose front wheel braking and the car will try and spin out if you're braking too much. It makes the car very unstable under braking. More so than a 2wd car under braking because of the added rotating mass of the larger, heavier front tires, axles, CVD's, outdrives, etc... trying to continue spinning while the rear tires are braking hard.
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HEY KNUCKLE...
ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE THE TROPHY RACE ON THE 8TH AT RCEXCITEMENT.
LET ME KNOW I'LL SAVE YOU A PIT SPACE...
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Old 01-04-2006, 06:41 PM
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Probably not man, I might go and watch, but I haven't even been on dirt yet, let alone a track. I got into this late October. Being that Winter starts around August in New England , I haven't had much time to run. This is indoor I assume?

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Just go run !!
best way to learn is just get out there and do it !
I would put money on you not doing as badly as you might think !!
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KNUCKLE...
YES IT IS A INDOOR TRACK..YOU SHOULD COME ON DOWN AND RACE. THEY HAVE A SPORTSMAN/NOVICE CLASS. EVERYONE HAS TO START SOME TIME AND NO TIME LIKE NOW..GET YOU READY FOR THE OUTDOOR IN THE SUMMER. THEY HAVE A LOT OF NEW PEOPLE THAT RUN THERE SO DON'T THINK YOU'LL BE ALONE...HOPE YOU MAKE IT..
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Originally Posted by ApexSpeed
Oh, and let me throw the first plea out there to Losi to pull out a short run Limited, Limited Edition Class 8 Ford truck body like they used to have for this chassis.
So, I know someone who still has one of these new in the pack, complete with body and mount set!! anyone interested?? won't be cheap though, but would be very cool !!
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Ok, I'll bite... how much is "not cheap?"
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Has anyone tryed a 1 way out of a XXX-S/XXX-4 in the XX-4WE?
And locked up the clicker?

I haven't read it any where thats all.
Unless I missed a page.
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I haven't tried it eithr but there are a couple of modifications you have to do to the bulkhead to get it to work. There are good instructions on http://www.4wdrc.com/tech.htm , plus pics of the front bulkhead modification.
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Apex,
well it's in a shop, and priced at $50 + any shipping fees.
told you.....
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Originally Posted by OldSkool
Has anyone tryed a 1 way out of a XXX-S/XXX-4 in the XX-4WE?
And locked up the clicker?

I haven't read it any where thats all.
Unless I missed a page.
I used my xx4we like this the whole of the 2002 season, between me and my LRP teammate (who was also using that setup) we won pretty much everything, UK nationals, Euro's. very good setup indeed.
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Originally Posted by br93lx
I haven't tried it eithr but there are a couple of modifications you have to do to the bulkhead to get it to work. There are good instructions on http://www.4wdrc.com/tech.htm , plus pics of the front bulkhead modification.
You only need to make those modification if you run the apex one-way diff but if you use the Losi XXXs one-way all you need to do is cut the small pips off the drive pully otherwise it is a little on the wide side.
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Just found THIS link regarding the lcd drive shafts.
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Originally Posted by stulec52
Apex,
well it's in a shop, and priced at $50 + any shipping fees.
told you.....
Money sent
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