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Old 03-05-2006, 04:42 PM
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ok, so i go to dymite or w/e, and all i see is alum. body posts, and a red bumper

nothing else!!

so plz explain where u recived these lovely parts
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Old 03-05-2006, 06:13 PM
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those are discontinued parts from dynamite & the trinity matt francis line.
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Old 03-05-2006, 06:44 PM
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screw xray, corally, yokomo, and tamiya, that's the best looking TC ever!!!!!
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:31 PM
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Thumbs up Fresh Graphite & Alloy Losi XXX-S rides again !

I'm digging this thread up from the grave for good reason AND a relavant post. Member markriccioni owns two of the finest blinged out XXX-Ss on the planet. My sons have been worshiping this thread for at least a couple of years,is it any wonder ?


So after years of begging I moved on trying to acquire parts for them and I think my eldest did a pretty good job in building his own graphite and alloy XXX-S








A couple of months ago we contacted member markriccioni in an attempt to purchase a beautiful Blue XXX-S in his collection as well as his iconic Red beauty, but no luck. Shortly after this over eight years ago, Mark won a large Drift Competition with his Red beauty and has been a shelf queen ever since. His Blue Losi is another story though, I'll cover it later. Tireless searching , helpful members on this forum and especially Evoracer have contributed GREATLY to my sons growing fleet of XXX-Ss. I'll put a few more pics up in a bit as well as details of the build.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:04 PM
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Lets see more, that things rad!
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:59 AM
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Smile alloy XXX-S

My son wanted to open up the diff pulley covers like Mark's car but unlike Mark's car he wanted to do something w/ the rear diff covers as well, so first he cut louvers but later decided to open the rear up all the way you'll also notice the diff pulleys are red, we followed youtube vids on dyeing R/C parts, its beautiful and durable as the color penetrates the pores of the plastic leaving the original luster on the plastic surface. Originally we used JRXS-R pulleys where we had to press original bearings inside of larger bearings, then shim them to fit the diff pulleys snugly but later went to red dyed standard pulleys. another pic of our initial JRSX-R pulleys installed so here's some front and rear pulley shots

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Old 04-29-2014, 04:53 PM
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Have I mentioned how much I hate you guy's !!
I never thought anybody would appreciate the XXXS the way you guy's do.
Nicely Done !!!
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:04 PM
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I usually laugh at alu cars and drifters but man your car is sweet. kudos
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:47 AM
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I really like these cars!

Drifters are an inspiration to many!
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:16 AM
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Thumbs up More on all alloy XXX-S

We use Kimbrough pinion & spur gears w/ a MF Trinity spur gear adapter . Thanks to Josh Howards designs there are Kevlar reinforced belts to handle high output brushless motors & large lipos that weren't around when these chassis were made



Red tinted spur gear cover w/ a clear "window"



Sway bar mounts are notoriously fragile and the bars are always popping out, to solve this my son used the MF Trinity front inner hinge pin block spacers as well as a hand made CF bumper/body post support to hold the bar in place



.....and to hold the rear bar again he went with the MF Trinity inner hinge block spacers this time from the inner rears to solidly hold the bar in place. Nice all red adjustable alloy shocks !
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:03 AM
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Default Alloy & Graphite XXX-S

Original Thread starter , Mark, removed a lot of material from his chassis to lighten it. The look of the removed material adds to the impact of his car. My son followed suit removing rhombus shaped areas along both sides of the belt tunnel. My son also removed material from the top of the tunnel keeping in mind following the contours of the XXX-S chassis





On an earlier post I mentioned original thread starter Mark Riccioni had a spectacular BLUE XXX-S also, well actually two but this was the best of the two :







Mark also removed material from the sides of the tunnel on this chassis but not the diff. cover to expose the diff. pulley & belt. Failure to obtain this chassis inspired my son to attempt a similar build, we just had to fudge a bit so here it starts.

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Old 05-05-2014, 10:22 PM
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I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right area but I recently purchased one of these Graphite XXX-s and I love it anyone know where I might be able to score spares or upgrades, those aluminum bad boys got me jealous, thanks in advance
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Old 05-10-2014, 04:58 AM
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Default "All Alloy XXX-S /blue"

Here's some pics of my son's Blue XXX-S. Like his Red one he used he same process to dye the exposed diff. gears, spur gear, and tensioner pulley.







He also lightened the chassis by opening holes in the belt tunnel like in Mark's Blue & Red XXX-Ss and his own Red one




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Old 05-10-2014, 06:20 PM
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Awesome, good job everyone!
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:14 PM
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Thumbs up Blue Alloy XXX-S cheater parts

Its really hard to find the red MF Trinity and Dynamite parts for these relics but almost impossible to find in blue. The sway bar clamps for front and rear are diff case stiffeners for Tamiya TT01 :





The front lower suspension arms as well as the battery hold down are for an Asociated TC4 :







The rear lower arms are for a Losi mini 8ight with the hub end on the chassis and the chassis end of the arm holding the hub carrier :





The rear hub carriers ( up rights ) are for a Tamiya Dark Impact DF03 with special flanged axle bearing to adapt it to the Losi axles :





Last of the cheater parts is the cut down front bumber for a Tamiya TT01 :



Every thing else was general use or made for the XXX-S. Needless to say we went through a lot of trial and error ( and $ ) to find the right parts with minimal massaging needed .
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