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Old 08-16-2006, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by JRXS_chris
Can someone explain what EA3 is, and why it is being used over graphite?

Are there any examples of where it has been used before?
EA3 is Losi's new material. The XXX'cr' buggy was the first car released using the material. The reason it is now used over graphite is it is generally a little more forgiving in impacts.
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Old 08-16-2006, 10:17 AM
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[QUOTE=TCR]OK sorry, I just didn't want to start a debate.QUOTE]

Cool... now that can be discussed and answered.

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Originally Posted by BSchorr
Will this car come carpet ready? or will we have to buy an aftermarket chassis for carpet?

The post above says carpet ready...
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It will be great to try this car out when it's released. Curious to compare against the current version.

If not too late for production of the new car, would like to see
- properly milled lower chassis to allow the low diff position
- battery tray for 3800/4200
- no included body if this results in a slightly lower cost
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Originally Posted by rainblows
It will be great to try this car out when it's released. Curious to compare against the current version.

If not too late for production of the new car, would like to see
- properly milled lower chassis to allow the low diff position
- battery tray for 3800/4200
- no included body if this results in a slightly lower cost
1. Done deal.
2. Of course.
3. Not sure if this has been decided but feedback like this makes it's way thru Todd to the marketing team. Keep giving feedback. Losi is listening.
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Just my $.02...

Forget the body and release it with some foam carpet tires like dbl pinks and dbl pink/oranges or cyan and magenta.

But if you do release it with a body, at least make it a body that's pretty popular for carpet (like a Parma Alpha or Protoform DNA). I would think now that roar rules are more relaxed about sedan bodies, Losi would be forming a new one to release with the kit?

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Sounds fantastic.. hope the whole team has them at vegas


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Originally Posted by JRXS_chris
Can someone explain what EA3 is, and why it is being used over graphite?

Are there any examples of where it has been used before?

I personally think the EA3 arms are better on the JRXS because they are so short it gives them a little more flex. The graphite ones being so short are prone to breaking easier from what I have found. Not sure about the XXX off road car but I guess Randy kind of explained all of this already.

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Hey Chicky, thank you for the package, much appreciated!!
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having run a jrx-s with ea3 arms and being an average driver at best, i can say that these arms are much much more durable. they don't flex under normal driving because the arms are so short. they do survive repeated impacts that would otherwise crack a graphite arm.

i haven't driven a xxx cr yet, but after talking to some of the local off-roaders and watching some of those races, i may retire the bk2, and that's only got half a season on it.
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Originally Posted by Drew_Cat
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Sounds fantastic.. hope the whole team has them at vegas




Mike do You feel left out?
After practicing foam this weekend, not at all ...for rubber i could use some help
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The smart thing to do is to leave out tires, wheels and body, and leave it up to the buyer. I'm a rubber tire racer, and a Parma Alfa and a set of foams is junkbox fodder for me, and a waste of money.
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i dont see the point of raccing rubber on carpet? What is faster, prolly foam eh? by how mucH?
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Originally Posted by BSchorr
i dont see the point of raccing rubber on carpet? What is faster, prolly foam eh? by how mucH?
It really levels the playing field, and makes for some great racing. I don't normally run it, but a few of the locals here decided to give it a go and we ran it the last 2 months. Seems pretty fun, and different. The best part is the tires last a while..and no truing is needed.
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Originally Posted by BSchorr
i dont see the point of raccing rubber on carpet? What is faster, prolly foam eh? by how mucH?
Yeah, foams are faster by a noticable amount. Some people just prefer racing rubber tires on sedans, no matter what the surface. I've done both, and for what ever reason I just like running the rubber tire class more. I can't explain it. Also, if I'm not mistaken, foam tires on sedans is a relativly new thing. I believe TC's were raced competitivly for a few years before foam tires were allowed. Also, the foam tire/carpet thing is mostly just the U.S. They're both cool to do though (so lets avoid the foam vs. rubber debates ).

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