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Old 05-24-2007, 11:30 PM   #1
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http://www.teamlosi.com/Products/Def...rodID=LOSB0289

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Old 05-25-2007, 12:30 AM   #2
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Nice indeed...

I can't beleive Losi is still recycling the XXX-S platform. Don't get me wrong, I have one for years now and still run it every weekend. I installed the Mamba Max 7700 combo and Li-po 3200 a few weeks ago and the car rocks.

Looks like the support for the XXX-S will never stop .

By the way, anyone can tell me when the XXX-S was released ?

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Old 05-25-2007, 12:38 AM   #3
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Summer 2001... Got it by August here in Norway.
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Old 05-25-2007, 03:44 AM   #4
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I can't beleive Losi is still recycling the XXX-S platform.
Because it is still a good car!

Also because it is moulded it is a lot cheaper to produce for RTR's, and because it has a sealed drivetrain it is a lot more street-friendly.

Still have a few running locally, still going well, I always thought the XXX-S looked good on track.
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Old 05-25-2007, 04:43 AM   #5
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I hope this comes as a kit, i.e Shell, wheels, pipes etc. I've a couple of XXXS I could do with recycling!
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I knew I should of kept my G+.
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:45 AM   #7
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it does look cool but i think r/c drifting is best suited for the nitro platform don't you think?
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it does look cool but i think r/c drifting is best suited for the nitro platform don't you think?
Nope.

Drifting needs fine throttle control, you just can't get that with a nitro because of the clutch.
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I hope this comes as a kit, i.e Shell, wheels, pipes etc. I've a couple of XXXS I could do with recycling!
The parts should be availible, but it's not hard to make a car to a drifter, just the rear toe out to 0, get some drift tires, and all the other stuff you should be able to get through yokomo, except that body.
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Nope.

Drifting needs fine throttle control, you just can't get that with a nitro because of the clutch.
I disagree. I ran my NTC3 as a perfectly good drifter. Once I put some of the newest HPI drift tires on it, then it looked much better as it had more grip, yet drifted very very nicely. Though its sold now as I am not one to bash...I need purpose with racing vehicles, and that is to race.

I really dont like that this came out....Losi is known to be a great racing company, and as a racer, I think it would be best if they concentrated on that. Is this Horizons doing?
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Losi has the XXX-4, JRX-S, the MF2, the AD2, and the 8ight. Those are its only racer cars.

BUT it has the LST-2, the MLST-2, the Aftershock, the Muggy, the MiniT, the MicroT, etc for bashers... so they are really half and half.
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Wow, it is no wonder Gil left Team Losi.
The all mighty dollar is showing its power with this product.
They just keep pumping out expensive toys. Not that they don't have a right to do that. I can just see how Team Losi, most likely odered by Horizon, has probably started to focus less on the race products than they had in the past.
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Shame on Losi for trying to make money on other things other than 250+ dollar race kits!

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Wow, it is no wonder Gil left Team Losi.
The all mighty dollar is showing its power with this product.
They just keep pumping out expensive toys. Not that they don't have a right to do that. I can just see how Team Losi, most likely odered by Horizon, has probably started to focus less on the race products than they had in the past.
Hey wipe the snot off your face!! LOL


Hey if they want to pimp out old product to make a buck and keep there race status cars priced low ... I have no problem if they fund there R&D off the backs of the RTR AND BASHER GROUP of the hobby


Heck if xray could drop PRO level kit prices by selling some RTR T1R's let them do it! LOL
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I can just see how Team Losi, most likely odered by Horizon, has probably started to focus less on the race products than they had in the past.
How is this focusing less on race? they took a proven chassis.. added a bit of bling and expanded their product range to cater for a rapidly growing hobby.Good business practice if you ask me. The XXX-S chassis has well and truley paid for its R&D cost so profits from this kit will most likley go back in to race product R&D.

I doubt the time it took to pick a body and add a few bits realy distracted the losi engineers and designers from the task at hand.

Companies like Losi need to expand their markets to keep the business going.
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