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Old 06-27-2008, 05:50 PM   #1
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I am receiving an xxx-s with a losi 12t f/r ESC,an orion revolution motor, 19t trinity motor, and airtronics servo. I will be racing. What upgrades should i get?
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There are a lot of "versions" of the XXX-S, and you don't say which you are getting, so that makes it very hard to help you...

Threaded shocks are always good -- they aren't better shocks really, but the threaded preload adjustment allows much finer adjusting of tweak, etc...

They have gradually offered a series of upgrades to the drive belt... The original was Blue, then they came out with the Yellow low friction belt, and finally the longer Black belt that requires a new tensioning arm...

Graphite chassis, shock towers, etc., etc. are always good because even a full G+ (all graphite) version will be over the ROAR minimun weight...

A good Protoform body, like the Mazda 6 is a good all-purpose body, or the appropriate version of the Stratus 3.0 and/or DNA are good...

TIRES -- This is a real problem lately -- the best brands seem hard to find. Locally everyone loved the TakeOff CS27's are great all purpose rubber tires...

For my money, the best "upgrades" must include an MIP Tweak system and a good aluminum ride height guage are vital to setting up a sedan...
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I think it was the xxx-s kit but i am buying it used and it comes with those electronics. Someone said it would hard to race it because of how heavy it is so i will be upgrading to graphite as soon as possible.
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Don't be too afraid of racing your XXX-S... I know it's heavy, etc. but I still race mine and go head to head with "modern" cars and I still win my share of races... Summer parking lot racing with rubber tires, winter carpet with foams, brushed stock, 13.5 brushless, Open mod brushless -- it can hold it's own. The key is that it handles so well it makes up for some of that weight. (I race with TC5's, X-Rays, Yokomo's, etc. and the XXX-S has never failed me yet.)

Of course, that's at the "club" level, where good handling and "Joe Racer" skill levels are a great equalizer, but it doesn't sound like you're planning on running the Worlds (and neither am I), so race it and ENJOY it!...
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At one time the xxxs was one of the best belt cars money could buy. Losi supported it very well. I had many of them and had great success with the car in club racing. It was better on asphalt than carpet though.

Get your hands on:

Black belt conversion
TI Screws
Graphite kit (make sure to get your self a tap and tap the holes before you put it together).
Threaded shocks

Most important enjoy what you have!
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It all depends on how much you want to spend (obviously).
If you go with a lipo battery you can over come the weight problem, since there is a minimum required weight.

It is pointless at this point to buy any graphics parts,simply replace parts you break with their graphite version. Instead, after you have run this car and decided you want to race it, you might want to keep your eyes open for a XXX-S G+ Graphite edition roller (no electronics) on E-bay for less than $80.
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I'm still in love with this car, the last one with hidden belt, drive allaround I have 3 of them
But can anyone tell me where to buy aluminium parts? Or there is no sense to do it? Other thing is what are your suggestions about ride height, shocks mounting and roll center? Hard to find anyone still keen on this car.
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Losi's new generation shocks and springs, like the one you find on the jrxs type-R....

A5301 10mm Sedan Shock Set (4)

Here you can find a lot of xxx-s setups, for both rubber and foam tires: http://www.losi.com/RaceCenter/Disco...tups.aspx#xxxs

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There is no need for aluminum parts, stock plastic and graphite ones are just fine.
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thanks for all the replies. Car is arriving monday.
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