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Old 09-08-2004, 10:30 AM
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Old 09-08-2004, 04:49 PM
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Cmon todd... show us pics of what you guys are working on....

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Old 09-08-2004, 04:53 PM
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Here you go....

It is hiding in there!
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Old 09-08-2004, 09:16 PM
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Hodgimoto! You guys MUST be busy since the web site has been mostly idle for like 2 months. LMAO

C'mone Brutha! Give us some small tidbits bout tha new car.

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Old 09-09-2004, 12:24 PM
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Was doing some reading on different sites and came across one site that mentioned instead of polishing the diff rings and balls you should use 600 grit on the rings and 800 grit on the balls so there is actually bite instead of them being smooth. No I'm not running ceramic balls. Yet.

Should the diffs be smooth or slightly rough?

Thanks..
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Old 09-11-2004, 10:09 AM
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Todd,

I'm going to be racing on a bumpy, low traction asphalt track at the end of the month and was wondering if you might have any suggestions on set ups? I know that the Losi base set up is a good starting point, but what I would like to know is if there are some special things that you would do to alter your current set up that would help the car compensate for the track condition. I'll be running stock and 19t classes and would appriciate suggestions on pinion and gearing (48pitch) also. The track is 150 x 60. Thanks.
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Old 09-11-2004, 08:40 PM
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Do you have any special tricks or techniques for telling if a shock is working right. When you have the shock off the car and are comapring it to the other 3 shocks.

Sometimes when you push a shock shaft all the way in it will rebound out 3/4 of an inch. I was told that means it has too much fluid. Also sometimes when you pull the shock shaft all the way out it wants to retract a bit.
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Old 09-11-2004, 08:48 PM
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Old 09-11-2004, 09:59 PM
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Originally posted by Randy Caster
Thanks Todd
I second that!
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Old 09-12-2004, 08:54 AM
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Richo-Sorry I will probably not be able to make it.

bigdogXXX-s-I never sand my diff rings. The only thing that I feel makes the diff better is the McMaster Carr thrust assembly. They are expensive...however they last forever.


PSI Racer-You can try more kick in the front of the car. That will help the car get through the bumps more. Another thing I like to do to get more steering on the car is run AE caster blocks. They have more flex which gives you more front grip.

imjonah-On the TL shocks I do not build them with any pressure. They actually retract back in a bit. I feel thats the way you want them.
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Old 09-12-2004, 08:55 AM
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Randy/Jon-No problem. I was glad to be able to show it off a little this weekend. I think it is going to be great. I thought my car in the main was awesome....I just drove like a moron
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Old 09-12-2004, 09:01 AM
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Originally posted by T. Hodge
I just drove like a moron
No Todd... you did okay but somebody just hit you really hard... That crack on your front body is definitely not good... car was freaking fast though!!!

BTW... 3 cheers to M Dawson... now where did he come from? But then again... dump, dump, DUMP!!! OUCH! Mark, next time wear briefs not boxers...
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dito...

Todd, thanks for the show-n-tell ... I feel my first LOSI purchase coming soon.. I think it will be great too..

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Old 09-12-2004, 11:32 AM
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Hi, I tried using the 2R pivot mount on the Front today using the Low roll center option. It seemed to have created some bind while the suspension arms are going up. although this gave me more exit steering, it made my car a little bit stiffer in front due to the bind. Any thoughts? Thank you
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Old 09-12-2004, 11:35 AM
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Originally posted by Fatboy Joe
Hi, I tried using the 2R pivot mount on the Front today using the Low roll center option. It seemed to have created some bind while the suspension arms are going up. although this gave me more exit steering, it made my car a little bit stiffer in front due to the bind. Any thoughts? Thank you
You can adjust how much play there is on the front or rear arms by loosening the screws on the inner pivot mount and setting it where you need it. I have found you can get so much movement that often times I dont even need extra shims to get slop out.
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