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Old 10-07-2009, 10:21 PM   #1
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Just wondering what some of your opinions are on the Losi JRXS. I have a chance to get one to race on carpet and maybe asphalt P-lot. Are there any issues with lipo's fitting this car? How does it compare to other TC's?
Like the Xray's Tamiya's and TC5's...........
I guess is it a good easily tuneable, raceable touring car? Right now my options are the JRXS and the Xray T1 FK05.
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Fitting Lipos in the origional jrxs is a big problem. You will be very limitted in Lipo choice and still require questionable mods.

If you mean the new Type R jrxs then no real problems. In my opinion the best TC on the market and a big improvement over the origional.
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I know the car I'm looking at is not the type R. So unless its an R I should probably stay away.....
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I know the car I'm looking at is not the type R. So unless its an R I should probably stay away.....
There is nothing wrong with the car, just it was not designed for Lipos since they were not in use when the car was developed. You need to heavily modify the chassis to get a lipo to fit. Not worth it imo. Not to say it can't be done, there are some who have, but there are other cars where you don't have to mod it to get a battery to fit. The Type R is a better choice imo.
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How much work would be involved in converting a JRXS to the R version.....
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How much work would be involved in converting a JRXS to the R version.....
A Lot, more then would be worth it in my opinion.
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Thats not what I wanted to hear.....
Not sure if I'm gonna roll with it or not.............
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The Jrxs type R is the way to go. You still need to buy a 30.00 mod to run larger lipo batteries. Skyrocket makes a layshaft that will be all the improvement that you will need. All cars have some sort of issues when it boils down to it.
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The Jrxs type R is the way to go. You still need to buy a 30.00 mod to run larger lipo batteries. Skyrocket makes a layshaft that will be all the improvement that you will need. All cars have some sort of issues when it boils down to it.
There is a free way to do it that we've done long before the layshaft was made.

Used type-rs go for as little as $175, I don't know how much your looking to spend, but it's a great deal used.
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You dont need any mods for the type r to run the best lipo on the market.

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I have a jrxs the original one and I love it. I run 13.5t brushless and a 2 cell lipo and its fast. If you get a good deal on an original jrxs you do still have options
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Thanks, I went with an RDX but the JRXS is still availble I think.
I've always wanted to race one.......
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big midget.....how are you enjoying your RDX? i'm looking to upgrade my TC garage too (currently running stock HPI Pro3) and i can't decide between the xray T2 '06 and the JRXS Pro. both are local rollers, have scores of parts, are in my price range..(under $80!!!) and are in killer condition.

i've known xray's quality since the T1 (still have her) and losi's innovation over the years is legendary and i'd LOVE to try my hand at a high end car with a centralized batt configuration. correct me if i'm wrong but i think Losi's JRXS Pro has made more A-main showings at the IFMAR worlds than the type-R???? me no know

i doubt the car will see any HARDCORE tc racing but it WILL see a lot of parking lot mod action!!! might throw in some OPEN carpet/rubber trye racing in for good measure tho
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Hi,
I ran a JRX-S for a while and had to do some major modifications (dremmel) to get the Yeah racing 3200 lipos to fit but in saying that the car was a rocket but I was restricted to only 17.5/13.5 classes because of the size of lipo I could fit to the car......
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PEte, the Hyperion battery you have will fit fine
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