Losi XXX-S

Old 09-05-2002, 07:48 PM
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That car's wing looks like it belongs on ricecop.com.
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Old 09-05-2002, 08:36 PM
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Street price should be close to the FT TC3, it's very, very tempting.
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Old 09-06-2002, 03:49 PM
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Dag nab it. I just bought everything on my XXX-S and now they have one that comes with it all. This is really going to bring the price down on our old XXX-S's if we decide to sell them.
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Old 09-07-2002, 01:36 PM
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so its just Ti turnbuckles, graphite kit and aluminium CVDS?

if so...my car is much better specced!
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Old 09-07-2002, 02:38 PM
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It's more than that. Most of the car has been redesigned -- the Losi website does not do it justice. I will have pics up soon.

Among other things:

- chassis is brand new
- rear arms redesigned (only work with new rear carriers)
- rear carriers redesigned (only work with new rear arms)
- stronger caster blocks (approx 1mm thicker -- not sure if these work with the old arms)
- front bumper completely redesigned and strengthened for reduced flex
- new belt (more pliable for less skipping)
- nitrade shock shafts
- 1" springs all around

That's all I can think of right now. I talked to Adam Drake yesterday and he said (and I quote) "We could have just released a graphite version of the car, but we really wanted to expand upon the design and do things a little bit different, and improve on what we had."

He also mentioned that the prototype at the show and on the website is still not a production car. They are working on rounding the inside edges of the drive tunnel on the chassis to further reduce weight.
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Old 09-07-2002, 07:02 PM
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hope losi will release a coversion for normal xxxs at a resonable price~
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Old 09-07-2002, 08:22 PM
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futureal-I just want to clarify some of your details on the graphite car kit.

-chassis-The car uses the same chassis. We are changing the way it is milled out. Right now it is about 1/2 oz lighter than the original lightened chassis.

-Rear arms and hubs-The arms have a another hinge pin hole located .150" in from the outside hole. Then we have new hubs that are offset .150" wider. This is the rear end we ran on carpet with foam tires and worked well. We have also found it works well on apsphalt and rubber tires.

caster blocks-Yes they will work on the existing front arms.

Here are a few other details on the graphite XXX-S
-Full graphite components
-New stiffer foam bumpers
-New stiffer plastic bumpers for the front and rear. This helps relieve the flexing problems with the droop screws.
-Ball bearing steering
-New front bumper brace that does not affect the front sway bar.
-Team Losi 24mm mesh wheels
-New belt which is yellow
-New rear shock tower. This shock tower is the same as the exisiting shock tower. The only change is that is has 3 more optional lowered holes for the camber link.
-High and low roll center blocks.
-Aluminum CVD's with aluminum 8/32 low profile wheel nuts
-Lunsford Titanium Turnbuckles
-Team Losi Alfa Romeo Body with high downforce wing. This body/wing is awesome!!
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Old 09-07-2002, 09:00 PM
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Originally posted by T. Hodge
futureal-I just want to clarify some of your details on the graphite car kit.

-chassis-The car uses the same chassis. We are changing the way it is milled out. Right now it is about 1/2 oz lighter than the original lightened chassis.
Hey Todd, great to see you on here. Hope you come back.

Yea, I should have clarified what I meant about the "new" chassis. To me, anything that looks different is new.
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Old 09-07-2002, 09:50 PM
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hey todd.....the car looks nice....glad to see you on this forum......


well, my new car is on "order" with kt hobbies.....
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Old 09-07-2002, 09:56 PM
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Any idea on when this kit will be released?
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Old 09-07-2002, 11:01 PM
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I think I know what I'll be buying now....
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Old 09-08-2002, 12:24 AM
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Originally posted by Speedo
Any idea on when this kit will be released?
I heard "November" at the show although it sounded like a few things were still being finalized (the milling on the inside of the tunnel is what Adam mentioned...)
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Old 09-08-2002, 04:07 AM
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I haven't got the graphite conversion kit yet so should I wait for a revised conversion kit (arms, chassis etc) or not?
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Old 09-08-2002, 07:41 AM
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I agree with Fire. I too would like to see an upgrade kit!!
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Old 09-08-2002, 09:19 AM
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Originally posted by LouisB
I haven't got the graphite conversion kit yet so should I wait for a revised conversion kit (arms, chassis etc) or not?
I would wait if you can. What I plan on doing is selling my new car and buying the new kit when it comes out. I have a ton of rear arms and hubs so I can make the deal look sweet when I do sell it.
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