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Old 09-14-2001, 10:43 AM
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Can anyone tell me the quoted and measured lengths for xxx-s shock shafts??
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Old 09-14-2001, 11:16 AM
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So, has anyone tried using the short shocks in the front. What are the pros and cons.Thanks
You don't really need the short front shocks, but they do fit a bit better than the originals. The shorter front shafts are really the issue, they keep the pistons lower in the shock body, immersed in oil rather than up near the top where they get in whatever air has made its way into the shock.

Thh only cons to the idea is that you have to buy the entire Cyrul conversion set just to get the shocks and shafts. I've heard that Losi may be releasing some shorter bodies and shafts as separate items, but I don't know if this is fact or rumor.

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Old 09-14-2001, 02:20 PM
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Trips: Thanks for the info. I guess I'm lucky. I have two cryul kits.
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Hi Guys,

I would like to ask all of you XXX-S owners for your valuable opinions:

1). What parts on the XXX-S would you be interested in seeing it machined out of aluminum?

2). And what color would you want them to be?


Thanks guys!

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Old 09-15-2001, 12:48 PM
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Steve: Personally I like blue, though even better would be an atypical sedan color like maybe a deep green or even some sort of gray. The Trinity red stuff is ok but could be a lot better, the red looks kind of gaudy.

Racers probably won't buy things like aluminum arms and aluminum shock towers so I wouldn't machine those. Do the stuff that looks cool and makes sense: pivot blocks, belt tensioner, motor mount, steering arms (the Trinity stuff in that area does look pretty nice), and so on. Maybe some hub carriers even, some people race with those.
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Old 09-15-2001, 04:54 PM
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steering bell cranks and suspension mounts regular and low roll center magnesuim would be realy cool and lite
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The only aluminum parts that I would be interested in are some wheel hex adapters and a spur gear adapter.....in a light shade of gold for a color.
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Old 09-15-2001, 07:04 PM
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Ditto on what Lowrance said for me -- for functionality's sake. I've got all the graphite stuff available for the car (chassis, arms, towers, hubs) and with SMH's, Cyclone TC, Banzai P2K, KO micro recvr, KO digital servo the car is 2.5 oz over the ROAR limit, so even if the aluminum stuff looked cool I wouldn't want to add more weight to the car.
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Old 09-16-2001, 04:33 PM
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Hey guys,

Does anyone know if you can just purchase the aluminum bone without getting the whole CVD? Seems like you could save a little money this way.
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Old 09-17-2001, 04:00 AM
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Steve,

1.)wheel hubs like the ones from Yokomo with the o-ring, or clamping

2.) Spur gear adapter

3.) Motor clamp with integrated heat sink.

Color: GREEEEN
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How about high polished aluminum? I think you might say it looks really trick!!!!
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Not that I am aware of. I too have already broken one around the pin that holds it on. I had to buy a whole new pair. $35. ouch!!!



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Hey guys,

Does anyone know if you can just purchase the aluminum bone without getting the whole CVD? Seems like you could save a little money this way.
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Old 09-18-2001, 11:37 AM
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Steve: machined hub adapters are a definate! Since color has no effect on performance, I have no preference! LOL
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Old 09-18-2001, 11:41 AM
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The full graphite car is almost 2 ounces lighter than stock.
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Erock - I have a tough time believing that the full graphite car is only 2 ounces lighter. When I weighed the two chassis, there was a difference of close to 1.5 ounces.

There is no doubt that the car is a pig, but it doesn't appear to matter as the car is out there winning in nearly every race its put in. I have to admit that its far better than the Yokomo that I have now collecting dust on a shelf. It seems to have combined the drive of the TC3 with the handling of the Yoke. Best of both worlds in my estimation!

Has anyone done some experimentation with the overdrive/ underdrive setup on the car?

Hopefully this isn't something that was covered early in the XXXS post - I didn't read the whole 14 pages!!!
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