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Old 12-27-2002, 04:21 AM
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I noticed that when my vehicle his hitting the turns sometimes I hear a sound like the belt is skipping, When I do this, I am not hitting the breaks. Anyone else experience this? I think it cleared up when i tightened up the belt tension, but just want to make sure it couldn't be something else.
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Old 12-27-2002, 05:40 AM
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Could be the cvd chattering. There is quite a bit of play between the castor block and hub carrier when wheels are at full lock. Most people are putting on some sort of spacer with glue to help that chatter.

If you are runnning mod and the belt is full loose it might skip under load coming out of a corner....
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does the GP come with sway bars?
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I do not know first hand, but a friend just got one and sway bars were "NOT" included.
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Ray- The bones are pretty much the same length, but the ends are WAY too small for the outdrives.
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Originally posted by DavidAlford
does the GP come with sway bars?
no it doesn't.
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Old 12-27-2002, 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by RBLove
If you are runnning mod and the belt is full loose it might skip under load coming out of a corner....
Thanks for the input Rob. I'm sure its not the belt because this is something that I specifically listened for closely. I also tightened the belt just a bit while putting the motor in the car. I'm not actually at full throttle like I implied earlier, I believe both times on the track that the wheel does this I'm close to half throttle from apex to corner exit setting up for a long straight. Full power would send me into the pipes.
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Old 12-27-2002, 11:02 AM
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hey guys im new to the losi world but was wondering if anyone has the graphite chassis milled out ? and is there any plus or minus to it besides weight and looking cool.
and if anyone has a picture of one i would like to see it if possible.
and also looking for a good asphalt set -up please
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Old 12-27-2002, 11:28 AM
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Page 141 and some after have pics of people's milled chassis.

For Xmas I got the graphite conversion, threaded rear shocks, short threaded front shocks and a GT7
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Old 12-27-2002, 11:37 AM
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Default Chattering GONE!!!

Both my Losi's chattered horribly mid-corner-like they were broken. I put a set of steering knuckles with big thick plastic pieces to limit throw and put the optional aluminum CVD's in with Associated stub axles, car is now the quietest touring car at our track!!! I recommend you all do both fixes. ABout 0.040" spacer glued to knuckles and alum CVD's.
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Old 12-27-2002, 11:41 AM
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For setups you can go to www.teamlosi.com and use any of the asphalt setups. They are a good starting point. Todds Outdoor Nats is a nice balanced setup to start with.

As far as the milled out chassis. It's really only for weight. If you race at a ROAR track 53 ounce is the norm for ready to race weight and the XXX-S makes it easy. With all the milling you run the chance of breaking it in half. Not really worth it to me.

If your running asphalt outdoors you really don't need the G+ upgrades. The Losi is smooth as heck on the wide tracks...

Glad to see I talked you into getting one
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Old 12-27-2002, 11:45 AM
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rayhaung...

I was surprised how quite the G+ was compared to my older XXX-S when it comes to the chatter... The new thicker bones and seemingly smoother axcels make a difference. I didn't bother putting stops on the G+. I just set the controller to stop 1/8th inch from touching the shocks...
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Old 12-27-2002, 11:46 AM
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Default Re: Front wheel chatter

Originally posted by stumper1
I had the same chatter problem. The wheels spun smoothly at any RPM untill turned to an extreme in either direction. At first I assumed it was a radio set-up problem - end point adjustments not set right. Even after shortening the steering throw way beyond an acceptable limit I still had the same problem. I have found that I was apparently over-tightening my wheel nuts. On my TC-3 I always cranked them down real tight but that does not seem to work on the xxx-s. I've now had 2 xxx-s cars and both had the same problem. To tighten the wheel nuts I now tighten them like I used to and then back off between 1/4 and 1/2 turn. Start with a small adjustment - check for wheel chatter - then adjust a little more untill the problem goes away. Hope this helps. Good luck!!!
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Old 12-27-2002, 12:07 PM
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Originally posted by ChristopherKee
For setups you can go to www.teamlosi.com and use any of the asphalt setups. They are a good starting point. Todds Outdoor Nats is a nice balanced setup to start with.

As far as the milled out chassis. It's really only for weight. If you race at a ROAR track 53 ounce is the norm for ready to race weight and the XXX-S makes it easy. With all the milling you run the chance of breaking it in half. Not really worth it to me.

If your running asphalt outdoors you really don't need the G+ upgrades. The Losi is smooth as heck on the wide tracks...

Glad to see I talked you into getting one
you did in deed talk me into it and thank everyone for the info so far.

oh yeah whats the deal with the belt colors which is better?
and my car is all graphite so what if any goodies do i need to look for ?
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Old 12-27-2002, 12:58 PM
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The yellow belt is the newer belt for the XXXS. It shouldn't need to be broken in like theblue one did. Losi now has a green (off road) blue (on road) yellow (on road) belt. Two more colors and we can form Voltron...lol
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