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Old 02-19-2004, 07:47 PM
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For you guys that run foam tires. What are you doing to get 5mm rideheight front and rear when your tires are 57mm or below? Right now my tires are at 57mm and my shock collars are bottomed out and I can barley make 5mm?

Do you guys have a adapter that allows you to make your shock springs go lower for the collar?

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Old 02-19-2004, 08:00 PM
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mike Webb- try placing a .100 spacer between the lower spring seat and the shock rod end. Judging by the set up sheets the Team Losi drivers are using .100 external limiters to control body roll so this might kill two birds w/ one stone.

xxxs-bill-RCCar magazine had an article like a year ago with Todd Hodges basic (asphalt?) recommended setup. You might be able to find it online!

As a matter of fact it's in the May 03 issue

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Old 02-19-2004, 08:02 PM
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FOR ME WHEN THAT HAPPENS I JUST GO TO 4mm RIDE HEIGHT AT THE TRACK WERE I RACE, BUT IF 5mm IS THE LIMIT THERE FOR U IM NOT SURE U CAN GOTO THE TODE HODGE THREAD AND ASK HIM


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Mike, that's why you run 4 mm ride height....

And with the TC3 you never have ride height problems...
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Old 02-19-2004, 08:12 PM
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5mm ride height is enforced at our track sometimes .

I wonder why Losi makes their harder springs in 1inch springs or they don't thread the shocks all the way down???
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Old 02-19-2004, 08:18 PM
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Why...it's foam tire...

After you over-limited your shocks did you unscrew the shock end to get more travel? One thing I did when I had that car is use schumacher ballcups as shock ends and ballstuds on the arm, that allowed me to make ride height fine.
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Old 02-19-2004, 08:40 PM
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That is what I just figured out .

I am going to use a taller ball cup on the shaft to do it. it doesn't matter if I over limit or have no internal limiters int he shock. The Collar is to the bottom of the threads and the spring will not reach far enough to make ride height. The car will always come to rest at 4mm.

Now with the new ball cup on the bottom of the shaft I can make rideheight .. thank god for those RPM ball cups with 2 inches of threading area

it is a general rule about the 5mm rideheight. Every indoor track that I have been too has been 5mm. Even the snowbirds was 5mm
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Default Re: Re: t hodge article on rubber tire setup.

Originally posted by XXX-S Bill
Go to the TEAMLOSI.COM site for it...And others.

I should have been more specific...I was looking for the article in rc car or extreme that todd wrote with regards to rubber tire tuning/setup...I had purchased the magazine that had the article on foam tires.

Sorry for the confusion.

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Old 02-20-2004, 04:44 AM
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Mike,

Use the ride height spacers that come with most RTR's, just purchase a set of those and you'll be fine.

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Old 02-20-2004, 04:56 AM
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I'm new to the losi xxx-s, so far love the car, But hate the wheel hexes comming off when the tire is taken off. I've breifely read something about AE ones being used. My question is since they are thicker not much threads will stick out of the wheel. Is there another mod I'm missing to get more threads? I found some clamping type on integy web sight if they will work.
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there are a few options, keep changing the nuts out, put them on backwards (so the nylon part is on the threads), machine the nuts down some on the back face, and I have also heard of ppl using TC3 axles b/c they have more threads, I cannot confirm that tho...
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Old 02-20-2004, 06:52 AM
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Originally posted by hobbipro
I'm new to the losi xxx-s, so far love the car, But hate the wheel hexes comming off when the tire is taken off. I've breifely read something about AE ones being used. My question is since they are thicker not much threads will stick out of the wheel. Is there another mod I'm missing to get more threads? I found some clamping type on integy web sight if they will work.
I had AE axles on my XXXSGP and since they were longer than the losi axles I could thread the nuts on all the way and not have to worry about losing a nut and I also used the stock AE wheel hex and it never came off in the wheels.
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Old 02-20-2004, 09:07 AM
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when over limiting on the short shocks in the front, should i use the .60-tho spacer like in the rear or the .30-tho??
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Originally posted by lazyboy
when over limiting on the short shocks in the front, should i use the .60-tho spacer like in the rear or the .30-tho??
It would seam that you can use whichever one you like. It will affect how far you need to screw or unscrew the shock end to get your desired droop and it may also have an affect on ride height.

On a setup from B. Flack he used .12 limiters inside the shock.

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After seeing my friend go through 2 broken screws in his chassis this week, it got me very interested in aftermarket screws for my XXX-S. Im wondering if stainless would be a good choice (www.rcscrewz.com on ebay specifically) Has anyone used them?

I know theres a post in this thread somewhere about them, but 250+ pages is alot to sift through. I apologise for the double post
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