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Old 02-21-2004, 06:18 AM
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I have used the rcscrewz.com set on 2 of my 3 XXX-S cars. Their package provides a complete set with EVERY screw you need... Even has the little 2-56 and the droop screws. A great value.
nice. that helps make this descision alot easier
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Old 02-21-2004, 06:43 AM
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Originally posted by XXX-S Bill
Today, I received a new Losi Black Belt kit for my XXX-S from RC Tech in Daly City.

Was impressed that they got one to me first. Lawrence and Terrance of RC Tech rock!
what did the production black belt kits include? i got some of the early production versions from the snowbirds that included everything needed in one package but i heard they are selling the pulley and belt seperate now. any truth to this?
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Old 02-21-2004, 06:50 AM
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My local hobby shop received some yesterday.They include the
belt-bracket-pulley-bearings-bolts and bushing.
And installation instructions.
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Originally posted by spaz456
what did the production black belt kits include? i got some of the early production versions from the snowbirds that included everything needed in one package but i heard they are selling the pulley and belt seperate now. any truth to this?
LOSA3280 is a kit. Includes the longer H.D. black belt, longer arm, pulley wheel, 2 flanged ball bearings (not bushing as indicated above), screw, washer and instructions.

They do have the parts described under separate item numbers too; but, don't think they are available that way yet. You need the whole kit anyway.
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Old 02-21-2004, 07:50 AM
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gearless, it's my humble opinion to start with the firmer spring and go softer if you have to. My motto is run the stiffest spring you can get away with. The reason is that the harder spring you run the more corner speed you will carry through the turns.

The way I tell if my spring is too hard? If I know I've got the best tire/insert combo on the car for that particular track, yet the car wants to break loose too easily then I'll soften the springs up a little. I like to change the entire set of springs front and rear because if you soften the front only you'll lose steering, if you soften only the rear you will increase steering. Changing all 4 springs leaves the balance of the car the same.

Sometimes I will soften the springs if it seems to be overreactive in the turns (twitchy), or if the track is a rougher surface, but more times than not I have blue/blue or green/green on the car at all times. Anyway, everyone has a different take on it so give it a try and see what you think.

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Here are the details from the Instruction Sheet for "Team Losi's new and improved Long Belt Conversion for the XXX-S cars..."

2 ea. 5mm x 8mm flanged bearings (LOSA6920)
1 ea. 19mm H.D Idler Pulley (LOSA3282)
1 ea. Idler Pulley Shaft (LOSA3283)
1 ea. H.D. Belt Tensioner Arm (LOSA3283)
1 ea. 4-40 x 5/16" Button Head Screw (LOSA6245)
2 ea. 1/4" x .020 Washers (LOSA6350)
1 ea. Black Belt (part # not shown on instructions sheet)

The parts with the same numbers come bundled.

The Tensioner Arm now has a hole instead of being slotted so you don't have to say #?!#&*?!! every time it drops into the tunnel. That alone is worth the money...

It's raining here...No racing at Stockton today...Should have plenty of time to install it.

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Old 02-21-2004, 09:13 AM
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Horizon still doesnt have these yet. im getting antsy
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Old 02-21-2004, 09:32 AM
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Horizon still doesnt have these yet. im getting antsy
Apparently, the belts are out there. Start checking with local shops to see if they ordered any for stock.

Speedworld in Roseville would be my first thought because Billy is soooooooo Losi oriented.
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Old 02-21-2004, 10:22 AM
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Are people cutting off every other tooth on the new belt too?
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Old 02-21-2004, 10:30 AM
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From what I have seen and heard the New Black belt is the same as the Yellow Belt except it is longer and a different color. The Prototype belts that they were running down at the Birds were a little more elastic...

Of my 3 firends that have the new belt...they cut every other tooth off the belt.
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Glad to see everyone stoked about the new belt/pulley...I cut the teeth off of my belt...it is the same material as the yellow belt, but slightly longer. It is actually about the same length as the XXX-4 belt.

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Old 02-21-2004, 03:21 PM
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What are the benefits of cutting every other tooth on the belt?


Thanks
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Old 02-21-2004, 07:19 PM
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so, what is the best screw set for the losi out there, i desided to not buy a xxx, and spend all the money on my xxx-s, good idea .
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Lunsford titanium is the best if yer willing to spend the $80+ bucks.

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Old 02-21-2004, 07:32 PM
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hahhahha, lol, just for the screws??? i was thinking about the rcscrewz, or is there another company, what is the best metal? I know Ti is , but it's really expensive.
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