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Old 10-04-2007, 06:09 AM
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Old 10-19-2007, 12:46 PM
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hi there,

how competitive do you think a losi xxxs g+ could be with the current crop of tourers out there.

I race at club level, indoors on carpet running vtec 27's. 19 turn class.

I have always thought that ability as a driver comes first however, I keep wondering if there is improvement to be had by running a well set up newer car (say corally rdx or xray t2 as examples) against a well set up xxxs?

be interested in your ideas
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In my honest opinion. I think if the car is setup properly, you can compete with that car against anyone. A lot of the improvements in the new touring cars have a lot to do with weight savings, more tuning options and easiness to work on. I think the XXX's has enough adjustability and tuning options that you can setup that car to run on any surface and compete on any surface. If you want to continue to run that car just do it, the reason you win or lose is mostly based on your skill as a driver. If you're to the point were you are competing to win every week or race at national events and feel like one of the new group of cars will give you that very tiny edge it might give you then do it, otherwise I'd just keep running that car.
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:50 PM
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I still race my XXX-S G+ head to head with "modern" cars at the local club's parking lot races. X-Ray's, Yokomo, etc.. If I drive well I enough, I still win my share of A-Mains...

The car is actually better for parking lot racing than some of the newer designs, as it seems to handle the bumps better or something.
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:47 AM
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Question on gearing if you dont mind?

THis week I will be running on a very tight and short slippy floor indoor track. The club run stock motors and minipin tyres.

I run an 88 tooth spur gear and I was wondering what pinion to use with the stock motor (A Matrix V10 and cells are gp3300's) Being as the track is very short and twisty I was thinking about something like at 18 pinion? Any advice would be most welcome....
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:57 PM
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Losidan,

try gearing it so you top out just after the back straight. Make sure though you are losing too much torque in the corners. I don't know how big your track is but that's how I'd do it.
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:39 PM
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Does anybody make a lower shock tower for xxx-s
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:31 AM
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Losidan,
I had a XXX-S +G now I run an X-ray T2'007. In my opinion the Losi can be very fast in the hands of the right driver. I wasn't that driver. One small mistake and your race is over. The biggest difference I see is in the durability of the platform and parts in assembly. I see guys at our place hit the wall and if they were driving the XXX-S +G and had that kind of hit the car would have been a pile of dust. If you're not a pro get a more durable platform and you'll spend more time driving. That said I have now run faster laps with my Xray than I did with my Losi. Good luck.
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Old 10-26-2007, 02:09 PM
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Last September the stock class in the big end of the season race here in Colorado was won by a 50 year old guy in an XXX-S G+ with standard diffs and no real aftermarket parts at least 25 of the 40 other entries were driving newer cars.
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:45 PM
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Good day gentlemen.
I am still running this "caveman" car and need a good aggressive setup for it.
I run on a tight fairly small 80x50 track with a pile 180 degree turns usually .
19 turn is my choice .
Does anyone have a favorite setup?
Ive been running a combination of paul lemieuxs and david spashetts setup but am looking for something geared towards the less powerful motors.
Anyone?
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Old 12-25-2007, 09:59 AM
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hey guys, any hints and tips on shock oil and spring color to use for racing on carpet, semi tight course. thanks
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Old 12-25-2007, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by idrum2loud View Post
hey guys, any hints and tips on shock oil and spring color to use for racing on carpet, semi tight course. thanks
http://www.losi.com/Products/Support...rodId=LOSA0251
That ought to do ya.
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Old 12-25-2007, 04:28 PM
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So where do you find these different spring colors or weights. I know losi has some on there site, but none of the ones that are on the tech. sheets iam looking at. thanks
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:35 AM
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Hello again,

I have read a few times about cutting every other tooth off the belt as a performance enhancer on the xxxs.

Before I start butchering my belt, does it really make a noticeable difference in performance?

I even saw one thread where one guy had cut two off then left one, then cut two off..you get the drift.

So, is it worth me getting my knife out and giving myself cramp in my hands cutting every other tooth off? I race indoors on carpet on a short track in 19 turn

Thanks Ahead
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:17 AM
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i did that on my xxxs and my tc5. but DO NOT USE A KNIFE!!! It will cramp your hand up bad. i learned the hard way lol. i use toe nail clippers jsut put it on and clip and your good to go
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