R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-03-2004, 06:43 PM   #16
Tech Fanatic
 
TeamPink91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Central FL
Posts: 767
Send a message via AIM to TeamPink91
Default

The whole one car for each class thing is cool, but I only race 19t, lol. I would also rather have a car that is sometimes a little easier to drive than being .001 seconds faster, and on this thread that sounds like the ssg. Am I right?
TeamPink91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2004, 06:46 PM   #17
Tech Fanatic
 
TeamPink91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Central FL
Posts: 767
Send a message via AIM to TeamPink91
Default

Also, just out of curiosity, are the springs from the xxx-s compatible with the ssg. Yes it sounds like something a cheap homeless guy would say, but i am just curious.
TeamPink91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2004, 06:55 PM   #18
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Dallas,Texas
Posts: 459
Default

the ssg would be the faster and the more consistant car. I am pretty sure the springs will be transferable.
mtc3od is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2004, 07:03 PM   #19
Tech Fanatic
 
TeamPink91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Central FL
Posts: 767
Send a message via AIM to TeamPink91
Default

I forgot to mention that I am racing on a smallish tight track, I wonder which one the point goes to on that one, hmmm.
TeamPink91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2004, 07:04 PM   #20
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Dallas,Texas
Posts: 459
Default

The shaft drive car.
Chris
mtc3od is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2004, 07:26 PM   #21
Tech Fanatic
 
TeamPink91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Central FL
Posts: 767
Send a message via AIM to TeamPink91
Default

fo shizzle
TeamPink91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2004, 09:08 PM   #22
Tech Elite
 
Midnight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Edmond. Oklahoma
Posts: 2,066
Trader Rating: 85 (100%+)
Default

There is a good support group for losi, and I dont think the springs are switchable from the losi to the ssg. On a small track I think your going to love the ssg. Its like having a co pilot inside your car. Its just that smooth.
__________________
RC8T; Losi 2.0B; FT T4; AKA & RB
Hoffman Photography, www.carolinasrc.com
Midnight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2004, 03:07 AM   #23
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: England (UK)
Posts: 440
Default

Get a Xray T1R, amazing car and you just build no extra filing or glueing of carbon fibre and it's super smooth and quiet

Chazz
Chazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2004, 03:33 AM   #24
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 5,310
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

The ssg has far more modern suspension allowing for better and more useful adjustment. If you must have a shaft car tho, go for the new tc4. Its the only car I have seen that compares to the adjustability that tamiyas pro cars use.
__________________
Blade: Andro Treiber H 79g AN
FH: Donic Bluefire M3 Max Blk
BH: Donic Bluefire M2 Max Red
Powered by Falco
Dragonfire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2004, 08:54 AM   #25
Tech Master
 
dontfeelcold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Where there's smoke there's a tyre
Posts: 1,721
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default

get a xray
dontfeelcold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2004, 10:34 AM   #26
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Posts: 329
Default

Springs for the two cars are not comapatable. I think it's because of their internal diameter.

One mod I have seen most of the Yok SD guys use are the longer shocks from the nitro car with the rear shock tower up front. Also I have heard if you do go with the SSG, ditch the steering setup they use in the manual and go with the CGM setup, watch out for too much flex on carpet tracks. That is why the CGM came out. Before the CGM people were using multiple upper decks just to get the car the way they wanted it. The SSG is about the most flexible chassis I have ever seen.
Xrays are nice cars no doubt, but for me, too expensive and absolutely no parts support around here. So no one drives them.
wcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2004, 11:01 AM   #27
Tech Prophet
 
Randy Caster's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Posts: 16,675
Trader Rating: 46 (100%+)
Default

Looks like not many people have driven both cars, so as one of the people that has, I can chime in here. I owned the SSG, Black Special, Rayspeed, and CGM SD's as they kept coming out. The SSG is the worst material of all of them, it's very flexible, and I had numerous problems with the material chipping, this is after I sanded and sealed the edges. The car was not consistant because it flexed so much that it would actually build tweak in the chassis. The black special was a hair better, and the rayspeed was a hair better than that, but for some reason, driving the CGM felt like 2 steps backward. If you are going to get a SD, I suggest the rayspeed conversion, with all graphite, and a double thick upper deck, it'll still have a lot of flex, but that is the best I found.

As for the losi, I have only owned the G+, threw it down on my first raceday and it was a different world. No tweak, little flex, stronger parts, and much... much easier to drive.

From someone who has tried it all, the Losi is the better car. Hands Down.
Randy Caster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2004, 03:32 PM   #28
Tech Fanatic
 
TeamPink91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Central FL
Posts: 767
Send a message via AIM to TeamPink91
Default

Has anybody else noticed this bad chassis flexing, and has it been an issue?
TeamPink91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2004, 05:51 PM   #29
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Posts: 329
Default

It has been an issue from the beginning with that car. Randy can attest to it. And reading the Yok thread as consistantly as I was, so can many others. The SSG stuff seems to have better luck overseas than in the US. Beyond looking good, the SSG is about as useless a material that there is. This is why people have had to use multiple upper decks on the cars. The SSG material also tweaks very easily. If I remember right, it's basically graphite sandwiched between tin or aluminum. Which is great when you want to put tweak into the chassis, but it's not good when it comes to wrecks. Some people are so adept at chassis tuning that they can use tweak successfully. Most racers don't bother with it. They can use the suspension and roll center to do the same thing.
wcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2004, 06:19 PM   #30
Tech Fanatic
 
TeamPink91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Central FL
Posts: 767
Send a message via AIM to TeamPink91
Default

Does the rayspeed graphite conversion change this?
TeamPink91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FT - Yokomo MR4BX for LOSI 8 duckman996 R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 16 08-01-2007 09:46 PM
losi yokomo hpi garage sale tmaxx R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 0 08-08-2004 06:20 PM
Yokomo Mr4-BC Special and Losi XXX-4 dylanj R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 1 02-09-2004 08:15 PM
Help me out: Yokomo SD Black or Losi XXXS G+ gporta77 Electric On-Road 11 09-30-2003 11:06 AM
F/S Losi XXX-S and Yokomo MR-4 TC Special TC racer R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 8 11-03-2002 05:02 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 09:58 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net