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Old 05-07-2005, 10:09 AM   #4966
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Moral of that story is I believe my eye is pretty accurate. Double checked tonight with an RPM camber gauge (with the car standing vertically on the rear of th chassis) and I had 2.5 degrees toe in on the left rear and one and a quarter degree in on the right. After about a half hour of careful reaming of the rear hubs I'm now at 2 degrees in per side. ]
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I'm guessing I just got a bad set of hubs in my kit.
Per my setup station, I had 2-1/2 degrees on the left and 1 degree on the right. Just opened up a new package of 0 degree rear hubs and changed them. Both sides are now 2 degrees. Yep, it was the hubs.

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Gearhead, Most of the rumors i've heard have come from people who don't presently, or maybe even never have run a losi car.

I think 2 cars at the worlds in the A, in it's first major event is pretty decent. 4 cars in the main at the carpet nats is decent(I think that was the one with 4 cars?). The car has also done well against some of the best at California outdoor tracks...........Not to mention all of the Losi team drivers, except Todd are mostly off-road drivers in thier 30's. The recent trend for success is 17-25 in age and on-road almost exclusively. Losi needs some fresh on-road experts, imo. But, not too worry, once they win a couple races(and they will) it will be because they buy the best drivers, LOL.

I think alot of racers look at the short arms and "assume" they know so much that it wouldn't work well at producing grip. Yet my car is plush on every surface it's been on so far, with excellent grip.

With so many competitive cars, no particular car stands out, except the Tamiya 415, which is the latest car to copy, since it has won 3 or 4 major events(no credit to Marc?). But the JRX-S is also up there among the best. I'm not sure how long the 415 was out before it became known as competitive? I'm pretty sure the platform they use for the 415 has been around a while..............Give the new car some time........Jim
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...in thier 30's. The recent trend for success is 17-25 in age and on-road almost exclusively. Losi needs some fresh on-road experts, imo.........Jim
Blasphemy! Team Losi are "kids"...to me (being an old dude).

And kids couldn't have developed this car...Took the experience of GL, TH, MF and BK.

OK, maybe a PookyT gets the nod...Good posts for sure!
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JRX-S bill, your absolutely right! Expert engineers with alot of experience is key.......then "kids" to drive them and win, which proves the design!

Your not alone on the "old guy" thing, haha........Since i've been racing for about 20 years or more, I was racing before most of the current champions were born.............You'd think i'd be faster, LOL. Wait until those guys get a mortgage and family, bwahahaha(I love that excuse).......Jim
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Old 05-07-2005, 10:52 AM   #4970
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Born in 1963...You be "baby" kiddo.

In 63, I was a fully sponsored slot car racer...When there were over 100 tracks in the SF Bay Area.

This is my "retirement" hobby...
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so has any one fixed the front arm breakage problem yet?
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so has any one fixed the front arm breakage problem yet?
Yeah i quit hitting things......
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I knew some one was going to say that!!! but i guss theres the solution
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Old 05-07-2005, 01:05 PM   #4974
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Born in 1963...You be "baby" kiddo.

In 63, I was a fully sponsored slot car racer...When there were over 100 tracks in the SF Bay Area.

This is my "retirement" hobby...
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for the front arm breaking, the solution is a rubberneck bumper..

when I was at the roar carpet nationals I broke a couple of arms and then I put a rubberneck bumper and since that day I never broked anything on the car.

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Old 05-07-2005, 01:17 PM   #4976
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I can see why...the way they have dominated the bigger races... lol j/k guys..
Get out a here Gary!!!! Ya sneaky Sucker!!!

P.S. If we want to talk Big Race results anyway we had better talk about the Japanese and Europeans kicking our butt and not chassis choice! Peace Out !!!

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Old 05-07-2005, 01:22 PM   #4977
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Blasphemy! Team Losi are "kids"...to me (being an old dude).

And kids couldn't have developed this car...Took the experience of GL, TH, MF and BK.

OK, maybe a PookyT gets the nod...Good posts for sure!
Thank You Bill!! Ya old Fart!! LMAO

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Hello,

I need another servo horn, for my airtronics 94360Z servo.

I want it to fit in the TC3 and the JRX-S.
Someone on the JRX-S board said to use airtronics #99327 arm, which is:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...=LXTT14&P=7

So is this OK for the JRX-S? Does anyone happen to know if it would hit the chassis for the TC3?

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so has any one fixed the front arm breakage problem yet?
I broke one last Sunday with the Rubberneck bumper BUT, it was due to hitting one of those metal "S" hooks on the rubber straps we use to hold the PVC together!! OUCH!!!!! I had a spare so all was well. As for the Rubberneck bumper, I hit many things last weekend as well and no damage to report. I even went about 3 -4 foot in the air-flat spin-full gaynor in pike position!!! Crowd loved it! I received a 9.4 for my composite score on the dive.

P.S. THE CAR IS FREAKING AWESOME !!!! We just need some more set-up time to dial these puppy's in to our liking!

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Andrew your snowbirds set up has been added to the JRXS.COM
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Rob- I would say, stand the front shocks up 1, go to a 50lb front spring, and mabey a 20lb rear spring. Lemme know how it works.
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