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Old 05-13-2005, 04:16 PM   #5176
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Todd, is it really necessary to tap the spots where the locating pins go.....will it really break your driver if you don't do that?
It is a good idea to tap any hole in parts made out of the Losi graphite composite. It will give the hole better threads, meaning you're less likely to strip out the hole, or the head of the screw, or your hex driver (if you use cheapys). If you don't have a real tap, just use the silver self-tapping screw Losi includes in the kit. I've had 3 Losi kits so far, and it seems to be a step worth taking. Good luck!
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Old 05-13-2005, 04:25 PM   #5177
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Todd, is it really necessary to tap the spots where the locating pins go.....will it really break your driver if you don't do that?
You may not break your driver, but you'll definitely risk breaking the locating pin or striping the hex.

I don't know why people feel the need to tap it with an actual tap though. All I did was pre-thread the holes with the included gold screw, just like the manual says, and that was all it took.
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Old 05-13-2005, 05:02 PM   #5178
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When will the front one way be ready for the car?
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Old 05-13-2005, 05:05 PM   #5179
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Some of us use a tap because we can

Plus I prefer to use a tap. It doesn't load up on the cut material as quickly which helps it cut eaiser.

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Old 05-13-2005, 07:38 PM   #5180
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wow they are nice. Can someone post instructions on out to build them or can you download the manuel from Losi? Thanks

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Old 05-13-2005, 07:43 PM   #5181
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locating pins? why and are you supposed to screw them all the way down the pivot blocks so the ends sticks out the bottom??? thanks
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Old 05-13-2005, 07:51 PM   #5182
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Darkseid
[B]You may not break your driver, but you'll definitely risk breaking the locating pin or striping the hex.

I don't know why people feel the need to tap it with an actual tap though. All I did was pre-thread the holes with the included gold screw, just like the manual says, and that was all it took.

And some of us have had a tap in the tool box since 1992! LOL I started using the tap back when a bunch of us all started using aluminum screws n our buggy's. Plus Darkseid, I will be using my tap tonight while I'm making my BK brakets.

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locating pins? why and are you supposed to screw them all the way down the pivot blocks so the ends sticks out the bottom??? thanks
Once the tip sticks out it will line up in a hole on the chassis to help " locate" the block.

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Anyone have any wiring pics of their car using a ko vfs-2000 esc?
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thanks pookyt. thats what i thought. i need one....i split one using my tool. it just busted as i was threading it in!
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thanks pookyt. thats what i thought. i need one....i split one using my tool. it just busted as i was threading it in!
Be carefull if its a new tap. i recently bought a new one and was shocked at how much better it cut the threads. But, in some cases you do not want to have well cut or loose threads. On my blocks I simply started the holes and went about half way through from both sides. It fits snug but not tight. Good Luck.

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I am getting a new Team Losi JRX-S in about a week and was wondering what everyone thinks is the top 3 things I should know about this kit when building it. I guess I want to know the top 3 building tips for the JRX-S......any responses would be very helpful
Definitely follow Steps 1-9 sequence in installing the center drive shaft in the chassis. They are indicated in that sequence in the assembly instruction in the manual. I missed them on the first go-a-round.
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So, when I walk into Home Depo, what tap do I need to buy for the locating pins?
It is a 4-40 tap however the car comes with a gold tapping screw that is used for this. It will save ya a few $$.
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When will the front one way be ready for the car?
They should be shipping in one week.
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So they are going to be alloy? Wow thought that was just going to be for your test units!

Any idea how much those anodized puppies will cost us? I've been impressed with the low cost of parts for the Losi, I hope you guys continue to impress by having the new tray be affoardable.

Oh, and thanks for the quick answer.
They will be machined aluminum that is anodized black. They should be about $20-$25.
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