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Old 06-11-2005, 09:37 AM   #5926
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P-Dub, so how much of a factor were those P Dub bumpers at the Reedy in your Invitational 11th place finish ahead of some of the best in the world? .

Btw, need any bodies painted?lmk,......ttyl, Jim
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Old 06-11-2005, 05:02 PM   #5927
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airbear87123- What kind of racing do you do? Ceramics are very expensive and won't last forever. I think you might be better off spending your money elsewhere- tires, brushes, spare parts, etc.[/QUOTE]

I mainly just do club racing but am looking to attend some bigger events in the future. It sounds as if ceramic bearings are very pricey and don't provide very noticeable results. Thanks for your input!
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Old 06-11-2005, 05:50 PM   #5928
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Thanks for the setup... used it for the first time today, it really was enjoyable to drive. Thank-you....

Do you have anymore tucked away worth sharing... I promise I won't tell anyone where I got it from
I too agree with 2bad. However, I was wondering what can be done to this setup to increase on power steering without having to sacrifice rear end traction. (running on asphalt with sorex rubbers 32R with B inserts). Any help or advice would be appreciated.
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Old 06-11-2005, 05:50 PM   #5929
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I don't think $15.00 for twelve ceramic 3/32 diff balls is to bad.

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Diff balls in carbide are good, for about $10-11. For ceramic bearings, expect to pay $120-150+, depending on your supplier.

One bump of the pipe and any benefit is gone, since it is such a slight improvement........I prefer to leave the crazy expensive stuff to the world and national level guys. For the rest of us, it's more about how many mistakes you make, then how much money you spent, the money only makes you feel like you swung the odds your way, but it rarely actually pays off.......for a bowling trophy......, Jim
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Ya totaly agree. Thats almost how I see it. Bearings can be expensive on what kind you get. I have only redone my diffs. once and i spent over $100 just buying new bearings and diff balls. If you keep them in good shape and cleaned and oiled often you will be fine with whatever bearigns you get. How i see it is; If i beat guys that have spent twice as much money on the hobby as i have I say i did good. I laugh when that happens
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Old 06-12-2005, 01:18 AM   #5932
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Has anyone had a problem with ball cups popping off? Tonight was terrible, car was ultra fast but tap a board and off would pop a ball cup. It was ridiculous tonight.

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Has anyone had a problem with ball cups popping off? Tonight was terrible, car was ultra fast but tap a board and off would pop a ball cup. It was ridiculous tonight.

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Has anyone had a problem with ball cups popping off? Tonight was terrible, car was ultra fast but tap a board and off would pop a ball cup. It was ridiculous tonight.

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Was it on the steering linkages? If so, what about installing a servo saver. Might soak up the occasional impact and keep them on. If not, then see above for Pook's reply (that man never sleeps, ).

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I had huge problems with my JRX-S with steering linkages, was terrible. I'd only need a tap from a competitor or to glance a board and they'd pop off. I replaced them with blue RPM ones that look very nice and are super tight. I used a scalpel to shorten them too.
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Was it on the steering linkages? If so, what about installing a servo saver. Might soak up the occasional impact and keep them on. If not, then see above for Pook's reply (that man never sleeps, ).
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I am going to be getting a JRX-S very soon and was looking to use Todd Hodge's setup on around page 172 of this thread. I run on a very technical, medium-bite asphalt track and was wondering what rubber tires you guys would recommend. Also, we only race stock motors, if that changes the tire choice. We just moved from an indoor track using foam tires, so I don't know much about rubber tires. Thanks!
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Mine were bad (visually obvious) and Todd Hodge of Losi already gave me replacements. If your rear hubs are not right, contact Team Losi. Otherwise, per the posts on this forum, the actual number of people with the "0 deg" rear hub issue seem to be fairly limited.

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Well I finally got a new set of wheels mounted up, and its pretty obvious now that my rear hubs are pretty far off.(amazing that the car handles so well with this being like that)

So now, how do I go about contacting Losi. I looked for their info in the manual and on the back cover(where I usually find company's info) but didn't see anything.

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It will be availible in 2 Weeks!!!!! It will be worth the wait!!!! Be Patient!!!!LMAO
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Now thats just wrong man!

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