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Old 09-20-2005, 03:16 PM   #7831
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On the subject of the JRXS's popularity, where I race (in Queensland, Australia) there are only two JRXS's (one of which is mine and the other is my friends') and I know it's not that popular elswhere in my country too. I have no idea why though??? The car handles fantastically, has great support from the Team Losi guys (Todd Hodge), is extremely durable, and is easy to work on. What more can you ask for???

That's my 2 cents worth.

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Old 09-20-2005, 03:56 PM   #7832
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I want to get some red wheel hexes but the ones listed for UK sales are no longer available acording to Helger. Does anyone know of an alternative?

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Old 09-20-2005, 04:44 PM   #7833
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On the subject of the JRXS's popularity, where I race (in Queensland, Australia) there are only two JRXS's (one of which is mine and the other is my friends') and I know it's not that popular elswhere in my country too. I have no idea why though??? The car handles fantastically, has great support from the Team Losi guys (Todd Hodge), is extremely durable, and is easy to work on. What more can you ask for???

That's my 2 cents worth.

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Plain and Simple, because the importer imports two big brands, Losi and Xray. They're more concerned with selling one brand than the other.
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Old 09-20-2005, 06:28 PM   #7834
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Hi Guys, I need some help regarding shock re-build. I just fixed up my car with the Numan Setup and his setup requires 2 red losi o-rings on top of the white bladder in the shocks. I do the usual procedure, fill it up with oil then take out the bubbles then put the bladder on top then the two o-rings then seal it. I notice that when I check for rebound, the shock shaft doesn't go all the way in and it gives quite a stiff feeling. Do I need to bleed out the shocks more to make the shock shaft to go all the way in? I assume that the 2 red o-rings on top of the bladder stiffens up the re-bound and prevents the shaft to go all the way in, the shocks feel stiffer than a shock with 60wt oil. Should it be this way or it needs to be bled out to soften the up and down movement? Please help. Thank you.
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Old 09-20-2005, 06:42 PM   #7835
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With 2 o-rings the shock will not compress all the way, don't worry.
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Old 09-20-2005, 06:54 PM   #7836
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With 2 o-rings the shock will not compress all the way, don't worry.
Thanks Mike, so you mean no need to bleed the shocks? The suspension feels stiffer with the setup, coz the shock shaft travel is lessened. Is this normal for this setup? Thanks.
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Old 09-20-2005, 08:26 PM   #7837
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I'm running the two O-rings on the bladder and I have been bleading my shocks so the shaft did go all the way in. Is this wrong? What do you guys think?

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Old 09-21-2005, 12:59 AM   #7838
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Shock re-building:
With this car it has always puzzled me too.

With all the old Losi shocks I way always able to bleed them till you were able to push them up and the pressure would push them down to near the middle of the shock, then pull the shaft out and the vacuum would suck them back to near the middle. This method I have been told makes the shock near to neutral so the spring is the driving force instead of the pressure in the shock.

With the JRX-S, I've found this very difficult to achieve. The best I can do is pushing the shaft all the way up and the pressure pushes it nearly all the way out, them pulling the shaft out it will only sucks back in a little.

Looks like it's a job for "Todd" to set us straight......
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Old 09-21-2005, 01:37 AM   #7839
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The vibe I get is that the car is great on smooth tracks but on our rough UK tracks its not so good.I haven't tried mine yet although its now track ready. Maybe the short arms make it skip the bumps
This thing works great on bumpy surfaces. I had my reservations due to the short arms etc. but it is awesome! I just cleaned the floor with all the x-rays of the local boys at the last two rounds held at a really nasty, bumpy,low grip, cold venue (sounds just like the U.K. )
Very stable and easy to drive fast.

And as far as I know, I am the only person in the country running one..... go figure
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Old 09-21-2005, 05:42 AM   #7840
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The JRXS is gradually catching on in the UK. I think Spash leaving hurt the sales over here bad, people saw a new concept and were scared by it, from their point of view if Spash couln't get it working how could a club racer?

Also those sponsored by Helgar (distributors of Losi in UK) tried the JRXS and some very swiftly moved over to the RDX (The other car distributed by Helgar) again a non sposored racer witnessing this would think again.

From what i have read the car requires a different approach to set up, if you have neither the time nor inclination to start from the ground up then you will not get the best and move on, this coupled with the above has seen limited success, but the car is catching on, Jon Winters won in a Stock national a couple of weeks ago (on a bumpy track) and Nathen Parker always features in the top 5 in 19t so things are looking up!!

That was a ramble...back to work

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Old 09-21-2005, 06:39 AM   #7841
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JRXS shocks are bladder shocks, so there is no need to bleed them. you want absolutly no air in them at all.
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The shocks work relly good I think. As long as there is no air. like the previous post said.
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Old 09-21-2005, 06:49 AM   #7843
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JRXS shocks are bladder shocks, so there is no need to bleed them. you want absolutly no air in them at all.
So how do you actually build them??? Could you please describe to me, as I always bleed the shock when building them. (tighten the cap a little and then push the shaft in and oil comes out where the holes in the caps are, then just tighten down all the way. making sure all of the shafts rebound all the same.

Is this wrong???
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Old 09-21-2005, 07:26 AM   #7844
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I just got my new Car Action mag. I know this is the JRXS thread, but since they are mocking the new 4wd offroad buggy after this I thought this would apply!

WTH is up with that ugly ass body that they were running? Todd help me with this one, it looked like a shoe box painted yellow! Reminded me of the mid 80's!

I like the idea of the chassis, but come on man that body is horrible! LOL

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Old 09-21-2005, 08:20 AM   #7845
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All of that coming from someone that likes SPINNERS???
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