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Old 12-17-2004, 01:31 PM   #16
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I admire losi-sw's spirit for racing. Isn't that what it used be all about. Find a car in a junk yard fix it up and race it. It seems everyone is a Michael Schumacher and they need the latest and best car.

losi-sw pm me with your address and I'll send you all the street weapon parts and rims/tires I have for free.
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Old 12-17-2004, 07:26 PM   #17
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I had this car, and I LOVED IT.

Cutting the belts in half (cut the belt down the middle to make it thiner) made a big differance in freeing up the drive train. I also remember pulling out all of the sheilds from the bearings, and spraying all the greese out.

I would imagine you could do this to IWC car, but alot people today are cutting every other tooth from the belts of there car. This might help free up the drive train even more on the car.

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Old 12-18-2004, 05:35 AM   #18
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ok then thankyou very much. As i do not know that much about those sort of things with cars....i hope as time goes on my knowledge bank will increase.


so does that mean today my car wouldnt be able to keep up?



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Old 12-18-2004, 09:06 AM   #19
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anyone?
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Old 12-18-2004, 09:51 AM   #20
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It might be difficult to keep up with that car. More rolling friction, older suspension design, and a higher center of gravity. On the plus side, the weight distribution made for a very stable car in it's offroad cousin the XX-4. My guess is that this car will probably make a good bumpy track car. Parking lot races and such. Drive it for a while and practice with it. You might be suprised!
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Old 12-18-2004, 01:06 PM   #21
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thanks Kufman....any1 else?
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Old 12-19-2004, 06:25 AM   #22
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please people your help and insight would be very beneficial for me lol!




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Old 12-19-2004, 08:28 AM   #23
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ok then thankyou very much. As i do not know that much about those sort of things with cars....i hope as time goes on my knowledge bank will increase.


so does that mean today my car wouldnt be able to keep up?



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If this is your first race (or close to it) and you are racing with other novices, you should be able to keep up and eventually stay ahead, it's all about learning to drive when you fist start racing and understangin what is meant by "slow is fast" ...once you get up to the expert classes it may be a bit harder to keep up, but depending on how good you get at driving not impossible. i.e. I bet if you gave Matt Francis that car he'd be able to kick 99.99% of everyone's arsh
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Old 12-19-2004, 09:17 AM   #24
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thanks harsh that has actually made me feel more confident in the car. you are right. it is all down to how capable your driving skills are.


what if i won a national with this car......what would all the people who spent 400 on the latest car's do?......maybe if i could afford it maybe i would be one of those people but seen as money doesnt grow on trees for my family im going to prove something with this car!!!



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When I had the car, I thought it handeld GREAT. I never had a problem with the car tweaking as much as the cars do today. I could hit a board, and the car still seemed to track straight. The arms did seem kinda fragile, but I realy didnt break a whole lot when I had the car.

I totaly agree with Harsh guy. I feel that this car could still be competative today, and with a good driver, it could still win today.
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Thanks chico.


i also felt the same way. If we gave this car to Atsushi Hara to drive he could prove bringing out TRF4 415's and all sorts as a waste of time lol!
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Old 12-20-2004, 11:18 AM   #27
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losi-sw:

The only problem I see is finding a source for extra belts. Unless someone knows about some other belts you can use, if you break a belt you are done. Otherwise, the car is fine and is a tank.
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Old 12-20-2004, 11:25 AM   #28
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yeh thats true.

Does anyone know whether Losi still produces parts for the street weapon?




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Old 12-20-2004, 11:39 AM   #29
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i had two xx4's this yr and was still able to buy plenty of parts for them including belts.

one of the xx4s was a converted SW, and i could find those belts easy too.

theres still parts out there even if they arnt in production anymore. it may take a lil work to find them, but you should be able to run that car for some time b4 you have to start gluing parts back together lol
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Old 12-20-2004, 11:43 AM   #30
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lol yeh i hope.


come on people there must be someone out there who still runs this car...............how does it do when it comes to noise? is it quiet or far from it?






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