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Old 04-01-2020, 04:22 PM
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Hello everyone. Tonight starts my journey on a refurbishing of an original team losi lst roller I purchased from eBay a couple weeks ago. Thanks to the member snowman and his own personal lst journey, Iíve received a ton of helpful tips and hints to get started and things I will need to do to get it in running condition. Here are a few pictures




The truck is in very good (stock and cleanish) condition but will require some attention. New engine mount screws, testing of all the servos which did come with the truck(nice plus), cleaning a section of gunk out of the fuel tank bottom nipple area, installation of flywheel, clutchbell, clutch, etc onto undecided engine, and fixing of the right front shock(binds up bad halfway through the stroke). The differentials, axles, wheel bearings, and transmission seem to roll and spin flawlessly. Diffs are smooth as butter to be honest and while I havenít opened up the transmission, it seems like it will be perfect as well and I believe I have the forward/reverse transmissions The tires, while okay, are as squishy as can be and I assume should upgrade to a 17mm hex conversion and get some modern tires and wheels eventually. The originals will be fine in the mean time I think. Engine choices are down to the stock dynamite .28 out of my losi 8ight t rtr and FINALLY throwing my never ran reds r5r into that, or maybe getting a nova 28-8 pullstart engine or some kind of Lrp,SH,etc decent engine just to get going. Iím probably leaning towards throwing the dynamite engine in to get it going while I learn about the truck. Anyway, first thing is first and tonight Iím gonna get my old spektrum dx2e controller and sr310 receiver semi installed to test out the servos. Iím hoping that by just plugging in a dynamite 5 cell directly into the receiver( have to bypass stock switch switch since it does not have a jr style connection) I can get them to work. Couple questions, do I have to rebind the spektrum setup since I uninstalled it from my truggy while back? Or is it good to go still. Also, would I Plug the battery into the bind port, or would I plug it in aux 1 on the receiver?looking forward to keeping you guys updated, showing pictures and learning all I can, and asking lots and lots of questions to all you fine folks on rc tech. Thanks guys
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Great to see you started a thread!! love these trucks and would love to see more and more come out of hibernation!
you do have the Forward/reverse transmission, yours also has the Hi/Lo gears as well. (round knob, you spin about 90 degrees iirc).
17mm hex conversion, i am also in that pickle, i have read that T-maxx 17mm hex conversion work on these, and because i know the Pro-Line 23mm hexes advertise they fit MGT, T-Maxx, and LST1, i would think they will work.
ultimately i want to convert mine to LST2 a-arms, C-Hubs, and axles, then find 17mm hexes that would be intended for the LST2 to work.
battery plug port, either will work, my DX2E came with a RX that only had 3 ports total (CH1, CH2, Bind), so i had to use battery on Ch1 or CH2 and bind plug into bind port for binding.
the RX/TX should still be bound regardless of removal from the truck (when you take the power away from an electric and or nitro, they stay bound still.)
you will have to adjust trims and end points though.
engine choices, ive always wanted to try a Dynamite Big Red, and a Novarossi 28-8, if i had the cash would start with the Nova as i have never owned one before, but if i was pressed for cash would do the Big Red.(i eventually want to get my hands on both)
one of your first upgrades i am going to recommend is to get aluminum diff cases, with the power to the wheels, and the aggressiveness of the brakes (by the way the brakes will grab hard enough to front flip the truck on flat ground if your wheels can grip).
my front diff case cracked at the input pinion after a hard braking misadventure.




definitely looking forward to your progress and experiences with the truck!
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Great to see you started a thread!! love these trucks and would love to see more and more come out of hibernation!
you do have the Forward/reverse transmission, yours also has the Hi/Lo gears as well. (round knob, you spin about 90 degrees iirc).
17mm hex conversion, i am also in that pickle, i have read that T-maxx 17mm hex conversion work on these, and because i know the Pro-Line 23mm hexes advertise they fit MGT, T-Maxx, and LST1, i would think they will work.
ultimately i want to convert mine to LST2 a-arms, C-Hubs, and axles, then find 17mm hexes that would be intended for the LST2 to work.
battery plug port, either will work, my DX2E came with a RX that only had 3 ports total (CH1, CH2, Bind), so i had to use battery on Ch1 or CH2 and bind plug into bind port for binding.
the RX/TX should still be bound regardless of removal from the truck (when you take the power away from an electric and or nitro, they stay bound still.)
you will have to adjust trims and end points though.
engine choices, ive always wanted to try a Dynamite Big Red, and a Novarossi 28-8, if i had the cash would start with the Nova as i have never owned one before, but if i was pressed for cash would do the Big Red.(i eventually want to get my hands on both)
one of your first upgrades i am going to recommend is to get aluminum diff cases, with the power to the wheels, and the aggressiveness of the brakes (by the way the brakes will grab hard enough to front flip the truck on flat ground if your wheels can grip).
my front diff case cracked at the input pinion after a hard braking misadventure.




definitely looking forward to your progress and experiences with the truck!
Good news buddy, both steering servos and throttle servo work! I did not test the forward/reverse shifting servo but i guess I can plug that in to either steering or throttle and check that too. But I assume itís good as well. Steering servos sounded like they might be fighting each other a tiny bit, a little noisy just sitting there but they really worked great and turned the tires quite well. Didnít really set anything up but the test went well and Iím super psyched the servos worked at all haha. I will definitely be upgrading in the future though. Thanks for the information about the hexes, Iím glad I didnít order any 17mm LST2 hex coversions. Iíve seen a million conversions for the LST2 on eBay but I was getting the impression that they would Not work for the lst1 because of the smaller axles I assume. Good call on the diff cups, glad it already came with the front one at least though and the stock plastic rear one spins perfect. Now I guess Iím gonna have to order a Futaba receiver to use my 3pv radio with it, because the spektrum radio is only 2 channel and I canít shift between forward or reverse. I could just lock it in forward though because I really donít care about reverse at all. Iíll ask about locking the servo in place with some line or something when the time comes. Time to get the old gunky fuel out of the bottom of the tank hopefully tomorrow.
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You can get a FOC for the truck (what I did) right around 35$, and comes with a TiNi gear.
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You can get a FOC for the truck (what I did) right around 35$, and comes with a TiNi gear.
https://www.amazon.com/Team-Losi-For.../dp/B000BOJ830
awesome thanks brother Iíve been eyeballing that too. And to think I went into this trying to spend as little as possible lol
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Removing the reverse also drops a lot of rotating mass and overall weight of the truck
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I have a stock Dynamite Mach 427 Big Block Nitro Engine W Spin Start Extra Shafts & Tuned Pipe. Let me know. Everything except the air filter.
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Removing the reverse also drops a lot of rotating mass and overall weight of the truck
i bet it does. I remember doing a FOC on my old revo 2.5r and it really woke that truck up
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I have a stock Dynamite Mach 427 Big Block Nitro Engine W Spin Start Extra Shafts & Tuned Pipe. Let me know. Everything except the air filter.
thanks for the offer bud. I already have a tuned pipe and Iím probably just gonna put a stock. Dynamite .28 out of a losi truggy, or I might step up to the Novarossi 28-8. Thank you anyway for the offer I hope you can get it sold
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Scores me this super clean never ran Lst2 body for a pretty good price
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Scores me this super clean never ran Lst2 body for a pretty good price
Looks awesome! I was gonna wait to post but I just ordered a brand new, never ran original lst body earlier this week. Should be here this week and Iíll be sure to post more. I ordered about 2 Ben franklins worth of parts this week. Whoops. Canít wait to get everything! Dang that LST2 body is nice
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Alrighty everyone well I got a little something in the mail today... a brand new, unopened original lst body sealed in the package.







I just applied the headlights, taillights, front gill, and lower ďair intakesĒ so far but I think it looks sharp. I test fitted it but unfortunately it doesnít quite line up. I have new body mounts in the mail, but my front shock tower seems like it may be bent, if thatís even possible. I might just have to widen the pre drilled holes a bit. Itís not off too bad. Either way I scored an unused, 15 ish year old body and I am thrilled! Have a good night everyone
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Nice , looks good . I had the same issue with mine , I think youíre right about the tower my front shock tower was slightly bent . I just installed new post and I think I made my holes a tad bigger .
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Nice , looks good . I had the same issue with mine , I think youíre right about the tower my front shock tower was slightly bent . I just installed new post and I think I made my holes a tad bigger .
Nice biglor, glad to know that fixed your problem. Iím gonna have to get a cheap drill and some bits to rectify the situation.
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body is going to look great on there man!
always loved the stock body, never was able to get one myself, what direction are the holes needing to go to line up btw?
cant wait to see assembled pics!!!
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