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Old 03-13-2007, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by rezenclowd3
To break in new diffs, tighten the diff (dont crank down though) and grab a tire and give it gas. Do that for a minute or so, then check the diff screw again, make sure to tighten it back up, but dont crank down on it. Then grab the other tire and do the same. I do this for 5-10 minutes.
Cool thanks for the info, I will give that a try the next time I rebuild my diff. When u brack in a diff do they last a lot longer? then when u do not brack them in?
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:31 PM
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The diff is going to break in no matter what you do, haha. If you do it in the pits, it won't have a chance to slip when you're running it on the track. If you build the diff brand new, throw it out on the track and run it, it will loosen up as the parts break in and seat together, and you take a chance of making the diff slip.
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:37 PM
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Aaron, are you going to be racing at Revolution Raceway this weekend?

Also, I have a xxx-nt, what setup would you recommend (for the revolution track). The truck is currenty set up identical to drake "dirt setup". Any other changes needed or run it as it is?

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Old 03-13-2007, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Aaron Waldron
The diff is going to break in no matter what you do, haha. If you do it in the pits, it won't have a chance to slip when you're running it on the track. If you build the diff brand new, throw it out on the track and run it, it will loosen up as the parts break in and seat together, and you take a chance of making the diff slip.
Oh I see...
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:04 PM
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okFAB - The only adjustment I'd try at Revelation would be going to long-arm in the rear, which can help add sidebite and tame-down some of the wheelies. Otherwise, the Drake setup is right at home on a track like that.

I'm not sure where we're racing this weekend. I leave Tuesday for Vegas, so it's going to depend on how much I want to run my cars this week.
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:02 PM
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aaron..
runaway is really scaring.. when it happen, how to recognise that it is because of:-
- servo
- reciever
- transmitter
- cristal
- low battery power
- glitching/same frequency
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There's really no special trick to diagnose radio problems. Sometimes the problems may only arise when the engine is running (usually a vibration issue, with metal-on-metal contact).

I had radio problems a few weeks ago, where the car would turn full lock to the left as soon as I hit full throttle. We switched out components one at a time until we narrowed it down to be the steering servo. Took a while to narrow it down though.

The best thing you can do, is keep your stuff in good condition, keep your battery charged, and hope for the best!
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Doesn't hurt to say a little prayer to the R/C God's everytime time you fire up that engine.
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by rezenclowd3
To break in new diffs, tighten the diff (dont crank down though) and grab a tire and give it gas. Do that for a minute or so, then check the diff screw again, make sure to tighten it back up, but dont crank down on it. Then grab the other tire and do the same. I do this for 5-10 minutes.
do it the way it says in the instruction book.....just a thought.
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Old 03-15-2007, 02:33 AM
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Don - Hahaha. No kidding.

Mabuchi - No need for the attitude. It's just a question.
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Originally Posted by Aaron Waldron
Don - Hahaha. No kidding.

Mabuchi - No need for the attitude. It's just a question.
my reply was just a joke, I'm fairly sure that's what <<< one of those indicates.
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Aaron Waldron
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The best thing you can do, is keep your stuff in good condition, keep your battery charged, and hope for the best!
And run a return spring on that thing man.....If it does happen to get away from you atleast it wont be wide open!! LOL!! I still see vets not chargin there batts... lmao!! and oh ya thanks Spectrum!!...

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A throttle return spring is extra insurance, but it's not going to save you from much. I can count on one hand the times I've seen throttle linkage pop off (if you put the return spring on the carb). If you are having frequency or component problems, a return spring won't do a darn thing. The only time a return spring will work, is when the car loses battery power, due to a bad solder joint or dead battery. Even then, many servos are hard to pull back, and a spring stiff enough to pull it back will add stress to the servo when it's working properly.

With that said, it's still a good idea.
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Point well taken.........

Hey Aaron,Does anyone make tire's for the Eight-T wheel's?
And also is there any word of Losi releasing more pattern's any time soon?

I just ordered three back up set's........Man i sure do like havin options in the tire department!! LOL!

I believe Losi is on to sumpin with this tire and wheel package

No sidewall roll over might just be a good thing


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hay aaron, when you out here, you should stop by the sin city rc track. It is like nothing you have ever driven on. Offroad track, but with the tracion of a carpet. If you do want to check it, bring some old tires, because they will go bald, and you will still have to much traction.
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