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The Official Losi Desert Truck Thread!

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Old 03-31-2008, 02:15 AM
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I'm wondering why Towerhobbies doesn't stock any Losi items? This Desert Truck could have been a good buy if only Tower had stocks for it.
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:20 AM
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I'm wondering why Towerhobbies doesn't stock any Losi items? This Desert Truck could have been a good buy if only Tower had stocks for it.
Losi is exclusive with Horizon Hobby, so the pricing wouldn't really be comparable to the other tower stuff even if they did carry it. Remember when A123 cells went exclusive with Horizon, suddenly all their pricing went up +20%
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:20 PM
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anyone have a release date???
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:52 PM
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I wonder how strong the front bumper and the roll cage are?
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:01 AM
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I wonder how strong the front bumper and the roll cage are?
Seriosly thinking about going brushless with this one!
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:09 AM
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It looks wild, they dont need the Speed-t let traxxas run with there BS speed claims, and Losi stick to making Legit fast strong racing machines!
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:06 AM
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I MUST have one when they come out.........

*looks at R/C want list* WAAAAAAAAAA![sm=crying.gif] I'm adding ANOTHER one to my already to big list (it only 5 pages long..... in a word document)
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:29 AM
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im thinking abot getting one and going brushless but a cheap brushless system. which would you guys reccomend. traxxas brushless or losi brushless??
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:12 PM
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It looks wild, they dont need the Speed-t let traxxas run with there BS speed claims, and Losi stick to making Legit fast strong racing machines!
BS speed claims!? Traxxas says 70+ and the Rustler will hit it. The speed-t says 65+ and I'm sure it can hit that, too. I wouldn't call the Traxxas speed claims, "bs"...

The truck looks very nice. Should have come with an xcelorin, but brushed is good, too.
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Old 04-03-2008, 05:38 AM
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I wonder how it would handle brushless?
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:03 PM
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I wonder how it would handle brushless?
Probably pretty well. It looks like it has a nice setup. There is a video of one on youtube. Looks pretty sweet. If only I lived in the desert. (full time)
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:06 AM
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No they cant go 70mph or 65, go do that All day in 90+f weather geared to ****, on 3s lipo. that vxl or that losi wont be doing that for long, thats what they leave out. a couple runs yeah, but thats it
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Old 04-10-2008, 01:05 PM
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Default RE: The Official Losi Desert Truck Thread!

My LHS which carries most of the Losi lineup didn't know this was coming out. After a short search he found it and I have one on order, coming in around end of this month. This is my first electric RC truck but I currently have an eflite CX2 helicopter and I can say the 2.4g spektrum radio is great.
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:10 AM
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it should handle fine if not better!!!!!! great desert truck and with the radio ya can't go wrong!
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Old 04-11-2008, 05:44 PM
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Cool truck, I saw the vid and I swore I coulda heard a "weeee" when it jumped in the air, lol
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:32 PM
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did you guys see traxxas new truck the slash...now i want 2 new trucks
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:26 AM
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Personaly I[8D] think they should make a nitro version of this truck.
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:32 AM
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i may buy one of thease to race at my local track on wed. nights i wonder if you could use regular 2.2 wheels/tires on this. i will defenitly put a losi brushless and lipo system in it. im pretty much a hard core gas racer but this truck looks cool and like fun plus my local track isnt to far away and my gas tracks are 2 hour drives and with the stupid gas prices going up i may not pay 175.00 in gas just to race a gas car. i hope losi comes out with a clear bodyand maybey some hop ups like threaded shock bodies.
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:50 PM
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My dad is going to get one. He just thinks it looks cool and now we we be able to race each other (I have xxx t) in my back yard when I build a small track.
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Old 04-21-2008, 04:40 PM
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looks like my track is gonna let us run thease trucks with mod truck class wich is alot better than a spec class wich means its gonna get the brushless/lipo treatment. and if we have enough of thease trucks show up on a weekly basis we will get our own class
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Old 06-08-2008, 02:51 PM
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I just bought one of these a couple days ago and I love it. I bought it with the full intention of putting my recently acquired VXL system into it which I did. It was a fairly easy install. The only thing I had to "mod" was the way the motor mounted. Because of the extra long motor shaft I had to use some hollow ball connectors (see pic) as spacers. If you dont do this the pinion and motor shaft wont allow the gear cover to go on, unless you cut a round hole in it which I didnt want to do. But before I did that I tested it stock, and I must say this thing hauls for a stocker. With its stock motor and esc it was only slightly slower than it was when I put my VXL system in it. Then I put the stock motor and esc into my Tamiya Dark Impact which Im selling in the classifieds here. And it ran GREAT. Im actually in no hurry at all for it to sell because it runs so great with the Losi electronics.

My plans for my Desert truck are to test it with 7 cell 4600 mah packs that I had been using in my e maxx. See pic below for pic of the packs. And depending on what I read in this thread I may go a little higher on the pinion. Other than that I think this thing is PERFECT. I didnt think Id care too much about the front and rear lights. But now that I have them I like it. Below is a pic of mine with and without body to show the VXL installed.
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well i just bought mine today. i am plaining on putting my mamba 7700kv and losi 3 cell lipos, i say one like this yesterday and with the wheelie bar on it the whole truck will go vertical (90 degrees) just riding the bar
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:56 PM
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well i just bought mine today. i am plaining on putting my mamba 7700kv and losi 3 cell lipos, i say one like this yesterday and with the wheelie bar on it the whole truck will go vertical (90 degrees) just riding the bar
No way would I ever use a 7700kv. 4600kv would be better. I saw one of these trucks today, at the LHS. It looks pretty sweet. The aluminum shocks, along with the roll cage, and you can't go wrong with 2.4ghz...
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Man I cant wait for mine to come.

How is the stock power/speed?
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:56 PM
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heard it's about 22MPH stock.
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