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Old 09-29-2008, 04:29 PM
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Default losi mini rock crawler adding weight?

i added weight to the front rims on the inside (1.5 ounces each wheel)and (0.5 ounces) under the front servo just wondering if i should add weight to the back wheels of the rig?
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:48 PM
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Try about 3/4 oz on each rear wheel.
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:44 PM
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Default RE: losi mini rock crawler adding weight?

i spend most of my time going up so i try to keep more weight up front... so i would agree with dez

whats the total weight of the truck in running condition?... (with batteries)
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:16 PM
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Adding correct wheel weight made the most notable difference in crawling of anything I'd done so far, including articulation/shock adjustment. I completely recommend 4 weights per front wheel, evenly spaced, and two per wheel in the rear. I also drilled body post holes 1/2 inch higher than the stocks and set the body down lower. Changed stock chock oil to 30 weight, half full. To combat articulation binding of the new lower front end body, I simply cut off the entire hood portion and used power-velcro (10x stronger than fabric vel cro) to hold it onto the battery which obviously gets moved to the front servo. So there is a slight gap between the hood and the body now when at rest, but they still line up. During articulation, the whole hood now just moves in relation to the battery, I still think it looks okay and I didn't want to try trimming the hood any more because I thought it would look dumb. These were just my ideas but I wouldn't change em, and I'm doing them to my new red one
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I switched to hard anodized aluminum gears in the tranny and the Losi metal replacement lockers in the axles. Running 3oz's. per tire/wheel up front and 2oz's per tire/wheel in the rear.
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Old 11-27-2008, 09:28 PM
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Guy looking to buy losi mini crawler is this a good staaarter crawler?
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:20 PM
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Yes it is.
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I put three ounces in the front tires and left the rears alone, seems to work great
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