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Forum: General Race Chat 02-01-2021
Replies: 10
Views: 854
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I would concur - I’ve run standup and layback on...

I would concur - I’ve run standup and layback on wet/greasy Astro and layback is definitely cornering faster (holding more speed). Standup can give the impression of more grip but I found it more...
Forum: Mardave 07-11-2020
Replies: 385
Views: 57,927
Posted By /tobys
Agree, looks expensive when you can spend a...

Agree, looks expensive when you can spend a further £50 and get a B6.2 or Cougar LD...
Forum: Vintage RC 28-06-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By /tobys
I've got some setup sheets from back in the day...

I've got some setup sheets from back in the day somewhere...I'll try and find them. Should be fine for most Astro tracks.

Not sure how the relate to modern electrics/tyres but could be a good...
Forum: A1 Racing Club 15-06-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 680
Posted By /tobys
All sorted :thumbsup:

All sorted :thumbsup:
Forum: A1 Racing Club 15-06-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 680
Posted By /tobys
Membership and non-FB contact method

I joined over the weekend but other than a PayPal receipt, no other confirmation.

Also seems there is no way to contact you unless you have Facebook?

Hopefully an A1 committee member sees this...
Forum: General Race Chat 22-05-2020
Replies: 45
Views: 4,209
Posted By /tobys
Agreed - I would have thought the suspension...

Agreed - I would have thought the suspension geometry is very similar and the B4 gearbox innards are robust (just no decent gear diff). I would think a B4.2 Or rear motored B5 would be very...
Forum: General Race Chat 19-05-2020
Replies: 45
Views: 4,209
Posted By /tobys
Would love to get a rear motor buggy again; ran...

Would love to get a rear motor buggy again; ran the XX for years back in the day and on my return (10 yr lay-off) a used B4 and loved it. Availability is tricky though (Iíve been looking, admittedly...
Forum: 1/10th OFF ROAD 09-03-2020
Replies: 20
Views: 3,470
Posted By /tobys
Iíve always worked on the basis that the...

Iíve always worked on the basis that the suggested gearing on US brand buggies assumes high profile dirt tyres, so you can probably add a couple of pinions to the recommended at least.
Forum: 1/10th OFF ROAD 25-01-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 1,045
Posted By /tobys
What foam inserts are people running in Pyramid Z4ís on Astro?

Picked some of these up to try vs the usual suspects. They came without foams...

Any thoughts or comments on best way to proceed?

Iíve got some closed cell inserts which feel quite good inside...
Forum: General Race Chat 13-04-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By /tobys
Have you looked on petitrc for x6 setups? The car...

Have you looked on petitrc for x6 setups? The car should handle ok for a club driver, yes probably won’t be as quick as the latest generation 2wd but shouldn’t be undriveable. .

Spares are going...
Forum: Bingham Model Raceway 21-03-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1,150
Posted By /tobys
If 2wd yes, 4wd some run Wide Cut Staggers,...

If 2wd yes, 4wd some run Wide Cut Staggers, others run the 4wd front equivalent of their rear tyre.
Forum: Mid EAST 08-12-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 893
Posted By /tobys
Is there an agenda, list of proposals, etc? ...

Is there an agenda, list of proposals, etc?

Thanks.
Forum: Team Losi Racing 06-09-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,206
Posted By /tobys
I find that there is more pendulum effect when I...

I find that there is more pendulum effect when I run shocks on the rear. Typically, I prefer shocks on the front but it is a personal thing. Youíll probably need to reduce the droop too as the shocks...
Forum: 1/10th OFF ROAD 06-12-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,684
Posted By /tobys
The combination of high grip and high power means...

The combination of high grip and high power means that ball diffs tend to go crunchy very quickly. So gear diffs tend to last longer between rebuild and easier to set consistently.

Plus gear...
Forum: Team Losi Racing 08-11-2017
Replies: 138
Views: 17,135
Posted By /tobys
3000wt is a good starting point for carpet.

3000wt is a good starting point for carpet.
Forum: 1/10th OFF ROAD 28-10-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,474
Posted By /tobys
On dry, clean, fairly short pile, I found them...

On dry, clean, fairly short pile, I found them pretty good. At least as good as the darts I was running. Further testing is definitely on the cards.

I’ve not run them enough to comment on wear...
Forum: Team Losi Racing 16-10-2017
Replies: 138
Views: 17,135
Posted By /tobys
Xpert full size servos fit fine. And of course,...

Xpert full size servos fit fine. And of course, Spektrum do too!
Forum: Team Losi Racing 23-09-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,754
Posted By /tobys
Hi Phill I have the plastic kit idler and no...

Hi Phill

I have the plastic kit idler and no issues so far.

Cheers
Toby
Forum: Team Losi Racing 09-09-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,539
Posted By /tobys
http://www.exotekracing.com/22-4-2-0-front-pivot-m...

http://www.exotekracing.com/22-4-2-0-front-pivot-mount-7075-black/
Forum: Team Losi Racing 03-09-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,454
Posted By /tobys
In low grip/damp astro conditions of earlier this...

In low grip/damp astro conditions of earlier this year, I ran the following main differences to the setup you posted:

AE White Spring Front
2 x 1.7mm pistons
37.5wt oil
30K Front Diff Oil
Same...
Forum: Team Losi Racing 30-08-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By /tobys
Also take a look on that site for...

Also take a look on that site for flattening/removing tweak from the rear shock tower. It's a pretty good resource and well maintained :thumbsup:
Forum: Team Losi Racing 30-08-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By /tobys
Just seen this which details the operation but...

Just seen this which details the operation but removing material from the caster block, as per your earlier link.

http://losiracing.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/tlr-22-4-20-front-spindle-height.html?m=1
Forum: Team Losi Racing 29-08-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By /tobys
yes i guess that would do the same. here's...

yes i guess that would do the same.

here's what I've done.
Forum: Team Losi Racing 28-08-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By /tobys
Its done by taking 2mm from the bottom of the...

Its done by taking 2mm from the bottom of the steering knuckle. You can do it with the plastic ones but I have snapped one so have done the same trick with the alloy knuckles. It can be done with a...
Forum: Team Losi Racing 11-08-2017
Replies: 138
Views: 17,135
Posted By /tobys
Hi mate if you are at the Bingham regional...

Hi mate

if you are at the Bingham regional next week, pop over for a chat about the car, things we've learnt so far etc. My personal recommendation would be to build with lay down, high diff, for...
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