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Gotta be starting something...... (JRX-2)

Post by LosiXXkid » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:55 pm

So, to start with, we have one nearly new JRX-2 chassis...... :D

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Re: Gotta be starting something......

Post by lavigna » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:30 pm

Dooo eeeet.....

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Post by LosiXXkid » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:46 am

lavigna wrote:
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:30 pm
Dooo eeeet.....
That is the plan but nothing's happening until these arrive....

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Post by matt1ptkn » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:47 pm

Did you get the towers yet??? :D
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Post by LosiXXkid » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:47 pm

matt1ptkn wrote:
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:47 pm
Did you get the towers yet??? :D
No, not yet......still waiting. :(
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Post by LosiXXkid » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:22 pm

LosiXXkid wrote:
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matt1ptkn wrote:
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:47 pm
Did you get the towers yet??? :D
No, not yet......still waiting. :(
And just when I wasn't expecting them to arrive, they turned up! The quality is excellent, and in 3mm CF they are exceptionally stiff, so I'm Very happy indeed. Add to that, they look very nice too... :D

If Todd ends up doing the original JRX-2 chassis, it'll be worth every single dollar! 8)
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Re: Gotta be starting something...... (JRX-2)

Post by LosiXXkid » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:44 pm

A little progress this evening....

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Re: Gotta be starting something...... (JRX-2)

Post by LosiXXkid » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:48 pm

Made a little more progress this evening....
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Check out the tyre clearance using the XXX BK offset axles and two shock spacers.

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Post by sixdub » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:06 pm

Very nice! 8)

What wheels are you running on the rear?
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Post by LosiXXkid » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:31 pm

sixdub wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:06 pm
Very nice! 8)

What wheels are you running on the rear?
Thanks! :D

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Re: Gotta be starting something...... (JRX-2)

Post by ToddFalkowski » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:00 am

Looks great!!! Well done!
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Re: Gotta be starting something...... (JRX-2)

Post by lavigna » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:14 am

Very nice and clean.

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Re: Gotta be starting something...... (JRX-2)

Post by LosiXXkid » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:20 pm

Thank you for the positive feedback. :D

I've decided to make a few changes in that the wild red steering arms and the antenna mount will be replaced by black versions although the red springs might stay. I have the later style battery cup which needs fitting and then maybe some electrics but I'm really not sure which way to go. Novak maybe???

It's also getting close to that time where I'm going to need to get a repro body for it and paint it up.......my least favourite bit.......and always has been...... :lol:

Since this isn't going to be runner, I might replace the Hydra-Drive unit that's currently fitted to it and replace the extended top shaft with the standard primary gear shaft so that I can use the non-Hydra RPM gear cover that I've got.

I also need to fit the front camber and steering links to stop the front wheels from being all floppy!
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Re: Gotta be starting something...... (JRX-2)

Post by RCveteran » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:31 pm

Very sharp, I've built a lot of custom X2's. My favorite was the modern racer I built that ended up with someone else here eventually and he won't sell it back to me :( . Early Losi is fun to swap together a lot of different configurations. Nice build you have going.

I dug up the old thread, may be something useful in it for you or not. I did get this car on track a couple times before I got rid of it just in some practice sessions. It was pretty solid and with a little more tuning it could have been World Champion.

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Re: Gotta be starting something...... (JRX-2)

Post by matt1ptkn » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:32 pm

LosiXXkid wrote:
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:20 pm

It's also getting close to that time where I'm going to need to get a repro body for it and paint it up.......my least favourite bit.......and always has been...... :lol:
X2. I'd love to find a source for rere vintage painted bodies at a reasonable cost. I'd probably end up spending an unreasonable amount of money with said source. :lol:
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