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Losi XX Modern Racer build

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I'm planning this to be my last XX build. It will be a very clean racer with modern electronics. No blue bits. All silver and black.

I'm using the L length chassis, which is longer than the regular buggy length. I did this on one of my other XX builds, and I really like it. It should put the wheelbase close to that of a current 22 5.0.

I'm using Rusti Designs towers. The shocks will be XXX units. All Trinity parts used will be stripped and polished.
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Re: Losi XX WOIN Racer build

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I cannot wait to see how this turns out. I have seen some of your other projects and they were Outstanding!

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Re: Losi XX WOIN Racer build

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Toyotachris1982 wrote: Wed Mar 23, 2022 9:18 pm I cannot wait to see how this turns out. I have seen some of your other projects and they were Outstanding!
Totally agree the build threads and photography are always awesome

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Re: Losi XX WOIN Racer build

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I wished I could find all the trinity parts you come up with. If you have any extras for vintage losi please let me know

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Re: Losi XX WOIN Racer build

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Nothing better than a brand new Graphite chassis. I love the look of the graphite pattern.
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Re: Losi XX WOIN Racer build

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I can't wait to see this thing finished!
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Re: Losi XX WOIN Racer build

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No Blue??

I swear I here Eiffel 65 every time I watch one of your builds :lol:
JK, I'm sure it will be another great build

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Re: Losi XX WOIN Racer build

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Lavigna wrote: Wed Mar 23, 2022 7:40 pm I'm planning this to be my last XX build. It will be a very clean racer with modern electronics. No blue bits. All silver and black.
"Racer" huh? Are we to believe you will drive this one? :lol:

Even if you don't, you won't catch hell from me, I build trucks with the intention to drive them all the time, then they sit pretty on the shelf. :wink: Looking forward to progress!

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Re: Losi XX WOIN Racer build

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mikesofunny wrote: Sat Mar 26, 2022 7:21 pm "Racer" huh? Are we to believe you will drive this one? :lol:

Even if you don't, you won't catch hell from me, I build trucks with the intention to drive them all the time, then they sit pretty on the shelf. :wink: Looking forward to progress!
At this point, I don't even lie to myself anymore.

I like building and repairing stuff. Out of my 28 cars, maybe 2 or 3 actually get run. And those, are rare as well.
Always looking for new and interesting ways to waste money.

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Re: Losi XX WOIN Racer build

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mikesofunny wrote: Sat Mar 26, 2022 7:21 pm
Lavigna wrote: Wed Mar 23, 2022 7:40 pm I'm planning this to be my last XX build. It will be a very clean racer with modern electronics. No blue bits. All silver and black.
"Racer" huh? Are we to believe you will drive this one? :lol:

Even if you don't, you won't catch hell from me, I build trucks with the intention to drive them all the time, then they sit pretty on the shelf. :wink: Looking forward to progress!
Lol. Yeah, I am much more interested in building than actually driving. However, my biggest obstacle is there are no tracks anywhere near me. I would love to have a local track and race scene. I do plan to make it to VONATS some year, but traveling from California is a big ask.

In the mean time, all my "racers" will sit patiently on the shelf. 😁

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Re: Losi XX WOIN Racer build

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It was difficult taking the dremel to this brand new chassis. I cut the 2 sides of the middle channel so the battery can sit flat. I also cut a steering servo lead pass through hole. It's difficult cutting the lip cleanly by hand, but I'm pretty happy with the results. The battery covers it regardless.

It was also difficult cutting the ears off this pretty Spektrum servo, but necessary for this chassis.
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Re: Losi XX WOIN Racer build

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I also used a dremel to cut this servo/esc lead channel in the center of the tunnel. What a pain to do by hand!

I'm a big fan of the MIP steering kit for the XX series. It's a huge improvement over the stock setup. After some tinkering and adjusting, this steering is perfectly smooth and slop free
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Re: Losi XX WOIN Racer build

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MIP Steering :shock:

How did you find it? I would love that setup for my runner!!!

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Re: Losi XX WOIN Racer build

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Cplus wrote: Mon Mar 28, 2022 8:15 am MIP Steering :shock:

How did you find it? I would love that setup for my runner!!!
I got this MIP steering from a parts XX buggy I bought awhile back. The MIP steering has become quite difficult or expensive to find.

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Re: Losi XX WOIN Racer build

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Front end is coming together. Titanium hinge pins and hardware is being used throughout. Rusti tower and Jammin front brace.
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