Make your Street Weapon more lethal with new Team Losi hop-ups
TEAM LOSI HAS released some new items for the exciting Street Weapon touring car that are designed to give you more tuning flexibility than ever before. First are the computerdesigned and track-tested swaybars, part no. A-4150; price$13.95. The set includes both “light” and “heavy” precisionbent music-wire swaybars for both the front and the rear. The swaybar set also includes all necessary hardware and illustrated instructions for tuning and installation. These swaybars allow you to dial out the car’s roll characteristics in precise increments; this permits you to divert traction to the front or the rear, as necessary. Swaybars are especially useful when racing on high-bite tracks where traction rolling is a problem. Installing swaybars for these conditions will make the car more responsive and give you better control in the corners.
The second tuning accessory is the 1-degree ‘CR’ rear hub carrier, part no. A9806; price-$7.50. The Street Weapon uses the same rear hub carriers as the Double-X and Double-XT ‘CR’ off-road vehicles; this means that Street Weapon owners can take advantage of this new option. The rear hub carriers increase the toe-in at the rear wheels by a total of 2 degrees (1 degree per side). The added toe-in results in improved handling during acceleration, as well as improved straight-line stability. The 1-degree rear hub carriers are very useful when racing on slippery tracks. Adding more toe-in to the rear wheels will scrub off a little speed, but the added stability overshadows the slight top speed handicap.
Team Losi has also expanded its line of precision springs to include a full range of rates for touring cars. The new touring car springs are available in 1-pound increments, and seven rates are available; they range from the softest (7.6 White) to the firmest (14.6 Blue). Like all of Team Losi’s springs, these 1.15-inch-long, precision-wound, heat-treated springs feature ends that have been ground flat and are color-coded with vibrant powder coating.
Although the new springs are designed to fit the Street Weapon, they will also fit most of the other touring cars on the market. Part nos. are A-5117 to A5125; price*2.50.
Adding these new, optional parts to your toolbox will give you the tuning flexibility you need to race your Street Weapon touring car on a variety of track surfaces. Team Losi has many other cool new items in the works for the Street Weapon touring car, so stay tuned!
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