hey all!!! i am new to this whole thing.. i had only heard of traxxas due to the fact that they are supposed to be visiting my deployed location to do a demo for the troops and let us drive the cars.. and i am to construct a track for them. after searching the main site i came across the traxxas ken block car and i was like MUST ******* HAVE!!!!!!!! so no my issue is every time i search the site i don't find the right out of the box ready to play.. i am trying to find it and buy it. i have been following ken block for a little while now and saw his gymkhana videos countless times. i gotta get this RC car.. someone give me a hand in navigating and finding the correct link that won't send me to a, "cannot find request" page.. the link i always run into always sends me to the buytraxxas page and it ens up saying cant find request or something like that
Before you buy it. Pay $9.99 to become a member. And you can then get FREE shipping AND $50 off. So its a goood deal. No upgrades are nessesary out of the box...these rallys ARE DURABLE like crazy
[QUOTE=_jono_;4720113]No upgrades are nessesary out of the box...these rallys ARE DURABLE like crazy[/QUOTE]
I would say get some rpm knuckles right away. The stock knuckles are not the best quality and they are the first thing I broke. If you are deployed I am guessing it will take you a while to get parts and this way you won't be left high and dry.
I would also get another set of tires with a little more traction so you can do more with the car.
And lastly get an extra battery and a better charger. You can get a peak charger cheap and they make a world of difference.
Those are the first things I would get
Right...your right. i do have rpm on mine. but they only really go bad after running grippy tires and flipping around
+1 on RPM... the standard Traxxas hubs work well for a little while, but much bonking or any grit will wear them so they're loose pretty quickly, then your handling goes south. When that happens, have a set of RPM's handy and you're good to go.
You will need a tiny 0.050" hex wrench to install the RPMs, tho. Kinda lame they don't include one... I picked up a [URL="http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread.php?8905058-Back-up-Tools-Needed&p=4715970&viewfull=1#post4715970"]nice hex combo driver[/URL] - with this one tool you can pretty much do an entire tear-down. Most chassis screws are 2mm, but the one motor-mount screw is 2.5mm.
Also +1 on 2nd battery and charger. For NiMh, Duratrax is "just as good as anything" I've been told - Tower has a good deal on them. A proper peak charger ([URL="http://www.duratrax.com/caraccys/onyx-index.html"]Duratrax Onyx series[/URL]) will keep you running. Can't speak to LiPo other than it's sci-fi stuff that runs fast and likes to explode. I haven't gotten there yet but I bought an Onyx 230 charger so I'm ready.
thanks i'll keep those in mind guys.. now if i can just figure out why it's not finding the prebuilt car so i can add it to my cart when i click the links.. all i ever get is a no results found or just the generic parts list for the car
[QUOTE=prototyp;4720512] You will need a tiny 0.050" hex wrench to install the RPMs, tho. Kinda lame they don't include one... I picked up a [URL="http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread.php?8905058-Back-up-Tools-Needed&p=4715970&viewfull=1#post4715970"]nice hex combo driver[/URL] - with this one tool you can pretty much do an entire tear-down. Most chassis screws are 2mm, but the one motor-mount screw is 2.5mm.[/QUOTE]
good catch, yeah I hate how small that little hex is, but they are still the best knuckles.
thanks for the link i shall look into it. i gotta wait til i get to work to do it though.. to many hackers can get into my stuff using the free wifihere at my deployed location.
Well you should give them a call and order through them
lol maybe we will see about that