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    Having a bearing failure from time to time is...

    Having a bearing failure from time to time is normal, but not repeatedly the same one. It sounds like something is binding or misaligned, causing friction and overheating of the bearing.
    Have you...
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    ^Same here! Seeing an animal suffer breaks my...

    ^Same here!
    Seeing an animal suffer breaks my heart. Hope your cat will be OK soon!

    I haven't had the time to run my P4de lately, because I have to finish a small project on my house before...
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    Cool ride, my friend! ^_^ But no wonder you...

    Cool ride, my friend! ^_^
    But no wonder you have back problems if you spend an hour and a half in that ride every day... :wacko:

    I'm a little rusty on the Wrangler line-up, but that's the TJ...
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    I've always wanted a Jeep Cherokee XJ with the...

    I've always wanted a Jeep Cherokee XJ with the 4.0 litre straight-six, but with petrol costing $10 per US gallon here in Norway ($2.72 per litre), I'll just keep on dreaming... :(
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    Glad to hear this. :thumbup: Wrenching is a...

    Glad to hear this. :thumbup:
    Wrenching is a vital part of this hobby, and for a lot of us it's more than half the fun.
    Best advice is to take your time, use the exploded views and parts list, and...
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    ^Good advice! The plastic bearing adapter is one...

    ^Good advice!
    The plastic bearing adapter is one of the (relatively few) real weak spots on the Stampede 4x4 VXL (together with the plastic shock caps and the plastic driveshafts, and maybe also...
  7. Thread: Spur gear play

    by Viking
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    You are correct in assuming that the forward and...

    You are correct in assuming that the forward and back play will increase as the slipper pads wear. With new pads my assembly has 1.5mm play.
    If you have a lot of play, I guess you could try a...
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    I still think that body is waaay too pretty for...

    I still think that body is waaay too pretty for bashing, but great pictures! :thumbup:
    The shoo-goo and drywall tape reinforcement would have kept the body in one peace longer... (but it will make...
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    When you have your button working properly again,...

    When you have your button working properly again, buy a shock bladder and super glue it over the button. This will prevent dirt and moisture getting into the button. Just be careful not to get...
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    Generally, STRC has high quality parts. Their...

    Generally, STRC has high quality parts. Their shock towers are, however, not as strong as the Traxxas alu shock towers.
    I have the STRC aluminium steering bellcrank/servo saver, and it's a great...
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    Hope you feel better soon, buddy! I too prefer...

    Hope you feel better soon, buddy!

    I too prefer a plastic spur gear. It better to have a cheap weak spot in the driveline than to damage more expensive parts if something gets jammed.
  12. Nice upgrades - love those T-Bone bumpers! ...

    Nice upgrades - love those T-Bone bumpers! Thanks for sharing. :thumbup:
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    You are a perfect 1/10 scale then, Peter! :p

    You are a perfect 1/10 scale then, Peter! :p
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    Ouch! I've only had one herniated disc, and that...

    Ouch! I've only had one herniated disc, and that was painful enough. Now I understand what you meant when you said you feel older despite being 5 years younger than me.
    I had to quit working as a...
  15. Thread: MIP question

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    I just checked the MIP webpage, and to me it...

    I just checked the MIP webpage, and to me it sounds like you have installed them the way MIP recommends. However, my X-Duty's didn't come with the thin spacer on the inside of the inner bearing -...
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    A 4-pole motor has significantly more torque than...

    A 4-pole motor has significantly more torque than a 2-pole, and will in most cases run a little cooler aswell.

    If you compare a standard Slash 4x4 with a Slash 4x4 Ultimate, you'll get an idea...
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    Nice to see more grown-ups here! :wacko: Yours...

    Nice to see more grown-ups here! :wacko:
    Yours truly is 6-5, but built like a straw (only 240lbs. :eek:).
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    True! But it does require an additional module...

    True! But it does require an additional module and sensors, and in stock form there's no difference in functions from the previous version. But as always, I may be misinformed... ;)
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    A new 4-pole system is in my book a pretty decent...

    A new 4-pole system is in my book a pretty decent update, but other than that you are correct. Nothing else have changed.
    I wish Traxxas would launch a Stampede 4x4 VXL Ultimate...
  20. A little flex when taking off is normal. The...

    A little flex when taking off is normal. The bigger tires compared to a Slash 4x4 means better traction and more stress on the A-arms, bearings and carriers. However, check for excessive slop in...
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    I have one layer of Gorilla tape in my Trenchers,...

    I have one layer of Gorilla tape in my Trenchers, but I only run 2s. It has held up just fine for a year now.
    Just remember that Gorilla tape is quite heavy, and when overlapping the ends you may...
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    Little boys and dirt - an unbeatable...

    Little boys and dirt - an unbeatable combination... :lol:
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    Traxxas has just updated the Stampede 4x4 VXL...

    Traxxas has just updated the Stampede 4x4 VXL with a new 4-pole Velineon system. The upgraded model is #67086 (the old one is #6708). A lot of shops still have the old model in stock, however.
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    I've never had problems with Traxxas or G-made...

    I've never had problems with Traxxas or G-made pinions.
  25. I hereby declare you, Steve, to be the Traxxas...

    I hereby declare you, Steve, to be the Traxxas Father of the Month, and your daughter to be the Traxxas Cutie of the Month! :thumbup:
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