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  1. Thread: Motor question.

    by Tim M
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    I prefer a OEM replacement...my Velineon locked...

    I prefer a OEM replacement...my Velineon locked up and they said send it back...with the ESC. I got both replaced for free plus shipping (it back).

    That and the plug and play is a winner. It has...
  2. I thought the $10 rate was expensive, but would...

    I thought the $10 rate was expensive, but would try it once to see how the track was. Only the second track I've been on so didn't know any different.

    We drove 2 hours round trip to this city...
  3. Track Visit: Great Fun with New Big Bores and Race Tires

    Son and I took our VXL Slashes to local track (Bartow, FL) and tried out our new Santa Claus delivered Big Bore shocks.

    The suspension seemed to be softer, absorbing much of the smaller issues...
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    Broke your chassis twice? Ouch. I've got a 3S...

    Broke your chassis twice? Ouch.

    I've got a 3S and VXL...only damage from the extra power is a melted clutch bearing support-my fault to run it too loose causing it excess heat.

    It has run the...
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    I did see a couple previously on Ebay...not for...

    I did see a couple previously on Ebay...not for the current $50 though...I paid a slight premium for one of them.

    Orange wheels I could do without. :-)
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    Robby Gordon Body Available...

    http://buy.traxxas.com/product_info.php?products_id=9843&osCsid=0rki1r8u573kotp3h8ug4h7gs1

    I had posted an inquiry about where to get an orange Robby Gordon body...it was backordered everywhere.
    ...
  7. Thread: What to upgrade?

    by Tim M
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    LIPO's: the extra bit of care they need are...

    LIPO's: the extra bit of care they need are worth it. The chargers one should use have failsafe to avoid overcharging (also equipped with balancing). The Slash has a low voltage cut off so you...
  8. Thread: What to upgrade?

    by Tim M
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    patthehat033: You nay have answered your own...

    patthehat033: You nay have answered your own question...if you aren't running a 3S LIPO, then that should be your first 'upgrade.'

    I ran the NIMH for some time and then tried the 3S...30%...
  9. Thread: What to upgrade?

    by Tim M
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    I made an attempt for 60 mph configuration-3S and...

    I made an attempt for 60 mph configuration-3S and the 28 pinion. Otherwise stock...it would hit guessing 45-50 mph and flip in the air. I know a weight needs to go on the front, but it was just too...
  10. What I gather is there is really no *one* tire. ...

    What I gather is there is really no *one* tire.

    I'm trying a set of Proline Bowfighters in soft.

    Got 5 runs on a similar track (hard pack clay with dust on top)...they seemed to work...
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    Apologies...I was at an actual track in Munich...

    Apologies...I was at an actual track in Munich which is hard pack clay with dry loose dirt in many areas. I had to be very judicious with the throttle or it would just fish tail. Again, mainly from...
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    New Proline Bowfighters in soft. I noticed...

    New Proline Bowfighters in soft.

    I noticed the rears show quite a bit of wear...angled wear from all the throttle!

    It worked better than previous time using Badlands though.
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    Why is the 4X4 not good in the sand? I would...

    Why is the 4X4 not good in the sand? I would think it would be better...with appropriate tires like a 2WD?
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    I wonder if the diff would help today...I was all...

    I wonder if the diff would help today...I was all over the track on acceleration during slippery sections. I'm sure it is more due to my over eager throttle finger.

    May try the 70/30 split vs the...
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    Luckily the pinions are fairly inexpensive...I...

    Luckily the pinions are fairly inexpensive...I bought a Traxxas 19T pinion. I'm pleased with its pickup in the smaller areas that I run.

    FYI: get a proper 1/16 wrench to remove and install the...
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    I ran the stock gearing (23/86) with the original...

    I ran the stock gearing (23/86) with the original battery and a 9.6 volt. Most of the time is was too hot to touch, but didn't stop. I added a 2S and then 3S. The 3S would thermally shut it down...
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    Those are works of art! I will have to give...

    Those are works of art!

    I will have to give that some thought...again the failure was owner/tuner so not sure if I *need* the upgrade.

    :-)

    Thanks
  18. Thread: hot!!!!!!!!

    by Tim M
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    Was it the motor that failed or was something...

    Was it the motor that failed or was something else causing it? ie...excess drag from incorrect gear mesh or an internal trans issue?

    A brushless would not fix that although, I can't say enough...
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    Melted Gearbox...

    Well, my move up to LIPO did result in breakage... :-) Likely my fault though!

    The area between the clutch and the internal gearbox metal gear melted.

    My guess it was the slipper clutch set...
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    I've been using Tower Hobbies. ...

    I've been using Tower Hobbies.

    www.towerhobbies.com

    Try some different searches...quite a bit is available-note original tires are also available in a 'soft' compound.
  21. Thread: Best charger?

    by Tim M
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    I've been using a Duratrax 235 for both Nimh and...

    I've been using a Duratrax 235 for both Nimh and LIPO 2 and 3 cells.

    Works as advertised.

    Good Luck.
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    Offset. If you look even more carefully, you...

    Offset. If you look even more carefully, you will note the hub mounting is different between the front and rear 2WD wheels. Only a few millimeters...

    The 4WD uses same wheels front and rear...
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  23. Thread: Gone LIPO!

    by Tim M
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    Got a change to take it to a short grass...

    Got a change to take it to a short grass field...geared down to 19T/86T and Badland tires.

    2S ran for 24 mins with a few wheelies...great speed.

    3S ran for 20 mins with nearly wheelie on...
  24. Paper is suggested in the Traxxas instructions. ...

    Paper is suggested in the Traxxas instructions.

    Worked for my gear change recently.
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    I was planning on getting the brushed version of...

    I was planning on getting the brushed version of the Slash for my son and I (2 trucks)...after reading these challenges folks were having, I decided it was worth the extra funds even for my 7 year...
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