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    One thing you might also check is the control arm...

    One thing you might also check is the control arm pins. Pull them out and clean them up and also run a pipe cleaner through the bulkheads where the pins go through. I haven't had my 4x4 long but I...
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    Traxxas' 2.4 ghz future

    I've been wondering if anyone knew what the future is of the old 2.4 TQ 2 system. Is it to be discontinued and replaced by the 2.4 Link system, or is the AM TQ2 system looking to be replaced by the...
  3. Captain has the answer on paint. Shoot for a...

    Captain has the answer on paint. Shoot for a room that's around 70 degrees F, make sure your paint and body are that temp, and do many thin coats. Leave yourself plenty of time between coats. I've...
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    You know I kept a hold of the WP xl5 from my...

    You know I kept a hold of the WP xl5 from my Slash when I got a brushless setup. Bought an AX10 to compliment my Slash and for a noncompetitive esc just for backyard crawling... combine that with a...
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    Did this to my Epics (first run set when they...

    Did this to my Epics (first run set when they came out initially) and haven't had a problem since. Skate park tested as well.
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    I'm gonna say probably something nitro, 1/8 or...

    I'm gonna say probably something nitro, 1/8 or 1/5th.
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    They won't hold. Doesn't matter what tire you...

    They won't hold. Doesn't matter what tire you use. Stop by your local auto parts store or Wal Mart, and pick up a tube of permatex part number 66B, clear RTV. Run a bead of that along the teeth of...
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    If wheelies are your big game... the stocks tires...

    If wheelies are your big game... the stocks tires slip, and won't grip. Swap those gladiators on the Slash... should see some wheelie action then.
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    VXL motors do not have the warranty that their...

    VXL motors do not have the warranty that their speed controllers, Tx/Rx, and servos do. 30 days is all you've got. How do you know it's going bad?
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    Yes they are. One of the best products they...

    Yes they are. One of the best products they make. Only reason my Slashs body has lasted a year.
  11. ...and over time you'll find that those...

    ...and over time you'll find that those tolerances will get larger with more use. I found, in my experience, that the mounting points on aluminum parts will 'egg out' over time. I had some aluminum...
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    I have the long and xxl, respectively, TiN...

    I have the long and xxl, respectively, TiN hardened shock shafts in my standard ultra shocks and they work great. (I am, BTW, referring to big bore shock shafts in ultra shocks.) Probably won't be...
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    To use the RPM rear skid, yes you will need the...

    To use the RPM rear skid, yes you will need the RPM rear bumper mount. You might be able to modify the RPM skid... the front you don't need anything special. I had to modify the lip on my front...
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    Geolandars will work on Epics, one problem...

    Geolandars will work on Epics, one problem though... stop by an autoparts store and get a tube of clear RTV silicone, Permatex part number 66B. Run some on the teeth of the bealock rings. I also ran...
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    You don't happen to have aluminum Traxxas...

    You don't happen to have aluminum Traxxas bellcranks do you? Just got my RPM skids on mine and have some binding on the lip of the skid. Had a little with the stockers but not this bad.

    The RPM...
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    Also, check and make sure the transaxle output...

    Also, check and make sure the transaxle output yoke isn't rubbing the sealed part as well. I've noticed with mine if I don't adjust it just right it can rub.
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    I guess I should say It's already been converted...

    I guess I should say It's already been converted over to electric and all, just looking for advice on what was once a rustler's powertrain. I'm gonna stick with a single battery. If anyone knows of...
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    Single Velineon setup

    I've got what once was an old 2.5 Tmaxx that I've since stripped (took out the gear selector servo, dropped 4 shocks) and put a single velineon in it. I'm only running a single battery... six/seven...
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    If you get aluminum caster blocks, I recommend...

    If you get aluminum caster blocks, I recommend getting the Traxxas ones. That way you can use the stock threaded kingpins rather than having to go with the nasty e clips pins which I believe is part...
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    STRC caster blocks egged out?

    Anyone have a problem with STRC (or aluminum in general) caster blocks getting egged out at the bottom pins that holds them to the control arm? Mine have gotten quite bad and they're only a couple...
  21. I bought a set of those wheels and put Geolandars...

    I bought a set of those wheels and put Geolandars on them and couldn't get through a nimh pack with a brushed motor without them coming out. What I did was run a little clear automotive silicone (or...
  22. Whats your drag brake set at on your controller? ...

    Whats your drag brake set at on your controller? For normal bashing stay under 20%...

    I used to have 2 sidewinder setups... now I have 2 Velineon setups. They're great (my preference)... 2 cell...
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    If you have an XL5 or vxl car, don't get the RPM...

    If you have an XL5 or vxl car, don't get the RPM esc mount. It actually doesn't bridge the gap for the wiring that was built into the chassis for the old MSC, making the chassis more flexible. Just...
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    If you start looking for a receiver box, I bought...

    If you start looking for a receiver box, I bought one on ebay last week. The one for the pede and rusty are the same, the pede has a new esc mount that mount mounts the receiver as well. Pretty...
  25. I have Geolandars on my Epics... they wouldn't...

    I have Geolandars on my Epics... they wouldn't hold for 1 pack... got some clear automotive silicone and put some on the spikes that hold the bead in... haven't had any problems... yet...
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