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    Camoslash, I take no exception with your...

    Camoslash, I take no exception with your comments, I just have a different point of view. I do already have a Slash 4x4. As I said, I am dreaming about it, and may eventually bite the bullet and...
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    The adjustable shock towers are not available for...

    The adjustable shock towers are not available for the AE or Losi or other brand. As I understand it, they are not actually available even for the Slash 4x4 yet. But when they are, they are intended...
  3. Refer to the Steve Slauden Setup "sticky" at the...

    Refer to the Steve Slauden Setup "sticky" at the top os this forumn. Lots of good info. Enjoy...
  4. Define "decent." A 2s lipo of the same or...

    Define "decent."

    A 2s lipo of the same or higher mah and the same or higher discharge rating will yield better performance. This is due primarily to the discharge curve of a lipo battery. ...
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    How long These components should last really...

    How long These components should last really isn't the issue. The tolerances on the items we're discussing very greatly. Measure the thread diameter of several screws that are supposed to be the...
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    I can think of two possibilities. Either the new...

    I can think of two possibilities. Either the new bearing is inferior or worn or more likely, you may have deformed or slightly melted the diff case at the output shaft bearing housing. When...
  7. Thread: Tire questions

    by sapperc
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    SC tires that will grip and last awhile on a dirt...

    SC tires that will grip and last awhile on a dirt track...not likely. Softer is usually better for grip in the conditions you describe. Firmer tires last longer but won't have the grip. I like...
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    Is the play rotational, up and down, in and out,...

    Is the play rotational, up and down, in and out, or a combination? Or is the play actually in a component of the pictured CVD? Does the bearing press in tightly without play? Any associated...
  9. Weight, balance, rotating mass, ease of use,...

    Weight, balance, rotating mass, ease of use, separation: You will get lots of opinions.

    I have used the Pro-Line Beadloc wheels for practice and even for racing without issue. As long as you...
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    Or you can replace it with a new rotor.

    Or you can replace it with a new rotor.
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    Do not enclose your ESC in another case. It will...

    Do not enclose your ESC in another case. It will overheat. To waterproof an MMM I would take it apart and cover it in epoxy. It's not the case you need to seal, but the electronics. Or get an ESC...
  12. Wildman is right. The bearings are press fitted....

    Wildman is right. The bearings are press fitted. Don't be afraid to carefully tap them out and press the new ones in.
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    Try replacing the lock nut that secures the motor...

    Try replacing the lock nut that secures the motor mount adjustment screw. The center is nylon will give out after repeated use. If locktite won't hold your pinion gear grub screw, either its...
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    A new mount with a larger bearing may or may not...

    A new mount with a larger bearing may or may not fix your problem. Depends on why the bearing is seizing.

    In my case I get a lot of loose, blowing sand and grit. Its tough on all the bearings...
  15. Wow! You want to run your truck while it is...

    Wow! You want to run your truck while it is already broken? Can you hear yourself?

    You realize that running in sand is tough on your Slash. Disabling the front drive means you will put even...
  16. Thread: Wheels/Tires

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    Stampede wheels and tires will fit, if you really...

    Stampede wheels and tires will fit, if you really want to do that. Stock gearing should be fine for general bashing.

    Check out the exploded views online to see what parts the 2 models have in...
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    There is nothing particularly wrong with the...

    There is nothing particularly wrong with the stock Traxxas shocks. But if you really want threaded shocks, Hot Racing makes a set of shocks for the SC10 that are the least expensive upgrade shocks...
  18. Thread: esc help

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    Here's a few things you can try to futher...

    Here's a few things you can try to futher troubleshoot your problem. If you are using lipos with removable bullet connectors it is possible that your connectors are loose. That would account for an...
  19. Thread: Lipo question

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    Gens Ace makes good batteries at a price that is...

    Gens Ace makes good batteries at a price that is hard to beat, but they do not ever come with a Traxxas connector even if you request them. At least mine did not and I've got 6 so far.

    Using a...
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    No battery made today will stand up the general...

    No battery made today will stand up the general abuse of the RC community. Probably never will. As batteries get better, we'll find more ways to abuse them.

    The useful life of any battery is...
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    Check out the RC Short Course Forumn. Lots of...

    Check out the RC Short Course Forumn. Lots of good info if you are willing to sort through the various threads. Here's a link: http://www.rcshortcourse.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=12

    Good luck...
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    Romain, the Outlaw is a not the best lcg design. ...

    Romain, the Outlaw is a not the best lcg design. It really only lowers the battery. For a better LCG chassis design, the best choices are the Rustler/Bandit chassis with the STRC conversion kit or...
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    Sounds like you have several issues that are not...

    Sounds like you have several issues that are not necessarily directly related, but perhaps have comounded to make troubleshooting and repair difficult.

    Often when you get an odd response or no...
  24. Thread: Tools

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    Losi makes good quality hobby-size tools. They...

    Losi makes good quality hobby-size tools. They are not the most expensive, and they are certainly not the least expensive either. I use mine literally daily and and very satisfied. Like the other...
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    Both the RCE and the SSC chassis look very...

    Both the RCE and the SSC chassis look very promising performance wise. Either one would benefit from those RCE adjustable shock mounts. With the mounts, that's $250 for the RCE or $230 for the SSC...
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