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    I'd like to see aftermarket bulk heads too. I've...

    I'd like to see aftermarket bulk heads too. I've broken a few. I've been talking to my bff who is a composite expert...toying with making a few items out of carbon fiber. I'd love the bulk heads in...
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    Hammered the heck out of my freshly painted lid....

    Hammered the heck out of my freshly painted lid. A couple of rips and tears. Definately doing drywall tape and shoe goo on the next one.
  3. Sweet scenery indeed. Where is that?

    Sweet scenery indeed. Where is that?
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    Probably should look into the servo tape. Lol :)

    Probably should look into the servo tape. Lol :)
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    Another alternative...I filled in the holes with...

    Another alternative...I filled in the holes with good epoxy and let it cure over night. Then I drilled new holes and threaded slightly longer screws into the holes. Problemmo solved.
  6. Thread: MIP XDuty CVD

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    IF (big if) something breaks.

    IF (big if) something breaks.
  7. Thread: Jato Arm mod?

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    "let me google that for you"... cracked me up.

    "let me google that for you"... cracked me up.
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    Nice to see other alum advocates. I too went with...

    Nice to see other alum advocates. I too went with replacing busted plastics with aluminum...never looked back. Adds nice bling too ;)
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    That is strange. That is a key place to have...

    That is strange. That is a key place to have bearings.
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    Of course, follow the manufacturer's...

    Of course, follow the manufacturer's reccomendations. Battery discussion in this forum is a sensitive subject. However, I've done some research because of recent battery issues. I found a site...
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    I don't know. They appear to have the same...

    I don't know. They appear to have the same dimensions, so it would probably work. I installed my aluminum steering and castor blocks together because both stock pieces broke at the same time.
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    +1 on Mark's suggestion on the mounting...

    +1 on Mark's suggestion on the mounting screws/motor mount...if your motor is changing position, the mounting screws aren't doing their job.

    Regarding aluminum parts...I have Integy alum arms,...
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    I use Integy carriers and mounted my MIP's...

    I use Integy carriers and mounted my MIP's reversed as shown in Pede Pede's pics. I have no rubbing issues...although I was prepared to dremel them if necessary as recommended in previous posts about...
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    Yes, no matter battery size, but especially with...

    Yes, no matter battery size, but especially with 2s +. Here is why: Trenchers are a tad heavier which creates more rotating mass. "Ballooning" (increasing diameter) has similar effect of a larger...
  15. Probably depends on the surface. My p4de...

    Probably depends on the surface. My p4de wheelie'd out of the box on grass or pavement. The sandbox is a different story.

    +1 on Strykeviper's advice.

    Chaps
  16. +1 on upgrading as things break and the...

    +1 on upgrading as things break and the Trenchers. They have more mass than stock...combined with my MIP CV axles, I had to tighten my slipper clutch. I have a 5000mah 2s @30C and get about 30-40...
  17. Thread: 3S Lipo

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    I found running at those high speeds to be...

    I found running at those high speeds to be unstable unless I lowered the suspension...all the way. The speed was impressive but I don't find it very practical for bashing. I replaced my swelling 3s...
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    I bought some metric bits from my local hardware...

    I bought some metric bits from my local hardware store. I can use them in an adjustable torque cordless or a manual driver. Cost$6 and have outlasted some of the screws. If you use cordless...
  19. Thread: 3s Swelling

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    3s Swelling

    Anybody know what causes a battery to swell up? I have a Tenergy 11.1v 25c 5000mah that swells big time during a run. I stop running it as per the instructions but would like to know what is...
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    Be sure to use heavy duty velcro. Regular velcro...

    Be sure to use heavy duty velcro. Regular velcro doesn't hold very well. I still use my body post but not the pins. Have to trim the post down or use the battery posts mod so the sides of the body...
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    +1 on Moo's points. Motor heat is directly...

    +1 on Moo's points. Motor heat is directly proportional to how hard it is working. Running on surfaces other than pavement add to the work load...so does overall weight, friction in the moving...
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    The stock esc has a heatsink already. I got the...

    The stock esc has a heatsink already. I got the Traxxas fan...clips on easy and plugs right in to the connection on the esc. $22 at my LHS. Probably the easiest mod to do. I also run 3s lipo. ...
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    My pede slid sideways into a curb at near full 3s...

    My pede slid sideways into a curb at near full 3s speed. Busted front bulk head, busted a steering link, and bent front and rear shock shafts on the left side. It also ripped my freshly painted...
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    I think that is what happened, Mark. I've had my...

    I think that is what happened, Mark. I've had my wheels on and off a lot making tweaks/adjustments. I need to increase my loctite dilligence a bit.
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    I'll try gluing for now untill I make up my mind....

    I'll try gluing for now untill I make up my mind. Thanks for the advice!

    Anybody running with Bandlands? I like the Trenchers but they seem too bulky to me. I'm also leaning towards the black...
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