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  1. First, change your gearing! Try dropping 2 teeth...

    First, change your gearing! Try dropping 2 teeth on the pinion to start.

    If that doesn't work, see if this place ships to Germany, if not you can do a Google search and find alternate sources....
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    I mounted mine as shown in this thread:...

    I mounted mine as shown in this thread:
    http://monster.traxxas.com/showthread.php?t=519477

    As far as gearing, look at post #7 above... sorry, only run 2s LiPo, since that's all that local tracks...
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    The Ballistic 4.5 is a worthy upgrade. It's...

    The Ballistic 4.5 is a worthy upgrade. It's faster, has more torque, and runs cooler than the stock VXL motor. I wanted to avoid any heat issues, and the upgrade has accomplished that. I can always...
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    I've been running the Ballistic 4.5 with the...

    I've been running the Ballistic 4.5 with the stock VXL (geared 14/54) without issue. As a precaution, I'm running the VXL ESC fan, and a ******* heatsink/fan combo. Motor temps after a 10 minute main...
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    I like the Loctite 248 stick:...

    I like the Loctite 248 stick:
    http://www.amazon.com/Loctite-QuickStix-Threadlocker-Strength-Removable/dp/B000132VH6
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    Stainless steel screws are softer than black...

    Stainless steel screws are softer than black oxide coated screws, so they'll strip easily as well. Do yourself a favor and get screws from Tony's Screws or get them in bulk from McMaster. The class...
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    A lot of the "C" ratings for batteries are pure...

    A lot of the "C" ratings for batteries are pure marketing. The continuous C rating for most batteries exceed the rating of the connectors. For example, the Deans Ultra Plug is only rated for 50A...
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    Buy good tools once, or cheap tools multiple...

    Buy good tools once, or cheap tools multiple times. I've had Hudy tools since 2006, and never rounded a tip yet. Not cheap, but worth every penny.
  9. I've seen guys use party balloons (the kind...

    I've seen guys use party balloons (the kind clowns make animals out of at kids parties) and tie wraps to hold the balloons on.
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    Losi oil is fine. Without the spring, if you...

    Losi oil is fine. Without the spring, if you press the shock shaft in, and it rebounds all the way back out, you have too much oil in it. I don't like the way he did it in the video with the spring...
  11. Yes. You can also use sensored motors, like the...

    Yes. You can also use sensored motors, like the new Novak 550 sized Ballistics. I'm using the 4.5T with the stock ESC. Works great, once you learn to push the sensor wire far enough into the sensor...
  12. Thread: Sold it

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    Just be aware that since you are getting a 401K...

    Just be aware that since you are getting a 401K check made out to you (even if you roll it over into an IRA), you still own Uncle Sam 20% of the amount of your 401K. The only way to avoid that is to...
  13. Requires some modifications to fit in the 4x4,...

    Requires some modifications to fit in the 4x4, but works great.

    http://www.aprohobbies.com/36mm-65mm-motor-heat-sink-wlarge-cooling-p-94.html
    From another thread on here:
    ...
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    I just ran the Ballistic 4.5 with the stock VXL...

    I just ran the Ballistic 4.5 with the stock VXL ESC this weekend. Geared 14/54, with the ESC fan and the ******* motor heatsink/fan, after the 10 minute main, the motor temp was 109 degrees, and the...
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    Here is a useful comparison of shock oil...

    Here is a useful comparison of shock oil viscosities of various brands:
    http://www.rctech.net/forum/5789816-post1031.html
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    This is the stuff I used, but I got it at Home...

    This is the stuff I used, but I got it at Home Depot.
    http://www.amazon.com/Rockler-VM-P-Naphtha-Quart/dp/B001G9TGQI
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    I've found that naptha is the best thing to clean...

    I've found that naptha is the best thing to clean silicone off of diff components. I pour some in a glass jar, dump the parts in, swirl them around for a few minutes, let it sit for a few more...
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    Yes, shock oil and diff oil are generally the...

    Yes, shock oil and diff oil are generally the same thing, only different viscosity (both silicone based liquids). Depending on the vendor, the units used are completely different. For example,...
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    Unless your radio throttle setting "drifts",...

    Unless your radio throttle setting "drifts", increasing the EPA doesn't do anything to the amount of power the system is producing. Once the ESC sees the value that is calibrated as 100%, anything...
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    With the higher voltages, the 2650 will exceed...

    With the higher voltages, the 2650 will exceed the safe RPM range for the motor. That's why you can use higher voltages on the lower Kv motors (Kv is RPMs/volt). You don't want your rotor exploding,...
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