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    I bought the parts but haven't put them all...

    I bought the parts but haven't put them all together yet so I don't guarantee it will work.

    I plan to mate an original T-Maxx stub axle with the Xtra duty CVDs and use the Traxxas Revo 17MM hub...
  2. Thread: Shock issue

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    The wheel to tire proportions are not the same as...

    The wheel to tire proportions are not the same as the Slash wheels/tires but regular 1/10th scale touring car tires are very close to the correct diameter.
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    It is actually not as heavy as you think. Most...

    It is actually not as heavy as you think. Most "1000 wt" is actually close to "1000 cst" (Centistokes - a unit of viscosity). My bottle of Associated "50 wt" shock oil says it is 650 cst. So 1000 cst...
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    When I found bent kingpins on my first Traxxas...

    When I found bent kingpins on my first Traxxas truck (a Rustler) about 12 years ago, I came up with the idea of using a rear outer hinge pin to replace the smaller stock kingpin. This involved...
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    When I found bent kingpins on my first Traxxas...

    When I found bent kingpins on my first Traxxas truck (a Rustler) about 12 years ago, I came up with the idea of using a rear outer hinge pin to replace the smaller stock kingpin. This involved...
  6. Thread: Top Drive Gear

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    You need a sturdy vise and a hammer. Put a nut...

    You need a sturdy vise and a hammer.

    Put a nut on the end of the slipper shaft so you don't hammer on the threads. Open the vise jaws enough so the shaft just fits in them and the gear is resting...
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    Not really. There is a reason for this thing...

    Not really. There is a reason for this thing called the "KV Rating." There is a limit to how much faster you can make a motor turn (and produce any power) than its KV rating because the back-emf...
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    Tamiya Block Rally tires on regular 1/10th...

    Tamiya Block Rally tires on regular 1/10th Touring car rims will fit and be about the same size. For bigger, you might be able to use Mini-8ight tires but they may not have enough offset (they would...
  9. Fast walking pace is already sensorless running...

    Fast walking pace is already sensorless running with most cars and the RX-8. When testing on a bench you can see the RX-8 LEDs indicting when it reads the sensors. Once you get past the smallest but...
  10. Many people say these kinds of things without...

    Many people say these kinds of things without realizing that the Tekin RX-8, for example, runs in sensorless mode once the car is moving faster than a slow walking pace. The difference is in the...
  11. It is strictly a design variation in the size...

    It is strictly a design variation in the size relationships of the stator slots and the pole piece sizes. I have owned two differen Neu (genuine Neu) 1512 2.5D wind motors. The first one felt like...
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    Yes, but they don't mount any of their foam tires...

    Yes, but they don't mount any of their foam tires to wheels that fit on a Rustler.
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    Gear Puller

    You need a gear puller. This is the first one I found with a quick search but there are less expensive ones available and your LHS might have one they could use to take you pinion off at low (or no)...
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    Sorry, but if you had read that thread completely...

    Sorry, but if you had read that thread completely and looked at the pics closely (when they were originally posted) you would have seen that the magnet segments were clearly different widths on the...
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    No, it is 400KV more because the magnets are...

    No, it is 400KV more because the magnets are smaller/weaker than in the Castle 2400 and so don't generate as much back-EMF.
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    Are you sure it is super glue? I don't thibk...

    Are you sure it is super glue?

    I don't thibk I've ever head of someone using super glue on an ESC but I have head of people using "Shoe Goo."

    The difference is the super glue will be rock hard...
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    You can't charge NiMH packs in paralell like...

    You can't charge NiMH packs in paralell like LiPos. With LiPo charging, the voltage increases constantly until it levels off. Additional charge to a LiPo always means a higher voltage.

    With NiMH,...
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    The reason there are 12-cell chargers on the...

    The reason there are 12-cell chargers on the market is back in the day, before LiPos, Airplane guys would add more cells to get more performance. In fact, many years ago I purchased two 12-cell NiMH...
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    How about putting shims on each side of the...

    How about putting shims on each side of the bearing (some between the diff case and the bearing and some between the bearing and the bulkhead) so you don't need to move the bearing that far out of...
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    Bump...up..

    Bump...up..
  21. I once had problems with the caster pins and then...

    I once had problems with the caster pins and then I came up with the ideal of using the inner A-Arm hinge pins for the caster pin. The caster block and the steering block need to be drilled/reamed to...
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    :woot: :woot:

    :woot: :woot:
  23. My compliments on a very nice and simple...

    My compliments on a very nice and simple approach. I too had issues with dirt getting in the motor bearing but did something a little more complex (one of my buddies, on seeing it, commented that...
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    Sorry, no.

    Sorry, no.
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    Near new RTR Brushless [VXL] Mini Slash

    I've got a near new (look at pics) RTR VXL Brushless 1/16 Slash I'd like to sell. Body has some road rash from part of a battery pack testing on the street. Other than that, I ran it on carpet a few...
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