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    id give traxxas a call and explain what happened...

    id give traxxas a call and explain what happened they may replace it for you, they did my steering servo wich went bad, even though it was many months after purchase.
  2. Thread: New Tires

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    you guys might need to install a smaller pinion...

    you guys might need to install a smaller pinion to help with that heat. I run trenchers as well and I had to put in a 21t pinion, made a little def to top speed, not a lot but def helped a lot with...
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    im using both trenchers and rpm bumper, the tires...

    im using both trenchers and rpm bumper, the tires in my exp don't hit the bumper how ever that can rub the body/shell when turning full. if ur running a low suspsion set up and or hit a bump or any...
  4. the one thing I always recommend for a day 1...

    the one thing I always recommend for a day 1 purchase is alum caster blocks or atleast rpm brand plastic ones. the stock ones are super easy to break in my exp. other than the casters its a pretty...
  5. Thread: Best gearing?

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    there are a lot of things that can influence...

    there are a lot of things that can influence gearing, but iv found that a stock spur and a 21t pinion works just right with a 2cell 5000-6500 mah lipo, that's for year round running in Northern...
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    I think a 2cell lipo would be just right for you....

    I think a 2cell lipo would be just right for you. run it in sport mode. its just a little weaker than a stock 7cell nimh on full charge. like the first 2-5 min of run time but were a nimh will get...
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    as others have said you really should get a temp...

    as others have said you really should get a temp gun, I use a duratrax flash point. about 20$ or so, small easy to use ect. its hard to tell if something is to hot just by touch, specaly for new...
  8. thanks guys but as far as I know the mmp ect are...

    thanks guys but as far as I know the mmp ect are not water proof, that's why I was interested in the sv3. I want to keep the water proofing but have a system that runs cooler than the velinion. I...
  9. opinions on the new sidewinder v3 waterproof.

    hey guys iv been running the velinion for about 3 years now and its been a fantastic system for me but iv been thinking about saveing up for one of those new sidewinder v3's. I remember reading that...
  10. Thread: First rustler

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    you should need nothing other than what comes...

    you should need nothing other than what comes with the caster blocks, its been 3 years sense I did mine so I don't remember if they came with new pins or you just use the stock ones. you can look at...
  11. Thread: First rustler

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    robak I would highly recommend traxxas alum...

    robak I would highly recommend traxxas alum caster blocks. rpm plastic ones at te very least. as far as parts go there the one huge weak link on the rustler from me exp. my stock ones broke in less...
  12. Thread: First rustler

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    I would recommend a 2cell lipo to start off. top...

    I would recommend a 2cell lipo to start off. top speed will depend also on gearing and tire size. iirc on stock vxl gears a 2 cell should put you n the 50mph range. you will want a 5000mah to 6500ah....
  13. Thread: First rustler

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    the wheelie bar comes with every thing you need....

    the wheelie bar comes with every thing you need. at least I know the traxxas brand one does. its a good set up. iv been using it for 3 years with no issues. it looks pretty darn cool as well lol :P
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  14. Thread: First rustler

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    depends, if you live in a hot area then yea it...

    depends, if you live in a hot area then yea it may be worth getting also if how you drive,what gear ratio you want to use and what battery you use will come in to play. what tarrain you drive in can...
  15. Thread: First rustler

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    no I started with a vxl, in fact it was my first...

    no I started with a vxl, in fact it was my first RC car and currently my only one. with all respect there is no reason to not get a vxl right off the bat if you have the extra cash for it unless you...
  16. I bought the traxxas brand alum casters about 3...

    I bought the traxxas brand alum casters about 3 years ago, the stock plastics broke in a weeks time. in those 3 years iv not had a problem with them. iv never had a hard front end collision or done...
  17. iv been using the slash/stampeed 4x4 rear HD...

    iv been using the slash/stampeed 4x4 rear HD shafts for a couple years, there a little better than the stock rustler shafts but not a lot.They still wear out faster than I would like. im running...
  18. Thread: First rustler

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    the VXL I think is in all most every measurable...

    the VXL I think is in all most every measurable way the better car. the brushless motor is not only faster but it will last much longer than the brushed normaly. also with the brushless motor you...
  19. Thread: Tyres

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    well iv never damaged a tire like you described...

    well iv never damaged a tire like you described in the 3 years id had my vxl rusty but I also only run 2s lipo, my problems always came from the foams going bad long before the tire actualy wears...
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    on my VXL with a 2 cell lipo im running stock...

    on my VXL with a 2 cell lipo im running stock spur and a 21t pinion. how ever when the summer days start getting real hot here in florida I have to move my pinion down to a 18t to be able to run a...
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    iv not used 3s lipo's my self but from all the...

    iv not used 3s lipo's my self but from all the vids on youtube iv seen its a huge def. like others have said though be prepared to replace wore out parts at a faster rate. all that Tq has its cost....
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    now this is just my opinion and exp, if your...

    now this is just my opinion and exp, if your going to buy the plastic shafts then u might as well get the HD's. but im on my 4th set of shafts my 2nd set of HD's. i have found them less than...
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    would one of those SV3 systems with the 4600 or...

    would one of those SV3 systems with the 4600 or 5700kv motors run cooler or as cool as the stock velinion system?
  24. Thread: New Rustler

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    well in my exp rpm or traxxas alum caster blocks...

    well in my exp rpm or traxxas alum caster blocks are a day 1 purchase, the stock ones break really easy in my exp. if your going to be running a higher MAH battary or lipo and you live in a hot...
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    thanks for the help guys. i ordered them and...

    thanks for the help guys. i ordered them and there on the way. hopefully they will hold till i can save up for some of those xduty mip steel shafts. these plastics ones just dont seem to hold up all...
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