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    if your aiming for 65-70 mph you dont need all...

    if your aiming for 65-70 mph you dont need all those weights and a fan... put a 3S lipo in there and go for it, this car can do that no problem... the car will not become airborn at those speeds
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    yea theres not a lot of difference in parts but I...

    yea theres not a lot of difference in parts but I personally think the Rustler is a much more "basher friendly" vehicle... my Rustler was originally a Bandit but with its wider stance, higher ground...
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    depending on what type of surface your going to...

    depending on what type of surface your going to be racing on tires will be an important decision

    but before that you will defenitly need to convert your XL5 into a VXL and than work on the...
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    the closest thing I believe would be the dirt...

    the closest thing I believe would be the dirt hawgs but they dont work in hard packed dirt too well... by hard packed dirt do u mean a wet track? cuz they dont work on tracks but in dirt that isnt so...
  5. I know you dont have the money but save up for a...

    I know you dont have the money but save up for a VXL 3s esc/motor... if your using a brushed set up now it will blow your mind
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    +1 on the Badlands

    +1 on the Badlands
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    do you use this to race or try to hit top speeds?...

    do you use this to race or try to hit top speeds? weight wont affect how fast the car can go, just how long it take to get to that top speed... regardless, if you race I would keep weight as low as...
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    if your in the mood to put money into it you...

    if your in the mood to put money into it you should take the opportunity to restore a lot of it... you should get a waterproof VXL-3S ESC/motor, a 2.4ghz radio/receiver (waterproof box for rcvr),...
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    pretty short list of things but it adds up...

    pretty short list of things but it adds up quick... most expensive is probably the wheels/tires

    the body isnt on the list but you could probably get a stock Traxxas one for cheap on eBay... but a...
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    thats not a suprise... Ive always said a Rustler...

    thats not a suprise... Ive always said a Rustler with a few tweaks can handle itself just fine in a truck class... I think a Slash can handle itself just fine in a SCT class... I dont know about a...
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    foam tires going on it ?

    foam tires going on it ?
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    eBay... if your going to buy an RC vehicle buy an...

    eBay... if your going to buy an RC vehicle buy an electric Rustler... People are going to be more biased in here though so expect to hear a lot of people saying get a Rustler... I have a Rustler and...
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    the dirt hawgs actually work really well on loose...

    the dirt hawgs actually work really well on loose dirt and light sand (yea, dont go on the beach with it). On surfaces like baseball fields and low cut grass is what there made for. Personally I...
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    eBay for everything

    eBay for everything
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    Im sure your taking a beating on here from...

    Im sure your taking a beating on here from telling everyone your using Integy:lol:

    Integy tends to bend very easily and once aluminum bends, thats it you need a new part... plastic either stays in...
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    ha thats funny

    ha thats funny
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    very nice... love the tranny case what kind of...

    very nice... love the tranny case

    what kind of wheels are you putting those dirt hawgs on? put them on proline desperados

    and I want to see how the body comes out painted... I have a...
  18. Thread: waterproof?

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    see if theres any corrosion on the inside too

    see if theres any corrosion on the inside too
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    There have been times Ive hit curbs and other...

    There have been times Ive hit curbs and other things at high speed and nothings happened and Ive had times Ive ripped the front end off, tore apart wheels, etc

    I modified a Slash front bumper for...
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    what brand aluminum are you talking about? dont...

    what brand aluminum are you talking about? dont buy integy

    what exactly are you buying? I would say buy an aluminum bulkhead and thats it... the other stuff endures too much stress and the...
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    lol I thought this was going to be a crazy...

    lol I thought this was going to be a crazy situation... thats like an hour job once you have the parts

    I would see if I could bend the wheelie bar back to useable form... if not trash it and...
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    if it has the same connector (not that you cant...

    if it has the same connector (not that you cant cut it and put the necessary one on) than go for it... not sure if you will get the same power or run time but its worth a shot right
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    yea RTR Rustler is much cheaper... my Rusty was...

    yea RTR Rustler is much cheaper... my Rusty was originally a Bandit and I contemplated keeping the Bandit as it was and buying Rustler parts off eBay to build from scratch but after calculating that...
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    investing in a good battery is half of this whole...

    investing in a good battery is half of this whole hobby Ive learned... having as cool car that only runs at low speed or very short period of time is a tease... get a good battery (or 2) and a good...
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    once the dirt hawgs get to about 50% tread left...

    once the dirt hawgs get to about 50% tread left they might as well be street tires... if you run through loose dirt (like I do on baseball fields) they work great... if you run hard packed dirt look...
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