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    Call it what you will, make up a new name for it...

    Call it what you will, make up a new name for it if it makes you feel better. Like "open wheel concept drift car" or some such. The definition of the car is unimportant outside of racing. The parts...
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    Thanks guys I'm not worried about getting a new...

    Thanks guys
    I'm not worried about getting a new rally body for it since I can't find anywhere that stocks them and I'm doing this cheap so I'll run either topless (with roll bar) or with an old merv...
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    A few questions.

    Just a few questions I have about the rally,
    I'm converting from a merv and I don't want to replace the upgraded cvd's and rpm arms. Will the wider track work correctly with the limited shocks?...
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    i've found i get a lot of rocks caught in and...

    i've found i get a lot of rocks caught in and around my steering to the point where it will suddenly jam up. Most of the time they're just largeish rocks that have caught in among the moving parts...
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    the basic backslash conversion consists of a wing...

    the basic backslash conversion consists of a wing and wing mount (prolines high downforce is popular, for the mount tekno's 8ight mount works great).
    17mm wheel adaptors (there are a few brands out...
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    Easy enough to spend that much on an RC. ...

    Easy enough to spend that much on an RC.
    Totally naive to think you would get more than a bargain bin price for the lot.
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    i don't know why the raptor shows up candy apple...

    i don't know why the raptor shows up candy apple red, it's actually bright orange backed with silver (and finally scratched up and dusty)
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    i recommend a new body or two. Not for any...

    i recommend a new body or two. Not for any upgrade reasons but so your son can personalise the truck, and a second one so he has something to do during the inevitable downtime when that one thing...
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    yep, blue loctite on all stubs. i don't know how...

    yep, blue loctite on all stubs. i don't know how i can make them grip more. i'm hoping the tekno adaptors have a better system.
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    After running a couple of packs through the...

    After running a couple of packs through the backslash i'm unimpressed with the AKA wheel adaptors coming loose constantly. Had to give up on them when my 4wd slash turned into a 2wd sleigh mid corner...
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    The tekno wing mount is just a generic one not...

    The tekno wing mount is just a generic one not for any specific model that I found at towerhobbies.
    The backslash is running the same mmp + 2650 that the slash does.

    I was trying to make it so...
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    My slash4x4 and backslash

    Backslash;
    mp777 crowdpleaser 2.0 body, AKA 17mm adaptors, proline calibers, tekno wing mount, proline high downforce wing.
    http://i54.tinypic.com/2rw02nt.jpg

    Slash4x4;
    Jconcepts Raptor svt...
  13. Thread: CVD help

    by jesterhead
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    The teknos will not work with the aka adaptors...

    The teknos will not work with the aka adaptors without modification (simply drill the adaptors out to accomodate the thicker tekno stub axle).
    I'm using these together at the moment and haven't had...
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    Stock vxl system tends to run hot no matter what...

    Stock vxl system tends to run hot no matter what you do.
    The slash4x4 is quite capable off road to begin with so I'd suggest holding off with the MT wheels until you can do a full conversion. Or...
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    Shoo goo and gaffe tape can sure up most bodies....

    Shoo goo and gaffe tape can sure up most bodies. I find the thicker lexan on the proline bodies tends to crack where the slightly thinner stock and jconcepts bodies just flexes. However I'll admit...
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    On the subject of lipos, I have a few batteries...

    On the subject of lipos, I have a few batteries for a model I no longer have, when I store them how often should I recheck the levels so they don't die?
    Also what temps can a stored lipo handle as...
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    by jesterhead
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    I don't think we can dismiss the awesome...

    I don't think we can dismiss the awesome aerodynamic advantage ofcarbon fibre paint jobs and decals, worth an extra 3.14% increase in top speed at the very least.
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    Better tool choice or mods

    What else do people use for taking the wheel nuts off that is better than the standard traxxas fourway wrench. Just find I can't get a good enough grip without pliers when the wheel nuts are on tight
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    6s is fine for the MMM. It's the rest of the...

    6s is fine for the MMM. It's the rest of the truck that is going to have problems I suspect.
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    Red, red is faster, will blow away those blues....

    Red, red is faster, will blow away those blues. Decals of skulls and flames keep your car planted on the track for better steering, I recommend skulls on the back and flames up front for bashing,...
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    looks like you hit a tree stump there, wrenching...

    looks like you hit a tree stump there, wrenching while driving is not recommended
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    small rocks get caught up in and around the...

    small rocks get caught up in and around the steering all the time for me. it's a pain since there is no way to keep them out.

    actually small rocks are kryptonite to just about everything in the...
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    Traxxas Response Pro tyres for bashing on gravel,...

    Traxxas Response Pro tyres for bashing on gravel, dirt and grass. great tyres

    rc4wd Rok Lox for mixed terrain trail runs. They can handle speed pretty well but because they are so tall cornering...
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    +1 for mounting with velcro. anything that...

    +1 for mounting with velcro.
    anything that eliminates body pins is good in my book.
    rpm body savers are great too in applications where velcro just isn't feasible (like on a slash4x4). just like...
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    From what I've seen you would need to change the...

    From what I've seen you would need to change the rockers and pushrods.
    Probably have to shave the a-arm so it fits past the bigger bulkhead too on one side.
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