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    Soldering Station

    Hey guys. Any advice on a good soldering station? I would ideally like something with adjustable wattage, as I will be doing motor wires and battery connectors, but also want to be able to do small...
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    @rag6 Thanks, my man. Glad to hear I'm not...

    @rag6

    Thanks, my man. Glad to hear I'm not the only one. Great advice about evenly tightening the screws. I WAS about to do that, but first I wanted to see if it was something isoloated to my...
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    I had this problem: If you set the gearbox down...

    I had this problem:
    If you set the gearbox down on the chassis and tighten down the six countersunk screws, then there is almost no way you can make the upper mounting points (the attachment between...
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    @10collin21 - the main issue I have with the...

    @10collin21 - the main issue I have with the stock servos is the durability of the plastic gear train. I have gotten stuck on the trails a few times after the plastic gears gave up the ghost. If...
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    RCscrewz are notorious for being weaker and...

    RCscrewz are notorious for being weaker and softer (i.e. easier to strip). Ordered a Hexcrews hexpak (generic screw kit) and I can tell you - they are a top quality product, no BS. The only...
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    Anyone have this as an upgraded servo combo? -...

    Anyone have this as an upgraded servo combo? - Two Savox SW-0231MG.

    208 oz. in @ 6v, so obviously 2 give you 416 oz. in., which is pretty respectable. Also, they're waterproof. I know most folks...
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    Thank you, Traxxas, thank you! * sniffs, tears...

    Thank you, Traxxas, thank you! * sniffs, tears of joy *

    Much as I'd like to spend 2 to 3 times as much on the same thing from an aftermarket company.

    After 2 years of owning my Slash, I...
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    Project Slasher (2wd)

    Hi guys. I realized that my 2wd Slash wasn’t really getting much use these days, so I decided to mix things up by turning it into more of a basher in the form of a 2wd monster truck, sort of like a...
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    I am wondering the same thing myself. My 3-year...

    I am wondering the same thing myself. My 3-year old son looked at my old one so often he literally wore it out!
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    Jimmie Neutron, larsen8, thanks very much. Good...

    Jimmie Neutron, larsen8, thanks very much. Good advice from both of you.

    I did remove the servo saver from the truck. While it wasn't seized, it was pretty "gritty". The bearings were in pretty...
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    Servoi Saver Test for Binding

    Recently I re-built one of the stock 2075 servos because the gears broke. I know that's not a big surprise, and I have broken them in the past. However, this one lasted only a month. Usually it's...
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    Tow Hooks for Summit

    I tried to search for this and didn't find anything, so here goes...

    Has anyone purchased (or better yet made) tow hooks for the Summit? Of course, the Summit would be the tow-er not the tow-ee. ...
  13. Minimum Discharge Voltage - When Measured with VOLTMETER

    I've read a lot of info about minimum discharge voltages for NiMH packs. I typically see values in the range of 0.8-1.0 volts per cell.

    However, I am pretty sure those voltages are for chargers...
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    I kind of think this IS meant as a very basic...

    I kind of think this IS meant as a very basic version of the Summit - in that it has a wide variety of abilities. In theory, the Summit can bash in high gear - I've had mine out to a BMX park before...
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    A good point, but just bear in mind that two...

    A good point, but just bear in mind that two things determine grip with crawler/hardcore-offroad tires: rubber compound and carcass stiffness. Obviously the two are somewhat related, but the fact...
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    Thanks for this link. Definitely addresses what...

    Thanks for this link. Definitely addresses what I was wondering. In a nutshell, Jang's solution was to use some Proline rims that had a large negative offset (i.e. these rims moved the tires...
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    Aftermarket Wheels and Tires

    This truck seems to be designed to fill the gap between a trail truck and a basher.

    Having said that, it seems that a lot of folks are discussing ways to maximize the off-road capabilities of the...
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    I think the key thing that most people are...

    I think the key thing that most people are missing here is the difference between "trail trucks" and "scalers". Although they CAN be one and the same, in reality they can be broken up into two...
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    Holy smokes, I cannot believe the negative...

    Holy smokes, I cannot believe the negative comments! So many of us have wanted Traxxas to make something like this for so long, and now here it is, and so many people are picking it apart. Yes, it...
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    Thanks to both of you for your responses.

    Emaxx1991 - what thickness of shim were you using (and what was the total thickness of the shim stack-up)? At the end of the day what really matters is...
  21. Shimming a Diff AFTER it has Been Re-Built With a NEW Ring and Pinnion

    Hello all.

    Does anyone shim their diff after it has been re-built with a new ring and pinion gear? My understanding is that shimming is necessary because the play between the ring and pinion...
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    In the world of RC, there is often a divide...

    In the world of RC, there is often a divide between those who feel that "true" RCs are scale replicas of full-sized vehicles, and those that are only about performance, and don't give a hoot about...
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    @ pavementsurfer Good clarification of the...

    @ pavementsurfer

    Good clarification of the whole left/right running the BEC. The way the wires run in my truck, the BEC leads always sit to the left.

    But, at the end of the day, the idea of...
  24. Thread: Wheel slop

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    @ Pardy 2012 I would like to offer some...

    @ Pardy 2012

    I would like to offer some additional info. At the end of each A-arm is a cap that covers the ball joint. From time to time you will need to tighten these (with one of the special...
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    I think you must be referring to the stock NiMH...

    I think you must be referring to the stock NiMH batteries - is there even such a thing as NiCd 3000mAHs???

    This forum is a really great place to learn things about the Summit. One thing I learned...
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